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Tag: Herman Cain
By JGillman, Section News
Everybody wants to operate under a fair taxing field.
Certainly this is the premise which the main street fairness act is being pursued. It is a means under which sales nexus will be identified, and taxes would be collected for sales made online for anything coming into the state that was purchased online. It has the support of our governor, and looks to be heavily pushed with the claim that even elected conservatives are interested in it.
Not this one.
This is another one of those deals where instead of removing the regulatory misery under which retailers and business owners operate, it is presumed the better way toward fairness is to inflict it upon as many others as possible. They are suffering, so can you. Share the pain. And our governor Rick Snyder is now embracing it.
What will this mean to online wholesalers like myself?
I will ultimately have to deal with a number of sales tax licenses and a nightmarish bureaucracy entanglement. I will have to report to not only my own state, but others within this compact agreement to be able to ship within those states legally. I will not be able to ship to my customer's customers in Michigan directly, without revealing the transparent drop ship patterns. Other states that are not a part of the compact would have their own plans which would cause harm to my model (California is already doing this) by imposing their own nexus rules even possibly based on volume shipped to their states.
It will hurt folks using my business model from the crushing paperwork aspect alone.
And it's just more big government making sure nothing escapes their grasp, by pretending small business actually wants it.
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Frankly, the best conservative candidates for president are either gone, or not running.
Sarah Palin, the smarter than you think VP candidate of 2008 sparked the imagination of tea folk throughout the country, and had already been exposed to the chicken pox of media skewering. She would have been immune to their poisoned quills this time around. However, the generosity of the milquetoast Republican establishment would not be forthcoming. Where the media left off, the supposed spokespeople of the Right picked up, and inserted doubt of viability. Her decision to remain a viable voice meant NOT running.
Herman Cain, one of those folks who actually understands how to identify problems and assign the proper talent to them, was probably the best hope in advancing the conservative message. He was the first out of the gate with a plan for tax reform, and whether one agrees with HIS proposal, its hard to argue what we have currently is remotely correct. Decidedly innovative, its too bad he is not running still. There is no doubt he was the greatest threat to the current admin for a number of reasons.
Michele Bachmann has been fighting the tea party fight in DC consistently, yet never got the full support she needed. When Herman Cain dropped out, much of that support went to Newt. If she had hung in at least to Florida, I believe she would have had a resurgence. Next to Herman, she was the best representative of tea values in the recent slate.
And out of those left?
Did I forget someone?
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By JGillman, Section News
Here it is folks. The end of the country as we know it.
The lefties are in charge, their EPA is destroying business, the justice department is destroying our borders, the president is destroying our world standing as a super power, the treasury and fed destroying our currency, the previous congress has set the timer for self destruct on healthcare, and the current and presumably 'better' congress cannot even show the skills needed to stop the fiscal bleeding. Michigan's own congressmen have been stitching their fingers together ala super committees, and even the good doctor Dan has wrapped the gauze a little too tightly choking off the air that provides for common sense.
How important is 2012 to you?
Think death-star-about-to-blow-up-the-planet kind of important.
"It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters. "
That word "impossible," of course, is for the pessimistic. I am being quite 'up' in my assessment as stated above. My overall optimism was put in place a little this morning however.
An article by John Hawkins on 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability Is A Myth was a reminder that there are people who are more motivated by charisma, charm, and I might dare say 'gravitas', than by substantive policy concern. Hawkins starts off:
"1) People just don't like Mitt Romney: The entire GOP primary process so far has consisted of Republican voters desperately trying to find an alternative to Mitt Romney. Doesn't it say something that GOP primary voters have, at one time or another, preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and now even Ron Paul (In Iowa) to Mitt Romney?
And concern over policy doesn't necessarily mean Romney is right either. The point well made in this particular segment goes beyond even Mitt's ability to excite and make enthusiastic, those masses that are needed to beat the king of corruption now residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
More below ~
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
I'm not sure if the Founding Fathers had "trial by media" in mind when they drafted Amendment 5 and Amendment 6 to the United States Constitution, but perhaps they should have. I say that because, as we have seen this past month, the media-driven "court of public opinion" apparently doesn't operate under the same legal protections rightly enjoyed by defendants in courts of law throughout this nation.
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I have little to say about an extended leg held up to catch an ignorant number nine's mistaken place in the universe for those few seconds.
The MSU-Wisconsin game in its entirety was about as great a game played that I have seen recently. The play was remarkable at times, and talent evident. Other than the take back from a toe in-bounds and a game changing catch, the officiating was semi-OK as well. The loss of course disappointing, and a kick in the face darkening up the one eye that could still see. A black eye of symmetry.
The other was from another hit to the head with the unique campaign of Herman Cain hitting the skids.
I would be lying to say that I was expecting him to quit. As the initial claims of harassment were obviously a measure of the times they were made in, and the Bialick claim no doubt contrived by the Obama reelection camp, it was strange to see yet another woman who had questionable mental and financial history being taken seriously enough to end Cain's campaign.
The take-away from this? Not even sure. It is certainly enough that Herman Cain's wife of 42 years had had enough. And not being used to the 24/7 anal exam given (only conservative) candidates by the media, said it was time to pack it in. I suppose the other alternative is there was something to what the last woman said, except that from what I DO KNOW about Cain, his history, and listening to him speak, it seems more likely he was overly concerned for her welfare at one time, and may have been a financial benefactor too long.
In any event, as of this writing, news reports suggest that he may be endorsing Newt Gingrich as early as this afternoon.
If so? No mas. I'm down.
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A little slow on the start up, but worth going all the way through.
To see the additional two parts, visit Northern Light
Cain is not down by a long shot.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Thanks for being the Obama template, Mitt. Yessiree, Gingrich and Romney have done America such a great service.
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In a let me be clear moment:
Dear Patriots and Supporters,
I believe him.
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