Thursday, July 23, 2009

Joe Willie On The Shrimpbox: "Say No To Teacher Furlough!"

Georgia's Governor has come out with an idea on how make up some of the state's 900 million dollar shortfall. Sonny Perdue wants to give all teachers in the state an unpaid 3 day furlough. Let me get this straight...our state is doing well enough in education that we can afford to do this? Don't think so, Sonny! Georgia continues to lag behind other states in education. In fact we're usually 50th or 49th, either behind Mississippi or just in front. Our teachers are already over-worked and underpaid. Now our Governor wants to cut their pay? How about we cut the Governor's pay and find some other bureaucrats that we can either cut loose or put on unpaid furloughs. Our government is overflowing with employees that are a waste of taxpayers' money. There are a lot of people drawing a paycheck from the state, and we have no clue what they do every day. Let's start by cutting these parasites out. Here's an idea: Governor Sonny could lead the way and work for just a dollar salary. Why not? He's already a millionaire. Furloughing teachers? Bad idea!

Joe Willie On The Shrimpbox: "Taxed To Extremes"

"Taxed to Extremes"


Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

Capital Gains Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Court Fines
(indirect taxes)

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel permit tax

Gasoline Tax
(42 cents minimum per gallon)

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax Interest Expense
(tax on the money)

Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges
(tax on top of tax)

IRS Penalties
(tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Local Income Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Septic Permit Tax

Service Charge Taxes

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Taxes

Sales Taxes

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Road Toll Booth Taxes

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and
Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Toll Bridge Taxes

Toll Tunnel Taxes

Traffic Fines
(indirect taxation)

Trailer Registration Tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago.
Also, our nation was the most prosperous in
the world, had essentially no national debt, had
the largest middle class in the world, and Mom
stayed home to raise the kids!!!

What the heck happened ????

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Joe Willie On The Shrimpbox: Joe & Jose

Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically productive for the State of California ...or any other s tate for that matter.

You have 2 families..."Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have 2 parents, 2 children and live in California .. "Joe Legal" works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted.... "Jose Illegal" also works in construction, has "NO" Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Joe Legal...$25.00 per hour x 40 hours $1000.00 per week, $52,000 per year ... Now take 30% away for state & federal tax
Joe Legal now has $31,231.00

Jose Illegal...$15.00 per hour x 40 hours $600.00 per week, $31,200.00 per year
Jose Illegal pays no taxes...
Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00

Joe Legal pays Medical and Dental Insurance with limited coverage $1000.00 per month
$12,000.00 per year
Joe Legal now has $19,231.00

Jose Illegal has full Medical and Dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year.
Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00

Joe Legal makes too much money to be eligible for Food Stamps or welfare
Joe Legal pays for food $1,000.00 per month
$12,000.00 per year
Joe Legal now has $ 7,231.00

Jose Illegal has no documented income, so he is eligible for Food Stamps and Welfare
Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00

Joe Legal pays rent $1,000.00 per month
$12,000.00 per year
Joe Legal is now in the hole minus (-) $4,769..00

Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month Federal rent subsidy ..
Jose Illegal pays rent $500.00 per month (section 8 housing) $6,000.00 per year
Jose Illegal still has $25,200.00

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work or his wife must work.
Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family (and eat out!).

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school.
Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches
Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored breakfast & lunch, and they also qualify to be bused to school at tax payer expense.

Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program.
Joe Legal's children have to find a way to get to school and go home after school as, "latch-key kids" with no adult supervision.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same Police and Fire Services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Jose Illegal can send most of his money back home to Mexico to build a new home for retirement, and have money to buy a new truck (and still have Medi-Cal benefits while living in a foreign country; until someone turns him in to authorities....if they ever find out)

Joe Legal is still in the hole.

Any questions?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Joe Willie on The Shrimpbox: A Jail Solution

I've come up with a solution for the jail controversy in Downtown Brunswick. It might even be too simple for government officials and bureaucrats to make it work. Since the developpers of the Marina Towers have run out of money, Glynn County could probably buy it at a great deal. Renovate it and put the Sheriff's office in the penthouse and make the lower floors a minimum security jail. Keep the maximum risk prisoners at the current facility. Instead of the $23 million for the proposed addition to the current facilty we could probably put in a couple of million and call it a day.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Joe Willie On The Shrimpox: Why The City Of Brunswick Didn't Issue Building permits for the Marina Towers.

I've read with amusement the news that the city never issued a building permit for the Marina Towers condo project on Newcastle Street. The five story project went up without the proper permits. Construction has since stopped on the multi-million dollar project. What happened?

Here are The Top 7 Reasons Why The City Of Brunswick Didn't Issue Building permits for the Marina Towers:

7. Ran out of permits after they had all been issued at Liberty Harbor.

6. There were just too many trees to pick up.

5. That jail mess took too much time.

4. City employees were too busy helping the Mayor get packed for his latest trip to China.

3. The visiting delegation from our sister city in China told us "Permits? We don't need no stinking permits!

2. No one could speak Spanish with the construction workers.

And the Top Reason Why The City Of Brunswick Didn't Issue Building permits for the Marina Towers:

No one wanted to visit the site because of the smell from the Sewage Treatment Center across the street.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Joe Willie On The Shrimpbox: "Government Planning"

"Government Planning"

TO: Honorable Secretary of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir;

My friend, Ed Peterson, over at Wells Iowa, received a check for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the "not raising hogs" business next year.What I want to know is, in your opinion, what is the best kind of farm not to raise hogs on, and what is the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this endeavor in keeping with all governmental policies. I would prefer not to raise razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed not to raise, then I will just as gladly not raise Yorkshires or Durocs.As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be in keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I haven't raised.My friend, Peterson, is very joyful about the future of the business. He has been raising hogs for twenty years or so, and the best he ever made on them was $422 in 1968, until this year when he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs.If I get $1000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2000 for not raising 100 hogs? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4000 hogs not raised, which will mean about $80,000 the first year. Then I can afford an airplane.Now another thing, these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4000 hogs I am not going to raise?Also, I am considering the "not milking cows" business, so send me any information you have on that too.In view of these circumstances, you understand that I will be totally unemployed and plan to file for unemployment and food stamps.Be assured you will have my vote in the coming election.

Patriotically Yours,
The Farmer

P.S. Would you please notify me when you plan to distribute more free cheese.