Author John Gaver endorses J.D. Winteregg, over John Boehner

Author and publisher, John Gaver, is proud to endorse J.D. Winteregg for Congress, in Ohio’s District 8, over current House Speaker, John Boehner.

Since becoming Speaker of the House, John Boehner has been an almost constant disappointment to Republican voters, repeatedly surrendering to Obama and the Democrats; even when holding a winning hand. In fact, many have even gone so far as to suggest that having Boehner leading House Republicans, does to the GOP, what having Osama bin Laden chairing the Knesset, would do to Israel.

Unfortunately, the way our political parties work, it’s highly unlikely that Boehner, short of being caught in a major scandal, will be voted out of the Speaker’s chair before he has done irreparable damage to the GOP. That leaves only one option for saving the GOP – voting Boehner out of Congress.

Fortunately, Ohio voters have a solid conservative choice in the upcoming primary. J.D. Winteregg is a solid conservative, who has made his conservative positions crystal clear – none of the equivocation that we’ve come to expect from John Boehner. Let’s take a look at J.D.’s positions, as they compare to Boehner’s.

Amnesty -
• Boehner: Working with Obama to provide amnesty to illegal aliens
• Winteregg: Absolutely opposes any form of amnesty

Obamacare -
• Boehner: Voted to fund Obamacare
• Winteregg: Absolutely will not vote to fund Obamacare

Debt Ceiling -
• Boehner: Suspended the Debt Ceiling, giving Obama a blank check
• Winteregg: Absolutely opposes any increase in the Debt Ceiling

Spending -
• Boehner: Has worked with Democrats to increase both taxes and spending
• Winteregg: Will work hard to cut spending and lower taxes

Education -
• Boehner: Co-sponsored “No Child Left Behind” (’nuff said)
• Winteregg: As a high school teacher, he supports local control of education.

Abortion -
• Boehner: Voted to fund Planned Parenthood and use tax money to fund abortions
• Winteregg: Vows to never vote to allow taxpayer-funding of abortions

The IRS Scandal -
• Boehner: Has yet to even address IRS targeting of conservative groups
• Winteregg: Will work to insure that the IRS is held to account for their actions

Term Limits -
• Boehner: 24 years in Congress and beholding to lobbyists more than constituents
• Winteregg: Supports term limits for all elected officials

In short, J.D. Winteregg is a rock solid conservative, who will be a strong and dependable presence in Congress for conservative values.

The Ohio District 8 race for Congress is the single most important race in 2014. That’s because, if conservatives can defeat Boehner, it will send an unmistakable message to the rest of the RINOs in both houses of Congress, that if it can happen to the single most powerful RINO in Congress, it can happen to any of them.

John Boehner is running scared. Although the polls indicate that he is likely to win the primary, he must surely be thinking about the polls leading up to the Texas US Senate election two years ago. The polls I’m talking about are the ones showed that the “upstart” challenger to the party’s chosen candidate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, didn’t stand a chance. But come primary day, that “upstart, Ted Cruz, won the primary, walking away. Boehner’s concern is showing, since he is spending unprecedented amounts of money on advertising, for a sitting Speaker.

As the saying goes, “The opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” Two years ago, Texas was considered to be the state most solidly under the control of the RINO leadership. But despite that, we sent a true conservative to the Senate and sent a strong message to the RINO leadership, both in Texas and in Washington, DC. We started nailing the RINO’s political coffin shut.

Ohio has a chance to drive the final nail into the political coffin of the RINOs, who are currently destroying the GOP. Ousting Boehner will leave no doubt that the election of Ted Cruz was not a fluke and that they are all in danger of being ousted, if they don’t start paying more attention to their constituents and less to lobbyists.

John Quincy Adams expressed a truism in politics when he said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

A vote for J.D. Winteregg for Congress, will be a vote for principle, a vote for unabashed conservatism, and a vote for which you will always be proud.

Once again, Tax Day is here, but you’re not finished paying taxes

It’s April 15 and you take a deep breath. You e-filed or mailed your federal (and possibly state) income tax return. “It’s over,” you think to yourself… “at least until next year.”


It’s not over.

That’s because you still have to work five and a half more days to earn enough money to pay all of your taxes for this year. Although you’ve filed your federal (and possibly state) income tax returns, you’re still working for the government for another five and a half more days, this year, to earn enough money to pay this year’s taxes.

This is based on detailed calculations undertaken by the Tax Foundation each year, to calculate Tax Freedom Day. That’s the day on which the average U.S. taxpayer has worked long enough to earn enough to pay all of his taxes for the whole year.

This year’s Tax Freedom Day falls on April 21, at 5:31:12 AM.

See the embeddable Tax Freedom Clock, at the top of the right hand column of this page (not displayed on mobile version of this page).

So what this means is that almost a third of the way into the year and after you’ve filed your tax returns for last year, you’re still working to pay this year’s taxes and will continue to do so for around five more days.

This date is actually an average, since different states have different tax rates. Residents of several low-tax states saw Tax Freedom Day pass within the last week or two, while residents of high-tax states, like California, Minnesota, and New York, will have to continue working for the government for at least two more weeks, before they will have earned enough to pay their taxes for this year. But the way Obama is increasing spending and federal debt, it won’t be long before every state will see Tax Day pass, long before they see Tax Freedom Day.

So don’t get too excited about celebrating the passing of Tax Day. Chances are, you’re still working for the government.