And my Tea Party was hateful?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Founder's Ink

Uncommon Acumen will be offline for a few weeks while we begin work on Founder's Ink. Founder's Ink is a local political action group dedicated to watching the actions of the state legislature and executive branch. Commentary will be suspended until the main content for the Founder's Ink website is complete. Anyone interested in participating in the Baton Rouge based group are encouraged to email The mission of Founder's Ink is to compare and contrast current government agendas with those outlined by the founders.

Thank you for your support.
-Patriotic Progeny

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Predatory Lending…

Evil banks gave poor unassuming homeowners loans with adjustable rates and other slick schemes to place these individuals in a home. Congress is enraged despite the role Congress played in mandating these loans. The media is harping about the evil greed on Wall Street, but no one is talking about the most predatory leader of all, the IRS. The IRS is the dirtiest three letter word in the American English vocabulary. Every year, I fill out my application with the IRS and hope I have not violated the terms of our contract. I never signed any paperwork to enter this contract and there is no way to terminate before mentioned contract.

The terms of my contract change annual and I can not understand the terms of the several thousand page tax code aka my contract. If I failed to hand over enough of my paycheck each week, I will owe the IRS. Unlike the Government, I can not simply print more green backs. I have to work for it. If I can not produce the money by a non-negotiable date I will be charged penalties and interest which far exceed that of any traditional or predatory loan. If my paper work arrives to the IRS late, I owe 5% plus the federal interest rate every month up to a total of 25%. In addition I am charged 0.5% per month in late filling fees to a total of 25%. Standard penalties are then added to my debt based on the amount owed and the amount earned that fiscal year.

Next time you hear a Congressmen talking about predatory lenders and how they have tricked the American public. Think about the penalties the IRS can impose. No special committee will meet in Congress to bail out your tax debt. No Senator will pressure the IRS to renegotiate the “loan”. Failure to pay the IRS could result in jail time, despite a few references in the Constitution about not imprisoning individuals for unpaid debt. I gain no property or other fringe benefit from writing that check to the IRS each year. To make matters even worse, the IRS never loaned me money. The IRS is a predatory borrower, except they never return the cash. That would make them a predatory thief? Either way, it is far less honest than anything the mortgage companies ever tried.
But no one listens to me
-Patriotic Progeny

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's called a job...

Obama new tax cuts come with a catch, community service. Families putting a child through college, will only get the $4,000 dollar tax if the child completes 100 hours of community service. My people call that a job. However students will not be allowed to work on thier community service on the Obama National Holiday. Now working families will have to do more work to reclaim the money they earned and the government ran off with it.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Still Bitter...

I am still bitter about the election and will be for a while. However the battle is not over. Obama will be our next President (cringe), but we can not stop fighting. It is time to watch our Congressional leaders with the same zeal we watch the final seconds of the Tiger football (last season). Every bad idea Obama has must go through both Houses of Congress to become law. Watch you political leaders! I am revising the uncommon acumen home page to include a bad idea section. We were able to shut down the amnesty bill and we will stop agenda items such as card check, wealth redistribution, gun bans, the fairness doctrine etc.. I hope you will help us stand strong for the principles (see October’s blog a Matter of Principle). Use the voter links on the right to contacat your congressmen. I save the numbers to all my elected officals in my cell phone. If I am riding home from work and hear a bad idea, I pick up the phone and tell them what I think. I encourage all of you to do the same. Let them know we are not going to take it!

But no one listens to me
-Patriotic Progeny

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