Monday, July 22, 2013

Paying Taxes

Despite what you think about illegal immigrants, they pay taxes. In fact they pay almost all of the same taxes we pay, including social security, medicare taxes, unemployment taxes, property taxes (often through their landlord), local and state taxes, gasoline taxes, and most of all, sales taxes.

The only tax they don't often pay is income tax because they don't have a social security number  for the IRS to file a tax return, but their employer(s) often deducts federal, state and local taxes from their pay check. Only those being paid under the table don't pay these taxes, but still pay other taxes.

So don't say they don't pay taxes, they do.

Government Spying

If the government is spying on every citizen without a warrant, why aren't they spying on corporations for their criminal activities? Oh wait, I forgot, the corporations own our government.

Not that's it our government, bought and paid for with our taxes, which the government uses against us and gives to corporations in tax breaks, subsidies, grants and contracts.

Maybe "we the people" should become a corporation and buy back our government. Oh wait, that would be a crime, hence why they're spying on us. They don't trust us and think we're the enemy.

Oh wait, we are.


Why do Republicans think a white man openly carrying a loaded handgun is a citizen expressing their Second Amendment rights, but a black man openly carrying a loaded handgun is a suspected criminal, a latino man a suspected gang member, and a Middle-Eastern a suspected terrorist?

I thought the Second Amendment was color blind, except in the eyes of Republicans.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hate Crime

The Department of Justice should indict and prosecute George Zimmerman for a hate crime in his attack, assault and killing of Trayvon Martin, even if they lose in the end. They need to do this because it's the right thing to do for Trayvon, it's the right thing to do for justice, and it's the right thing to do for the American people. Just do it.

House Farm Bill

The Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed the Farm Bill which includes subsidies to corporate agriculture and even members of both the House and the Senate in Congress who own farms (actually they're just part owners and not the people who run it), but they exclude the entire Food Stamp Program, citing that will be taken up in another bill, meaning not.

So while members of Congress line their fat ass pockets with taxpayers' money they're not willing to put basic food on the table of working people and families who need food stamps to survive. They even refused to vote on an amendment banning members of Congress from receiving farm subsidies.

That's the message they sent to the people of America. They're in it for themselves and only themselves. And you still think the Republicans represent the American people?