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Create a Name and Shame wall
disclose the names

according to Jerry cumutt

investigate - real estate tax shelter partnerships
investigage the evaded capital gains taxes
http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/09/27/ignoring-tax-cheats/

Create a Name and Shame wall
disclose the names

according to Jerry cumutt

investigate - real estate tax shelter partnerships
investigage the evaded capital gains taxes
http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2011/09/27/ignoring-tax-cheats/

These are the 1% Corp. and Greedy
See Link:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205088.html

No leaders No Success---> They will Emerge
Justice, Peace, Brotherhood, and Respect
No Communism, No Capitalism, No Sacreligious
No Structural Racism
No Zionism No Impunity
Democracy With Easy Impeachment Rights By the People Petitioning
No Electoral College
No Cronyism
No Big Lies No Biased Media
Public Banks and Utility Companies No privatization and Deregulation and Awards of Contract to Big Corp and Cronies
No Kangroo Congress
Prosecute Bush et al
This is not about tax, money, and skyscrapers, it is about uprooting the corruption in the world by 1%

These are the 1% Corp. and Greedy
See Link:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/205088.html

No leaders No Success---> They will Emerge
Justice, Peace, Brotherhood, and Respect
No Communism, No Capitalism, No Sacreligious
No Structural Racism
No Zionism No Impunity
Democracy With Easy Impeachment Rights By the People Petitioning
No Electoral College
No Cronyism
No Big Lies No Biased Media
Public Banks and Utility Companies No privatization and Deregulation and Awards of Contract to Big Corp and Cronies
No Kangroo Congress
Prosecute Bush et al
This is not about tax, money, and skyscrapers, it is about uprooting the corruption in the world by 1%

Rethink the Geography of Corruption
Many of the world’s big development institutions suffer from a kind of blindness with respect to corruption. They define it too narrowly, and especially they ignore the role of the offshore financial system in encouraging and facilitating capital flight and tax evasion. Secrecy and corruption are symbiotic; tax havens, by offering secrecy, foster corruption and must be brought to the centre of the corruption debate.

Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) deserves great credit for bringing corruption onto the development agenda since the 1990s, but now its famous Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is part of a problem. TI has a powerful brand name, and the World Bank and many other international development institutions tend to follow where TI leads. And yet its CPI, by focusing on just one aspect of the problem, risks distracting people from some of the most important aspects of corruption. Now would be a good time to begin a more profound analysis of corruption, so as to get to grips with the factors that are arguably the greatest cause of poverty and injustice on the planet today. Eva Joly, the investigating magistrate who broke open the “Elf Affair” in Paris (and won TI’s Integrity Award for 2001) has described the road ahead: the fight against tax havens must now, she says, be “Phase Two” in the fight against corruption.

TI’s two most important analytical tools are particularly problematic. One is the famous CPI, which is widely used as the index of first resort for busy journalists and policy-makers trying to analyse and rank corruption around the world. The second is a mistaken definition of corruption as “the misuse of entrusted power for private gain.” While this definition is potentially quite broad, it has usually been interpreted in a narrow way, notably by focusing excessively on the public sector, and ignoring the private sector. The World Bank has an even narrower approach, defining corruption as "the abuse of public office for private gain." This focus on the public sector as the only arena for corruption is not just arbitrary. It is wrong, and indeed pernicious.

These outdated tools have skewed our perceptions of the geography of corruption to a terrible degree. To give one example: TI’s Bribe-Payers’ Index (BPI) ranks the tax haven of Switzerland – the secret repository of vast quantities of criminals’ and corrupt dictators’ loot – as the world’s “cleanest” country. And over half of the countries ranked in the “least corrupt” quintile of the CPI are offshore tax havens. Something is clearly badly wrong here.

Apart from methodological problems with the ranking itself, these indices' core mistake is this: by splitting the problem of corruption into discrete units of analysis, it entirely ignores the global systemic problem: that one country’s secrecy and tax haven policies harm other countries. Once we look at corruption on a global level, rather than on a national level, we will begin to entirely re-shape the geography of corruption and start to understand properly what corruption is, how it comes about, and how to tackle it. ..."
http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_content.php?idcat=100

Rethink the Geography of Corruption
Many of the world’s big development institutions suffer from a kind of blindness with respect to corruption. They define it too narrowly, and especially they ignore the role of the offshore financial system in encouraging and facilitating capital flight and tax evasion. Secrecy and corruption are symbiotic; tax havens, by offering secrecy, foster corruption and must be brought to the centre of the corruption debate.

Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) deserves great credit for bringing corruption onto the development agenda since the 1990s, but now its famous Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is part of a problem. TI has a powerful brand name, and the World Bank and many other international development institutions tend to follow where TI leads. And yet its CPI, by focusing on just one aspect of the problem, risks distracting people from some of the most important aspects of corruption. Now would be a good time to begin a more profound analysis of corruption, so as to get to grips with the factors that are arguably the greatest cause of poverty and injustice on the planet today. Eva Joly, the investigating magistrate who broke open the “Elf Affair” in Paris (and won TI’s Integrity Award for 2001) has described the road ahead: the fight against tax havens must now, she says, be “Phase Two” in the fight against corruption.

TI’s two most important analytical tools are particularly problematic. One is the famous CPI, which is widely used as the index of first resort for busy journalists and policy-makers trying to analyse and rank corruption around the world. The second is a mistaken definition of corruption as “the misuse of entrusted power for private gain.” While this definition is potentially quite broad, it has usually been interpreted in a narrow way, notably by focusing excessively on the public sector, and ignoring the private sector. The World Bank has an even narrower approach, defining corruption as "the abuse of public office for private gain." This focus on the public sector as the only arena for corruption is not just arbitrary. It is wrong, and indeed pernicious.

These outdated tools have skewed our perceptions of the geography of corruption to a terrible degree. To give one example: TI’s Bribe-Payers’ Index (BPI) ranks the tax haven of Switzerland – the secret repository of vast quantities of criminals’ and corrupt dictators’ loot – as the world’s “cleanest” country. And over half of the countries ranked in the “least corrupt” quintile of the CPI are offshore tax havens. Something is clearly badly wrong here.

Apart from methodological problems with the ranking itself, these indices' core mistake is this: by splitting the problem of corruption into discrete units of analysis, it entirely ignores the global systemic problem: that one country’s secrecy and tax haven policies harm other countries. Once we look at corruption on a global level, rather than on a national level, we will begin to entirely re-shape the geography of corruption and start to understand properly what corruption is, how it comes about, and how to tackle it. ..."
http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_content.php?idcat=100

This video is window into what the future of our democratic system needs to look like. Everyone's involvement is key. The second we get lazy we open the door for vested interests to take control of our democracy. This video gives me hope for the future, for my kids' future- so proud of you all.

This video is window into what the future of our democratic system needs to look like. Everyone's involvement is key. The second we get lazy we open the door for vested interests to take control of our democracy. This video gives me hope for the future, for my kids' future- so proud of you all.

The worldwide occupation
One person's possible solution's to “Too Much Government”
James Thomas [email protected]

Enough is Enough....
It's time to Reduce the Government not from the bottom but from the TOP!

Time to change where tax supported reductions come from and the savings in tax dollars will be ten-fold...

It's time for some very radical changes in the upper echelons of our Federal, State, County, City and Local Governments

Starting from the top. The greatest reductions up to now have been salary cuts and job reductions from the bottom of all Government agencies. Local, State and Federal employeees have had salary cuts and/or reduction in work hours or unpaid furlough days, to the point that they have joined the ranks of the poor. While the Politicians and administrative (hired administrators) and their support staffers receive higher salaries and benefit improvements. And they and Congress raises their own salaries and benefits...This has to STOP NOW and be reduced
It's time to reverse this to those at the top and working down. Public employees in higher offices, whether they were voted into office, appointed or hired, must take a major salary decrease/cut in benefits, (Health and other insurances should be administered by the same companies that support the low end employees in Government /Public/and other Tax supported gov't agencies) and all higher office reductions in immediate support staff reduced.
As well agencies that are repititive in job and goal definitions must be combined to reduce Administrative and “Overhead” costs to the taxpayers.
For example in the small California County I live in there are 9 Fire Departments, managed by 9 administrative bodies. There are Board of Directors, Chiefs and their administrative employees, Assistant Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs all 9 separate agencies to achieve the same task/job and paid for by tax dollars....
There are 5 Law Enforcement agencies managed by 5 administrative bodies, with Counsels, Chiefs/Sheriff and all their adminstrative employees and Overhead all paid by tax dollars....
There are 5 School Districts, 4 Road and Public Works agencies, etc. etc ad nauseum
Every Public Agency has it's own set of Administrators, their assistants, and their employees all being paid exorbitantly high wages as well as physical (overhead) buildings, automobiles. etc. Everything that supports their work and all paid by tax payers.
If there were only ONE Administrative body per County for each of these Public tasks there would be more than enough savings in admintrative salaries and overhead to support the needs and wants of the people that support them and employ more of people that actually do the work the agency is defined to do and pay them a competitive salary. Current rank & file employees would be absorbed by the single Adminstration and continue to function in the service area they're currently in, yet be a source for the overall needs of the “District”
And all that is just a small example in on small rural County.

What about the big Cities? How many Law Enforcement agencies there are in the larger and even smaller cities nationwide but for example in Oakland, CA there is the Oakland City PD, Alameda County Sheriff's Dept., BART Police, Transit Police, Oakland City School Police, University Police and probably several unknown other as well as other State & Federal Law Enforcement agencies. How many cities in Alameda County, (Oakland is the County seat), that have repititive administrations where ONE Adminitration could do the job. City and County of San Francisco, City and County of Los Angeles... all the same, Administrators and their support and overhead salaries and costs to do the same job that One primary administration per Task, (School Dist, Public works, Parks & Rec, Law Enforcemnt, Fire/EMS Service, etc etc etc
How about Federal Agencies...The FBI, Homeland Security, Immigration & Naturalization/Border Patrol etc etc ad nauseum..... One Administrative body to coordinate these agencies would surely improve communication and may have a significant effect on criminal information and apprehensions... And the same at each State level.

There should be only one Adminitrative or DISTRICT body per Public Work agencie per County or City.
Federal, State, County and City and the tax dollars saved just on Adminstrative costs and it's overhead would be astronomical.

And as long as I'm spouting my anger at Governments and Politicians; Lobbying should be illegal, The politicians are the Servants of the People, not the paid employees of Corporate America.
Politicians only primary job is to work for us... WE THE PEOPLE!

Any Politician caught taking gratuities and donations (bribes) from Corporate Lobbyists should be removed from office and proscuted to the fullest extent of the law

It is against the law for a citizen to lie to the Government, as well it should be a crime for Politicians to lie to the People whether it's during campaigning or while in office should be eliminated from the political race or from office and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Politicians while in the service To The People should be getting the same benefits and equivelant salaries to their job as voted on By The People. And, they should utilize the same benefits available to their constituents, not make up their own high cost high priced benefits paid for by Taxpayers. No politcal office or group should be allowed to give themselves salary/benefit increase unless voted on By The People and the people can then pay them what the people think they're worth not what they think they're worth, (and with the poor job they've been doing of lates they should have salary decreases)
Imagine it... A politician can actually be rewarded by his constituents for doing a good job and staying HONEST!

If I quit, or was fired from a job I do not get to have my salary and benefits continue and as well no politician should either. If We The People vote a politician out of office, (essentially firing them),or they quit or for whatever reason the salaries and benefits should be discontinued as well, not given the same salary and benefits for the rest of their lives for only serving usually less than 8 years in Public Service. And then after Public Service give lectures and make appearances for hundred of thousands of dollars each just for serving us,
The People

I am not against Law Enforcement, EMS/Fire Services, (in fact I served as a Deputy Sheriff and retired as a Fire Capt.). I do not want to eliminate needed public services in fact I want to see them grow... But from the bottom out and eliminate high salaried, high cost overhead agencies that suck the tax dollars out of the people.

IT IS TIME TO REDUCE GOVERNMENT BUT FROM THE TOP!!!

[email protected]

The worldwide occupation
One person's possible solution's to “Too Much Government”
James Thomas [email protected]

Enough is Enough....
It's time to Reduce the Government not from the bottom but from the TOP!

Time to change where tax supported reductions come from and the savings in tax dollars will be ten-fold...

It's time for some very radical changes in the upper echelons of our Federal, State, County, City and Local Governments

Starting from the top. The greatest reductions up to now have been salary cuts and job reductions from the bottom of all Government agencies. Local, State and Federal employeees have had salary cuts and/or reduction in work hours or unpaid furlough days, to the point that they have joined the ranks of the poor. While the Politicians and administrative (hired administrators) and their support staffers receive higher salaries and benefit improvements. And they and Congress raises their own salaries and benefits...This has to STOP NOW and be reduced
It's time to reverse this to those at the top and working down. Public employees in higher offices, whether they were voted into office, appointed or hired, must take a major salary decrease/cut in benefits, (Health and other insurances should be administered by the same companies that support the low end employees in Government /Public/and other Tax supported gov't agencies) and all higher office reductions in immediate support staff reduced.
As well agencies that are repititive in job and goal definitions must be combined to reduce Administrative and “Overhead” costs to the taxpayers.
For example in the small California County I live in there are 9 Fire Departments, managed by 9 administrative bodies. There are Board of Directors, Chiefs and their administrative employees, Assistant Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs all 9 separate agencies to achieve the same task/job and paid for by tax dollars....
There are 5 Law Enforcement agencies managed by 5 administrative bodies, with Counsels, Chiefs/Sheriff and all their adminstrative employees and Overhead all paid by tax dollars....
There are 5 School Districts, 4 Road and Public Works agencies, etc. etc ad nauseum
Every Public Agency has it's own set of Administrators, their assistants, and their employees all being paid exorbitantly high wages as well as physical (overhead) buildings, automobiles. etc. Everything that supports their work and all paid by tax payers.
If there were only ONE Administrative body per County for each of these Public tasks there would be more than enough savings in admintrative salaries and overhead to support the needs and wants of the people that support them and employ more of people that actually do the work the agency is defined to do and pay them a competitive salary. Current rank & file employees would be absorbed by the single Adminstration and continue to function in the service area they're currently in, yet be a source for the overall needs of the “District”
And all that is just a small example in on small rural County.

What about the big Cities? How many Law Enforcement agencies there are in the larger and even smaller cities nationwide but for example in Oakland, CA there is the Oakland City PD, Alameda County Sheriff's Dept., BART Police, Transit Police, Oakland City School Police, University Police and probably several unknown other as well as other State & Federal Law Enforcement agencies. How many cities in Alameda County, (Oakland is the County seat), that have repititive administrations where ONE Adminitration could do the job. City and County of San Francisco, City and County of Los Angeles... all the same, Administrators and their support and overhead salaries and costs to do the same job that One primary administration per Task, (School Dist, Public works, Parks & Rec, Law Enforcemnt, Fire/EMS Service, etc etc etc
How about Federal Agencies...The FBI, Homeland Security, Immigration & Naturalization/Border Patrol etc etc ad nauseum..... One Administrative body to coordinate these agencies would surely improve communication and may have a significant effect on criminal information and apprehensions... And the same at each State level.

There should be only one Adminitrative or DISTRICT body per Public Work agencie per County or City.
Federal, State, County and City and the tax dollars saved just on Adminstrative costs and it's overhead would be astronomical.

And as long as I'm spouting my anger at Governments and Politicians; Lobbying should be illegal, The politicians are the Servants of the People, not the paid employees of Corporate America.
Politicians only primary job is to work for us... WE THE PEOPLE!

Any Politician caught taking gratuities and donations (bribes) from Corporate Lobbyists should be removed from office and proscuted to the fullest extent of the law

It is against the law for a citizen to lie to the Government, as well it should be a crime for Politicians to lie to the People whether it's during campaigning or while in office should be eliminated from the political race or from office and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Politicians while in the service To The People should be getting the same benefits and equivelant salaries to their job as voted on By The People. And, they should utilize the same benefits available to their constituents, not make up their own high cost high priced benefits paid for by Taxpayers. No politcal office or group should be allowed to give themselves salary/benefit increase unless voted on By The People and the people can then pay them what the people think they're worth not what they think they're worth, (and with the poor job they've been doing of lates they should have salary decreases)
Imagine it... A politician can actually be rewarded by his constituents for doing a good job and staying HONEST!

If I quit, or was fired from a job I do not get to have my salary and benefits continue and as well no politician should either. If We The People vote a politician out of office, (essentially firing them),or they quit or for whatever reason the salaries and benefits should be discontinued as well, not given the same salary and benefits for the rest of their lives for only serving usually less than 8 years in Public Service. And then after Public Service give lectures and make appearances for hundred of thousands of dollars each just for serving us,
The People

I am not against Law Enforcement, EMS/Fire Services, (in fact I served as a Deputy Sheriff and retired as a Fire Capt.). I do not want to eliminate needed public services in fact I want to see them grow... But from the bottom out and eliminate high salaried, high cost overhead agencies that suck the tax dollars out of the people.

IT IS TIME TO REDUCE GOVERNMENT BUT FROM THE TOP!!!

[email protected]

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