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In the dead of the night, legislators passed a 157-page bill to prevent Americans from “falling over the fiscal cliff”–but it is business as usual, a bill filled with irrelevant goodies for special interests …

If this blog post does not prove that corrupt legislators are manipulating the system for their personal benefit and the interests of the special interests, you are both blind and stupid!

All people will see is the tax rates – which are used as a cover to hide all of the other provisions contained in this legislation. Tedious as it may be, I urge you to try and make sense our of the following provisions of a legislative effort which was sold to the American people as an attempt to keep us from falling off some mythical cliff created solely in the minds of corrupt politicians. We are being screwed and we don’t even know it. Look at the language that is presented to the American people – at least anyone who might wish to read the multiple versions and all of the amendments.

Huh? What do the Russians have to do with our fiscal cliff?

Did anyone in the mainstream media mention that there is a mysterious section dealing with the Russians or what it means? Here is the incomprehensible text that your representatives are expected to put forth to the President of the United States – acting in the name of “We the People.”

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Engrossed Amendment Senate - EAS)


TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

SEC. 801. STRATEGIC DELIVERY SYSTEMS.
    (a) In General- Paragraph 3 of section 495(c) of title 10, United States Code,, as added by section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, is amended--
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      (1) by striking `that' before `the Russian Federation' and inserting `whether'; and
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      (2) by inserting `strategic' before `arms control obligations'.
    (b) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

Huh? Why are we talking about Puerto Rican rum?

SEC. 329. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY INCREASE IN LIMIT ON COVER OVER OF RUM EXCISE TAXES TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
    (a) In General- Paragraph (1) of section 7652(f) is amended by striking `January 1, 2012' and inserting `January 1, 2014'.
    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by this section shall apply to distilled spirits brought into the United States after December 31, 2011.

Huh? Rewarding liberal Hollywood hypocrites for their overwhelming support of Obama and his fellow travelers …

SEC. 317. EXTENSION OF SPECIAL EXPENSING RULES FOR CERTAIN FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS.
    (a) In General- Subsection (f) of section 181 is amended by striking `December 31, 2011' and inserting `December 31, 2013'.
    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by this section shall apply to productions commencing after December 31, 2011.

Huh? What does the fiscal cliff have to do with NASCAR race tracks?

SEC. 312. EXTENSION OF 7-YEAR RECOVERY PERIOD FOR MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES.
    (a) In General- Subparagraph (D) of section 168(i)(15) is amended by striking `December 31, 2011' and inserting `December 31, 2013'.
    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2011.

Kicking the fiscal cliff can down the road until March – when we can see another bill?

SEC. 901. TREATMENT OF SEQUESTER.

    (c) Postponement of Budget Control Act Sequester for Fiscal Year 2013- Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended--
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      (1) in paragraph (4), by striking `January 2, 2013' and inserting `March 1, 2013'; and
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      (2) in paragraph (7)(A), by striking `January 2, 2013' and inserting `March 1, 2013'.

And my favorite fiscal cliff provision – helping those who make your pee green and smelly – and insuring you pay more for food!

SEC. 701. 1-YEAR EXTENSION OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS.

(6) MARKET LOSS ASSISTANCE FOR ASPARAGUS PRODUCERS.—Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to section 10404(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–246; 122 17 Stat. 2112).

Then there are milk prices …

(2) MILK.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the dairy product price support program under section 1501 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8771) through December 31, 2013.

(B) MILK INCOME LOSS CONTRACT PROGRAM.—Section 1506 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8773) is amended by striking ‘‘2012’’ each place it appears in subsections (c)(3), (d)(1), (d)(2), (e)(2)(A), (g), and (h)(1) and inserting ‘‘2013’’. (3) SUSPENSION OF PERMANENT PRICE SUPPORT AUTHORITIES.—The provisions of law specified in subsections (a) through (c) of section 1602 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8782) shall be suspended— (A) for the 2013 crop or production year of a covered commodity (as that term is defined in section 1001 of that Act (7 U.S.C. 8702)), peanuts, sugarcane, and sugar, as appropriate; and (B) in the case of milk, through December 31, 2013.

Bottom line …

We need to know what our legislators are signing before they sign it. And before it is mangled and larded with pork in the closed-door reconciliation session that reconciles the differences between the House version and the Senate version in order to prepare the final bill for the President’s signature. There must be an outcry to write single-purpose bills in clear and plain language – not in legalese that hides the true intents of the legislators. For every law modification, there should be a repeal of the previous law and the entire substance of the new law shall be contained in the single-bill.

Shakespeare was right in Henry VI Part 2 – when he wrote “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” In my humble opinion, the profession of law has moved beyond facilitating our agreements, understandings and transactions into self-serving obfuscation which perpetuates their profession – and in many instances, fomenting discord to promote their self-interests. In this case, to hide the true intent of the legislators who vote before reading and understanding the actual bill they are voting on. But most egregious of all, is that lawyers facilitate the efforts of our enemies to subvert our nation using our own institutions and laws against “We the People.”

Enough!

-- steve

Pick a section and see for yourself (if you can even understand what is being written) …

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    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE, ETC.
TITLE I--GENERAL EXTENSIONS
    SEC. 101. PERMANENT EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF 2001 TAX RELIEF.
    SEC. 102. PERMANENT EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF 2003 TAX RELIEF.
    SEC. 103. EXTENSION OF 2009 TAX RELIEF.
    `SEC. 6409. REFUNDS DISREGARDED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS.
    SEC. 104. PERMANENT ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX RELIEF.
TITLE II--INDIVIDUAL TAX EXTENDERS
    SEC. 201. EXTENSION OF DEDUCTION FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.
    SEC. 202. EXTENSION OF EXCLUSION FROM GROSS INCOME OF DISCHARGE OF QUALIFIED PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE INDEBTEDNESS.
    SEC. 203. EXTENSION OF PARITY FOR EXCLUSION FROM INCOME FOR EMPLOYER-PROVIDED MASS TRANSIT AND PARKING BENEFITS.
    SEC. 204. EXTENSION OF MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS TREATED AS QUALIFIED RESIDENCE INTEREST.
    SEC. 205. EXTENSION OF DEDUCTION OF STATE AND LOCAL GENERAL SALES TAXES.
    SEC. 206. EXTENSION OF SPECIAL RULE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF CAPITAL GAIN REAL PROPERTY MADE FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES.
    SEC. 207. EXTENSION OF ABOVE-THE-LINE DEDUCTION FOR QUALIFIED TUITION AND RELATED EXPENSES.
    SEC. 208. EXTENSION OF TAX-FREE DISTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT PLANS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES.
TITLE III--BUSINESS TAX EXTENDERS
    SEC. 301. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF RESEARCH CREDIT.
    SEC. 302. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY MINIMUM LOW-INCOME TAX CREDIT RATE FOR NON-FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED NEW BUILDINGS.
    SEC. 304. EXTENSION OF INDIAN EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT.
    SEC. 305. EXTENSION OF NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT.
    SEC. 306. EXTENSION OF RAILROAD TRACK MAINTENANCE CREDIT.
    SEC. 307. EXTENSION OF MINE RESCUE TEAM TRAINING CREDIT.
    SEC. 308. EXTENSION OF EMPLOYER WAGE CREDIT FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.
    SEC. 309. EXTENSION OF WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT.
    SEC. 310. EXTENSION OF QUALIFIED ZONE ACADEMY BONDS.
    SEC. 312. EXTENSION OF 7-YEAR RECOVERY PERIOD FOR MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES.
    SEC. 313. EXTENSION OF ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION FOR BUSINESS PROPERTY ON AN INDIAN RESERVATION.
    SEC. 314. EXTENSION OF ENHANCED CHARITABLE DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD INVENTORY.
    SEC. 315. EXTENSION OF INCREASED EXPENSING LIMITATIONS AND TREATMENT OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY AS SECTION 179 PROPERTY.
    SEC. 316. EXTENSION OF ELECTION TO EXPENSE MINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
    SEC. 317. EXTENSION OF SPECIAL EXPENSING RULES FOR CERTAIN FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS.
    SEC. 319. EXTENSION OF MODIFICATION OF TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PAYMENTS TO CONTROLLING EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS.
    SEC. 320. EXTENSION OF TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DIVIDENDS OF REGULATED INVESTMENT COMPANIES.
    SEC. 321. EXTENSION OF RIC QUALIFIED INVESTMENT ENTITY TREATMENT UNDER FIRPTA.
    SEC. 322. EXTENSION OF SUBPART F EXCEPTION FOR ACTIVE FINANCING INCOME.
    SEC. 324. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY EXCLUSION OF 100 PERCENT OF GAIN ON CERTAIN SMALL BUSINESS STOCK.
    SEC. 325. EXTENSION OF BASIS ADJUSTMENT TO STOCK OF S CORPORATIONS MAKING CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PROPERTY.
    SEC. 326. EXTENSION OF REDUCTION IN S-CORPORATION RECOGNITION PERIOD FOR BUILT-IN GAINS TAX.
    SEC. 327. EXTENSION OF EMPOWERMENT ZONE TAX INCENTIVES.
    SEC. 328. EXTENSION OF TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING FOR NEW YORK LIBERTY ZONE.
    SEC. 329. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY INCREASE IN LIMIT ON COVER OVER OF RUM EXCISE TAXES TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
    SEC. 330. MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION OF AMERICAN SAMOA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CREDIT.
    SEC. 331. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF BONUS DEPRECIATION.
TITLE IV--ENERGY TAX EXTENDERS
    SEC. 401. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT EXISTING HOMES.
    SEC. 402. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE REFUELING PROPERTY.
    SEC. 403. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR 2- OR 3-WHEELED PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
    SEC. 404. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL PRODUCER CREDIT.
    SEC. 405. EXTENSION OF INCENTIVES FOR BIODIESEL AND RENEWABLE DIESEL.
    SEC. 406. EXTENSION OF PRODUCTION CREDIT FOR INDIAN COAL FACILITIES PLACED IN SERVICE BEFORE 2009.
    SEC. 407. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF CREDITS WITH RESPECT TO FACILITIES PRODUCING ENERGY FROM CERTAIN RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
    SEC. 408. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW HOMES.
    SEC. 409. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES.
    SEC. 410. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL PLANT PROPERTY.
    SEC. 412. EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS EXCISE TAX CREDITS.
TITLE V--UNEMPLOYMENT
    SEC. 501. EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM.
    SEC. 502. TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF EXTENDED BENEFIT PROVISIONS.
    SEC. 503. EXTENSION OF FUNDING FOR REEMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND REEMPLOYMENT AND ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES.
    SEC. 504. ADDITIONAL EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT.
TITLE VI--MEDICARE AND OTHER HEALTH EXTENSIONS
Subtitle A--Medicare Extensions
    SEC. 601. MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT UPDATE.
    SEC. 602. WORK GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENT.
    SEC. 603. PAYMENT FOR OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES.
    SEC. 604. AMBULANCE ADD-ON PAYMENTS.
    SEC. 605. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE INPATIENT HOSPITAL PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT FOR LOW-VOLUME HOSPITALS.
    SEC. 606. EXTENSION OF THE MEDICARE-DEPENDENT HOSPITAL (MDH) PROGRAM.
    SEC. 607. EXTENSION FOR SPECIALIZED MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS.
    SEC. 608. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE REASONABLE COST CONTRACTS.
    SEC. 609. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT.
    SEC. 610. EXTENSION OF FUNDING OUTREACH AND ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PROGRAMS.
Subtitle B--Other Health Extensions
    SEC. 621. EXTENSION OF THE QUALIFYING INDIVIDUAL (QI) PROGRAM.
    SEC. 622. EXTENSION OF TRANSITIONAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (TMA).
    SEC. 623. EXTENSION OF MEDICAID AND CHIP EXPRESS LANE OPTION.
    SEC. 624. EXTENSION OF FAMILY-TO-FAMILY HEALTH INFORMATION CENTERS.
    SEC. 625. EXTENSION OF SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM FOR TYPE I DIABETES AND FOR INDIANS.
Subtitle C--Other Health Provisions
    SEC. 631. IPPS DOCUMENTATION AND CODING ADJUSTMENT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MS-DRGS.
    SEC. 632. REVISIONS TO THE MEDICARE ESRD BUNDLED PAYMENT SYSTEM TO REFLECT FINDINGS IN THE GAO REPORT.
    SEC. 633. TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SERVICE PAYMENT POLICIES FOR THERAPY SERVICES.
    SEC. 635. ADJUSTMENT OF EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION RATE FOR ADVANCED IMAGING SERVICES.
    SEC. 636. MEDICARE PAYMENT OF COMPETITIVE PRICES FOR DIABETIC SUPPLIES AND ELIMINATION OF OVERPAYMENT FOR DIABETIC SUPPLIES.
    SEC. 637. MEDICARE PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT FOR NON-EMERGENCY AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS FOR ESRD BENEFICIARIES.
    SEC. 638. REMOVING OBSTACLES TO COLLECTION OF OVERPAYMENTS.
    SEC. 639. MEDICARE ADVANTAGE CODING INTENSITY ADJUSTMENT.
    SEC. 640. ELIMINATION OF ALL FUNDING FOR THE MEDICARE IMPROVEMENT FUND.
    SEC. 641. REBASING OF STATE DSH ALLOTMENTS.
    SEC. 642. REPEAL OF CLASS PROGRAM.
    SEC. 643. COMMISSION ON LONG-TERM CARE.
    SEC. 644. CONSUMER OPERATED AND ORIENTED PLAN PROGRAM CONTINGENCY FUND.
TITLE VII--EXTENSION OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS
    SEC. 701. 1-YEAR EXTENSION OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS.
    SEC. 702. SUPPLEMENTAL AGRICULTURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE.
TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    SEC. 801. STRATEGIC DELIVERY SYSTEMS.
    SEC. 802. NO COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN PAY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
TITLE IX--BUDGET PROVISIONS
Subtitle A--Modifications of Sequestration
    SEC. 901. TREATMENT OF SEQUESTER.
    SEC. 902. AMOUNTS IN APPLICABLE RETIREMENT PLANS MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO DESIGNATED ROTH ACCOUNTS WITHOUT DISTRIBUTION.
Subtitle B--Budgetary Effects
    SEC. 911. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

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