George Washington University law professor (via timlebsack)
Photo from “Muh Roads.”
GEORGE WILL: I can just hardly wait until the IRS lawyers go into that courtroom and tell the judge that it would be too onerous to stop obstructing justice in this case. That’s a really interesting defense. You know, Lily Tomlin, the comedian, used to have a character, the Bag Lady, who said, ‘no matter how cynical you get you, just can’t keep up.’ And that’s the way it was with the IRS. Remember this thing began in deceit with Lois Lerner planting a question to reveal this getting ahead of the Inspector General of the IRS report. Then there were a few rogue agents in Cincinnati. The IRS is the most intrusive and potentially punitive institution of the federal government and it is a law enforcement institution and it is off the rails and it is now thoroughly corrupted. People are saying, ‘well, the Justice Department can take care of this.’ There is a reason why Jack Kennedy had his brother [as] Attorney General. There is a reason why Richard Nixon had his campaign manager John Mitchell [as] Attorney General. It is an inherently political office and it can’t be trusted in cases like this.
A 99-year-old woman in Iowa makes a dress from scratch every single day so that African children in need will have something pretty to wear, and she adds a personal touch to each and every dress she makes. Source
When liberals claim the rich want to hold down the poor or make “the poor” poorer, they’re totally ignoring the fact that the rich benefit off of everyone’s prosperity, not the poor’s stagnation. The wealthy do not become richer by someone else being poorer. These are just erroneous postulations by economic illiterates and class warfare proponents.
The only entity that benefits off of the poor staying poor is big government, who’s politicians promise more and more handouts to perpetuate their condition rather than improve it.
Every piece of research, every record of the past 50 years prove the above statements totally bogus. The rich have never in History as a class cared about the poor.
I see, so because poor people exist, therefore it must be because rich people don’t care now. BTW, what “class” are the “rich” in, anyway? Are the hundred thousand dollar incomers in the same class as the millionaire dollar incomers? Are the millionaire dollar incomers in the same class as the billionaires? My grandmother is a retired millionaire; is she part of the evil rich because she sits on her retirement money and crotchets all day? Is she holding down the poor when she spends her money at restaurants, hospitals or when shopping? Or is she really benefiting them? Moreso, when a rich millionaires starts a chain of businesses, who benefits more exactly? The rich…or the poor and middle income earners? I would say these businesses improve more individuals who earn jobs working there and/or shop there. That was the point of this video.
There is no record of the last 50+ years that proves the “fixed pie” fallacy.
Despite being considered “poor,” the impoverished of today are far wealthier than the impoverished of yesterday. The income gap just means the opportunity for those on the bottom hasn’t been as great over the last 50 years. I still blame the government’s policies for that, just as Milton Friedman said during his time. It has nothing to do with the “rich” other than government has only benefited them more. Big government redistribution policies of stealing from the pockets of the producers to keep non-producers from producing is not helping anyone but big government.
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It eases security threats emanating from both the Middle East and Vladimir Putin.
We have a dynamic system where tax rates matter. Unfortunately, many companies lack the resources to do anything about the American corporate tax rate of nearly 40%. Burger King, however, does. Who can blame them for moving?
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
Things keep getting more and more bizarre. The idea that they are going to try to make this seem like a coincidence is beyond belief.