OBAMACAR IS 11,588,500 Words Long!

 

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Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself. That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law. What is commonly known as the Obamacare law includes both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Since these bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010, various agencies in the administration have published 109 final regulations spelling out how they are to be implemented. These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them. The Federal Register presents the regulations in relatively small type with three columns of text on each page. CNSNews.com calculated that there is an average of 1,100 words on each of these pages by counting the actual words in one 78-page Obamacare regulation and then dividing by 78. At an average of 1,100 words per page, the 10,535 pages of Obamacare regulations consist of approximately 11,588,500 words. By contrast, as officially published by the Government Printing Office, PPACA is 906 pages long and HCERA is 55 pages long. These pages include an average of only 397 words. That means PPACA and HCERA’s combined 961 pages consist of approximately 381,517 words. For each word actually in the Obamacare law that Congress enacted, the Obama administration has written 30 more words in regulations indicating how it will be enforced.

Harry Reid Fails again to come to the aid of Americans

October 2, 2013 2:31 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) asked why Senate Democrats would want to fund the National Institutes of Health to “help one child who has cancer” Wednesday when asked that question by CNN reporter Dana Bash.

DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that? And if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?

HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –

BASH: I’m just asking a question.

The feds are going to TAX your right to own guns and Ammo Forget about them trying to ban guns!

HR 3018 IH

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3018

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax and special occupational tax in respect of firearms and to increase the transfer tax on any other weapon, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2013

Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois (for himself and Mr. PASCRELL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax and special occupational tax in respect of firearms and to increase the transfer tax on any other weapon, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013’.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN EXCISE TAXES RELATING TO FIREARMS.

    (a) In General- Section 4181 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 4181. IMPOSITION OF TAX.

    ‘There is hereby imposed upon the sale by the manufacturer, producer, or importer of the following articles a tax equivalent to the specified percent of the price for which so sold:

      ‘(1) Articles taxable at 20 percent:

        ‘(A) Pistols.

        ‘(B) Revolvers.

        ‘(C) Firearms (other than pistols and revolvers).

        ‘(D) Any lower frame or receiver for a firearm, whether for a semiautomatic pistol, rifle, or shotgun that is designed to accommodate interchangeable upper receivers.

      ‘(2) Articles taxable at 50 percent: Shells and cartridges.’.

    (b) Exemption for United States- Subsection (b) of section 4182 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(b) Sales to United States- No firearms, pistols, revolvers, lower frame or receiver for a firearm, shells, and cartridges purchased with funds appropriated for any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States shall be subject to any tax imposed on the sale or transfer of such articles.’.

    (c) Availability of Funds From Increased Taxes-

      (1) ALLOCATION- Amounts in the general fund of the Treasury by reason of section 3(a) of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (as amended by paragraph (2) of this subsection) are hereby appropriated and shall be available, as follows:

        (A) 35 percent of such amounts shall be available for community-oriented policing services grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers under section 1701(b) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd(b)). States using funds for school resource officers shall include training, protections, and monitoring to ensure that school resource officers are used to improve school safety and climate, and promote positive reform in student suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the juvenile or criminal justice systems.

        (B) 35 percent of such amounts shall be available for the Project Safe Neighborhoods, as authorized by sections 101 through 104 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5) and Public Law 109-108 (119 Stat. 2290, 2302).

        (C) 10 percent of such amounts shall be available for the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for purposes of research on gun violence and its prevention.

        (D) 5 percent of such amounts shall be available for the National Criminal History Improvement Program authorized under section 302(c) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3732(c)).

        (E) 5 percent of such amounts shall be available for the NICS Act Record Improvement Program authorized under section 301 of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

        (F) 5 percent for the Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program of the Department of Justice.

        (G) 5 percent of such amounts shall be available for the Secretary of Education to provide directed grants and technical assistance to schools eligible for or receiving grants under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to develop and implement comprehensive, evidence-based local or regional strategies (such as positive behavior interventions and supports, social and emotional learning, and restorative justice programs) to improve school climate, reduce the use of exclusionary school discipline, and decrease the number of youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 3(a) of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669b(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘There shall not be covered into the fund the portion of the tax imposed by such section 4181 that is attributable to any increase in amounts received in the Treasury under such section by reason of the amendments made by section 2 of the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013, as estimated by the Secretary.’.

    (d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to sales after December 31, 2013.

SEC. 3. SPECIAL TAX AND LICENSING RELATING TO FIREARMS.

    (a) Increase in Tax-

      (1) GENERAL RULE- Subsection (a) of section 5801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986–

        (A) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘$1,000’ and inserting ‘$2,000’, and

        (B) in paragraph (2) by striking ‘$500’ and inserting ‘50 percent of the dollar amount applicable under paragraph (1) for the taxable year’.

      (2) SMALL IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS- Paragraph (1) of section 5801(b) of such Code is amended by striking ‘substituting ‘$500’ for ‘$1,000’ and inserting ‘substituting ‘50 percent of the dollar amount applicable under such paragraph for the taxable year’ for ‘$2,000’.

      (3) ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION- Section 5801 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(c) Adjustment for Inflation- In the case of any taxable year beginning in a calendar year after 2014, the dollar amount in subsection (a)(1) shall be increased by an amount equal to–

      ‘(1) such dollar amount, multiplied by

      ‘(2) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2013’ for ‘calendar year 1992’ in subparagraph (B) thereof.

    If any increase under paragraph (1) is not a multiple of $10, such increase shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $10.’.

    (b) Increase in Transfer Tax on Firearms-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subsection (a) of section 5811 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended–

        (A) by striking ‘$200’ and inserting ‘$500’, and

        (B) by striking ‘$5’ and inserting ‘$100’.

      (2) ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION- Section 5811 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(d) Adjustment for Inflation- In the case of any taxable year beginning in a calendar year after 2014, each dollar amount in subsection (a) shall be increased by an amount equal to–

      ‘(1) such dollar amount, multiplied by

      ‘(2) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting ‘calendar year 2013’ for ‘calendar year 1992’ in subparagraph (B) thereof.

    If any increase under paragraph (1) is not a multiple of $5, such increase shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $5.’.

    (c) Certain Semiautomatic Pistols Chambered for Cartridges Treated as Firearms- The first sentence of section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended–

      (1) by striking ‘and’ before ‘(8)’,

      (2) by striking ‘device.’ and inserting ‘device, and’, and

      (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘(9) a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges commonly considered rifle rounds, configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.’.

    (d) Effective Dates-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided by paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

      (2) TRANSFER TAX- The amendment made by subsection (b) shall apply to transfers after December 31, 2013.

      (3) ALL TAXPAYERS TREATED AS COMMENCING IN BUSINESS ON JULY 1, 2014- Any person engaged on July 1, 2014, in any trade or business which is subject to an occupational tax by reason of the amendment made by subsection (b) shall be treated for purposes of such tax as having first engaged in a trade or business on such date.

Bicycle Tax? Really!

Wash. state politician says bicycles bad for environment, need to be taxed

By: Mikael Thalen https://www.facebook.com/mt.examiner
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Washington state Senate Democrats recently produced a $10 billion transportation package which supports a raise on gas taxes, car tabs, and even a $25 tax on bicycles that cost more than $500.

In an email to Dale Carlson, owner of Bike Tech in Tacoma, Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), a member of the State Transportation Committee, defended the idea of a bike tax by saying, “Sorry, but I do think that bicyclists need to start paying for the roads they ride on rather than make motorists pay.”

“When you are riding your bicycle, tell me what taxes are being generated by the act of riding your bicycle,” Orcutt said to the Seattle Bike Blog.

Yet Orcutt’s main support for the tax comes from his belief that riding a bicycle is worse than driving a car for the environment.

“A cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride,” he said.

Evan Manvel, a writer for Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club said, “The package’s proposed bike excise tax ($25 on sales of bikes costing more than $500) would harm hard-working small business owners. Most such bikes are sold by small family-owned bike shops and this would impose red tape and costs for them while creating virtually no revenue.

“People who bicycle already pay substantial taxes for our transportation system, including the sales taxes, property taxes and federal taxes that together cover two-thirds of all transportation spending in Washington. Bicyclists who own cars also pay the same car tabs as everyone else even if they drive less.”

Some even feel that this could open the door to a carbon tax on breathing. A New York Times op-ed from 2007 said that “right now, everyone is using the atmosphere like a municipal dump, depositing carbon dioxide free,” also suggesting that the government should start charging for the “privilege” by imposing a carbon tax.

https://www.examiner.com/article/was…ed-to-be-taxed