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True, but I do like the idea in concept: Those that have the money to spend extravagantly, get to pay extravagant taxes on those items - no loopholes to get out of paying their fair share. I like the idea that someone buying a $50,000 car gets to pay the very same tax rate as the person buying a $5,000 car. You want to live in a mansion and play with expensive toys, you pay the tax on them. Those of more modest means will pay an accordingly modest tax amount.
I clicked on this article because I read the title and thought "how the heck did that happen?" Alas, my curiosity was not satisfied. With the little info there is here, why run this at all?
Sort of OT, but was anyone else bugged by the frequency of the phrase "Brady said"? It appeared no less than 6 times in this short article. Hey Keith, a few other ways to say the same thing "according to Brady", "Brady indicated", "Brady stated that". Come on, you're a writer, surely you could come up with something that doesn't read like a children's game.
Exactly which businesses does the government own that generate income for it (other than the private businesses that are paying TAXES to the government). As to investments, you don't mean things like savings bonds where the government uses our TAX money to payout interest do you?
I would appreciate a cliff notes version of how the government obtains money other than thru taxes and loans which have to be paid back thru taxes. Please enlighten me with a few examples. Doesn't have to be a whole text book. Thanks.
Holy cow, what a cash cow! I buy a new car and pay the tax. One year later, I sell that car to someone else and they pay the tax again. I now have to replace the vehicle I just sold and guess what? I get to pay another tax!
I guess it's my choice. I could hold on to my car for as long as it takes to break even on the tax, but what if I'm in a wreck and my car is totaled? I'm stuck paying another tax. What if my company transfers me out of state 6 months later, do I get a rebate? Bet not.
The only winner here is the government.
He should get the maximum sentence for the sheer stupidity he displayed behind the wheel of his car. One girl will never know high school graduation, college, career, marriage or motherhood. Her parents will miss all these milestones with their daughter. Two other girls suffered grave injuries and long recoveries, their parents large hospital bills. So much suffering. All totally unnecessary. I hope that idiot rots in jail.
Will we ever see new freeway again? Seems like the only road improvements these days make a path straight to my wallet.
Passing a law that simply states that at least one parent must be a legal citizen or a legal, registered alien of the US for a child to inherit US citizenship and be eligible for US taxpayer paid entitlements, would go a long way toward curbing illegal immigration. Won't stop it, but it will lessen the tide.
Continuing the birthright citizenship as it is, has only one result. Eventually, we will suffer the same fate as the original inhabitants of this country. The American Indians did not stop the tide of humanity arriving from Europe and we, as their descendants have taken over this land. Similarly, we ourselves, will eventually be overtaken by the new wave of humanity arriving from across the border.
The difference between immigrants 75 to a hundred years ago and now is that they came over in ships with manifests. They entered this country through ports which also kept records. When census workers came knocking at the door, they answered and were counted. We knew they were here. They had a trail of documentation to say they were here and many who were in the workforce did get their citizenship (at least this is my family's history).
Today, they are coming in "under the radar" of the government and that's the problem. I support the idea that they should be able to easily register as resident aliens. If we make this process easy - as easy as going to a local library and filling out a form (much like citizens do to register to vote). We could use this form to give them a number similar to our SSN that allows them to live here, own property here and work here legally. However, I do think voting rights should be a privilege extended only to legal citizens. If they want the right to vote, they should take the initiative to become a legal citizen. If we have the ability to register legal aliens with no path to citizenship, I believe the line for those wanting to become citizens will be shorter.
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