“Trump officials stage full-court press for tax plan”
The Trump administration on Thursday began a full-court press aimed at generating momentum for President Trump’s tax reform plan.
The Trump administration also made efforts to rally support from influential conservatives. Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Gary Cohn on Thursday met with groups such as Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a group backed by the Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch.
The White House’s plan came in the form of one-page overview, and set down some significant markers, including lowering the top individual rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent and the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.
Businesses have been excited about the prospects for tax reform since Trump was elected, and groups overall were pleased to see a plan that proposed lower rates for businesses and a move to a “territorial” system that doesn’t tax U.S. companies foreign earnings.
We can be sure these tax proposals are going to run contrary to Jewish interests and their complicit, predatory right wing interests (of course not).
In fact, Gary Cohn’s tax program is going to tax Asia in order to pay for American blacks ..and even to pay for all America’s SSD and SSI, which America’s wealthy should be paying their fair share for (either that, or have Americans come to terms with who they don’t want to live with and be bothered by).
So there I was,
watching that mortifying
super-horrible policies unpacking itself into the international arena
and I was asking – while I was drinking white rum directly from the
bottle – a
single question. Only one question.
Bernie—I mean, Trump, how
planning to actually pay for any of this stuff, fam?”
The answer arrived
shortly thereafter! The ‘answer’ is apparently:
Doubling-down on protectionist tariffs and incoherent ‘buy American’
sloganeering to socially reinforce it, a move which depends on the absurd
and not-ever-happening idea that Asian economies
will passively allow the United States to subject them to a
tariff regime designed by Gary Cohn since
certain commodities stocks have spiked up since 09 November
2016, and maybe if
markets reorder themselves around that, those positions can continue
to grow. People can make instruments which tap into that
expansion, and then people and the state itself can borrow
instruments using some very fancy mathematical formulas to predict
their performance. Detroit and other Rust Belt disaster zones will
magically be rebuilt, and the African-Americans will somehow crank
out billions of widgets while somehow not being at all
socially-dysfunctional, so that all of the big spending will totally
somehow pay for itself. The formulas may or may not have
documentation associated with them. The formulas may or may not even
be based in any kind of rational thought. Your children can then
repay the money to Goldman Sachs about 35 years from now. And all of
that is to be done so that the allegedly
heroic America can finally defeat the allegedly
undead East Asia.
I guess you could
say that I disagree with the Israel-backed Trumpist
manchild plan, because my geopolitical stances are all anti-Semitic in
one way or another. You could say that I disagree with the
manchild plan because I am of course an Asian woman, which is another
factor that makes me very scary and perhaps ‘evil’.
Uncle Sam The Tax ManFICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act and consists of a Social Security tax and a Medicare tax. This tax is very important for everyone to understand because so often we only think about federal tax rates and state income tax rates. The FICA tax is a big percentage of your total tax bill, especially for those making under six figures a year.
When I was making big bucks in finance, the tax bill was equally big bucks. The only saving grace was seeing my after tax paycheck increase after the maximum taxable income threshold for Social Security was breached each year. The tax amounts were jolting based on how inefficient the government was and still is with regards to spending our money.
For 2017, the maximum amount of taxable earnings for Social Security and Medicare is $127,500. In other words, an employee must pay 6.2% of any income up to $127,500 for 2017 = $7,905. But any dollar you make above $127,500 is free of the Social Security tax. Hence, a good goal for everyone is to make as much as they can over $127,500 as possible, right?
Not so fast. Given we have a progressive tax system in America with Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and deduction phaseouts, I’ve calculated that the optimal Adjusted Gross Income is roughly $250,000, +/- $50,000. At $250,000, $131,500 of the earnings is free from the 6.2% Social Security tax. Meanwhile, you still get most of your mortgage interest deduction, and only have to pay a slight amount of AMT, depending on the person. A $250,000 income is also high enough to live relatively comfortably in any part of the world.
Some might argue that the Social Security tax is regressive because it caps out at $127,500 in 2016. Why shouldn’t rich people pay more? Here’s the thing people might not understand. Social Security benefits cap out based on the maximum amount of Social Security tax contribution as well. It’s not like someone who is making $500,000, and not having to pay the 6.2% Social Security tax on $381,500 of his earnings is getting extra benefits based off his $500,000 income. He’s just getting the maximum Social Security payout amount when it comes time for him to collect based on the maximum taxable income amount he contributes.
The $500,000 income earner is already paying the highest marginal federal tax rate of 39.6% plus state taxes, if applicable.
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:33.
In what is becoming a “no-go zone” for Whites in East London, a group of blacks savagely beat two Whites passing through; one White is seen sprawled unconscious while blacks gather around to snap pictures of him in his helplessly beaten, unconscious state. The few Whites passing by the event do nothing and offer no help; except for one White guy who runs interference for the second victim at the end of the sequence.
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:44.
Mandy taking an ‘usie’ with friend.
The Hawkeye, Remembering The Life of ‘Mandy”, 23 August 2015:
You could always find her at the Wesley serving others and surrounded by people who truly cared. Her name was Ming-Chen Hsiao, but others called her “Mandy.”
Mandy was an international student who recently graduated with her master’s degree in May. Three months later, she died from a stab wound at her apartment right off the campus.
The unfortunate incident left many shocked, especially those who knew her personally.
Tra’von Washington was a close friend of Mandy’s who said her death was almost unreal.
“I would always see her almost every day, so after a while I started wondering what was going on with her,” said Washington, a senior kinesiology major.
Washington said he was in complete disbelief once he found out he wouldn’t see Mandy again.
He said humility is one of many ways to describe the kind of life she lived.
“She was never afraid to ask for help,” said Washington. “And I feel like that’s what most people can get from Mandy.”
Here’s Mandy trying on sunglasses while shopping.
Washington said Mandy was looking for “different types” of jobs before she died and that the next chapter of her life were looking bright. He said her sudden death has taught him a valuable lesson.
“We all should just cherish our life and the people around us because we never know when that person is going to leave,” Washington said.
He misses her dearly, but he said he will continue to carry on her life example.
Kristin Gadwa said she will miss her too. She said one thing that always stood about Mandy was her heart. “She taught me how to love,” said Gadwa, director of missions at the Wesley. “It’s the biggest thing she did.”
Gadwa said she still giggles when she thinks about Mandy riding her bike into the parking lot at the Wesley. “We always knew it was her by how she rode her bike and how she held herself,” Gadwa said.
Gadwa said Mandy showed her and the Wesley family something they will never forget.
“She taught us how to serve people,” said Gadwa. “And it was a good thing for all of us to learn to do that.”
While those who remember Mandy mourn and celebrate her life, they eagerly wait to find out what exactly happened to their beloved friend.
Detective Reggie Brown of the Monroe Police Department said that details of the homicide can’t be released at this time.
“Our detectives are diligently following leads,” said Brown. “We do have some tips that could possibly help solve the case and at this time we are working hard and tirelessly to solve this case.”
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:33.
NewObserver, “Israeli Air Force Bombs Anti-ISIS Forces in Syria”, 23 Apr 2017:
The Israeli Air Force has carried out two bombing raids against anti-ISIS army forces in the west of Syria as part of the [Israeli imperialist state’s] long-running campaign to disrupt the Syrian government’s military campaign against the terrorist army.
According to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a military source announced that the “Israeli enemy’s warplanes fired two missiles at 18:45 from within occupied territory at a military position in the surroundings of Khan Arnabeh in Quneitra countryside, causing material damage.”
The “occupied territory” being referred to is the Golan Heights, which Israel seized in 1967, and annexed against all international law.
The SANA report said that the Israeli “aggression came after an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate military positions in Quneitra countryside was foiled and the terrorists suffered heavy losses.”
This, SANA said, “proves that Israel provides direct support to terrorist organizations,” adding that their source “affirmed that such desperate attempts will not dissuade the Army and Armed Forces from continuing to crush the terrorist groups that act as Israel’s proxy in the area.”
A follow-up report in Al Jazeera revealed that Sunday’s attacks targeted fighters loyal to the Syrian government in the Naba al-Fawwar area of Quneitra province, which is located in the 30 percent of the Golan Heights that is not under Israeli occupation.
Three fighters from the pro-government National Defence Forces (NDF) were killed and at least two more were wounded in the attack, an NDF official said.
The terrorist armies fighting Syria’s Bashar al-Assad government and its allies control much of the Quneitra area.
Unusually, the Israeli Army confirmed that it had targeted positions inside Syria in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the northern part of the occupied Golan Heights.
“The Israeli army targeted the source of the fire,” an army statement said without giving further details.
In reality, the terrorist groups operating in the area against the Syrian government often operate close to Israeli lines—because Israel treats their wounded in hospitals inside the Jewish state, and it is therefore inevitable that the Israeli side will be hit occasionally by stray rounds.
The Israelis however always take these stray rounds as an excuse to bomb Syrian government positions.
The Jerusalem Post even admitted as much, saying that the Israeli attack was due to “errant rocket fire” caused by “fighting between Hezbollah and regime troops against rebel groups near Ain Ayshaa, Samadiniyah Sharqiyah & Madinat al-Baath near Quneitra.”
The other excuse which the Jewish [imperialist] state uses to attack the anti-ISIS forces in Syria is that they are “carrying weapons to Lebanon” to fight Israel—as if Syria could at this stage spare such military effort.
The Lebanese Hezbollah organization—most famous for defeating the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon—is one of the Syrian government’s key military allies, providing tens of thousands of troops on the ground in the fight against ISIS.
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:43.
Former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear, murdered with her boyfriend in 2014
1 Caracas, Venezuela 119.87
2 San Pedro Sula, Honduras 111.03
3 San Salvador, El Salvador 108.54
4 Acapulco, Mexico 104.73
5 Maturin, Venezuela 86.45
6 Distrito Central, Honduras 73.51
7 Valencia, Venezuela 72.31
8 Palmira, Colombia 70.88
9 Cape Town, South Africa 65.53
10 Cali, Colombia 64.27
11 Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela 62.33
12 Fortaleza, Brazil 60.77
13 Natal, Brazil 60.66
14 Salvador, Brazil 60.63
15 St. Louis, U.S.A. 59.23
16 Joao Pessoa, Brazil 58.4
17 Culiacan, Mexico 56.09
18 Maceio, Brazil 55.63
19 Baltimore, U.S.A. 54.98
20 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 54.96
New Observer, “Race and Crime: The Most Dangerous Cities in the World”, 24 April 2017:
The new list of the 50 most dangerous cities, compiled from official government policing figures, has been published on the Canadian-based Worldatlas news service, and shows that the worst crime rates appear in the cities with the largest racially mixed populations.
Eight of the 50 most dangerous cities—including the top ranked one—are in Venezuela, two are in Honduras, one is in El Salvador, five are in Mexico, three are in Colombia, four are in South Africa, one in Jamaica, 21 in Brazil, four in the USA, and one in Guatemala.
According to the figures, Caracas, Venezuela, has risen to the number one spot with 119.87 murders per 100,000. That city surged ahead of San Pedro Sula in Honduras, which formerly held top place with 171.2 murders per 100,000 people in 2015 (this rate has since dropped to 111.03 in 2016).
The clear link between race and crime has been highlighted once again with the release of the 2016 rankings of the world’s most dangerous cities—and the fact that every single one of them, including those in the U.S.—have majority nonwhite populations.
The report said that “some of the factors that may be to blame” for the murder rates that measure over 100 include illegal drug distribution, extensive poverty, and gangs.
For example, a rise in mass killings and escalating violence between gang members has resulted in the murder rate of San Salvador practically doubling in a year from 61.21 to 108.54, allowing it to take the third spot.
August was the most violent month in San Salvador, with more than 900 killings, including an unprecedented 52 deaths registered in a single day.
The other two cities that complete the top five most dangerous places in the world are Acapulco, Mexico and Maturin, Venezuela.
Four cities in the United States have a place among the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world (on the basis of murder per capita statistics). St. Louis ranks 15th on the list with a murder rate of 59.23 per 100,000 inhabitants, a rise from 2015’s rate of 49.93, making it the most dangerous urban area in the country.
The city is also present in rankings based on considerations for other crimes—the Missouri city has a burglary rate of 606.9 per 100,000 and an aggravated assault rate of 317.7 per 100,000. This has led many to the conclusion that St. Louis is the most dangerous city in the U.S.
Also of note is Baltimore, Maryland’s position on the list. In 2015, it was ranked 40th with a murder rate of 33.92. For 2016, however, it rose to 19th with a murder rate of 54.98 per 100,000 people.
Detroit is the third city included in the 2016 ranking of the world’s most dangerous cities in terms of murder rates. With its 43.89 murders per 100,000 people, it is a bit further down the list than St. Louis, but is still classified a dangerous place. Factoring in all violent crime Detroit tops the list of the most dangerous cities in the United States.
Although Chicago is often cited as the most dangerous urban area in the United States, even with a near record-breaking 762 murders in 2016, the murder rate remains at 28.2, making its position fall further on the list.
New Orleans falls further down with 41.44 murders per 100,000 residents a year.
The most dangerous cities in the world, as listed according to ranking, name, and murder rate per 100,000, are as follows:
1 Caracas, Venezuela 119.87
2 San Pedro Sula, Honduras 111.03
3 San Salvador, El Salvador 108.54
4 Acapulco, Mexico 104.73
5 Maturin, Venezuela 86.45
Euractiv, “Minister: Russia hacked Danish defence for two years”, 23 April 2017:
Russia has hacked the Danish Defence Ministry and gained access to employees’ emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark’s defence minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday (23 April).
The report comes at a time when several Western governments, including the United States, France and Britain, have accused Russia of hacking in order to influence elections — allegations Moscow has repeatedly dismissed as baseless.
A report from the Danish Defence Intelligence Service’s unit for cyber security said “a foreign player” had spied against Danish authorities and gained access to non-classified documents.
It did not name the country behind the espionage, but Foreign Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen told Berlingske it was Russia.
“It is linked to the intelligence services or central elements in the Russian government, and it is a constant battle to keep them away,” Frederiksen told the newspaper.
A spokeswoman from the Danish Defence Ministry confirmed that the minister had been quoted correctly but said he would give no further comments for the time being.
Spokespeople at the Kremlin were not available to comment on Sunday.
Frederiksen told Berlingske the hacking had been possible due to insufficient security around emails with non-classified material, something that has since been improved.
The group behind the attack went under the name APT28 or Fancy Bear and was one of two groups which allegedly gained illegal access to US Democrats’ emails last year, according to Berlingske.
Frederiksen said in January that Denmark plans to increase military spending in response to Russian missile deployments in the Baltic region that it perceives as a threat.
Polish Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz told EURACTIV.com last June that Russia had conducted a cyber-attack against the Polish ministry of defence and stole the telephone numbers of 10,000 Polish soldiers.
Polish defence minister: ‘Helpless requests’ don’t work with Russia
“Bon voyage” to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Russia. He should know that Moscow only understands equal partnerships from a position of strength, Polish Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Montenegro has reportedly been hit by cyber-attacks on the day of its last elections – 16 October 2016.
Montenegro hit by cyber-attacks on election day
The Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications of Montenegro has announced that several important websites were targeted by cyber-attacks on Sunday (16 October), the day of the country’s parliamentary elections.
Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency BfV, recently said that his services are seeing increased cyber spying and cyber operations that could potentially endanger German government officials, members of parliament and employees of democratic parties.
German spy agency warns of rise in Russian propaganda and cyber-attacks
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency yesterday (8 December) reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilising German society, and targeted cyber-attacks against political parties.
New Observer, “Fresno Shooting Highlights America’s Anti-White Murder Plague”, 19 April 2017:
Yet another racially-motivated black-on-white racist murder spree—this time in Fresno, California—has confirmed the reality that there are far more murders of whites committed by nonwhites than vice versa—even if the controlled media continually tries to portray otherwise.
In the latest incident, a black named Kori Taylor (who changed his name to Kori Ali Muhammad when he converted to Islam as a teenager—fatally shot three white men with a .357 revolver in the streets of Fresno.
Before surrendering to police, he allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” and expressed hatred toward white people and the government, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
According to the LA Times, Muhammad told his family there was a war going on between blacks and whites in America.
Posted by DanielS on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:34.
Visigrad Post, “No more than 12 migrants for Czechia”, 20 April 2017:
Czechia, Prague – According to the redistribution scheme of migrants, Czechia should have taken in 1,600 migrants. But Czechia just said it will not take in more than the 12 migrants it has welcomed.
Czechia is not prepared to accept more than the 12 migrants it has already taken under the quota scheme set up by the European Union (EU) even if that means facing sanctions, the nation’s interior minister has said.
“The ongoing security checking of remaining refugees showed that [we] no longer can accept anyone,” Chovanec said, as quoted by the Parlamentni Listy newspaper.
The security checking of refugees has been obstructed by a number of difficulties and sometimes can take up to several months as refugees tend to leave the camps in Greece and Italy, the minister added.
“The Czech government has to make a final decision on whether [finalization of accepting refugees] should be done at the expense of sanctions. I am in favor of it. We can not let people in here without control,” Chovanec said.
In March, Chovanec rejected Austria’s proposal to punish EU members who refuse to take in refugees with subsidy cuts, calling it divisive, recalls Sputnik.com.
Two-thirds of Czechs believe there is strong tension between Czechs and foreigners, which is virtually the same as a year ago, according to a new poll by the Stem agency. It had been at just 50 percent in 2013. The recent high response reflects concerns over the refugee crisis and terrorist attacks, according to Stem.
This position of the Czech government comes at a key moment, as Hungary and Poland are targeted by senior EU officials for their current policies, especially on the migrant topic, and as Hungary and Slovakia’s trial against the migrants’ quotas begins on May 10.