French court approves 75 percent company tax on high salaries
France's top court on Sunday approved a proposal for companies to pay 75 percent tax on annual salaries exceeding one million euros in line with President Francois Hollande's drive to limit executive pay at a time of economic hardship.
The Constitutional Council had earlier in the year thrown out one of Hollande's key campaign pledges to impose a 75 percent tax on individuals earning more than one million euros…
Monday, December 30, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
I still try to save these people from electing Hillary but it ain’t working…read the whole article on the jump…
His message to Republican candidates….Just lie to your voters!!!!!
here’s my response:
Yes, Republican candidates once you're elected then surprise them with your stand on the issues. Maybe if McCain would have done that he would be president because it worked so well for Newt!
I read this article twice and I wonder if he's a lefty plant?
Here's the problem with the Republicans and their voters.....we heard your message....drop dead!
Cut everything except rich farmers, the Pentagon and the Wall Street gang's haul, Make sure our rich buddies keep their millions as we rob the voter's home equity, VA benefits and destroy Social Security because it keeps old people like me, with guns, off the street...
Oh yes, and allow bigots like Robertson to hide behind Jesus and hurt their employers bottom line. (you did hear Jesus say that he hates gays, right? No? then why give this guy a pass...)
Calling your customer's names is idiotic...Not that Republicans believe in good business practices any more as they shovel billions to the mega rich corporations.
And make sure you stall the avalanche of millions of voters pouring into the Democrat party by building a police state on our borders alienating people who share most of your conservative beliefs....
I know I know all these Republican stands have worked so well in 2008 and 2012 against a man believed to be an illegal citizen, Marxist, And Muslim, that the Republicans can't lose in 2016 with this new plan.....Whine about Obama care!
Which is, according to this guy, as long as we quit telling the voters the Conservative stand on the issues until after the elections we can't lose!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
You work your ass off for your country and the Republicans steal your VA check. Pretty soon they come after my Social Security check. Who’s next?
I’m done with them. The Dems are bad enough but ripping off the old guys and giving the money to Wall Street is not high on my agenda….Or are you one of silly people who believe they will apply it to the deficit?
And yes, I’m not leaving out the Dems. I’m not sure if Hilary will do any better but hard to believe she will be any worse… But, the hits to the retirees will be reinstated insuring reelection of the left as they know the government has unlimited funds. And I believe the Republicans, because of gerrymandering their districts, will keep the House but they probably screwed themselves out control of the Senate.
And you can forget the presidency..
I warned anybody who would listen that budget cutting your constituencies is political suicide just so you can balance a budget that can’t be balanced without creating millions of new jobs…. Meaning doing so is futile….
Not counting giving millionaires huge tax breaks and credits, spending a trillion dollars on fat cat farmers and generals while taking money from the little guy means you ain’t no American!!!! You’re a fascist!!!
And you will go the way of the Whigs….
(isn’t it funny how we can always find the money to handout to the gangsters who own our government but some poor bastard who gave 20 years or so, an arm, leg, or his mind to make it possible gets the shaft? Tell me just what part of fascist don’t you understand?)
Friday, December 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man walked into a convenience store with a live alligator and tried to trade it for a 12-pack of beer, according to wildlife authorities who cited him with illegally capturing the animal…..
It was unclear why the man thought the clerk at the Santa Ana Market in Miami would accept the 4-foot (1.2-meter) reptile as payment, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said on Tuesday. West Central Tribune
Isn’t clear….why would anyone be surprised? This is America!
Also a Zimmerman painting, ( yes the only Hispanic guy to shoot a black wearing a hood pissing off the KKK) was auctioned off at 100 grand.
In the meantime, me & Muffin are bundled up down here as we got frost this morning. Temperature, at 8:45 a.m. is 37 degrees. But, it will be in the 70’s again so I’m not ready to bail until after Xmas.
Merry Xmas here means green grass and no parking as the terrible economy generates billions in sales, jobs, and hysteria. Hate to see it when we have a good economy….
Wait, I predicted the boom a year ago and just forgot what it looked like. But, not to worry, the next bust will be a corker….LOL.
Also, my daughter, Tracy, asked me what I wanted for Xmas…..to have your mother back, of course….
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
My sister Debbie, George Jones, My beloved Patti, and now Ray Price?
DALLAS — Ray Price, among country music's most iconic crooners, died Monday at the age of 87 — just one day after Rolling Stone, USA Today, CMT and others prematurely buried the Texas-born singer.
The Country Music Hall of Famer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2011, and spent months in and out of the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. But the cancer spread to his liver, lungs and intestines, and on Thursday Price returned to his Mount Pleasant home to receive hospice care. His wife, Janie, had been by his side ever since, holding his hand while the singer of "Release Me," "Crazy Arms," "For the Good Times" and other jukebox immortals began "fading rapidly," in the words of Fort Worth country-radio icon Bill Mack, who is serving as the family's spokesman.
Dallas Morning News….
I get pretty much the same reaction from people pretending to be intelligent about how our government works…Here is the truth:
People will not vote to cut their paychecks or benefits so the rich can keep their millions tax free. So to all my critics:
Every dollar of government spending goes to the campaign contributors directly or indirectly. Or it doesn't make it through Congress. No politician dares piss them off or they will be PRIMARIED! The contributors have all the money.....
And when the Republicans in Congress poll their districts their voters insist they quit threatening their paychecks......let's not forget that defense cuts are someone's benefits in every Congressman's district.
Especially Republican districts....or are you one of these people who believe that government spending goes to a black hole and Republican voters don't get any?
For slashing the government spending crowd the result is…..you are hopelessly out voted.....by Republicans!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The gang in Washington will make you pay….. Military retirees who gave their loyalty, body parts and over 20 years of service just got the shaft by the Republicans to cut spending..
They and their buddies all got to keep their tax cuts, right? What sacrifice did they make? See them on he battlefield? Or their kids?
keep voting Republican to cut the budget and the working stiff will end up living on the street…..Never again!!!!!
Your Social Security check is next. Someday you’ll need it…..After all, they create all the jobs……on Rodeo drive in Hollywood….
Monday, December 09, 2013
I tell everyone the gang in Washington is after your Social Security and soon, your VA check.
Remember, these guys get an awesome retirement. Big checks and free health care…….
Screw the geezers, as they sell us down the river, we got ours!!!!
There is a greater recognition too –in Congress and among the Joint Chiefs— that it must come to terms with personnel-related costs, which are eating up more and more of what money remains.
“Forty-four cents of every dollar we spend goes to military personnel,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R.-Calif.) “You look at Detroit, you look at General Motors, you look at what happens when you build up these costs, but we aren’t doing anything about it in our [defense] bill this year.”
On the retirement front, President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget opened the door for the GOP by proposing to increase what federal employees contribute to their pensions: adjusting the number upward in three increments from .8 percent of pay to 2 percent.
When this was last proposed, Congress instead decided to charge newly-hired workers even more. The administration proposal seeks to impose its earlier plan on those hired before 2013. The estimated savings are about $20 billion over the coming decade.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
I said it about several years ago that it was inevitable after a crash. Now, with unemployment dropping, gas prices leveling downward, and a new budget deal coming in, we ramp up consumer spending. I’ll keep you posted.
I also figure Hillary is a shew in but everybody calls me names. Just like when I told them Obama was unbeatable…..twice!
Here’s the Washington Times, a right wing publication admitting the boom has started :
Federal spending continues to drop and, combined with this year’s tax increases, are making a dent in the federal deficit, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Congressional Budget Office.
Defense spending dropped by $10 billion in October and November, and other basic government activities outside of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid dropped by $13 billion, helping fuel the better fiscal picture.
Combined with an improving economy, which is boosting wages, and with the tax increases that President Obama and Congress agreed to at the beginning of the year, the federal deficit was down $61 billion, or more than 20 percent in the first two months of fiscal 2014, which started Oct. 1.
The numbers are more good news for the federal budget, which ended fiscal 2013 with the first sub-$1 trillion deficit since President Obama took office.
The drop in government spending is small as unemployment payments dry up and the Fed is still quantitive easing 85 billion or so into the banks…
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Pricing the unskilled workers out of their job….
The left's goal is 15 bucks an hour which is a figure we read on their blogs. I know college graduates who are making 12 bucks an hour. That means raising the minimum wage takes away the incentive to hire your semi-literate teenager who must stay unemployed as I'll choose a more mature worker who has been trained to be neat, on time, efficient and loyal.
By the way, I think, on the whole, rewarding middle class teenagers, who make up the bulk of minimum wage, is self defeating. Who will need to do that in this economy when millions of unemployed adults will step up?
So, the ultimate question is do we hire a functionally illiterate child, let alone a black person and train them or let the government take care of them and get someone suited for employment? (You don't think the dependency class fell out of the sky and bit us in the *ss do you?)
Which begs the question which side do you believe the left is on by supporting this ?
Of course, it comes in handy when the unions who bribe the politicians support this cause as their dues are predicated on wages rising as they get a raise every time their members get one.
Who cares about you? And why would you vote for economic devastation in your community? Did raising the minimum do any good last time it was raised?…….. Of course not!
By the way, anybody ever tell these people it's none of their business?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I just watched my Hawks give an ass whooping to the Saints that will be remembered for many years……
But, I’ll just have to wait for global warming before I leave 75 degrees here in Tampa. But, there for a minute, I was ready to be foolish…..
In the meantime, Muffin and I are kicking back and being retired. Since I’m about the laziest guy I’ve ever met and relish in letting everyone know about it, this laying around works for me…..
My latest hobby is commenting on both right and left-wing blogs and stirring the pot. Did you know that the broke dick Chinese are going to nuke us you just wait…. Just as soon as the food is landed in Beijing, of course.lol.
Or, Reagannomics is too still relevant and as soon as I spend my government check I’ll prove it!
My favorite, Republicans hate blacks because the whites used to be Democrats and the blacks made them quit! (Blacks used to be Republicans)
Yes, I’m an equal opportunity old bastard…..and yes, they are not very bright….
Monday, December 02, 2013
Periodically the left comes out with this, and as usual, give it no real thought….
Almost everyone on minimum gets government benefits . These benefits are predicated on income. Raise the income cut the benefits because these people now make too much money. So, these people, at best, come out about even In income when all is said and done…..
Who pays for the increases? Look in the mirror. Think the owners of these business’ are going to suck it up and increase the workers wages and take a cut?
We get a lot of ignoramus’ running around trying to be nice and soaking us in the process….
Someone please tell them that there is no free lunch so we will pay.
The best argument I get is…but we’ll pay less taxes because of less benefits paid out to these people.
When’s the last time that happened?
How does Wal-Mart work it? They screw it out of their suppliers who pass it down to their employees and then Wal-mart cuts their own employees wages by slashing hours. (been there done that!)
See the pattern? Wal-mart employees then qualify for more benefits…. You pay more for Chinese trinkets and groceries..
Follow the money on this scam and it’s “the union label” pushing this crap because union contracts have to be above minimum wage!!! (more dues, baby!)
if these people were honest lefties they would push for making the earned income tax credit universal and push to increase it a few bucks. When libertarian Milton Friedman came up with the idea and right winger Nixon got it through Congress it was supposed to be paid out monthly..(going by last years taxes the I.R.S. sends out a check based on family reported income every month.)
But no, they ain’t honest , are they? Or just ignoramus’ by attacking the people who create our jobs and buy our politicians?