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re: 19th/early 20th century american journalism vs 21st century - BigJim
Without researching it or even thinking about it too hard, I am going to guess...Money. And I am 99% sure I am right....
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re: Senator refuses invitation to WH - BigJim
[quote]I assume he's gauging this in making a political calculation. I suspect Trump's people gauged this too in extending the invite. "If he declines, we can use it against him" [/quote] Probably this Senator will suffer no harm from this decision. The party will take a very minor PR hit. BUT...
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re: Senator refuses invitation to WH - BigJim
[quote]So does all of this apply to the Republicans as well since they refused outreach efforts including invitations to work on the ACA? 75% of this board goes on and on about how they hate RINOs, why should it be a surprise that Democratic members of Congress don't want to be DINOs?[/quote] ...
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re: Senator refuses invitation to WH - BigJim
[quote]I agree, plus his reasoning isn't that off. I expected to open the article and read he was being petty. But he's claiming that Trump is looking to pick off moderate democrats for policy objectives in an effort to divide his party. And he's not interested in that, despite admitting he's a ...
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re: How much do you feel represented by your elected officials? - BigJim
So Graves- 8 Kennedy-? (No track record yet) Cassidy-7...
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re: Jason Dore - BigJim
[quote]I wish this board had a "Louisiana" sub-section so all such posts about Louisiana state politics could be placed there. None of us outside LA know who the frick Jason Dore is, nor do we care.[/quote] Yeah so the 2 stories of the top 30 on the front page don't clutter your screen. :rolle...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]If the change reduces the defined benefit it is part of the retirement package. The sales tax scenario does not alter the defined benefit. [/quote] The exemption retirement income is NOT PART OF THE DEFINED BENEFIT EITHER!!! The defined benefit is the amount they will receive if the...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - BigJim
[quote]The devils is in the details, and Trump's plan has many more of these little pesky things Ryan's plan is a plan that has few to no details, and somewhat mirrors the House's 2016 plan. [/quote] What the hell did you read? I saw basically the same level of detail in your links. I really, r...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]Actually, he's 100% right. It's Contracts 101. Two parties enter in an agreement. The state says to Edmondson, for your services as State Police Superintendent,the state promises that we will provide you with a pension upon retirement equal to x amount of your final salary. Additionally, for ...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]The retirement benefit is a vested right. You cannot reduce the benefit without impairing the vested right, and making a non-taxable item taxable you are reducing the benefit. [/quote] No, the state's tax structure is NOT part of retirement system. Think about how absurd that would be. ...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]I get that you don't like this, but you can't change it on anyone already in the system. The state Supreme court has ruled it would be an unconstitutional taking. you could only make the benefit taxable on new hires after the enactment of the legislation. [/quote] That is 100% nonsens...
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re: Healthcare is back on the menu, boys - BigJim
[quote]Call it whatever the frick you want, titty baby. The fact remains that the GOP, in 30 years, have not come up with jack shite about any sort of health care proposal. This is why we now have Obamacare.[/quote] The only Republican President during that time period was Bush. And off the top of...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]If La wants to do something that stupid, then a lot of retirees will be moving to Texas, rather than take a pay cut. So not only do you lose what little income tax you wanted to grab, but their sales, property, personal taxes and any state fees Dumb[/quote] Wow. Why do we especially...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]Louisiana has an extremely low state income tax, anyway. (Or at least, they used to)[/quote] In terms of collections, basically. But the rates are relatively high. Not, highest in the country levels, but I counted only 13 states with higher top rates. [img]https://files.taxfoundatio...
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re: Healthcare is back on the menu, boys - BigJim
[quote]Good. Maybe the GOP will start with the Senate[/quote] So are you going to repeal it without touching the taxes? Since, you know, tax bills have to start in the House. [quote]All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or co...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]how much time have you spent in the Louisiana tax code? What is my viewpoint? How does it make revision of the code difficult? [/quote] Not CPA-filing-return-levels, but a lot. The core of a good tax code is a broad base but low rates. One of the most serious problems with our tax...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]Taxes have already been paid on it, when it was earned[/quote] Nope. It's tax deferred when you earn it...but then exempt by LA law when you start to draw it. No double taxation here, try again....
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]Exactly. You want others to pay more so you can pay less. How noble.[/quote] If it is a stupid exemption then it should be eliminated or modified. If that results in a lower rate for everyone (or a fairer retirement exemption that helps all retirees) so much the better. The LA tax code...
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re: Mike Edmondson to get $128K retirement--state tax free--age 58 - BigJim
[quote]The state has only done two cost of living increases in the last 22 years that I know of. [/quote] WTF are you talking about. They have had 2 in the past 3 years. Jindal's 7th year and JBE's first....
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re: The GOP Entitlement Caucus - BigJim
[quote]I won't miss opportunities to point out how shitty the Freedom Caucus is. Bunch of redneck frauds.[/quote] :lol:...
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