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re: US Presidents in your lifetime - rank them from best to worst - I B Freeman
screw the leftist historians I wonder how many of them were drafted? I wonder how many of them were rioting in the streets? I wonder how many of them pay the taxes that the Great Society created? ...
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re: US Presidents in your lifetime - rank them from best to worst - I B Freeman
[quote]Forgot LBJ [/quote] LBJ was the worst President ever. Drafted millions. Killed 50,000 American boys. Corrupt POS. You can't even compare LBJ with the rest. Carter was a MUCH better president than that SOB....
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re: Purdue University Acquires Kaplan University--online higher ed is growing like mad - I B Freeman
[quote]I'm surprised that you're in favour of this. It's going to come crashing down in a few years. [/quote] What is going to come crashing down?? Brick and mortar is going to come crashing down when those student loans disappear....
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re: Purdue University Acquires Kaplan University--online higher ed is growing like mad - I B Freeman
[quote]The university of california systems are starting to offer more and more online classes. I don't see the issue.[/quote] The only issue is whether or not taxpayers should continue to maintain and construct brick and mortar higher education facilities AND if the populace would be better ...
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re: Purdue University Acquires Kaplan University--online higher ed is growing like mad - I B Freeman
It would not surprise me at all that 20 years from now 50% of college degrees are earned online. ...
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Purdue University Acquires Kaplan University--online higher ed is growing like mad - I B Freeman
On several occasions here I have spoke of the need to rid taxpayers of the burden of our higher education brick and mortar institutions. I have predicted big moves to online education. It is as plain as day. Today I read where Purdue University has acquired Kaplan University in a move to dramati...
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re: US Presidents in your lifetime - rank them from best to worst - I B Freeman
Reagan Nixon Eisenhower (too young to remember him but from what I read) Ford Bush 1 Bush 2 Kennedy Clinton Carter Obama LBJ (WORST OF ALL TIME) Trump can't be rated---too soon to tell--too inconsistent thus far. Looks more and more like a neocon. I do like his tax plan a lot but hate...
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re: New Orleans area dominates list of best public high schools in Louisiana - I B Freeman
[quote]You could put all the students from Ben Franklin at the worst high school in New Orleans and vice versa. A year from now, the shitty school would be in the top 10 and Ben Franklin would be the worst school in the city. [/quote] Nope. I see your point but there is also a differen...
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re: Former CBO Director: Trump’s tax plan is built on a fairy tale - I B Freeman
Doubling the standard deduction will help lower middle class folks a lot...
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re: Former CBO Director: Trump’s tax plan is built on a fairy tale - I B Freeman
I don't give a crap if it adds to the deficit or not. What adds to the deficit is the spending they refuse to address--massive welfare, perpetual war, interest on the debt they took on to bail out car makers and big banks, farm subsidies, crazy studies, UN and foreign bribes and on and on. It...
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re: Trump Tax Plan Thread - Stream is over (Cliff's in OP) - I B Freeman
This plan can and should be passed. Ryan should get off his BAT BS and have a vote on this as proposed TODAY!...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - I B Freeman
[quote] End Enterprise Zone. End Quality Jobs[/quote] agree [quote]Net Operating Loss carryforward[/quote] no--businesses can't time losses and profits too much. You should be able to carry your loses forward. And this special treatment of government pensioners is ridiculous. The retired IR...
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re: JBE's stupid CAT Tax is dead - I B Freeman
We should first cut spending. 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. Since the leges and the governor lack the bal...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote]but we can't say that just because the majority of people do not agree with us on a structure that we would prefer that it makes our state's total tax burden high, it doesn't. [/quote] I accept that a majority of the people do not agree--I do believe that a majority do not understand but...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote]our tax rates are high but our taxes are not because we do not apply our rates to a base as big as others [/quote] YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT THERE. We exempt so many people from taxes that we badly screw the actual taxpayers. [quote]where i think we agree is that our govt doesn't do th...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote]Even though you're excluding certain levies that alter the result of the comparison? [/quote] What are you talking about?? The comparison does not include fees and property taxes in Louisiana nor does include fees and property taxes in New Hampshire. ...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote] THOSE STATS ARE JUST INCOME TAX, not all taxes, the figure for all state and local taxes clearly shows their taxes are higher, both per capita and as a percent of gross state income (the real potential tax base of any state)[/quote] The OP is talking about income tax and sales tax. Ne...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote]Let me just get some clarification here. This per capita tax burden comparison is fair? [/quote] Yes. The state and local income tax and sales tax burden is a fair comparison. The OP stands. There is no sales tax. There is no income tax. With neither on the books why would you doubt ...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
You should also take not that the methodology of rates you are quoting are not the combined actual tax burden on the individual. How silly it to say Louisiana's combined tax burden is only 7.9% when the sales tax is 9 and 10% on most of the population of the state and the income tax is 6% and th...
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re: NH has no income tax or sales tax - I B Freeman
[quote] I can't believe this didn't set off your bull shite detectors enough that you'd check you hadn't missed something before asserting this [/quote]' Well it is not BS and there are no sales taxes so the OP remains exactly right and the relative per capita tax burden is a very fair compariso...
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