Blood sucking parasites …..

Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

It may seem inconceivable to some; BUTT at one time there were no taxes in the USA??

When did the US start taxing its citizens?

State and federal inheritance taxes began after 1900, while the states (but not the federal government) began collecting sales taxes in the 1930s. The United States imposed income taxes briefly during the Civil War and the 1890s. In 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified, permanently legalizing an income tax.

Now there are so many taxes, they will make your head spin and empty your bank accounts.

Isn’t it astounding how we have REGRESSED in a little over 100 years?? Soooo, tell me, what does the future look like. Nothing positive I know. AXE the blind guy!!

Blind man walks right past a sign that reads: ‘IMPORTANT – Please read braille sign (below)’.

The following taxes are for starters: :

Income tax

  • Capital gains tax is a tax on the sale of an investment, usually stocks, bonds, precious metals and property.
  • Corporate tax is levied on the earnings or profits of a corporation.
  • Dividend tax is a tax on dividends paid to shareholders of a company.
  • Excess profits tax is a tax on unusually high profits levied on a corporation. This was largely levied in the United States in times of war to prevent war profiteering, but has been proposed at other times.
  • Flat tax, an income tax where everyone pays the same tax rate.
  • Gift tax, a tax on gifts received.
  • Gross receipts tax, a tax on revenues received by a corporation, even if they don’t profit.
  • Hall–Rabushka flat tax, a flat tax on income that excludes investments.
  • Inheritance tax, a tax paid on money gained through inheritance
  • Negative income tax, an income tax where the poor receive payment from the government, instead of owing taxes.
  • Windfall profits tax is a tax on profits gained by a company that has some kind of large unexpected profit.

Payroll tax

Main article: Payroll tax

Property taxes

Main article: Property tax

Most property taxes charge for both the value of the land and the value of any buildings or other improvements on the land.

  • Carucage was a tax on land levied in Medieval England. The tax was only collected when the government required extra revenue and was never levied regularly.
  • Council Tax is a tax in the United Kingdom on houses.
  • Danegeld was a tax paid to the Vikings to ensure the Vikings would not raid a person’s land.
  • Kharaj is an Islamic tax on agricultural land.
  • Land value tax is a tax on the value of land that does not tax the value of the improvements on the land.
  • Tallage, a tax on land levied in Medieval Europe.
  • Window tax was a tax levied in England based on the number of windows on a building.

Consumption taxes

Main article: Consumption tax

A general tax refers to a tax that applies to all or most goods and services and where all are taxed at the same rate. An excise tax refers to a tax on a single item, which may be different than the tax levied on other items.

General taxes

  • Sales tax is a tax on retail sales.
  • Value added tax is a tax on manufacturing that taxes the difference between the cost of raw materials and the cost of the final product.
  • FairTax is a proposal to replace every tax in a particular country with a single retail sales tax. To avoid having the tax being regressive, the tax system would also provide a rebate to every citizen subject to the tax.
  • Per unit tax, a tax charged proportionally to the amount sold, such as by cents per kilogram.
  • Turnover tax, a tax on intermediate and capital goods that is viewed as a precursor to a value-added tax.
  • Use tax, a tax charged on an item purchased in an area without a sales tax when brought to areas that has one.

Excise tax


  • Adet-i ağnam was an annual tax on sheep and goats levied by the Ottoman Empire. Unlike most Ottoman taxes, this tax went to the national treasury, rather than regional treasuries. It was largely collected through tax farming.
  • Resm-i arusane, known as the bride tax, was a tax on marriage levied by the Ottoman Empire.
  • Rav akçesi, a tax levied on rabbis by the Ottoman Empire
  • Salt tax is a tax on salt. Salt taxes have been the least popular taxes in history. Salt taxes in France, India and Russia were significant contributors to revolutions or uprisings in those countries.



  • A tariff is a tax levied on items crossing an international border.
  • Tribute is a payment made from a less powerful country to a more powerful country as a sign of allegiance.


  • Poll tax, also called a head tax, is a fixed tax that must be paid by each person.
  • Fiscus Judaicus, was a tax that Jews were required to pay in the Roman Empire
  • Jizya is a tax paid by non-Muslims in a Muslim state. Compare to Zakat.
  • Leibzoll was tax that Jews were required to pay in Medieval Europe.
  • Temple tax was a Roman tax used to pay for temples.
  • Tithe is a payment to a church or similar authority. While voluntary in modern times, historically these payments have been mandatory.
  • Tolerance tax was a tax levied in Germany against Jews.
  • Zakat is a tax paid by Muslims in a Muslim state. Compare to Jizya.

Fees and tolls

  • Development Impact Tax is a fee charged to a developer to pay for the amount of infrastructure that will need to be built to accommodate the new residents or customers of the development. Such fees fund municipal government services such as roads, domestic water services and schools.
  • Fares are payments required to use public transportation.
  • Toll, a fee required to use government infrastructure, usually a road, including bridges and tunnels.
  • Tuition is a charge collected for attending schools and colleges. Many countries charge tuition for attending government run schools, making this a form of tax.

Effective taxes

  • Inflation tax is the value lost by inflation, by holders of cash and those on fixed incomes. Inflation causes those holding cash to lose money by reducing its real value, but at the same time, reduces the amount owed by debtors because the real value of the debt has decreased.
  • Seigniorage is the difference between the value of money and the actual cost required to produce it. Mints make a profit from this difference in value, so it is frequently viewed as a tax.

Other taxes

  • Corvée refers to a person being forced to work instead of paying taxes. Such systems require certain classes of people to labor for a certain length of time, and the person would be free once the corvee obligations were met. While a form of unfree labor, it is also considered a tax, since a person’s labor has value. Corvee was often implemented in areas where the poor had no money to pay as taxes.
  • Church tax is any tax that goes to a church.
  • Ecotax, a tax of any kind intended to improve the environment.
  • Franchise tax is a tax levied on the net worth of a corporation.
  • Khums was a tax on items looted during war levied in Islamic States.
  • Scutage was a tax levied in England. A person could pay scutage instead of serving in the military.
  • Surtax is an additional tax levied on some other tax.
  • Wealth tax is a tax on the value of everything owned by a person.

Taxation practices

  • Ad valorem tax is any tax that is based on the actual value of the item being taxed. Nearly any type of tax can be an ad valorem tax.
  • Direct tax is a tax paid by a person, as opposed to a tax levied on a business that the person indirectly pays.
  • Double taxation is when a tax is paid twice on the same income or item.
  • Indirect tax is a tax collected by an intermediary (such as a store) on behalf of the person who actually is required to pay (such as a customer)
  • Lump-sum tax is a tax that is a set amount, regardless of a person’s wealth or an item’s value.
  • Pigovian tax is a tax on a good or service that causes a harm to society that is not paid by the users of that good or service. It is designed to pay for the negative externalities of the good.
  • Payment in lieu of taxes is a system where an entity that is exempt from taxation makes a payment to the government instead. This payment may be mandatory or voluntary. Usually it applies to property.
  • Proportional tax is any tax where the tax rate is the same for all payers.
  • Progressive tax is a tax that charges the rich a greater percentage of their income than the poor.
  • Regressive tax is a tax that charges the poor a greater percentage of their income than the rich.
  • Single tax is a tax system that has only one tax levied.
  • Steering tax is a tax that aims to change the behavior of the public.
  • Tax Farming is where a government grants persons the right to collect taxes and turn them over to the government.


Main article: Tax noncompliance

  • Tax avoidance, legal techniques to avoid paying taxes
  • Tax evasion, illegal techniques designed to avoid paying taxes
  • Tax protester, a person who refuses to pay a tax they believe to be wrong or illegal
  • Tax resistance, refusal to pay taxes as a protest measure
  • Tax haven, a country whose banking or tax laws allows companies to avoid paying taxes in other countries

  • Ghetto tax, a term for when poor people are forced to pay more for services. This is not actually a tax.
  • Luxury tax (sports), a fee on sports teams with player salaries exceeding a set maximum. This is charged by the sports league and is not actually a tax.
  • Optimal tax, the study of developing the best tax system
  • Tax incidence, the effect a tax has on the economy and social welfare

NOWWWWWWW, the money-mongering, blood-sucking, parasites in California were going to try and impose a tax on texting. YESSSS, a tax on texting.

I was going to say; next they are going to tax the paper we wipe our ass with, BUTT they have already done that. 

Is there anyway to bring these mismanaging fools back down to earth?? It doesn’t appear so.

Thank goodness, the bleached-blond-brainyacks citizens of California were saved at the 11th hour by a technicality.  The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging.

The move came after the Federal Communications Commission in Washington declared text messaging to be an “information service,” not a telecommunications service, and thus not subject to a surcharge under California law.

Is it astounding that with all the taxes we pay, these incompetent fools that run this country STILL can not make ends meat.  

Can we even imagine if we all were as reckless with our personal lives? Half of us would all be dead or living in a cardboard box. WHEN IS ENOUGH EVER ENOUGH  for these parasites??

Just another example of getting screwed: Foolish/naive  as I was years back, I never thought that people would go for bottled water (one of the biggest rip-offs going) or we would have to BUY air for our tires at a gas station. BUYING AIR; ARE THEY CRAZY??? Was I ever wrong.  Today, there is literally nothing for nothing.

My biggest peeve is the miss-management of  the taxes we do pay. It would ease the bleeding if the money we now pay in taxes was used wisely and not mismanaged. 

The money managers in government at all levels DO NOT try to figure where they can cut corners or better manage what they have, their solution to generating more money is always raise taxes. We are literally being TAXED TO DEATH.

I will not say that I am surprised that the fools in California would try to pull a shot like this. Nothing they do surprises me. BUTT/WHAT I will say, they are some bold sons-a-bitches when they came up with YET ANOTHER way to try and screw their people. The gluttons have no shame.

We are not alone. The countries that pay the highest rate of INCOME taxes are:

  • Denmark, 36.1% …
  • Austria, 34.9% …
  • Hungary, 34.5% …
  • Turkey, 25.8% …
  • Denmark, 25.3% …
  • Finland, 25.2% …
  • Netherlands, 23.8% …
  • Norway, 23.0% Norway taxes residents on salaries, dividends, interest, royalties, real property, capital income and industrial, commercial and agricultural profits.

These tax rates apply to single people with no children, on an average salary for their country.

  • Belgium- 42.80%
  • Germany – 39.90%
  • Denmark – 38.90%
  • Hungary- 35%
  • Austria -34%
  • Greece – 25.4%
  • OECD Average – 25.10%
  • UK – 24.90%

The biggest difference between our cousins across the pond and the USA, many of the taxes they pay go toward benefits for their citizens in the way of public services and discounted or free vacation areas. What do the citizens of the USA get for their buck?? Buckets and not the one we put water in.

The moral of this pathetic story is; additional taxes should not be necessary, IFFFF the taxes we now pay were used wisely.

When are these starving piranha ever going to get enough??

If the government officials would get their heads together and cut out all of the witch hunts they have going on, quit trying to execute one another and devote the little time they spend on the job (138 days a year average) to something constructive, like welfare reform and free-bees for free-loaders, that would be an accomplishment.  That would not make sense to them because those are unpopular causes. The last thing a parasite politician wants to be is unpopular. Guess what folks, if the numbers don’t lie (82% disapproval rating), the only thing lower than their popularity is whale shit.

 If these fools got paid by performance, they would all be in the:

Have we ever seen any politician suggest that they cut back on their perks or raises or try to find ways to customize their spending?? Hell no. We would not want to see them loose all the free-bees they are accustom to.

Their perks:

  • Members get annual allowances (averaging $1.27 million in the House and $3.3 million in the Senate) to staff and manage their offices almost entirely as they see fit, as well as for travel and other expenses.
  • The House has averaged 138 legislative days each year since 2001, and the Senate 162. The job requires long days, and members are often active in their districts when not in session, but how many jobs give their employees over 6 months to plan and schedule entirely as they see fit?
  • While members of Congress are required to purchase insurance via an Affordable Care Act exchange, they receive a federal subsidy amounting to 72% of their premiums, per Snopes. (Democrats say it’s a stand-in for the employer contribution most workers get.) They’re also potentially eligible for lifetime health insurance p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 36.0px; text-indent: -36.0px; line-height: 18.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #5a5858; -webkit-text-stroke: #5a5858; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program upon retirement.
  • Depending on age and length of service, members can receive a lifelong pension of 80% — which, given today’s congressional salary of $174,000, equals out to $139,200 in annual taxpayer-funded retirement benefits, per Investopedia.
  • Upon the death of a member of Congress in office, their family will receive a payout equal to a year’s salary ($174,000), per Congressional Institute. The one-time death gratuity for families of military personnel killed in action is $100,000.
  • Members of Congress have access to free, reserved parking spots at DC-area airports, a dedicated congressional call desk with major airlines and the ability to reserve seats on multiple flights but only pay for the flight boarded.
  • Our nation’s legislators get a slew of lifetime benefits even after leaving office, including a taxpayer-funded gym at the Capitol, access to the House and Senate floors, parking in House lots, and the ability to dine in the House and Senate dining rooms, per The Washington Post.

Any suggestion of cut backs there??? Not on your life. 

As my dear old friend used to say; the son-of-a-bitch has a loaf of bread under each arm and is still complaining.

Use you toilet paper wisely. A tax increase may be in the works.

About The Goomba Gazette

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