“I need to pay higher taxes.”: U.S. government shenanigans, February 2018

Incomplete (i-e ‘Tip of the Iceberg’) list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for February 2018:

Action News Now: Fast list of U.S. politicians killed in mysterious plane crashes, it happens more often than you think

Brookings Institution:  Opportunity Zone tax breaks new form of taxpayer funded gentrification

CNBC: Barely anyone is paying the taxes they owe on their bitcoin gains

USA Today: States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes

“I need to pay higher taxes…. …I’ve paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes.-Bill Gates, at one time the world’s richest man

Alabama: A female employee of Dothan’s Farm Service Agency charged with fraud, theft of government property, and using a false document, relating to crop insurance.  Pike Road Butcher Block suddenly shutdown due to “small town politics”, the landlord is the town of Pike Road.  The Federal Republic of Nigeria is suing Alabama State University, essentially accusing it of stealing Nigerian tax funding that was meant to pay for Nigerian students’ ASU attendance.   Now former Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon sentenced to three months in prison for using campaign donations for personal reasons.

Alaska: National and state taxpayers (along with the fishing industry) are paying for a ‘cost recovery’ study to determine if crab catch limits could be increased without reducing crab population.  Federal and state researchers are actually catching as many crabs as they can, just to count them. Apparently Alaska’s crab fishers feel threatened by Russia.   State House politician Zach Fansler resigned after being accused of hitting a woman.

Arizona: Senate candidate Kelli Ward linked her website to an endorsement from a ‘news’ site called Arizona Monitor, which turned out to be a Fake News site.  A female Senate aide resigned after her former boyfriend “shopped” around her computer records of suggestive conversations with senators.  Lawmakers are so desperate for tax revenues they’re considering ways to allow tax payments to be made in BitCoin (Forbes says it only “Triggers More Taxes“).   If you’re a female and doing crime don’t get caught in Arizona, you’ll have to work 27 prison hours to get one box of tampons. 

Arkansas: A former wrestler came out and stated he was a witness to a 1987 murder of two teenagers.  Police called it a suicide by train, but an autopsy showed the boys were dead before the train ran over them.  The wrestler says the boys were killed by a drug dealer who was also a politician.  The wrestler didn’t give the name of the politician, but the implication was that it was Bill Clinton.  The Arkansas Times revealed that the state Senate doesn’t want you to know what’s going on: “No meetings of Senate committees are streamed on the web. The Senate grudgingly allows an audio stream of its sessions, but it is impossible for the average Arkansan to have any idea who’s speaking.”

California:  Despite marijuana being legal in The Golden State, the city of Los Angeles reports there are still ‘hundreds’ of illegal ganja shops within city limits!  Since January, eight MaryJane raids resulted in 35 people arrested. You must get a license to sell marijuana and Los Angeles administrators say so far only 99 licenses have been issued, despite more than 2-hundred ganja shops operating openly.  This brings up the question, are those illegal shops paying their taxes?  A $53-thousand USD Huntington Beach taxpayer funded study reveals “…that virtually the entire Police Department, including his own management staff, opposes Chief Handy’s failed management practices and policies. Violent crime is skyrocketing. Officers are being shot and attacked. It’s time that city leaders face the truth and replace Rob Handy.”

Florida: Lockheed Martin eliminating 82 jobs at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, by the end of March.  DynCorp issued a shutdown WARN for its taxpayer funded ops on Patrick Air Force Base, 279 jobs gone by the end of March! Taxpayer funded General Dynamics-ARMA Global eliminating 241 jobs at MacDill AFB, by the end of March!   Records show the local police and state Department of Children and Families had been involved with the Parkland school shooter since at least 2012.  Records also show the federal FBI knew about the Parkland school shooter’s plan. What makes things worse is that taxpayer funded police had no problem shooting and killing an 84 years old veteran because he was threatening to kill himself! 

Georgia:  Spineless state politicians used Delta Air Lines’ anti-2nd Amendment policy as an excuse to kill an estimated $40-million USD in fuel tax breaks.  I say ‘spineless’ because if I was a Georgia lawmaker I would’ve voted against the tax-break regardless, because guess who would’ve had to make up Delta’s fuel tax break?  All you happy individual taxpayers.   (whatever happened to businesses writing off such things as fuel costs as a tax deductible business expense?)  A taxpayer funded disease specialist with Atlanta based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) went missing after he was denied a promotion.  

Illinois: The state Appellate Court reinstated a $3.5-million USD verdict against the city of Chicago in the fatal 2011 police shooting of at teenager.  56% of bike tickets were imposed in majority black neighborhoods, according to Chicago police statistics.

Maryland: Jury Awards $38 Million to Family of Maryland Woman Shot by Police, taxpayers of Baltimore County will pay it, not the cop who killed the woman.  Baltimore’s taxpayer funded Gun Trace Task Force acted as a de facto criminal gang.

Massachusetts: Taxpayer funded Boston Police apologized after tweeting a Black History Month tribute post that honored a white man. Mmmm, I don’t recall a White History Month, let’s start one.  The city of Boston has a residency requirement to get hired-on as a cop or firefighter, but labor groups revealed that some veterans who are not residents of Boston are somehow being hired.

Michigan:  The New Yorker reveals the city of Flint’s ‘Broken Police Department’.  Instead of filling the numerous potholes in city streets, Michigan leaders are blaming fast driving for causing the death of a man after he hit a pothole and crashed.

Missouri:  Ignorant taxpayer funded Saint Louis Police thought they could win over taxpaying residents by giving them candy, they were wrong.

Nebraska: Warren Buffet’s Omaha based Berkshire Hathaway Gained $29 Billion from the New Tax Law.

Nevada: The Silver State makes $30-million USD in marijuana taxes

New York:   “If New York City’s assessments are up to date, you already pay more in taxes. If there is any public amenity nearby that causes the property to be worth more than similar properties without the amenity, then that higher value is in the assessment and you pay higher taxes because of it.” Regarding the preceding statement, at the state level 58% of Empire State properties are exempt from taxation, to the tune of about $500-billion USD, and that does not include NYC!  the   PepsiCo eliminating 2-hundred corporate level InfoTech and finance jobs in Westchester, as part of its global plan to kill jobs. Local news media revealed that PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade, Quaker) was getting $4-million USD in state taxpayer funded credits and another $7-million from sales-tax breaks in Westchester County!   New York Times demands Close the Police Rape Loophole, after reporting that Police Complaint Board to Investigate Charges of Sexual Misconduct.

North Carolina: Taxpayer funded General Dynamics-ARMA Global eliminating 99 jobs at its site in Fayetteville, due to losing a U.S. Army contract.

Oregon: Federal taxpayer funded Vectrus (formerly known as Exelis) issued a layoff WARN for its Hillsboro office, 54 jobs gone by the end of April.

Pennsylvania: Off-duty Philadelphia police-woman found dead in home with a dead man, drugs overdose suspected?

Puerto Rico: The territory’s Housing Department suspended a $133-million U.S. tax dollar funded contract to rebuild hurricane damaged homes.

Texas: Amarillo police respond to church shooting, end up shooting man who disarmed church shooter!  In Red, so called conservative, Lone Star State residents have been paying more and more in local taxes: “Let’s set the record straight. Local property tax rates are set by locally elected officials. Period. Local property tax collections dictate the state’s share of education funding – not vice versa.”-Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Judge

Vermont: For proof your taxpayer funded police policies are insane, the State Police said the killing of a motorist by cops was justified because he intended to take his life anyway!  Police say the man came at them with a gun, the cops shot at him 12 times, but hit him only three times!  Save the taxpayers some money and learn how to shoot Idaho style.

Washington: Seattle based Amazon Paid Zero in Federal Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall from New Tax Law.

West Virginia: Justice Family-Tams Management owes the state $3-million USD in back due taxes, going back to 2014.  ‘White’ former Weirton city cop fired because he refused to shoot a ‘Black’ man! 

Wisconsin: New Data Reveals Milwaukee Police Stops Are About Race.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans, January 2018: SEX & DRUGS = THE AMERICAN WAY!


ObamaCare ACA death spiral, February 2018: “WE ARE IN VERY CHALLENGING TIMES.”


Dumbing Down U.S.A., February 2018:“PORCH MONKEY”