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The Boeing Bribe

According to Wikipedia, “a tax credit is a sum deducted from the total amount a taxpayer owes to the state. A tax credit may be granted for various types of taxes, such as an income tax, property tax, or VAT. It may be granted in recognition of taxes already paid, as a subsidy, or to encourage investment or other behaviors.”

With the enactment of SB1 in Missouri, when Boeing shows a profit and there are $150,000,000 in taxes due for 2014, then Boeing will pay NO taxes.  I repeat; Boeing will pay no taxes.  However, if McDonald’s shows a profit and there are $150,000,000 in taxes due, then McDonald’s will pay $150,000,000 in taxes.

When a corporation shows a profit, a portion of that profit is collected in taxes and is the property of Missouri’s citizens. Boeing is being handed $150,000,000 of Missourians’ tax dollars.  How is this not corporate welfare?

This is the epitome of picking winners and losers
This is 100% anti-free-market
This is 100% anti-capitalism
This is 100% crony-capitalism.
This is 100% corporate welfare… property of Missouri taxpayers to a specific corporation.

So, the legislators that approved SB1 voted for picking winners and losers, anti-free-market, anti-capitalism and crony-capitalism legislation.  Is this why you sent them to Jefferson City?

But, what’s worse is that our Governor and General Assembly spent nearly $100,000 proving that they have created an anti-business climate in Missouri.  That’s the real travesty of this Special Session; Missouri is so anti-business, they have to bribe companies to come here.

Stunningly disappointed.


It’s only a 3-page bill, so take the time to read it.  The reasons for the emergency clause seem to be completely at odds with reality.  Add a couple of clauses related to affirmative action and everyone… …but the taxpayer… …is happy.


Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Capitalism, Free Market, Republican


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The Life Of Georgie

Michelle Malkin exposes another Obama tall tale.

Here’s the real story…


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I’ll Show You Mine…

The Lame Stream Media still hasn’t vetted him…

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Capitalism, Free Market, Obama, Taxes


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MO Legislature Has Innovative Idea To Spur Job Creation

Yes! In two of the Capitol Reports received via e-mail from Cape County’s state Representatives, it is confirmed!  Missouri has an innovative idea to spur job creation!  Are you ready?!?!

They’re gonna make a list.

Stop clapping.  Hold the applause.  Hang on to your panties.

From the Capitol Reports of Wayne Wallingford and Ellen Brandom:

Putting Missourians back to work will be a priority again this session.  Last session, we took several steps to create jobs.  We cut taxes on small businesses adding new employees, eliminated the franchise tax and adopted several measures to improve the business climate.  But with an unemployment rate still above 8%, there is still work to be done.

One innovative idea to spur job creation is the Entrepreneur Virtual Resource Network.  This new program would provide resources to the Department of Economic Development for a website that pools the information needed to start a small business in the state.

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of job creation, but they often need assistance in navigating the regulatory hoops necessary to create their business from scratch.  This website will give them a one-stop shop on how to get their idea to the marketplace.

At least they’re saving money and time by collaborating on the text of their Capitol Reports (or Leadership is writing them).


Now, I’m all for getting information out via the Interwebs; that’s how I make my living.  But to claim that making a long list of the laws, rules, and regulations that stand in the way of starting or expanding a business in Missouri will create jobs is laughable.

Here’s a better idea.

  • Go ahead and make the list, but save the time and effort of creating the web site
  • Then, order the list by necessity of the law, rule, regulation from greatest to least
  • Finally, write and pass a bill to repeal all the laws, rules, and regulations on the bottom half of the list

There you have it.  One half of the red tape that ties down job creators is cut.  Missouri is job friendly.

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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Bureaucrat, Capitalism, Free Market


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Mayor’s Representatives Coddle Occupy St. Louis

On Tuesday, 11/8/11, St. Louis Tea Party attended confab between the Occupy St. Louis stinkers and Mayor Slay’s mod squad.  Sadly, I ran out of juice long before the fun really started.  But, you can get a great idea of the level of insanity that is brewing in the City.

OStL made it clear that they were not going to leave the park.  St. Louis City Representatives were conned into giving them 24-hours notice before any eviction.  Why does OStL want 24-hours notice?  I know.  Hopefully the brain-trust on the Mayor’s staff will figure it out before they do it.

Jeff Ordower, of ACORN fame, now with MORE, drops the veil that this is just a grassroots event by FACILITATING the discussion as an obvious leader of the Occupy St. Louis movement.

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One note to remember is that the OStL twits have a mindless view that no law can enhance the First Amendment Right to Assemble and Freedom of Speech.  Clearly they would support Workplace Sexual Harassment and Shouting “Fire” in a Crowded Theater.

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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Activism, Bill Of Rights, Capitalism


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Occupy Pepper Spray

The Evil Capitalists Big City Democrat Administrations are cracking down on the #OccupyWherever gatherings across the nation requiring them to move out of their Occupied Parks for reasons of Safety and Health… …and the liberals neighbors are even sick of them.

It’s sad. On many subjects, I wholeheartedly agree with their concerns and issues… …especially crony capitalism.  However, most of them don’t even know that crony capitalism is the real problem – not the free market.

Here are some of my favorite stories about the movement:

Crapupy Wallstreet

CATO: Actual Journalism

Thermal Imaging: Most Tents Are Empty – Props

Occupy Wall Street vs The Tea Party – Venn Diagram



Haftin’ To Be Uproared


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The Tea Party Is Anti-Government

I was reading this article, and stopped quickly to offer the retort below:


Stopped wasting my time reading this tripe when you claim the Tea Party is “anti-government”.  Makes me think you WORK for the left-wing mass media.  This is the same meme they advance daily.

Have you been to a Tea Party to see what the speakers and attendees say and do?  Or do you just write based on what the State Run Media spoon feeds to you after they find the one guy in the crowd with a sign that can loosely be called racist — before he got chased off.

Tea Party members generally believe (IMHO) that left-wing equals more government control, more taxes, more rules, regulations, control, more taxes, less freedom, more people on the dole.  That is the mode of operations of most Democrats and about half the Republican party.

Tea Party members are NOT anti-government.  They believe in measured government especially in the sphere of the Federal Government.  Items needing government control, not specifically listed in the Constitution, are left to the Government of the State and to the people.   Federalism.  That’s the mode of some Republicans and a few Democrats.

Did you get that?  We understand and believe in the necessary evil of Government.  We are anti-big-controlling-marxist-socialist-hitlarian-taxing-spending-wasting-communist-corrupt-giant government.

But, if you aren’t studied enough to know these basic facts about the Tea Party, you probably aren’t the best guy to go around commenting on their ideals.

FWIW, many of us are more upset with the Republicans than we are with the Democrats.

I also went to the 10/2 One Nation Rally with all the usual suspects (liberals / left-wingers / progressives) and the Communists / Socialists / Marxists / Anarchists!  And, the main thing I learned there is that we all have the same basic goal:  The ability for someone to work and have a decent life.

The difference is in the means by which we would make that happen.  It seems those on the left think that the fruit of the rich man’s labor should be taken from them by force and redistributed to the less wealthy.  Obviously, that is Obama’s ideal.

Those on the right think that they should be able to keep the fruits of their labor with minimal taxation and minimal government.  They believe regulations should be kept at a minimum to allow the poor / middle class to work hard to create their own wealth.  We right-wingers hate the idea of crony capitalism and blame it for many of the ills that plague our country.

And, it isn’t just the Republicans who engage in crony capitalism.  Look up the facts of how much money Obama got from Big Oil and Wall Street.  Take a look at how many Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan execs are flowing in and out of his Administration.

Yes, I understand that there are various flavors of liberal, left, progressive.

Attack me at will.



Tom Langlitz Cartoon – 11/22/2010

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Posted by on November 22, 2010 in Capitalism, Conservative, Free Market


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The End Of Captalism

Yesterday, in his speech to the UN, Iranian President and psychopath Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that Capitalism was dying and in need of replacement.


“The discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approaches are facing defeat and are getting close to their end,” Ahmadinejad said.  “…The undemocratic and unjust governance structures of the decision-making bodies in international economic and political fields are the reasons behind most of the plights today humanity is confronting.”

While he didn’t offer any alternatives, he said, “The world is in need of an encompassing and, of course, just and humane order in the light of which the rights of all are preserved and peace and security are safeguarded.”

Ahmadinejad’s view of world and Capitalism is about as myopic as his view of homosexuality in Iran.

Fingers are getting tired; we’ll just call him Mr. Acme.

Let’s just look at Mr. Acme’s latest visit to the U.S. to see how bad Capitalism really is.   And each time we run across something that exists by, through, and because of capitalism, we’ll mark it with a (C).

Mr. Acme lives in a building of some sort with air conditioning (C) and light (C).  He wears Members Jackets (C) and seems to shave parts of his face with a razor (C).  He drives a car (C) from his home (C) to the airport (C).  He gets into a plane (C) and flies to America (C).

(As an aside, the trip is paid for with Petrodollars that flow into his country because of the discovery of oil (C) and its ability to power cars (C), planes (C), ships (C), etc.)

We suspect Mr. Acme eats food that was presented on a plate (C) with a knife (C) and fork (C).  He might even drink bottled water (C).  His entourage wears suits (C) and radios (C) with ear pieces (C), so he can be protected and kept safe.

That’s the short list, but you get the idea.  President Acme couldn’t even come to America to complain about Capitalism but for its very existence.

Without Capitalism, how many of the daily amenities to which he’s accustomed would even exist?  The toilet?  Indoor water?  Toilet Paper?  Without Capitalism, Iran would still be a bunch of tribal warlords running around killing each other with swords.  Without Capitalism, President Acme would riding a camel and living in a tent.

Without Capitalism, President Acme wouldn’t even know America exists.

President Acme, you ought to be thanking your lucky stars for Capitalism.  Without it, you’d be wiping the shit off your ass with your hand.

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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Capitalism


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Made In America

I’m not a birther, but this is a funny (and mostly true) joke:

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN ) for 6am while his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).  He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).  After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN ) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA ) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY ) filled it with GAS (from SAUDI ARABIA) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (MADE IN MALAYSIA ), John decided to relax for a while.  He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA)…

…and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in AMERICA.





The moral to the story—-It is hard to have a robust economy centered on providing Services rather than the Manufacturing of Goods!!!

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Posted by on September 14, 2010 in Capitalism, Free Market, Freedom


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