In guerrilla warfare you have to pick the fights you can win. Make no mistake, we ordinary American citizens are in a fight for the survival of this country. The Red Coats have invaded our shores and we have to pick weaknesses where we can break and win.  We are not going to be able to stop the appointment of Sonja Sotomajor. She is a  lock. The Republicans will gently vet her, but you won’t see any blood drawn. The only way she loses is if she makes a major mistake when being questioned and even then the Democrats will find forgiveness, like they have for all the tax cheats now in office.  There is no use getting hot and bothered over the gay marriage issue.  We who read the bible understand the word marriage means man and woman. You can spill a lot of energy in a failed effort. I’m going to give you a battle we must fight and cannot afford to lose. This is one we have to be willing to get bloody over.  I’m speaking metaphorically. I am not saying grab your guns and take to the streets. That is exactly what the left wants us to do so they can say we are domestic terrorists.  But we must be willing to fight a mental battle. If we lose this one then what we know of as America is lost.

I had not planned to be talking about VAT (Value Added Taxes)  tonight. If you had put a million dollars in an account for me to win and asked, “Will, what is the most radical thing this new president can come up with?” I could never have guessed VAT.

With his Supreme Court Pick an off the wall, unqualified person for judge, the most radical budget in the history of the world, national health care that would put us on par with Europe,  his wanting to close Gitmo and turn them loose here in America and scores of ridiculous things he has already done.  Never in my dreams would I have thought he was going to be pushing a VAT tax.  Sometime back I shipped a painting to Sweden and the poor people had to pay, if I remember correctly, a 25% VAT.  Value Added Tax.  That is 25% on top of they paid me for the painting and the shipping.

The new president, through his White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, has hired Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of the White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel to advise him on health care and how it could be paid for with VAT taxes.  Even Paul Volcker,  chairman of a task force for Barry Soetoro, assigned to study the tax system is leaning in the direction of VAT. Volker has expressed a deep interest in a VAT as a way to raise the money to pay for all the excess piled up by the government.

God forbid that we will follow Europe down that road. With the budget deficits soaring and the president pushing for a $2,000,000,000,000 plus expansion of health coverage, they are looking for ways to extract what little money we have left. The easiest way is through taxes and the fastest way is to install a VAT.

They are getting advice from the most radical, far left bunch of nut cases they can find. Earlier this year at a White House conference on the government budget a room full of tax experts pleaded with Treasury Secretary “Tax Cheat” Timothy Geithner to consider a VAT tax. When I heard it back then I dismissed it as too radical even for this president. This shows I’ve been kicked in the head one time too many by wild horses. There has been a flurry of books and papers on the subject, which I think was by design. I think the plan was to get these books and papers into the hands of those in Washington.  This is the softening of the idea, before they spring the trap. First comes the books and then a test among the liberal Democrats. If they are on board then the president will go in full press coverage expounding the virtues of the VAT and how fair it is.

Senator Kent Conrad a Democrat from ND said recently, “I think a VAT and a high-end income tax have got to be put on the table.”  No doubt Kent has read some of the books and papers.  Hello.  Kent, what about cutting back on spending?  California found the people would not bail them out for their reckless spending.  It sounds good to say tax the rich, but if you take their money, who will there be to invest?

Who do they think will be absorbing the VAT?  I will give you the answer, it’s the consumer. The person who shops at Wal-Mart and drives a Hugo will be hit the hardest, because their income is already low.  The president and his people are toying with a VAT of between 10% and 25%.  That is ON TOP of your income tax. Milk will cost 25% more a gallon. Bread will cost 25% more a loaf.

So much for the president’s promise of a tax cut for 95% of the American people. He was only going to tax the rich. Since I earn over $200,000 a year then he considers me rich. With the VAT everyone in America who consumes will be taxed.  A family of four, earning $30,000 a year and averaging $200 a week of food will see their grocery bill go up by $50 a week. That’s $2,600 a year going to VAT.

I guess they are wanting a real TEA party.  If they try to push this radical VAT down our necks the American people will take to the streets like this country has never seen before. I wish I had more time to write about this insane idea.

If you want to get lathered up, then this is an issue you need to get your teeth in. This is an issue you must become informed about. I’m for fighting gun control, I’m for fighting to save unborn babies, I’m for smaller government and a lot of other important issues, but if we let this slide by then the others will automatically be lost. This is the kingpin of the battle for our country.  We must say NO to VAT.  I have started my fax program to my congressman and Senators.

This is all I have time for tonight.  Will Cooper <><


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