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Tea Party Day

I am coming out of my extended hiatus to encourage our readers to join in the Tea Parties being organized across the nation on April 15.  To find a Tea Party near you, visit www.teapartyday.com.

I’ll be at the one in Monticello, Arkansas, that day with my tea bags!

March 22, 2009 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Contact Congress NOW!

The House is preparing to vote on the massive 647-page “economic stimulus” package which is paid for with your tax dollars, your children’s tax dollars and your grandchildren’s tax dollars some time today.

If you do not wish to see your money going to pay for global warming research, ACORN and a laundry list of other special interests, call your representative today and tell him or her to vote NO!  Find your representative and senators HERE

The best economic stimulus is to let individuals and businesses keep their own money to invest how they see fit.  It is obvious that Washington hasn’t a clue…..

January 28, 2009 Posted by | economy, Politics, trucking | , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Houston pallet firm officials face immigration charges

Seven executives and managers at IFCO, a Houston-based pallet company, were charged Friday with conspiring between 2003 and 2006 to harbor illegal immigrants.

In April 2006, immigration agents raided 40 IFCO pallet plants in 26 states and detained 1,182 undocumented workers. Two of the seven officials charged Friday were Spring residents Christopher Tiesman, 40, the senior vice president of finance and accounting; and Kenneth Gines Jr., 51, controller for pallet services.

Tiesman and Gines, along with two other top-level IFCO executives, are charged “in a related conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration by submitting false payroll-related information to those agencies, and to facilitate the misuse of Social Security numbers by IFCO employees,” said a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albany, N.Y.  From Chron.com

January 26, 2009 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, illegal immigration, trucking | , , , , | Leave a comment

To repair Rhode Island roads, report calls for new tolls, taxes and higher fees

PROVIDENCE — Driving your car may take on a new and larger meaning — for your wallet.

To fix its crumbling roads and bridges and rescue the state’s financially challenged public transit system, a draft report made public yesterday says the state should consider charging tolls at the state line on every interstate highway and creating a new tax for each mile a vehicle is driven.

The report calls for tolls on a new Sakonnet River Bridge, increasing the state gas tax and a long list of other things related to using the roads. One proposed tax would apply to anything made from petroleum, from paint to detergent to plastics.  More HERE

The economy is sluggish, people are strapped for cash and Rhode Island wants to tax you more by adding tolls, higher gas taxes and registration fees.  You get what you voted for, I suppose..

December 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Let Detroit Go Bankrupt

By MITT ROMNEY

IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.

I love cars, American cars. I was born in Detroit, the son of an auto chief executive. In 1954, my dad, George Romney, was tapped to run American Motors when its president suddenly died. The company itself was on life support — banks were threatening to deal it a death blow. The stock collapsed. I watched Dad work to turn the company around — and years later at business school, they were still talking about it. From the lessons of that turnaround, and from my own experiences, I have several prescriptions for Detroit’s automakers.  More here

November 19, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show For Nov. 18th

LISTEN HERE

Join ‘The Captain’ and today’s guest, Frank Salvato, Managing Editor of the New Media Journal as they start out talking about the $25 Billion ‘Big 3’ Auto Company bailout that just may not be a bailout.  Fact of the matter is that tens of thousands of emails, faxes and letters have been hitting the Congressional Offices telling Representatives NOT to give any of the $700 million Financial bailout money to the Auto makers…

Then you’ll hear discussion about what President-Elect Barack Obama ‘promised’ in order to get elected that will NOT happen and the reasons why they won’t…

Military news straight from the AOR, Terrorist news with those Somali ‘Pirates’ capturing 2 more ships in the Arabian Sea then highlight what Frank and ‘The Captain’ speak about…

You’ll then hear the new segment straight from Israel telling you what’s going on there in the Gaza Strip with Hamas ‘acting up’ again…

Add Scott Graves from Red County.com telling us his Blog has been doing and you’ve got today’s show…

Get in on knowing what others won’t by listening to “The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show”…

God Bless America!

‘The Captain’

http://thecaptainsamerica.com
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November 18, 2008 Posted by | economy, Homeland Security, Politics, the captains america, trucking | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cavuto vs. Sen. Menendez on Obama’s tax plan

Don’t try to “spin” around Neil Cavuto!

November 3, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics, trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spread the Wealth Around

Many thanks to Capt. Matt Bruce of The Captain’s America…  Let’s enjoy this while we can still laugh at it!

November 2, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vegetable oil fuels cars — and tax bills

Dave Eck, a Half Moon Bay mechanic, had attracted a media spotlight with his fleet of vehicles fueled by used fryer grease from a local chowder house. So when Sacramento called, he figured officials wanted advice on promoting alternative fuels.

Not at all. The government rang to notify Eck that he was a tax cheat. He was scolded for failing to get a “diesel fuel supplier’s license,” reporting quarterly how many gallons of grease he burns, and paying a tax on each gallon.

“All of a sudden they nailed me for a road tax,” said Eck, who drives a Hummer converted to run on vegetable oil. “I said, ‘Not a problem. I’ll do my part. But what do I get? At least let me into the carpool lane.’ ” More from the LA Times

Obviously our fuel problem is not “Big Oil”, but “Big Government”. Eck came up with a viable solution to the high cost of fuel and was immediately hit with Big Taxes!
RTaylor

May 9, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , | Leave a comment

McCain proposes break in gas taxes

PITTSBURGH — John McCain wants the federal government to free people from paying gasoline taxes this summer and ensure that college students can secure loans this fall, a pair of proposals aimed at stemming pain from the country’s troubled economy.

At the same time, the certain Republican presidential nominee says Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton would impose the single largest tax increase since World War II by allowing tax cuts pushed to passage by President Bush to expire.  More from the Charlotte Observer

Finally, a candidate who is talking sense.  Further in the article, he says:

To help people weather the downturn immediately, McCain was calling for Congress to institute a “gas-tax holiday” by suspending the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day. He also renewed his call for the United States to stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and thus lessen to some extent the worldwide demand for oil.

A six cent break isn’t much, but it’s better than anything else I’ve heard coming from Washington.  Since the price of gas/diesel usually rises in the summer, I don’t know how much it would help.  At least he’s thinking in the right direction.

RTaylor

April 15, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics, trucking | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment