Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Boston Tea Party

I posted this video a while back and am posting it here again to remind everyone of the event coming up this Sunday, December 16th to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Be sure to sign up today at http://www.teaparty07.com/ and show your support for Ron Paul.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Message to Christian Conservatives

According to Dictionary.com, the word "preemptive" (adjective) means: taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent. Nine out of the ten Republican Presidential candidates, including Mike Huckabee, believe in the use of preemptive war against other countries. Regardless of where you stand on this issue, please watch the following video and see if you agree with the majority:


Don't Forget to Leave a Tip

Did you know that the federal government estimates the amount of tips a service-sector worker will earn in a year and taxes them based on this estimate whether they make that much or not? Congressman Ron Paul is determined to right this wrong:

"It is an outrage that waiters, waitresses, and other service-sector employees have to pay taxes on the tips they earn. The IRS makes an estimate of how much service-sector workers will make in tips, and taxes them on it even if the taxpayer did not actually earn as much as the IRS' estimate!

Tips provide a substantial portion of the income of many service-sector employees, many of whom are young people just trying to make a few extra dollars to get through school, or single parents often balancing two jobs while trying to make enough to raise a family. This tax amounts to nothing more than the federal government punishing these employees for working hard and doing their jobs well.

I have introduced H.R. 3664 in Congress to end this problem. The Tax Free Tips Act of 2007 will exempt tips from federal income and payroll taxes. Ending taxes on tips will give workers an immediate pay raise, letting them keep more money to put toward things like a house or car payment, their retirement, or their own and/or their children's education.

When you give someone a tip, you should not have to simultaneously tip the federal government."