#HorrorStory: #heavyweight #champ #JoeLouis was charged by the IRS 90% of his earnings in his boxing years. Except for help from other celebrities in his final years (Frank Sinatra for one), he would have died a broken, poor man on welfare. It’s his own mistakes, of course, I am sure; but he could never catch up. The IRS even charged him and put him into collection for 90% of his earnings when he donated his entire gates to charity from exhibition fights while he was in the military. There are many more stories like this. #HermanCain’s 9-9-9 tax plan is the closest thing to fair and equal that has ever been proposed, except: once, temporarily to earn revenues during the #CivilWar; then again, 20 years later which was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Income tax in the 16th Amendment was finally ratified by the states in Feb. 1913. I do not feel that Americans have been truly free ever since. I believe that Americans are free only when they can earn their money freely. One solution, like Cain said, is that the government should tax our spending more so than our earnings; or equally. Luxury items should be taxed higher than necessities. Thus, I can understand a 9% flat income tax in conjunction with a federal sales tax. Let a human being bring home his earnings. Allow men to be free. Then, tax them …on how they spend their money. Didn’t Lincoln have to remind us that this country was “conceived in liberty” ..?
Drafts on Ferdie’s Desk
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I just thought of the idea of having a self portrait done in order to cement my spot in posterity. Plus, it is important for me to complete “my story” for history. I want to work on smoothing out the rough edges, and laying on the finish coat of the product. Speaking of legacy, my […]
My oldest granddaughter Diajelle’s grandmother MiMi (my ex-wife) asked me to print this certificate out to give to her mother (my ex-mother-in-law). Diajelle (who makes 17 this weekend) was selected as a member of the National Honor Society. She is also very thoughtful and kind to her grandfather, me. Here is Diajelle going to her […]
We #ate well last night.
It was time for the NFL to get rid of PAPA JOHNS and its politics. I wonder if Mr. John thought that all of his customers hold the same 1800’s, antiquated political values that he holds. He needed to shut up, and simply make pizzas. Check out @NFLWrld’s Tweet: NFL players are excited for Pizza […]
I love what the Neutral Ground cafe writes about me before each of my performances. I enjoy singing my love songs to the fine ladies in the audience. However, I pamper myself by throwing in my favorite jokes between the romance. FUN!!! One day I will sit down and describe what a pleasure it is […]
Should we all learn to be #biggerThanThat?
NEW ORLEANS — Do you want to see my Golden Jubilee Diploma? WHOOP! There it is! NOTE: My latest writings are found at my drafts on my desk until I add them to the Gazette. My fellow classmates and alumni at the Jesuit High School award ceremony were all just as happy as I am. […]
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- I am knee deep into writing #myStory for history. I want to notch a spot in reference to my #legacy… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 day ago
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