Friday, March 26, 2010
Here's a nice dilemma. You have worked hard for fifteen years to become one of the best at what you do. You go to West Virginia University to play for one of the greatest college basketball coaches in history. It's not an easy ride, certainly Bobby Huggins expects the best from his players, no demands the best. You come to the end of your second season and you almost have college basketball figured out. Another season at WVU would polish your skills and miximize your chances of going high in the NBA draft.
But there are lots of reasons to try and go this year before you are fully ready. You might get hurt. Rookie salary rules might change. But here's the biggest issue. Taxes are about to go through the roof on every level because of what Obama and Congress have just done.
You think your hundred million dollar contract pays you that much? Think again. With socialism in place, the idea is to soak the rich. That might soon include Mr. Ebanks. All that money these guys spend on expensive cars, homes, custom clothes, for the most part goes to American workers and businessmen who help these guys craft the image they want. It looks like waste and it is not always smart spending, but it does put Americans to work.
Mr. Ebanks, like most folks, probably wants to make as much money as possible from all the hard work he has put in. And it is hard work to be the best basketball player possible. Weight lifting, endless practicing on all facets of the game, this takes more time and effort than most put into their jobs. Basketball at this level is less a kid's game and more of an entertainment job. Ebanks deserves his money just like anyone else.
Will Ebanks jump to the pros this year? He is still a raw talent, maybe too raw to be drafted high. However if he is drafted, he can at least make some big bucks before the big time taxes kick in.
How high can those taxes go? Ronald Reagan in the late 1930s paid 94% of his income in taxes. Professional athletes can probably expect the same unless we remove Obama and Pelosi from power.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time to get out and start a revolution. Keep the pressure on. Encourage state attorneys general and legislators to work to undermine and nullify every part of this illegal legislation. Most important, support candidates for Congress who promise to repeal this violation of our Constitution and our natural rights. Democratic congressmen that switched their votes and suddenly got huge appropriations for their districts after they switched their votes to yes did not even have the decency or intelligence to put off announcing the payoffs made to them.
Yes, your taxpayer dollars now fund baby killing.
And keep your eyes open. Pelosi promised to railroad more changes through in this manner.
Our motto must now be to hold them to account. Every single congressman who voted against liberty and the Founding Fathers.
Monday, March 22, 2010
“Tonight was a missed opportunity for Congress to heed the wishes of the American people and produce a bipartisan solution to the health care challenges faced by this nation. We know that Americans want health care reform, but this bill is not what they’re asking for.
“For the last year, I have promoted common sense reforms like enacting meaningful medical liability reform, allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines and promoting wellness and prevention. These simple solutions could have brought down skyrocketing costs and expanded access to health care for more Americans.
“Instead, Congress has once again favored backroom deals over transparency, espoused big government over small businesses and chosen tax hikes over spending cuts. These decisions only further cement the American people’s sentiments that Congress is tone deaf and disconnected from the challenges faced by everyday Americans.
“Rather than pushing this legislation through Congress in spite of the American people’s wishes, the Congress should have gone back to the drawing board. A person’s health is not a partisan issue and the solutions for health care reform should include ideas from both sides of the aisle. The people of West Virginia deserve better.”