90proofprofessional

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re: House passes 4.45% sales tax. Done deal. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]House passes .455% sales tax[/quote] it's for 0.45% fwiw...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]He did say he was going to cut back on the nursing homes, right?[/quote] don't know. if he did, that's something that could legitimately be hung around his neck, just like the medicaid expansion will when we have to start paying for a bigger portion of it...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If we had begun to change out spending habits three years ago then a lot of this could have been avoided.[/quote] sure, but jbe didn't say he wanted to cut spending by a billion dollars plus, and he still got elected...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
looking at the revenue estimating committee pub, looks like they used a crude price forecast of $54 for the fiscal year, which ends at the end of this month and unless there's a big shock for june, looks like $416m for severance and $144m for royalties [link=(http://lfo.louisiana.gov/files/rev...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]With increased state income tax collections plus 1/3 cent sales tax, that covers around 2/3 of the billion dollars that the 1 cent tax was supposed to raise[/quote] not even half of the 1.4 billion falling off the books, and the 1/3 cent has failed so far the turnaround in oil prices does...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
that's general appropriations only. the general fund funds more than that...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
can you link whatever it is you're citing? i went to the house fiscal division page and their most budget overview doc ( [link=(http://house.louisiana.gov/housefiscal/DOCS_APPBudgetMeetings2017/March/Executive%20Budget%20Overview%20Presenation%203-28-17.pdf)]LINK[/link] ) page 3 lists general fund f...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]We don't need the full cent sales tax this year to have same amount of state tax revenue as last year because we have more money coming in from other sources this year.[/quote] because of the reduction in fed tax deductions? that plus 1/3 doesn't come close, and Wayfair ain't enough to ma...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]demanding a budget that's on par with fricking Georgia despite them having a few more million people than we do.[/quote] georgia's budget is like $45 billion. that's way bigger than ours...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I don’t think the issue is the amount of revenue forecast nearly as much as the actual costs of this shite in the budget.[/quote] agree. that and the fact that we apparently can't really find what we supposedly want to cut, but don't want to pay for shite either...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Many are saying the REC is far too conservative with its projections of the price of oil, and on projections of economic growth.[/quote] Pretty weird that we keep have midyear deficits so often lately then...
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re: Mexican standoff in the La. legislature. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]1/3 gives the state the exact same amount of tax revenue as last year[/quote] what?...
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re: Why aren’t wages rising rapidly if there are 6 million job openings? - 90proofprofessional
most plausible theories I've heard are some combo of geographic labor market monopsony + still pulling discouraged workers into the labor force...
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re: Atlanta Fed revises 2nd Quarter GDP. 4.7%. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]90 proof wont like this. He won't like this one fricking bit.[/quote] :confused: shaping up to be a good quarter, maybe the best since late 2014 if ATL Fed comes through what's not to like about that i will say that i'm disappointed in the inconsistent nature of when these thre...
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re: Tariffs are taxes on American consumers - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Why are you side stepping it?[/quote] pointing out that a few anecdotes of that, when an ocean of similar decisions happens all the time anyway, is not side stepping anything [quote]Is it because you need it to not be true? Being serious. [/quote] more projection i don't doubt that a ...
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re: Income taxes. More income, More income taxes. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Because since the tax cuts, or as Nancy Pelosi put it (crumbs, theft, and unpatriotic), we have had record tax revenue.[/quote] That doesn't imply that the cuts haven't reduced the revenue we'd have gotten otherwise. At all. [quote]Even though we cut taxes! How can this be? This has got to ...
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re: I think most libs should be charged with treason... - 90proofprofessional
gas them all immediately...
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re: Tariffs are taxes on American consumers - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Why would any country continue to act against its own best interests?[/quote] i know, pulling out of TPP and TTIP was retarded but what can we do...
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re: Tariffs are taxes on American consumers - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Plants opening due to the tariffs.[/quote] you haven't even attempted to prove the degree to which they're the reason and the typical amount of opening in other years is a great indicator of that sorry that fact makes you sad...
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re: Tariffs are taxes on American consumers - 90proofprofessional
[quote]No it's not. You are trying to compare apples to oranges and you know it.[/quote] projection comparing recent opening announcements to what is typical is in fact apples to apples pretending that all investment decisions are 100% due to trump protectionism is the apples-oranges approach...
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