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John Galt

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Ron wrote:
One that supports Pa. HB 1776 and puts it into law .
%1 tax on everything and everybody .
Expanding the sales tax to services will drive major firms engaged in services such as law, engineering, and accounting out of the state, along with many high-paying jobs. This tax would make such firms non-competitive with other states.

This bill is a disaster.
Colin P

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In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos during ABC’s special inauguration day coverage this morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell lashed out at people in the Republican Party who spent the last four years spreading “birther nonsense” and other “things that demonize the president,” calling on GOP leaders to denounce such talk — publicly.

“Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I’ve been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don’t see the senior leadership of the party say,‘No, that’s wrong.’ In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they’re encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff.
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RepublicansFail wrote:
If you want to go with the taxes going up argument, fine, let's talk about what tax that was that went up... the Payroll tax. The stimulus from a few years ago instituted a payroll tax holiday... it was never intended that it stay permanent. The expiration of the payroll tax holiday does what? Causes taxes to go up, yes. Meaning smaller paychecks, yes. For what? Consider what the payroll tax is used for... Social Security... which everyone except nut jobs is in favor of. Moral of the story... social security has to be funded... and being defunded for the past few years was quite enough. We aren't at a near depression anymore. People favor social security, so the tax holiday was ended. Everyone knew this, and this is not a surprise at all. Even the most liberal senators were in favor of this. If you didn't know this was going to happen, then you either don't follow the news or you don't know what you're talking about.
The SS tax holiday should've never happened.

The government has been using it as a piggy bank since LBJ.

Why do illegals get it?

The $110k cap should be raised considerably.
John Galt

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Why don't you dump those stupid idiotic state stores along with about 4,000 worthless overpaid public sector union pigs.
Absolutely a good idea.

Problem is that the system is protected by an unholy coalition of religious extremists opposed to alcohol and a state liquor store clerk union dedicated to preserving their overpaid positions. Some of the most "conservative" born-again Republicans are protecting the union.

So we just drive to Delaware.
John Galt

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RepublicansFail wrote:
12 years of the Bush tax cuts for all the job creators... and look at all the jobs we've gotten in return from those blessed job creators!!!! Oh yeah... maybe tax cuts tax cuts tax cuts is a load of bunk... actually not maybe... it is bunk. Experiment over. Let the tea party continue flying off the handle... you crazy people entertain us... and make us sad that our education system so clearly failed you... or your parents did. Probably the latter.
Obama and the Democrats extended the Bush tax rates.
Colin P

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RepublicansFail wrote:
If you want to go with the taxes going up argument, fine, let's talk about what tax that was that went up... the Payroll tax. The stimulus from a few years ago instituted a payroll tax holiday... it was never intended that it stay permanent. The expiration of the payroll tax holiday does what? Causes taxes to go up, yes. Meaning smaller paychecks, yes. For what? Consider what the payroll tax is used for... Social Security... which everyone except nut jobs is in favor of. Moral of the story... social security has to be funded... and being defunded for the past few years was quite enough. We aren't at a near depression anymore. People favor social security, so the tax holiday was ended. Everyone knew this, and this is not a surprise at all. Even the most liberal senators were in favor of this. If you didn't know this was going to happen, then you either don't follow the news or you don't know what you're talking about.
Did we have money for the 2 wars and the 2 tax cuts under Bush and the Part D Medicare prescription drug plan? NOPE!

If you dont know what you're talking about,follow it up on FOX news for the lastest and unbiased news .........* snickers*
John Galt

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
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The decrease in social security contributions (FICA, the Federal Insurance Contribution Act is not a tax, it's a contribution) was simply a way to pay off people who don't pay federal income tax...nothing more and nothing less. It did nothing to improve the economy, on only made SS that much closer to insolvency.
It was a payoff to Obama voters, as was the so-called "stimulus". Did you notice that the unemployment rate is pretty much the same since he took office the first time?
Who's the liar?
No, unfortunately.

Social Security is a tax, not a contribution. Paying the tax funds current benefits and does not give the payer any right to any future benefits.
John Galt

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Funny wrote:
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The $110k cap should be raised considerably.
Only if the limit on benefits is also increased.
RepublicansFail

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
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The decrease in social security contributions (FICA, the Federal Insurance Contribution Act is not a tax, it's a contribution) was simply a way to pay off people who don't pay federal income tax...nothing more and nothing less. It did nothing to improve the economy, on only made SS that much closer to insolvency.
It was a payoff to Obama voters, as was the so-called "stimulus". Did you notice that the unemployment rate is pretty much the same since he took office the first time?
Who's the liar?
Wrong, the payroll tax holiday benefited everyone, because everyone pays it. And yeah, that includes those who pay no federal income tax... who are incredibly poor. Your assertion that it did nothing to improve the economy is only opinion, and you have no data to say that's the case. In truth, it's impossible to say any one rate or amount improved the economy. In fact, it doesn't matter anyways. All that matters is the entire package... which did improve the economy and kept us away from massive depression. And quite right, the unemployment rate is about the same. Unfortunately for you, this fact is totally unavailing because your scope creates a straw man. But let's talk unemployment. Take a look at unemployment in the summer of 2007... and follow the trend up through the time Obama took office. Guess the trend? That's right... massive explosion of unemployment. It went from 4.6 to 7.8 before Obama took office. The trend continued because guess what... the president can't command the economy at a whim, despite your right wing crap that he's a socialist (look it up because I don't think you guys know what that even is). So it went up 3.2 points in a year and a half about... after Obama took office did this trend continue? No... within the first 6 months the trend continued up to 9.8, yes... as in continuing its preexisting trend. But within 4 years brought it back down. He did this, I will remind you, with Republicans obstructing his efforts at every chance. The economy would likely be much better even today if it wasn't for tea party obstructionists. But crazy people pull the strings in the house. In any case, you get my point.:)
lou schwartz

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/01/15/china-jeeps-fiat-ch rysler-gac_n_2481642.html
Does anyone remember how the media howled when Governor Romney said that there was a plan to manufacture Jeeps in China?
PolitiFact named it "The Lie of the Year"
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/1...
This is how the media dragged this guy across the finish line in the elction.
It stated that Chrysler/Jeep was moving all jeep production to China which is WRONG. They are setting up a separate manufacturing in China for models to be sold in China and not the US. Given that Romney was implying that the auto workers were going to lose their jobs when in fact they were not, that makes the difference. Romney lied.
HR Block

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John Galt wrote:
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Obama and the Democrats extended the Bush tax rates.
Yes ( and GOP agreed with him ) and Obama wanted to raise tax rates on the rich which the GOP declined over and over and over for years for people making over 250K
John Galt

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HR Block wrote:
<quoted text>Yes ( and GOP agreed with him ) and Obama wanted to raise tax rates on the rich which the GOP declined over and over and over for years for people making over 250K
$250K per year is hardly "rich."
John Galt

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
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It was sold as a contribution, the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. I understand that the Obamacare Individaul Mandate was also not promoted as a tax until it actually turned out to be a tax.
Con men and politicians often lie.
HR Block

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A worker who grosses $50,000 a year will take home $1,000 less.

Now..........If that worker is married and the wife is a stay home Mom with one child he gets back that $1,000.00 plus another $450.00 for spouse and child deduction for a grand total of $1450. Look at your 1040 form.

Consider it a small savings plan. Dont count interest, which is almost at zero with your savings account or CD's in a years time.
lou schwartz

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John Galt wrote:
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No, unfortunately.
Social Security is a tax, not a contribution. Paying the tax funds current benefits and does not give the payer any right to any future benefits.
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is a contribution and a tax.
lou schwartz

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
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Where do they currently manufacture the Jeeps that are sold in China?
They make them in the USA.
Will they still need to make Jeeps in the USA for the Chinese market?
Why do people like you always add two plus two and come up with five?
Quit spinning your tires, Romney lied.
John Galt

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Thurlow Weed wrote:
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Where do they currently manufacture the Jeeps that are sold in China?
They make them in the USA.
Will they still need to make Jeeps in the USA for the Chinese market?
Why do people like you always add two plus two and come up with five?
Once Fiat finds that they can make Jeeps at lower cost in China, they will begin exporting Jeeps to the US.
John Galt

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lou schwartz wrote:
<quoted text>Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is a contribution and a tax.
No, just a tax.

You have no account and no vested interest.

Congress could cancel the program tomorrow.
Great Day

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MLK Day and the second inauguration of President Obama, it doesn't get much better!
Mutt R

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John Galt wrote:
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$250K per year is hardly "rich."
You're right as Romney once said that 200K-250K are middle class
Anyone making below 200K are moochers...

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