Friday, April 01, 2005

Unions play politics with their members' pensions.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page

REVIEW & OUTLOOK

Pension Fund Blackmail
Unions play politics with their members' pensions.

Saturday, April 2, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST

A notable sidelight to the Social Security debate has been Big Labor's battle to keep business from supporting reform. The specifics of that attack are worth examining in their own right (see below), but the bigger story here is the way the AFL-CIO and its friends are now using pension funds to advance their political agenda.

Unionists chart antiwar drive

Unions Protest Against Bush's Social Security Proposal

Unions pressure financial firms not to back Bush on Social Security

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According to the U.N. It’s the End of the World as We Know It...

Some times it is just good to hear good news. Especially if it might piss off the water melons. This article gives some credence to conservation efforts put forth in the U.S. in the last 125 years. I might add with out trampling on property rights.
Yes conservation as in Conservative = Steward of the Republic and of the land.

Jonah Goldberg
NRO
April 01, 2005, 9:38 a.m.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It......and, yes, I feel fine. As does the U.S.

The bad news is that a new United Nations report says the world's coming to an end.

But, first, some good news: America's doing great!

Seriously, forests are breaking out all over America. New England has more forests since the Civil War. In 1880, New York State was only 25 percent forested. Today it is more than 66 percent. In 1850, Vermont was only 35 percent forested. Now it's 76 percent forested and rising. In the south, more land is covered by forest than at any time in the last century. In 1936 a study found that 80 percent of piedmont Georgia was without trees. Today nearly 70 percent of the state is forested. In the last decade alone, America has added more than 10 million acres of forestland.

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DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ARISTOCRATS

Bill Gates Sr. Unplugged: is the caption at Orbusmax That is what got my blood to boiling. It took three cups of coffee to cool me down.

Who doe's this sanctimonious pompous ass think he is. Bill Sr. may have money to squander on liberalism in this State however most folks don't. I say liberalism because there is more than enough money coming in to the State coffers to do the business of the State. As if that is not enough our Dem buddies in Olympia have decided to over tax it citizens in this LITIGARCHY government.

Inheriting a two million dollar farm means that the ares would have to cough up two hundred thousand dollars of extortion money to the state. Assets and cash flow are two entirely deferent things. That farm may only make sixty thousand a year, while it value came as a result of appreciation. At the same time a twenty million dollar business dose not mean that is it's annual income. And annual sales dose not compute to annual income.

A lot of these estates are family owned where the children may have been running the farm or business for some time when the parent passes. Imagine going through the legal hassle of get things in order to be able to carry on the business plus funeral and or hospital and Doctor bills, to have the State come in and demand there cut.

WHO CARES IF PEOPLE HAVE TO SELL THERE PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE DEMOCRATS.
This is nothing less than a Mafioso stile strong arm thievery, where you pay up or we will take your property.

As for Mr. Bill I would say if you want the State to have your estate put it in your WILL.

P-I

OPINION

Friday, April 1, 2005

Reinstate 'the grateful heirs' tax

By BILL GATES SR.
GUEST COLUMNIST

With the Washington Supreme Court having emasculated our inheritance tax on the basis of a controversial interpretation of a state statute, the governor and legislative leaders have proposed a fresh answer to restore the much-needed revenue.

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