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90proofprofessional

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re: White House outlined new tax plan - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The pass through portion, if it actually passes, would be the largest economic stimulus in our lifetimes.[/quote] Strong and interesting claim. How have the results from the Kansas experiment with pass-throughs aligned with your expectations? Given your apparent interest in this aspect of th...
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re: Trump Tax Plan Thread - Stream is over (Cliff's in OP) - 90proofprofessional
[quote]only the dumbest of the dumb will consider this the entirety of what was released today[/quote] kindly steer us who couldn't watch toward the entirety of what was released, TIA...
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re: Trump Tax Plan Thread - Stream is over (Cliff's in OP) - 90proofprofessional
did they give a timeline on when the actual plan would come out this tells us less than his campaign platform did...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]You can't have an NOL in a CAT environment[/quote] we all knew CAT wasn't happening :lol:...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]tell me in 1950 what did Austin have that we didn't have? Plus BR had the Miss River too. [/quote] i'm saying- dell pretty much is the difference between BR & Austin. and that's pretty much just good luck imo. the miss river is overrated (also imo), i'd rather be a high-quality interstate hu...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]New Orleans had everything it needed to become a Houston.[/quote] not a comparable amount of room to grow and harder to improve/expand infrastructure in new orleans, just because of the geography. i don't know how much it mattered though, and AFAIK most other things were probably comparable ...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Agree but 20 years? That is excessive.[/quote] in all seriousness i don't know why 5 wouldn't be enough...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Local property taxes collected by local districts where the locals have control works far better than a distant capital taking in taxes and allocating them to parish school boards.[/quote] Agree. Also agree about the roads & bridges. But they don't have the same extent of their economy in th...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]And that's because? I'm thinking partially because of their tax system. Do you agree? [/quote] Sure, but I'd say that their tax system is a second-tier or maybe even third-tier reason for the difference between them and us. State government spending & taxation just isn't that big a ...
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BLS data released for Obama's final quarter: 7 MILLION jobs destroyed! - 90proofprofessional
[link=(https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cewbd.nr0.htm)]LINK[/link] 7.7 million created. Just a reminder of the proper context in which to take "job creation" numbers, like Coca Cola's announced firing of 20% of its corporate workforce in the US just yesterday. [quote]From June 2016 to Septembe...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]TOPS gone. Film Credits gone. Add fees to medicaid if the feds will lets us (what wrong with requiring people to pay something for a doctor office visit? can't everyone pay $10). Change pension plans. End Drop. Close LED. [/quote] Would agree, and amend with End Enterprise Zone. End Quality ...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If by them you mean Texas, yes. They have more to show for what they provide their people and when you look at state and local taxes they pay less.[/quote] Yeah, that's what I meant. I could live with their system too, but when you look at state and local they do NOT pay less. They raise sig...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
it's like they're arguing that a higher overall tax burden somehow doesn't count, if the sales and/or income components of it are lower...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
i am actually sympathetic to IBF's policy aims as well but i think he consistently does a huge disservice to the policy debate...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
[quote]What are you talking about?? The comparison does not include fees and property taxes[/quote] No, you're right. We should definitely exclude things like this, as well as the local component, if we want to present a preconceived conclusion. ...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The state and local income tax and sales tax burden is a fair comparison.[/quote] Even though you're excluding certain levies that alter the result of the comparison? Ok, man....
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re: Norfolk-based destroyer Mahan fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf - 90proofprofessional
why don't they say anything about the type or size of the vessel...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
[quote]when the sales tax is 9 and 10% on most of the population[/quote] we exempt most services that consumers consume, and a great deal of the goods too. we exempt a majority of business purchases from sales tax as well. if you want to think of an "effective" sales tax rate concept, it is far bel...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - 90proofprofessional
i get it. i just want to know what he meant by saying the comparison is fair...
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