JANUARY 11, 2008

"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort..... This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own" -- James Madison, Article in the National Gazette, March 29, 1792

Up in NH the other day Neal Boortz of the WSB Neal Boortz radio show asked Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) a couple of questions about our current tax system.....
  1. What percentage of total income is earned by the top 1% of income earners?
  2. What percentage of total federal income taxes are paid by the top 1% of income earners.
The answers were astounding. Congressman Dennis Kucinich thinks that the top 1% of income earners earns about 60% of all income, and he thinks that they pay about 15% of all income taxes. The fact is that the top 1% of all income earners pull in about 18% of all income and pay 38.8% of all income taxes.

Why is it important to take note of this?  Because there are only two possible answers for his being so wrong.

Either he knows what the real situation is, or he doesn't.  If he DOES, then that makes him a liar.  If he DOESN'T, then that makes him incompetent to deal with the most important issue in the average American's life.  In either case shouldn't be a US Congressman.

Wouldn't it be interesting to ask the same questions of all other Congressmen when they didn't have the opportunity to research the answer before they responded.

Reaganism is still the way to go:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=49

It's global warming dontcha know?:  http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL1146182220080111

Wacko Chicago attorney (update):  http://newmediajournal.us/staff/j_simpson/2008/01112008.htm

They won't even acknowledge who the terrorists are:  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=284601335178058

PASS IT ON:  When you click on this link you will get a pop-up window.  In the lower right corner of the window will be a small rectangle that has an even smaller rectangle in its upper left corner.  Click on that for a full-screen view.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfFYxSdKdo