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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

coldfish Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:10 PM
The Tea Party needs to mature beyond the political equivalent of "Jersey Shore". Right now, all liberals are "libtards", even any GOP representative who doesn't agree or has the horrific gall to compromise is a RINO. In a position, where 51% of the nation qualifies as "Libtard", and screaming about how most of the GOP representatives are Fake republicans who should be kicked out of office, the Tea Party isn't exactly getting much play when it comes to real policy influence. It's like having a family of 10 people, where little Bobby screams incessantly about how he wants hamburger for dinner, but the other 9 are debating what kind of toppings they want on their pizza. They're just going to tune him out - and they sure have.
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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

coldfish Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 3:58 PM
I've never balanced my budget. I think my net revenue has grown by over 100k every year for 10 years, and my debt has grown by even more, however, I own a ton of property, and my debt is in mortgages, so does that mean my business is failing? If a private company goes public, and sells off 80% of its value in stock for 100 million, in reality, it has just created a debt of 100 million, but in reality, it has created value from nothing. The US economy, by virtue of it's debt, is maintaining trillions of dollars in "value", no different than paying dividends to stock-holders or interest on a mortgage. Debt isn't "always" a bad thing.
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The Charitable Deduction Should Stay

coldfish Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:06 PM
The article was actually about people using non-profits to bypass the taxes. For example, my child's preschool is a non-profit. You can pay the tuition, or you can make a "donation" of a slightly higher amount and they'll void your tuition statement. I donate 4k to them instead of the 3.5k tuition, I save money and it doesn't make a difference to them, but the government loses about $500 in revenue. The plan was to continue to allow that, but if your earnings are over 200k, then you can only deduct 28% of that "donation". So, the attempt was to stop people with a lot of money from abusing non-profits to avoid taxes, while letting the rest of us continue. Or, it's a secret muslim communist plot....
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