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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Memphis is all but owned by FedEx IINM.
    From what I hear that is true. Surprisingly, UPS and Louisville are not similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerphisch View Post
    Colorado Springs is a military town if anything. Mega churches/moral whacktivists would be a very distant 2nd.
    Knowing the general make up of the Air Force Officer Corps I’d say they go hand in hand.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 7: Workers of the world unite!

    Don't think corporations 'own' cities. I would say partner...and that is actually quite important as they are an understandably major user of services...and can provide lots of local benefits themselves.

    I've done research and work for local governments, and they are really, really trying to do their best for the public.

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    I’ve never understood why the post office somehow needs to run a surplus. Does the FBI? Does the White House? What about Congress?
    Don't have any more recent data...but the PO lost over a billion each year from 20017 through 2015. Its just like many other services that are unwanted by the private sector...they're very tough on the finances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Don't have any more recent data...but the PO lost over a billion each year from 20017 through 2015. Its just like many other services that are unwanted by the private sector...they're very tough on the finances.
    What's your point? Because I think you completely missed mine perhaps?

    The Post Office shouldn't need to make a profit. It's an essential government service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Knowing the general make up of the Air Force Officer Corps I’d say they go hand in hand.
    Which is true, but the AF population is dwarfed by Fort Carson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    What's your point? Because I think you completely missed mine perhaps?

    The Post Office shouldn't need to make a profit. It's an essential government service.
    It looks like we're in agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    not expecting even a single party switcher like ben nighthorse campbell or whatnot?
    If they were at 59, I could see someone switching parties to give them 60.

    But even with a blue wave that's a borderline tsunami, the Dems can only realistically reach 54 or 55 Senate seats next January. And if I had to wager money, I'd put the over under at 50. The map is that bad this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    If they were at 59, I could see someone switching parties to give them 60.

    But even with a blue wave that's a borderline tsunami, the Dems can only realistically reach 54 or 55 Senate seats next January. And if I had to wager money, I'd put the over under at 50. The map is that bad this year.
    Yep. It's at 50. They need 51 because Saruman the White is the deciding vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    If they were at 59, I could see someone switching parties to give them 60.

    But even with a blue wave that's a borderline tsunami, the Dems can only realistically reach 54 or 55 Senate seats next January. And if I had to wager money, I'd put the over under at 50. The map is that bad this year.
    I could see a Republican Senator in a blue state pulling a George Wallace ("Guess what? I woke up this morning and No More Racism!!!")

    But are there even any Republican Senators in blue states anymore? One of the consequences of them going Full Nazi is no room in the party for anybody with even a slice of functioning brain any more.

    Actually, there are:

    CO 2020
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Memphis is all but owned by FedEx IINM.
    I think AutoZone is HQ'd there as well.

    MEM also has a pretty big office that is the center for Hilton IT ops. The suits sit at HQ in Virginia, of course.
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    NBC News reported this week on the latest findings from the Joint Committee on Taxation, which suggest the plan’s progressive critics were on to something.

    The deduction, which ranges up to 20 percent, will shower $40.2 billion in tax breaks on owners of pass-throughs – largely businesses owned by an individual or a partnership, or those “S” corporations that kick income and losses to shareholders for tax purposes – in 2018, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated. The provision was included in the larger overhaul of tax rates enacted in December.

    In 2018, the lion’s share of the benefit – $17.4 billion, or 44.3 percent of the total – will go to roughly 200,000 Americans making $1 million or more who claim the pass-through deduction, the committee said. Another $3.6 billion, or 8.9 percent, will go to a similar number of taxpayers who earn $500,000 to $1 million.

    By 2024, the tax deductions will amount to $60.3 billion, and those making $1 million or more will account for $31.6 billion (52.4 percent) of that.
    Every single tax cut legislator in this country can all go **** themselves. Either get creative or just stop. This isn't creativity, it's theft.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 7: Workers of the world unite!

    Anyone else hear that Mulvaney and Carson are looking to raise the HUD minimum rent payment something like 50-100%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Anyone else hear that Mulvaney and Carson are looking to raise the HUD minimum rent payment something like 50-100%?
    Sure, why not.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.f8eb29147a2a
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    Subway will close 500 stores this year.
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    Subway will close 500 stores this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Hershey, PA is close.

    Colorado Springs, CO in a tangential way.
    My hometown, Kingsport, TN, population 52,000 is the world headquarters of Eastman Chemical Company, which employs more than 10,000 people in Kingsport. And Kingsport is not some "fake" small town that's actually a suburb of a huge city - that's it. 20% of the population is under 18 and 20% is over 65, so Eastman employs fully 1/3 of the working age citizens, which is pretty mind boggling.

    My first job was in Vergennes, VT, with a population of ~2,000. During the heyday of the B-2 program, the local aerospace company, Simmonds Precision (now owned by UTAS) employed more than 2,000 people. It's down to ~700 now, but that's still an even higher ratio than Kingsport.
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    Ford getting out of the car building business.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...us-active/amp/

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    Holy sh-t!

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    Good move. Seeing the future

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