Feeling the heat…and taxes.

Dear Tom and Ray:

My car time-travels into the future.

Doesn’t everybody’s?    Seriously, this column  on-line  at the Herald got whacked with an apparently roving band of jerks out to insult everyone commenting and the column itself.

The Boston Marathon runs today, and the weather is the news…

Sunny Today Tonight Tomorrow
Sunny Clear Mostly Sunny
Sunny Sunny Clear Mostly Sunny
86°F 84° 59° 80°
Feels Like: 85°

Dear Tom and Ray: (No, we did that…)

Katie Pavlich exposes “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up”

“Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up” targets the corruption, incompetence, obstructionism, lawlessness, and anti-gun radicalism of the Obama White House.

Pavlich supplies readers with damning documents, new scoops, interviews with whistleblowers, and a must-have guide to the biggest stain on the Obama administration.

Be sure to read pp. 158 – 163, where Pavlich reports on a possible third gun traced to the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

In what insane world could this idea ever had gotten a green light? What I  can’t understand is how they thought that the murder and mayhem from this was going to somehow tarnish their opponents on gun control?

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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2 Responses to Feeling the heat…and taxes.

  1. Jim says:

    Funny how the Revolutionary War began partly due to over-taxation. If we compared the rates of taxation from 1776 to today’s local, state, and federal taxes, which would be higher?


    • Well, strictly speaking it wasn’t over-taxation but rather unjust taxation, or taxes declared by a distant government in London and a parliament with no Colonial representatives. They had no voice or participation in the deliberations leading the voting on taxes that effected them.

      The economy of the colonies, in the 18th century was very different, there was very little hard cash in comparison and town governments were much more important in their lives. In most New England towns, the people still tithed the church (gave a set percentage of their income).
      In that century, local and colonial governments provided very little in the way of goods or services to the citizens, especially compared to the large numbers of people who receive government checks today. So its tough to make a direct comparison.

      But I think that it was the scarcity of hard money that made the taxes and duties imposed by the British hurt, because the British government wasn’t interested in being paid in chickens. They wanted Cash.


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