Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 11:00pm

Are you willing to pay more taxes? House bill HR 4646 is a proposed new taxation that will give the government 1 percent of each transaction you make with your money. Do you want it? Can you afford it?

Consider that on any move you make of your money, you will be charged a 1 percent tax. Using your credit card? A 1 percent tax on the transaction. Transferring money from your checking account into your saving account? A 1 percent tax. Transferring your money from your savings account into your checking account? A 1 percent tax. Is your social security check being directly deposited? A 1 percent tax automatically deducted. Writing checks on your social security deposits? A 1 percent tax.

Let’s say you make a $5,000 deposit. You will pay $50 to make that deposit. OK, you decided to move that money into your savings account. You will pay $50 to make that transfer. Now, a couple of weeks later you need to place that money back into your checking account. Another $50 charged. Does that $150 read 1 percent? Not in my dictionary.

Now, consider the use of writing a check on this money to pay a credit card bill. Yep, 1 percent more out of that account.

Now consider, is it only going to remain at 1 percent? Don’t count on it. This proposal is being placed by a man (Rep. Chakah Fattah, D-Penn.) who said if you did not make a minimum of $250,000 you would not be taxed. What has the lower minimum wage become already?

Paul Wade

Gordonsville, TN 38563 

Filed under: City Voices

96 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 12:45


How about reading the second sentence of my LTE. It simply states HB is a PROPOSED NEW TAXATION. How do you interpret that? Actually endorsed?

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 12:50

Nice backpeddling, yogi. Just watch out for that coffeetable...you're old, you might break your hip.

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 12:54

When I, or anyone else, post a LTE, it is the editor's responsibility to decide if they want to post it or not (that is what the word 'edit' is. Edit it.) It you are posting LTEs and you don't like how they publish them, to simply solve that problem, don't send them any more!

There, you've told them you don't like the way they are posting their plot.

bfra, do I need to repeat myself? If you don't like my post, don't read it. Simple, isn't it? Simply ignore it. Then you won't ever know what I posted.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 12:57

I just thought Gordonsville would have indoor plumbing by now, but he keeps talking about the outhouse.

Just remember Yogi, George Bush used the Constitution for Charmin long before Obama was even a US Senator.

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 1:00

Was you with him, Amy? How do you know what he was using?

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 1:02

To the point Yogi, do you disagree?

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 1:06


By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 1:07


I'll make a deal. If you, or anyone else, can get Obama to show his legitimate birth certificate proving he is sitting in the highest office in our nation legally, I will post no other question about his status. As a matter of fact, I would say; Welcome to the club, Sir.

What you people are posting, you don't give a dam of who is sitting in that office. You better start reading between the lines. When you find out who that man it... ah hell, you don't seem to give a damn. If any of you have any children or grandchildren, I feel sorry for them and the nation they are going to inherit.

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 1:10

Amy, maybe yogi is referring to that other constitution...you know, the one we were defending in 1776...lol

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 1:16

Once again Yogi... you ask of this forum something that it can not do. No one here has the guys birth certificate. If we did you wouldn't believe us anyway. (I know I sure wouldn't)

We've tried several ways to ask politely that we just not bring the subject up unless there is some new revelation. It continued and others asked impolitely for the same thing.

I've heard about Nakin or someone like that, I wish them the best and if that can do anything to disprove Obama's citizenship then it will be grand. I suppose Joe Biden will take over and make a genius remark like "Hey now! This really is a big F'n deal!!! I get a big white house to live in!".


By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 1:22

The leader of our cabal has called us for a meeting Yogi. He has some new tactics for us to implement in obscuring past knowledge of "the one".

We'll be back around 2PM to further our operation.

If you're lucky our fearless leader will have a very realistic BHO long form he will be sending you via certified mail.

Until then,
Amy (aka. agent 99) Liorate

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 1:29

Yogi you poor buffoon, I suppose I will have to go by step by step for your half brain to understand?

FIRST you post
By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 11:39

I agree with you on being soulmates on this 'bored'. Hell yes, we are bored with this board.

Now it seems to me that you and sidiot are bored with this board. My reply was that… "And yet you keep on boring us."

Some how your half brain manages to translate that I was board with your post.

It really must be terrifying to wondering the hallways of your mind and I use that word mind loosely.

Does anyone want to bet that he gets lost the word FIRST?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 1:29

Show us your legitimate birth certificate.

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 1:33

Amy, w

When you get back at 2PM maybe you can explain the judge hearing Col. Lakin's case will not permit his attorney to demand Obama's proof of eligibility because "it might embarrass him". Don't you question why the so-called supreme court won't accept any hearings on the matter?

I'm sorry, I know. I don't think like you do.

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 1:37

It's idiot bait, and Amy got herself the prize catch.

By: bfra on 11/17/10 at 1:37

LOL Amy on the outhouse. That dust might have covered up Cheney shooting at it.

By: Kosh III on 11/17/10 at 1:44

Would this transaction tax include stock sales? For each and every share that is traded each and every time?

Stock is being bought and sold, why is a sales tax not applied already?

By: Kosh III on 11/17/10 at 1:46

yogi said
"Our nation is now on the downhill side of the road to Rome. "

You mean Christians are about to take over and tell us all how to live, who we should love, when and how we can have sex?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 1:50

The fall started with George.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 1:55

I have talked with people from Carthage, TN. I have asked about the people living in Gordonsville and a strange look comes across their faces. It is as if to speak of Gordonsville is like asking a curse be brought down abound them. So I want speak of the cursed word anymore to the nice people of Carthage. ;-)

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 1:56

No, the fall started around Nixon, was exacerbated by Reagan and has been perpetuated by every President since.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 2:01

What a meeting! cough cough


With this renewed plan I think our scheme will work!

Yogi, it sounds like the judge doesn't like Lakin's case. Looks like he should start planning an appeal ASAP! Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, maybe Lankin should get her on retainer? I'll bet Rush Lintball and Glen Beck will chip in to cover the fees.

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By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 2:04

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By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 2:05

GD I think the seed was planted long before Nixon, but Nixon sure was a good gardener.

Too bad he died before he could reap all this.

By: dargent7 on 11/17/10 at 2:05

Can't we talk about the other earth shattering developments on God's green Earth?
* The Beatles catalog will be on iTunes...
* Prince William has proposed to Kate Middleton. I think she said, "Yes".
Who cares about all this tax stuff.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 2:07

Kate Middleton, is she the one that had those six kids at once? ;)

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 2:10

Springsteen is about to release a 6 CD/ DVD collection. Darkness on the Edge of Town

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 2:11

I wonder if it is about Gordonsville?

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 2:13

Outhouse on the Edge of Town

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 2:16

Kosh, what do you think about Lt. Choi?


By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 2:22

Birthers on the Edge of Town

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 2:40

I just read where Democrats elected Pelosi as minority leader...they really are complete idiots?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/17/10 at 2:43

I think they are Pelosing themselves for a counter strike. lol

By: gdiafante on 11/17/10 at 2:53

I think Democrats are clueless. Republicans aren't much better. There's a good debate at economist.com about whether our system is broken.


By: house_of_pain on 11/17/10 at 3:09

Both parties could use a little more cowbell.

By: brrrrk on 11/17/10 at 3:30

Rep Curry Todd of Tennessee does the Republican two step.....

Step 1) Say something you believe
Step 2) Realize just how bigoted and intolerant what you said sounds
Step 3) Apologize (without meaning it of course).


By: house_of_pain on 11/17/10 at 4:08

Sweeny Todd.

By: house_of_pain on 11/17/10 at 4:20


By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 4:51

Kosh III,

I don't remember the bill making any comment about stock trading. Basically, all it said was about using credit cards and writing checks. Presuming a transfer from one account in a bank into another account would cost you automatically, I would presume transferring stocks would be pretty much the same. Time will tell.

Captain Nemo,

you speak of talking to people in Carthage and they seem to be cursing the people from Gordonsville. Hell, they are jealous of the people of Grodonsville. Carthage is on the folding side and Gordonsville is on the growing side. Call it interstate development.

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 5:08


Its a shame you people can't see what's going on in this nation beyond the tip on your noses.

Tell me: why have I seen Michelle Obama make the statement twice about them going to Africa to Barack's homeland of Kenya? She isn't dumb. It makes me think she is making that statement to influence us to slowly accept him as a legally qualified person to hold that office, knowing he isn't. Why did I hear the Kenyan Ambassador make the statement they were turning his old home into a monument? Why did I hear his paternal grandmother say she was in the room with his mother when he was born... and has never been out of Kenya? Why did I hear the Saudi Arabia Ambassador make the statement about Obama talking to him about his Muslim religion? why did I her him tell George Stephanopolus? about his religion as Muslim? George quickly corrected him.

Got any answers? I'd sure like to know just who the hell he is. Wouldn't you? Or don't you care if the President of this country is a enemy within?

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 5:15

Captain Nemo,

Do you want to swap birth certificate views? You show me your'n and I'll show you mine. And if you're ashamed of any of the information in your'n, I give you my word; I won't tell anybody what I have seen in it.... until you have gone home.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/17/10 at 5:22

Yogi, I told you the other week. We all agree with you. Please stop.


By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 5:38


I understand your statement a couple of weeks ago, but I pretty often see some of y'alls comments about the issue. Am I supposed to accept your views and ignore mine? I'm sorry, I don't belong to that club.

If, as you say, you all agree with me, why are you so acceptable to the man on this issue? Doesn't it matter to you if he is in that office illegally?

Apparently you don't really understand what this nation is getting in to. And another point to be made; congress is allowing it to happen. My question is; why? Why are they in the middle of it with Obama?

And you are right, the seed was planted in Woodrow Wilson's tenure.

By: bfra on 11/17/10 at 6:14

yogi is so in love with Obama, he thinks about him 24/7!

By: yogiman on 11/17/10 at 6:26

Wrong, bfra, I think of him 18/7, and it sure as hell ain't love. Its about; what is he going to do next to take over this country?

By: AmyLiorate on 11/18/10 at 8:27

"...congress is allowing it to happen. My question is; why? Why are they in the middle of it with Obama?"

We can't tell you that either. You know, double top secret and all that, we'd have to put your lights out and stuff if we let it slip. It's all part of the inner circle spy ring, I hope you understand.