Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Show Notes - 08/31/2010

Reviewing The U.S. Constitution
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Tonight we began with a conversation with our very good friend, Sean Sublette. Sean is the Chief Meteorologist for WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia (ABC Affiliate). Sean talked about the weather outlook for the Eastern Seaboard this week with Hurricane Earl on the prowl. Specifically we found out why we will still have sunny weather all week with a hurricane within 200 miles of shore and Sean gave us one heck of an education on the behavior of hurricanes. Also, he shared his thoughts on the Farmer's Almanac and their prediction for this winter. Tune into the archives to hear a great conversation with Sean.

Next was a small discussion on work attitudes. With the current state of the economy and slim chance for relief anytime soon, we observed that there are plenty of people out there with very nasty attitudes and that really looks bad on the company they work for and reflects negatively on the patrons of the business. Are you so independently wealthy that you do not need the job? We say that if you are so unhappy then please quit and give an American with a strong will to work an opportunity.

Finally, a look at a rumor heard at the Delaware Candidates "Meet & Greet" in Newark, Delaware about a 1% tax on ALL bank transactions being passed into effect right after the mid-term elections. We here at Behind The Mike felt it necessary to do some follow up investigative work and found that it is a twist on the truth. There is a Congressional House Bill that was introduced by Congressional Representative Chaka Fattah (PA-2) on 2/23/2010. The bill (H.R.4646) according to Fattah would "establish a fee on transactions which would eliminate the national debt and replace the income tax on individuals." Looking at it this way and studying the bill, one can see that it could be a good idea if done right by the principle. There are some gray areas obviously but remember this: first, it probably will not see the light of day because it is a pretty good idea and second it is only a proposed bill. So please be wary of emails talking about this as a bomb being dropped on taxpayers.

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Links
Sean Sublette on WSET-TV
Sean Sublette on Facebook
Congressional House Bill H.R. 4646
Fair Tax Act H.R. 25/S. 296

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