Rep Ron Paul confuses some liberal, fat, old, wrinkled windbags with the facts on serious issues facing Americans such as endless, unconstutional wars; Planned Parenthood & abortions at will; freedom; medical free-will (choice); bankruptcy of Medicare & Medicaid; corporatism; and more.
[original post from Ackel and Associates, http://ackelandassociates.com/cash-transactions-banned-by-louisiana/, by: Thad D. Ackel, Jr. Esq.]
This summer, the State Legislature and Governor of Louisiana passed a law that bans individuals and businesses from transacting in cash if they are considered a “secondhand dealer”. House Bill 195 of the 2011 Regular Session (Act 389) broadly defines a secondhand dealer to include “… Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. ” The law then states that “A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property. Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property…” The broad scope of this definition can essentially encompass everyone; from your local flea market vendors and buyers to a housewife purchasing goods on Ebay or Craigslist, to a group of guys trading baseball cards, they could all be considered secondhand dealers. Lawmakers in Louisiana have effectively banned its citizens from freely using United States legal tender.
HALC member “TrinityTexas77″ shot videos of many of the speakers at this event. This is the video for former Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina. Videos for other speakers will follow soon. Please share but give Miss Trinity credit… Enjoy!
At least one Occupy Wall Street protestor Gets it – It’s the FED Stupid!!
Watching this was truly inspiring to know that at least some of the young people are Awake, Vocal and caring about America enough to speak veritas.
Ron Paul for President 2012
This is not an real Ron Paul ad. It is however, a real commercial that someone just edited to make fit.
So…I was asked to look into what I feel may have caused a good number of our industries to outsource their jobs overseas. I spent the last day or so reading and going through some statistics. I’ve come up with a couple of reasons and opinions that I feel shed some light in MY eyes as to why this trend has been inching up over the years to the point of rocketing out of control. The questions that seems to coincide with “Why?” are “Who’s to blame?” or “Are we not good enough?”
I think, in the end, we have to look at our country and ourselves, as citizens, at what our home has become. As I have preached to anyone that will listen, accountability is the key to success. Hands down. No matter what you do. Or what it is you want to do. It has to be the foundation to which you base your work ethic. Accountability builds integrity. Integrity gives you power. And, this will start a chain reaction of success beyond belief. I think somewhere along the line there has been enough people that, to me, stopped realizing or refusing to acknowledge how critical integrity plays in the workplace. Like I said we all have to shoulder some of the blame. Whether it’s us, as workers, or our government. So, until we realize that our country, as a whole, has placed us in this situation where our very way of life is threatened.
Only one day after the people of Texas sent a message to their Texas delegation that they wanted less government, lower taxes and freedom from the bonds of an ever increasing intrusive government, including paying for an unconstitutional federal Health Care Bill, the momentum seems to be gathering to once again impale the homeowner.
Yet the strong rhetoric we heard from Rick Perry, David Dewhurst and others candidates during the elections was that they would “stand up for our 10th Amendment rights”. Read the announcement of this hearing and think about how this fits in with standing up for our Constitutional rights. And think about why only “invited” testimony will be heard. 99% of the time this is from the “stateholders”; that is those that want your money – not the people who will lose their homes if this legislation is enacted.
The only way we are going to keep the leeches from sucking our blood dry is to outlaw property tax in Texas forever. We have begun this process but we need your help. Call committee members and let them know that paying for Obamacare through increased property tax is not acceptable, and tell Republican members to make good on their promise to stand up for our 10th Amendment rights in Texas and to just vote “nay” on any attempt to implement this in our state – much less on the backs of homeowners.
Here’s the Where and When
- COMMITTEE: State Affairs
- TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, November 23, 2010
- PLACE: E1.030 (House Appropriations)
- CHAIR: Senator Robert Duncan
See all of the State Affair committee members after the page break.
Thanks to Barry K of HALC for passing this on to us…
The board of Houston Property Rights Association has taken a position opposing the proposed drainage fee. HPRA says…VOTE NO!…
Two organizations have formed to oppose the hybrid fee/tax.Their websites are stuffed for reasons to block this new charge to be added to our water bills.First is the Taxpayers for Financial Accountability PAC: http://www.theproblemwithprop1.com/Second is No Rain Tax PAC: http://www.stopprop1.com/
Proposition 1 reads:
Relating to the Creation of a Dedicated Funding Source to Enhance, Improve and Renew Drainage Systems and Streets. Shall the City Charter of the City of Houston be amended to provide for the enhancement, improvement and ongoing renewal of Houston’s drainage and streets by creating a Dedicated Pay-As-You-Go Fund for Drainage and Streets?
This message is intended for City of Houston Voters only.
The Renew Houston Crowd is winning!
The Citizens of Houston are being snookered!
Our Churches, our non profits and our seniors are losing!
We are way behind in the polls! Please blitz this to every one on your list. Please ask everyone to blitz it to everyone on their list. Paul Bettencourt and I are waging this battle on a shoestring! We need your help! We have no money for TV ads! Please ask every talk show host you know to invite me or Paul to talk about why Prop1 needs to be defeated!
Norman E. Adams
The Problem with Proposition 1 – by Paul Bettencourt
All Houstonians will see at nearly the end of their long Election Day Ballot, is one simple statement about establishing a dedicated Drainage Fund and a Fee associated with it called Proposition 1. What this hides for most City of Houston Voters is that Prop 1 is a massive new property tax that will charge even our Churches, Schools, and Charities, plus it does not provide any exemptions for our over 65 Senior Homeowners. As a former “Taxman”, let me urge you to vote against Prop 1 while explaining the real problems with Prop 1.
In all my years in public service to taxpayers, I have never seen a proposal that is a MINIMUM tax or fee before reading the Prop 1 petition you won’t see on the ballot. Prop 1 sets a minimum amount, $125 Million dollars of revenue collections to the city in 2012, and then mandates the City Council to set the drainage charges to collect it in FULL. Prop 1 supporters have talked about this fund being as much as $300 to $400 million dollars a year in size which is so large that it is 35% to 47% the size of all property tax collections in the City of Houston each year. It will collect 8 Billion dollars in 20 years.
If you ever wondered whether the big government agenda is alive and well in Texas, you need look no further than this morning’s Austin American Statesman. “Conservative, Republican” State Senator Steve Ogden is calling for a state-wide property tax. And other “conservative Republicans” rather than decrying this socialist agenda, are quoted in the article either advocating the policy or saying we need to consider it as a possible option.
Consider it, like Hell, I say! We better get in this fight and we better get all in NOW!
With Republicans like these, Texas doesn’t need to wait on President Obama and the Democrats to destroy us, our Republican leaders are doing it single handedly.
Want proof? Look at the 2008 U.S. Economic Index, page 11 shows Texas is now ranked 31 having fallen from the 8th spot in 1999. That’s under “conservative Republican” leadership! Thanks to these sorts of policies, Texas now labors under nearly the largest state government (second only to New York) with the largest amount of state regulation (second only to Louisiana). Read it for yourself, see page 34 of the study.