- VALENTINE'DAY MASSACRE
- UNHAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
(Note: There is an enormous surprise ending to this
story. You will be amazed!)
VALENTINE'S DAY PRESENT
What did dairy farmers want? A big box of Hershey's
Kisses? Nah. Genetically engineered petunias? Nah.
How about a tax-free package of goodies from Congress?
Ah, sweet love.
THE RURAL PROSPERITY ACT OF 2001
This past Valentine's day, February 14th, Senator Mitch
McConnell, Republican senator from Kentucky (State
Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall) introduced
Senate Bill 333.
This important piece of legislation gives new meaning
to the phrase "dairy subsidy."
Bill 333 is designed to provide tax and regulatory
relief for farmers. In the words of the great Kentucky
"Freeing farmers from excessive, and often
counterproductive, government controls is an important
step, but we still need to do more to give farmers the
tools they need to succeed."
Er, Senator. How about freeing all Americans from
"counterproductive government controls?" I can't
believe that this bureaucrat of bureaucrats said this.
Just for the record, Mitch McConnell is one of the
Senate's most powerful players. Last year, McConnell
set a record for the amount of "soft" money that was
raised, $20 million! The Senator opposes campaign
finance reform, and by doing so, misses the boat on why
America continues to over regulate with
"counterproductive government controls."
Senate Bill 333 offers billions of dollars of future
tax relief for farmers.
First is the repeal of the estate tax. All other
Americans are heavily taxed when the assets from one
generation pass on to a younger generation. In
addition to this gift, McConnell seeks to exclude
farmers from paying taxes on the gain from the sale of
farmland. I don't get it. If they're selling out their
farms, how does that preserve farms?
The most amazing part of this bill allows a tax-free
capital gain of up to $500,000 for these already over-
subsidized farmers. This is not cow fertilizer, folks.
Here's a look at how Congress continues to enact
THE SURPRISE ENDING
Oh, yes. Remember Linda Chavez? She was George Bush's
first choice of Secretary of Labor. Unfortunately,
Chavez employed an illegal alien, and had to withdraw
her name from consideration to this powerful cabinet
Her replacement has not gotten a lot of press. Elaine
Chao was confirmed by the Senate, and she is the new
Secretary of Labor. Chao is the ex-director of United
Way, the organization that raises millions of dollars
in the softest of money, and distributes it in ways
that...er...ways that most of us have no clue about.
United Way's reputation has been so severely tarnished
by mismanagement and financial abuse, that it's a
wonder how anyone continues to donate money to that
READY FOR THE PUNCHLINE?
Why didn't the media report what I am about to reveal?
Elaine Chao is married to Mr. Soft Money himself,
Senator Mitch McConnell.