Biden Actions ... And Reactions

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden's 'American Families Plan' Sends the IRS To Snoop on Bank Transactions, Venmo Accounts


Everyone should pay the taxes they owe, of course, but it is virtually certain that a beefed-up IRS will create new headaches for banks, financial institutions, and anyone who uses them. Biden says he's targeting only the wealthiest Americans, but his own Treasury Department is already signaling that increased tax enforcement will require hoovering up more data from bank accounts and third-party payment providers like PayPal and Venmo.

Among other things, that means banks and third-party apps will be required to give the IRS data about account holders' "aggregate account outflows and inflows," the Treasury Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

"This reform aims to provide the IRS information on account flows so that it has a lens into investment and business activity," according to the Treasury's statement. "Providing the IRS this information will help improve audit selection so it can better target its enforcement activity."

Keeping an eye on the inflow and outflow of bank accounts won't automatically tell the IRS that someone is hiding unreported, taxable income, The Wall Street Journal notes. But it would be a "first step" in determining how much additional scrutiny might be necessary.

Think of it as giving another opportunity for the federal tax cops to establish probable cause for a financial stop and frisk. And that comes after Biden has already ordered the IRS to give greater scrutiny to transactions in the so-called sharing economy.




that extra scratch you have been making from Ebay or Facebook Market Place ...... get ready to pay taxes on that income
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden Is Using Lies To Divide America



Biden’s statement, however, is designed to manipulate people’s emotions and understanding. While the remark is literally true – insofar as America’s intelligence agencies claim that White supremacy is a problem, at the same time it insinuated into the minds of millions of Americans the suggestion that White supremacists are killing vast numbers of Americans. Statistics indicate this is not true.

The information on which Biden based his statement first appeared during the Trump presidency in an October 6, 2020 report from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted,

You can read the Department’s first-of-its-kind homeland threat assessment. This is as close as you will get to seeing and understanding the information that I see as acting secretary and that our employees see in the national security missions.
and

The American people should have faith knowing these threats were identified using the best intelligence, operational information, and employee knowledge available to the Department.
As of June 3, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security had identified 199 white supremacist groups in the U.S. According to the most recent statistics I can find:

In the 2015-2019 period, U.S. White nationalist groups were held responsible for 34 separate attacks, resulting in 64 deaths. Anti-Muslim extremists were linked to 32 attacks resulting in five deaths.

According to the FBI, during that same 2015-2019 period, there were 6,111,199 violent crimes and 72,781 murders throughout the U.S. Therefore, during this five-year period, terrorist attacks by White supremacist and anti-Muslim groups accounted for .001% of violent crimes and .09% of murders – a minute proportion. These crimes are terrible -- no decent person can deny that. However, if these groups are the “most lethal terrorist threat” to our country -- even more deadly than the threat of Islamist terrorism -- law enforcement agencies are doing a good job of preventing attacks as the crimes committed by these groups are a very small percentage of overall criminal attacks and death.

Contrast these statistics from a five-year period across America with Chicago in 2021. As of April 21 – that is, less than four full months into the year -- there have been 785 shooting incidents and 181 murders.
Or look at Philadelphia, where year-to-date figures as of April 28 stand at 505 nonfatal and 141 fatal shootings and 165 homicides (a 33% increase from 2020). It should also be noted that most of these incidents have been Black-on-Black crimes. While terrorism from White supremacist and anti-Muslim groups may be an increasing concern, it pales beside the gun violence, committed predominantly with illegal firearms, in urban America.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Another Twist of the Knife: Introducing a New Death Tax


Under the administration’s proposed new rule, the death of the owner of an asset would, for capital-gains purposes, be treated as the sale of that asset, meaning that the deceased’s unrealized capital gains would be taxable (less a $1 million per-person exemption).

The Tax Foundation gives an example of how this could work here:

In addition to taxing unrealized capital gains at death at ordinary income tax rates, large estates would also be subject to the current estate tax of 40 percent above an exemption of $11.7 million per person.
Click on the link to see a table that sets out what happens next, but for those already so demotivated by the prospect of tax rises to come to bother, here is what it shows:

For an asset worth $100 million (all of which is a capital gain for the sake of simplicity), the two changes would mean an immediate capital gains tax liability of $42.9 million at the time of death. Upon paying the capital gains tax at death, the value of the $100 million asset falls to $57 million for the purposes of the estate tax. After subtracting the $11.7 million exemption, the 40 percent estate tax rate is levied on the remaining $45.3 million in assets to produce an estate tax bill of about $18.1 million.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Republicans Are Being Lured into an Infrastructure Trap


The Washington Post informs us today that Democrats are open to concessions on their infrastructure bill. And isn’t that generous? Joe Biden, the Post says, is even willing to break up his $2.3 trillion boondoggle-to-be into smaller, more palatable bills for the moderates — even if it only attracts “a handful of Republicans.”

Democrats, explains the Post, “are hunting for a framework to sell the infrastructure proposals that doesn’t sound too liberal,” hoping to entice centrists by framing the bill as “bold moderation.”

Well, as long as it doesn’t sound too liberal, that’s what’s important.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden’s restaurant rescue plan blatantly discriminates against White males


Here is what it takes to be “disadvantaged” under Biden’s program and thereby become advantaged over white males, who are thus disadvantaged.

The Biden administration is defining businesses owned by “socially and economically disadvantaged” individuals as those who are:
  • Part of an “economically disadvantaged Indian tribe”
  • “Subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias”
  • Black American
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American, including Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
  • Asian Pacific American
  • Subcontinent Asian American
This ought to, and probably will be, challenged in court. But unless the plaintiffs are able to find a judge willing to issue a restraining order, their businesses may well fold and vanish before the case is finally adjudicated. And if victory is obtained, what then? The advantaged-disadvantaged minority owners who got preference will not be forced to pay back their funds. The White males who lost their businesses will not be able to keep them alive – too late for that.

So, what is the goal of Biden’s plan?

I suppose it is an understanding of “equity” that involves penalizing White males and driving them out of business as competitors to favored groups.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Texas Democrat: Biden Admin Misleading Public With Photos Of Empty Migrant Facilities, ‘They’re Right Next Door’


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released photos of a migrant processing facility in the border town of Donna, Texas, on Tuesday. The photos showed sparsely populated plastic cages where crowds of children had been kept, suggesting that the Biden administration is effectively dealing with the crisis-level flood of illegal immigrant children that have come into the U.S. in recent months.


Cuellar says that the photos are misleading because the children who were previously in those plastic cages are still at the tent compound, just in different sections. Officially, the children and teens have been transferred from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody into the hands of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to Border Report.

“All they’re doing is they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol [custody],’ but they’re right next door,” Cuellar told Border Report. “They’re just next door in HHS.”

In a statement released along with the photos on Tuesday, DHS acknowledged that the children are in HHS custody while playing up the nearly empty plastic cages as a success of the Biden administration. The DHS statement also blamed the current border crisis on the previous Trump administration.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
WALSH: The Biden Administration Is Systemically Discriminating Against White People. Here’s The Proof.


To summarize, systems and structures have procedures and policies which interact with cultures and institutions to create outcomes which lead to disadvantages caused by the process of white supremacy. Well, that clears things up.

The ambiguity is the point, of course. If “systemic racism” has no clearly discernible definition, then the definition can be whatever the activist needs it to be in any given moment. “System racism,” like so many other terms these days (see: “gender,” “whiteness,” “privilege,” “human rights,” etc.) means anything, everything, and nothing, all at the same time.

But if you are not satisfied with the fluidity of the term and would like to settle on something more solid, so that you can actually apply it to the real world in a meaningful way, then perhaps this definition from the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center will suffice: “Systemic racism includes the policies and practices entrenched in established institutions, which result in the exclusion or promotion of designated groups.”

This is still wordier and vaguer than it needs to be, and seems to dissemble a bit with the word “includes,” but it gets us closer to the answer. All we really need is the last part, with a couple of additional qualifiers. Systemic racism, if it means anything, must mean the explicit and purposeful exclusion or promotion of designated racial groups by a powerful institution. That is a coherent and self-contained definition, which may render it useless to the “racial justice” activist but makes it useful to those of us who are actually concerned about finding and exposing true examples of systemic racism in our society.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

And I was told that Trump was the gaslighter-in-chief. Yeah, not true—but Joe is quickly earning his MVP title in that regard with the border fiasco. Our own Julio Rosas has been down there and is planning on going back down this month, so stay tuned.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/05/07/biden-day-of-prayer-omits-god-n2589094?utm_campaign=inarticle
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden’s Plan For Government-Run Child Care Is Exactly What Most Moms Don’t Want

Every kid is different. Every mom is different. Every family is different. It appears, however, that when President Biden came up with his “American Families Plan,” he did not receive input from American moms — or at least, he failed to receive feedback from the very lower and middle-class mothers his plan purports to help.

President Biden’s plan calls for forcing taxpayers to spend $225 billion on childcare subsidies. He notes, “When a parent drops out of the workforce, reduces hours, or takes a lower-paying job early in their careers — even temporarily — there are lifetime consequences.” On this point the administration is right.

Physically and emotionally, children need their moms. A mother’s heartbeat and voice help a baby grow; a mother’s touch helps a baby put on weight; and because of the substantial benefits to the child, the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding from one hour after birth until age two. A mother’s smell and touch help a child deal with stress — which helps prevent autoimmune diseases in adulthood. And a strong attachment to the mother in the first year sets the groundwork for optimal child development all the way up to age 10.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
President Joe Biden’s administration finally fessed up to the cause of the crisis at the border, brought about by the influx of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States in droves since Biden took office.

That was the plan all along.

White House Deputy Communications Director Pilo Tobar admitted in a tweet on Friday that they “had a plan from the beginning.”









 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Yes, Biden Is Swindling Americans: White House Staffer Lets the Cat Out of the Bag

Yet, somehow, Democrats and the legacy media continue to twist the limits of deception by branding this firebrand a “moderate.” This weekend, a White House staffer confessed that this is a key part of Biden’s strategy.

“[A]t his hundred-day mark, Biden is the most liberal president we’ve had — and the public thinks he’s a moderate,” an unnamed White House staffer told New York Magazine. “That’s a winning strategy to me. They’re willing to accept that you’re gonna write this piece as long as they know that swing voters in Colorado aren’t gonna read it.”

This gobsmacking admission comes nine paragraphs into Olivia Nuzzi’s article about “How the White House Polices Language in Washington.” Nuzzi’s piece focuses on how the Biden White House responded to the president’s recent gaffe in which he admitted there was a “crisis” on the southern border in contradiction to his administration’s messaging that there was no “crisis” on the border.

Nuzzi noted that the word “crisis” “suggests spiraling, breakdowns in the system, and the people who work for the new president happen to love systems.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Did Biden Purge a Trump-appointed Scientist From Her Post? Republicans Are Demanding Answers.



A Trump-appointed scientist who was tasked with leading the National Climate Assessment was reassigned to the U.S. Geological Survey last month, raising questions about why she was removed from her post.


Now, two House Republicans are demanding answers from the White House about the scientist, Betsy Weatherhead, being pulled from overseeing the government’s report on climate change.

But the White House will not say.

The White House declined to say why Weatherhead, a longtime University of Colorado climate scientist who also has worked in the private sector, was removed from her post.
Weatherhead was technically on loan to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy — which oversees the climate report — and is “returning to her home agency,? the White House said. No reason was given, nor did officials say when a replacement will be named.
GOP Reps. James Comer of Kentucky and Ralph Norman of South Carolina called Weatherhead’s removal suspicious, noting that she has decades of experience in climate science, in academia and the private sector. Whitehead worked at Jupiter Intelligence, a company that provides advice on managing climate change risks, before joining the White House. (Associated Press)
 
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