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8) Make money real again: End the Federal Reserve and return to the gold standard.

For pragmatic steps on implementation, see “A Plan for Eliminating the Fed” starting on p. 573 of “The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve”:

https://archive.org/details/TheCreatureFromJekyllIslandByG.EdwardGriffin/page/n295/mode/2up

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9. Flat tax of 15%, zero exemptions

10. Term limits for congress... 3 terms in the house or 2 terms in the senate, max of 12 years if combined

11. Make colleges fund their own damn student loans

12. Stop green energy initiatives that the public doesn’t want. If something really is excellent, the market will respond naturally

I could go on and on...

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We don't need an "income tax" at all, no flat tax. A sales tax is all the Fed needs, with exemptions for the poor and seniors.

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A User tax is solid; people have a choice to buy or not, the market will adjust naturally, and what good is money if it’s not spent?

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Plus you get taxes from people visiting or living here that aren’t traditionally employed, like the Uber rich who don’t get paychecks, illegals, tourists….

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For the gift of functionally bankrupting my family's businesses, 2 hotels in Arlington Virginia, built by my father in the 1960s, with the assistance of previous generations, the Governments, state & Federal, just siphoned off 1/3 of the remnants of 6 individuals' net worth through vicious levels of "boots on your neck" taxation, made possible by false "Public Emergencies" & illegal, & Unconstitutional "Lockdowns" created to bring in the Globalists "One World Order" where you own nothing, slave for the Government or it's proxy, the Corporations, and die the day you are no longer useful to them.

Everyone working to build these permanent prison systems for us all needs to quit their job and walk away, now, before it is too late.

Two thirds of the human race has been force injected with a genetic code which is potentially life threatening & looks to write into our DNA. This is not just WW lll, on an international level, (& btw, Jeff, Biden obviously works for the CCP in this fight,) but it looks like "something" wants rid of our species entirely to me.

Demons? Satan? Arhiman? Aliens?

Does it matter? I personally think not.

But we better wake up and quickly, if we are to survive & evolve as God intended & our Teacher, & Savior, taught.

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You said it straight up.

Most families have been utterly devastated, not only by what you described ... but also by tax looting, persistent inflation (and really just another tax) and prohibitive cost of entry into business by regulation, reporting requirements and more.

What have got for this? 1) Transfer of wealth by 'legalism/color of law' forced policy to the one percent, 2) functionally bankrupt families, 3) and a collapsing morally bankrupt country parading as an empire. Might as well re-brand 'ourselves' as the United Cesspool of America!

Can you tell that I am pissed too? And do we even have a country? Or have we been totally dispossessed?

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I think when the real story is finally unveiled, however long that takes, we're going to see that somewhere around the GFC time period (2008/2009), the US ceased to exist. Foreign agents infiltrated the gov't at the highest levels. People like Obama, Biden, likely also McConnell and Romney, are not actually US politicians, but foreign agents intended to slowly divest the US of everything and turn it over to someone else. This was probably facilitated by the intel agencies, who we know take their orders from someone other than our elected officials. The EU? China? IDK. But, they clearly have been working against the interests of the country for a while now, openly so. Which begs the question: what country are they working for if not this one? And where is this headed?

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I am guessing that you are right simply because nothing make sense in the United States, whatever that is, unless something else is going on in the background. Just another thing which 'they' have forgotten to tell us.

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GFC?

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Yes I can. And a lot of us, with minds still intact, are highly pissed off. Cold blooded murder is what the Covid Coup looks like to me, with it's Gain-Of-Function Virus, early safe and effective treatments burned at the stake, medical Nihilism, (stay home until you turn blue!) & the lethal hospital protocols & death certificate frauds combined to wake terror on Americans so they would accept the Lockdowns & the Experimental, deadly Genetic

Jabs, when the time came.

Problem is, most people cannot "grok" what has been done- it's too horrific. Too evil to be intentional.

Sigh. If only. Read history. They burned witches for hundreds of years, until there were no women at all, in some towns & regions.

Humans go mad in groups, it seems, but recover one individual at a time.

I hope everyone begins coming to their senses soon, this time around!

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It is all as you say. And indeed, it is Evil with a capital 'E'. It is Evil on a scaling equal to the worst examples of Evil to be found in the Bible. The Collective West and its captured now pretend governments are nothing more than organized criminal organizations pretending to be governments. In fact and by comparison, their criminal operations makes the Mafia look like a Boy Scout troop helping old ladies across the street. The Collective West has degenerated into a Death Cult ... pure and simple. It's presence by operation in instigating the Pandemic Scam has replaced an old word with a new word. Genocide has now become an indiscriminate Democide. But even that word seems somewhat compromised in that some populations appear to have been more targeted than others.

This is The Duran. The guest speaker is Jimmy Dore of whom I often wondered how much does Jimmy know and how has he gotten to be 'where he is today' on things in general. That is, what is the evolution of a man's thinking over time. Regarding this, the evolution over time is similar to mine over the many past twenty some years. And maybe yours two.

https://rumble.com/v4pyyb0-the-failure-of-the-media-jimmy-dore-alexander-mercouris-and-glenn-diesen.html

It is not so much a matter of new material here. It more the time line. What is know or not known. And the perception of studied people as to the fluid shifts over time as to people and cultures.

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Katherine, I'm so sorry this happened to your family. So much generational wealth was wiped out; kind of like instituting an inheritance tax through the back door when you can't do it through facts, logic, and persuasion, by passing a law. So probably not accidental in that regard.

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Thank you, Fla Mom. It is really and truly is horrible and I know my father is "rolling in his grave." That said, the facts are that our nation suffered a Coup in '63 and another one with the removal of Nixon afterwards by the Deep State, it appears. Then look at 911, and all the wars that came after along with the destruction of Constitution with the intentionally misnamed "Patriot Act."

Read Sasha Latypova & Katherine Watts on Substack along with ICENI & the Spartacus Letter.

I'm one of the "lucky ones" when you consider what has been done to a million Americans, frankly killed by their own Government. We REALLY need to wake up to the war we are in, and just be grateful if we are still strong enough to fight.

I am.

So I'll count my blessings and work for better times ahead & pray more Americans join the battle!

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I was on a British grocery store site the other day, just to check their prices against what I am paying for the same thing here in the US. Granted, there is an exchange rate in our favor as well, but to buy food in the UK?? WAY CHEAPER than it is here. Some items are one quarter of the price. And the ingredients in their cream? MILK. Ugh

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The destruction of British agricultural has been ongoing, for some time, I would guess, especially remembering

the entire "mad cow" craziness where farmers entire herds were killed, because some boy or girl genius decided it was smart to feed dead cows to the living ones.

Such insanity! At least in Germany for a long time the food was high quality and relatively inexpensive, very inexpensive compared to America, especially if you buy organic. And here you need to because of Glysophate and all the other poisons our food supply is saturated in..

But now after 2 years of deadly lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, plus all the sick, injured & dead from the jabs, food prices have jumped in Germany too. Sigh.

The "Cabal" is getting away with murder...

Literally & figuratively.

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I lived in the UK during the mad cow thing. It's the reason I cannot donate blood. At least in another world. I would not donate blood now except to family because, well, you know...I try to eat healthy but even then.. Lord bless or food!

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It is the WEF/WHO at work.

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"looks like "something" wants rid of our species entirely to me"

That is one of my theories. The extreme secrecy for 75 years about the alien ships, etc. Why? The truth must be very bad to have such collasol secrecy.

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I do wonder. And know people working very hard at disclosure. The cover-up is truly stunning. But many people do have interactions with benevolent or neutral "others." As opposed to the nastier sort, lol. That said,

Our Government has a high, high priority on recovering craft & technology & they even try to shoot them down I hear.

So who really knows what is going on?

But truly "demonic" behavior is out in the open now. Seems a bit like Revelations to me, and to others. Maybe the Bible & the Church are correct and Satan is real?

However you look at it, things are being done that are NOT in the interest of Humanity, that's certain!

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Katherine wrote: "Maybe the Bible & the Church are correct and Satan is real"?

I explored this possibility last year. As I was re-reading The Lord of the Rings, I grew curious about Tolkien's philosophy (he was a deep old fellow). Of course he was a Roman Catholic so yeah he believe in "Satan". But he had the vision to not put any religion, overtly, in the LOTR. Rather he used that 'entity' (i.e. Satan=Sauron) to great effect, and it was better that way on more than one level.

As I wanted to learn more about his Weltanschauung, I began reading several authors who did the same, and one in particular really captured my mind and heart, Fleming Rutledge. She wrote a book, The Battle for Middle Earth -Tolkien's Divine Design in the Lord of the Rings. It is a deep, deep book written by an Episcopal priest.

She and Tolkien convinced me of the reality of an actual personification of Evil in one locus, as opposed to the idea that evil is just some diffuse nature of the human condition, etc. The idea of "Satan" is long-standing in all cultures throughout the ages. So we should not cavalierly dismiss what our ancestors believed.

As for "the aliens", I reckon we have become so captured in our "normalcy bias" that we cannot really conceive of such a thing as being real. It is just so radically paradigm destroying! But, if one can adopt an open mind at least temporarily, and look at the situation we are in today, and see it through that lens of the alien reality, we do see some very, very interesting correlations.

As you said Katherine, "So who really knows what is going on"? That is the $64,000 Question.

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⬆️ Right Here ⬆️

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FairTax. Been advocated for years.

Most Congress Critters hate it- dries up all those lobbyists and $$$$$.

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The Fair Tax is dishonestly advocated for, which tells me that if they have to lie about it, it's not a good idea.

To wit: A $20 tax assessed on a $100 item is to ANY rational, honest calculation a 20% tax.

But Fair Taxers say that it's actually just 16.67%, because they dishonestly add the tax to the denominator before doing the math, in order to make the tax rate appear lower than it actually is.

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In California, a huge percentage of home insurance companies refuse to insure homes (mostly due to wildfire danger) so California came up with a pathetic, dishonest plan they call the "Fair Plan". It covers virtually nothing if your home burns down, and it's extremely expensive. So much for that word "fair".

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If you pay a tax pn everything you buy everyone pays a share including people who only work for cash, drug dealers. Everyone. No exceptions. Stop making people dependent on the government plantation plantation. Give a hand up not a hand out. Student loans should be for education only. Sent to the school to be applied to books, housing and food, education

If unused returned to the institution who loaned it to pay down the loan.

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That’s even better. I was going for low hanging fruit, but honestly nothing oisses me off more than income tax. I pay 38% taxes on my part time job because my husband has a good income and that just BS. I don’t think that abolishing the income tax completely is really doable, so that’s where I was going with it.

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I hate to keep repeating myself but the tax code is grossly misunderstood by the majority of citizens. Most people do not legally owe income taxes of any kind on their earnings. See 26 U.S. code Section 3401(a) where we see the definition of employee as »an officer, employee or elected official of the United States, a State, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing ». Does that apply to plumbers or carpenters or software developers? Not at all. The Code is deliberately deceptive because this definition appears 1,000 words after the listing of « wages, rents, interest, dividends «  as supposedly taxable.

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Folks, pay attention to the info in this comment by @Peggy B.

In the same vein, ask yourself why other definitions used in the tax code (US Code Title 26) are in Chapter F subsection 7701. Subsection seven 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘥 seven hundred one. Why not Chapter A at the outset? Why not define the legal terms used throughout Chapters A, B, C, D, and E at the outset, long before you ever get to Chapter F? Why is the framework for the entire code set so far back?

Are you aware that there is a definition for "𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴" and "𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨" in §7701? These are everyday words, are they not? Don't English speakers know what they mean? Apparently not. Well, not in the context of how they are used in other definitions. Are you feeling maybe (maybe not, what do I know?) a little unsettled as you read this somewhat odd, purely informational, completely non-confrontational reveal? Here's more to confuse as opposed to clarify (I didn't write the code; I'm just the messenger).

In §7701(c): "𝘐𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 "𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴" 𝘢𝘯𝘥 "𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨" 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥."

Does that seem straightforward to you? As a definition of what you think are English words? Words you thought you had a working understanding of? Let me clarify one small thing for you: the above definition, and all definitions in the code - any code - are brand spanking new legal terms. They are not to be construed as English words, even though they are spelled and pronounced the same. Most of us didn't go to law school. Bunch o' stuff we're in the dark about. Most law practitioners are perfectly satisfied to keep it that way.

Highly recommend the unraveling of what has been perpetrated on the American people via the more than three million word tax code in the book 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘥𝘦: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘛𝘢𝘹𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 by Peter Eric Hendrickson. Available to read for free on the author's website https://www.losthorizons.com . Not a light read by a long shot, nor a short one, but worth the investment of time.

Thanks again @Peggy for posting in an effort to educate as many as have eyes and ears.🙏💪

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Everyone believes they have to pay taxes…that is the fear that the Government has instilled in people through the IRS that they will take away everything from you if you don’t pay…and considering the “law fare” that’s going on all across the country with Trump, the J6 people who have been unlawfully charged and jailed on bogus charges, people speaking out on social media and being arrested, ‘they’ can and will do it. We now live in a ‘Stazi Surveillance State’, just like the East Berliner’s back in the day. People turning on one another, being the ‘mask and vaxx police’, chastising people because they elected to not get an EUA ‘experimental injection’ to “keep others safe”! The idea of personal freedom and rights have been completely obliterated in our present ‘system’, especially during and after the Scamdemic.

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I too was afraid of the IRS at one time but I gathered my courage and filed an amended return (1040x) and in March I received a full refund of several thousand dollars after pointing out that our « income » was not taxable according to 26 US Section 3401(a). I used Form 4852 to correct and rebut the W-2 we received from my husband’s employer.

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Does it change if you file separately vs joint?

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It doesn’t seem to. I only make around $20k per year and pay around $8k in income taxes. It’s because I’m 1099 but have very few offsets. I understand why, but it royally pisses me off.

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My blood pressure goes up substantially every time I write $20k+ checks to pay our quarterly “obligation”.

I say stop the automatic withdrawals from paychecks, make people actually pay their own taxes, so the REALLY know and understand what they’re paying!

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Just to clarify, that $8k isn't just "income" taxes.

It's both income AND self-employment (i.e. Social Security and Medicare) taxes, that is, both things that are withheld from W2 wages (and the SS and Medi portion of which is matched by the W2 employer, who is you in this case, so your SE tax is almost twice what a W2 employee pays because you pay both halves of the SS/Medi tax) such that W2 employees don't feel the sting quite as badly as you do, although they are stung just the same.

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If you are in the private sector, not working for the federal government or under government contract, the likelihood is high you have no federal tax liability. The truth is more convoluted than can be explained in a comment.

See my reply in this thread to @Peggy B for an instance of wording used in the tax code and for info on where you can get clarity on my assertion. I have no affiliation with what I am "promoting" via disseminating info. Only want to help educate.

Caveat/disclaimer: a few days ago in comments here on C&C, when I recommended the same info (book) someone did what was clearly a superficial search on the author and tarred him based on a wiki article. Didn't read the book and use discernment, just relied on a source that I hope most of us recognize as being captured. To each his own. In my experience of in particular the last couple of decades it takes time to dig in and learn the truth. All depends on what one is willing to put into the pursuit. 2¢

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Best response.

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The entire super-sized bureaucracy is on public assistance, enjoying unlimited printable cash, without having to work for it. We should fire its lazy self and evict it from our basement.

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How to empower megalomaniac sociopaths: "enjoying unlimited printable cash".

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My mom died in 2016 at age 95. I remember having a conversation with her about the government printing money and she just laughed and said, "Well, they've done that for a long time!"

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Make Tariffs Great Again. If they were good enough for the Founders, who couldn't imagine taxing income, I think, then they're good enough for me. And seniore are often among the most wealthy, btw, having had a lifetime to accumulate assets.

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My mother just paid the taxes on the sale of her home of 45 years. She worked 2 jobs (or the equivalent - 50 - 60 hours a week) for 40 years, to pay the mortgage on it and raise her 3 kids (my father split when I was 10). Between local, state, and federal taxes, the various levels of government have taken nearly one third of the sale price of her home, because it is almost pure "capital gains". The proceeds from the sale are to augment her Social Security and small pension (yes, we are grateful that the company she worked for the last 20 years provided a small sum.) While the sale price looked good on paper, between all the taxes paid and with the way inflation is trending, I am not sure that what is left will be sufficient to provide for whatever care she needs for the rest of her life. Her mother lived past 100 years old.

My mama took a bad situation (my father walking out and rarely paying child support) and said, "Right, it is up to me to provide for and raise my kids." She went out and got a job. When she realized that it would not be enough to support us, she got a second job. She refused to go on welfare and set a bad example for us kids. If we couldn't afford it, we did without. She continued to look for better paying jobs and eventually took the skills she had learned and applied for the job she had for the last 20 years of her working life. Even there, she still worked very long hours that equated to having 2 jobs.

What is truly galling to me and the rest of the family, is our mama did the right things. She worked her *** off, instilled in us solid moral values and a work ethic, didn't look for handouts, paid her bills, paid her taxes, paid off her mortgage, helped us kids get through college, and now when she needs the proceeds from her ONE major asset, the government at all levels has it's greedy hands out to grab over 1/3 of that which she spent 40 years working to build up. Not to mention all the horrible ways the government spends our money. She asked me, "Why should my taxes go to pay off someone else's student loans?" Why indeed?

I apologize for the rant. Doing this year's taxes had me snipping and sniping at everyone - I knew it was not going to be good for my mama, I just didn't know how bad.

Mrs. "the Knife"

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Rant away, I think we all sympathize with your sentiments and your fury. It's wrong, and we all know it.

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Thank you. I appreciate your comments. Just thinking about ALL the taxes just chaps my hide. One is taxed on income, property, anything purchased, any real property sold, special tax this, bond/levy that, excise tax the other, and if a person somehow manages to hold onto a little bit to pass on to their kids and grandkids, taxes are paid on the estate (except for 2010, when my FIL passed away, so my MIL didn't have to pay any estate tax.).

And now, I am all riled up again! 😂 I think I will go outside and soak up some Vitamin D, since the sun is actually shining here in the PNW today.

Mrs. "the Knife"

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I'm sorry they did this to her. We need more like your mama.

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Thank you, Tom. She is a treasure - her children "rise up and call her blessed."

Mrs. "the Knife"

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I still don’t understand why they take any from the sale of a house when we pay property taxes. We’ve been paying on that property for years, and it’s adjusted for value, and even if it’s not, it sure seems like double taxation.

I have a friend who gets a small amount (~$10k)/year from a trust that was set up with a university by their parents for them. They were going off the other day how the university has to take out taxes from the trust income before they can disburse it, then they have to pay taxes again because it’s part of their income. It’s the same money that belongs to my friend. How is that not double taxation?

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Garden Lover, property taxes are local. Capital gains are (at least in Florida, with no income tax) federal. Every level of vampire has to get their blood.

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I am sick to my stomach reading this. Your mom sounds fantastic! It wasn’t even mentioned that the cost of borrowing money for that house was also probably more than her capital gains. So her paying, say $100k (guessing) 45 years ago + the interest + the repairs and maintenance + any upgrades + property taxes….your mom paid well above the actual cost of that home and any “capita gains” is probably less than everything she spent on it. Then the ****!!! government takes 1\3 of HER sale. Makes me want to vomit. They just stole from her right out in the open with the govt cheering themselves on. They are THIEVES!!! And I blame every generation all the way back for letting this happen! We are now the recipients of sound asleep, head in the sand, generations. You think our kids and grandkids are gonna pay for what we’re doing and not doing? They are. But we are paying for what those before us did and didn’t do as well. This govt is all one big SCAM and system of THIEVES!

I’m sorry for your mom.

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Thanks, Sunnydaze. I think the thing that aggravates us the most is how cavalierly the government throws our tax dollars away on frivolous, immoral, or deadly things (Covid, anyone?, anyone?, Bueller?, Bueller?) When I think of how many years she got up at 5:00 am, left the house before 6:00 am, didn't get home before midnight, all the weekends she worked... She was bound and determined she was not going to lose the house because she couldn't pay the mortgage. Many things ended going by the wayside (cars that continually broke down - I got pretty good at patching some of them back together!) but the mortgage payment always came first. If that meant we couldn't afford oil for the furnace, well, we just layered up in sweatshirts or sweaters and made sure the fire was kept going in the fireplace.

I am so very grateful for her example in the face of adversity!

Mrs. "the Knife"

** Edited to fix spelling of Bueller. I can't believe I misspelled that!

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Multiply "him mom" by millions of hard-working Americans who are in this vise.

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" And I blame every generation all the way back for letting this happen!" - I feel the same, but what could they have done about this? Can't future generations say the same about the current generation/s (letting it happen) I'm stumped to know what action can realistically be taken to stop it from happening. BTW I work with someone who thinks the income tax rates of 60% + in other countries are justified because of all the perks they receive ( medical insurance, etc.)

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Your Mamma is the freak'in awesome! Take it to the bank!

Later Jay

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Thank you, Jay. Yes, she is!

Mrs. "the Knife"

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And her Medicare payment will likely go up as well. They consider it income, which puts you in a "privileged" bracket. Be prepared to pay a lot more for a year.

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Such a sad story happening to most of us. I’m sorry it happened to your mom. I have a very similar situation.

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At the end of life is often when it is the toughest to get by😞

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One of my grandmothers was born in 1908, first generation Slovene/Croatian. Embedded in my memory is her talking about the disbelief that anyone would "go on the dole." All the boys left school by 9th grade to work in the local tin mill and contributed to the family finances. Her parents worked in the tin mill, and did cleaning and laundry for the more well-off families in town. Grandma was allowed to graduate from high school but then went to work in the tin mill. One of the last things she talked about at the end of her life, whilst in hospice, was regret they had bought new furniture for their parents' house after 40 years as they could have saved the money for expenses - her mother died at 60 soon after the purchase and a valuable source of income was gone.

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My grandpa was the oldest son. His father died when he was 13 in the height of the Depression (1933), so Grandpa quit school and went to work to help support his mother and 4 siblings. His mama took in washing and cleaned houses. His siblings worked in the fields during the summers. He joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and got his GED after he was discharged in 1945.

Grandpa worked incredibly hard his entire life. He instilled that in my mama.

Once, when he and Grandma were up for a visit, I was headed out the door in my "barn" jeans. Grandpa stopped me and asked where I was going dressed like that. He said, "Even during the Depression we did not leave the house looking like that! Helen! Get your purse, we are going to buy this child a pair of jeans!" And he did just that. Important lesson: no matter where you are going, you should always look your best. (Unless it is actually to the barn, in which case wear your barn clothes!! 😂😂)

Mrs. "the Knife"

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They only raise our prices, so no.

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Agree 💯.

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We basically don't need ANY tax.

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Right!?!! Why continue funding our own demise?

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Why seniors? They're not necessarily poor. George Soros is a senior.

Exemptions for the poor. Period.

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Some seniors are living off of savings accumulated over many years. Most of that is money they have already paid taxes on. the exception would be distributions from tax deferred pensions, 401k and IRAs. Creating a system that taxes spending is double taxing that savings.

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Now how am I going to get the image of your monkeypox invention out of my head. 😇😇😇

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I agree! Please Jeff, sell on Amazon! You'll be an instant gazillionaire and might be open to lowering your subscription fees!

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A sales tax without all those darn loopholes. I don’t know how it would work, but if you can afford a Lear jet, you should pay at least some tax on it. Not in the same league, but those 2-4M Prevost RVs have to pay tax (or move to Montana).

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Why?

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Not sure how to answer the why, but it it’s the Montana part, they’re known for no sales tax, and for setting up LLCs for non residents to register their rigs.

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Actually we don't need any tax on earnings, profits, or transactions. Just a single tax on privileges granted by governments at all levels would generate more revenue than governments at all levels could legitimately use.

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Agree…

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I forgot another couple of my favorites:

13. Abolish the department of education and return it to the states

14. All federal groups must be moved from DC and housed in the region of the country where they work and not in DC… for example department of the interior - Montana, South Dakota, etc; border patrol - Texas or Arizona, etc.

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Love your ideas Valerie! Especially moving agencies out of DC. And whatever other measures are necessary to make them “for America”, run by Americans, not a bunch of deep staters.

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revoke JFK's EO allowing federal employees to join a union (or at least make it optional) - even FDR opposed that - like removing the SALT deduction this would be a giant slap in the face to democrats

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14 was attempted by Trump with lots of pushback and gnashing of teeth resulting.

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I believe if God does deliver President Trump out of the fiery furnace of persecution he is enduring, he will be strong and cold as iron. Pushback and gnashing of teeth can go to hell!

The demonic globalists destroyers are rightly fearful.

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#13. All day every day.

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Okay! You have MY vote! 🤗

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13. Corporations are not people. Unions are not people. Organizations are not people. Change the law that gave these groups peoplehood. 14. Citizens (notice the word) can only contribute X amount of dollars to individuals or PACs in total, per year. Some low number (1000, 5000, 10,000), so that politics isn't controlled by the millionaire/billionaires. NO MONEY FROM GROUPS/CORPORATIONS.

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I agree 100% this was a huge mistake especially as their recognition didn't come with putting the corporation in prison for wrongdoing- meaning at least dissolvement. A utility company in California was found guilty of murder for their faulty equipment starting the Paradise fire. No one went to jail. The corporation was to pay victims of the fire. They may still be waiting as Newsom gave the corporation a sweetheart deal. The lobbyist for the entity was at the French Laundry dinner with Newsom.

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DING DING DING !!! Corporations can only pay fines, never go to prison. MAYBE they could be forced into bankruptcy, but even then, it would only hurt the creditors, suppliers, and employees. The officers and board members who actually "do the crimes" get off scott free, with a golden parachute.

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Yes, a friend pointed this out. So, the best solution is to remove the farce that corporations are individuals. If they can't get the same punishment they shouldn't have the same benefits.

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CA Paradise fire was, like Lahaina, started by microwave DEW's, not by a utility company. They were just the patsy. Done by the Usual Suspects

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Help Needed, how would we control PAC donations to other PACs? It's a shell game, with individuals controlling dozens of deceptively-named PACs, which they use to launder money to politicians and groups they want in power or want 'favors' from. Limit the number of PACs a person can control? They'd pay another guy to do some. It's a real swamp.

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A swamp is correct. I don't know how to control PAC-to-PAC interactions. Ban PACs from moving $$ between themselves? Ban PACs altogether? I know whatever would be proposed, much effort would be paid into finding loopholes!

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I read a bio on Pamela Churchill Harriman and thought I remembered her starting one of the first PACs for the dems back in the 80's. "With her new American citizenship in one hand and her husband’s influence in the other, Pamela Harriman dove headfirst into the world of politics. She helped create a fundraising system for the Democrats—a political action committee nicknamed “PamPAC.” In 1980, the National Women’s Democratic Club dubbed her “Woman of the Year.” Clinton later appointed her as ambassador to France. Turns out sleeping around has it's perks.

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Excellent KS! Total agreement!

Sometime in the 2009/2011 period I looked up government branches, department and agencies on Manta and I found out that they were all separate corporations. The Supreme Court is a corporation. The House of Representatives is a corporation. The Senate is a corporation. And the same for all the rest of the 'units' of government. I cannot find that information any longer on Manta. It all has been scrubbed.

Some years ago, about 2015 or 2016, I looked up Roanoke County at Manta and it said something like Roanoke County and doing business as a private company. But that also is now scrubbed.

Furthermore, everything we 'own' is held in Trust of which we the people (us) only have a beneficial use. That's our houses and cars, our brokerage accounts, our bank accounts. That is, 'they' let us think we own things. But in point of fact, we already own nothing. (And so shades of WEF ... are we happy?)

The signature line on you checks, for example, is a fuzzy line. It used to say AP. And if you magnified the fuzzy line you would find out that it said 'Authorized Person'. Yes! You are an 'authorized person' authorized by another authorized person (another fictitious incorporation like a bank) to 'legally' use something that does not really belong to you and in some kind of tangle of corporatized fiction held in a network of 'trust' arrangement. Another words, you have been abstracted out of life, out of existence. That is, you function everyday as a virtual peoplw living in a virtual world of abstractions. And so, this being the case, it any wonder that the world we live in is insane? Checks now have MP on the signature line which stands for 'microprint'. It seem to say the same thing, only made even harder to read. Notice in the below, you are never really told what is going on. Only that 'something' is going on.

https://brokensecrets.com/2011/05/04/the-signature-line-on-checks-is-not-a-line-at-all/

It seems that 'they' forgot to tell us something!

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Yup. If only more people understood this stuff - and more. Keep pounding away at getting the info out there. Appreciate what you contribute in this public space. 👍👍👍👍

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Two things do a lot of damage.

The first big killer is knowledge not known, knowledge deliberately obscured, hidden away from view and yet so badly needed. And those who hide histories, write false histories and/or narratives, who manufacture distorted realities and outright false realities are, and boiled down ... nothing more than liars.

The second big killer is knowledge thought to be known but isn't truthful and/or accurate, or just plain out not complete enough. What we think we know as truth, but is not truth, this is the Great Destroyer of Humanity. The Pandemic in all of its various and sundry incarnations is is Exhibit A.

At any rate, the sentiments expressed by you are a tad more sunshine on a sunny day. Thank you.

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@Help Needed (me, too: all the time!),

Seems like splitting hairs, but a point of clarification.

You used the word "people." <Unions are not people. Organizations are not people. Change the law that gave these groups peoplehood.>

The word used in law is "person." The legal concept is personhood. Doesn't seem like much of a distinction but I have learned that, particularly as applies to law and codes, statutes and their interpretation, words matter.

I don't want to be an a-hole but ultimately we are in the territory of the arcane, the keepers and crafters of words, the happily smug (not all, I should take care not to use a broad brush: herewith apologies to our esteemed host) sect of lawyers. The mighty pen. And is it ever.

If we, not in the club, persist in using the wrong words, we demonstrate our inability to be a collaborative partner on par with the keepers of the words. Maybe we don't need to be on par with. That's what law schools are for? To train the keepers? To keep the goodies to themselves? And create personhood for corporations and organizations and slide the like into use to more or less walk all over the little guys?

Maybe I'm taking up too much space in my split of the hair. I didn't go to law school. I'm not in the club. I do see that members abuse their "privileged" status (again, not all of them) to mess with the power structure - to their own advantage. Do we learn better so that in discourse we at least use their words, for or against them? I don't know. Just 2¢ or less worth. Thanks for reading my detail-oriented perspective on the importance of words matter.

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Like you, I'm not a lawyer. I used the wrong word and I apologize. You are correct that we need to be specific when writing our comments.

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Thanks for taking the observation kindly and under advisement. I am certain to get a thing or two wrong along the way myself. No claims to perfection. I had to give that up when the effort became too stressful - decades ago. Now a flexible perfectionist 🙄 and try not to take much too seriously.😏

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Your general premise is excellent. But mandating ethical behavior never works. You can’t force people to be decent.

The only way to get money out of politics is to get money out of the government. Once USG stops spending trillions per year, it will no longer be worth spending millions to get billions in govt contracts. I see no other way.

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Good one! Sick of the dollar winning! It should be who the people want

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Ohhhh these are good Valerie! I’m big advocate of term limits

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Thank you! Since I do massage and have waaay too much time to think, I actually make this list in my head on the regular. ‘What are the easy things that probably 80% of people would agree on that would make our lives so much better and could easily get through congress?’ My full list is probably at least 20, but it’s in my head so this is what came to mind today.

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I like massages but I need good legislators more than a massage. Have you considered running for office?

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Wow, that’s probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me! Thank you.

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All good ideas... but I'll focus on this for a minute:

11. Make colleges fund their own damn student loans

a. There's absolutely no reason people who never attended college should be taxed to pay for other people to go to college.

b. Colleges currently have no "skin in the game". They can inflate tuition and expenses without limit and without consequence.

c. College isn't for everyone. Trying to make it so devalues the quality of education.

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Amen and amen!

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I think Stephen Forbes forecasted a flat tax of 3% when he suggested it years ago. IL went from a long time 3% to 5% under Prickster, so I don’t think we should agree to anything higher than 5%. The government needs to scale back just as we all have had to do.

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I’m pretty sure he is even higher now.

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13. Ban all voting machines. In person voting with legal id only. Hand counted; one day of voting and results by end of day. Mail in only for military and confirmed infirm or disabled. No ballot harvesting, no drop boxes, verified chain of custody and ability for every voter to see how and for whom their vote was counted.

14. Make all insider trading by Congress illegal.

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It took 15 minutes to read down to your post Carol M, I was sure someone would make my point. I'll add make vote day a federal holiday, take one of the other holidays away is fine with me. Our vote is our voice, our only influence in this bastardized political system called a democracy, when it's supposed to be a representative Republic.

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Facts. Without integrity in our election system that we can fully trust, we have nothing. No country and no need to be concerned about any of the other issues because they will simply continue to select who they want to continue the destruction of our beloved Republic.

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Term limits for congressional staff, as well, or they'd be running the asylum while running circles around the 'temporary help' (the electeds).

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Excellent point!

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That’s already happening I fear

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AB, likely it is, and they likely overlap with lobbyists and special interests. What a mess.

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Excellent! I never considered colleges funding their own loans, BUT THAT would certainly cut out the nonsense!!!

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Harvard’s correct name is ‘The Harvard Corporation’ and they’re sitting on something like a $50 BILLION dollar endowment. Yes, they can fund their own student loans. It would make them more careful about who they loan to and what they’re studying.

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Yup, exactly.

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Elect Childers to public office. Wait. No. Then he wouldn’t have time to write. 🤦‍♀️

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To add to the fun. What would I want a reform government to do? (To be clear, I am saying this is what I think a government looking to reform, reclaim, and rebuild the country should do, not vigilante stuff.)

- End all entitlements. They are Ponzi schemes and intended to buy votes from indentured servants. 68c of every tax $1 goes to social safety net entitlement programs. End them.

- End the parading around the world as the world's police. We cannot afford it. And Europe should have to pay their own way for once. So far as I can see, we live in a taxation w/o representation system, where the EU is driving our policy while we pay them indirectly for privilege.

- End the income tax. It is illegal. That money is best used by the people who create and earn it, not the government doling it out to its clientele.

- Reduce the federal gov't by at least half. Cut entire agencies on Day 1: Education, Interior, ATF, Homeland Security, IRS, to name a few. Many more could go w/o a single negative thing occurring.

- Reform and substantially reduce the intel/security state.

- Make it illegal for congresspeople (pre, during, and post-term for some duration) to invest in the stock market.

- Raise awareness of and outlaw all foreign influence psy-ops like DEI, CRT, the "trans" movement, and "climate change."

- Close the border and deport all illegals. Declare those who refuse to comply enemy combatants and act upon that accordingly.

- Invest in energy exploration and work towards energy independence.

- Rebuild a manufacturing base so we are not dependent on hostile foreign governments for the stuff we need to live.

- Restore trust in the gov't, requiring a few major steps:

First, find those in the intel community who have been blackmailing elected officials, arrest them for treason, try them, convict them, and carry out the appropriate punishment swiftly and publicly.

Second, arrest Fauci, Collins, Birx, Bourla, Gates, et al for treason, try them, convict them, and carry out the appropriate punishment swiftly and publicly.

- Third, identify the elected officials who are acting on behalf of foreign countries to undermine the US, arrest them for treason, and repeat the process outlined above.

These are some minimum things I think a reform-oriented gov't would need to do in order to reclaim the country. Seems unlikely, but I can dream, right?

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Did you mention DHS, particularly the sub agency TSA? The rights of American citizens are trampled and degraded with every flight.

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Absolutely would like this times 100!!

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How about No. 11: Make student loans illegal.

If Albert Einstein wants to go to college but is broke, the college can waive his tuition and other fees, and find him a job to pay for everything else.

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I would like to think that if all Americans (except the rich elites, of course, who don't care about such things) could analyze a list of all the "ignored" and hidden taxes they pay...not only income tax, but all the various sales taxes, taxes on propane, taxes on other energy sources, taxes on phones....they would be horrified. And maybe they would speak up and get angry about it.

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15? How about 9.

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How about none.

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There has to be some taxes. The military has to be paid. I can't work for free-my mortgage needs to be paid, food, etc.

How much is another story.

Far too much taxes are taken out for pointless and unconstitutional spending.

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I mean, that would be great. Zero even better.

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Zero tax. The Government should have to raise all it's funding through bond sales to the American people. If the people do not support the programs the Gov't is trying to fund, then the programs are terminated. This is how the citizens have absolute veto power over what the Government does. This is a true republic. The power lies with the people, not the Government enslaving the citizens for programs the citizens don't want.

This would eliminate 90% of the Government and produce a very productive and just society. This is all predicated on Margaret's #8 point.

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That's the ticket. The House claims it has the “power of the purse,” but it doesn't represent taxpayers. The people would have the power of the purse if the IRS wasn’t armed.

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In a true republic, an IRS is illegal. We have a central bank and an IRS and a social security number because the USG is a corporation, not a republic. This is reality. We are "assets" the Gov't sells to the international banking system via the Federal Reserve.

Childers, tell me this isn't true.....

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It's a beautiful dream but will never be allowed to happen. For those who think slavery has been abolished think again. The middle-class white-collar worker are the slaves of our times and has nothing to do with skin color or gender.

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You are quite right. Not that I oppose Childers' 7 points of reform (except for #3), but all that is going to do is quite Americans' discontent and return them to more productive slavery. Nothing of substance will change as long as the NeoCon Oligarchs are in control and they WILL be in control as long as our present form of Gov't exists. The only possibility of true reform (though a Trump Presidency would improve our environment as compared to the Marxist sociopaths we have now) will only occur when the Fed Gov't hits the same brick wall of financial insolvency that the Politburo of the Soviet Union hit and collapses. This will be a result of God's judgement on this nation and we will all go through the ensuing chaos. Then - perhaps - we will repent and God will hear us. Russia's example gives some hope.

I have to comment on Childers' point #3: "Support historic allies like the British (and Israel) and also stop mucking about the rest of the world..." Supporting Britain and Israel *IS* mucking around in the world! Remember the founding fathers' advice: trade with all but alliances with none?

The British Crown is our historical enemy. Remember the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812? When the British Crown couldn't conquer us by force, they then snuck in subverting the Republic by supplanting the US Constitution with a corporate Federal Government outside the jurisdiction of the several States and then shackling Americans to the international banking system via the Federal Reserve and the United State Code (USC). This is how the Empire conquered and enslaved us. Is the USC in the Constitution? Is a central bank in the Constitution? What is, supposedly, the law of the land? The Constitution, not the USC. The USC is corporate law that Americans NEVER VOTED FOR OR WRIT IN THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS. The USC is our chains.

As for the political state called Israel, the US is nothing more than a "sugar daddy" being manipulated by the "charms" of a seductive, narcissistic, gold digger. She literally has more influence in Congress (all of whom are on the take) than all Americans put together and the MSM sells us on it.

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YOU ARE DULY AUTHORIZED. VESTED WITH THE FULL RIGHTS & PRIVILEDGES OF A FREE PEOPLE

https://genearly.substack.com/p/you-are-duly-authorized-vested-with

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I agree with term limits, but simultaneously we *must* do something to reign in the "permanent " non-elected government positions or we will end up being "ruled" by the Deep State instead of having true elected representatives. First, eliminate union protections so that there can be proper turn-over. I’m not sure what we do about the most powerful unelected/unappointed positions, but it must be considered so that our elected officials hold the reigns and not the 3-letter agencies or other shadow people.

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Apr 17Liked by Jeff Childers

9. Pray

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Prayer isn't a part-time position. America the Great HAS Fallen into 'cold heartedness '. Our knees Should have calluses, not our Souls.

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Everyday Amen 🙏🏻

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The best Idea ever!!

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Yes to gold.

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Eliminate or vastly reduce the majority of government agencies.

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There is so much overlap and redundancy in so many federal agencies…for example, I was researching emergency preparedness for a DAR meeting program. There were so many gubmint agencies that covered that topic/situation! Talk about duplication of effort! And I dare say they all had fat budgets with bloated bureaucrats at the helm. (I was a GS-6 Forestry Technician in Fire Prevention with the USFS, whose job was cut in 1996/97…a person on the ground actually doing WORK and serving the public, but I’m sure all those GS-12s & 13s in the Washington (DC) Office kept their cushy desk jobs…hmmmm, do I sound bitter? 😕)

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That does not surprise me one bit. Way too much money for way too pathetic results.

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And take the ones left out of DC and put them in the part of the country they affect the most.

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Drill Baby Drill- become energy independent again!

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Yes, this is probably the most important point. Fiat currency makes possible all kinds of malinvestment. It also funds the war machine. The "Cantillion effect," which benefits those closest to the money creation and punishes those farthest from it, has resulted in class warfare. If you need a map, THIS is the road to serfdom.

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MMGA

Make Money Gold Again! 💛

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'Return to the gold standard'?

This was abandoned by Nixon back in the good ol' days when the US $ was actually worth something. Since then The Fed have printed so much money there must be whole forests missing somewhere - and they still keep ramping it up.

I doubt if there is enough gold in the whole wide world to support how many $ are now in circulation! And then of course there is the US national debt of $30+ Trillion.

Reminds me of Germany between the wars when you needed a wheelbarrow of currency for a loaf of bread. BRICS could destroy the US economy - without a shot being fired.

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Amen!!! End the FED!!!!!

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Yes, but silver is more practical than gold for everyday use.

Gold should be legal tender, but always priced in terms of silver.

And silver should be valued by WEIGHT alone, and not bullshit units like "dollars" which are subject to redefinition. A British pound was literally a pound of silver, and should be once again.

We could all just literally start using silver by weight with each other for everyday transactions. Problem solved.

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Absolutely . Sound money means snall gov

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💯

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Now and again you hear the long low honest cry to return to sound money.

But the words never get out of the forest and into the breeze.

Got Gold? How bout New Skills to Barter?

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1) Recognize they won, we lost, get used to it, but pretend laws or the legal system will eventually lead to justice.

2) Never fight back.

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Yes!

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Apr 17Liked by Jeff Childers

Look at the source of Trump related polarization. It's not anything he actually does or says. It is simply "we hate him (don't know why, but we hate him) and we must get rid of him because he has now polarized us".

Like the child who kills both parents and asks the judge for mercy since he is an orphan...

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Everyone I have ever spoken to about Trump who hates him (and I encounter a surprising number of these ppl at work who think everyone agrees with them), hates him for two reasons: 1) aesthetics and 2) the MSM lies about him. They don't like the way he looks and they believe the media's lies. Which are about the stupidest reasons in world history for hating an elected leader. The vast majority don't even know what his policies are.

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Don't forget "he's a racist".. to which I reply "he had a black girlfriend". "But he's a racist". I respond " I said girlfriend, with whom he appeared in public. I didn't say he just slept with a black woman", to which they triple down "I don't care. He's still a racist". It's like trying to talk to a turnip.

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“It's like trying to talk to a turnip.”

🤣😆

Except the turnip probably has better critical thinking skills…

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I like the turnip comment! 100% true. Cannot have a conversation just spews hate 🙄

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Probably?

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I put that under the media lies category. The whole "very fine people" hoax the media pulled on him. And the "Muslim ban" hoax. The funny part is, everyone should know better. It's not like he wasn't a cultural figure for decades before running as a (R) candidate in 2015. He's never been a cultural conservative. But the low IQ masses just lap up that lie, too.

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He was never a cultural conservative, but he acted like one while in office. That's what matters. Just look at the new, and soon to be ex, speaker.

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This happened in Harlem yesterday, so there’s hope! Not for the poor TDS sufferers, of course, but for the rest of us.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/update-huge-cheers-trump-harlem-bodega-massive-crowd/

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Nice. I have heard in more than one place that Trump carried 49 states in 2020, including CA. And I believe it.

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You know it!

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If nothing else, this legal charade is another point over which Trump and black voters can bond. "He knows what our people have been through!"

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And that he’s antisemite - when he has Jewish family. Of course now that charge won’t be considered a slur because Gaza...

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Because why? Because he was against the open border and criminals. Tell them that is why!

As far as them not liking the way he looks, ask them how they feel about Biden's overly botoxed forehead which makes him squint so much?

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Turnips have feeling too! LOL!!

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My daughter hated him bc Eric years ago killed an elephant. She loves elephants. Was probably a young male terrorizing villagers. I told her that wasn't Trump. She didn't care.

Funny thing she was a Ron Paul fan. We don't talk politics since then.

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We were big Ron Paul fans too. My T shirt is now unreadable. Had bumper stickers too. He got hosed.

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They are brainwashed... The ones with TDS who believe "orange man bad" also go around saying "My body, my choice" and "Trust the science". They are programmed and cannot critically think for themselves.

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Tucker interviewed Dr Daniel Nehls who just released a book “The Indoctrinated Brain”. The interview is worth a watch. Helped me understand certain family members regarding covidhysteria and/or TDS.

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It was excellent! I have listened to it a few times... I just subscribed to Dr. Michael Nehls' substack today.

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Yes! It helped me understand why people still wear masks. Now I just feel sorry for their indoctrinated brains when I see them. Oh, here's a free view. https://www.bitchute.com/video/7UHYGnR37RB6/

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Yes! They say my body my choice except when it’s a vaccine then no choice because you can infect others even tho that has been debunked but yet they are still back in early 2021 with information.

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Patti, and without the insight, the science, that it's *not* their body they're aborting - not your DNA, not your body.

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Right! When it comes to vaccines, it's your body my choice, because they don't feel safe unless you get it, too. lol

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All are due to the brainwashing technique of creating catchy mantras.

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"My body, my choice", "your body, my choice"

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Maybe liberalism truly is a mental disorder! lol

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Right! As if it’s his fault for the ‘polarization’ and not the media for characterizing him as a cartoon villain for years.

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Cartoon villain is exactly right! Witness the ridiculous nicknames they have for him “Orange Man” “Cheeto Man” 🙄

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I love Cheetos

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I have been puzzling about the excessive and irrational hatred for Trump that exists among the elite class, media and many politicians. I think this explains a lot: https://wltreport.com/2024/01/19/yuval-harari-if-donald-trump-is-elected-again/

The central struggle of our era is between nation states (systematically being destroyed) and a globalist world order.

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The Intelligence Community (and their neocon minions or maybe it's the other way around) hate him because they can't control him, it's pretty simple. The rest hate him because they have been told too and cannot think for themselves. They have been whipped into a frenzy of fear and hatred that has actually disabled their critical thinking facilities.

There's a bunch of research on this that shows a constant state of fear actually shrinks the hippocampus, the part of the brain that processes new information and causes our natural curiosity. Just look at how most people reacted to covid and the constant fear-mongering, they became as gullible and docile as puppies.

This is all planned, and the jabs adverse effects very well may exacerbate the problem. Dr. Michael Nehls has done a lot of work on this, and has many interviews, including one with Tucker.

https://michaelnehls.substack.com/

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And they hate him because the people love him. They hate we the people.

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The Uniparty's Last Ditch Plan To Stop Trump

The GOP-Democrat establishment has hatched a plan to nullify the 2024 election

https://www.emerald.tv/p/the-unipartys-last-ditch-plan-to

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We are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator. Serotonin is what is lacking in so many bodies these days because of the induced fear. https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-serotonin-5189485

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Soros hates him and has said that he will defeat him. Soros practically owns the country's influence.

soros wants his satanic vision of the new world order and Trump is a thorn in his side politically as he doesn’t have a puppet string on him.

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Is it not illegal to gain a monopoly on radio stations?

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When ppl say we live in a capitalist society, it is things like this that I offer as proof we do not. I noticed it first with Clear Channel, who bought up just about everything in the last 90s/early 00s, I think.

In a capitalist society, government would serve the role of ensuring fair and free markets, breaking up monopolies, and fostering competition. Instead our gov't encourages and creates virtual monopolies, punishes competition, picks favorites, rewards allies, and pushes out small entrants with insane rules, regulations, and bureaucracy they can't afford to deal with.

Actually, it's exactly analogous to the way the gov't should approach the Constitution and the way it does.

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The American dream was crushed by those who are filled with greed, power and hate. It's been gone for decades and the citizens did nothing.

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Yes!! This!! Another spot on comment, RU!

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Already has happened. My brother had radio and television stations years ago. There isn’t any individual ownership anymore.

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Gone the way of family farms, mom & pop shops... Where are the trust-busters?

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It's not a monopoly, but an oligopoly. In any given market, there will be several (or more) radio stations, with several different owners. Each of the owners may control dozens or hundreds of stations, but in many different markets. "Public" radio is supposed to provide an alternative, but ....

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That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

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Actually, speaking of oligarchy, Princeton put out a study in 2014 analyzing the USA and concluded that we are now an oligarchy, as the people have little to no say in matters compared to Special interest groups, mega corporations, strong lobbies, and influential individuals (like Soros).

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citation? or link?

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