Wharton School of Business posted an article/pod cast in August 2018 regarding “The Time Bomb Inside Public Pension Plans”. On the pod cast, Wharton’s Olivia Mitchell and Leora Friedberg of the University of Virginia discuss the $4.4 trillion public sector pension shortfall. The research is very clear that these Public Pension plans have been it trouble for years and the chickens are coming home to roost.
Category Archives: General Politics
Is Anyone actually watching or being held accountable for your Levy Tax Dollars.
Therefore every time you vote in favor of a Levy without demanding accountability, you are contributing to not only your – but others Self-Inflicted Eviction.
The purpose of this post is that simple deeper dive into the ‘Unaffordability” of Levies. It has taken a long time to bring this information to you since the details of it had to be more fully investigated and then written in more of a ‘White Paper’ format. Consider how long the list of the taxing authorities are as noted in “Part 3 of Self-imposed Eviction: Confusion – Good Intentions By Deception and Legislation”. The challenge for this writer has been to drill down on the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Administrative Code and the various bureaucratic entities rules, grants, strategies and policies.
Gulp! Where’s the Tylenol™ for the headache?
It is abundantly clear that many of the “unelected” Boards and bureaucrats of some nineteen taxing Subdivisions in Ohio have “ZERO Accountability” to the Citizens of the Counties. Why? Because no one is paying attention to them. Continue reading
Update to Saturday 10-27 Radio Program
Boston – Thursday:
“In Boston the excitement was intense, and the whole city was quickly in a blaze of resentment. At the first opportunity the determined hostility to the act broke forth. What would normally be an occasion of celebration, political figures are found hanging in effigy from city center trees and from the top of which peeped forth a head with horns, intended to personify the Devil. The authorities did not attempt to remove the effigies, for, in the excited state of the popular mind, it was difficult to say how far the rage of the people, might lead them.
The Organizers, with whom the proceedings, originated, kept the matter somewhat in hand, and at evening cut the figures down and carried them in procession through the city, processioned on a bier. The multitude moved in perfect order, and their route was lined with people. They passed through the historic Old State house and under the council-chamber, where the key city politicians happened to be gathered. “Liberty, property, and new taxes”! were shouted at the ears of the listening dignitaries. The Organizers were preceded by some four or five thousand business and tradesmen, decently dressed and the whole body marched to State Street, where they demolished a structure which they believed the federal government was building as an office for the new tyranny being pushed by despotic leadership. Then they proceeded to Fort Hill (Roxbury), where key government officials reside, and with fragments of the frame which they brought with them, built a bonfire in which the effigies were consumed. Continue reading
The Mid-Term Election Matter
Mid-term Elections Matter even with the election of President Trump in 2016 is the first effort in fifty-years in what he clearly states in his inaugural speech. “Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.1” The forceful opposition to this clear transfer back to Founder’s Intent for self-governance is the purposeful intent of the democrats and their socialists/neo-marxists collaborators.
The greatest fights for our Constitutional Republic are yet before US. The miscreants of the attacking ‘left’ are now fully engaged to topple every aspect of the Constitution and the Republic. With the confirmed appointment of Justice Kavanaugh they are conceding the loss of the position but are claiming through people like actress Milano, “we may have lost a political battle, but I do think we are winning the cultural battle.2” – In her interview on “Meet The Press” of all programs. This self-styled political genus uses the word ‘collective’ numerous times. Remember that language usage is 100% telling of ones ideologies.
So what about all the ‘Tolerance’ shouting and coexistence stuff? Continue reading
Confusion – Good Intentions By Deception and Legislation
Here is Part 3 of Self-inflicted Eviction, which goes beyond the emotional voting aspects of increasing ones property taxes. The good intentions of those that see or perceive needs in society often get legislation passed that creates a taxing authority (sub-division). The majority of these Sub-divisions are most often unfunded – except by self-imposed taxation. This mean that the county may be required to have a certain taxing sub-division but that does not mean that the Citizens have to fund it.
Levies: The Hot Issue
The issue of Levies is HOT across the nation. We have received tax relief at the Federal level and yet the local level is making home ownership almost impossible. Most Citizens do not know they are virtually evicting themselves and those that are renters don’t care what happens to property owners. The Confusion is that most Citizens have no clear understanding of the various Boards, better know as taxing sub-divions, regarding responsibilities and accountability. This is most true about having any idea of how and why these entities exist legislatively or what their real budgetary needs are.
Part 4 of this series will get into a lot more detail about the sub-divisions. Just to be clear, the deception is in the way the confusion of the laws are written and how levies are presented by the sub-divisions. The good intentioned members of taxing authorities will always play on the emotions of the Citizenry. Most importantly they are culpable in taxing home owners into eviction to maintain their bureaucracy.
I have discussed on my programs the type of education that Sam Adams received and in particular what his Harvard experience was like. Quiet simply, the majority of education in America today has nothing to do with Founders intent to raise up self-governing Citizens. I’ll leave it at that or as you know I’ll get very wordy in short order.
With that, I will instead reference you to what Dr. Benjamin Rush wrote in 1789. Just to wet your mind a bit I am going to quote from the second paragraph then give you the opportunity to read my marked up version but…. I will also give you the link to the clean version so you don’t have to be influenced by my prejudices.
Dr. Rush wrote:
“The first remark that I shall make upon this subject is that an education in our own is to be preferred to an education in a foreign country. The principle of patriotism stands in need of the reinforcement of prejudice, and it is well known that our strongest prejudices in favor of our country are formed in the first one and twenty years of our lives. The policy of the Lacedamonians is well worthy of our imitation. When Antipater demanded fifty of their children as hostages for the fulfillment of a distant engagement, those wise republicans refused to comply with his demand but readily offered him double the number of their adult citizens, whose habits and prejudices could not be shaken by residing in a foreign country. Passing by, in this place, the advantages to the community from the early attachment of youth to the laws and constitution of their country, I shall only remark that young men who have trodden the paths of science together, or have joined in the same sports, whether of swimming, skating, fishing, or hunting, generally feel, through life, such ties to each other as add greatly to the obligations of mutual benevolence.”
My Marked-up pdf of THOUGHTS UPON THE MODE OF EDUCATION PROPER FOR A REPUBLIC
Here is the link to this paper at The Founders Constitution from the University of Chicago
Now our Patriotism isn’t shaken by education in a foreign land but by foreigners educating those who should be Patriots. Instead we have Neo-marxists of every flavor and descentors** becoming dissenters with the intent of destroying the Republic as it was Intended to function. To the point that I always will say that ‘The Anti-federalists’ got it right.
**descentors: Those who are in “• a moral, social, or psychological decline into a specified undesirable state:” Apple Dictionary, version 2.2.1 (194)
In this four part series we clearly understand by virtue of the efforts of the Liberator Network – Tax Working group that ALL Levies on any Ballot are Unaffordable and Unsustainable!
Read the full content of this reality in the pdf:
TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY?
The TEA Party is about its roots and definition being “Taxed Enough Already”! In many instances the various organizations across the US have had effect in the past impacting national, States and most important local entities. NOW is the time for Citizens to Re-Engage!
Across the States and in Ohio in particular, this week was sent out a Call to Action email that is full of information which brings citizens back into focus regarding “Local Issues” specifically Levies. The November ballot is ripe with levies that are not sustainable nor are they affordable. Many of the Citizens in this authors home county, Geauga County, were hit hard in the Primary cycle with Levies that in some cases will last for 30+ years. Longer than many of the aging population in the County will be live for.
This author, in May participated in the Liberator Network Conference. From that conference a nine-county N.E. Ohio working group has formed to focus on “Local Taxation and Taxing Authorities”.
Many of the Taxing Authorities, known as taxing Subdivisions, not only get state money as mandated in the Ohio Constitution but have the ability to tax the Citizens of the County. This is all done with your permission, by your vote on Levies.
When you look at the November Ballot – You better be asking if you can continue to afford the Multitude of Levies! The Tax Working Group has the Data that says YOU Cannot – You are TAX Enough Already!
Emotionalism can be deceptive
So don’t get all emotional about the Levies and let the proponents of the Levies get all mushy and emotional with you. We will be coming out with the Hard Facts soon and reality is that you should just start considering that:
1. Out of the Nine NE Ohio counties that submitted their taxing authorities data: Geauga is the highest taxed on property exceeding $2,000.00 per capita.
2. In the last ten years our taxes have gone up about 10%, while
3. Population growth has remained stagnant and,
4. Population Aging in the County for ages over 65 has increased by 28% and,
5. Incomes have dropped over 8% – And a whole lot more information forthcoming that clearly tells we Citizens that –
All the Levies are UN-affordable!
It Is Time To ACT!
or…. You are in the long run inducing Self-Inflicted Eviction.
By Tom Niewulis (Alter-ego Samuel Adams)
Issues! Conspiracy! Scandals! Deceptions! Collusion’s! Immigration!
Through all the blast of the media and the rhetoric of Congress to the standing on solid ground of a partially staffed Administration – not a single soul is talking about what the realities of fact and truth are in functional governance – under actual Constitutionalism.
In preparing for my radio program it became evident again that the emotionalism of all the media completely distorts any ability to get to the heart of the matter – How is our Constitutional Republic Intended to function? Frankly, those in government and even the super self-serving lawyers in Congress don’t understand nor do they want to. They have become so dependent on the donors and lobbyists that they have thrown the concepts of Constitutionalism deep in the sub-basement of the Capital and all the marble bureaucratic buildings in D.C.
How Dare I say this? Simple, I know how to read and reading the Federalist Papers alone gives clear intention (Intent) for how governance should function in the Republic. So before we get to the core issues as indicated by the title let us get one thing very clear: every pundit, talk show host/hostess, politician or bureaucrat that calls this nation a democracy should be heavily chastised, have their ears rung and be thrown out the door for manifesting their ignorance or subversive ideologies. Why? Because we are a Constitutional Republic (period)! If you cannot get that correct then you have no capacity to understand how this nation should function! Continue reading