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Mid-West Pragmatism?

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 I was listening to a local radio host, Brian Gongol on WHO Radio 1040, who was on the fence whether or not it was a good idea to get rid of income tax and SS tax and replace it with a carbon tax. That’s like a pedophile wondering what type of sodomy is best. Both are bad things…But then again may be he likes grabbing his ankles. Leave it to mid-west pragmatism to be on the fence about such things. I bet he approves of GPS’s in people’s cars to track mileage for the purpose of taxes. As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a maroon”. 
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Written by James Lagnese

December 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Oregon Leads the Way to Socialism

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Governor Kulongoski of Oregon is pushing an initiative to charge people for the amount they drive. He wants to do this through the use of GPS installed in citizen’s cars. This is heinous on at least two fronts. One, it would require that someone install GPS tracking in cars. THe push seems to be that car manufacturers do this. I find this convenient now that the federal government has 2 out of the big 3 over a barrel with loans. This is a clear invasion of privacy as they can track everywhere you go. The second travesty here is that it is another tax. He could just raise the tax on fuel, but obviously that isn’t intrusive enough. This has been mentioned in my state and I have to wonder if the democrat governors read from the same thinking points when it comes to controlling their citizenry in the future. Politicians, particularly those on the left, seem to have a love of taking money that isn’t theirs or the government’s to begin with. As with gun rights, the ACLU is abundantly silent on issues of taxation as well, even when privacy is an issue. Politicians like this have to go. Situations like this make me wonder what happened to the Oregon from which my ancestors came. This is not the same state, nor is it the same people. 
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Written by James Lagnese

December 29, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Another New Way to Tax: Rhode Island wants to tax mileage

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Not only do they want to raise the state tax on gasoline, add additional taxes on fuel, raise tolls and raise registration fees, they also want to charge a half a cent per mile driven. For those that cannot do math, that’s $50 for every 10,000 miles driven. Many states including my own have floated the idea, and it’s just one more example of the government fleecing people out of their earned capital because they cannot operate within their means. That would be like me going into my boss and putting a gun to her heard and demanding a raise and getting it because I have too much debt. If individuals have to live within their means, why isn’t the government required to operate within their means? Americans have become so feckless that they accept this indentured servitude. Our forefathers went to war with England for independence for far less than we put up with. We’ve become a rather bootless and inept people, haven’t we?

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Written by James Lagnese

December 5, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Another New Way to Tax: Rhode Island wants to tax mileage

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Not only do they want to raise the state tax on gasoline, add additional taxes on fuel, raise tolls and raise registration fees, they also want to charge a half a cent per mile driven. For those that cannot do math, that’s $50 for every 10,000 miles driven. Many states including my own have floated the idea, and it’s just one more example of the government fleecing people out of their earned capital because they cannot operate within their means. That would be like me going into my boss and putting a gun to her heard and demanding a raise and getting it because I have too much debt. If individuals have to live within their means, why isn’t the government required to operate within their means? Americans have become so feckless that they accept this indentured servitude. Our forefathers went to war with England for independence for far less than we put up with. We’ve become a rather bootless and inept people, haven’t we?

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Written by James Lagnese

December 5, 2008 at 9:02 pm