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Except the Bush "temporary" tax cuts were allowed to expire roughly a year ago.
In other words- right away.
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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

latebloomer Wrote: Dec 08, 2014 8:10 PM
Because local taxes are not an end in themselves, or a means to "level the playing field", or any other of a thousand different reasons the politicians can dream up to reach their grubby paws into our wallets. The purpose of local taxes is to support local infrastructure and services. If I purchase an item online, the distant seller- be they one state over or clear across the country- are not placing additional demands upon said infrastructure or services not covered by taxes on we who live and work here, save wear and tear on the roads which is covered by taxes and fees paid by the delivery service. As for the comparison to shipping, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and believe you simply haven't thought it through completely. A shipper has a few rates calculated on a per mile basis for a given level of service. Many of the states which have a sales tax allow cities and/or counties to add a supplemental tax rate to the base sales tax rate. In addition, there are local levies for schools, or other local tax authorities. Thus, there are literally thousands (more likely tens of thousands) of separate tax rates to calculate based on the location of the customer, and quite a few of them will change with each election (plus, local elections are not necessarily limited to one per year). The cost of keeping track of that unholy mess will EASILY cost more than the revenue collected from the tax, siphoning even more money from the pockets of the body politic.
Not to worry- Rev. Al is connected.
True. It was Mike Wallace and Sam Donaldson who threw him a testimonial afterwards.
No, it's the fault of the "Women's Movement" (which hasn't been about women for a long, long time) that women in general don't receive the respect they deserve.
If he limited commenting to only those things where he is knowledgeable, his vocal cords would atrophy.
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Opinions Versus Facts

latebloomer Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 6:15 PM
I and much of the rest of the country had not heard it before, so apparently he merely popularized the saying. I stand corrected, thank you.
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Opinions Versus Facts

latebloomer Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 4:11 AM
To be needlessly accurate the saying isn't old, it just seems that way because it's been EVERYWHERE lately, and the concept is so timeless. It was coined by comedian Ron White almost 10 years ago (though that may be considered old in the current media culture), and was the title of his 2006 album.
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Opinions Versus Facts

latebloomer Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 3:54 AM
Facts don't matter? What facts? Everything is relative to The Left, so there are no facts. Rather, they are differing perspectives on external stimuli.
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Why Did Disney Block God?

latebloomer Wrote: Dec 01, 2014 6:18 PM
Or Marvel, either.
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