created by: CitizenTopix | Oct 11, 2010

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VA Property Tax Exemption for Veterans, Question 2

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Petsound wrote:
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You're calling me a dummy for my belief? That's an unintelligent way to argue, and you deserve to have your IP banned. I'm sick of people like you.
I don't believe anyone OUT of the military, disabled or not, should get their taxes exempted. If you're inactive, to me, that's OUT.
I'm sorry I called you a Dummy. You are not dumb you are crazy. That's why you can't join the military. You know nothing because you can not carry out a reasonable conversation. You must be a communist who wants to banned an IP. BTW, IP stands for I'm pissed(IP).
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old vet wrote:
disabled military vets drawing 100% can afford to pay their taxes.
How the hell do you know that? Taxes keep going up and for the second year in a row they will not get a COLA. That's Cost of Living Increase. 100% diable veterans receive money from the VA which is under the poverty level. Come on lay on me if you can. You should be down on your knees thanking veterans that are still alive that gave you the freedom to talk like an A-hole without going to prison.

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Petsound wrote:
No. I don't kiss veteran's asses. Once they're retired from the military, they're normal citizens. I would gladly support people IN service having their taxes exempted, but not ones OUT of service.
What part of total and service connected disability did you miss may I ask?
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greg in central va wrote:
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What part of total and service connected disability did you miss may I ask?
This person "Petsound" is just a prick. They equate a job serving our country to any other job. What the jackass doesn't realize is that we would not be enjoying our freedom as we know it today, if it were not for our armed forces vets.

I say YES- the taxation reward for the vets would be outstanding!!

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I'll vote yes.
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Even though the ballot question states "or surviving spouses", military widows have been told that they will be left out if their husbands are already dead...So it appears we are voting to exempt disabled veterans or their surviving spouses but it seems this may not be the case....An injustice in need of correction.
Been there done that

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Service Connected means the veteran's disability is directly connected to his or her service,or in the line of duty. can you really put a price on pain or suffering. 100% disability means you are totally and permenently disabled.Vote YES on the tax exemption !!!!
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This one I'll vote Yes on. Good proposal and our veterans deserve more than our country gives them. True American Heros!
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As a retired member of the armed services, relieving their tax obligations does nothing for their uncovered medical treatments. Voting yes for this part of the bill sounds good but what are they forfeiting? And is their home paid for? I can see the Veterans Affairs office limiting their 100%'s already.....

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greg in central va wrote:
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What part of total and service connected disability did you miss may I ask?
You haven't read my posts, have you?

I don't care: They don't deserve a tax exemption. They can have all limbs removed from battle, and I would not care.
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People ignore this person. It's probably is just a little kid trying to get attention. Please don't respond to this person anymore.

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No. Same reasoning as I used on the other question. I entered the military because I love my country, and the liberty, freedoms and equality of opportunity I felt were worth protecting. I was not drafted, and no one twisted my arm. I made this decision of my own free will. Should I become disabled in the line of duty, I would expect no more from my country than the disability pension my injuries merited and the thanks of a grateful nation. I would be a hypocrite if I felt in addition to this, I deserved special tax breaks.
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I'm undecided. It sounds nice to give them some extra help and I don't mean to sound selfish but don't they get a lot of breaks as it is? I know I'll get tons of bad "judges" for this but I just feel like they get enough help as it is. Disabled vets' children get huge breaks for college tuition and other expenses (i know this first-hand because when i went to college some of my friends got lots of financial help because a parent was a veteran). The vets and their family get healthcare and a lot of other discounts about everywhere they go.

I have to agree with Mr. Curtin, many vets chose this career themselves and with that comes risks. If vets get tax-free then why can't disabled cops and correctional officers? I know some of you will come up with "they fight for our rights and freedoms, cops didn't, they just enforce the law that the vets secured for us..blah blah"

Anyways, everyone is going to vote how they want so I don't want to get into a big p*ssing contest on topix about it, but I'm sort of leaning more towards No for this, simply because they already get a lot of help and breaks in life. A man and wife working non-military jobs and paying for insurance out of pocket, while trying to send a kid to college has it a lot harder (financially) than a disabled vet. Just my personal opinion (which is what topix is for!)

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I understand. My nephew took a job out in Oregon for a couple of years. About a year before he moved back to Virginia, he bought a new truck. When he moved back to Virginia, they charged him *sales* tax on his truck, in order to register the vehicle here.
How the "H" can Virginia enforce a sales tax on a transaction that did not happen here, and did not involve a Virginia resident?
That is just seriously wrong!
I did taxes for my brother for several years when he worked in 4 states and learned a LOT from that. All your nephew should have had to pay was ANY difference in the two states sales tax that favored Va. i.e. Oregon 4% Va 6% would make him liable for 2%. NO REFUND if it was the other way however. Remind me to tell you the rest of the stories sometime :)
Levi

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Petsound: You must be young. I did not join, I as drafted. I bet you voted for Obama.

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Levi wrote:
Petsound: You must be young. I did not join, I as drafted. I bet you voted for Obama.
No, I didn't, Levi. I'm not a Democrat or Republican.

I don't care if you were drafted: I don't support it.

None of you guys have valid arguments against mine, do you? You're saying, "Ignore him!" or "He must be a young!" Yeah, that would win any argument... Go read your funny papers.
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aqua wrote:
I'm undecided. It sounds nice to give them some extra help and I don't mean to sound selfish but don't they get a lot of breaks as it is? I know I'll get tons of bad "judges" for this but I just feel like they get enough help as it is. Disabled vets' children get huge breaks for college tuition and other expenses (i know this first-hand because when i went to college some of my friends got lots of financial help because a parent was a veteran). The vets and their family get healthcare and a lot of other discounts about everywhere they go.
I have to agree with Mr. Curtin, many vets chose this career themselves and with that comes risks. If vets get tax-free then why can't disabled cops and correctional officers? I know some of you will come up with "they fight for our rights and freedoms, cops didn't, they just enforce the law that the vets secured for us..blah blah"
Anyways, everyone is going to vote how they want so I don't want to get into a big p*ssing contest on topix about it, but I'm sort of leaning more towards No for this, simply because they already get a lot of help and breaks in life. A man and wife working non-military jobs and paying for insurance out of pocket, while trying to send a kid to college has it a lot harder (financially) than a disabled vet. Just my personal opinion (which is what topix is for!)
Not so! You are totally misinformed. Vets have to pay for their care according to their income or their percentage of disability. If you retire from the service you have health care, but most veterans don't retire. A lot were drafted, they pull their time and get out. They are still veterans. My son is a veteran of 8 years service to his country. He doesn't get his health care free. His daughter started college this fall, he and his wife are paying for her tuition. She is also working part time to help pay. My husband was in the military for 7 years, we payed for our childrens tuition in college. Not all veterans get what they deserve. Try the Vietnam Veterans. They came back home, couldn't get a job, most had a lot of health and mental problems which they have never been compensated for, nor ever will. Most were drafted and didn't want to go, but they went when their country called. Over 50,000 died and thousands are unaccounted for. They slept in tents for a year or more. They communicated with their families by letter. At least the man and wife you speak of can enjoy a day off every once in a while, and don't have to dodge bullits for a living. If men and women didn't enlist, the draft would be enforced again, and you or your husband might have had to go, or would you run to Canada like a lot of chickens did? People like you make me sick!

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"I don't care: They don't deserve a tax exemption. They can have all limbs removed from battle, and I would not care" @Petsound

Try living in Iran and just say something bad about the President, you and your family would be killed for it. A lot of good men and women gave their life so you can voice what you think. The VA is in very bad shape right now and as far as what a disabled Vet gets every month, I know one man who was wounded in Vietnam. He gets $1,300 a month.
I served during the first Gulf war and never got hurt, came back home to do my duty serving the people where I live.
I don't get anything for my service and don't think I should. Hell, the number of people that even said thank you to me I could count on one hand. The service men and women who were wounded should get this tax break for the price they have paid. It is people like you that love the freedom to spew hate but could care less how you got that freedom. Like I said, go trying living in a country where what you say could cost you and your family their lifes.
I was proud to serve this country that I love so much and I am very thankful for those who served before me and after. There is a lot more that should be done for the ones who come home broken.
I just for the life of me cannot understand the hate in this country now. If I lived there now I would vote yes.
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Mark me down as a YES.
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