US Ranks 32 in Business Index – Tax Burden Worst in Industrialized World

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:38 AM

The U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Income Tax Rate in the industrialized world.
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Tax Foundation

The US tax burden is close to the worst in the world.
Democrats want to change that and make it even worse.
The Wall Street Journal reported:

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world. Way to go, Washington.

On Monday the Tax Foundation, which manages the widely followed State Business Tax Climate Index, will launch a new global benchmark, the International Tax Competitiveness Index. According to the foundation, the new index measures “the extent to which a country’s tax system adheres to two important principles of tax policy: competitiveness and neutrality.”

A competitive tax code is one that limits the taxation of businesses and investment. Since capital is mobile and businesses can choose where to invest, tax rates that are too high “drive investment elsewhere, leading to slower economic growth,” as the Tax Foundation puts it.

By neutrality the foundation means “a tax code that seeks to raise the most revenue with the fewest economic distortions. This means that it doesn’t favor consumption over saving, as happens with capital gains and dividends taxes, estate taxes, and high progressive income taxes. This also means no targeted tax breaks for businesses for specific business activities.” Crony capitalism that rewards the likes of green energy with lower tax bills while imposing higher bills on other firms is political arbitrage that misallocates capital and reduces economic growth.

The index takes into account more than 40 tax policy variables. And the inaugural ranking puts the U.S. at 32nd out of 34 industrialized countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

With the developed world’s highest corporate tax rate at over 39% including state levies, plus a rare demand that money earned overseas should be taxed as if it were earned domestically, the U.S. is almost in a class by itself. It ranks just behind Spain and Italy, of all economic humiliations. America did beat Portugal and France, which is currently run by an avowed socialist.

 

 

John Kerry Says 40 Countries Have Joined Obama’s Coalition Against ISIS – But Nobody Knows Who They Are

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 15, 2014, 12:08 AM


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Former President George W. Bush put together a 48 member coalition for the Iraq War in 2003.
40 of those members supported military operations and 37 provided some number of troops.

In April 2003, the list was updated to include 49 countries, though it was reduced to 48 after Costa Rica objected to its inclusion. Of the 48 states on the list, three contributed troops to the invasion force (the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland). An additional 37 countries provided some number of troops to support military operations after the invasion was complete.

Despite these numbers the liberal media continues to push the lie that Bush “went it alone” in Iraq.

On Sunday, John Kerry announced that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight against the militants. But he would not list the countries and it remains unclear what role each country will play.

CNN listed a few of the nations in Obama’s international coalition against ISIS.

Not a single country has agreed, so far, to send in troops – including the United States.

CNN reported on the secretive coalition:

Australia: On Sunday, the Australian government responded to a request by the United States and said it is preparing to deploy to the United Arab Emirates up to eight Royal Australian Air Force F/A 18 combat aircraft, an E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker and Transport aircraft. Australia will also help to stem the humanitarian crisis.

Australian combat troops will not participate in ground fighting, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office.

Great BritainPrime Minister David Cameron called ISIS “a menace” Sunday and said the United Kingdom would help arm the Kurdish forces who are fighting on the ground, support the Iraqi government, keep supplying humanitarian help and coordinate with the United Nations to battle ISIS.

“This is not about British combat troops on the ground,” Cameron said Sunday, “it is about working with others to extinguish this terrorist threat.”

Read more: Britain vows to ‘confront’ ISIS

France: France has contributed 18,000 rounds of 50-caliber ammunition in the fight against ISIS, according to a senior U.S. State Department official Sunday during a background briefing given to reporters. It’s protocol for officials giving the information not to be quoted by name. France’s air force was also part of a recent operation in the Iraqi town of Amerli that pushed back ISIS fighters and, along with Australia and Great Britain, have performed humanitarian aid drops in Iraq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters in Baghdad on Friday that French President Francois Hollande promised that France “will participate in efforts to hit terrorist locations in Iraq.”

Germany: Geared toward curbing ISIS propaganda and recruitment, Germany has banned activities that support ISIS, including making it illegal to fly the trademark black flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Germany has also said it was sending military assistance to the Kurdistan region to fight ISIS.

Netherlands: In Sunday’s briefing, a State Department official praised the Netherlands for “leading an effort” to help curb the flow of foreign fighters coming into the country who may empathetic to ISIS or assisting it in some way. Dutch leaders have proposed amending national law that would revoke citizenship to those who work with terrorists, The New York Times reported.

Canada: A State Department official said Sunday that Canada has provided “tangible equipment and ammunition” to the broader effort to fight ISIS. Canadian Prime Stephen Harper announced just days ago that over 50 Canadian special ops are being deployed to Iraq as part of an adviser mission but there would be no direct military intervention by the country, according to CTV.

On Sunday, State Department officials also called out Italy, Poland, Denmark, Albania and Croatia for providing equipment and ammunition in the fight against ISIS. New Zealand, Romania and South Korea were also named for providing humanitarian assistance, with specifics on South Korea giving some $1.2 million.

Turkey: U.S. officials say Turkey has taken steps to cut the flow of money to ISIS and denied entry to or deported several thousand foreign fighters heading to Syria to join the extremists, CNN’s Elise Labott and Tom Cohen reported Friday. The United States is hoping Turkey will stop oil exports from ISIS-held areas that bring more funding to the group, they write in a piece that examined who is signing on to aid the West fight ISIS.

Jordan: Ex-Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said on CNN Sunday that he doubts Jordan will commit ground troops in the fight against ISIS. “The U.S. will have to take the lead in providing military strikes,” he said.

Jordan’s key role will be providing intelligence to the West. Speaking from the capital of Amman, Muasher stressed that Jordan’s intelligence on ISIS is “second to none.”

Saudi Arabia: On Thursday, Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Jeddah.

U.S. officials say that Saudi Arabia has offered to train rebels on its soil. In a short session with reporters Thursday, al-Faisal and Kerry took questions. Al-Faisal appeared to avoid giving specifics but said that Saudi Arabia has “always taken initiatives with regard to a firm position towards terrorists and against them. So there is no limit to what the Kingdom can provide in this regard.”

The United States also wants Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt to use Arab television networks to spread anti-ISIS messages and encourage more clerics to speak out against the group.

Saudi Arabia has also put $500 million into the coffers of the U.N. humanitarian aid agencies in Iraq, a senior State Department official said Sunday.

CNN’s Labott asked Kerry whether Saudi Arabia supports the extremist expressions of the Wahhabism version of Islam espoused by some terror groups. Kerry responded that the kingdom is “deeply committed to the effort to terminate” ISIS. A significant part of the counterterrorism effort against the militants includes cutting off money to terror groups, Kerry said.

Egypt: Kerry said on Saturday that Egypt has a critical role to play in countering ISIS ideology. There was a “very detailed conversation with the Egyptians about military-to-military cooperation” in Iraq, State Department officials said Sunday, but there appears to be no public details about the role Egypt may play.

Signaling a major cultural push against ISIS, last week Egypt’s Grand Mufti reportedly condemned the terror group, saying that its actions are not in line with Islam.

Qatar: Qatar has flown a number of humanitarian flights, State Department officials said.

 

 

New Black Panther Leader: Officer Darren Wilson Wanted “Dead or Alive”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:34 PM

Mauricelm-Lei Millere is a Black Panther and New Black Panther Adviser who is assisting to organize the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. He recently encouraged supporters to commit to “catch, beat, drag and whip” black conservative Martin Baker for supporting Officer Darren Wilson.

Now Mauricelm-Lei Millere is posting “Wanted” signs for Officer Darren Wilson.
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Wanted Dead or Alive and Dead Man Walking.

Joe Newby at The Examiner reported:

On Sunday, Mauricelm-Lei Millere, a “lead advisor and liaison” for the New Black Panther Party, said on his Facebook page that Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot Michael Brown, is wanted, “dead or alive.” Millere also identifies himself as a “national organizer working in Ferguson.”

“Darren Wilson is wanted Dead or Alive,” he wrote. He followed that up with: “African American Defense League.” The post contains a picture of Wilson claiming the officer is “armed and dangerous.”

The message was posted two days after another post in which he advocated violence against Martin Baker, a black Republican candidate who expressed support for due process in the case while supporting the family of Mike Brown. According to Progressives Today, Baker “stood shoulder to shoulder with Mike Brown’s parents” and MSNBC activist Al Sharpton on the courthouse steps in St. Louis after the shooting. Later that day, he attended a rally for Wilson.

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ISIS Beheads British Aide Worker David Haines – Obama Goes Golfing

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:20 PM

On Saturday ISIS terrorists released video of the beheading of British hostage David Cawthorne Haines.
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Cawthorne Haines was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013. He appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.

Obama went golfing after the news.

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Fore!

This comes after President Obama was attacked for golfing after ISIS beheaded US journalist James Foley.
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CNN Crank: It would be ‘Healthier’ for America if Dems Retain Senate (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:08 PM

On Sunday’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, CNN and ESPN contributor LZ Granderson said it would be “healthier” for America if Democrats retain the Senate in the upcoming midterms to avoid “groupthink.”

“I think what would be the best case scenario is that the Democrats continue to keep the senate, not because I tend to represent liberal viewpoints, but because I think that’s healthier for the national conversation. As we deal with the ISIS crisis, if you start having group-think the next thing you know you repeat the errors we made in Iraq. Because no ones challenging things cause we’re just pushing along…”

OK, liar.
LZ Granderson is a huge leftist.

And, what a nonsensical statement – especially when you consider Obama’s disastrous record at home and abroad.

 

Jordanian Palestinian Politician: “There Is No Such Thing as ‘ISIS Ideology,’ It’s Islam” (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 6:36 PM

Jordanian politician Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi recently defended ISIS, saying that its doctrine “stems from the Quran and the Sunna.”

The Syrian soldiers recently killed at the Tabqa airbase “deserved to be slaughtered 100,000 times over,” said Al-Tamimi, a member of the Jordanian Umma movement.

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In late August, ISIS terrorists captured hundreds of Syrian soldiers, stripped them down to their underwear, trucked them out into the desert, marched them to a ditch and slaughtered them.

Al-Tamini says there is no ISIS ideology, “It’s Islam.”
Via MEMRI:

From the Video: According to Internet reports, the show was not broadcast by the Jordanian ANB TV channel that had produced it, but it was posted on the Internet by ANB TV on August 31, 2014.

Transcript via MEMRI:

Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi: I reject the use of the terms “ISIS” and “ISIS ideology.” It sounds like you are talking about a Satanic weed or a Satanic ideology, which has come from out of nowhere.

Interviewer: But isn’t that true?

Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi: No, it is not. The problem with the analysts and the TV commentators who talk about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is that what they say is completely off-track. They have accused ISIS of being an Iranian product, an American product, the product of the Syrian regime, the product of all the world’s devils…But it has become evident that ISIS is waging an all-out war against each and every one of these players. It is waging war in Iraq against Iran. Yesterday, it made incursions into Iranian territory in the province of Azerbaijan, where it took over seven towns. Now it is crushing the Nusayri Alawite regime in Syria, shattering the backbone of its military forces: the 17th Division, the 93rd Brigade, and the Tabqa military airbase. ISIS is on the march against the Nusayri Alawite regime in Syria, and against Iranian influence in Iraq. The ISIS doctrine stems from the Quran and the Sunna. The Quran and the Sunna constitute their ideology, doctrine, and conduct. If we want to tell the truth, we must cross the t’s and dot the i’s, and analyze this phenomenon…it is no longer just a phenomenon, but a fact on the ground…Today, the whole world is divided into two camps – one led by America and its satellites and the other led by the Islamic State. The war is raging between these two camps and everybody leans towards one camp or the other. This is true especially of the Muslims of the world. They support the U.S. and its collaborators and Iran and its Safavid agenda, or else they support (ISIS)…There is no such thing as “ISIS ideology” – it’s Islam.

Someone needs to send this to Obama.

 

Black Panthers Threaten to Lynch Black Conservative for Supporting Officer Darren Wilson

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:30 PM

Conservative Martin Baker attended a rally in support Officer Darren Wilson in St. Louis.  As news of this rally in support of Wilson spread across social media it wasn’t long before Baker’s attendance was noticed by those super tolerant liberals.

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Martin Baker at Officer Darren Wilson support rally. (Bossip)

** Progressives attacked and posted photos of Martin Baker’s children online over his Ferguson stance.

Now a local New Black Panther adviser is threatening violence against Martin Baker.
The Bell News reported:

Mauricelm-Lei Millere is a Black Panther and New Black Panther Adviser who is assisting to organize the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. He has also recently encouraged people to commit violence on Martin Baker in a recent Facebook posting.

Martin Baker is a black Republican candidate that has found himself in the middle of a racist hate storm after the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri because he supported due process for the officer involved while at the same time supporting the family of the young man who was killed.

Unfortunately for those who make a living from pushing hate, like Mr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, Baker’s reasonable actions are a threat to his income. So how does he react? The same way most people who are losing an intellectual argument do…they use intimidation by threatening and/or encouraging violence.

According to Mr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere’s Facebook page, he tried to intimidate Mr. Baker by encouraging people to, “catch, beat, drag and whip” Mr. Baker for being a reasonable man. Here is a screenshot from his page:

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Read the rest here.

 

Imam Starts Chanting “Allahu Akbar” At 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at Barry University

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:43 PM

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At the 9-11 Ceremony this year at Barry Catholic University in Florida, Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s mosque, started chanting “Allahu Akbar.”
The Shark Tank reported:

Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Barry University, which is nestled in Miami Shores, Florida, hosted an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

According to Laura Loomer, a senior at the university, the service began with Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanting the ominous phrase “Allah Akbar” during his 10-15 minute address.

“We have to be very careful with exporting democracy, and democracy should not be exported at the point of a gun.”-Imam Nasir Amad (Palm Beach Post 9/12/2012)

The phrase Allah Akbar is arabic for “Allah is greatest.”

Read the rest here.

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Keynote speaker Imam Dr. Nasir Ahmed of Miami speaks during the luncheon Saturday at the Florida Conference of Muslim Americans in September 2012. (PB Post)

 

Satan and Jewish Woman Give Birth to ISIS on Iraqi Music Video (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:15 PM

Satan and a Jewish woman give birth to ISIS in a new Iraqi satirical series.
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The music video was released on Al-Iraqiyya TV recently:

From the Video:
Al-Iraqiyya TV recently aired a promo announcing a soon-to-come anti-ISIS satirical series. The series, called “The Superstitious State” – a play on the words “khilafa” (“caliphate”) and “khirafa” (“superstition”) – features an assortment of colorful characters, including a red-clad devil with a pitchfork, whose union with a Jewess – wearing a large Star of David – begets an “ISIS-ling” in the form of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, hatched from an egg.

 

John Kerry Calls Question of Whether US at War With ISIS – “A Waste of Time” (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:38 AM

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On Face the Nation, Secretary of State John Kerry called the question of whether the US was a war with ISIS “a wasted of time.”

“Bob, I think there’s frankly a kind of tortured debate going on about terminology. What I’m focused on, obviously, is getting done what we need to get done to ISIL. But, if people need to find a place to land, in terms of what we did in Iraq, originally this is not a war. This is not combat troops on the ground. It’s not hundreds of thousands of people. It’s not that kind of mobilization. But, in terms of Al-Qaeda, in which we have used the term “war with,” yeah… But I think it’s a waste of time to focus on that, frankly, let’s consider what we have to do to degrade and defeat ISIL.”

ISIS declared war against the West in June.

 



 
 

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