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Crocodile Tears for the IRS

OneDogGone Wrote: 3 hours ago (3:34 AM)
By the way, I live in Germany where we have the VAT tax. The VAT isn't bad. For the most part, stuff is cheaper here than in the States, VAT notwithstanding. Where Germany went wrong (and where the US should not) is Germany maintained the income tax and added the VAT tax. I'm talking full replacement of all US taxes, income, estate, employment, excise, tariff, gas, road. Every. Last. One! Emulate Germany in one other respect. Make the prices stores charge inclusive of the VAT tax, not exclusive of it like US states do with their sales tax. A loaf of bread is 55 cents in the aisles. You hand the clerk 55 cents and walk out the store with your bread. No tax on top of the advertized price. The 55 cents includes the VAT tax (7 percent on groceries, 19 percent on other stuff). Plus, the 55 cents Euro is about $0.61 US Dollars. Where in the USA can you buy a loaf of bread for 61 cents US? Including tax? Even not including tax?
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Crocodile Tears for the IRS

OneDogGone Wrote: 3 hours ago (3:20 AM)
Bureaucracies always react to cut budgets (even the fake Washington kinds) by taking it out on the taxpayers. Cut these suckers heads off! Close the IRS and replace our entire current tax system with something radically different: a flat tax, a national sales tax, a VAT tax! Something. Different. Now!
The frat should sue the bejeezes out of Rolling Stone and Erdeley, And "Jackie" for that matter. If litigation doesn't go the frat's way, they can then riot and loot UVA's women's studies department and UVA law students can petition to have their exams delayed. Maybe the Redskins players can raise their hands "Hands Up; Don't Slander."
Beat the Bushes to find someone else! Please!
Ever wonder why 70 percent of lawyers' campaign contributions go to Democrats? Could it be: * They create systems, terms and rules that no normal person on the outside can possibly penetrate? * They make life and living more complicated and then get rich and powerful off of their ability to navigate that complexity? Same can be said about "educators," bureaucrats, administrators, cronies, fixers, and hangers-on. Oh, and, mostly, about politicians!
Don't do it, Jeb!
Blue states would never leave in the first place. They need to boss everyone else around.
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Campus Hysteria

OneDogGone Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 11:46 AM
"They also don't like Greeks and jocks..." Then again, they do love having star quarterbacks who bring them national championships and championship playoff spots. Oh, and the associated tons of money that go with natties. Colleges do look the other way for money-making athletes, which is a real problem that government could do something about. Oh, and the local police departments often (though not always) also enable favorable treatment for prominent jocks. Again, an issue government can address, if it wants to. Many, if not all, of those star athletes are persons of color. ironically.
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Campus Hysteria

OneDogGone Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 1:30 AM
Rape and sexual assault are serious crimes deserving serious criminal investigation, serious criminal prosecution, and serious criminal adjudication. Handing serious criminal matters over to university pencil-pushers serves only to trivialize them. Only application of assiduous criminal procedures to separate the true from the false ensure that rape and sexual assault charges are given the serious attention they deserve.
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Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

OneDogGone Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 1:12 AM
Another take on this is that Gruber inadvertently complemented conservatives on their intelligence. You see, the only people fooled by Obamacare's claims were those who did not oppose it. It was conservatives, not liberals, who saw through the smoke and mirrors to see Obamacare for what it is. He did not intend it, but the stupid American voter to whom Gruber referred, was a Democrat.
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