H.R.1 – An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.

Summary: H.R.1 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
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Introduced in House (11/02/2017)

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses.

With respect to individuals, the bill:

replaces the seven existing tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6%) with four brackets (12%, 25%, 35%, and 39.6%),
increases the standard deduction,
repeals the deduction for personal exemptions,
establishes a 25% maximum rate on the business income of individuals,
increases the child tax credit and establishes a new family tax credit,
repeals the overall limitation on certain itemized deductions,
limits the mortgage interest deduction for debt incurred after November 2, 2017, to mortgages of up to $500,000 (currently $1 million),
repeals the deduction for state and local income or sales taxes not paid or accrued in a trade or business,
repeals the deduction for medical expenses,
consolidates and repeals several education-related deductions and credits,
repeals the alternative minimum tax, and
repeals the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes in six years.

For businesses, the bill:

reduces the corporate tax rate from a maximum of 35% to a flat 20% rate (25% for personal services corporations),
allows increased expensing of the costs of certain property,
limits the deductibility of net interest expenses to 30% of the business’s adjusted taxable income,
repeals the work opportunity tax credit,
terminates the exclusion for interest on private activity bonds,
modifies or repeals various energy-related deductions and credits,
modifies the taxation of foreign income, and
imposes an excise tax on certain payments from domestic corporations to related foreign corporations.

The bill also repeals or modifies several additional credits and deductions for individuals and businesses.

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This Founding Father Will Renew Your Hope for Liberty

FEE – John Dickinson was among America’s most important founders. He was a colonial legislator, member of the Stamp Act, Continental, and Confederation Congresses, chief executive of both Delaware (by a 25 to 1 vote; his being the only opposed) and Pennsylvania, president of the 1786 Annapolis convention that led to the Constitutional Convention, and among the most informed and seasoned statesmen to attend it. Historian Forrest McDonald wrote that, but for Dickinson and a few others, “the resulting constitution would not have been ratified.”

Penman of the Revolution

Despite his other roles, Dickinson was best known as the “Penman of the Revolution.” Perhaps his most important writings were his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. After publication as letters, beginning December 21, 1767, in the Boston Chronicle, they were republished as a pamphlet, reprinted in most colonial newspapers and read widely, making him America’s first homegrown hero. As we pass their 250th anniversary, we would again profit by recalling John Dickinson’s words promoting our liberty.

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A wee bit of history if, we may. Lusty Beggars, Dissolute Women, Sorners, Gypsies, and Vagabonds for Virginia.

History.org – Colonial Virginia was always intended to be a piece of England translated to the Chesapeake Bay. King James I expected his three kingdoms—Scotland and Ireland being the other two—to develop their own American colonies. By 1640, however, the surviving overseas plantations were all English, and neither Scots nor Irish were especially welcome. Nevertheless, many a Scot still made his way to Virginia, though not always under circumstances that commended the journey.

Scotland’s dealings with the Old Dominion began in 1628. They generally were thought to have gone moribund until about 1668, after Charles II had assumed the three thrones. Indeed, the idea has been that Scots reached Virginia with regularity only after the Act of Union of 1707 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain. That overlooks a migration of Scots that began in the 1650s.

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When in D.C. check out: The Women In Military Service For America Memorial

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial, is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. We are proud to recognize their devoted patriotism and bravery as an integral part of our National heritage. Click here to visit their website.

A Revolution to Always Remember but Never Celebrate

FEE – The propaganda of the old Soviet Union referred to it for decades as the “Great October Socialist Revolution,” the momentous event that brought Vladimir Lenin to power and gave birth to seventy-four years of Communist Party rule. We are presently on the eve of its centennial.

It is not an anniversary that anyone should celebrate.

For decent people everywhere, nothing about the Russian tragedy of 1917 is worth commemorating. Everything about it, however, is worth remembering—and learning important lessons from. The carnage wrought by the ideology that ascended to power a century ago may forever stand as an evil unsurpassed in the annals of human depravity. If you’re not sure just what that ideology was, or what to call it, perhaps this article will help.

I first became an activist for liberty 49 years ago, in response to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. So in part for personal reasons, I could not let this centennial milestone pass without noting it in some way.

The victims of the Soviet regime and the other tyrannies it spawned in the 20th Century approach 100 million in number, but can any article, book, or voluminous collection of both ever adequately do justice to the stories of their agony and sacrifice? Of course not. So with that limitation in mind, I choose to note the occasion by telling you a little about just two of those 100 million. Their names are Gareth Jones and Boris Kornfeld.

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Click here to visit the website: Victims of Communism.

2017 The Wall That Heals Tour , Burnsville, NC , Yancey County Schools, 10/12/17-10/15/17

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.

The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center.

Click here to learn more about the wall and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF).

Host: Yancey County Schools

Location: Mountain Heritage High School   Baseball field
333 Mountain Heritage High School Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714

Wednesday, October 11

Escort The Wall That Heals – Meetup Location: Big Lots Parking Lot, 364 US 70 W, Marion, NC 28752

09:00   am                       Meet – up
09:30   am                       Ride Briefing
09:50   am                       KSU- depart
11:00   am                       Arrive at site

11:30     am                     Media Briefing

12:30   pm                      Set-up The Wall

6:00     pm                      Volunteer training

Thursday, October 12

The Wall open 24 hours for visitors

6:00 pm                           Opening Ceremony

Friday, October 13 – The Wall open 24 hours for visitors

6:00 pm                          Memorial Ceremony

Saturday, October 14 – The Wall open 24 hours for visitors

6;00 PM                          Ceremony

Sunday, October 15 – The Wall open until 3:00 pm

3:00   pm                         The Wall closed

3:30  pm                           Break down The Wall

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Jackson County GOP Meeting, Monday, Sept 25, promptly at 6:00pm

This meeting will be VERY interesting in that we will have a speaker on the War Between the States.  Bodie Catlin has a very intriguing ancestry and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of our country. He has been very involved with our county party on the south side, has given speeches around the country, and is an extremely vivacious speaker!! You will enjoy him and learn much!! His speech lasts about 40-45 minutes; he will begin promptly at 6:00pm so that our regular meeting can begin just after he ends. Please come early and get your meal if you’re eating; be seated and eat dinner during his presentation. You won’t want to miss this meeting!!

Location: Ryan’s, 374 Walmart Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779