Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Obama Recovery Is No Recovery

...and here's why,

Obama’s attempts to increase taxes, for example, discourage businesses from expanding and deter consumers from spending. Many taxpayers already feel that taxes are extortionate and, fearing of even higher levies, have withheld their spending, thereby reducing demand for goods and services.
In addition, there have been recent “hidden” tax increases such as burgeoning "user fees" on drugs, biologics, medical devices, and food—the purpose of them being to get regulators to do their jobs.

There is also a potentially catastrophic 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. This excise tax is particularly pernicious because it is exacted not on profits but on revenues. It could jeopardize the very existence of start-up entities that are not yet realizing profits or companies that work on very thin margins.
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