Fair Trade? My Ass

I was driving yesterday, and I saw a bumper sticker demanding "fair trade" (right next to that sticker was an Obama sticker). "Fair Trade", the phrase used by Liberals to garner votes. Say you are bringing back "fair trade" and the masses will clap. The masses will hit the lever and get the treat just like a trained chimp. But is "Fair Trade" possible in today's age?

Yes...And monkeys will fly out of my ass! What does the U.S. have to trade? What do we have to offer to make if "Fair"? We import everything in this country. Why? Our economy has been so shitty for many years (even before 9-11). We need the cheap, foreign, child labor to make our clothes because almost All Americans cannot afford items like clothes, produce, fast food hamburger 'meat', and other cheap, Wal-Mart-like products otherwise. The idea of "Buy American" is long, long, long gone.

So what does America have to trade? Money. Lots and lots of Money. We give other countries our money, and, in return, we buy cheap shit that breaks after a month. And then we give that same country more money to buy the same cheap shit again.

That money the country has is then used to buy a product that America truly exports...Military Weaponry. We will sell any country anything that kills massive amounts of people. You need missiles, machine guns, tanks, fighter jets, Humvees? Buy American, or Russian.

Another item that America can't wait to sell is it's American Companies. Companies can't wait to trade it's company for some of that money. Capitalism at it's best. A country no longer owned by it's citizens, run by foreign interests, propping up straw men to keep the populous in check, and exploiting the gullibility and spending nature of the people. Read more!


Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death

Below is the first paragraph of that infamous Patrick Henry speech given at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775.

"No man, Mr. President, thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings." Read more!

What Are The Odds...

of an individual taxpayer in the U.S. getting audited this year by the I.R.S.? 10%

What was the odds of an individual taxpayer getting audited in 2000? 5%

What are the odds of a corporation that has assets above $250 million getting audited this year by the I.R.S.? 25%

What was the odds of a corporation that has assets above $250 million getting audited in 1990 by the I.R.S.? 75%

The more assets the company has, the least likely the company is to be audited.

Last year the I.R.S. brought in an additional $59 billion (with a "B") in tax revenue from companies that WERE audited.

$359 billion in tax revenue is brought in by corporations yearly. An additional $60 billion is caught by the I.R.S. That means 15% of yearly corporate tax revenue was trying to be hidden from the I.R.S.

And with the lack of oversight by the I.R.S. over those corporations, who knows how much more tax revenue is not being caught by the I.R.S. This isn't additional money the I.R.S. is sqeezing from them, it is what corporate America is supposed to pay.

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