Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Budget You Can Live With...Once you renounce any sense of decency it gets easier and easier...

See bonus video at bottom of page...(funny)
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↓     Getting your act together.     ↓ 

↓     Shouldn't you be paying attention to that which is really going on?  ↓
Its happened before...
Will it happen again?
 ↓     Just a reminder...     ↓

↓     And if you're wondering what's behind all the doom and gloom...     ↓

 ↓     Bonus Video     ↓ 

Talk is cheap, your liberty is not...

Talk is cheap, your liberty is not.

Bits and pieces. 

And if you ever wondered why Hillary was is such a failure... Keep this ↓ in mind in 2016.

Friday, February 22, 2013

China Knows North Korea's Secrets...or do they?

A story out of Global Times , a Chinese publication, states:

China denies receiving North Korea nuke test plans
by Hao Zhou
China's foreign ministry Monday denied a report that it had received advance knowledge of North Korea's preparation for fresh nuclear tests and a rocket launch, while appealing for relevant countries not to take actions that may worsen the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Asked to comment on the report by Reuters, Hong Lei, a ministry spokesman, said he "did not know where the Reuters report came from."
"The situation on the peninsula is currently sensitive and complicated. We appeal for all relevant parties to remain calm and not to take actions that may worsen the situation," Hong said.  ...Story continues here.

From the same publication it would appear that China does indeed know something about North Korea's nuclear test plans, else how do they account for this commentary:
North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has given a secret order to thoroughly check the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility to pave the way for a third nuclear test, South Korean media reported on January 30. It is a special coverage on North Korean military power, including its military equipment and its previous nuclear tests.
"Given a secret order..."?   How, on the one hand do they deny receiving North Korea's nuke test plans, and on the other, know that, "Kim Jong-un has given a secret order..."???

I might also point out that the Global Times attempts to give credence to their stories by adding the following reassurance: Agencies contributed to this story  ... Yeah!  What agencies? 
Oh well, who are you going to believe?  ~ Norman E. Hooben

Thursday, February 21, 2013

No more hesitation...shoot a pregnant woman, an old man...and why not a kid? ~ Your government gone wild! (Oh, that's right, "We will fundamentally change America." Barack Obama)

Listen to this phone call

Now if that doesn't set off alarms in your head what does!!!
Here's what they're offering for sale: For training purposes mind ya!
A provider of “realistic” shooting targets to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies has created a line of “non-traditional threat” targets that include pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds and elderly American gun owners.
Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. is a 21-year designer and full service provider of training targets for the DHS, the Justice Department and thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
The company’s website offers a line of “No More Hesitation” targets ”designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training.” The targets are, “meant to help the transition for officers who are faced with these highly unusual targets for the first time.”
The targets include “pregnant woman threat,” “older man with shotgun,” “older man in home with shotgun,” “older woman with gun,” “young school aged girl,” “young mother on playground,” and “little boy with real gun.”
Why are top training target suppliers for the government supplying the likes of the DHS with “non-traditional threat” targets of children, pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds, and elderly American gun owners unless there is a demand for such items?
This is particularly alarming given the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased roughly 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last year, enough to wage a near 30 year war.
In comparison, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month.
The DHS also purchased no less than 7,000 fully automatic assault rifles last September, labeling them “Personal Defense Weapons.”
The fact that targets of armed pregnant women, children, mothers in playgrounds, and American gun owners in general are being represented as “non traditional threats” “for the first time” is deeply concerning given the admitted preparations for civil unrest undertaken by Homeland Security as well as other federal agencies.
A leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” also outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.
This also dovetails with the continuing characterization of Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists by DHS-funded studies.
The US military trained last year to take on another “unusual target” – zombies – which some fear is just a ruse to get troops used to engaging crowds of people with deadly force. As Alex Jones documented in his film Police State 2000, numerous “urban warfare” training drills stretching back well over a decade have revolved around incarcerating and battling the American people on domestic soil.
See the other “non-traditional threats” that are being provided in the form of shooting targets to the DHS and thousands of law enforcement agencies below.
Note: The website containing these targets has crashed since this article was published, but this graphic shows a screenshot of the page with the URL visible.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for and Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

See also:
1.  Army Manual Outlines Plan To Kill Rioters, Demonstrators In America

2.  Why does the military seem to be preparing for urban warfare in the United States?

Sheriffs are constitutional officers who are held accountable by the people who elect them.

The President does not have the authority to order a county Sheriff to do anything.
I take great comfort in the fact that in a time of crisis, I would have at my disposal a large number of law abiding, armed citizens that I could call on to assist my office and that these people would be proud and honored to do so. The laws of the State of Georgia also allow me to do just that and the citizens of this county should take just as much comfort in this fact as I do. ~ Sheriff Dane Kirby
A Sheriff Who Will Defend the Right to Bear Arms
by David @ NC Renegade

Letter to the Blue Ridge, Georgia Newspaper from Sheriff Dane Kirby

Recently, tragic events of violence have occurred throughout our country that have prompted the President, Vice-President and other members of Congress to analyze the federal gun laws that are in place in our country. There has been talk of banning certain types of firearms, regulating magazine capacities, and ammunition restrictions. People are very concerned and afraid that the federal government is attempting to take their firearms.
I have been approached by several people recently and asked what I would do if they “came to take our guns”. I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know what my position is on this particular issue.

When I took the Oath of Office after my election to office and again after my re-election, the last line of this oath states “ I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Georgia, So Help Me God. The 2nd amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms. I am a very strong supporter of our 2nd amendment rights . I want everyone to be very clear that I have no intentions of violating my oath of office.

It is my firm opinion that the problems and violence that has happened recently did not happen because people are allowed to have guns, or even high capacity magazines. These events happened because PEOPLE, not guns, made them happen. Disarming law abiding citizens does absolutely nothing to address this issue. I take great comfort in the fact that in a time of crisis, I would have at my disposal a large number of law abiding, armed citizens that I could call on to assist my office and that these people would be proud and honored to do so. The laws of the State of Georgia also allow me to do just that and the citizens of this county should take just as much comfort in this fact as I do.

One of the most sickening events that we could face would be for an illegally armed criminal to invade a home and cause harm to someone who had abide by some federal law and was no longer able to legally arm themselves.

In Georgia, Sheriffs are constitutional officers who are held accountable by the people who elect them. We are obligated to enforce state law and have NO authority or duty to enforce any federal law or mandate. The President does not have the authority to order a county Sheriff to do anything.

As Sheriff of Fannin County, I will never take any part in any attempt by our federal government to violate the rights of our citizens in any way. This includes robbing us of our 2nd amendment rights to keep and bear arms. My focus would be much to the contrary. It is my promise to the citizens of Fannin County that I will always fully exercise all the powers of the Office of Sheriff to protect and defend the constitutional rights of each of you. Neither I nor any of my deputies will enforce any laws or rules that are in conflict with our constitutional rights nor will I permit any federal officer to enforce any unconstitutional rules, laws, orders (executive or otherwise) or regulations within the boundaries of Fannin County Georgia.


Sheriff Dane Kirby

Texas Hold 'em the you know what!

The following from FOX News
Texas bill would block police from enforcing new federal gun laws

Under a measure advancing in the Texas Capitol, local police officers could be convicted of a crime for enforcing any new federal gun control laws.
Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said his proposal would prevent officers from carrying out any future federal orders to confiscate assault rifles and ammunition magazines.
"There's a federal law, there's a 30-round magazine right in front of you - what do I do?" Toth said in an interview. The measure known as the Firearm Protection Act "answers that question in spades," he said. It moved Tuesday to the House Committee on Federalism.
President Barack Obama has proposed federal laws banning such weapons, but no such laws currently exist.
Toth's proposal would create a Class A misdemeanor for police officers enforcing any new federal gun regulations. It also would establish cause for the state attorney general to sue anyone who seeks to enforce new federal gun regulations. It is one of several states-rights measures being offered by conservative state lawmakers nationwide in response to federal gun control proposals.
Courts have long upheld the federal government's right to enact new laws, which generally supersede state law. Asked how legal precedent for the supremacy of federal law would affect enforcement of his bill, Toth said he expects a legal challenge.
"It may end up in the Supreme Court," he said.
Several recently elected lawmakers gathered at a news conference Tuesday with Toth and Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff who successfully contested implementation of certain provisions of the Brady gun laws in the 1990s.
"The federal government is not our boss," Mack said. "If there's any place that that's applicable and true, it's the state of Texas."
Referring to Greg Abbott, the attorney general who helped draft the bill, Mack added: "And we've got a great attorney."
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Collin County and the most senior lawmaker who stood in support of the proposal, said it could become law "if it's not demagogued as an anti-Obama bill."
"This new group of freshman coming in, they're pretty bold," said Laubenberg, who is in her sixth term. "Pretty dynamic. Not just going to sit and let things happen."
Abbott's office confirmed its role in crafting the legislation but distanced itself from the criminal penalties it contains.
"The attorney general does not support a law that would provide any criminal penalties for police officers," said Daniel Hodge, Abbott's top assistant.
 A wake up call not heard...↓

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How do I qualify? ...a must see video! Are you a giver or a taker?

At some point the system will be so overwhelmed that one or the other, and probably both, will reach critical mass...and we're not talking nuclear!  We're talking about the givers and the takers...and the givers are not giving out of their own generosity.  The takers on the other hand, are led to believe that the faucet will never run dry.  One of the commentators on the original website says the following (regarding the video below):
"This guy is dumb. The top ten searches would change weekly, daily or even every hour. This is the kind of video that sparks unintelligent voters into a frenzy of anger. He completely disregards logic to skew your views from the middle. He is a dumby."
Obviously Gary, the author of the above quote, is a taker.  He believes that the faucet will never run dry by attempting to downplay the authenticity of the video's narrator.  Everything in the video can be researched and found to be factual but Gary pulls an Alinskyism (the opposite of what he's unwilling to admit); Gary, you see, is the unintelligent voter...and he's beginning to get angry!  And rather than refer to facts to support his logic, he gets into name calling right from the beginning all the way to the end ("dumb" and "dumby").  Well enough about Gary, its obvious that his views are permanently skewed!
Who will revolt first? (Note: See Is Greece trying to warn us videos below) Will the givers (taxpayers) finally say, "We're not paying another red dirt cent!" and the takers, "Where's my free stuff?"  The faucet can no longer sustain the pressure and the pipe is about to burst.   And it will burst the minute there are more takers than givers.  But then again, that is by design.  The politic elite have intentionally made it so that when the country can no longer pay it's obligations that it will collapse and then restructured into one world government controlled by the United Nations...the most corrupt organization ever designed by man!  And when that happens you can kiss your red, white, and blue banner of freedom goodbye!
How did we get here?  To begin with both groups, the giver voters and the taker voters are, as Gary says, "Unintelligent."  I say they're all stupid...else how do you explain how we got here.  We got here because both groups voted for the crooks that make up our laws and neither group refuses to admit it.  Instead they get into the blame game; the Democrats did it, the Republicans did it.  Doesn't anyone out there no how to clean house?  Get rid of the bunch!  They're all a bunch of crooks!  The biggest amongst them is Barack Obama (now don't tell me that you didn't know he ran up the nations debt more than all his predecessors combined) and he gets re-elected.  Now is that unintelligent or just plain stupid?  Welcome to the home of the enslaved!  ~ Norman E. Hooben

Frequent visitors to this site probably noted that from time to time I place the following quote after some of the commentary.  Amazingly not one person has ever commented either positively or negatively about Cicero's very wise observation.  We all cannot be that naive in that we don't recognize the enemy within.  But we are!  Cicero was right.  The enemy within will speak in accents familiar to his victims and the victims all voted for Barack Obama!
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.  The traitor is the plague…” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, speech to the Roman Senate.

Is Greece trying to warn us?

Its only a matter of time...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

If more kids knew these stories...

Source: High Country News
If more kids knew these stories of challenge and courage, we might be a better nation than the one we currently live in, where kids are encouraged to admire tainted sports figures like Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods, or callow celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan.

Thoughts on Presidents’ Day
by Jaime O'Neill

Abraham Lincoln was among my earliest heroes as a kid. I grew up in Illinois, a state that inculcated a love of the 16th president from the first days of school. My hometown was the site of one of the most famous of his pre-presidential debates with Stephen Douglas, and I often ate an ice cream cone at the little soda shop located just a few feet from where Lincoln stood during that long ago-exchange of rhetoric. So imbued was I with regard for Lincoln that when I first was told, on the playground at school, about how men and women came together to make babies, my first thought was, “Oh, that’s impossible; Abe Lincoln would never do that!"
Then and now, I knew I never could be so great a man as Lincoln. I was a shy and skinny kid, with innumerable self-doubts and insecurities. Still, though I knew early that I had little chance of turning out to be another Lincoln, I figured I would turn out better than some of the other, lesser-known presidents, though I had not a figment of a reason for such an easy assumption.

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I surely thought I’d become a better man than James K. Polk, or the doomed William Henry Harrison, who died a mere month after taking office, speaking too long at his own inaugural, hatless in bad weather, and thus contracting the illness that ended any hopes he had to become a great leader.
Presidents were always on my mind. If you ran in one direction, the streets in my town were named after trees. Run in the other direction, and the streets were named for presidents, many of them mostly forgotten by most Americans in the generations that followed mine, when the memory of those men was chipped away from school curricula to make room for new facets of our national history. But for boys like me, those past presidents served as role models.
My sister still lives on McKinley Street, named for one of those dead presidents, shot down at the beginning of the 20th century in a pattern that has punctuated our history. James Garfield was another such victim of a crazy person with a gun, an assassin who had lived for a time in the very town where I was born and spent my childhood dreaming of men from times gone by.
I recently read a book about Garfield and his assassin called The Destiny of the Republic, written by Candice Millard. I read the book not out of any particular interest in James Garfield or his murderer, but because I’d liked her previous book in which she retold the tale of Theodore Roosevelt’s post-presidential adventures on the Amazon River and its tributaries, a trip that almost killed him.
The man who shot Garfield was named Charles Guiteau. Most history texts pass over him with the description “disappointed office seeker,” but the story is richer than that. Guiteau lived most of his life in a fog of delusion. He shot Garfield with a .44 caliber pistol in the belief that he was saving the Republic. You don’t have to spend much time online these days to find men posting similarly delusional ideas about themselves and making threats against our president.
In addition to keeping me turning pages, Ms. Millard’s book also informed me that President James Garfield was, like a couple of other assassinated U.S. leaders, a man worthy of admiration. Like Lincoln, Garfield was a deeply moral man, a crusader for the rights of the newly emancipated slaves, a loving father and husband, a man of conviction, principle and unwavering decency. Like Lincoln, he rose to the heights out of abject poverty.
If more kids knew these stories of challenge and courage, we might be a better nation than the one we currently live in, where kids are encouraged to admire tainted sports figures like Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods, or callow celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan.
Few of us are destined to achieve the greatness of Lincoln. Few of us are as good, as brave, and even as thoughtful of other people as the lesser-known James Garfield. But it’s important we remember people like them, not just out of respect for what they did, but for the model they offer of what any of us might aspire to become.

Jaime O’Neill is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News ( He is a writer in Magalia, California.
© High Country News 

The Newtown Motive

From CBS News wait for video to load
From the comic section no, no, no, the nuthouse section, no, no, no, this is real, its your government!  It's the way they think!
Is this insane? ...or what?

Mexico wants to know who has the guns... What !!! Did you say, "Mexico"? You're kidding, right?

H-T to Pat Dollard ...where I left a comment.

From The Blaze
Why Is Mexico Asking the U.S. Senate for a Registry of U.S. Gun Owners?
Mexican lawmakers will ask the U.S. Senate to create a registry of all commercialized firearms in border states, which includes California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Mexico says it will make it easier to trace guns used in violent attacks.
The measure was reportedly approved on January 9 by Mexico’s Permanent Commission, a government entity that meets when Mexico’s Senate and the Chamber of Deputies is in recess. Gun owners in Arizona are calling the proposal “foolish” and an “invasion of privacy.”
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A number of the gun owners interviewed by KPHO-TV also referenced the Obama administration’s disastrous gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
The operation, conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), allowed illegal straw buyers to walk across the border with nearly 2,000 firearms, including semi-automatic rifles. The weapons ultimately ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members and were used in a number of crimes, including murders and kidnappings.
Further, a gun from Fast and Furious was found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry in December of 2010.
Democrats in Congress have been calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and universal background checks for all firearms sales, some even calling for a national gun registry. Further, Democrats in Missouri and California have proposed bills that would result in the possible confiscation of semi-automatic rifles.
TheBlaze has reached out to several members of the U.S. Senate and will update this story as new information becomes available.

The Religion Of Peace... That's what they say...What would you say?

Outrage: In Bangladesh, Muslims burn a U.S. and Israeli flag as
 they shout slogans in front of National Press Club in Dhaka (link)

US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, was
killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Smoke rises from the US embassy in Khartoum,
Sudan, as protesters attempt to storm the building.

Palestine: Palestinians burn U.S flags during a protest...
Muslims burn Catholics alive in Nigeria (link)

Muslims burn four Buddhist temples and 15 homes in Bangladesh. (link).

In flames: A Hardee's and a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food outlet burns
after protesters set the building on fire in Tripoli, northern Lebanon (link)
Muslim lover ↓ makes peace with his fellow Muslims ...Wake up America!

↓Another great history lesson from Bernie↓
The Crusades are History - Get Over it Ahmed
from Planck's Constant
One of the oft-repeated lies that Muslims enjoy spreading is that the faithful of Islam were minding their own business when for no reason Christians began a series of crusades against them. In an article about Bible-burning, Dr. Ashraf Ezzat wrote this bit of nonsense:
In the eleventh century the crusades began and lasted for two hundred years in trying to rid the holy land of Jerusalem of the barbaric Muslims whom they were told desecrated the Christian sanctuaries in the holy city. Ironically it took the Arabs 70 years to figure out why they were engaged in a war with the Europeans. The Muslims were only defending their homeland against an outward aggression. That much they knew. When they were finally oriented with the true reasons behind the crusades they were more perplexed simply because they never did any harm to the Christian sites anywhere, let alone the city of Jerusalem.
So we are told that no Christian sanctuaries in the Holy Land were desecrated by Muslims and that rumors of such destruction were baseless propaganda to incite Crusaders against the Muslims. However history records the following truth: On 18 Oct 1009, the Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah ordered the complete and utter destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as part of a general campaign against all Christian places of worship in Palestine and Egypt [
]. For those of my readers who do not know, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is purported to be the site of the resurrection of Jesus and one of the holiest of Christian sanctuaries.
No destruction of Christian holy places? That's lie number one, Dr. Ezzat.
But for a moment let's ignore those attacks. The good doctor also writes that the Muslims were only defending their homeland against an outward aggression. OK. Let's consider the following map of the Christian world shortly before the birth of Mohammed:
map of christian world 570 A.D.
Aside from Europe, Christians were in North Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Asia Minor, and even parts of the Arabian Peninsula.
And half a millennium later, just before the Crusades, the map looked like this:
map of christian world shortly before the crusades
If this were a horror movie, someone would be saying, "Hey guys, if we don't stop this green thing soon, there won't be any of us left!"
The map tells the whole story. Muslims were not minding their own business in their own part of the world. They were century by century rapidly infesting not only Christian lands but everywhere else as well.
The truth, Dr. Ezzat, is that the Crusades were in fact a moral and just defense of the Christian homeland against an outward aggression by Muslims. Muslims defending their homeland? That's lie number two, Dr. Ezzat.
After a thousand years, Muslims are still crying about the Crusades. Hey, guys, the Crusades were a good thing; otherwise the whole world would be Muslim today and there would be no America.
If not for the Crusades, the world today would be a stinking sewer of Shariah-complaint nations filled with ignorant, violent, stupid, sick, bigoted, primitive, deluded, misogynistic, intolerant, hateful, backward savages. A world without innovation, industry, freedom, tolerance, or joy.
I, as an Atheist, say thank god for the Crusades. To my Muslim readers I say, "Stop bringing it up as if it were an evil thing. You deserved everything that happened to you. Get over it."

Monday, February 18, 2013

There's no question that we're losing our country over this very issue...

Thanks to the Texas Border Volunteers for their outstanding assistance to the U. S. Border Patrol 

Obama Screws Everybody That Needs A Medical Device...that includes the middle class!

A hat-tip to my friend Fred B. for forwarding the following email.  Looks as though Obama is wiggling his way out of the blame game concerning taxes on not just the middle class but all classes!  Anyone needing to purchase a medical device item will subject to all costs incurred in manufacturing that item regardless of the purchaser's income level.  Obama is attempting to hide the tax by not requiring retailers to identify the tax on the sales receipt...he also has the Internal Revenue Service trying to convince the easily convinced that the consumer will not have to deal with the tax (see question 5 below). ~ Norman E. Hooben

----- Original Message -----
From: link removed
To: link removed
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:03 PM
Subject: Fwd: Fw: NEW TAX
The 2.3% Medical Excise Tax that began on January 1st is supposed to be “hidden” from the consumer, but it's been brought to the public’s attention by hunting and fishing store Cabela’s who have refused to hide it and are showing it as a separate line item tax on their receipts.
end of email

The following from the IRS 

Medical Device Excise Tax: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the medical device excise tax?
A1. Section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.
Q2. When does the tax go into effect?
A2. The tax applies to sales of taxable medical devices after Dec. 31, 2012.
Q3. How much is the tax?
A3. The tax is 2.3 percent of the sale price of the taxable medical device. See Chapter 5 of IRS Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and Notice 2012-77 for additional information on the determination of sale price.
Q4. Who is responsible for reporting and paying the medical device excise tax?
A4. Generally, the manufacturer or importer of a taxable medical device is responsible for filing Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, and paying the tax to the IRS.

Q5. Will individual consumers be subject to any reporting or recordkeeping requirements?
A5. Generally, no action is required by individual consumers. Because the tax is imposed upon the sale of a taxable medical device by the manufacturer or importer, the manufacturer or importer is responsible for reporting and paying the tax.
Q6. Who is the manufacturer for purposes of the medical device excise tax?
A6. Generally, with regard to the medical device excise tax, the manufacturer is the person who produces a taxable medical device from scrap, salvage or junk material, or from new or raw material, by processing, manipulating or changing the form of a device or by combining or assembling two or more devices.
Full questionaire continues here.