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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Archive for November 18th, 2010

Rocky Balboa: The Pursuit of Happiness

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2010

The great individual vs. the “committee”. How many small businessman have faced a scenario much like this one.

Combined with the property rights argument this is exactly what the Founders had in mind when they chained government and forced it to stop chaining us, but something happened along the way and once again the American People are pushing back. This is one of the most prescient scenes in modern movie history.

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UN IPCC Co-chair: climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2010

This is not the first time top UN officials have admitted this as they also have stated it in official UN documents…. and we covered it:

The Debate is Over. Global Warming Alarmism is About Achieving Central Control of the Economy and Now They Admit It Openly.

Al Gore: Climate change issue can lead to world government


Via American Thinker and NewsBusters:

One need read no further than the U.N. International Climate Accord [PDF] ultimately shot down at Copenhagen’s climate summit last year to understand the organization’s international wealth redistribution goals.  The failed treaty actually contained as many paragraphs outlining the payment of “climate debt” reparations by Western nations as it did emission reduction schemes.

Indeed, for nearly 50-years the U.N. has formulated its own unique brand of “social justice” under the guise of “saving the planet” by demonizing one byproduct of Western economic growth or another.  Carbon Dioxide is, of course, merely the devil’s derivative du jour.

Now, a high-ranking member of the U.N’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has admitted that climate policy has little to do with environmental protection.

On Sunday, Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and IPCC Co-chair of Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (translated) that “climate policy is redistributing the world’s wealth” and that “it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization.”


Edenhofer went on to explain that in Cancun, the redistribution of not only wealth but also natural resources will be negotiated, adding that:

The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.

And another shot at playing Robin Hood with Americans’ money.  As I addressed yesterday:

Now consider the U.N. plan to levy a climate reparations tax on the developed world (read that United States) on everything from airline flights and international shipping to fuel and financial transactions to the tune of $100 billion annually.  That scheme is backed by both Obama advisor Lawrence Summers and radical anti-American billionaire George Soros as a means to meet the annual figure “international leaders” agreed to in Copenhagen and will be a primary goal at Cancun in a few weeks.

Will Barack Obama and his fellow recently repudiated Democrats actually entertain incurring further international debt on the backs of strapped American taxpayers (whose belief in AGW is at an all-time low), given Edenhofer’s staggering affirmation?


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John Kasich to Feds: “You Can Not Raise Taxes On Dividends, Capital Gains”

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2010

Those of you who do not know, John Kasich designed the budgets under Gingrich/Clinton to make those surpluses while trimming taxes and spending. When you hear “Clinton had a surplus”, it is because of this man in this video. He is now the newly elected Governor of Ohio.

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Lou Dobbs: Bailout meant that GM got away with fewer reforms, House Democrats in denial

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2010

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