|We won't be fooled again|
By the Left Coast Rebel
We've made no bones here about our disgust with GOP leadership, especially statist Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
At every single point, even when he had the upper hand, he folded like a moth-balled 20-dollar suit.
He handed Obama everything he wanted and more in every single three-ring-circus "negotiation" we had the misfortune of witnessing.
And his recent promise to exact reform or deep budgets cuts as the debt ceiling increase creeps up before the election?
Please, give us a break...
As independent conservatives and libertarians, we shouldn't be surprised.
If you inspect his big-government record, you'll find, like the trained seal he is that he's doing exactly what he's conditioned to do: he's just a slimy Good Ol' Boy backroom-dealing big-government Republican charlatan.
How did he ever get the speakership? Answer: because the Good Ol' Boy big-government Republican back-scratching statist network is alive and well - even as America burns.
They don't give a crap that America is deficit spending untold billions per day.
They could care less that we are bankrupting our children and our children's children.
They don't give a flying rat's ass or a rolling donut that their acquiescence to the every Democrat pet program (including national bankruptcy) means the nation's certain failure.
And the worst?
Out of one side of the mouth, they tell us they're "against" ObamaCare yet they fund it piece by piece conveniently out of public sight. Boehner has his hands so deep in the ObamaCare cookie jar we might as well just call it BoehnerCare and keep it simple.
And the latest Boehner transgression, you ask?
Today John Boehner signaled his support of Chuck Schumer's class warfare bill, the so-called Ex-PATRIOT Act.
More on the Ex-PATRIOT Act from Zero Hedge (bold mine):
This week, the universally stupid brainchild of US Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey known as the Ex-PATRIOT Act inched a bit closer towards becoming law.The Ex-PATRIOT Act is truly Orwellian and unfit for even today's somewhat free America.
‘Ex-PATRIOT’ is an absurd acronym that stands for “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy”. I call it the Tax Slave Act… and it proposes three key provisions:
1) Individuals who are deemed, in the sole discretion of the US government, to have renounced US citizenship in order to avoid US taxes, will be permanently barred from re-entering the United States.
2) Such individuals will also be required to pay a 30% capital gains tax to the United Statesgovernment on ALL future investment gains derived from the US. Currently, non-citizens who do not reside in the US pay no US capital gains tax.
3) These proposals are RETROACTIVE, and, if passed, would apply to anyone who renounced his/her citizenship within the last 10-years.
This is a truly despicable thing to do considering that these former citizens followed the appropriate rules at the time, paid the tax, and moved on with their lives. Now Uncle Sam wants to go back in time to unilaterally change the deal, and expect everyone to abide even though they’re not even citizens anymore. The arrogance is overwhelming.
More importantly, this bill is also a major deterrent for people who are thinking about renouncing US citizenship today.
The passage of this law will undoubtedly cause many people who were considering expatriation to abandon the idea altogether as the thought of being permanently barred from entry is too much to bear.
It’s truly extraordinary that the Land of the Free has deteriorated to the point that the government must now resort to threats, coercion, and intimidation in order to keep its most productive citizens inside.
And yet John Boehner supports it.
Fire John Boehner.
Spread the word.
Just make it happen - NOW.
Updated: republican Mother has the real Friends of Boehner.