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I have my name back, Still looking for a Purrfect picture. I have friends. Time to restart. SA isn't perfect but then I'm not either. But Life is far too short, and as the Roman Gladiators used to say: Eat, drink and make merry because tommorow, you may die. Why hasten your demise, don't worry,... More
  • Refocus, Rant...The Same Old: Change, what Change? 4 comments
    Dec 11, 2010 1:31 PM

    You go out and you strive to make the Country better and what do you get?

    The Same Old CRAP, The Earmark dipsticking Congress and the clueless Republicans who look to "Compromise" instead of just keeping their promises.

    Vote on one and Only One thing. Strip this proposal of everything other than The Bush Tax cuts. Do it piece by piece if need be.

    Fix the AMT to force the billionaires/millionaires to pay what they were supposed to in the first place, eliminate whatever loopholes they are using. Tax the "Charitable" contributions a minimum amount And do not allow them to be used as Tax credits in any form.

    Eliminate the AMT for everyone else, In Other words use the INTENT behind the AMT not the Wording of it, (Alternative Minimum Tax).

    this is a test

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  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » A Rant by Freya, wife of Conan The Barbarian.
    11 Dec 2010, 10:33 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    FairTax is my position.


    Looking at the situation as confined within the existing box, however, I have to agree, Freya. Strategically, the battle needs to be purified, not bastardized with the usual mountain of corruption and side-deals.


    The AMT is a nuclear land mine about to explode...


    Though I have neer been against the idea of the Flat Tax (which is of course frequently confused with the NRST/FairTax), I have come to view some form of that option as the necessary first step on the way to the FairTax. It avoids the initial problems with the 16th Amendment, for instance.
    12 Dec 2010, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    I was under the impression that this was singularly a forum for stock ideas!


    I'm for a flat tax, in the range of 17 to 18%. Get rid of (most) of the IRS. Make it much easier for tax preparation.


    I'm also for a variety of a "Fair Tax." As in the purchasing of luxury goods. If a person can afford a Porshe, tax them, well above the 17 to 18% rate. Same with yachts, jewelry, expensive homes, second homes, private aircraft and the fuel they use, staying in luxury hotels and resorts...I'd even up the tax on Kobe beef, king crab, lobster, Dom, Armani suits and expensive pets, plants, water used for swimming pools, golf courses and exotic fountains. And when pot gets legalized, tax that, too.


    Just don't up the tax on bacon!
    12 Dec 2010, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Freya
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    Author’s reply » Maya, it still is, But this was a Rant so let me change the title:


    Rants help to clear the Mind and let it refocus.
    12 Dec 2010, 11:22 PM Reply Like
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