The Ice Blog

by Ice

Tax Increases Begin Next Year

If you believe the tax increases won’t effect your finances next year – think again. If there were ever a time to seek Financial Solutions to the runaway system of taxation – now is the time. Are there steps that you can take to reduce the burden of next years increased tax rates?  Contact The Ice Blog to find out.

Major Individual Income Tax Benefits Expiring 12/31/2011:

• Personal tax credits applied against income tax no longer apply

• Higher alternative minimum tax exemptions revert back to extraordinarily-low thresholds

• $250 school teacher expense deduction ends

• Mortgage insurance premium deduction expires

• State and local sales tax deductions expire

• Tuition and related fees deduction end

• IRA to charity tax-free transfers stop

• 2% Social Security tax reduction ends

Major Individual Income Tax Benefits Expiring 12/31/2012:

• Marriage penalty equalization ends

• Dividends taxed at capital gains rates removed, taxed at regular rates now

• Capital gains low tax rates expires

• Removal of itemized deduction phase out for higher income Americans

• Removal of personal exemption phase out for higher income Americans

• Child care deduction limit of $3,000 reverts to $2,400

• Child credit reduces from $1,000 per child to $500 per child

• Low 10% tax bracket for low income Americans is eliminated

• Lower income tax rates and smaller brackets expires

• Refundable adoption credit and reduced deduction

• American Opportunity college education credit expires

• Major reduction in earned income credits and refunds

• Income tax exemption for debt forgiven on home foreclosures and repossessions

• Deduction for student loan interest ends

• Education IRA limit drops from $2,000 to $500

Vote Ron Paul and put an end to the IRS strangle hold on your freedom and finances.

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November 10, 2011 Posted by | Economy, IRS, Money, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer | , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Money, Banking and The Federal Reserve (Video)

by The Ludwig von Mises Institute
The Ludwig von Mises Institute

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood “The Monster”. But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salemo, Hans Hoppe and Lew Rockwell, this estraordinary film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we’re told, happy about this 42 minute blockbuster. Watch it and you’ll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America.

You can order the “Money, Banking and The Federal Reserve on DVD at Mises.org

October 11, 2009 Posted by | American History, Austrian Economics, Banks, Congress, Credit, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End of America, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Government, Inflation, Investing, Investment, Law, Legislation, Lew Rockwell, Limited Federal Government, Loans, Loans/Mortgage, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Market Economy, Money, Murray N. Rothbard, Politics, Ron Paul, Sovereignty, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Trade | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cap & Tax: Letter from C4L

September 17, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty:

One day, you hear a loud knock on your front door.

But it’s not a neighbor visiting or someone trying to sell you a subscription.

Instead, it’s a federal agent — the federal government’s newest threat to your liberty demanding to check your household appliances . . . your light bulbs . . . your thermostat . . . and this is NO JOKE.

Believe me, I wish it was.

But should the so-called Cap and Trade Bill (which should be called Cap and Tax) pass, what I just described could be EXACTLY what you and I see in home after home, town after town all across our country — along with skyrocketing taxes, home electric bills and heating prices.

That’s why it’s vital you sign the petition linked at the end of this letter to your U.S. Senators, insisting they vote against this dangerous power grab IMMEDIATELY.

You see, if passed, Cap and Tax would give the federal government UNPRECEDENTED control over the private sector — and our very lives.

Big Government bureaucrats in Washington would effectively be able to tax businesses for emitting more carbon dioxide than they think is “appropriate.”

Just as bad, they’ll be able to demand you change your way of living — forcing you to “retrofit” your house with “government-approved” light-bulbs, refrigerators, water heaters, toilets, air conditioners, and whatever else they can dream up.

And don’t think for a second they won’t send around federal jackboots to make sure you’re complying.

In fact, the Cap and Tax Bill SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES just such intrusive home visits by government snoops, empowered to sniff around your basement, climb into your attic and search your closets.

And that’s not all.

You see, Cap and Tax is just another excuse for Big Government to reach their greedy little hands deep into our wallets.

If passed, Cap and Tax would:

*** Increase taxes by $650 BILLION, virtually guaranteeing that our economy gets even worse and NEVER recovers;

*** Result in over ONE MILLION lost American jobs per year as energy-intensive industries are forced to shut their doors or move overseas;

*** Allow Big Government politicians to decide which businesses get taxpayer subsidies and which ones are shut down, virtually guaranteeing massive corruption on a scale we’ve never seen before in the United States.

And don’t believe the lies.  This bill has nothing to do with the environment.

In fact, the best experts agree Cap and Tax will have almost zero impact on the environment anyway — except, of course, for lost jobs, higher taxes, and blighted small towns and rural communities.

So what is Cap and Tax really about?

Raw government POWER.

Government POWER to tax.

Government POWER to enter your home to “check for compliance.”

And government POWER to control the economy, our lives and our freedom.

Just take a look at Spain — the Cap and Taxers’ “shining” example of an eco-socialist paradise.

There, unemployment is approaching 20% and rising.

And what about all those new “green” jobs Cap and Tax apologists are claiming will be generated?

In Spain, for every new “green” job created (at a taxpayer cost of $800,000 EACH mind you), 2.2 economically-productive jobs are destroyed!

The fact is, passage of Cap and Tax could send our economy nose-diving off a cliff!

So it’s never been more important that you act TODAY.

The good news is, Campaign for Liberty has a plan to fight back.

But, I’m afraid, unless you act IMMEDIATELY, Cap and Tax will become law.

I won’t mince words.  Our backs are against the wall.  Already, Big Government politicians on both sides of the aisle have rammed this bill through the U.S. House.

And President Barack Obama would love nothing more than to flash a grin for his pals in the national media as he signs Cap and Tax into law.

So that means our ONE CHANCE to stop this radical bill is the U.S. Senate.

And there, our job isn’t easy.  Just like in the House, there are pro-Cap and Tax Senators in both parties.

But there is good news.

There are also a lot of VERY nervous Senators in both parties.  In fact, even John McCain is now wavering from his past support for Cap and Tax.

These Senators are nervous because they know that freedom-loving folks like you are catching on to what is happening and are fighting back against their schemes to take over health care and are unified in our fight to reign in the out-of-control Fed.

They’re nervous because we’ve come a long way in stopping their assaults on our liberty.

So now, in this latest fight, many Senators are riding the fence.

They’re afraid of what YOU’LL do to them if they vote to ram Cap and Tax into law.

So today, our job is to KNOCK those Senators off the fence and squarely onto our side by sending this one very LOUD and very CLEAR message to the U.S. Senate . . .

. . . Any politician who votes FOR Cap and Tax should look for another job.

PERIOD.

Here’s how Campaign for Liberty plans to do that — hopefully, with your help.

First, we’re already busy contacting up to five million activists nationwide through mail, phones and email to generate petitions to the U.S. Congress demanding U.S. Senators vote AGAINST Cap and Tax.

And that’s just the beginning.

With your help, we’ll work the blogs and write guest editorials.

We’ll brief influential writers and columnists who will be sympathetic to our efforts.

We’ll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.

And a few days before the vote, if we have the resources, we’d also like to run hard-hitting targeted radio, TV and newspaper ads calling on Senators to vote against Cap and Tax.

Now, none of this is going to be easy — or cheap.

But, with your help, I’m confident we can turn up so much grassroots pressure on our U.S. Senators, they’ll find out what REAL heat feels like!

So, in addition to your signed petition, I also hope you’ll agree to make a contribution of $250, $100 or $50 — to Campaign for Liberty.

I know times are hard, but this fight is absolutely critical.

If you and I don’t fight back . . . well, I shudder to think about what could happen.

But I’m sure you’ll agree, the America you and I treasure could end up looking much, much different in just a few years.

So can I count on you to join the fight to STOP Cap and Tax by signing your petition, and by making a generous contribution of $50, $100 or $250 — or whatever you can afford — to Campaign for Liberty?

Sincerely,

John Tate

President

P.S. H.R. 2454, the Cap and Tax Bill, has already been rammed through the U.S. House and our ONE CHANCE is to stop the bill in the Senate.

If passed, the Cap and Tax Bill could send the entire U.S. economy nose-diving off a cliff, and you and I will be handing unprecedented control of our lives to the federal government.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Campaign For Liberty, Congress, Deficit Spending, Economy, End of America, Fraud, Freedom, Government, Legislation, Liberty, Limited Federal Government, New World Order, Police State, Politics, Statutes, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Tyranny | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ron Paul on Coast to Coast AM

Ron Paul on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Bernanke, Congress, Credit, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fraud, Free Market, Government, Inflation, Investing, Investment, Law, Legislation, Limited Federal Government, Loans, Market, Market Economy, Politics, Ron Paul, Senate, Statutes, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Trade | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“We The People” Stimulus Package

Bob Basso author of “Common Sense” plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America!


July 17, 2009 Posted by | auto industry, Bailout, Bill of Rights, Congress, Constitution, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Elections, End of America, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Foreign Policy, Fraud, Freedom, Government, Inflation, Legislation, Liberty, Limited Federal Government, Lobby, New World Order, Politics, Protests, Senate, Sovereignty, States Rights, Statutes, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Traitors, Tyranny, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MSM Begins to Calm Hysteria They Whipped Up

It’s over!!  The Mainstream Media did its job to whip up hysteria over the threat of swine flu and have now begun to publish stories to calm the fear it had created. The government had its excuse to spend more taxpayer dollars on a vaccine that has proven to be more deadly then the flu itself, the goal of a  huge increase in the price of big pharma stock has been met and all those agencies and other scoundrels involved in this latest scam upon the populace are satisfied.

We can expect to see more articles and stories like the one below in the next day or two as the MSM whinds this one down while they smile smugly about their ability to manipulate the masses.

Lower Mexico flu death toll heartens nervous world

By Catherine Bremer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – New laboratory data showed fewer people have died in Mexico than first thought from a new influenza strain, a glint of good news for a world rattled by the threat of a flu pandemic.

Mexico cut its suspected death toll from the H1N1 flu to up to 101 from as many as 176, as dozens of test samples came back negative. Fewer patients with severe flu symptoms were also checking into hospitals, suggesting the infection rate of a flu that has spread to Europe and Asia was declining.

The World Health Organization said on Saturday 15 countries have reported 615 infections with the new flu virus A-H1N1, widely known as swine flu.

Italy later confirmed its first case, a man in the Tuscany region who returned from Mexico on April 24. He has recovered.

Almost all infections outside Mexico have been mild. The only death in another country has been a Mexican toddler who was taken to the United States before he fell sick.

[Emphasis added]

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Deficit Spending, False Flag Operation, Flu, Fraud, Government, Health, Index, Media, Pandemic, Quarantine, Scam, Stocks, Swine Flu, Taxpayer, Terrorism, Virus Alert, Viruses, World Health Organization | , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Will Senate Allow Banksters To Reap More Rewards?

The provision giving judges the power to reduce mortgage principals and interest rates for homeowners in bankruptcy may be stripped from H.R. 1106 by the Senate.  The provision, referred to as “cramdown”, would not give more taxpayer money to the banks.  Instead, the Banksters may be offered “incentive payments” for “voluntarily” lowering interest rates.

From OpenCongress.org:

So far, all the foreclosure prevention plans that rely on voluntary participation from the banks have failed. If cramdown is removed from the current bill, we will be left with another voluntary plan plus some cash bonuses for banks. Homeowners who owe much more than the current value of their house will still not be helped.

April 30, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Credit, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Fraud, Government, Inflation, Legislation, Loans/Mortgage, Politics, Scam, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CFR Corporate Members Get Lion’s Share of Bailout Funds

Source: NewAmerican

Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
Monday, 23 March 2009 11:30

Newspapers are fixated upon $160 million in bonuses given to American International Group (AIG) executives. And it’s nice to know where the millions are going (note: the bonuses could have been cancelled had the federal government let the company go bankrupt, as officials should have). But where are the trillions in TARP, TALC and Federal Reserve Bank bailout funds going? The man in charge of administering the bailouts is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who served as a staff member of the New York City-based Council on Foreign Relations before being hired in 2003 to head the New York City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed). As the vice chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee, Geithner is probably a poor choice to get the nation out of it’s current economic mess. He served as Alan Greenspan’s number two man at the Fed, so Geithner is as responsible as anyone for facilitating the severity of the real estate and financial bubble and its subsequent collapse. After all, the Fed was the driving force behind the asset bubble, inflating the bubble larger and larger through artificially low interest rates and an inflationary easy-money policy.

Under Geithner and his predecessor (former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry “Hank” Paulson), the majority of bailout funds have been awarded to high-level donors to Geithner’s former employer: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Thomas Eddlem raises very important questions at the end of his article … see the entire article here.  A great many of the People know the business relationship of the people involved and yet… there is nothing done.  The People screamed loud and clear for a “No” vote on the bailouts and yet… the bailouts were passed.  Maybe it’s time The People looked for new representation from a different political party?? How about a party that stands on the principles found in the founding documents of this country?

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Bernanke, CFR, Council on Foreign Relations, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, Elections, End of America, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fraud, Government, Inflation, New World Order, Political Partys, Politics, Taxpayer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Robert Welch, Founder of the John Birch Society

Open your eyes America… Wake Up!! Robert Welch predicted what would happen and gave the same solution that many are giving today, including Ron Paul.

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Bailout, Banks, Congress, Constitution, Currency, Deficit, Deficit Spending, Economy, End of America, End the Fed, Federal Reserve, Finance, Foreign Policy, Fraud, Freedom, Government, Inflation, John Birch Society, Legislation, Liberty, Limited Federal Government, Martial Law, New World Order, Politics, Ron Paul, Senate, States Rights, Tax, Taxation, Taxpayer, Tyranny, UN, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taxpayers Fund Atrocity in America

Many Americans purchase life insurance in order to cover the costs of their funerals, burials and possible outstanding debts to relieve their heirs of this burden.  This may be a prudent move that gives one some piece of mind during their life.

What a large majority of Americans refuse to believe is that they are funding, through their tax dollars, one of the worlds greatest atrocities yet to come.

While most people will claim it to be just another “conspiracy theory” the Federal Government continues to build transportation centers and Nazi style concentration camps, complete with ovens, across America.


The Federal Government is preparing to incarcerate, kill and burn the bodies of millions of Americans – all funded by those same Americans it intends to eliminate.  As this is brushed off as a “conspiracy theory” of “whacko nutjobs” there are troops from around the world being trained right here in America.

Even when there are clues given during prime time newsbroadcasts there is seems to be little desire on the part of Americans to dig deeper for the truth.

Scenes of Military denieing Americans the of exercise property rights are met with excuses disguised as “reason” for such actions.  As in the clip below the “reasons” for not allowing people to access their own property is one of “safety”.   Isn’t it ones own choice to expose themself to any danger that might exist?

These instances that are used to train troops for Martial Law go virtually unnoticed. Certainly unnoticed by those that consider this all to be a “conspiracy theory” created by “whacko nutjobs” even when there is ample evidence to the contrary.

And how many people are actually looking to see if their driveway or mailbox has recently acquired a red or blue marking for some unknown purpose?  It would be ludicrous to believe that any such marking could be a designation for some horrific plan to annihilate millions of Americans … right?

Maybe.

Or maybe there is something to this “conspiracy theory” after all.

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Concentration Camps, End of America, Government, Martial Law, Military, New World Order, Politics, Tax, Taxpayer | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments