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HB 42- Rep Joe Carr files bill to criminalize federal agents who enforce gun control laws

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Representative Joe Carr seems to be listening to the will of the people and separating himself as a willing and able leader in the gun control battle being waged by a very liberal socialist left.

While many in the state house, Congress and top federal seats remain mostly quiet, one representative steps out as a leader on the issue.

Let’s step out of our comfort zone and support this legislation to criminalize any federal agent who attempts to enforce illegal, unconstitutional gun ban laws being created in DC. it is time we step up and support those who put their necks out for our rights. We must be there when they step up and are sure to be attacked by many even within their own parties.

State Representative Joe Carr 48TH Legislative District Lascassas, TN.

State Representative Joe Carr, from Tennessee’s 48th District filed legislation Tuesday, House Bill 0042, that would charge any Federal agent with a Class A Misdemeanor for enforcing or attempting to enforce a federal law, statute, rule, regulation or executive order that bans, restricts or requires the registration of any semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition.

“In light of recent comments and actions taken by President Obama and Vice President Biden, I believe it is necessary that Tennessee proactively promote, maintain and defend Tennessee’s sovereignty guaranteed to it in the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Additionally this most blatant assault on the 2nd Amendment by the Obama Administration is a systematic effort to disarm the law biding citizens of the United States. The 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights which was intended to protect the individual and the states from the tyranny of government,” stated Representative Carr.

Carr also said, “The 2nd Amendment is not meant just for hunters, it specifically states that ‘A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed’, therefore, the Federal government shall not through law or executive order infringe upon our Constitutional-given rights as citizens of the United States and the Great State of Tennessee.”

Recently, Carr announced the formation of the 10th Amendment Caucus, a group he co-founded with State Representative Judd Matheny from Tennessee’s 47th District. The Caucus will be focused on advancing the Constitutional requirement for states to maintain, promote and defend the 10th Amendment. Additionally, Carr is the architect and author of almost all Illegal Immigration laws in Tennessee. Due to his efforts, Tennessee has some of the strongest enforceable immigration laws in the United States.

For more information please contact Representative Joe Carr at 615-741-2180 or visit http://www.JoeCarr48.com

Alert: THE WHITE HOUSE IS COMING…..for your guns!!

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

The most expansive gun control measures were passed yesterday by the president issuing 23 new Executive Orders that will lead to the outright ban of guns in our country. The 23 orders use mental health as a vice to capture the guns if not only the mentally ill but those perhaps on psych meds for depression or ADHD. The gun control measures
also call for the monitoring of your mental status using your private medical records submitted and used under the guidelines of AHCA, Affordable Health Care Act or better known as Obamacare.

Today, the NRA warns of total and unconstitutional gun confiscation! Are you awake yet?

This president and many within his grasps are after your guns! This is now at critical mass and the nations inactivity and the inaction of our elected representatives will allow this to happen.

The 2nd Amendment, our Constitution and our country are at risk today, right now!

As Paul Revere once warned us the redcoats were coming, I now, as Paul Revere, issue the warning to you!

THE WHITE HOUSE IS COMING, THE WHITE HOUSE IS COMING…….for your guns!!!

In an email sent to National Rifle Association members on Thursday, the head of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) warned that politicians in Washington D.C. were “closing in fast on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

“President Barack Obama and anti-gun politicians are on an all-out crusade to pass new laws that would: BAN tens of millions of rifles, shotguns and handguns…make it more difficult, expensive, and in some cases, ILLEGAL for you to purchase ammunition…and even FORCE you to register your firearms with the federal government,” NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox wrote in the email. “Some are even talking about a mandatory gun confiscation and ‘buyback’ program – where you would be forced to hand over your guns in exchange for a government check!”

The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Cox’s email came a day after President Obama announced 23 executive actions he plans to take to reduce gun violence in response to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. last month. Neither confiscation nor buybacks were on Obama’s list, nor were they part of the sweeping legislative proposals the President made on the subject.

“[T]he fact is, despite their statements, the main goal of the gun banners in Congress is not to make schools safer, but to ban your guns and abolish every last sacred right you have under the Second Amendment..until they reduce your freedom to ashes,” Cox wrote.

The email was also a fundraising pitch. It warned that President Obama “recently pledged to raise $20 million to ram his gun ban agenda through Congress,” and reminded members that the President has “plenty of rich, gun-hating friends in Hollywood, along with anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who will shower him with the money he needs to strip you of your gun rights.”

“So please, whatever you can afford to give NRA-ILA right now, I need you to do it,” Cox wrote. “Whether it’s as little as $10, or as much as $150 or more, every single dollar will go toward winning this once-in-a-generation battle to save our Second Amendment freedom. AND EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR YOU GIVE TODAY COUNTS!”

Read the full text of the email here:

There are political fires raging across Capitol Hill right now and they’re closing in fast on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
President Barack Obama and anti-gun politicians are on an all-out crusade to pass new laws that would: BAN tens of millions of rifles, shotguns and handguns…make it more difficult, expensive, and in some cases, ILLEGAL for you to purchase ammunition…and even FORCE you to register your firearms with the federal government.

Some are even talking about a mandatory gun confiscation and “buyback” program – where you would be forced to hand over your guns in exchange for a government check!

NONE of this would have the slightest impact on making our children, our homes, or our communities safer. And that’s sad, because now more than ever, we need our elected officials to take serious steps toward improving public safety… particularly in our nation’s schools.

But the fact is, despite their statements, the main goal of the gun banners in Congress is not to make schools safer, but to ban your guns and abolish every last sacred right you have under the Second Amendment..until they reduce your freedom to ashes.

Your NRA-ILA is fighting every hour of every day to hold the line, but there is no way we can win without your full and active participation RIGHT NOW.

President Barack Obama recently pledged to raise $20 million to ram his gun ban agenda through Congress. And Obama’s got plenty of rich, gun-hating friends in Hollywood, along with anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who will shower him with the money he needs to strip you of your gun rights.

I don’t have friends like that. I’ve got something much better…YOU. You know what’s at stake. You love your freedom and your country, and I know you’re willing to STAND AND FIGHT to save both of them.

So please, whatever you can afford to give NRA-ILA right now, I need you to do it.

Whether it’s as little as $10, or as much as $150 or more, every single dollar will go toward winning this once-in-a-generation battle to save our Second Amendment freedom. AND EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR YOU GIVE TODAY COUNTS!

Your contributions to NRA-ILA support our fight on your behalf in the halls of Congress and across the country. Your contributions are the lifeblood of our legislative and legal initiatives, research, educational pieces, press activities, and all of our pro-gun advertising and grassroots activism.

There is no other way to put it: Our strength comes from you. Our ability to win comes from you. That’s why I’m asking you to help save our Second Amendment by making NRA-ILA stronger than ever before.

Thank you for everything you do to support NRA-ILA and defend freedom.

Please help as soon as you can.

Sincerely,

Chris

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/nra_confiscation_email.php?m=1

Obama launches 23 executive orders to advance gun control agenda

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Hot off the presses: Obama launches 23 executive orders to advance gun control agenda!

The president of the United States just issued 23 new executive orders to push his socialistic agenda of eventually taking your gun rights away from free Americans.

In a press release the White House issued a complete list of orders that will lead to banning guns in the US forever and eroding our constitutional, God given rights.

Our country is in the midst of a complete transition to a socialistic dictatorship. Our forseeable legacy and sadly so we are inevitably going to be known as the generation that let our country and it’s greatness collapse right along with it’s freedoms.

We cannot allow this to happen! Contact your Congress men and women, Senators and Governors and demand they stop this dictator NOW!

We are no longer in a might or conspiratorial mode, we are in it’s happening as you read this. Our country and it’s Socialist Dictator is making his move. We have stood back and observed long enough. We must get our elected body to once again represent the people. We must save this great country! What a shame to see her fold!

Take a look at these extensive executive orders. It seems he is going after our guns with the mental health care issues. Ever had a breakdown? Ever just talked with a psych Dr? Have PTSD? Take psych meds? On Ritalin? Antidepressant? Yeah thats a great deal of Americans. And guess what? He is using Obamacare, aka, the Affordable Care Act to access your records to clear you for your ability to carry a gun!

Concerned now? Best be! Gonna be alot of changes you are not going to like. Going to be a real tough pill to swallow.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
EMBARGOED UNTIL THE START OF THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
January 16, 2013

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions
Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

11. Nominate an ATF director.

12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

Obama endorses UN Small Arms Treaty, DHS to enforce UN mandates using local police authority

In Agenda 21, Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM

It didn’t take but mere hours from Barack Obama’s victory speech, as the confetti was still being swept off the floor, for the reelected President to make a late night phone call giving a full and hearty endorsement of the UN Arms Trade Treaty. Reuters reports that the backdoor gun control conversation, which was shot down earlier this year, is about to make a grand comeback at the UN. It is fully expected to pass:

Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.

Naysayers simply state that the UN Arms Trade Treaty has more to do with controlling the flow of guns into rogue, third-world nations, than restricting the 2nd Amendment. However, that doesn’t appear to be the language in the last draft. The New American writes:

Section III, Paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Programme of Action mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately-owned small arms legislatively, then the control of “customs, police, intelligence, and arms control” will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

Obviously, the Obama administration is just itching to pass this monstrosity through the UN. Once that happens, the UN itself says that they are mandated to take control of ‘customs, police, intelligence, and arms control’. Who do you think will not comply with this treaty in any form? The states and the citizenry.

In addition, The New American has an interesting analysis on another part of the treaty, which says that it is the responsibility for the member state to use gun sniffing technologies; technologies that the DHS has already unveiled:

In order to assist these blue-helmets and their disarmament overlords in their search and seizure of this ammunition, Section III, Paragraph 10 mandates that member states develop technology to improve the UN’s ability to detect stockpiles of ammo and arms.

This brings to mind the imminent deployment by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of portable invisible lasers developed by Genia Laboratories (a company created by CIA offshoot In-Q-Tel) that can detect even trace amounts of gun powder from over 50 yards away. The laser reportedly can penetrate walls, glass, and metal. DHS is scheduled to take possession of the devices later this month, according to testimony presented on Capitol Hill late last year.

Perhaps the most interesting part about The New American’s analysis is that the ‘shot heard round the world’, the battle that began the American War for Independence, was begun when a government power from overseas decided that it was a good idea to go after a stockpile of arms. That didn’t turn out so well for the power from overseas, and ultimately, American independence was won from the war that followed.

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HB 15/SB 27- New bills exempt ethics disclosure of specific planning commission members

In Agenda 21 on January 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM

A new bill exempts ethics disclosure of specific county planning commission members; “Agenda 21” plot suspected

Just filed in the TN State legislature is a bill that exempts members appointed to specific county planning commissions from having to disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the State Ethics Commission. Besides this obvious and blatant attempt to remove any accountability or transparency, one has to ask “if they have nothing to hide, then why are they trying to hide their conflicts of interest?”

When one submits a bill such as this you have to ask the obvious question, why? Why are so many political bureaucrats attempting to hide conflicts of interest? One would think that if they are wanting to hide something, to keep it out of view, you would assume those involved stand to gain greatly from their decisions and they do not want anyone to know of it.

In otherwords, let’s say a planning commissioner owns a construction company and that person and his company are awarded a lucrative multi million dollar contract if only that commissioner pushes consensus and votes yes on his own back door deal.

Normally that would be a conflict of interest and that deal would be exposed and nullified because a voting member of a planning commission shouldn’t be able to fleece the taxpayer and vote in a sweet deal for him/her and their construction company.

The decision to hide this speaks volumes of the integrity of these representatives. Who is in their pocket in this deal? Who has access to them? Do they stand to benefit monetarily from many contracts? The possibilities are endless and the exemption of conflict of interest could mean the “good ole boy” club will get wealthy on the backs of the taxpayer and not a person will know anything about it.

The most curious part of this bill is that it only applies to the planning commission members in very specific counties within the bill sponsor’s district. Furthermore, some grassroots activists and policy experts are concerned this may be an attempt to sneak Agenda 21 into Tennessee.

The county planning commissions are trying to exempt from disclosure are Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Pickett, Rhea, Roane, Scott.

One expert speaking on the condition of anonymity said “this looks like a back-door way to expand the Knox County / PlanET into other counties within the state via a UN Agenda 21 scheme without anyone knowing what is going on”.

Senator Ken Yager:
yagerkmbw@comcast.net
sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov
(865) 882-9132
(865) 285-9797
(615) 741-1449

Representative Kent Calfee:
kentcalfee2012@hotmail.com
rep.kent.calfee@capitol.tn.gov
(865) 376-3517
(615) 741-7658

Call or email now!

These guys have to know that this is the most ridiculous bill of the young session.

Source of info:

http://tncampaignforliberty.org/wordpress/2013/01/possible-tn-agenda-21-scheme-uncovered-tn-legislators-try-to-hide-conflict-of-interest-disclosure/

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=%20HB0015&GA=108

HR 75- New bill proposed by Rep. Paul Broun to end US participation in the UN

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM

HR 75, The American Sovereingty Restoration Act is being proposed by Representative Paul Broun Georgia (10) that will end all US participation in the United Nations. Repealing the many ties our country has with this clandestine organization is fueling our demise from within while using the many NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) as willing tools.

As the United Nations grows stronger and is given more authority, our sovereignty dwindles with it. The quest to become an International leader is dependent on the acceptance of the UN as that leader. To date the sovereign citizens of the United States are not yet ready for that to happen.

This is why this bill is so important. We need and must get the United Nations out of every fiber of our country before they destroy it and all she stands for.

This bill, as of January 4th, 2013 has been submitted to committee by Representative Paul Broun. We need to get this out of comittee and on to the House and Senate floor for approval.

2 simple steps to get this out of committee and those on the committee must feel the pressure to do so and that pressure must come from you and quickly.

1) Place a phone call to the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – Rep. Ilaena Ros-Lehtinan (R-FL27)  202-225-3931.  Ask Chairman Lehtinan to move this bill out of committee as soon as possible.

2) Go to the website POP VOX to read the text of the bill and send a message to your Congressman at the link below:
http://email.popvox.com/wf/click?upn=vVex72bkMG7BCxZTI1bUfQMaBtj-2Fsbcq5q1KkEsGh7VMRfRE-2BmBuqSe9rs5vBxRy_Okys0Mbd5JmUou-2FGfvclNJsthkVYDN-2BPqKZjrUOjIF-2BXemt55uUim8Y-2FQABMnrr9o1Fjr3GMF8aAJrPNAAyMfkIE-2BfT4aLNVF-2BMx6qRHgWM2YFFIqFZ4THTw9ZiwIsp5pLrBirbOkFtf2Fnnojg9jDLMdA4fKQ91vufBCtd0GRxjzyzkQm0HeZRrvcAsmGbP

It’s that simple but you must take the steps and just do it. Share this notification with your many contacts, email and social network sites. The power of this activity can create a ripple effect to get the change we desire and they do listen if thousands make a call and send a letter.

Get busy today. Get busy now! If you feel they did not get the message, call and recall till you feel your voice was heard.

A special thanks to a special person in an important party leadership position for alerting us to this bill. Your service and dedication to preserving and protecting this country is very admirable and appreciated.

Harwell/Haslam power grab limits TN legislators to 10 bills each session

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Speaker Beth Harwell and Governor Haslam try to gain iron-grip control over TN legislature

The latest news coming from Nashville Tennessee this week can be best described as a “Power Grab” by lawmakers and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

The recent steps taken by these two political puppets is clearly a step in giving the legislative branch of our representative government less power while taking the representation out of our state legislatures hands and puts the power to manipulate legislation in the hands of the speaker and the leftist Governor and out of the hands of the people they represent.

In a recent proposal made by TN House Speaker Beth Harwell, obviously made from a request by the Governors desk, calls for TN Legislators to have the ability to only sponsor and submit 10 bill proposals in a legislative session with many exemptions and no restraints on the Governor, giving him dictatorial powers only realized by a few states.

The TNR article below reports the following exemptions giving the Governor more dictatorial power.

Proposed exemptions in the 10-bill cap include:

+ Bills dealing with cities and counties

+ Sunset bills

+ Memorializing or congratulatory resolutions that are not referred to a standing committee

+ Resolutions confirming appointments or authorizing charitable events

+ Resolutions that are procedural in nature that are not referred to a standing committee

Harwell’s office defended granting the governor and his staff special latitude under the measure.

“Much of the legislation presented by the administration has more to do with the nuts and bolts of running state government, and is necessary to the process,” Harwell spokeswoman Kara Owen told TNReport in a statement. “Further, we certainly want to allow members the latitude to use their ten bills for their districts’ priorities, so we feel the exemption to Administration is needed.”

Speaker Harwell and the Governor are citing costs as the driver of this proposal that limits representation from our state representatives. Some legislators are capable of submitting 90 to 100 bills in a session and some representatives have a reputation for “getting a great number” of those bills passed. State budget advocates say it costs a great deal of money to research each bill and apply “numbers” to each bill, stating less bills equals less money spent unwisely. Many citizens who feel bill proposal limitations are a way to deflect their voice and limits the power if the people using their representatives to legislate protection of their rights as members of a constitutional republic.

If this proposal goes forward and is approved by the legislature and ultimately the Governor, large special interest groups and lobbyists with endless money influence will rule our Tn State Legislature and will take the power of the people away and into the hands of a bureaucrat with deep pockets.

It is rumored in Nashville that many lobbyists and special interest groups are already lobbying for their place in line with each legislator, “I get the 2nd and 3rd bill of 10, so and so got your ear last year, one of those spots belong to me!” What a tragedy this Harwell proposal creates. The power of the people taken away at the expense of big government with constraints on those that represent them and lay prey to special interests.

One can argue that “I thought you wanted smaller government, sir? Yes smaller government is always better but smaller government with less representation is not a favorable solution.

Let’s get on the phone and let this RINO darling know that we want equal and unfettered representation in our State House. We the people on occasion suggest model legislation also with issues that affect us. In my opinion this move by the Governor and Speaker Harwell limits our ability to be represented in our own state.

Call the numbers below and quickly as this issue is being debated this week and a decision will be made soon. Let’s let Harwell and Haslam know that dictatorships are not well thought of in the state of Tennessee!

They together are trying to railroad a rules change to stop conservative policies from being implemented. Let’s not let this takeover of our representative government by a few puppets who are deadset on limiting the power of the people.

Here is the story:
http://tnreport.com/2013/01/05/harwells-bill-limit-proposal-filled-with-exemptions/

Call or email her office and tell her NO rules changes!

speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov

(615) 504-5398

(615) 385-0357

(615) 741-0709

New OBAMACARE taxes, not the change we hoped for

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

As a host of new OBAMACARE taxes are being levied on 10s of millions of Americans, they remain for the most part passive and willing to let it happen. Listening to the numerous lies of a fake president, our silence gives him the leverage to do as he pleases.

We are in the middle of a transformation of our country into a socialist entity and we lay in hiding as this president bestows many burdens upon this society.

We hold our silence as if a gift from Washington DC is going to land in our laps with a great reward enclosed. As we prepare for that hope, the fake president tightens the vice that strangles your productivity and ability to remain free.

The OBAMACARE taxes will not be the hope and change you were looking for instead it will the rope and strain that will be applied to you and your family.

While reviewing the information below complied by ATR, look and see how you will be affected in the next 6 years, remember all the stump speeches where the president promised no new taxes on the middle class with the OBAMACARE healthcare plan. You will quickly realize that you were dazzled by his pizazz and failed to realize he just shoved the largest tax increase in the history of our country down your throat and convinced you to swallow it!

Below is a comprehensive list of the two dozen new or higher taxes that pay for Obamcare’s expansion of government spending and interference between doctors and patients.
Individual Mandate Excise Tax(Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following

The graph below depicts costs for 1 to 3+ adults by year of inception:
2014

1% AGI/$95

1% AGI/$190

1% AGI/$285

2015

2% AGI/$325

2% AGI/$650

2% AGI/$975

2016 +

2.5% AGI/$695

2.5% AGI/$1390

2.5% AGI/$2085

Exemptions for religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes, and hardship cases (determined by HHS)

Employer Mandate Tax(Jan 2014):  If an employer does not offer health coverage, and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit, the employer must pay an additional non-deductible tax of $2000 for all full-time employees.  This provision applies to all employers with 50 or more employees. If any employee actually receives coverage through the exchange, the penalty on the employer for that employee rises to $3000. If the employer requires a waiting period to enroll in coverage of 30-60 days, there is a $400 tax per employee ($600 if the period is 60 days or longer).
Combined score of individual and employer mandate tax penalty: $65 billion/10 years
Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013):  This increase involves the creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single).  This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income
 
Capital Gains

Dividends

Other*

2010-2012

15%

15%

35%

2013+ (current law)

23.8%

43.4%

43.4%

2013+ (Obama budget)

23.8%

23.8%

43.4%

*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations.  It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income.  It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans.  The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens.

Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans($32 bil/Jan 2018): Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family). For early retirees and high-risk professions exists a higher threshold ($11,500 single/$29,450 family).  CPI +1 percentage point indexed.
Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax($86.8 bil/Jan 2013): Current law and changes:

 First $200,000
($250,000 Married)
Employer/Employee

All Remaining Wages
Employer/Employee

Current Law

1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

Obamacare Tax Hike

1.45%/1.45%
2.9% self-employed

1.45%/2.35%
3.8% self-employed

Medicine Cabinet Tax($5 bil/Jan 2011): Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin)
HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike($1.4 bil/Jan 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka“Special Needs Kids Tax”($13 bil/Jan 2013): Imposes cap of $2500 (Indexed to inflation after 2013) on FSAs (now unlimited). . There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States, and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.  Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington, D.C. (National Child Research Center) can easily exceed $14,000 per year. Under tax rules, FSA dollars can be used to pay for this type of special needs education. 

Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers($20 bil/Jan 2013): Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax.  Exemptions include items retailing for less than $100. 

Raise “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI($15.2 bil/Jan 2013): Currently, those facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction for medical expenses to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).  The new provision imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI; it is waived for 65+ taxpayers in 2013-2016 only.

Tax on Indoor Tanning Services($2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons
Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D($4.5 bil/Jan 2013)

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike($0.4 bil/Jan 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of
premium revenues are spent on clinical services

Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals(Min$/immediate): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new “community health assessment needs,” “financial assistance,” and “billing and collection” rules set by HHS

Tax on Innovator Drug Companies($22.2 bil/Jan 2010): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year.

Tax on Health Insurers($60.1 bil/Jan 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. The stipulation phases in gradually until 2018, and is fully-imposed on firms with $50 million in profits.
$500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives($0.6 bil/Jan 2013)
Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2(Min$/Jan 2011): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns.
Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting($17.1 bil/Jan 2012): Requires businesses to send 1099-MISC information tax forms to corporations (currently limited to individuals), a huge compliance burden for small employers

“Black liquor” tax hike(Tax hike of $23.6 billion).  This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel.
Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”(Tax hike of $4.5 billion).  This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed.

Most of the information above is from the ATR (American for Tax Reform) website. Please visit the site and support their efforts. We need more exposure of this huge tax burden on middle income America called OBAMACARE and this organization is leading the way.

http://m.atr.org/article.php?id=5758

3.8 % Surtax on investment income shocks Americans funding OBAMACARE in 2013

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2013 at 6:43 AM

As America wakes up on a cool January 1, 2013 from perhaps a night of celebrating the New Year, making resolutions for a new better year, full of lofty resolutions and promises to self to lose weight, quit smoking or be a better parent the US government and a fake president are placing huge tax burdens on you to fund OBAMACARE.

The circle of life continues and singing Aud Lang Syne is echoing in the distance while an oppressive and repressive tax is being placed on you once again.

We have discovered the Medical Devices tax or another retail tax as some in the house call it that soaked us for about 40 billion but another tax has been unveiled with many tentacles called a “surtax on Investment income”, a 3.8 percent tax relative to income earners of 250,000 (jointly) or 200, 000 dollars (single).

Taxes are increased from 39.6% to 43.4%  Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations. It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income.

It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans. The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens. This stands out to me as possibly the oddest exemption in this new tax. Why are non residents aliens given a break and I am an American who pays more than my fair share of taxes, does not get an exemption from this huge tax. I dont understand.

It DOES however, include the sale of your home. Long term capital gains tax will increase from 15% to 20%. Add the 3.8 percent surtax and the long term capital gains tax becomes 23.8%.

In addition, there is an increase in Medicare Payroll Tax of .9 percent for single employees making over $200,000/year and married employees making over $250,000/year:  Payroll Tax currently at 1.45% increases to 2.35%.

I know many that are unfortunately at the poverty and below level think that 200 to 250,000 dollars is whole lot of money. I understand that “that kinda money” can go along way when your means to sustain life requires minimal amounts and that amount of money applied to your current situation would greatly improve it.

This is barely above a high middle income earner in today’s economic system. Many of these income earners are your small job creators, your mom and pop restaurants or a successful landscaping business. These are the same people that would hire 20 to 50 people in your neighborhood and now we add another tax on this struggling population?

No one is getting wealthy at this income level. These are people who have decided to pursue the “American Dream” , to work hard, provide a better life for his/her family, maybe even send a child or two to college. And our US government is heaping another tax of 3.8 percent, to some this is their profit margin.

What has our country become when we are no longer promoting our small business owners? Why are we not making things easier on the ones who work hard, hire others and assure themselve the inalienable gift of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

I believe I know the answer and I don’t like it. I believe many within our government at all levels have resigned that America as we know it is about to change to a purely socialist state. There are many in this country who are ok with letting the government provide for you and all that must be done is surrender your income and your sovereignty to a regime in DC that is, by design, creating a Socialist utopia that is setting up America for it’s eventual collapse and demise.

This slow growing tumor has surfaced and through many persistent years of effort the right recipe has been found, a mindset has surfaced in this country through indoctrination that less effort and more entitlement is the preferred reward.

God bless America. This tax of 300 plus billion and another 2.3 trillion may be just enough weight may be just enough to collapse her!

Source of info and I encourage you to visit the site below and support their efforts:
http://www.votersmarket.com/NewTaxes.aspx

Many Americans seeing Medical Excise Tax sticker shock as OBAMACARE costs kick in

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2013 at 7:24 AM

It is true! Many Bradley Countians as well as many Americans are starting to see a new tax being applied to the purchase of many products to include medical devices as well as items that you would not think would be categorized as medical devices.

When the Medical Device Tax started hitting the retail stores yesterday, January 1, 2013, people began scratching their heads at the new tax at the bottom of their reciept of 2.3 percent. “I didn’t buy a medical device, I bought Q tips, a fishing rod and some ammo for my Ruger and I got taxed an additional 2.3 percent.” One consumer was overheard saying at the checkout counter recently.

Congress recently voted to tweak the bill because the bill came across as purely another retail tax. The ever encompassing IRS code and FDA labeling codes are what is driving the hordes of extra items categorized as “medical devices.”

When I think of medical devices I think of splints, stents, prosthetic hips and walkers. The IRS and our Federal Government sees “medical devices” as fishing rods, bows and arrows, ammo, Q tips and gas guzzling cars.

The new medical device tax started yesterday will be one of many planned taxes, that will take precious income away from many hard working Americans and place it into the US Treasuries pockets and assorted other coffers to assist in funding the dreaded unconstitutional, socialistic OBAMACARE Healthcare system.

The medical device tax is expected to raise upward of 40 billion dollars every decade to offset the cost of providing care for the influx of 30 to 40 million presently uninsured Americans.

As the OBAMACARE health system is fully implemented in 2014 with it’s many non restraints such as the unlimited pre existing provision, costs are expected to sore into the 100s of millions perhaps trillions some analysts say, over the next decade. This will leave many unemployed, broke and desolate, looking for government handout
to just survive in the environment the fake president has directed us with his hugely expensive healthcare tax.

Aside from the cost to us, our grandchildren and their grandchildren extensive job loss will be a fallout, numerous “medical device companies” closed, pack up and move overseas via outsourcing or simply close their doors.

The medical device industry employs around 420,000 state side
and millions world wide. Analysts are predicting a loss of 42,000 jobs in the first year as Americans begin to find out what items are taxes heavily and begin to dodge the tax and many companies that may only see a 2 to 3 percent profit margin will simply have to shut the doors.

Some say, just don’t label your products as medical devices and avoid the tax, well the IRS and the Feds have that covered also. If a company attempts to avoid the excise tax which to date has very loose guidelines as to what a medical device is will be faced with up to 10,000 dollars, more likely a daily fine of
1,000 dollars a day for trying to manipulate the system to their benefit.

The death spiral of our economy is just beginning and with each new tax the Senate, Congress and this fake president pile up on we are one step closer to the socialist utopia many of our elected and nonelected bureaucrats have been trying so hard to create.

Our present tax structure will be dim by comparison to the one that is coming in the next decade. I have often joked that eventually the government will receive 100 percent or more
Of my paycheck just as the Cloward-Piven strategists have predicted. Overload and overwhelm our economic system and you will have created a socialist America with Communistic overtones.

Please continue to read the links below directly from the IRS website. What you will not see in most cases is strictly medical devices but an array of assorted retail items and that list is only expected to grow as the extra capital is needed to fund OBAMACARE. what you will not see directly, but you will see higher prices for the products you purchase daily, is the import/export taxes and the extra taxes on manufacturers up to 10 to 12 percent just to make “medical devices!”

The following discussion of manufacturers taxes applies to the tax on:

Sport fishing equipment;

Fishing rods and fishing poles;

Electric outboard motors;

Fishing tackle boxes;

Bows, quivers, broadheads, and points;

Arrow shafts;

Coal;

Taxable tires;

Gas guzzler automobiles; and

Vaccines.

Q1. What is the medical device excise tax?
A1. Section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.
Q2. When does the tax go into effect?
A2. The tax applies to sales of taxable medical devices after Dec. 31, 2012.
Q3. How much is the tax?
A3. The tax is 2.3 percent of the sale price of the taxable medical device. See Chapter 5 of IRS Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and Notice 2012-77 for additional information on the determination of sale price.

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Medical-Device-Excise-Tax:-Frequently-Asked-Questions

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/excise-tax-kicks-jan-1-certain-medical-devices

http://beforeitsnews.com/gadgets/2012/12/the-diabolical-medical-device-excise-tax-2443956.html

http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-medtech-companies-face-job-cuts-excise-tax-190739057–finance.html
http://m.mddionline.com/node/9528

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