Taxes, Ignorance and Greed: Why “Taxing the Rich” Dooms America

25 July 2015 AD
9 Av 5775

Discussing politics and finance on the 9th of Av seems apropos. Let’s start with a definition of ‘capital formation’.new new deal

Capital formation refers to net additions of capital stock such as equipment, buildings and other intermediate goods. A nation uses capital stock in combination with labour to provide services and produce goods; an increase in this capital stock is known as capital formation. Generally, the higher the capital formation of an economy, the faster an economy can grow its aggregate income. Increasing an economy’s capital stock also increases its capacity for production, which means an economy can produce more. Producing more goods and services can lead to an increase in national income levels.” – Investopedia: Capital formation defined

Generally speaking, socialists like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ignorant of economics and ignorant of history.

The Revenue Tax of 1935 was popularly called the “Soak the Rich” tax. President Franklin Roosevelt signed this bill into law. Regardless his charming fireside chats, his folksy ways and his ability to overcome polio, FDR transformed a short-term economic correction into a long-term economic depression. You can read text of the Act via this link:

The law increased personal income tax rate on the wealthiest of our fellow Americans to 75%.

The Great Depression started October 29, 1929 AD. Pushing ahead to 1935, we were drowning in debt. FDR, it is said, took a recession and converted it into a prolonged depression. Roosevelt’s New Deal was an expansion of federal government eclipsed only by enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare).

Read “How FDR Made the Depression Worse” from the Mises Institute

Capital is the means by which an economy increases its capacity for production. Increasing production entails hiring workers, paying taxes, exporting goods and services, etc. Robbing investors – capitalists – of earnings through excessive taxes leaves any economy unable to expand to meet the needs of an ever growing population.

Some among us promote “Fair Tax” and “Flat Tax”. Others promote “No Tax”. Well, too late for the latter. It appears to this writer popular sentiments are today as they were in 1935 as minimally skilled workers demand higher pay beyond the market value of their services and socialists like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promote even higher taxes.

God set in place a 50-year economic cycle that  will repeat itself, regardless the party in power. Bad news is we have to go through another depression. Good news is we will probably come out the other side ready to start the next 50-year cycle.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

What Cost NY Minimum Wage “Kool-Aid”? $15/hour | A Milton Friedman Moment for Me. And You.

23 July 2015 AD
10 Av 5775

New Yorkers celebrate of $15/hour minimum wage for fast-food workers. Do they truly understand what will happen next?

NY Times story: New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

click on image above for full story from NY Times
click on image above for full story from NY Times

What did economist Milton Friedman say about the minimum wage?

While we continue to say ours is a “free market society”. It is not. Thomas Jefferson warned us time and again against the perils of big government. Consider these statements of our third President:

Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have … The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.

We Americans are on a course toward national bankruptcy and we’ll bring down the entire world with us. Growth of government is unsustainable. We now have federal regulations in place that inhibit the hiring of inexperienced teenagers and drive capital offshore.

Hopefully, the soon coming Article V Constitutional Convention, if coupled with nationwide spiritual revival, may save America the beautiful from becoming the America that was.

milton friedman - world runs on individuals persuing their separate interests

John White​
Rockwall, Texas

President Obama Violates ACA – Open Letter to Texas Delegation CD-4

22 July 2015 AD
6 Av 5775

An open letter to:
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Representative John Ratcliffe

Subject: Unlawful questioning of Medicare Patients


While undergoing physical examinations, Medicare-covered patients are asked about guns and ammunition within their homes.

I refer you to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), Section 2716, page 767 which clearly and unmistakably prohibits medical professionals from querying patients on ownership or possession of guns and ammunition.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Page 767
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Page 767

The above text was added at the behest of the National Rifle Association of which I am a member and it is consistent with the Second Amendment to our Constitution which states:

Source: US Government Printing  Office
Source: US Government Printing Office

There are now news reports revealing how this administration strategically moves to deprive millions of Americans of their Second Amendment Right to Self-Defense, as reported in the LA Times in an article authored by Joshua Axelrod dated July 21, 2015 and titled “Second Amendment group rips Obama’s latest plan to limit gun rights”.

I also refer you to a Chicago Tribune article of July 18, 2015, by Alan Zarembo, titled “Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security”.

I remind the Texas Congressional Delegation that the Second Amendment was not added to protect tyrannical government from the people, but for the protection of the people from tyrannical government.

Apparently, this administration applies similar tactics to disarm military veterans.

I call on you to investigate abuses by this administration and to correct wrongdoing by it.


John White
Rockwall, Texas

Obama’s ‘Junior Varsity Basketball Team’ – What is the goal of ISIS?

21 July 2015
5 Av 5775

In January 2014, Barack Obama described ISIS as a “junior varsity basketball team”. Later, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken denied the administration underestimated ISIS, saying “The President was right. They did not pose a threat like al Qaeda central to us in the homeland.

Let’s retrace history to understand the goal of ISIS, starting with an Atlantic article by Graeme Wood, dated March 2015 and titled, “What ISIS Really Wants”.

click on the above image for the complete story from the Atlantic
click on the above image for the complete story from the Atlantic

Senseless shallow-thinking Facebook babblers reject any commentary on the true nature of Islam, calling it “hate speech”. If you, dear reader, are of such nature, go about your business.

What about the millions of peaceful Muslims here and abroad? Surely they mean us no harm. This is true. For the moment.

In the above linked Atlantic story, Graeme Wood points out the fact ISIS considers the Muslim Brotherhood as apostates, because they lack Quranic barbarism required by their cartoon-loathing prophet. He writes,

Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending that it isn’t actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it.

Yes, peaceful Muslims reject the Islamic State. For now. But, when true believers take over your friendly neighborhood mosque, all that changes. Consider this analysis and warning video titled “Hamas true goals – they are the same as the Nazis” posted in Canada’s Sun News, August 11, 2014.

Bottom line: The Islamic State, the re-born caliphate, has one goal: the complete and total destruction of every Jew on the face of the earth, starting in Israel.

Our president is now actively funding this goal by releasing BILLIONS of dollars to the chief state sponsor of terrorism on the planet: Iran.

There will be an Armageddon. World War Three is inevitable. I should add, the end has already been determined. I know the end, because God prescribed present circumstances in the Bible, through prophets who lived long, long ago. When the time comes, on which side do you wish to be? For me and my family, I will side with Israel in prayer, in writings like this and politically.

First of all, I invite you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the divine salvation and divine protection of Israel.

Second, I invite you to tell your two U.S. Senators to OPPOSE the “Iran Deal”. Also tell your U.S. Representative to oppose any and all lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran.

Quick links for Texan Congressional contacts:

Senator John Cornyn

Senator Ted Cruz

Representative John Ratcliffe 

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Obama’s Iran Deal – Bad for America, Bad for Israel, Bad for the Entire World

19 July 2015
3 Av 5775

What's in the 'deal'? Click on image above for a summary.
What’s in the ‘deal’? Click on image above for a summary.

What’s in our future? If current events that highlight this sitting president’s hatred for all things Christian and all things American don’t awaken you, let’s look to the Bible.

This year Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn (Official Site)​ said at the first of this year, “I’ve warned in ‘The Harbinger’ and as I’ve spoken across the country that if this nation doesn’t return to God, its crown as head of nations will be removed.” Here’s a link to the full story:

Ezekiel chapter 38 foretells imminent war on Israel and the outcome of that war. Read the full text from the New Living Translation

Your president no longer disguises his contempt for Christianity, Judaism and America. This war is without a doubt going to come.

When it does and your time to meet your Creator face to face, how will you account for this time in your life? Will he call you good and faithful servant or dispatch you to an eternity of a fire that never goes out and a maggot that never stops eating? In the last question, I refer you to the New Living Testament, Mark chapter 9, verse 47-48

Perhaps my protests will not stop this unholy “Iran deal” Obama has crafted, but when the day comes, I want my name listed with those who opposed evil.

I invite you read the full text of the “Iran deal” from Rep. John Ratcliffe​’s website. Even a young teen can see the foolishness written therein.

The only people who can stop this monstrous treaty are our senators.

Contact them. Tell them to OPPOSE the Iran Deal.

Senator John Cornyn​

Senator Ted Cruz​

I also invite you to contact the office of Rep. John Ratcliffe​ to thank him for his courageous opposition to this disastrous pact with Iran.

I remind you to pray for American hostages held in Iranian prisons. They are brutally punished for their faith in Jesus Christ. I also remind you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, according to Psalm 122:6.

John White​
Rockwall, Texas

Four Unarmed U.S. Marines Murdered During Ramadan Same Day Obama Salutes Islam – Coincidence?

18 July 2015
2 Av 5775

On Thursday, July 16, Kuwaiti immigrant murders four U.S. Marines to celebrate Ramadan
On Thursday, July 16, Kuwaiti immigrant murders four U.S. Marines to celebrate Ramadan – click on image for full CNN news feature

Coincidence? Barack Obama “tweets” “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” the same day.

Significance? Wikipedia explains, "Muslims wish each other "Eid Mubarak" after performing the Eid prayer."
Significance? Wikipedia explains, “Muslims wish each other “Eid Mubarak” after performing the Eid prayer.”

Link to above ‘tweet’:

That doggone question continues to resurface: Is Barack Hussein Obama a Muslim? What do his own words tell us? Let’s listen to this sitting president speak of his affiliations with and/or consecrations to Islam.

In the language of the the Bible, Hebrew, there is no word for ‘coincidence’.

Under Barack Obama, millions of Muslims flood our shores while Donald Trump lambastes Mexican immigrants. It wasn’t a Mexican that murdered those four Marines. It wasn’t a Mexican that hijacked airliners to crash them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It wasn’t Mexicans that hold American citizens hostage in Iran, due to their Christian faith. Mass murder at Fort Hood in 2009 wasn’t the work of a Mexican immigrant, but Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army officer and devout Muslim. It was Muslims who attacked a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Do you see a trend?

Let’s demand Congress freeze ALL immigration of Muslims. For those who demand English as our official language, you should be more worried about Arabic taking that role.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges ruling is “settled law”? What are the facts?

14 July 2015
27 Tammuz 5775

#SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges ruling held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the right to marry as one of the fundamental liberties it protects, and that analysis applies to same-sex couples in the same manner as it does to opposite-sex couples. Barack Obama declared this ruling “a victory for America”. NPR trumpeted the ruling as settled law.

So, five liberal justices declare the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection clauses applies to unnatural ‘marriage’ as well as it does to natural marriage.

The reader should know Supreme Court opinions are not settled law, but opinions. Only Congress has Constitutional authority to craft laws. In fact, Congress can craft laws that specifically prohibit federal courts, including the Supreme Court, from even allowing a dispute of a law to be considered. Under authority of Article III, Section 2, the Exceptions Clause can be used by Congress to prevent appellate action by the Supreme Court.


Read from the official Government Printing Office “SUPREME COURT DECISIONS OVERRULED BY SUBSEQUENT DECISION”

To date, 220 Supreme Court decisions have been overruled by subsequent decisions of the Supreme Court.

In 1857, the court ruled that African-Americans, whether free or enslaved, could not be U.S. citizens. This unconstitutional and unreasonable ruling was overturned by the Civil Rights Act of 1866, an act of Congress, and by the Fourteenth Amendment, an act of We the People.

Later, in 1896, in Plessy v. Ferguson the Supreme Court ruled “equal but separate accommodations” for blacks on railroad cars did not violate the “equal protection under the laws” clause of the 14th Amendment.


Article V of our Constitution lays out authority to amend it. Amendments can be proposed either by Congress or by a Convention of States. In all cases, only We the People can approve amendments. A convention of 2/3 of the states can call the convention to craft proposed amendments. Whether proposed by Congress or a Convention of States, 3/4 must approve it to become law.

It’s time for We the People to assert our authority. Our authority exceeds that of the Congress, the President and the Supreme Court COMBINED.

John White​