Senate Bill S.47 Passes on February 13, 2013, re-authorizing the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (see: related Bills). Why should this Bill be celebrated? As far as I’m concerned this unneeded legislation takes the country back to inequality when we should be moving forward for equal rights under the law.
Oh that’s right, we are not equals in this country and Women constantly remind the rest of the populace that they are the weaker of the species and require special needs.
I encourage you to read the Bill. Anyone in their right mind should support it because for the Love of Women, it protects them from Violence that is unique to Women! Right? It also offers this Bankrupt country promises of Federal Grants to ensure that these protections extend not only to enforcing already existing laws, but the advocacy of care!
- Legal Assistance
- Child Care
- Mental Health
- Culturally Under-Classed Outreach
- Special Victims Services
- Special Training
- Extensions to Illegal-Immigrants
- Prevention & Education
- Grants to enforce laws and follow arrest policies
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, which increases the financial budget and bleeds the tax-payer dry, as they justify tax increases that demand that every Man, Woman and Child legitimized as ‘Americans’ (never mind the exceptions to rule regarding illegal immigrants) are held responsible for everyone else!
You will pay! All the while being told that we must decrease the deficit before the American Economy is in complete collapse!
“The objections can be grouped in two broadly ideological areas — that the law is an unnecessary overreach by the federal government, and that it represents a “feminist” attack on family values. ” -Molly Ball, The Atlantic
Sure Molly, for the low-information people. For the rest? It’s a two-fold misstep. 1) It’s un-Constitutional and 2) It’s Economics!
While the Democrats and Republicans fight it out in Editorials, holding up Bi-Partisan government with two friggin’ hands, the Critical Thinking Americans see the neon red of a budget that remains imbalanced, and we’ll continue to operate in the red until the levy’s break!
So while the American public is distracted with the latest Gnews, Legislation is on the floor, and the House Reps are voting on your behalf! We are after all a Constitutional Republic with a Democratic-system!
What the Hell do we need the Constitution for? It’s an archaic document that is rendered useless when such Legislation passes in the house! A relic of our past, an artifact on display in a museum!
I’m constantly checking the pulse of this nation, it sure looks dead to me.
Eventually the population may rise up, and you know what? It will be like shooting fish in a barrel. Nothing but a bunch of zombies gathering to eat up their fill of much of the same. It’s a dead cell.
When culture changes it doesn’t happen in a day. The changes are subtle and gradual. On July 4, 1776 America declared its Independence. Perhaps, we would have been better off under the rule of the British Empire. It too saw its end, and now we are strange bed fellows.
Strange days are ahead. Especially when looking at the bottom-line of your earning potential in this country. Lucky 13 right? There were 13 tax increases for 2013, and more are in-tow.
1. Payroll tax: increase in the Social Security portion of the payroll tax from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent for workers. This hits all Americans earning a paycheck—not just the “wealthy.” For example, The Wall Street Journal calculated that the “typical U.S. family earning $50,000 a year” will lose “an annual income boost of $1,000.”
2. Top marginal tax rate: increase from 35 percent to 39.6 percent for taxable incomes over $450,000 ($400,000 for single filers).
3. Phase out of personal exemptions for adjusted gross income (AGI) over $300,000 ($250,000 for single filers).
4. Phase down of itemized deductions for AGI over $300,000 ($250,000 for single filers).
5. Tax rates on investment: increase in the rate on dividends and capital gains from 15 percent to 20 percent for taxable incomes over $450,000 ($400,000 for single filers).
6. Death tax: increase in the rate (on estates larger than $5 million) from 35 percent to 40 percent.
7. Taxes on business investment: expiration of full expensing—the immediate deduction of capital purchases by businesses.
Obamacare tax increases that took effect:
8. Another investment tax increase: 3.8 percent surtax on investment income for taxpayers with taxable income exceeding $250,000 ($200,000 for singles).
9. Another payroll tax hike: 0.9 percent increase in the Hospital Insurance portion of the payroll tax for incomes over $250,000 ($200,000 for single filers).
10. Medical device tax: 2.3 percent excise tax paid by medical device manufacturers and importers on all their sales.
11. Reducing the income tax deduction for individuals’ medical expenses.
12. Elimination of the corporate income tax deduction for expenses related to theMedicare Part D subsidy.
13. Limitation of the corporate income tax deduction for compensation that health insurance companies pay to their executives.
While the VAWA doesn’t go into effect for another year, it doesn’t leave us much to look forward to.
As a woman, it makes me ill. This is not equality, nor is it a subtle way to inform me that I’ll now be paying for my ‘sisters’ in arms. Where’s the VAMA? Aren’t men subjected to rights violations? Domestic Abuse and Rape? Aren’t they also trafficked? Aren’t there already laws in place to cover this very HUMAN issue?
If you see what I see, then you may also share this sentiment. If you think I’m blind, ignorant or ill-informed… Educate me. I’d love to hear it.