taxation

Fighting Lost Causes in the American Civil War

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Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
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Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014

PBS series, The Civil War by Ken BurnsIn the celebrated PBS series by Ken Burns, The Civil War (1990), Southern historian Shelby Foote provides excellent anecdotes that embroider the documentary. In one of these vignettes, Foote mentions a dialogue between a Confederate and a Union soldier, in which the latter asks, "Why do you fight?" The Confederate soldier responds, "Because you are here." Foote adds, "Which is not a bad answer!"

Scotland and Britain and the historic referendum for Scottish independence — a disinterested view from afar

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Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014

After a highly charged two-year campaign, the Scottish people have spoken, and the final vote and tally completed. On September 18, 2014, Scotland voted in a massive referendum on the issue of Scottish independence. The result being that Scotland would stay within the United Kingdom after all — rejecting, by a decisive vote, the call for independence: 2,001,926 citizensScottish Referendum No Thanks cast a No vote; 1,617,989, a Yes vote.

Obama's Mid-term (Spring 2014) Report Card — Protecting the Personal Freedom of Americans!

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Obama's Report Card 2014A week or so ago we discussed Obama's Mid-term Report Card on foreign policy. It was the opinion of most readers of GOPUSA that the sitting President received a solid "F, " failing grade.

The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt by Scott W. Rasmussen

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Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1LKQ81O0BP49Q?ie=UTF8&display=public&sort_by=MostRecentReview&page=1

The Peoples' Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt by Scott Rasmussen is a good book to initiate us as concerned citizens to the nuts and bolts of the process of getting the government budget balanced and the federal debt eliminated.

Abolishing Taxes

Author: 
Bert A. Loftman, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Fall 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editor,

The IRS and Taxes

Author: 
Bert Loftman, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
January/February 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,

News Capsules (May/June 1998)

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Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
May/June 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
3

Kudos

Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., M.D., AAPS and Editorial Board member of the Medical Sentinel, has been appointed member of the newly-formed Ethics Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians. He has already attended the first meeting in New Orleans last year and subsequent meetings this year. He will be participating in setting the tone and direction of the committee as well as its mission. We wish him our best.

Tax Equity, Private Contracting, and Quality Medical Care

Author: 
Joseph Scherzer, MD
Article Type: 
Editorial
Issue: 
November/December 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
6

Physician incentive to behave in a traditional fashion as a firm, patient advocate, is waning for many reasons — some functional, and some intentional. For example, managed care has devised a novel payment system for contracted physicians called capitation that actually reverses the normal incentive for providing treatment. Under capitation, a “provider” is paid a flat fee (perhaps 50 cents) per “covered life.” The capitated doctor is paid in advance by such a company — even if he does not treat a single patient over the course of a year.

For Good and Evil --- The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization by Charles Adams

Author: 
Reviewed by Bert A. Loftman, MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Spring 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
2

Charles W. Adams, a U.S. tax attorney, states the purpose of his book is to "set taxation apart and bring it into focus as one of the most powerful forces at work structuring society, today as well as in the past." He points out this is a formidable task, that there is no formalized discipline on this subject and this book is "to help fill that void." He starts out with a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes, a well known Supreme Court Justice of the early 20th Century. The quote is over the entrance of the IRS building in Washington, D.C.

'Death and Taxes' at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
January/February 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
1

[What are taxes?] The greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner
and crevice of industry[which] watches prosperity as its prey and permits
none to escape without tribute.
Thomas Paine
The Rights of Man (1791)

Let us flee to the land of the barbarian
where we may live as free men.
Roman citizen, A.D. 4th cent.

Do not dig a hole for somebody else,
lest you fall in it yourself.
Russian proverb

A civic duty and a historic parallel

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Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macon Telegraph journalist Charles Richardson, former Mercer University President, Dr. Kirby Godsey, and Mercer Law Professor David Oedel have all brought interesting points to the discussion of the problem of education and ethics. I believe this is a problem -- not just affecting Georgia and Bibb County -- but also the nation. And, in contemporary society, it goes deeper than educational methodology and throwing money at the problem.

Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba & Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Source: 
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2010/07/08/faria_opening_trade_with_cuba_letting_the_us_taxpayers_foot_the_bill/

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the old, unreformed Stalinist variety, who have, in fact, devastated and desolated a once beautiful and prosperous island.

Georgia’s Amendment 2: A Foot in the Door

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Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Although I have not practiced neurosurgery for many years, I have kept abreast of health care policy and advances in medicine. Since my retirement I founded and edited a medical journal, served on the editorial board of another international surgical neurology peer-reviewed journal, and at the request of President George W. Bush I served in the Injury Research Grant Review Committee of the CDC in Atlanta. I trained at the premier Georgia trauma center, Grady Memorial Hospital, under the auspices of Emory University, and I have published on this subject.

Socialism, property taxes: Reducing the burden

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Kudos to State Rep. Allen Peake for his valiant efforts and much-needed proposal to eliminate the increasingly burdensome property taxes in the state of Georgia. No one should be surprised that Mr. Frank Gadbois is against it! His aversion to individual freedom and free market capitalism is well known. Instead, Mr. Gadbois is for "progressive taxation," confiscatory, class warfare socialism first enunciated by Karl Marx in the second plank of his Communist Manifesto (1848), in which he called for "a heavy, progressive or graduated income tax."

Legislature should give property owners some relief

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Kudos for The Telegraph report [07/02/07] describing the current tax situation in Bibb County that may saddle county taxpayers with thousands of dollars in penalties and tax arrears.

Now we read that Bibb County Chief Appraiser, Jim Davis, is looking for a private consulting firm with an incredible price tag of $2.5 million to do another property tax assessment in Bibb County.

Socialism, property taxes: Reducing the burden

Kudos to State Rep. Allen Peake for his valiant efforts and much-needed proposal to eliminate the increasingly burdensome property taxes in the state of Georgia. No one should be surprised that Mr. Frank Gadbois is against it! His aversion to individual freedom and free market capitalism is well known. Instead, Mr. Gadbois is for "progressive taxation," confiscatory, class warfare socialism first enunciated by Karl Marx in the second plank of his Communist Manifesto (1848), in which he called for "a heavy, progressive or graduated income tax."

Legislature should give property owners some relief

Kudos for The Telegraph report [07/02/07] describing the current tax situation in Bibb County that may saddle county taxpayers with thousands of dollars in penalties and tax arrears.

Now we read that Bibb County Chief Appraiser, Jim Davis, is looking for a private consulting firm with an incredible price tag of $2.5 million to do another property tax assessment in Bibb County.



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