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Thank you for visiting the website of the Cumberland Head Taxpayers Association (CHTA). The CHTA, Inc. was formed in March 2012, and is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles and practices of good government through the participation and support of taxpayers.

We Promote

• The practice of sound fiscal spending and taxation by our local governments

• Cost-effective and efficient operations

• Transparency and accountability of our elected officials.

We Seek

To keep a watchful eye on Local, County and State governments including Education and Special District issues in an effort to see the most economical use of your tax dollars.

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Happy about Taxes!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

When voting this year, please think about what the policies of the candidate you prefer might do to us tax payers.

Just think how much will be taken out of your paycheck if ever fewer citizens pay Federal Income Tax:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/13/45-americans-pay-no-federal-income-tax/

While the tax burden seems destined to increase:

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/13/president-hillary-clinton-promises-raise-taxes-trillion-dollars/

Just a reminder about how your vote can impact your pay check.

 

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Theft?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016

Does anyone really think there is a material difference between Theft and Taxes?

Well, one can just sum up the stupid difference with “One is legal and one is not!!!”

That’s why we keep working at the CHTA.

Debbie found this example of the conundrum that makes for interesting reading:

http://www.newsmax.com/BetsyMcCaughey/family-leave-compensation-cuomo/2016/04/13/id/723643/

 

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Morality of Money

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

We do live in interesting times.

Modern “Morality” is coming of age, and the rumination that Debbie discovered this morning is a great guide for the direction it is taking toward ultimate maturity:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433887/tax-fairness-high-income-moral-fiscal

If you are moved to agree or disagree with the article above linked, I have two books for you:

Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior by Helmut Schoeck

And

Ressentiment by Max Scheler

The arguments in the linked article are much more meaningful when you have the clarity of the above books to shine on them.

If you read the linked article, and care nothing about the arguments contained therein, forget about those books, and turn your attention back to the food channel , or in the case you eschew post shower moisturizers and frilly undergarments and have a hankering for beer, peanuts, pork rinds or potato chips you can go back to ESPN.

Have a nice life.

Oh! By the Way! The Food Channel should have some great recipes for potato chips!!!!…… oooops….. Sorry,,,, I checked…. Forget about the Food Channel.

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Falling Off the Leverage

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016

Debbie found another one:

http://freebeacon.com/issues/government-owe-money-entire-economy/

An auditor for the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers Wednesday that in the next few years the federal government will owe more than our entire economy produces.

Ali Meyer is telling us that yesterday, 6 April, 2016, our Senators down in Washington got the bad word from the GAO. The Feds are headed for underwater financing. Well, they are going to be between a rock and a hard place. I hate to start with the premise that our GNP (Gross National Product) is something that the Federal Government should be able to use as collateral, but everyone seems willing to accept this principle. Now that I have spit a bit of that bad taste out of my blogging mouth, let’s get down to wondering what our elected officials are going to do about our Government owing more money than the value of the yearly collective taxable economic activity within this USA.

Has anyone an idea?

“GAO’s audit calls into question the reliability of the underlying financial data,” he said. “The sketchiness is such that GAO remains unable to even issue an audit opinion on the government’s books.”

According to the audit, these weaknesses will eventually harm the government’s ability to reliably report their assets, liabilities, and costs, and this will prevent the government from having the information to operate in an efficient and effective manner.

It seems logical to me that our Senators might be happy with the last quote from this article. After all, you don’t have to fix what you can’t measure.

Oh!! And, by the way, wouldn’t it be great to have another excuse for being inefficient and ineffective?

Click Here to read the GAO paperwork brought to yesterday’s meeting with the Senate Budget Committee.

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Heads-up from us!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016

We want everyone to know when one of our hyphenated freedoms, “Tax-Freedom”, will commence.

Debbie ran across the following article:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/06/americans-spend-more-on-taxes-than-food-clothing-housing-combined/

She sent it to me in an Email and I took the link for a ride. Not surprising and not pretty. I clicked another link inside that article and found this:

http://taxfoundation.org/article/tax-freedom-day-2016-april-24

It is the technical info source for the more readable retail News-Post at Breitbart.

Have fun planning your celebration for that special liberty day.

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