Sunday, September 23, 2012

News Dump: Death, Taxes and Elections

The countdown to Taxmageddon has begun at Free North Carolina and you can read here how we are approaching the single biggest tax hike in U.S. history. Because really, what you want to do in the middle of a bad economy is take even more out of the marketplace.

At the same time Obama's surrogates are having to back off calling Romney a tax dodger since it turns out he paid an effective rate north of thirty percent when his charitable donations of over four million dollars are calculated in. As a contrast Biden donated less than a thousand dollars last year, and the president while donating an impressive donation total over one hundred and sixty thousand dollars still failed to meet the same effective tax rate as his opponent. President Obama paid an effective rate of approximately twenty percent. This year both president and veep paid more, but only a fraction of Romney's giving even when combined.

Despite Anderson Cooper admitting that not only does a journal recovered at the scene of Ambassador Steven's murder in Benghazi state his concerns as security threats, islamic extremism, and al-Qaeda, CNN continues to carry water for the president by perpetuating the false narrative that all of this somehow has to do with an obscure youtube video.

"When your guy left town, Dubya - who nobody asked him to come back by the way at the Republican convention - unemployment was well past ten percent and skyrocketing." That is according to Chris Matthews, the MSNBC schmuck with no ratings or charisma who I like to call Tingles ever since his over emotional gushing at a speech by then candidate Obama. At the time he was talking to a conservative radio show host and I can't believe he got away with it since it is pretty patently untrue. At the time of the RNC in 2008 unemployment stood at 7.8 percent, lower than any single point during his successor's presidency (much lower if you factor in all the people who have left the work force permanently or temporarilly under Obama) which begs the question, how desperate are the libs?

In a bit of more disturbing news the Department of Homeland Security has bout 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition in the last six months alone, including 450 million rounds of .40 hollow point ammunition. That is enough ammo for  and a half years of the Iraq war (70 million rounds annually average) in just hollow point. Two hundred years worth of ammo for the Iraq war in total. Let’s put these DHS numbers in perspective. An Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer displaces (weighs) 9,300 tons.  1.4 billion rounds weigh around 28,000 tons, three destroyers’ worth, so to speak. It takes over 1,200 18-wheel trucks to move that much ammunition. That’s the equivalent to a line of single trailer trucks, parked end to end, almost 14 miles long.

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