User Profile: tmead

Member Since: January 02, 2011


  • June 26, 2013 at 9:56am

    Preclearance = Guilty until Proven Innocent. A Bad legal approach whenever and wherever it is found. It allows those giving permission to work mischief.

  • March 7, 2013 at 6:28pm

    When the Ayatollah Khomeni took over Iran, they had a drug problem. He knew this was an offense under Shariah which incurred a death sentence. His policy: All people caught with illegal drugs were summarily shot and the confiscated drugs cut with potassium cynanide and left where addicts were known to be. After about 90 days, no more drug problem. Islamists think we are weak for our compassion.

  • March 3, 2013 at 9:07pm

    God is a flat taxer, 10% of your income. No deductions or exemptions. Thus a flat tax like this must be fair.If God wanted a progressive contribution, he could have commanded it. But he asks for a tithe. He suggests that the better off help widows and orphans, but not sluggards. Sounds like a good system.

  • September 6, 2012 at 6:48pm

    Rubbish. God created ONE race. HUMAN. The only criteria to judge anyone on are: Character and Competence. This woman clearly has neither. Conservatives live this way (one human race, character and competence) and absolutely welcome and love anyone who also thinks this way. Just ask Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express or any Republican Governor.

  • September 6, 2012 at 6:38pm

    Bovine Excrement. I believe in feeding ‘widows and orphans’ but not through the government. The government has incredible overhead and by law, has to treat everyone the same. I give generously to a foodbank run by a group of churches (one of which is my church). I do not believe in feeding ‘sluggards’. The Bible clearly delineates between the duty to those whose poverty is not of their own doing (widows and orphans) and those whose poverty is their own fault (sluggards). Christ preaches ‘Tough Love’.

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  • August 21, 2012 at 9:46am

    We make a habit of inviting various struggling families to Sunday dinner after church and making sure they take home leftovers. My wife hires women from struggling families to help her with housework (we are in our late 60′s) and pays generously. She somehow finds out children’s sizes and ‘discovers’ that she bought the wrong size clothes for our grandchildren, which just happen to fit those women’s children. Part of doing the right thing. My group networks with many other small businesses and we try to find work for people who are of good character and competent. We have paid utility bills anonymously and put envelope containing cash under doors and into purses. If you see people suffering through no fault of their own, it is easy to find ways to help which uplift. JUST DO IT.

    For those who find their church mis-using your contributions, find a Church which Jesus Christ would be proud of and move. My wife and I did that about 8 years ago. Our current church walks the talk.

  • August 20, 2012 at 6:15pm

    I am a small businessman and belong to a group of others who assist (very quietly) distressed families. since the recession we have individually increased our financial support over 50%. When Romney is criticized about his taxes, I point out that he gives 19% of his GROSS to charity. Based on my personal experience, that is TWICE as effective as paying 19% additional of his gross in TAXES. He is actually more effective that way, as is the Gates Foundation. Never be ashamed to be a conservative, but be humble about it. Just present the facts. I have NEVER met a generous lefty, with their own money.

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  • August 20, 2012 at 6:13pm

    We need to quietly, but proudly reject any statement that conservatives are uncaring and lack compassion. I have silenced some liberal critics by telling them that I judge by two criteria: character and competence. I welcome any American who meets those two criteria as a partner. I also tell them that I want all charity and welfare to be private because that is far more cost effective and I do not want to waste money. For example, I work with Habitat and have led a team which restored a donated ‘fixer-upper’ and presented a Bible to the family which ‘bought’ it. I know that Habitat builds 2 – 3 dwellings for the price of a Section 8 apartment built on taxpayer funds. The Habitat house becomes a private dwelling on the property tax rolls. The section 8 apartment does not. If the money spent on public housing had been given to Habitat, at least twice as many units would have been provided and renters turned into owners with significant sweat equity investments (strong motivation to keep up appearances, property values and pay your mortgage). Also, we had a bad tornado in my city in the last year. Significant damages. The morning after, crews from church’s men’s organizations showed up with trucks and tools and got to work. Government employees started surveying damages. about a month later, the government convened a planning session to discuss repairs. 80% of the items had been completed. Normal for conservatives.

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  • July 2, 2012 at 12:00pm

    I believe in the fairest tax of all. 10% of all income, no personal deductions and 10% of business profit. This system was instituted by Jehovah. He does not ask for a larger percentage from the wealthy nor exempt the poor. I pay my 10% to my church and contribute above that to other worthy, private charities. Get the government out of social welfare and healthcare. It is incredibly inefficient and has ridiculous overhead charges. I work as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. It builds homes for about 1/3 the cost of a Section 8 apartment. The Habitat house is also on the property tax rolls. The government housing is NOT. Habitat requires about 1000 hrs of sweat equity to get a home. This means that the new owner almost always maintains their home. Government housing is notorious for lack of upkeep by residents and for high maintenance costs charged to the taxpayer. Transfer all charity to NGOs. Everything will work better and the recipients will be better off.

  • June 10, 2012 at 6:12pm

    I used the tool to check both myself and my wife. It said we were not registered. We both voted in the recent primary election and have current voter id cards. There are obviously problems with this tool.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:11am

    I think a low flat tax with no deductions is fair. Follow the example of God. He is a flat taxer at 10%, no deductions or exemptions, from poorest to richest. He could have supported a progressive system, but did not. So a tithe from everyone must be a fair tax. (we actually collect about 10% of National Income in income taxes)

  • September 22, 2011 at 6:21am

    The non-denominational church I attend, has grown at 30% per year for many years. We are very active in the local community and the world. Our church is incredibly spiritually alive and nourishing. We teach the Bible and follow Jesus . My church just finished drilling wells in every village in the Central African Republic, built a Hospital in Haiti to serve 500,000 people, supports people in the congregation without employment and take care of members without health insurance in need of medical treatment. We always seem to collect more in donations than we budget for. I think people can find alive churches if they look.

  • September 15, 2011 at 7:53pm

    I attend a non denominational, bible based church which has been growing 30%/yr for over a decade. It is incredibly active in mission work and follows biblical instructions closely. It is the most alive spiritually church I have ever attended. I think the sheep are dividing from the ‘goats’

  • September 14, 2011 at 2:14pm

    God is a flat tax advocate, no deductions, no exemptions, just a tithe. If he thought a progressive structure with 47% exempt was fair, he could have decreed such. What is wrong and unfair with the government doing the same?

  • January 2, 2011 at 5:33pm

    There were a few sensible ideas in the 2000+ pages and more sensible ideas left out. All the new structure and new bureaucracy plus the student loan takeover need to be repealed and the sensible ideas put in a drastically shorter, totally tranparent, well vetted bill.