MA No Sales Tax for Alcohol Initiativ...

MA No Sales Tax for Alcohol Initiative, Question 1

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 8, 2010

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Social Drinker

Albany, NY

#115 Nov 15, 2010
One Leads To Another
and after you are smashed
reason and sanity disappear

heredity has little to do with it
surroundings, upbringing and peer pressure have much to do with it

Heredity does not mean being brought up in a drinking household

hard dude is impotent and soft in the head
Slick

Howell, MI

#116 Nov 15, 2010
alcohol is worse than drugs.
To Slick

AOL

#117 Nov 15, 2010
Local state senators and reps are worse than drugs and alcohol combined, and they cost taxpayers more for less.
Breathalizard

Albany, NY

#118 Nov 15, 2010
So, to slick would prefer anarchy without any social or protective services like police, firemen or ambulances and emergency aid?

Is to slick favoring a Tea Party Utopia ?

Was Bedlam a great place or what?
Rug Doctor

Cambridge, MA

#120 Nov 15, 2010
So the money from the alcohol tax won't be used to drive heroin addicts to the methadone clinics. Does anybody else see any waste in that? And now the Governor is looking for an alternative solution.
And how much money does the drug addict contribute to his/her treatment? And they're on Masshealth to boot!!!
And the State will take the guy who lost his job and can't afford $800+ per month for health insurance to court!
no st dick tracy

Albany, NY

#121 Nov 16, 2010
a bunch of addicts walking around your neighborhood
committing crimes of violence and stealing to support their habit

what you going to do

shoot them ?

or do you have a better solution?
Jim

United States

#122 Nov 16, 2010
no st dick tracy wrote:
a bunch of addicts walking around your neighborhood
committing crimes of violence and stealing to support their habit
what you going to do
shoot them ?
or do you have a better solution?
So, YOU believe that keeping them:
drugged, fed, housed, and amused
will keep them from supplementing their 'incomes' with petty crime?

Hahahahahahahahahahaha........ .hahahahahahahahaha.

When you have mice in your home,
do you try to feed them, and keep them comfortable so they won't chew though your walls, wires & sh!t everywhere?

Sorry,
but it just doesn't work like that.

Junkies WILL be supplementing their food stamps & SSI checks with crimes of opportunity,
what else do you think they have to do while you're busy at work?
no st dick tracy

Albany, NY

#123 Nov 16, 2010
Jim
Boston, MA

So what is your solution ?
How do you suppose to deal with the problem?
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby

Northville, NY

#124 Nov 16, 2010
The FairTax:

Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
Allows American products to compete fairly
Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
Abolishes the IRS

I had to quit drinking but I still have my prescription pain killers.
no st dick tracy

Albany, NY

#125 Nov 16, 2010
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby
Pittsfield, MA
Reply |Report Abuse|Judge it!|#1243 hrs ago

The FairTax:

Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
Allows American products to compete fairly
Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
Abolishes the IRS

I had to quit drinking but I still have my prescription pain killers.

**********

So All Funding shall come from The Fort Knox Fairy and The Billionaires who see The Three Gosts of Christmas ?

You are some kind of Tea Party Moron if you think stupid solutions from Franken-Palin will work>

Maybe The Scarecrow has an Extra Brain for you.
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby

Northville, NY

#127 Nov 16, 2010
no st dick tracy wrote:
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby
Pittsfield, MA
Reply |Report Abuse|Judge it!|#1243 hrs ago
The FairTax:
Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
Allows American products to compete fairly
Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
Abolishes the IRS
I had to quit drinking but I still have my prescription pain killers.
**********
So All Funding shall come from The Fort Knox Fairy and The Billionaires who see The Three Gosts of Christmas ?
You are some kind of Tea Party Moron if you think stupid solutions from Franken-Palin will work>
Maybe The Scarecrow has an Extra Brain for you.
You are so drunk you cannot even cut&paste correctly.

Now Go here and read, if you can:

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer

or look into a flat tax.

Fair is fair no matter what or who or where.
no st dick tracy

Albany, NY

#128 Nov 16, 2010
The Booby Mother is full of it.

All those whacko web sites amount to zilch.

There was a time, long ago, when a semblance of reality and credibility existed.

We Have a Good System in Place Now.

But we need more people voting and educating themselves in common sense.

Grass Roots is where booby mother lays down in her Utopian meadow and dreams up stupid solutions.
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby

Northville, NY

#129 Nov 16, 2010
no st dick tracy wrote:
The Booby Mother is full of it.
All those whacko web sites amount to zilch.
There was a time, long ago, when a semblance of reality and credibility existed.
We Have a Good System in Place Now.
But we need more people voting and educating themselves in common sense.
Grass Roots is where booby mother lays down in her Utopian meadow and dreams up stupid solutions.
Youv'e never heard of us. Code Pink, Bush is a killer. We run the World. Get in line boy. My son died in Iraq in the army inteligence service. Ask ramdam he knows.
Jim

Boston, MA

#130 Nov 16, 2010
no st dick tracy wrote:
Jim
Boston, MA
So what is your solution ?
How do you suppose to deal with the problem?
Honestly,
the problem is way too deep for a simple solution,
but I am going to try to answer your question.

First,
I can tell you that INCREASING the level of handouts being given out every year is heading in the wrong direction.

There HAS to be some incentive to work.

Pride in yourself, and self reliance were enough motivation for generations upon generations of Americans to go to work every day, earn a living, raise families, and create the high standard of living that we still enjoy.

But somehow, a non-working class has sprung up since then,
including many addicts (tho not all) for whom drug abuse is just a side effect of being a member of the non-working class.

They prove they are capable of getting off drugs when they go to jail (tho I realize drugs are available in prison),
but when they get out, there is no real incentive to work hard, and join those contributing to society.

Handouts pay their housing, allow reduced rates for utilities, Mass Health, free cell phones, etc etc etc.

Why in the world would they get off drugs, and have to deal with responsibility?

I will go to bat for the non-workers for a second,
and say the crappy economy, and illegals driving down salaries at the bottom of the pay scales in America, that they would normally seek, make the situation worse than ever.

Who is going to pay an ex-druggie, potentially ex-con a living wage to do a job that an illegal will do for 1/2 the price, and show up everyday?

I think the idle non-working class problem *can* be solved,
it would take a generation, or two to undo the harm that has been done (handouts & welfare isn't doing these people any favors).

Start exporting illegals right now. That will free up jobs and put a value on US Citizenship that it does not have right now.

Take the illegal's names, fingerprint them, put them on the list to come here legally, and deport them.

If they are later found back in the USA illegally,
they come off 'the list' and will never be allowed to become a citizen.
(illegals respect citizenship like the non-working class respects jobs, but that's a different problem).

Cut benefits to 'non-workers',
cut all the extra crap (a free gubermint cell phone is NOT a right),
allow some minimum standard of sponsored healthcare,
with the ability to buy-up to a better plan (= incentive to improve your situation).

Those that receive government housing:
have a minimum number of hours you MUST work (or volunteer) a month (if you are healthy enough for work) to be eligible for housing.

Allowing the non-working class to have idle hands is also not doing them any favors.

The last thing I will say is this 1/2 @ss plan of mine is directed at those who have gone the majority of their adult lives without working, and are content to live off the backs of others.

It is NOT directed at those who have worked their whole lives, and now find themselves out of work, collecting unemployment, and trying to get back on their feet.
These people have earned our support, and contributed to the system while they were working.

How did I do?
sher

United States

#131 Nov 16, 2010
How many of us are not native Americans mean we are all descendants of illegals so...SHUT IT !
Harold Mayo

Peabody, MA

#132 Nov 16, 2010
Just don't legalize drugs it will put me and Dr. Awbrey out of business
sher

United States

#133 Nov 16, 2010
titmouse wrote:
<quoted text>
so, someone like you could not become addicted...
because you have no brain
I did not let myself become addicted because of hte hangovers. Yucky feeling!
Harold Mayo

Peabody, MA

#134 Nov 16, 2010
I'm addicted to all drugs
Sharon-Mom-of-Bo bby

Northville, NY

#135 Nov 16, 2010
sher wrote:
How many of us are not native Americans mean we are all descendants of illegals so...SHUT IT !
How many of your 'type' raped killed tortured slaves. You know you did, or you father did.

Your hard earned US dollars at the Mohegan Sun will ease your mind. LBJ will show you the way.
Jim

Boston, MA

#136 Nov 16, 2010
sher wrote:
How many of us are not native Americans mean we are all descendants of illegals so...SHUT IT !
I guess none of any country's borders, or governments of the world mean anything to you,
since the Sovereignty of Nations, through conquest, or war is the legitimate, and accepted means most countries came into being.

BTW,
I am not a "descendant of illegals"
since my Italian, my Irish, my German, and my Czech great grandparents all observed the laws in place when they emigrated to the USA.
It involved being sponsored by Americans already living here, years of waiting, long lines when they got here, and assimilation to the American way of life once they arrived.

You should try it sometime.

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