Thursday, November 13, 2008

If You Like Taxes, You Will Love Floyd County

The Floyd County Council voted 4 to 3 right along party lines last night for a 1.25% income tax on the good people. Four democrats aye, three republicans nay. Teresa Plaiss, the county auditor, said the money would go to property tax relief. Is it really relief if you just shift the tax from your house to your income? The quarter percent will go to public safety and will generate an estimated $4 million per year. The kicker yet again is that the money will be divided equally between the city and county police and fire. According to the CJ, "Those speaking in favor of the tax included Carl Malysz, New Albany's deputy mayor; Paul Haub, president of the New Albany police union; Jeff Firkins, president of the county police union; city Police Chief Greg Crabtree; county Sheriff Darrell Mills; and city fire Chief Matt Juliot." Imagine....people spending the money asking for more. Those opposed to the measure were, drum roll please, the citizens of Floyd County. I know I will have plenty of comments on here about the safety departments being stretched too thin and frankly I have heard all that jazz before. What we need is a comprehensive overhaul of city and county government. We need to prioritize the needs and wants. Taxation is not the answer. I thought liberals were supposed to be the creative types. All I am hearing is the same old tax and spend mantra. Maybe that is why the democrats control the council. They love taxes and right now, Floyd county is the place to be.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Forget Gay Marriage, California Says No to Bake Sales

Is California the strangest state in America? Yes, by far. CBS news has reported that baked goods are still allowed to be sold at bakeries, but not at school fundraisers. The reason behind this ridiculous law...childhood obesity. "Food sales are a big part of our community," said Wendy Morrison, the mother of a fifth-grader at Montclair Elementary. "They're more than just the selling of food. It's community coming together."Morrison mourns the loss."It was actually a beloved tradition at the school."California's effort to get fat and sugar out of school foods goes far beyond the disappearing bake sale tables. School lunches no longer consist of hot dogs, french fries and nachos. Choices now include spinach salad, healthy burritos and grilled chicken."

Also in the new "alternative school" being set up in Chicago for gay, lesbian and trans-whatever teens, PETA is pushing for an all vegetarian menu. Come on in big brother and tell me what I can eat today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Product Available January 20, 2009

Thanks Dave for sending this one along. I think Whole Foods will be stocking this.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Is This the Dawning of a One World System?

I don't want to be an alarmist, but there is a lot of talk coming from all corners of the earth to create a truly global financial system. Great Britain's Prime Minister has used the economic crisis to call for just that. Gordon Brown is set to speak tonight on foreign policy, but the policy sounds more like a bad sci-fi flick from the 1970's. "My message is that we must be: internationalist not protectionist; interventionist not neutral; progressive not reactive; and forward looking not frozen by events. We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society." Just how do we build that truly global society? The first step is to convince America to give up her sovereign right to her own currency. The argument will be made that the dollar is weak, hard to regulate and has pictures of those guys that don't look like our president elect. The Euro will be the preferred currency of the world. Of course, it will have to be renamed to appease Americans who are more concerned about the name than they are the consequences. Perhaps the new note should be called the "Worldo" or the "Globalo." Oh, how the far left would love that. We will be told that all money is fiat money anyway, so why does it matter what you carry in your wallet. Besides, you won't have to worry about exchange rates on your next trip to Belgium. Heck, why even carry paper money at all. We all have plastic now and cash is so senior citizen like. You think it can't happen here? Take a look at those governments across the pond about ten years back. Look familiar? "...And if we learn from our experience of turning unity of purpose into unity of action, we can together seize this moment of change in our world to create a truly global society." Mr. Brown will champion it tonight. He has gone as far as to advocate global tax guidelines, with Americans picking up most of the tab, I am sure. Even former USSR head Mikhail Gorbachev has said "being a liberal himself, he thinks that the world will take a left turn," and that "a global perestroika would be a logical response to the global crisis." "The paradigm of global development is about to change. The era inaugurated by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher 30 years ago is over." Oh my!

I can hear the chants now....Obama for president of the world.