Feel the Bern on Taxes

I had a lot going on today and this evening so missed the debate with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz.

Bottom line for me: Full Repeal of Obamacare Tax is REAL tax reform.

Senator Mike Lee’s take on the Child Tax Credit as neccesary for tax reform makes total sense to me and I do not have children. Read FOR THE NON-RICH, THE CHILD TAX CREDIT IS THE KEY TO TAX REFORM by Ernie Tedeschi.

Mike Lee posted, quote:  must benefit our ultimate entrepreneurial and investor class: America’s moms and dads. 

And there there are issues with tax reform and the budget process playing into it. What difference does tax reform make if there is no cutting, or capping or balancing happening the budget?… while spending keeps going on and on and on and …. well, you get the picture.

Please, watch Mike Lee tell it like it needs to be told: 

(Wish there was a rap for things Mike Lee talks about! >subliminal to Nate Smoove and Diamond & Silk<.)

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It’s Tea Party Time Florida

My Congressman seems to be pretty set on a path of what he claims a Libertarian bent so I thought it wise to post his Scorecards, the ones that matter most to me, here: 

  1. Conservative Review: BILL POSEY in office since 2009
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Posey, Florida, District 8

 

Who is even worse is Sweet Ol’ Bill Nelson, my misguided F-rated senator. Do not even get me started. Facts speak for themselves: 

  1. Conservative Review: Bill Nelson in office since 2001
  2. Heritage Action: Bill Nelson, Florida

 

I have been following Conservative Partnership Institute. They send me a list of “top stories Conservatives are following” for the week: 

Just makes me want to shake my head and roll my eyes. Not at Conservatives but at the state of the nation in my lifetime. In my teens I could never have imagined things would be such a mess, so turned inside out. 

The Senate, for years has been a problem when it comes to the watchcare needed to preserve the Constitution. I am so sick of the liars in the Senate. I am sick of them attacking honorable men like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. 

That leads me to share the following serials with you from GlennBeck.com, as a measuring stick for the politicians in your neck of the woods: 

  1. Progressive Liars Part I: Fear and Hope 
  2. Progressive Liars Part II: German Roots 
  3. Progressive Liars Part III: Margaret Sanger
  4. Progressive Liars Part IV: Woodrow Wilson
  5. Progressive Liars Part V: Prohibition
  6. Progressive Liars Part VI: FDR Part I
  7. Progressive Liars Part VII: FDR Part II
  8. Progressive Liars Part VIII: FDR Part III

That takes me to Jenny Beth Martin and the Tea Party Patriots. I really like how the TPPatrios have never lost vision. Jenny Beth is still out there fighting the good fight. Be sure to check out her Journal.

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General Conference: Robert D. Hales

This was one of those best General Conferences weekends ever. Even with the passing of beloved Elder Robert D. Hales between today’s sessions, it was a weekend filled with great rejoicing. Truly he is no longer suffering the limitations of his earthly body and he will, no doubt, be moving freely on the other side of the veil. 

Elder Neil L. Andersen was the concluding speaker. As soon as his remarks are posted I will post a link to them. They were beyond touching. His was an incredibly powerful sermon as he refreshed our memories through the words of the living prophet and the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

What a marvelous day. Truly a day of joy and gladness. Today was a day of hope, of peace, and prayerful thanksgiving as so many witnesses shared testimony of a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, His Beloved Son.

Alleluia. Halaluyah. Hallelujah. 

From MormonNewsroom.org

Elder Robert D. Hales Dies at Age 85

Elder Hales was called to the holy apostleship in 1994

News Release

Elder Robert D. Hales died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the hospital at age 85 from causes incident to age. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his passing.

Robert Dean Hales was born in New York City on August 24, 1932. He was a graduate of the University of Utah and held a master of business administration degree from Harvard. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot. He married Mary Crandall, and they have two sons. 

Here is the link to Elder Andersen‘s sermon but it looks like lds.org is updating the site so I am not sure if it will look right until the update is complete.

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Best Sermons for #LDSConf so far

Every conference is the best conference and all of the talks are inspiring and yet there is always something that speaks to my heart the most. What I really love is how quickly things can be posted so quickly following a conference session.

First the notes of the talks are posted almost immediately after a speaker has completed his or her sermon.

Then shortly thereafter so are the entire video’s for individual speakers.

I have mentioned in social media before, and through the years as things so rapidly have changed, my amazement because 30 years ago, while living in Germany, I had to ask family or friends in Utah to VHS conference (VHS had taken over Beta by then) and snail mail it to me because it would be months and months before getting the talks compiled in magazine form let alone being able to order one on VHS.

Then a few years later DVDs became available but we still had to wait months to get a copy, even once we were stateside but by then cable access became an option as more carriers began to add BYUtv to viewer packages.  

Moving forward, the timespan started to narrow until internet viewing became an option but the replay was not available for several weeks. (Funny how impatience in waiting to retrieve information also shortened through the years.) 

But now. Now we have almost instant access post conference. It is truly amazing to me. 

Okay, enough retro yammering and onto reveal my first watch favorites. Once conference concludes tomorrow and I go back over all of the talks online and then read them, something else will probably speak to me. But for today here is what has touched my soul:

Sharon Eubank   Sharon Eubank – Turn On Your Light

Joy D. Jones   Joy D. Jones – Value Beyond Measure 

Neill F. Marriott   Neill F. Marriott – Abiding in God and Repairing the Breach

Dieter F. Uchtdorf   Dieter F. Uchtdorf – Three Sisters

Dallin H. Oaks   Dallin H. Oaks – Saturday Morning Session

Jeffrey R. Holland   Jeffrey R.Holland – Saturday Morning Session

Russell M. Nelson   Russell M. Nelson – Saturday Afternoon Session

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I have been pondering….

There is a lot I remember about the sixties culture and how the “adults” of the time were my teachers, spreading their ideas in the classroom. There was a mix of traditional and the new revolutionary educators. I still recall the clean cut and hippy-dippy dichotomy. And I, with my #SkullFullOfMush, was fortunate enough to grow up with some wonderful learning experiences emblazoned within my soul. 

Honestly, nothing has changed regarding the differences between those who love and fight for freedom to choose and those who love to fight for suppressive totalitarianism in my lifetime. Deception is still the primary tool used to lull the masses into submission. 

I have been watching Paul Ryan. Is he honest? It seems like he is presenting himself in a deceptive manner, as though he is running for President.  

It is one thing to profess a positive attitude verses being a pessimist but it is wholly something else to profess victory and goodness when nothing is in writing or settled in the open with a debate followed by a vote. 

I am also watching Mark Meadows. Is he honest? Is he campaigning to take over Paul Ryan’s speakership? 

Another question is: Is the MSM presenting Ryan and Meadows deceptively? 

It seems like something is off. To quote Rush Limbaugh: Socialism funds nothing. Capitalism does therefore something is not sitting quite right in the media circus of faux healthcare and tax reform for it seems like the solution begins with honest leadership promoting healthy, robust and open debate. 

I am still waiting….. 

Full Repeal is Tax Reform

McConnel & Ryan: Shambala or Pants on Fire 

An Opportunity for Pro-Growth and Pro-Family Tax Reform – National Review

Sen. Lee: ObamaCare should’ve been repealed in January – Fox & Friends

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Tea Party Patriots: Boots on the Ground

In case you missed it, the Tea Party Patriots had a great rally in Washington, D.C. last Saturday.  It was rather inspiring to see people working together on common concerns, united in purpose.

I watched it live and watched it again today. 

Action Items This Week here.

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Remember:Graham-Cassidy retains most of the ACA’s major tax increases” so Jenny Beth Martin is right to question whether or not the GOP is honest about Tax Reform.

Growth and Change: Glenn Beck

Years ago a young man gave a talk about being called Green and Greenie. It is an affectionate term that often refers to the newest and least experienced person on the team or in the group. After several years had passed he said people continued to refer to him as Green and he took it as a significant compliment. 

Green is the color of springtime. It means new growth and growing,” he said. “It means I am not old, dried out, or dead.”

When I hear people flippantly or pointedly go after Glenn Beck for his company shake ups and changes in his programming or The Blaze, that story comes to my mind. Glenn’s business is like a green garden filled with incredible variety. It is growing and changing with the seasons.  It is not an old, dried out, or dead garden. It is very much alive. It is prone to experiencing what every good gardner knows must happen to a properly tended garden: pruning.

Perhaps if people, society in general, and especially the MSM, had more experience as Green Gardeners, they too would become skilled pruners in thought, word, and deed. Then they could recognize and understand the patient, perseverant nature of a Master Gardener in the making as he learns how to better tend to his garden. 

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Random Asides:

  • Oh yeah, I LOVE Pat Gray: Unleashed.
  • I watch The Blaze on Roku.
  • Ususally leave The Blaze running ALL DAY because I really enjoy it.
  • And yes, I listen to the repeats during the day, oh yes I do.
  • I do miss Raj, Buck, Tara, Will, and so many others.
  • Love the archives and specials!
  • The Serials are fantastic and downloadable.
  • Oh yeah, and Shootin’ Time on Saturdays!
  • Got a big kick out of Independence USA.