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Re: Dems Seize Control Of The House - - New Taxes To Come
Reply #10 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 4:46pm
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SkyChief wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 3:00pm:
Like I said, I lost it all in a tragic boating accident.   

All the evidence is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean about a mile and a half off the coast of Catalina Island.

If it's not still there, it means that divers have already recovered it!    Grin

The courts are not convinced.

Do you imagine the Supreme Court will hear your appeal? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Edit: Hoarding is antisocial activity, punishable by death in societies where social justice has meaning.
  
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Re: Dems Seize Control Of The House - - New Taxes To Come
Reply #11 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:27pm
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Jeff wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 4:44pm:
They stole literally tons of gold, and they established a precedent.

Make your own decisions if another Order comes down with even worse penalties...

You know it's much easier for them to find you now, right?

Check the list, Jeff.

Add up the total number of people arrested (or fined) for hoarding gold. (Zero)

Now, multiply that number  by 7.21557.

The number is still ZERO.   [0 X 7.21557 = 0]

Hope this helps!

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Reply #12 - Nov 9th, 2018 at 8:27am
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SkyChief wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:27pm:
Check the list, Jeff.

Add up the total number of people arrested (or fined) for hoarding gold. (Zero)

Now, multiply that number  by 7.21557.

The number is still ZERO.   [0 X 7.21557 = 0]

Hope this helps!

Smiley


The law was enacted. Gold was removed from circulation and it's utility as an investment was destroyed. We no longer had legal money. The largest theft in U.S. history was accomplished.

Sure, some people hid their gold and maybe even traded it on the black market, but both of those things will be much more difficult next time...
  
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Reply #13 - Nov 9th, 2018 at 8:29am
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I think this is pertinent to my claim that it doesn't matter which branch of the TwoParties is in "control".

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/08/another-republican-capitulation-on-healt?...
  
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Reply #14 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:06am
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I don't know what to make of this-

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/12/are-democrats-now-the-party-of-the-rich?u...

-but I do know this isn't good, and gridlock and partisan wrangling isn't going to make it better-

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/12/the-national-debt-is-coming-due-just-lik

Notice that 62% of federal spending is now called "mandatory"? Shocked

Here's some of the stuff Congress considers optional-


"Discretionary spending includes spending on the military, homeland security, schools, and other stuff that does need to get voted on."
  
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Reply #15 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:24am
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Jeff wrote on Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:06am:
I don't know what to make of this-

https://reason.com/archives/2018/11/12/are-democrats-now-the-party-of-the-rich?u...

-but I do know this isn't good, and gridlock and partisan wrangling isn't going to make it better-

https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/12/the-national-debt-is-coming-due-just-lik

Notice that 62% of federal spending is now called "mandatory"? Shocked

Here's some of the stuff Congress considers optional-


"Discretionary spending includes spending on the military, homeland security, schools, and other stuff that does need to get voted on."


Right, the other things are "mandatory" in that they are "entitlements" meaning they have to be paid out whether the government can afford them or not.

That's the system the constitution calls for when it gives congress the power to tax with nor moral compass as to how to tax and what to use the tax dollars for.

Naturally politicians are not going to tell everyone who is old and everyone who will be old someday that the freebies are ending.  They would be beset by legions of keyboard warriors angry at the thought of having to work for a living. *ahem*
  

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Reply #16 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 1:33pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:24am:
Right, the other things are "mandatory" in that they are "entitlements" meaning they have to be paid out whether the government can afford them or not.

That's the system the constitution calls for when it gives congress the power to tax with nor moral compass as to how to tax and what to use the tax dollars for.



Federalist No.14: Madison
           "In the first place it is to be remembered that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any."

Federalist No. 27: Hamilton
           "It merits particular attention in this place, that the laws of the Confederacy as to the enumerated and legitimate objects of its jurisdiction will become the SUPREME LAW of the land;"

Federalist No. 39: Madison
           "In this relation then, the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects."


Obviously you are reading something other than the U.S. Constitution... But no, you are imagining that the Supreme Court changed the Constitution, so it no longer has only certain enumerated powers and no longer has limited jurisdiction and there are no longer limits on the taxing power.

  
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