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Data Shows FairTax Generates More Revenue

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Americans Frustrated Watching Tax Policymakers Play “Ground Hog Day”

Washington, DC – Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT) released revenue estimates last week that showing how the FairTax, a national sales tax, would have collected far more federal revenue in 2009 and 2010 than the current income tax based system.

The estimates demonstrate that FairTax-generated revenues for 2009 would have been $171 billion more than the IRS revenue and in 2010; the FairTax would have generated $267 billion more.

AFFT provided the data to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction or Super Committee recently and is releasing it to the public today.

“ Watching Washington tax policymakers churn a few well-worn and ineffective ideas to come up with the same disappointing results is like watching the movie ‘Ground Hog Day’, except this is real life not a movie” said AFFT Chairman and Co-Founder Leo E. Linbeck, Jr.

“No wonder the American people are so frustrated! Some in Washington want to adjust and tinker with the current sclerotic system but working Americans are ready to throttle it and them and start fresh. The time for reform is over. We need to be seeking replacement.

“The FairTax is a hybrid within the range of consumption tax alternatives— more transparent, simpler and it returns the power to determine how much tax is paid to the American people.

“We believe it addresses the nearly $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction the congressional deficit committee is charged with making, and responds to the nearly $4 trillion in cuts offered by Democrats and other partisan issues.

The FairTax projections are based on a 23 percent tax inclusive rate of taxation as proscribed in the Fair Tax legislation (HR 25/S 13).

The estimates were provided by David Tuerck, Chairman of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston.

“Because revenues from a consumption tax are always more stable over the business cycle than revenues from an income tax, it stands to reason that the FairTax would have reduced the deficit in recent years, had it been in place,” said Tuerck.

Formed in 1995, AFFT is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to replacing the current tax system with a progressive national retail sales tax.

For a copy of the FairTax data go to FairTax.org/EstimatedRevenue or call 703-931-2324.

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Saving the Coral Reefs

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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Thank You. . .

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanksgiving is a blessing in disguise. With our friends and family near, it’s up to each of us to make this day as special as we can.

Let’s be happy and spread cheer this Thanksgiving and bring joy to everyone we encounter. If we do anything this Thanksgiving, let’s be grateful!

Once a year we get the chance to thank God, our family, friends for every little joy that comes each day.

Expressing true gratefulness is difficult in one day, for grateful deeds need to span throughout the year. So along with our friends and family, and because Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey and pie, wish everyone the heartiest thanks.

God has blessed us with so much love and care. Thanksgiving is the time to thank God for all his blessings.

Thanksgiving is meant to be a time for giving thanks. Giving thanks doesn’t mean the utterance of words, but by meaning them with the heart. Remember, Nobility is served on the plate of Thanksgiving since noble are those able to express gratitude. 

If there ever was created a day so pure, so noble, it was none other than Thanksgiving.

Other than family and friends, the forest, the rain, the sun, the water; all of nature also deserves our gratitude. Be thankful for everything and everyone in life. Be thankful to God, who created everything and everyone.

The time has come to give thanks. The time has come to feel blessed. The time has come to have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Be thankful as Thanksgiving is here.

Thanksgiving is all about giving to the needy, thanking those we love and cherish. Thank someone for being a part of your life. It’s the best gift you can give them.

Being thankful is a blessed opportunity. An opportunity everyone has access to on Thanksgiving Day. Let’s give thanks to all those who matter to us and make a difference in our life.

Thanksgiving is not just for expressing thanks for what we have. It is also a time to be grateful for what we are going to have.

Thank you for everything you mean to me and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Categories: Fun, Inspirational, WellBeing

Hinduism

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment
[Second in the Continuing Series “World Religions”]

 

Hinduism (Sanskrit Hindū Dharma, also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika Dharma is a religion originating in the Indian subcontinent, based on the Vedas, and is thought to be the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. The term, “Hinduism,” is heterogeneous, as Hinduism consists of several schools of thought. It encompasses many religious rituals that widely vary in practice, as well as many diverse philosophies. Most Hindus believe in a Supreme Cosmic Spirit, which may be understood in abstract terms as Brahman or which may be worshipped in personal forms such as Vishnu, Shiva or Shakti. The religion is classified by many different forms of theism such as monotheism, monism, pantheism, polytheism and even atheism. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world with approximately 1 Billion adherents, (2010), approximately 930 million of whom are in India.

Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its direct roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India and, as such, Hinduism is often called the “oldest living religion” or the “oldest living major religion” in the world.

A large body of texts is classified as Hindu, divided into Śruti (“revealed”) and Smriti (“remembered”) texts. These texts discuss theology, philosophy and mythology, and provide information on the practice of dharma (religious living). Among these texts, the Vedas are the foremost in authority, importance and antiquity. Other major scriptures include the Upanishads, Purāṇas and the epics Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa. The Bhagavad Gītā, a syncretistic treatise from the Mahābhārata, is of special importance. It combines Vedanta, Yoga, and some Samkhya philosophy into its discussion of good conduct and life.

For Further Reading: Hinduism article in Wikipedia

Relationship Therapy You Can Do on Your Own

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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Horizon Technologys Secure Systems Services

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

     

   A search for Data Breach in Wikipedia returns: “A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.”
 
Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information (PHI), Personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property.
 
In an updated report from the nonprofit consumer organization Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a total of 457,681.220 individual records containing sensitive personal information were involved in security breaches in the United States between June 2008 and June 2011, excluding incidents where sensitive data was apparently not actually exposed.                
                                                                             
 
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A Brief Note on Consciousness

November 12, 2011 Leave a comment

God is the consciousness spawned by its own Creation. The Universe, including each and every instance of its parts; the stars; the galaxies; the beasts and the beauties – you and I – are the first and only instance of that Creative process.

This creation, once it began, has no choice but to continue onward and outward in all directions. You can personally witness this miracle by considering one of your own thoughts. A thought consists of the same basic substance of the essential “matter” of the universe itself. According to most current models of human physiology; a thought is comprised of an electrical impulse that travels along a neural pathway. At the same time, a thought consists of the physical matter that can be observed occurring as a C fiber activity in the brain. What is true of your thought is true of the universe as well. Modern physics tells us that in the world of the very small – the subatomic – at any moment, a quanta (the smallest discrete particle of existence) can be either “matter” or “energy”; it simply depends on the moment we choose to “observe” it.

Much like the universe and all “things” in it; there was a time in your brain when that thought did not exist. Then it was, and, still is. A thought occurs much like the ripples created by a stone tossed into a calm pond. What is different about our thoughts is that there is no shore! The thought simply continues on in all directions, on into infinity and beyond. Sometimes, there are related actions taken, more often the thought exists completely and only by itself.

What matters mostly, is that this thought and all other thoughts you or I or anyone has is made up of the same stuff as the fundamental building blocks of the entire universe. If you could look at any one of your thoughts as it occurred, you would witness a spectacular and startling show as magnificent as any star producing nebula albeit on a much smaller scale. And, when connected to the driving force of your intention, this thought has the creative force and sustaining quality of any creative force that has ever existed including the momentous force generated by the big bang itself!

As it turns out, there are five basic forces that comprise our universe, not four. Intention is that fifth force. Without intention the big bang is simply a great noise with spectacular momentary sights and sounds without permanent sustainability or continuing expanding substance. Intention functions exactly the same in our consciousness.

A thought might be just a thought; but a thought connected to our intention can move mountains!

[Abstracted from Science & Spiritualism by Robert Eugene Miller]