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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    This blows we away. The annual retention rate for my program (let alone my company) has been > 95% for over 25 years. Of 50 FTE we have 12 who have been here > 20 years. I'm at 12 years and am regarded as a newbie.

    Of the people I started work with who are no longer here, about 20% left because they died.

    This is, I gather, a very weird arrangement by contemporary standards.
    I've been at my company over 12 years. I'm an old timer in my department, but there is at least one person in the department that's over 20 years. I know of a few people company wide that are 30+ years.

    But outside my company there are only a handful of jobs in my field in the area so leaving would also likely require a move out of state -- that tends to make people more loyal.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJpx3-Zwdg

    Here's a video on the tax plan. A rich guy basically destroys Fox Business guy Varney by explaining to him how his taxes are going to cut in half. In New Jersey even. See the SALT thing doesn't benefit the rich, it benefits the middle class who are getting screwed by its elimination.

    Another Great Video.

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    Republican voters up to 76% approval of the tax plan now. LOL. Baa-aaa-aaa.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    If you ever took Rt-17 South in NJ, just before you merged into I-80, on the right was the fictional Bada Bing! and the real life Satin Dolls.

    Soon to be no more. Somebody did not get their share of the wealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    This blows we away. The annual retention rate for my program (let alone my company) has been > 95% for over 25 years. Of 50 FTE we have 12 who have been here > 20 years. I'm at 12 years and am regarded as a newbie.

    Of the people I started work with who are no longer here, about 20% left because they died.

    This is, I gather, a very weird arrangement by contemporary standards.
    So the plan is to work with my supervisor and start moving up within the next few months. I could get to Team Lead within 6 months and possibly supervisor within 2 years.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Don't know if this is true or not, but Nicholas Tesla posted this on FB.

    Bitcoin - world's biggest bank with no actual cash.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Don't know if this is true or not, but Nicholas Tesla posted this on FB.

    Bitcoin - world's biggest bank with no actual cash.
    Uber - World's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles.
    Facebook - World's most popular media owner, creates no content.
    Alibaba - World's most valuable retailer, has no inventory.
    Airbnb - World's largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    It's good to have and read a bill before passing it so "stuff" like this doesn't happen; and, why does "Ayn Rand" and "Atlas Shrugged" come to mind ...

    The possible marginal tax rate of more than 100% results from the combination of tax policies designed to provide benefits to businesses and families but then deny them to the richest people. As income climbs and those breaks phase out, each dollar of income faces regular tax rates and a hidden marginal rate on top of that, in the form of vanishing tax breaks. That structure, if maintained in a final law, would create some of the disincentives to working and to earning business profit that Republicans have long complained about, while opening lucrative avenues for tax avoidance.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tax...ome-1512942118
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    and, why does "Ayn Rand" and "Atlas Shrugged" come to mind...
    Because you and FraudDUDE88 touch yourselves thinking of that mousy, delusional old bat every single night?
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    This blows we away. The annual retention rate for my program (let alone my company) has been > 95% for over 25 years. Of 50 FTE we have 12 who have been here > 20 years. I'm at 12 years and am regarded as a newbie.

    Of the people I started work with who are no longer here, about 20% left because they died.

    This is, I gather, a very weird arrangement by contemporary standards.
    Do you work for a rural electric/telephone cooperative somewhere in the Midwest?
    That's the only place I see numbers like that other than the Federal government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Do you work for a rural electric/telephone cooperative somewhere in the Midwest?
    That's the only place I see numbers like that other than the Federal government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    It's the same thing at my company. "To move up here, someone has to die."
    Dr. Mrs. and I have our professions reversed. She is very ambitious and cares a lot about her work but she's a guvvy. I have no ambition beyond a paycheck and not only don't I value work I am deeply disgusted by and resentful of it, and I'm in the private sector.
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    You want to bust out laughing? This is what Steve Mnuchin came up with for the tax bill. Remember, he stated the TAX CUTS would pay for themselves. Now they don't without WELFARE REFORM and INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING.

    Stevie Boy has been on every talk show you can imagine, lying, about how this tax bill pays for itself. WELFARE REFORM means what? Steal from the poor even more than the tax bill does. INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING means what? More spending at the federal level which means the tax cut gets paid for but how does the INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING get paid for?

    Tell Trump and Congress that BROWNBACK failed in Kansas. Stop trying to duplicate it.

    The Treasury Department said Monday that the GOP tax plan currently before Congress would need an assist from other Trump administration priorities to pay for itself.

    Tax cuts alone aren't enough, Treasury said in a one-page analysis, citing welfare reform and infrastructure spending as additional boosts to the economy.

    The analysis assumes that an economy led by Republicans would boost revenues by $1.8 trillion over a decade — more than enough to pay for the roughly $1.5 trillion in tax cuts envisioned by Republicans.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been saying for months that his department would produce an analysis that proved the tax cuts would be fully paid for, and other top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have insisted they have no doubt that would be the case.
    https://www.treasury.gov/press-cente...mo12-11-17.pdf

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    According to one report, there may be one tiny nugget of goodness hiding under the whole stinking pile of the tax plan: The elimination of the personal healthcare mandate. However, I can't celebrate this small victory unless it's still true that it was a law that was never enforced by any citation, fine, or penalty in its history (so that only the people who care about following the law follow it). Does anyone know if it has ever been enforced?
    To clarify, a law that is by policy unenforced is far worse than no law at all. It costs the Obamacare program its credibility at the cost of a working balance of risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    According to one report, there may be one tiny nugget of goodness hiding under the whole stinking pile of the tax plan: The elimination of the personal healthcare mandate. However, I can't celebrate this small victory unless it's still true that it was a law that was never enforced by any citation, fine, or penalty in its history (so that only the people who care about following the law follow it). Does anyone know if it has ever been enforced?
    I see. Another supporter of the destruction of Obamacare. Good idea.

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    I see. Another supporter of the destruction of Obamacare. Good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
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    Rates will go up even more without the mandate. I've done the homework, have you?

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