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Archive for the ‘parody’ Category

Satire is more Accurate & Believable than Fake News

Posted by taxguru on April 20, 2019

We are definitely in strange times, where almost all of the conventional sources of information have abandoned any pretense of objective journalism and become vicious propagandists in support of their Marxist agenda.   Finding practitioners of good old fashioned true objective and skeptical journalism is a tough task.  A good philosophy has long been to consider the source when reading, seeing or hearing some bit of information.  What has been their past record for unbiased accuracy?  As anyone who has followed the mainstream media should realize, that record has been abysmal; which means that we need to start from the assumption that anything they say is wrong, aka Fake News, until proven by reliable unbiased sources to be accurate.   

Even more ironic than the realization that our news media cannot be trusted to give us anything resembling the truth, is the fact that websites that openly proclaim themselves to be satirical are often publishing material that is much more accurate than anything from the mainstream media. 

For example, these recent pieces from the amazingly creative team at The Babylon Bee are much more accurate and believable than anything from the mainstream, aka Drive-By, media.

Poll Finds Most People OK With Raising Taxes On Other People

IRS Still Waiting For Liberals To Voluntarily Mail Their Refund Checks Back

Everyone Who Attended Bernie Sanders’ Town Hall Has Reported Their Wallet Missing

Bernie Sanders Vows To Be More Generous With Your Money In The Future

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Do liberals voluntarily pay in more taxes?

Posted by taxguru on March 7, 2019

With their staunch opposition to any tax cut legislation, the Dims are perfect targets for this timely parody piece from one of my favorite humor sites, The Babylon Bee.

IRS Still Waiting For Liberals To Voluntarily Mail Their Refund Checks Back

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What won’t the PRC Rulers tax?

Posted by taxguru on January 13, 2019

As anyone knows, an effective parody has to have a strong foundation in real world true facts.  

An excellent comment on the situation in California is this recent piece from the extremely creative satire website, The Babylon Bee.

California Legislature Unveils Plan To Raise Taxes On Wildfires Until They Move Out Of State

As with all of their parody articles, this one is very concise and pithy, as Bill O’Reilly used to say.  Check out the full thing, but this paragraph does an excellent job of describing the very real and very dangerous mindset of the bozos in power in Sacramento.

"Just as we’ve done with various businesses and private individuals, we will levy ever-increasing taxes on the fires," he said proudly. "Once they realize they’re being taxed to death, they’ll move on to greener pastures like Texas or Arizona." Brown said the taxes will be earmarked for public funding and pensions, but quickly added the state will likely "blow through the cash" on crazy pet projects faster than they could bring it in.

[Update 12/13/18]: Proving once again that the PRC Rulers are themselves parodies of actual leaders, they have one-upped the Babylon Bee by proposing to tax cell phone texts.

California mulls tax on text messaging

So, the question is still a very valid one.  Is there anything that the crazies on the left won’t tax in order to steal more money for themselves?  If George Harrison were still around, he would have to add so many things to his TaxMan song that it would be twice as long.

 

[Update 12/20/18]: The Babylon Bee has another great parody that could very well come true, given the environmental wackos’ insane blaming of humans breathing out carbon dioxide for the imminent destruction of the planet.

California Considering Tax On Breathing

This article includes another prediction that has actually already come true as part of the Federal TCJA, with its deduction limit of $10,000 for State and Local Taxes (SALT) on the 2018 Schedule A.

…California had unveiled a tax on taxes, charging residents a luxury tax for the privilege of being taxed.

[Update 1/13/19]:  This is not a parody, but one more indicator of California’s continuing slide into total socialism

Gavin Newsom’s budget calls for new tax on drinking water

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Parent Payback Scheme

Posted by taxguru on May 26, 2018

I recently discovered Gruen, a very interesting TV show from Australia about advertising and marketing topics.  A feature of each week’s show is to have two ad agencies each create a commercial for an off the wall topic.  This week’s Pitch had to do with teaching kids the value of the money their parents have to shell out for them

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