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re: Privatize Social Security - BigJim
[quote]if you divert current FICA revenue current benefits will not be fully funded. Where does that money come from? This is the problem with any diversion approaches....it requires an immediate massive increase in our deficit approximately equal to the amount diverted[/quote] This is both true ...
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re: No Louisiana Income tax on retirement plan income for state or fed employees - BigJim
[quote]6.2% towards Social Security from both the employee and the organization.[/quote] Correct [quote]I didn't feel like looking for other years, and I'm almost 100% certain that it has been updated to roughly 10% for new employees[/quote] Not correct. [quote] I would say that most sta...
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re: Privatize Social Security - BigJim
[quote]The majority of people who if given the money instead of having it taken out in SS taxes wouldn't be able to fund their retirement via private investments and savings. The math just doesn't add up[/quote] The math doesn't suddenly get better because the government runs it. [quote] if yo...
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re: Privatize Social Security - BigJim
[quote]It's a good idea. Problem is the transition. [/quote] This....
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re: So, There Have Been 38 Murders In Baltimore This Month... - BigJim
[quote]Wow so we really all think that cops prevent that many murders?[/quote] Simple answer: You don't? Why have cops then? Complicated answer: Sure cops can't stop any particular murder (at least until they get a "pre-cog" unit). However effective policing reduces crime and lawlessness ...
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re: Mohammad cartoon contest outside Phoenix Mosque; guns encouraged - BigJim
[quote]Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix.[/quote] I am fine with making a point about Islam and their violent reaction to what most consider free speech. But you don't have to be a dick about it. You don't need to...
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re: No Louisiana Income tax on retirement plan income for state or fed employees - BigJim
Really sorry I missed this thread. 1. Retirees didn't pay income tax on their retirement contributions, so this isn't a double taxing situation. 2. There is no real policy reason for retirees not to pay taxes. There is a really good POLITICAL reason. It's the same reason, Social Security and...
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re: St. George organizers turned in an additional 4,630 signatures... - BigJim
[quote]Rolfe Mc Collister in his column said it's a shame these people didn't work as hard on behalf of the school system as they have to stop SG. [/quote] Some truth to that. However to be fair, the BR "elites" did push very hard to end the federal deseg case. And BRAC (the chamber) routinely ...
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re: St. George organizers turned in an additional 4,630 signatures... - BigJim
[quote]Would it be that far-fetched to see St. George become a city, and then still be denied by the legislature in getting its own school district?[/quote] It is my greatest fear and worst outcome imho. I am not saying it is likely, but it is definitely a possibility....
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re: St. George organizers turned in an additional 4,630 signatures... - BigJim
[quote]Southeast Baton Rouge (the mostly white, suburban, unincorporated area of the parish) wanted its own public school system years ago, but the legislature shut that down. The legislature told them that they would have to incorporate that area in order to try again. That's when the St. Georg...
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re: If a waterway runs through your property, do you own that water? - BigJim
First question: Do you live east or west of the Mississippi? You have vastly different water right regimes depending on where you live and the Mississippi serves as a good fault line for where the differences start. East of the Mississippi you have more liberal use of water on your property; wes...
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re: Louisiana State Senate needs $163 million to balance budget. - BigJim
[quote]Jim, it sounds like a gunat scam to me. We'd refuse to honor the credit; thus balancing the budget and at the same time create a huge bonanza for the trial lawyers who would line up to sue the state. By the time they'd settle the case all the pols today would be term limited and resti...
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re: Louisiana State Senate needs $163 million to balance budget. - BigJim
[quote]The question may be can the state limit redemptions and use to X dollars per year regardless of outstanding credits? That would not void the credit. It would merely make the timing of it's redemption questionable. Interesting[/quote] I really think that is the wrong way to go. It is t...
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re: Jindal calls out Rand Paul as "Unsuited to be Commander in Chief" - BigJim
Breaking Reagan's commandment...dumb move....
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re: Louisiana State Senate needs $163 million to balance budget. - BigJim
[quote]I am a little bit encouraged today after corresponding with a couple of senators by email.[/quote] ? They are going to increase your taxes. What could they have told you that could possibly make you feel better? Leave out any identifying details, but I would love to know what they are...
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re: Federal relief funds for Texas and Okla. - BigJim
[quote]Are you just plain dumb? Eze, I said these people deserve help. I want my representatives to be better people than those who wouldnt help us.[/quote] Don't be disingenuous; you also implied these states were hypocrites for asking for federal money while being small government conservatives...
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re: Federal relief funds for Texas and Okla. - BigJim
[quote]I hope the New Jersey and New York Congressional delegation aren't the asses Texas and Okla were After Sandy. Now let's see small gov Abbott and Rand Paul say no aid. Oooh gov interference in the economy[/quote] Ugh. Since Katrina I have had no patience for this kind of political garbage ...
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re: Louisiana State Senate needs $163 million to balance budget. - BigJim
[quote]That's it? I mean to hear all the doom and gloomers here I thought the deficit was billions if not trillions of dollars cause of Oh My God, Jindal![/quote] Well that is due to about $600m+ in revenue increases. And another ~$400m in one time money. They will probably raise another $2...
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re: It seems Fox News has rolled out the ISIS war propaganda machine. - BigJim
It's not just Fox. This is a pattern with media in general. They take some horrible place in the world (Iraq, Sudan, whatever) and post story after story about how horrible it is. That is followed by round after round of talking heads who decry "WHY AREN'T WE DOING SOMETHING!!!!!" ...
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re: Texas acts to stem job flow to Louisiana - BigJim
[quote]Texas is currently in a massive downturn[/quote] I think that has more to do with oil prices than Louisiana competition. Though nice to hear that Texas is reacting to us for a change....
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