A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.
WASHINGTON -- Shoppers can often save big buying online instead of at the local mall. But a chunk of the savings comes at the expense of state and local governments, in the form of sales taxes that are not paid on many Web purchases.
The losses add up for cash-starved state and local governments across the country.
In a twist that should surprise no one familiar with how governments operate, the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado has announced that they may fund a new police unit using taxes on medical marijuana businesses. The unit, which would be part of the Colorado Springs Police Department, would be tasked with monitoring MMJ businesses
US Uncut (http://www.usuncut.org/actions/12) is staging a pro tax rallies on Saturday across the US, including the one we're counter demonstrating in Philly. We need to send the opposite message, that taxes are theft and need to end. The US Uncut people don't get that taxes only lead to war, poverty, and oppression. This is not a pro corporate demonstration but a pro liberty and anti tax one. Bring signs and fliers.
"Why pay taxes?" asked Fred Phillips, who owes more than $2,600 on his home on an east-side block where five owners paid 2011 taxes. "Why should I send them taxes when they aren't supplying services? It is sickening. … Every time I see the tax bill come, I think about the times we called and nobody came."
What we need is a president who is going to come in and say, 'You know what? Most taxes are illegal now. Let’s stop paying taxes for two or three years. Let’s see what the economy does.'"--José Canseco