More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes. The Congressional Budget Office reports that only the top 40% income earners in the US pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers. Ludwig von Mises once noted that once we get to the point that a majority of the voting population receives more in benefits than it pays in taxes, then voters will demand more and more wealth be transferred to them through government programs. It will then become politically necessary to extract larger and larger amounts of wealth from a minority in order to subsidize the majority.
More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.
According to a report released this year by the Congressional Budget Office, only those in the top forty-percent income brackets in the United States pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers.
Not surprisingly, the lowest income brackets receive far more in transfers than they pay in taxes:
In the lowest quintile (on-fifth or 20% of the total), households pay only $400 in taxes (as of 2014, the most recent data available) while receiving more than $16,000 in various types of tax-funded transfer payments.
Jimmy Dore gave a riveting analysis about US wars and explained that the media gets Americans to cheer on provocations by lying to the public who have no idea what is happening with their foreign policy. And Americans have no idea that they have no idea.
The built-in “Police Perimeter Alert” automatically analyzes people for officer perceived threats. Things like dirt, mud, snow and rain could automatically trigger the system to roll up a police officers windows and lock their doors sending them into panic mode thinking they are being targeted by an unassuming citizen.
Farmer Jerry Huigen says the government is forcing dairy farmers to waste perfectly good milk by setting low production quotas so prices can remain high at a current rate of $7 Canadian dollars per liter.
A team of scientists have attempted to insert an alligator gene into the genomes of catfish for the purpose of reducing disease in farmed fish as about 40% of them die from infections. US fish farms produced 307 million tons of catfish in 2021.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews performed a peer-reviewed study of several dozen rigorous studies focusing on “physical interventions” against COVID-19 and influenza found that they provide little to no protection against infection or illness rates.
Josh Stirling found a 7% aggregate mortality increase for each COVID vaccine dose received, meaning a “fully vaccinated” individual who took 5 doses increased their risk of [premature] death by 35%. Stirling previously noted that overall, all-cause mortality in the US rose in 2022 from 2021 by about 15%.
Brazil introduced legislation that would criminalize those who choose not to comply with the country’s forced vaccination schedule; the refusers will face a prison sentence of two to eight years. A one- to three-year prison sentence is proposed for those who omit or oppose the mandatory vaccination of children.
Since late December, heavy storms brought an estimated 32 trillion gallons of rainwater to the state that would have been enough to supply the state’s agricultural, industrial, and residential needs for at least a decade—if it were stored in reservoirs. Instead, 95% of of the rainwater was washed out to sea.
A German company, ColorDigital, has launched a system for photorealistic ‘digital humans’ to pose for campaigns. Brands can now create a unique team of digital models to use in fashion sales and marketing. Brands can save travel and production costs by using computer generated images, also known as ‘deep-fakes’.
Fiber First LA, a nonprofit that promotes fiber optic networks over wireless infrastructures, wrote, “Citizens have been stripped of their rights, fire and safety concerns have been ignored, critical environmental protections have been dismissed, and any checks on the wireless industry have been virtually eliminated.”
Leftists blamed structural ‘white supremacy’ in policing for Nichols’ death, yet five black police officers were involved in the beating and were arrested. Larry Elder explained that virtually all of recorded police killings could be avoided if suspects do not resisted arrest.
Canada’s Bill C-26 is a cyber-security and infrastructure bill that is open-ended and fails to define terms so that it may be easily manipulated, it contains secrecy provisions, it imposes outrageous penalties, and it fails to provide due process.
A Tesla Model S spontaneously went up in flames in California over the weekend as the battery compartment caught fire while the vehicle was traveling at freeway speeds. The blaze required roughly 6,000 gallons of water to put out the electric fire as battery cells continued to combust.
Houck says he was offering counseling outside an abortion clinic when Bruce Love had an altercation Houck’s 12-year old son and continued harassing the boy; Houck faced 11 years in orison for shoving Bruce Love. Houck was raided by the FBI with a SWAT team of about 25 people and was arrested.
Pronatalists are “pro-birth” activists and governments spooked by declining birth rates that fear the world is on the verge of demographic collapse. Pronatalism overlaps with transhumanism. The key is selecting for superior genetics. It is ironic that many wealthy elites have only one or no children, per to Elon Musk.
n November 30, 2022, Louie Gohmert, the former Republican Congressman from Texas who is now retired, introduced legislation to hold Big Pharma liable for injuries caused by publicly mandated ‘vaccines.’
No country has claimed responsibility for the attack and appears to be unprovoked. An analyst said that the Biden administration wants Tehran to understand that the United States has both the military means and the political will to stand with Israel and conduct successful large-scale strikes if necessary.
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