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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

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    I take it you've been to Saddle River and Upper Saddle River?
    I have not. I stand corrected. Now I know where the first tactical nuclear strike should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I have not. I stand corrected. Now I know where the first tactical nuclear strike should be.
    Not McLean or Potomac? Granted that's a bit close to you and me.

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    Not McLean or Potomac? Granted that's a bit close to you and me.
    McLean is legit money, and most of the homes there are tasteful and reasonable. The people in them read books.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    The title is a wee bit overdramatic, but nevertheless the inexorable march away from fossil fuels continues.
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    The title is a wee bit overdramatic, but nevertheless the inexorable march away from fossil fuels continues.
    GM is also aggressively lobbying Pruitt to gut the remainder of environmental and climate change regs.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Why restoring a strong progressive tax code helps the economy, while cutting taxes on the "job creators" is obvious feudal bullsh-t.

    And yes, I know that for anybody who has been paying attention the last thirty years, none of this is news.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Why restoring a strong progressive tax code helps the economy, while cutting taxes on the "job creators" is obvious feudal bullsh-t.

    And yes, I know that for anybody who has been paying attention the last thirty years, none of this is news.
    Today, wealthy corporations and investors already have more money than we know what to do with—literally trillions of dollars of hoarded cash just sitting in U.S. bank accounts doing absolutely nothing—and yes, that includes the several trillion dollars of foreign earnings the Trump administration wants to “repatriate” tax free.
    That's my favorite part.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    I have a simple solution for the repatriation of hidden accounts. You have six months to repatriate it -- one time 50% tax.

    Otherwise we take it all.

    My explanation is: "because f-ck you."

    The 1% stole about 20 trillion dollars from the taxpayers of this country since 1980. They're thieves. They don't get to negotiate.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    I hope none of you are actually in the 34%... http://freebeacon.com/issues/one-thr...student-loans/
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    And yet, even if Flaggy is complete tinfoil hat, every day it looks closer and closer to the truth.
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    We have to pass tax reform to know what's in it? https://www.infowars.com/gop-tax-bil...ed-in-secrecy/
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    We have to pass tax reform to know what's in it? https://www.infowars.com/gop-tax-bil...ed-in-secrecy/
    mookie is all for reform.... but that should begin with rates being kept as is to start. let's allow for mtge interest deductions to be only on your lowest cost home for 1.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    We have to pass tax reform to know what's in it? https://www.infowars.com/gop-tax-bil...ed-in-secrecy/
    Kansas appears to be such a spectacular failure. About 4 years after the Brownback tax cuts, GDP growth in the state for Q4 of 2016 was .1% tied with Mississippi and good for last place nationally. Some believe that cutting taxes grows the economy...what it does is makes the state spend less in the private sector which results in stagnant outcomes. And it makes it difficult to balance the budget...yes, that's still a thing.

    Not sure why anyone would want to roll that out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    mookie is all for reform.... but that should begin with rates being kept as is to start. let's allow for mtge interest deductions to be only on your lowest cost home for 1.
    Mortgage interest deduction is a huge benefit to the lenders. It gives people the false sense of mind that they're getting a break by not accelerating their payments, when in all reality they're making the purchase price of their home more expensive by the month, and should the deductions be above anywhere from 6400-12800 (depending on your situation), anything in excess you're really spending 3-10 times as much, and to some bank instead of the government.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    If a bill cuts the mortgage deduction, how much does the housing market tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Mortgage interest deduction is a huge benefit to the lenders. It gives people the false sense of mind that they're getting a break by not accelerating their payments, when in all reality they're making the purchase price of their home more expensive by the month, and should the deductions be above anywhere from 6400-12800 (depending on your situation), anything in excess you're really spending 3-10 times as much, and to some bank instead of the government.
    All of that is absolutely true. However, Congress is trying to close Pandora's box, which has already been priced into the purchase of homes to date, and thus would negatively affect the principal value of everyone who owns a home at this very moment, should that portion of the tax bill become law. The mortgage deduction truly is Pandora's box, and you have to be very careful in how you shut it or you'll negatively impact middle class America directly and direly, and rich people have already hit the taxable income cap for deductions, so they're not impacted regardless.

    It's a de facto tax increase on the middle class. It'll play about as well as Fiddler on the Roof at a KKK rally.
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    It'll play about as well as Fiddler on the Roof at a KKK rally.
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