Your Tax Dollars At Work: FBI Took Over Child Porn Website, Increased Traffic

The government is notorious for wasting taxpayer money and for spending it on war, corporate welfare, bank bailouts, and all manner of awful things. (You can experience the same sticker shock I did in this book.) But nothing says “your tax dollars at work” like government-distributed child pornography. I couldn’t make this up. Here’s what happened. In February 2015, the FBI took over a child pornography site called The Playpen. At the time, it was the largest known site of its kind. After arresting the North Carolina administrator of the site, a “dark web”child-pornography internet bulletin board, agents seized the site’s server and moved it to an FBI warehouse in Virginia. You’d think that the FBI, upon taking over the site, would immediately shut it down. You’d be wrong. **** Not only did the FBI keep the site running, it IMPROVED it’s functioning. That’s right: while attempting to bust users […] Read More

You Probably Spend More On Taxes Than Food, Clothing, and Housing Combined

Are you familiar with Tax Freedom Day? No, it isn’t the day after April 15th. According to the Tax Foundation, it’s the day of the year when the average American has earned enough money to pay for all the income taxes they will accumulate throughout the rest of the year. In 2016, that day will fall on April 24th. Or put another way, if you work during all 52 weeks of the year, more than 16 weeks of your labor are going to the IRS. According to the Tax Foundation’s annual report, Americans are going to spend a total of $5 trillion on federal, state, and local taxes this year, which amounts to about 31% of our nation’s income. That’s almost $1 trillion more than we spend on food, clothing, and housing put together. Tax Freedom Day happens to fall one day earlier this year than it did last […] Read More

The Federal Reserve Is At The Heart Of The Debt Enslavement System That Dominates Our Lives

From the dawn of history, elites have always attempted to enslave humanity.  Yes, there have certainly been times when those in power have slaughtered vast numbers of people, but normally those in power find it much more beneficial to profit from the labor of those that they are able to subjugate.  If you are forced to build a pyramid, or pay a third of your crops in tribute, or hand over nearly half of your paycheck in taxes, that enriches those in power at your expense.  You become a “human resource” that is being exploited to serve the interests of others.  Today, some forms of slavery have been outlawed, but one of the most insidious forms is more pervasive than ever.  It is called debt, and virtually every major decision of our lives involves more of it.  For example, at the very beginning of our adult lives we are […] Read More

What Middle Class? Most Americans Make Less Than 30K A Year: “So Many People Barely Scraping By”

This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his End of the American Dream blog. Editor’s Comment: The Middle Class is mostly now a memory. Statistically, the majority of all American workers make a sum that puts them only modestly above the poverty line. While there are many bright, intelligent and skilled people in the United States, there are relatively few opportunities. Far too many overqualified people for the good jobs that are available. Many learn to lower their expectations and do with less, while far too many learn the bitter rewards of dependence, living off of government benefits for “free.” Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year by Michael Snyder We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security […] Read More

Wait, We Don’t Have to Pay Federal Income Tax?

Have you ever heard that the IRS operates on 90% bluff? This is ex-IRS agent Sherry Jackson. Listen to her discuss how the IRS really works. If you haven’t heard this before, it just might blow your mind… You may have seen Sherry interviewed in Aaron Russo’s film “Freedom to Fascism“. Russo, to paraphrase, said you aren’t technically obligated to pay federal taxes on your personal income, but you probably should anyway, you know, since the IRS basically operates like the mafia… Delivered by The Daily Sheeple Contributed by The Daily Sheeple of www.TheDailySheeple.com. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.TheDailySheeple.com. Related articles REPORT: IRS Continues SWAT Raids for Evasion While Hundreds of Agents Avoid Paying Any Taxes at All “Income Tax Is Government Theft” and IRS Is a Lawless Thief 15 Signs […] Read More

Meet the Hedge Funders and Billionaires Who Pillage Under the Shield of Philanthropy

For every dollar they give, they take 44 from the rest of us. America’s parasitical oligarchs are masters of public relations. One of their favorite tactics is to masquerade as defenders of the common folk while neatly arranging things behind the scenes so that they can continue to plunder unimpeded. Perhaps nowhere is this sleight of hand displayed so artfully as it is at a particular high-profile charity with the nerve to bill itself as itself as “New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.” British novelist Anthony Trollope once wrote, “I have sometimes thought that there is no being so venomous, so bloodthirsty as a professed philanthropist.” Meet the benevolent patrons of the Robin Hood Foundation. Robin Hood in Reverse The Robin Hood Foundation, named for that green-jerkined hero of redistribution who stole from the rich to give to the poor, is run, ironically, by some of the most rapacious capitalists […] Read More

“Income Tax Is Government Theft” and IRS Is a Lawless Thief

Yes, it is once again tax time. Chances are there have been a few grumblings this time a year in your home or one nearby concerning everyone’s favorite villain – the IRS. From the missing emails of Lois Lerner and using the tax system to target Tea Party protesters to ever increasing debt loads due to expanding government, crony capitalism and general rampant corruption, few if anyone beliefs the tax authority is a beneficial institution. PJ Media issued a three-part series – a Death by Taxes video panel hosted by Bill Whittle wherein he interviews the notorious tax reformer Grover Norquist as well as Curtis Dubay and Terry Jones on the systematic problems of the progressive income tax, and how it has come to so much ruin. The program is well worth watching. It addresses the underlying questions of IRS taxation as sanctioned government theft. In the opening minutes, […] Read More

9 Things Many Americans Just Don’t Grasp (Compared to the Rest of the World)

Americans’ lack of worldliness clouds their views on everything from economics to sex to religion. To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even speak English as their primary language! Those who run around screaming about “American exceptionalism” often condemn countries like France, Norway and Switzerland to justify their jingoism. Sadly, the U.S.’ economic deterioration means that many Americans simply cannot afford a trip abroad to see how those countries function for themselves. And often, lack of foreign travel means accepting clichés about the rest of the world over the reality. And that lack of worldliness clouds many Americans’ views on everything from economics to sex to religion. Here are nine things Americans can learn from the rest of the world. 1. Universal […] Read More

The Super-Rich Don’t Care About Us—And That Will Be Their Downfall

These billionaires get rich on the back of our taxes, but they give nothing in return. The news this week that a bank helped wealthy customers to dodge taxes should not come as a surprise to many. The super-rich have long held some profoundly distorted ideas about the world. They are more than averagely likely to believe their achievements are the product of their superior brains and hard work. They may believe the Selfish Gene rhetoric that those with the best genes rise to the top of the pond, and at the bottom is genetic sludge. They are oblivious to any evidence to the contrary. They have no idea that had they been born on a sink estate they too would have sunk. This is partly because the super-rich are no longer exposed to data and experiences that contradict their worldview. Flitting between their various homes around the world, they know nothing of our lives. […] Read More

2015: SOTU: Is Obama’s New Progressive Agenda Too Little, Too Late?

Higher taxes on the wealthy, banks and stock traders. Free community college. Speedier internet service. Paid sick leave. Investing in science, schools and infrastructure. These were some of the initiatives President Barack Obama proposed in his latest State of The Union address. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?” he said, opening the speech. “So tonight, I want to focus less on a checklist of proposals, and focus more on the values at stake in the choices before us. It begins with our economy.” But is Obama’s better-late-than-never wish list of progressive policies really better? Or is it little more than political theatre coming as Republicans have their firmest grip on Congress in years? Yes, it is pleasing when unruly Republicans have […] Read More

Robert Reich: Why Is the Government Subsidizing the 1 Percent of Colleges?

What justifies so much government spending per student at private elite universities? Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle-class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working-class and the poor. You can stop imagining. That’s the American system right now. Government subsidies to elite private universities take the form of tax deductions for people who make charitable contributions to them. In economic terms a tax deduction is the same as government spending. It has to be made up by other taxpayers. These tax subsidies are on the rise because in recent years a relatively few very rich people have had far more money than they can possibly spend or even give away to their children. So they’re donating it to […] Read More

Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying

If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is.  But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here.  But of course $27,520 a year will not allow you to live “the American Dream” in this day and age.  After taxes, that breaks down to a good bit less than $2,000 a month.  You can’t realistically pay a mortgage, make a car payment, afford health insurance and provide food, clothing and everything else your family needs for that much money.  That is one of the reasons why both parents are working in most families today.  In fact, sometimes both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet.  Over the years, the cost of living has risen steadily but […] Read More

2014: 9 Of The Top 10 Occupations In America Pay An Average Wage Of Less Than $35,000 A Year

According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the United States pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year.  When you break that down, that means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before taxes.  And once you consider how we are being taxed into oblivion, things become even more frightening.  Can you pay a mortgage and support a family on just a couple grand a month?  Of course not.  In the old days, a single income would enable a family to live a very comfortable middle class lifestyle in most cases.  But now those days are long gone.  In 2014, both parents are expected to work, and in many cases both of them have to get multiple jobs just in order to break even at the end of […] Read More