Business Do Not Pay Taxes
and individuals are in business to make a profit. In order to make a profit the
products or services they provide must include all their costs plus their
profit. What are business taxes? Business taxes are one of the costs either in
their product or service, on the business as an entity and/or on the net income
the business generates.
business/individual does not include all costs (taxes included) in the price of
their goods and services, then the business/individual will lose money and
eventually go bankrupt.
customer pays the business taxes - the company/individual proprietor writes the
checks for the taxes. So when the government imposes taxes, fees, assessments,
licenses, etc. on businesses, it is an indirect tax on you.
myth I have heard many times is that renters do not pay property taxes and are
looked down upon by many home owners because of this misunderstanding. Renters
do pay property taxes, the landlord only writes the check for the
business owner said "I hope Congress does not pass a new tax reduction bill. I
cannot afford another tax reduction. The bill that increased the minimum wage a
few years ago almost put me under."
responded and asked "Were the minimum wage increases that much?" He responded
with, "The wage increases were not a burden at all. It was the 50 small
business tax provisions in that bill. He said he was lucky because he was able
to increase prices enough to cover the tax increases and still stay
In order to
stay in business he had to increase his prices. You, the consumer, paid his tax
increases, but he actually wrote the check for the taxes.
told about the 50 small business tax provisions by your Congressional
representative or the national news media about these taxes. They were really
indirect taxes on you?
please watch out for "averages." Here is an example of how averages can distort
assume that the following were individual tax reductions under the plan
Congress passes: 1 individual with a $1 million tax reduction, 1 individual
with $500,000 tax reduction, 1 individual with $250,00 tax reduction and 500
individuals with $1,000 tax reduction. The average tax reduction then is $4,473
for each individual. This is the figure you will hear ringing from each
politician and the news media, "An average tax reduction per individual of
$4,473". Actually, 99% of the individuals would get only a $1,000 tax
American people fall for this tactic every time a tax reduction is proposed and
passed. Most of the tax reductions will be nothing more than a shift in wealth
from the middle class to the wealthy. It has worked for 40 years. Why change
the strategy now. But at least you will know what really is going
Electrical Outlet Sealers
I am old
enough to vividly remember the first contrived energy crisis. During that
crisis many energy saving products and procedures were developed that worked.
One became part of my life since that time. Have you ever heard of Electrical
Outlet Sealers? Probably not, but they work.
I have no
financial interest or receive any compensation or consideration in these
sealers or the companies that sell or make these sealers, directly or
indirectly. I don't even know the company(s) that make these sealers and don't
care. They work and that is what is important.
Save 10% on Your Energy Costs Year Round for about
Electrical Outlet Sealers are small pads that fit behind your
electrical outlets and form a seal between the wall and the electrical outlet
plate. This is what they look like. Electrical
installed these sealers in every one of my residences since the last energy
current residence with 57 outlets/switches, these sealers cost me $12.59. It took less than an hour to take off
the electrical outlet plate, place the sealer over the outlet/switch and
replace the plate. A very simple operation.
be purchased at most hardware stores, such as Ace Hardware, Home Depot,
Payless, Builders Square, etc. Also, there are a couple of companies that make
them. Call around to see who has them in your area. Emails from many
individuals AND GROUPS, who want to tell their members, indicate that in
certain areas the local stores are out-of-stock and have back ordered. Put in
an order any way.
sealers were developed during the energy crisis of the 70's. A few States made
them mandatory for all new construction. In fact in a couple States the
manufacturers of electrical outlet plates included the sealers as part of the
plate. They were proven in 1970's energy studies to save between
5% and 15% in energy costs depending on the
original construction of the building. In 1999 these sealers were presented on
Home and Garden TV as saving 10% in energy
sealers also serve two other important tasks. First, they drastically reduce the amount of
dirt and pollution that is drawn in when
forced air heating or air conditioning units are running. Second, they almost eliminate one way that
bugs and insects can enter a building. They
just following the wires throughout the building till they come to an
electrical outlet and then work their way in. These sealers prevent their
entering the living or work area of the building.
every outlet without sealers to have an opening the size of a reference marker.
Now take 57 (our current residence) of those markers and hold them together.
This is the size of the opening that the electrical outlets provide to the
outside, dirt, and insects. It would probably be equivalent to a 12 inch
diameter pipe opening to the outside.
think of what this one simple and very inexpensive item could do to help the
overall energy consumption in the U.S.A.., a 10% reduction in energy
consumption. Such reductions in energy means hundreds of billions of dollars
destined for OPEC's pockets would remain in the U.S.A.. economy, creating
millions of jobs, increase wages, and provide the money to keep the economy in
a boom environment instead of the current slow down and recession we may
already be in. Also, it would mean lower oil prices and that benefits every
segment of our economy, especially gasoline prices and anything made of
importantly to you the average residence, apartment and business will probably
recover their initial cost in about one to two months. The rest of the time it
is just pure savings. So no matter if you own a residence or business or just
renting, these sealers are a worthwhile investment. The returns beat the stock
market, even the high tech stocks.
forget that the building you work in probably also has electrical outlets and
switches. Companies and building landlords also like to save money. A 10%
savings would be big money to them. Put it in your company's suggestion box.
You may get a reward or bonus. With my luck it would be a pat on the back. But
that would be OK if it was above the waist.
have friends or relatives living in other areas, please help them by telling
them about electrical outlet sealers. Americans must help other Americans.
Utility companies and the U.S.A.. and OPEC oil cartels do not consider these
electrical outlet sealers to be one of their favorite products for Americans to
China Pollution and Kyoto Protocol
can spend hours discussing the pros and cons of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and how
Americans are targeted to pay dearly for some mythical claim that we are the
cause of all the world's pollution.
before this discussion there is an interesting story going around about what
happened at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. of the experts on global
warming and climate changes. After the meeting it was raining outside. One
observer noticed that about 80% of the expert attendees failed to bring an
umbrella. Conclusion: If these experts do not know when it is going to rain in
D.C. and were not prepared with an umbrella, how can we rely on their
projections of what will happen 100 years from now.
information is mostly from Dr. Evelyn Browning Garriss' newsletter of June 22.
2001. Dr. Garriss is the daughter of Dr. Eben Browning, who was probably one of
the great geniuses of our time. She is carry on with his work and is an expert
in her own right on world climate and its affects on our
section is entitled: "Flying Dust and Crud".
excerpts from this article which is an amazing revelation.
U.S.A.. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a
new Earth-orbiting monitor that provides the most comprehensive view to date of
world air pollution transcending continents and oceans."
satellite showed a major proportion of the world's pollution comes from peasant
economies and natural causes."
important finding of the observations was that the air pollution generated in
one area could be carried globally. For example, air pollution plumes from
Southeast Asia move over the Pacific Ocean and reach North America, frequently
in fairly high concentrations."
pollution typically takes from 4 to 10 days to cross the Pacific...
Measurements of air coming from the Pacific show a jump in the concentrations
of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other pollutants from fossil-fuel
a series of strong dust storms in China lifted 140 million tons of fine soil
particles into the atmosphere where they were swept up by winds moving east. It
took a week for the dust to reach western North America, where it turned the
sky milky white.
April, the Asian dust was so thick that the concentrations of fine particles in
the air at the usually pristine Crater Lake, Oregon, equaled 40 percent of the
EPA daily allowable limit for the United States. Along with the dust came
measurable quantities of arsenic, copper, lead, and zinc. The heavy metals were
traced to smelters in Manchuria."
1997 Kyoto Protocol the U.S.A.. will be severely fined for exceeding standards
set by the treaty; your tax dollars. So here we are about to be fined because
China and other Asian countries pollute our air.
to mention that China, India, Mexico, and a host of third world developing
countries are EXEMPT from the standards
established for a period of 10 to 15 years. China is the second-largest emitter
of greenhouse gases after the U.S.A..
Street Journal talking about Kyoto said,
really interesting, however, is that the EU not only demands that the U.S.A..
adopt Kyoto, but that it adopt the most expensive version of it... Meanwhile,
not a single EU member state has ratified Kyoto..."
all a scheme to lower the living standards of all Americans and transfer our
wealth to other countries and their economies.
Garriss' newsletter also states:
dust that crosses the Atlantic and brings beautiful sunsets to Florida also
carries potentially harmful bacteria and fungi as well." A little
In the March 25, 2002
issue of the Browning Newsletter, Dr. Garris said:
indicate that large Chinese dust storms pick up industrial pollutants and cross
the Pacific Ocean. The last great storm, in 200, caused heavy rainfall in the
Pacific Northwest and hazed American skies as far east as the Great Lakes.
Expect to feel China's pain (current dust storms) in Late March and early
Alaskan Oil - Fact or
Well it is time
you get the truth on the Alaskan oil situation so you can make up your own
minds, rather than being brain washed by the news media and the
environmentalists that promote this type of propaganda and the other side that
says everything is fine.
environmentalists believe the U.S.A.. should not have oil as an energy source
because of global warming regardless of the cost. If all Americans, except the
wealthy, have to live in poverty that is OK because they are saving the world.
We should all be immediately required, regardless of cost, to drive fuel cell
or other types of vehicles that do not use hydrocarbons.
environmentalists were true to their cause, they would have required the 87
miles per gallon carburetor I mentioned in one of my recent emails be used
years ago. Their position sometimes is a little hypocritical.
Why aren't they
advocating the installation electrical outlet sealers as described in this
section? This would reduce energy usage 10% and help save the
I wonder who funds
the environmentalists. I ask this because most of their actions seem to favor
the American and OPEC oil cartels rather than solve our energy and their
advocating that using the Alaskan oil will solve all of our energy problems and
not effect global warming are also not telling the truth.
I believe neither
side has enough proof to stipulate that global warming is or is not associated
with the use of oil and natural gas for energy and driving our vehicles.
But this writing
is not to take either side. The facts will be presented. Each must decide on
the Alaskan oil situation.
From a January
2001 article in the Wall Street Journal we read:
can do it, why can't Alaska? We already have experience in Alaska. A good
example is Prudhoe Bay, which has produced 20% of our domestic oil since it was
developed more than 26 years ago. It has done so in a way that is both
economically viable and environmentally safe.
Refuge is estimated to have even larger reserves than Prudhoe Bay and it could
replace our oil imports from Saudi Arabia for the next 30 years. The Arctic
Refuge could produce up to 1.5 million barrels a day for at least 25 years, a
figure equal to nearly 25% of our current daily oil consumption.
In 1987, after
studying the area for five years and finding there would be no significant
adverse environmental effects on the region, the Department of Interior
recommended the Arctic Refuge be developed. In a poll conducted just last
April, nearly 71% of Alaskans support exploration on the refuge.
We also know
that, thanks to advances in technology, fewer than 2,000 of the refuge's 19.6 million acres would be
affected by oil development. The area would only be explored during the winter
A February 15,
2001 Wall Street Journal article is entitled "Study Predicts U.S.A.. Need for
Oil From Middle East Will Increase." Why do we need all that Middle East oil?
The 2,000 acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a recent survey puts
the supply at up to 16 billion barrels, which would replace what we currently
import from Saudi Arabia for 20 to 30 years.
To put the oil
drilling area in proper perspective learn these facts:
"Alaska has 378
million acres. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is 19.6 million acres. The
area open for drilling is 1.5 million acres; it is about 100 miles across and
30 miles wide. Of this 2,000 acres are needed (for
drilling). Dulles Airport is 11,000 acres."
Let us look at
this economically. This area can produce 1.5 million barrels of oil a day for
at least 25 years. At $25 per barrel we are currently paying OPEC that equals
$13.7 billion a year. That is $13.7 billion that will go into the U.S.A..
economy to create jobs and lower Federal, State and local taxes and not help
the OPEC counties economies. It increases the economic activity in the U.S.A..
by $27.4 billion instead of decreasing it by $13.7 billion to pay OPEC, which
results in a decrease of $27.4 billion in our economy. That is a $54.8 billion
difference. It is equivalent to $195 per year for
every man, women and child in the U.S.A.. or $780 for a family of 4.
That is every year for 25 years.
In addition, with
that additional amount of oil coming from U.S.A.. sources rather OPEC, OPEC's
power to reduce oil production in order to raise prices would diminish
considerably and oil prices probably would fall dramatically.
Also, in the
Prudhoe Bay which is currently producing 4,000 barrels a day, natural gas is
readily available. There are 48 747-jet engines pumping one billion cubic feet
of natural gas back into the ground 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They have
nowhere else to put the natural gas. We do not know how much natural gas is
available on the 2,000 acres for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge. Have you checked the price of natural gas these days?
environmentalists and the national news media want you to believe is that all
this drilling will destroy the wildlife, especially the caribou. You saw it
every day on TV. But the Alaska Fish and Game Department recently did a study
that showed that since 1969 the caribou herds around Prudhoe Bay have increased
35%. That's the national news media - distort or not tell the other half of the
environmentalists always go back to the global warming position and they may be
right someday. But I think there is insufficient data to prove or disprove the
global warming theory.
Now you can decide
on what your position should be on the issue. May be this will help some of you
have more data in order to express an informed opinion based on the
Tax Reductions are Unfairly and Inequitably
The Wall Street
Journal (WSJ) editorial section recently stated that individual Federal income
taxes account for more than half of all federal revenues. This means that only
half of the current and projected surpluses are derived and will be derived
from the individual income tax.
One half of the
current and projected surpluses are based on all other taxes and revenues the
Federal government receives, such as gasoline and fuel taxes, telephone
assessments/fees, and many more too numerous to mention.
Yet all of the
surplus revenues will be returned to the people based on the individual income
tax. This means that middle and lower income individuals and families who pay
little in income tax but contribute to one half the surpluses are again getting
the short end of the stick.
This is a
brilliant method of transferring the wealth of the country from the 90% to the
The above deals
with the Federal government, but the same is true for State and local
governments. The most common tax reductions are in the income and property tax.
But there are many more taxes/revenue collections that mostly go
Here is a list of
some of the various taxes/revenues collected by most State and local
| Personal income
| Single business
| Real estate transfer
| Tobacco products
| Beer and wine
| Casino gambling wagering
| Horse race wagering
| Estate and inheritance
| Telephone and telegraph company
| Commercial mobile radio service
| Insurance company
| Motor vehicle weight
| Aviation fuel
| Diesel fuel
| Gas and oil severance
| Industrial facilities
| Convention hotel accommodation
| Airport parking
| Penalties and interest
| Charges for furnishing vehicle driver
| Revenue for patient, ward, and inmate
|From Licenses and
| Liquor retailers', Manufacturers' and
| Motor vehicle operators' and chauffeurs'
| Examination fees- financial institutions and
| Concession and privilege fees - parks
| Motor vehicle related
| Hunting, fishing and trapping licenses
| Public utility assessment fees
| Consumer and industry Services licenses and
| Auto repair facilities and mechanics licenses
| Corporation franchise fees
| Income from investments
| Tobacco settlement proceeds
| Various fines, fees and assessments
| Court fines, fees, and assessments
| Oil and gas royalties, fees, assignments and
| Environmental pollution settlements
| Fair revenues
| Child support
Notice that the
income tax and property tax are just two of many revenues collected by State
and local governments.
qualifications on my site show I worked in cost allocation accounting for
approximately 15 years. Based on my experience the proper method of returning
the surpluses to the people should be to allocate tax/revenue reductions based
on what CAFR fund and revenue contributed to the surpluses.
CAFR Budget System explained in this
site insures that surpluses do not accumulate and allocates any excesses as
reductions to the source of the excesses.