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Beware of a referendum question that glitters – it only appears gold

Posted October 22, 2017, 11:58 am

all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-3Citizens beware! All that glitters may not be gold.

On the ballot Nov. 7 is a referendum, something to which most people pay very little attention, but which can profoundly affect their lives and well-being.

The referendum asks: “Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing the local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within the local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is existing law?”

Wow, you may say, who wouldn’t want their property tax to disappear? Pennsylvanians have argued for decades that property taxes present an unfair burden to senior citizens and low-income property owners. Why, many ask, should I effectively rent my house from the government?

Lowering or eliminating property taxes is a cause that politicians can, and do, jump on with glee. It’s motherhood, apple pie and all that. It’s always popular with voters.

If the proposed amendment is approved, enabling legislation would have to be put forward in order to implement it. Implementing legislation provides the mechanism for local government, school districts and county government to replace the revenue lost by not collecting real estate taxes.

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Rick Saccone Experience & Integrity matter in Congress

Posted October 19, 2017, 10:56 am

The best reason yet for boycotting the nfl

Posted October 17, 2017, 7:48 am

nfl-boycottWell, how’s your NFL season going? Mine is just fine without football. As noted in the article below, I, too, am boycotting the NFL. No respect for the flag, the national anthem and our nation means no support from me – and apparently a whole lot of other folks judging from abysmal TV ratings and increasingly empty stadiums.

For me it’s simple. I refuse to support a bunch of way overpaid, oversized prima donnas who get paid to entertain inject their left wing politics into what is supposed to be sport. Sure, we all understand free speech but they do not have the right to choose the venue for their exercise thereof. I don’t really care what any of them think. If I watch, I want to see football.

Teams and league management are weak willed and gutless in the matter. Roger Goodell has flipped more often than a gymnast on the issue and still hasn’t taken a discernible position that benefits either the league or the fans who pay his obscene salary.

So kneel on, NFL. I don’t care what happens but know this; the days of the big paychecks are numbered.

– Dave

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As a fifty-year follower of the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys being my team, and someone who waits eagerly each year for the season to start, I really thought it would be like going cold turkey on a booze addiction to ever give up my favorite sport. This year, adding to the anticipation, there was a brand new 65-inch Sony sitting just a few feet from the recliners and the waiting fireplace. I was set for the season.

And then those foolish young black players decided imprudently to follow the league’s biggest loser in his flag- and anthem-disrespecting protest against supposed oppression of blacks in America. Like many in the NFL fan base, I was initially angered but unsure what to do about it. My uncertainty didn’t last long – on week three, when my Boys linked arms and knelt prior to the game, with owner, Jerry Jones, right in the middle, this ol’ Cowboy fan changed channels and hasn’t watched anything from the NFL since.

Click for full article: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/the_best_reason_yet_for_boycotting_the_nfl.html#ixzz4vl9x2CYl

California is now officially a sanctuary state

Posted October 6, 2017, 12:52 pm

california-county-mapMost of us have long harbored the suspicion that California, as a state, suffered institutional insanity. Further confirmation has been provided in the most recent legislation contained in its SB54.

The President’s response to California should be an unequivocal “You’re fired”. Cut off all federal aid. Move to remove the state from the union or nationalize the state.

– Dave

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There may be no state in the union that hates it’s taxpaying citizens more than the state of California.

Unending, shady tax increases; changing recall rules in the dark of night to prevent voters from ousting representatives who raise fees and taxes; the Governor referring to taxpayers complaining about impromptu tax increases as “freeloaders”; using public funds to establish free legal services for illegal immigrants; releasing violent offenders early from prison under the guise of relieving “overcrowding”; shunning small bushiness owners who complain about the impact unchecked illegal immigration has had on their communities and businesses…the list goes on and on. Every chance the government of the Golden State gets to remind it’s law-abiding taxpayers that they are worthless in the eyes of Sacramento’s ruling class, they take without thought or hesitation.

In yet another move to diminish the value and safety of his own citizens, Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 54 into law, officially making California a “sanctuary state”.

Click for full article: https://www.redstate.com/kiradavis/2017/10/05/california-now-officially-sanctuary-state/

Newer Perspectives with Sen. Guy Reschenthaler on Vimeo

Posted October 1, 2017, 11:12 am

NFL’s Goodell says Trump’s comments about league, players show ‘lack of respect’

Posted September 23, 2017, 11:04 am

roger-goodell-nj-lawmakers-firedSo Roger Goodell, a W&J grad who was paid over $34 million last year by the NFL, says that President Trump’s observation that the overpaid prima donnas that play in the league are disrespectful when they kneel during the National Anthem is “disrespectful” of the league? I suppose a high paid shill for the league would be expected to say something like that but I would have expected better from Goodell.

In truth, it is up to the owners to take action against the players if they so desire. They are employees of the teams and what they do on the field reflects on the team and the league. The owners also employee Goodell. He is making himself more expendable each day he allows this to go on as it diminishes the market value of the league.

Fans can vote also. They can vote with their feet by not attending games and by not watching games. Football is entertainment and players are only entertainers. When they cease to be entertaining, they cease to have any value or to provide pleasure. I cease watching. I would imaging quite a few people don’t watch football games to be assaulted with political statements. Advertisers pay attention to that.

– Dave

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that President Trump’s recent comments about players kneeling during the national anthem are “divisive” and show a “lack of respect” for the pro football league and its players.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” he said in a statement. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Goodell’s statement follows Trump’s comments during a rally Friday night in Alabama in which he slammed NFL players for knealing during the national anthem.

“We’re proud of our country,” Trump said. “We respect our flag. Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a b—h off the field, right now, out? He’s fired.”

Click for full article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/23/nfls-goodell-says-trumps-comments-about-league-players-show-lack-respect.html

John McCain, guarantor of the Obamacare poverty tax

Posted September 23, 2017, 10:56 am

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 10: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) looks on while attending the MLB game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 10, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Why does the President have such a difficult time implementing the agenda that the American people elected him to implement? In part because of the egos and selfishness of RINOS like John McCain. Senator McCain is, unfortunately, not alone in his disservice to the party and to the American people. Unless and until Republicans start acting together we will not make the progress we need to make toward “Making America Great Again”.

Primaries are the time for separating the wheat from the chaff.

– Dave

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The details from the link to GOP Sen. Steve Daines of Montana’s chart on the Obamacare Poverty Tax are even worse.

They show that 61,380 Arizonans with incomes below $25,000 are being socked with the Obamacare fine for not purchasing the overpriced, underperforming Obamacare policies with gigantic deductibles, and 125,290 Arizonans with incomes below $50,000 are being forced to pay the fine. These low and lower-middle income voters amount to 81.52% of all fine-payers in the individual health care insurance market. The fact that the average fine is $454 and fines are calibrated by income, suggests the poorer are being hit harder in Arizona. Poverty tax, or tax for being poor, is the right way to put it, as Daines has done.

Because what’s going on here is that Obamacare policies, the few that are out there, are very expensive, and loaded up with costly coverages in certain areas such as drug addiction treatment and pregnancy care. You can’t get a policy without those mandates. Those mandates drive up the cost of the entire policies even as only a few consumers ever use them, and most consumers already know they will never need them. They also have sky-high deductibles which make it cheaper to pay the Obamacare tax than buy policies given that huge amounts of money would have to be shelled out in the deductible before a drop of care would be delivered anyway – the insurance payments are basically just subsidies to drug addicts in treatment, not downpayments on health care for the actual consumer.

Click for full article: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/09/john_mccain_guarantor_of_the_obamacare_poverty_tax.html#ixzz4tVawAc6