"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." P.J. O'Rourke
The "Agenda" section of Obama's Change.gov transition website has gone effectively blank. Apparently, The One couldn't take the heat that it was drawing, before he even had a chance to become Supreme Overlord.
Part of what they tried to suck down the memory hole, courtesy of Google Cache:
Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
The "America Serves" section is still there, although the wording of Oba-Massa's student slavery proposal, has been changed, to now be a "goal" instead of being "required." But the internet doesn't forget.
God, if they can't take the heat from the web less than a week after winning the election (which they did largely by avoiding getting into policy proposals as much as possible), they're going to have a very rough 4 years, and it will only be 4.
BLEG - Withdrawing from Withholding
How do you do it? I'm sick of loaning Uncle Sam a few grand, interest free, every year.
My intent is to turn off the withholding, and have my bank automatically stick the money that would have been gone to Uncle Sam into a savings account. Then on April 15th, I give the .gov what I owe, and I get the interest.
I do actually pay taxes, even with a wife and 2 kids, so I can't just write "Exempt" on the appropriate line on the W4.
So, anyone out there know how (or if) I can go about this without breaking any laws? Can I just claim enough exemptions that nothing gets withheld?
Call Him Oba-Massa
From the Word of the One: (ttp://change.gov/americaserves/ No, I'm not going to link to that duplicitous fuckwad's website.
“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.”
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Let me repeat that one section again: "require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year."
Require. As in, make mandatory. And since it's "community service," the children won't get paid. The labor of your children will belong to the State.
There's another name for mandatory, unpaid labor. Slavery.
Does anyone else find this a sickening twist on part of the Tenth Plank of the Communist Manifesto? "Combination of education with industrial production." Except instead of industrial production, it's labor forservice to the State community.
Although I do have an idea for the "Clean Energy Corps": take all those kids that the nannyists are fretting about being overweight, and have them hop on a bunch of stationary bikes hooked up to dynamos. Presto! Thinner kids and low pollution (although all that panting and wheezing will produce CO2) electricity.
slave screams he thinks he knows what he wants slave screams thinks he has something to say slave screams he hears but doesn't want to listen slave screams he's being beat into submission
don't open your eyes you wont like what you see the devils of truth steal the souls of the free don't open your eyes take it from me i have found you can find happiness in slavery
slave screams he spends his life learning conformity slave screams he claims he has his own identity slave screams he's going to cause the system to fall slave screams but he's glad to be chained to that wall
don't open your eyes you wont like what you see the blind have been blessed with security don't open your eyes take it from me i have found you can find happiness in slavery
i don't know what i am i don't know where i've been human junk just words and so much skin stick my hands thru the cage of this endless routine just some flesh caught in this big broken machine Lyric link Permalink |