Tuesday, July 29, 2014

APTTT: Introducing the .0028 Tax Fix

Tax official Adam Smith wrote in 1776 in Wealth of Nations that lower tax rates produce higher revenues.

Most Americans have known for generations our complicated tax system is broken, inefficient, political, punitive, uncompetitive and unproductive.

In 1994 we gave published testimony to Bill Archer's House Ways and Means Committee on Reforming Complicated Income Taxes with a single 10% flat income tax, proportional and uniform as mandated by our Constitution. 

Hong Kong has had a flat tax for a long time, and it's been the world's fastest-growing economy over some 50 years

Putin, with his KGB PhD in Markets, then adopted a 13% Russian flat individual tax and 24% flat corporate tax. 

The result was Russian tax revenues grew 50% in the first two years:

http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2003/03/russias-flat-tax-miracle

America did nothing to fix taxes and our economy is indebted and stalled in real terms.

Russia went from a broken economy to 5th in the world in financial reserves and 3rd in the world by trade surplus:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_foreign-exchange_reserves

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_by_current_account_balance

The USA, world's largest creditor under Reagan, is now the world's largest debtor, with $151,340 Federal debt per taxpayer, $757,330 US debt per family and $120 Trillion in unfunded liabilities like social security, healthcare and welfare transfer payments:

http://usdebtclock.org/

Twenty years of practical business and financial experience later, we conclude the APTTT Automated Transparent Transaction Tax proposed by Nobel Laureates in Economics and University of Wisconsin Economics Professor Emeritus Edgar Feige, can take the USA from present failing falling casino economy to productive economy with jobs growing by leaps and bounds. 

With APTTT we will unleash our full economic freedom and potential, if we are able to overcome unfounded fears, inertia and opposition of Wall Street that bailed itself out on the backs and pockets of working taxpayers.

Automated Payment Transaction tax


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Automated Payment Transaction (APT) tax is a proposal to replace all United States taxes with a single tax (using a low rate) on every transaction in the economy. The system was developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Economics Dr. Edgar L. Feige.
The foundations of the APT tax proposal—a small, uniform tax on all economic transactions—involve simplification, base broadening, reductions in marginal tax rates, the elimination of tax and information returns and the automatic collection of tax revenues at the payment source. The APT approach would extend the tax base from income, consumption and wealth to all transactions. Proponents regard it as a revenue neutral transactions tax, whose tax base is primarily made up of financial transactions. The APT tax extends the tax reform ideas of John Maynard Keynes,[1] James Tobin[2] and Lawrence Summers,[3] to their logical conclusion, namely to tax the broadest possible tax base at the lowest possible tax rate. The goal to significantly improve economic efficiency, enhance stability in financial markets, and reduce to a minimum the costs of tax administration (assessment, collection,and compliance costs). There is disagreement over whether the tax is progressive, with the debate primarily centered around whether the volume of taxed transactions rise disproportionately with a person's income and net worth. Simulations of the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances [4] demonstrate that high income and wealthy individuals undertake a disproportionate volume of transactions since they own a disproportionate share of financial assets that have relatively high turnover rates. However, since the APT tax has not yet been adopted, some argue that one can not predict whether the tax will be progressive or not.
Daniel Akst, writing in the New York Times,[5] wrote "the Automated Payment Transaction tax offers fairness, simplicity, and efficiency. It may not be a free lunch. But it sure smells better than the one we eat now." On April 28, 2005, the APT proposal was presented to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in Washington, DC.[6]

See also



References


  1. Keynes, J.M. (1936). The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Harcourt Brace, New York, NY.
  2. Tobin, James (July 1978). "'A proposal for international monetary reform',". Eastern Economic Journal 4 (3–4): 153–159.
  3. Summers,, Lawrence; Summers, V. P. (1989). "When Financial Markets Work Too Well : A Cautious Case For A Securities Transactions Tax". Journal of Financial Services Research 3 (2–3): 261–286. doi:10.1007/BF00122806.
  4. http://129.3.20.41/eps/pe/papers/0506/0506011.pdf
  5. "ON THE CONTRARY; Dreaming Out Loud: One Tiny Little Tax". The New York Times. 2003-02-02.
  6. http://129.3.20.41/eps/pe/papers/0506/0506011.pdf


External links


  • Automated Payment Transaction Tax plan website
  • The Transaction Tax official website at thetransactiontax.org 
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Monday, July 28, 2014

OKC Bombing Coverup Continues

Outrageous coverup of 1995 OKC bombing continues



By Jon Rappoport

July 27, 2014




Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue claims his brother, Kenneth, was killed during interrogation, in federal custody 19 years ago, because Kenneth resembled the "other suspect" in the OKC Bombing case, John Doe #2.



The FBI claims Kenneth, with "41 wounds and bruises (according to AP)," committed suicide.



Attorney Trentadue states there was another man with Tim McVeigh at the scene of the Bombing on April 19, 1995---and it wasn't his brother.



The FBI claims McVeigh was alone.



To settle this issue, in 2009, as AP reported, the FBI finally gave Trentadue some security tapes from buildings near the Murrah Federal Building. Magically, the tapes were all blank just before and after the Murrah Building was blown up at 9:02AM on 4/15/95.



Now, Trentadue has filed a FOIA suit against the FBI. He wants more tapes. A trial begins Monday.



The FBI claims it can't find more tapes.



Everybody connected to the OKC bombing case knows there is another reason the FBI is tap dancing and lying:



Actual video footage of the Murrah Building falling would show the fabled truck bomb didn't cause the damage to the Building and didn't kill 168 people inside.



Video footage would show a straight-down demolition-type collapse. Meaning: charges placed on the columns did the true damage.



In 1995, while investigating the Bombing, I interviewed 4 explosives experts, and they concurred that the force of an ANFO truck bomb would have dissipated rapidly in the open air and failed to create so much destruction.



More importantly and specifically, the profile of the damage (which columns remained, and which fell) excluded the possibility that a bomb in a truck was the weapon.



Some columns closer to the famed Ryder truck stayed up; other columns farther away went down.



Shortly after the Bombing in 1995, I spoke to a reporter at the Daily Oklahoman. She said she'd interviewed a man who'd seen the Murrah Building collapse. He told her it went straight down, demolition-style.



I managed to reach this witness. He said he didn't really see the Building go down.



I got back to the reporter. She was furious. She told me she had his statement in her notes. "I'm not making this up," she said.



I also interviewed Hoppy Heidelberg, a grand juror in the OKC Bombing case. He told me he'd tried to persuade the prosecutor to call bomb experts as witnesses, but he was flatly turned down.



In 1995, anti-federal-government sentiment was rapidly spreading across America. Then, in the wake of the Bombing, President Bill Clinton gave a landmark speech. He basically told Americans they should come home to the government, the destruction of a federal building and the killing of 168 people was a heinous act that proved the real attitude of these "anti-government" groups. But security would be restored.



The speech was heralded as a "return to order and confidence." Major media coverage of popular opposition to federal power receded.



From 1995 on, Americans who asserted federal power had expanded far beyond Constitutional boundaries have been labeled as potential terrorists.



9/11 took that accusation to a whole new level:



"The central government is always right. Those who say it's fundamentally wrong are dangerous and/or mentally ill."


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Poking the Russian Bear

Blessed are the peacemakers

Moscow refutes Washington’s ‘innuendos,' says US shares blame for E. Ukraine crisis

Published time: July 25, 2014 18:11
 
A woman is seen outside a residential building destroyed in an artillery attack by the Ukrainian army on Lugansk. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
A woman is seen outside a residential building destroyed in an artillery attack by the Ukrainian army on Lugansk. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Moscow is outraged by the US State Department's "unfounded public innuendos." Moscow criticized Washington’s attitude, saying it is pushing the new regime in Ukraine towards a "massacre of the Russian-speaking population.”

The US has launched a campaign to “blacken Russia” in connection with the events in Ukraine, the ministry said.

"During briefings in previous days, she (spokesperson Marie Harf) has produced a load of anti-Russian clich├ęs, which Washington stubbornly tries to impose on international opinion,"
the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

On Thursday, Harf told journalists in Washington that Russia plans to supply “heavier and more powerful rocket launchers” to the self-defense forces fighting against the government troops in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.

Harf also claimed that she has “intelligence” evidence that the Russian military was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Kiev’s forces.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that the State Department failed to provide any proof to back their accusations, “which isn’t surprising as facts and specifics to support those imposturous claims simply don’t exist.” 
 
“Day after day, Washington is reproducing the unsubstantiated fabrications streaming from Kiev; and comes up with ‘fiction’ of its own. The goal of those actions is clear – to conceal the true causes of what is happening in Ukraine; to exculpate its Kiev wards and themselves,” the statement said.


State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

Moscow has reiterated that by supporting the coup-imposed authority in Ukraine, the US has “pushed the new regime towards a brutal massacre of the Russian-speaking population, which demands its legal rights to be respected.”

“The US administration should stop shifting the blame. It would’ve been a lot more honest and responsible to simply remaining silent if it’s so difficult for them to admit the truth,” the ministry said.

The Russian side has also expressed regret that the US State Department's “dedication to anti-Russian propaganda” only leads to more tension between the two states.

“However, it is not the first time that something like this happens,” the statement concluded.

Power shifted in Ukraine in February, when President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted from office.

The government crackdown in the country's southeast started in mid-April, after residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions refused to recognize the new authorities in Kiev and demanded federalization.

The Ukrainian military and National Guard resorted to airstrikes and shelling in their struggle against self-defense forces in Donetsk and Lugansk.


Fire brigade members extinguishing fire in a building hit by a shell during an artillery attack by the Ukrainian Security Forces in Lugansk. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)
Fire brigade members extinguishing fire in a building hit by a shell during an artillery attack by the Ukrainian Security Forces in Lugansk. (RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

On July 10, Ukraine’s deputy health minister spoke of 478 civilians being killed in the conflict, with nearly 1,400 people receiving injuries.

Tensions between Moscow and Washington heated up once again last week, after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy.

A passenger plane carrying 298 people crashed in Ukraine on July 17. The West has accused anti-Kiev rebels of shooting down the jet.

The US believes the militias are supported by Russia.

Moscow has denied the accusations, saying it spotted a Kiev military jet next to the Malaysian Boeing just before the tragedy occurred.

The flight recorders from the Malaysian plane were unsealed in a UK lab, with their memory cards copied for analysis.

The inspection revealed no evidence of tampering with the devices, which may be crucial for investigation, the Interstate Aviation Committee reported on Friday.

Comments (19)


Bugsy 25.07.2014 20:17

What do you think it would take for Russia to Start thinking of US as an Ally


Bugsy 25.07.2014 20:14

Putin is 10x the leader Obama could ever be. Its absolutely disgusting what a coward the US president is. Instead of going to eastern europe personally and really trying to aid in the peacful solution to this problem, he spends his week fundraising in Los Angeles, for an election he is not even a part of. If russia can get Ukraine back peacefully, Good for them.

Bugsy 25.07.2014 20:14

This is not about Russia or the US or any one particular country. Its simply about money and power, and truthfully I understand that, its human nature to want more for yourself and your family. I am not a Russian, and I am not in favor of the way in which they govern their citizens.

nick d 25.07.2014 20:14

The First Black U.S. President systematically brought swastika-wearing fascists to power in Ukraine to start a war on Russia’s borders. The passengers of the Malaysian airliner are victims of Obama’s carefully crafted apocalypse, a pre-fabricated conflict that could consume us all.

Washington is embarked on a mad, scorched earth policy to terrorize the planet into submission through relentless escalation into a global state of war. Unable to maintain its dominance through trade and competition, the U.S. goes beyond the brink to plunge the whole planet into a cauldron of death.

WorkTogether 25.07.2014 20:12

nick d 25.07.2014 19:56

The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding downing of MH17 reached unprecedented lows.

There is tangible desperation across Western media .. their political spheres and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine but upon the world as their weakening grip apparent to all.

Obviously US satellite photos don't support Obama regime’s lies. If they did USA would have released them to great fanfare days ago.

Very true!

WorkTogether 25.07.2014 20:06

Everyone of my wide circle of friends all over the world and their friends, ignorant and initially fearing Russia, have become stern supporters of her now; have got to understand Russia, love Putin and Lavrov and thought the Sochi Games were made in heaven...

But there is great sadness about the arrogance and hegemony and obvious in the face lies of the US gov, because most western people have always trusted the US, were very excited that Obama would bring the greatly needed change to his country.

But alas today we all see this obviously clever man looking anything but happy, relegated to another fascist puppet too!


William Daviau 25.07.2014 18:59

The war in the Ukraine is not America's war. Why are we so involved? Does America need to take a side in every dispute, even when our interests are not served by taking sides?

If we care so much, why aren't we simply promoting a vote by the people of each region as to what they want to do.

Such good conversation and put across with great clarity. Why does US gov not play the altruistic peacemaker, the world had hoped she'd be and not the now, very hated 'policeman'?

Why the yen for global dominance? Who is threatening the US - nobody!


WorkTogether 25.07.2014 19:50

Tim 25.07.2014 19:21

Please William.........the US started the mess with Victoria Nuland and expansion of NATO close to the borders of Russia. US corporatism and economic takeover of Ukraine to appease EU. The Russians are brave enough not to accept the US rhetoric.

Yes Tim, right you are!

WorkTogether 25.07.2014 19:48

Washington's whole foreign policy is built on innuendo's (hidden lies) all over the world.

Russia of course has always been the country they desired to demonize the most as Russia has not and never will be at their beck and call.

They can't handle it, hence they resort to cheap talk. However, all their actions and talk will boomerang on them because the Truth always returns to boomerang Lies.

If US politicians want to save even a teeny bit of face, they should abandon their foreign policies, stop meddling in the affairs of other countries and start rebuilding the USA. The world like Russia, wants peace!

WorkTogether 25.07.2014 19:37

Le Ruscino 25.07.2014 19:29

I think Russia is coming out of this with a lot of respect by a peace loving majority who realise how very difficult it has been for Russia to take the massive provocation by the US to get into a war based on American lies with a presstitute MSM that have no shame at all.

Bravo to Russia as the truth comes out in the end and bit by bit it's emerging now for all to see!

Obama has truly shamed the US for evermore - please Americans vote in a person who does not want WW3 next time.

Incredibly well said Le Ruscino! Wish I could paint your words in all the sky!



brian 25.07.2014 19:27

Having spent $5 billion to enslave the Ukraine, the US now finds itself out maneuvered by Russia. Washington now turns its anger toward Russia. US policy has not changed over the years, to demonise your opponent and then to justify engaging in war. Unfortunately the opponent in this case is Russia, hence the need to lash out verbally...Like Syria.


Tim 25.07.2014 19:21

William Daviau 25.07.2014 18:59

The war in the Ukraine is not America's war.
Please William.........the US started the mess with Victoria Nuland and expansion of NATO close to the borders of Russia. US corporatism and economic takeover of Ukraine to appease EU. The Russians are brave enough not to accept the US rhetoric.

William Daviau 25.07.2014 18:59

The war in the Ukraine is not America's war. Why are we so involved? Does America need to take a side in every dispute, even when our interests are not served by taking sides? If we care so much, why aren't we simply promoting a vote by the people of each region as to what they want to do.


Riz 25.07.2014 18:42

Marie did Barff a lot today, it's a puppet!

Anna Charles 25.07.2014 18:40

Also, you have to despair when the US admin employs people like Marie Harf as Spokeswoman. There is nothing about her voice, countenance or deportment which inspires trust or confidence. Even her expression reveals a personality stretched by deception and delusion.

http://rt.com/news/175656-moscow-us-harf-ukraine/

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