Tax Freedom Day

Happy Tax Freedom Day! That’s right, whatever you earn from here on in is all yours*!

So just how many days do you have to work to pay your income taxes?

*Note…we’re never really free from taxation you will always have 10% GST and other govt fees and charges to pay.

Taxable Income                               Tax Freedom Day

(Includes Medicare Levy)

$80,000                                           86 days or 28 March 2014

$180,000                                         116 days or 27 April 2014

Under the increased Medicare Levy (1.5% + 0.5% NDIS) + PM Abbott’s proposed “Deficit Levy (Tax)” of 1% ($80,000 Plus) to 2% ($180,000 Plus) you’ll have to work a few days more for uncle Joe.

Taxable Income                               Tax Freedom Day

(Includes ALL new Levies)

$80,000                                           91 days or 2 April 2014

$180,000                                         125 days or 6 May 2014

 

 

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Graph: Reagan’s Recovery vs. Obama’s “Recovery”

It’s almost like conservative economic policies do in fact work.

Via IJReview

reaganvsobamaConsider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now:

– Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7%

– Inflation (Consumer Price Index) was at 13.5% versus 2.7%

– Interest rates (prime rate) was at 21.5% versus 3.25%

In other words, Reagan inherited a bigger mess than Obama.

 

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If I wanted America, err Australia, to Fail

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C9mcHfnLCE?start=90&feature=oembed]

Just replace “America” with “Australia” or “UK”.

Obama and Cameron are doing a great job of making sure their respective countries do in fact fail. With luck, Australian’s voted out just in the nick of time the Labor Green rainbow alliance before they irreversibly rooted Australia.

Thanks to Les for the youtube link.

 

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The Left’s socialist Nirvana Venezuela is headed fast toward Cuba-style dysfunction

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This is what Australia would look like if the Greens ran the Govt.

Stop and visualise armed men at your local Coles or Woolies store because that’s everyday life at supermarkets in Venezuela.

Via UT San Diego

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Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

President Nicolas Maduro’s administration says the cards to track families’ purchases will foil people who stock up on groceries at subsidized prices and then illegally resell them for several times the amount. Critics say it’s another sign the oil-rich Venezuelan economy is headed toward Cuba-style dysfunction.

Registration began Tuesday at more than 100 government-run supermarkets across the country. Working-class shoppers who sometimes endure hours-long lines at government-run stores to buy groceries at steeply reduced prices are welcoming the plan.

…As of January, more than a quarter of basic staples were out of stock in Venezuelan stores, according to the central bank’s scarcity index. The shortages are among the problems cited by Maduro’s opponents who have been staging protests since mid-February.

…Patrons will register with their fingerprints, and the new ID card will be linked to a computer system that monitors purchases. On Tuesday, Food Minister Felix Osorio said the process was off to a smooth start. He says the system will sound an alarm when it detects suspicious purchasing patterns, barring people from buying the same goods every day.

…Expressionless men with rifles patrolled the warehouse-size supermarket Monday as shoppers hurried by, focusing on grabbing meat and pantry items before they were gone.

Socialism allows the selected elite the greatest opportunity to succeed at the expense of others.

Capitalism allows anyone the greatest opportunity to succeed on their own.

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My Submission to the Human Rights Policy Branch Re: Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

I encourage all freedom patriots to send in their own submission. Feel free to cherry pick anything I have written below. Make sure you get your submission in by COB Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Email: s18cconsultation@ag.gov.au

To whom it may concern,

Article 19 from the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

I support the proposed amendments stated in the draft exposure bill – Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

Should the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014 fail pass into law, then Australian’s will not have the right to freedom of opinion and expression as expressed by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and instead will be on par with totalitarian regimes like China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Burma and Yemen who severely censor freedom of opinion and expression.

If freedom of opinion means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President, was right when he said that “The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.”

So give me the right to free speech and I’ll use it to secure and protect all of my other human rights.

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The case for state sponsored “9mm” Capital Justice

Andys Rant

Okay – I admit, I have purposely put up a provocative headline, but since you have started to read this piece, please stay with me for a few more minutes and let me explain why we need state sponsored capital justice introduced pronto.

I don’t see the death penalty as capital punishment – I see it as capital justice. It’s justice for the victims family and the community at large.

In my opinion, three unique classes of criminals need capital justice:

Mass murderers like Martin Bryant. Why this scumbag who murdered in cold blood 35 people is still allowed to breathe the air is beyond me. Bryant was sentenced to 35 consecutive life sentences plus additional 1,035 years for attempted murder without the possibility of parole and will die in specially built cell in Hobart’s Risdon prison. Taxpayers of Tasmania shouldn’t have to pay for this psychopath’s continued incarceration.

Terrorists like Bali bomb-maker Umar Patek. Why this radical Islamist Mike Foxtrot wasn’t put to death by the Indonesian authorities for his part in the deaths of 202 people including 88 Australians is just mind blogging (at least Imam Samudra and brothers Amrozi and Mukhlas were shot dead by separate firing squads back in November 2008). Instead, Patek is currently serving a 20 year stretch for his role. Terrorists like Patek, can’t ever be rehabilitated. Locking them up in prison just allows these radical Islamists to indoctrinate other inmates. Why do you think anti-terrorism specialists refer to prisons with high Muslim inmates as Jihad factories? The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.

This brings me to the third class of criminals who need capital justice – murdering paedophiles like that human piece of garbage Brett Peter Cowan. Before abducting and murdering 13 year old Daniel Morcombe, Cowan had a long history of preying on and assaulting children. Yet he had served fewer than 6 years in prison, despite two convictions. In 1989, he was sentenced to two years’ jail in Brisbane for the violent molestation of a seven-year-old boy. In 1994 in Darwin, he was sentenced to 7 years, to serve only 3½ years, for the violent assault of a six-year-old boy. Cowan couldn’t help himself – he had to satisfy is perverted sexual desires.

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