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The French Death Spiral

an army employee Wrote: Oct 22, 2013 1:01 PM
Mr. Mitchell has it absolutely wrong when he advocates for a "flat tax". Please advocate for a flat rate of taxes, there is a difference, a big one.
am a federal employee, designated essential, and not having the paid vacation. We are getting ready to face several weeks of work with deferred pay as the payroll people have been declared non-essential and also the funds for payroll run out. I am required to come in to work but they are not required to pay for my services, was not slavery declared unconstitutional? BTW, this is not a complaint, I am one of those who actually wants cuts to happen (real cuts, not cuts in the rate of growth). I also have sufficient savings, realizing that no job should ever be a sinecure. (Fat fingers with the other post)
I am a federal employee, designated essential, and not having the paid vacation. We are getting ready to face several weeks of work with deferred pay as the payroll people have been declared non-essential and also the funds for payroll run out. I am required to come in to work but they are not required to pay for my services, was not slavery declared unconstitutional? BTW, this is not a complaint, I am one of those who actually wants cuts to happen (real cuts, not cuts in the rate of growth). I also have
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Minimum Wage Miscalculation

an army employee Wrote: Oct 09, 2013 4:09 PM
One small quibble, the proposal for the increase in joblessness (or the minimum wage, if you prefer) is only for certain employees within the city of Seatac (not Seattle). This essentially is the Seattle airport.
From a misspent youth, Ubi est meum would be Where is mine. Fiat meum would be more like Let it be for me.
Fifth on the list is "Things that go boom," Anyone care to look up Port Chicago and the explosion there?
One small quibble, while Detroit has the highest tax rates and per capita tax burden only some 47% of the taxes are actually collected.
Does not the Left define conservatives as being opposed to change? Are the closings change?
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Detroit’s High Property Taxes

an army employee Wrote: Jul 29, 2013 9:03 PM
From other articles on the same subject, very few of those in Detroit are actually paying their property taxes. One of the figures quoted was 47% actually were current. (If you are to have on hand the projected revenue that would mean that the 53% would have to pay double what they really owed.)
Pardon me, but you may not have noticed that the federal government employees have seen no pay raises for the past three years. As for early in the forty year period, federal workers were grossly underpaid back then so there were some major catch-up raises during the 1980's. As for the state, county, and local governments, any pay raises they get (or don't get) are not tied to the federal workers.
Any supertankers using the new Panama Canal can be offloaded on the Atlantic side of the US (but not in any port). The largest container ships using the new Panama Canal will not be able to call at most of the existing terminals due to existing gantry crane reach issues, with draft an issue at many ports also.
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