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‘Records indicate Mason City officials kept RAGBRAI drag show ‘secret,’ minors allowed to attend and unknown if taxpayer dollars went toward it.’
‘The picture is a little bit clearer on the drag show that Mason City hosted as part of its RAGBRAI festivities earlier this summer. A city councilman admitted the drag show wasn’t advertised so as not to bring attention to it, but mysteriously said nobody was trying to hide anything. Minors were allowed to attend. And an event organizer was willing to pay the $750 on her own or find a sponsor if the city wanted her to.
In early August, Mason City Administrator, a person called Aaron Burnett, said the city was proud to be a sponsor and support the “very successful RAGBRAI Mason City overnight.”
He said the city was a “key sponsor” and the overnight was a collaboration of many entities — including the city of Mason City, Visit Mason City and Main Street Mason City.’ https://theiowastandard.com/records-indicate-mason-city-officials-kept-ragbrai-drag-show-secret-minors-allowed-to-attend-and-unknown-if-taxpayer-dollars-went-toward-it-2/
‘The Deep State and its minions are currently erecting a global taxation regime that will eventually fund a one-world technocratic government, warns The New American magazine’s Alex Newman in this episode of Behind The Deep State. All of the pieces are being put in place right now, including a global minimum tax to prevent labor, business, and capital from escaping to more liberty-friendly jurisdictions, as well automatic exchange of information so that all of your most private and sensitive financial details can be shared with governments and international agencies around the world. Bureaucrats working at the organizations leading the charge such as the OECD and the IMF do not even pay taxes, ironically. The implications of this Deep State ploy are nightmarish, and yet almost nobody is even talking about.’https://rumble.com/vr6yd1-biden-and-globalists-building-global-taxation-regime.html?mref=6zof&mc=dgip3&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+New+American&ep=2
These people are scary crazy and NUTS!
Yes, the New South Wales state government MUST have too much of our money. For example ‘The Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 6,500 new direct jobs in regional NSW over the next three years.
It provides co-funded grants between $100,000 and $10 million to fast track projects that enable emerging industries, help businesses expand operations or provide incentives for operations to relocate to regional NSW.
Mr Toole said a $4.8 million grant will help engineering company Simmons Global relocate its operations from Western Australia to Narromine, creating up to 253 full time local jobs and providing a major boost to the State’s advanced manufacturing sector.
“This funding will help deliver an advanced manufacturing precinct that produces everything from unmanned aerial drones to solar UV monitors that tell teachers when students should play in the shade, as well as help upskill local indigenous and youth workers through apprenticeships,” Mr Toole said.’https://dugaldsaunders.com.au/narromine-to-become-home-to-advanced-manufacturing-hub/
Really?! Has the government NO confidence in the teacher to KNOW when it may be too hot for the students to be out in the sun? Come on, is this the best possible use of tax payer’s money?!’
Last night we watched the Australian treasurer give his bags of money to the various groups such as mental health, indigenous organizations, domestic violence and old age care to name a few. It seemed that the government had no goal of getting out of the debt it had put itself into during the China virus. As one rightly wrote ‘Pop culture obsessives will never forget the famous episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show where the queen of America gave everyone in the audience — all 276 of them — a free Pontiac. What is less often remembered is that everyone who got a car also got a tax bill of $US6,000 with it. Nice.
This evening, when Josh Frydenberg stepped up to the dispatch box and delivered his ‘”you got a government program, you got a government program, you got a government program and you got a government program” budget, there was also a sting in its tail — a nice tax liability; a tax liability that will need to be paid for by our children and grandchildren.
One must really wonder what Frydenberg meant last year when he declared his admiration for Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Maybe it was really nostalgia for the music of his eighties youth:
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I’ve travelled the world and the seven seas
Ev’rybody’s lookin‘ for something.
Sweet dreams indeed. When the Treasurer highlighted calls “for a Reagan-Thatcher style supply-side revolution to repair the budget deficit, repay public debt and restore Australia’s lost prosperity ”, who thought he would have delivered the biggest deficit and biggest debt in Australia’s history — so large, in fact, that Wayne Swan probably threw his crystal “Galaxy’s Greatest Treasurer” trophy at the television in jealousy.
Perhaps Frydenberg’s budget strategy of childcare and age care subsidies was inspired by putting a twist of his own on the words of Ronald Reagan: “Government does not solve problems; it subsidises them”. Perhaps he was trying to give the wisdom of Margaret Thatcher a run. It was, after all, Thatcher who said “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money” — and in this budget, the Treasurer is actually attempting to run out of other people’s money.
It so seems that the inspiration for today’s budget came from “travelling the world and the seven seas”, from seeing how those fiscal paragons of Zimbabwe and Venezuela spent their way to increased inflation. They did manage to stimulate inflation to increase wages. Unfortunately, though, prices increased much faster.
But this budget is the budget of the modern Liberal Party of Australia; the party that believes that Edmund Burke was a fool for suggesting that society was a partnership between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
Bugger the dead and the to be born. Take therefore no thought for the morrow. Party on, dude. Par-tay!
(At least until election day.)’https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/05/oh-my-josh-its-the-oprah-budget/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210512%20%20GK&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210512%20%20GK+CID_c4175ce39a457c4c5a6140a3d019c02e&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Oh%20my%20Josh%20its%20the%20Oprah%20budget
The mainline media are communist media allowed to work in a democracy. Why would I say that? Because, ‘A new economic report lambasting President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure agenda was shoved under the rug by the ABC, CBS and NBC evening networks. The Tax Foundation released a new analysis March 31 on Biden’s plan headlined “President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Raises Taxes on U.S. Production.”
The report summarized that “[t]he proposal’s tax increases on corporations are among the most harmful options to pay for the increased spending.” The report continued: “While the President’s plan emphasizes making goods in America, the tax increases will raise the cost of production in the U.S, erode American competitiveness, and slow our economic recovery.”
ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News ignored the report entirely during their March 31, April 1, April 2 and April 5 evening broadcasts. The Big Three reported on Biden’s infrastructure proposal March 31, while ignoring the Tax Foundation’s damning analysis.
The Big Three have been true to form by protecting Biden from news coverage that could hinder his economic agenda.
The Tax Foundation’s report accused the Biden plan of relying on “mistaken assumptions” about taxation: “The tax proposals in the American Jobs Plan (Biden infrastructure plan) rely on mistaken assumptions about how corporate taxes work, how corporations respond, and how workers are affected.”
Biden has planned to hike the federal corporate tax rate from “21 percent to 28 percent and tighten inversion regulations.” The Tax Foundation tweeted March 17 that “[t]he corporate income tax is the most harmful tax for economic growth.” But the Tax Foundation highlighted a number of other key facts that undercut the radical thinking behind Biden’s plans to hike taxes, which the Big Three didn’t consider worth bringing up. The following conclusions from the Tax Foundation were especially revealing:
- “Workers across the income scale would bear much of the tax increase. For example, the bottom 20 percent of earners would on average see a 1.5 percent drop in after-tax income in the long run.”
- “An increase in the federal corporate tax rate to 28 percent would raise the U.S. federal-state combined tax rate to 32.34 percent, higher than every country in the [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development], the G7, and all our major trade partners and competitors including China. This would harm U.S. economic competitiveness and diminish our role in the world.”
- “Raising the federal corporate tax rate 7 percentage points would reduce the after-tax rate of return on corporate investment in America, resulting in less investment, less productivity, fewer jobs, and lower wages.”
Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818-460-7477), CBS News (212-975-3247) and NBC News (212- 664-6192) and demand they stop ignoring the Tax Foundation’s analysis on Biden’s massive infrastructure plan and report its findings.‘https://papundits.wordpress.com/2021/04/07/big-three-ignore-tax-foundation-report-excoriating-bidens-keynesian-infrastructure-plan/
A member of the Conservative Party ‘Rishi Sunak is considering plans to charge motorists for every mile they drive on Britain’s roads to fill a £40billion tax hole left by a push to electric cars, according to reports.
The Chancellor is reportedly ‘very interested’ in the idea of a national road pricing scheme – which would steer motorists into a new ‘pay-as-you-drive’ type system.
Road pricing in England is limited to schemes such as the M6 Toll in the Midlands, the Dartford crossing on the M25, London’s Congestion Zone and a handful of small tunnels and bridges.
But a national scheme is now being considered amid fears a switch to electric vehicles will leave a massive tax shortfall from the loss of key revenue raisers such as Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty, according to the Times. […]
It comes amid reports Boris Johnson wants to accelerate his green plans – including bringing forward a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars to 2030.’https://www.thegwpf.com/uk-plans-to-charge-motorists-for-every-mile-they-drive-to-fill-40billion-tax-hole-left-by-the-switch-to-electric-cars/
Two of Australia’s worse and very Leftist leaning Prime Ministers got together on the Leftist/Marxist government sponsored One billion dollars per year ABC’s Leftist China loving Insiders program to condemn Rupert Murdoch and clamor on about make believe catastrophic climate change.
These two climate scammers never liked President Trump and now with him perhaps out of the way they are hoping sleepy Joe will come to their aid in the push for more climate change rules and regulations for the poor saps here in Australia. I didn’t watch the spectacle but according to the Leftist Marxist Guardian’s New Daily ‘Towards the end of Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd’s joint interview on the ABC’s Insiders on Sunday, host David Speers gave voice to the thought that was on the lips of every viewer watching from home.
“Years ago, I would have doubted there would be so much agreement between the two of you,” the veteran broadcaster said with a smile, the smiling visages of the former prime ministers towering over him from two giant televisions.
“So would we,” Mr Rudd replied.
It capped an extraordinary interview and the latest chapter in an unlikely budding bromance from the two former rivals, who have teamed up in their post-politics careers to take on the white whales they couldn’t vanquish even from the highest office in the land.
Namely, climate change and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
“We had agreed on an emissions trading scheme once upon a time,” Mr Turnbull reminded the Insiders host at the end of their wide-ranging chat.
It’s not difficult to see the most recent ex-PM still carries grudges over his unceremonious booting from The Lodge in August 2018, replaced by Scott Morrison after a toxic partyroom brawl over energy policy.
Mr Rudd also lost his prime ministership in 2010, in no small part due to his controversial dumping of a carbon reduction scheme and the ensuing popularity hit.
Both have blamed the “Murdoch media” for waging campaigns against their leaderships, and in the years since they left Parliament, both have fired shots back and kept spruiking their thoughts on strong climate action.
The pair are not exactly good friends – indeed, Mr Rudd was famously enraged when then-PM Turnbull blocked his bid to run for United Nations secretary-general in 2016 – but have backed common purposes in recent times.
Mr Turnbull recently became the biggest political name to support Mr Rudd’s calls for a Royal Commission into media ownership in Australia, a campaign not even the Labor Party publicly backed.
Good to have you on board, @TurnbullMalcolm. Supporting media diversity isn’t about left or right, Labor or Liberal, but preserving the lifeblood of our democracy.
11 days left to get our petition in front of as many Australians as possible. Please share: https://t.co/FjfK7ij7YQ https://t.co/CdnZArY5gU pic.twitter.com/xkHtPF2SkE
— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) October 25, 2020
So it was perhaps a programming coup to get Australia’s angry grandpas on TV together on Sunday in the wake of the US election being handed to Joe Biden just hours earlier, to have them continue their unlikely alliance in front of a national audience.
On the agenda? Climate, News Corp and, of course, Donald Trump.
Rupert Murdoch was mentioned no fewer than a dozen times in the Insiders interview.
“Trump has lost. Murdoch’s man in the White House has been defeated,” Mr Turnbull said.
Mr Rudd called out “Murdoch bullies” for haranguing Mr Turnbull, calling the media proprietor “a cancer on our democracy”.
“Malcolm and I disagree on a multitude of things, but Murdoch’s treatment of Malcolm Turnbull in 2018, directly interfering into the internal politics of the Liberal Party, to do what he could through his editors to bring about a leadership change to Morrison or Dutton at the time, is a disgrace,” Mr Rudd said.
WATCH: @MrKRudd on what changes he would like to see come out of his petition calling for a royal commission into News Corp. #insiders #auspol pic.twitter.com/lzb3HM57Hz
— Insiders ABC (@InsidersABC) November 7, 2020
“Murdoch has engendered a culture of fear in Australia about this discussion because he goes after people individually who raise
this question. Including myself, including Malcolm and others,” he complained.
On the hot-button topic of climate, the pair said they hoped Mr Biden would usher in a new era of global environmental action and co-operation.
Mr Turnbull couldn’t resist taking a stab at Mr Morrison’s plans for a ‘gas-led recovery’ – a plan he called “BS” and “piffle” – and loudly calling for stronger commitments.
“This is the time to pivot, otherwise [Morrison] is going to look out on the extreme with Saudi Arabia, as some kind of a carbon economy,” Mr Turnbull quipped.
“Really, we can do so much better than that, and now is the time for Scott to move.”
WATCH: @TurnbullMalcolm on whether the US presidential election means Scott Morrison should now commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or even a more ambitious short-term target. #insiders #auspol pic.twitter.com/lZc9WQ7UbM
— Insiders ABC (@InsidersABC) November 7, 2020
Mr Rudd claimed the government’s policies amounted to a plan to “hide in the shadows”, and called on Mr Morrison to “swallow your political pride and get real” on a net-zero target.
But stinging words were also reserved for the vanquished Mr Trump.
Mr Rudd said the President should “put on his big boy pants” and “act like a grown-up” after his loss.
Mr Turnbull, famously the target of Mr Trump’s ire in a 2016 phone call over refugee policy, said the change was “a good thing for everybody”.
“It’s a relief to have a return to normal transmission, to have an administration that is going to be consistent, that isn’t going to be making decisions by wild tweets in the early hours of the morning,” he said.
“That isn’t going to be walking out of global treaties and alliances, discombobulating friends and foes alike.”
It’s unclear where the next stage of this whirlwind bromance will take the former PMs, but it’s sure to be interesting to watch.’https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/11/09/rudd-turnbull-rupert-murdoch/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning%20News%20-%2020201109