Washington's insane tax obsession

Washington's insane tax obsession

There are 140 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 4, 2013, titled Washington's insane tax obsession. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The budget deal that Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are discussing includes new revenue.

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“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#120 Dec 16, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Another cheap snipe....That attitude is why the tours are as close as republicans will get to the White House......Got any facts?.....
are you really that ignorant of history?
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#121 Dec 16, 2013
If there were job openings we would not have unemployment at over 7%. You people are so nave.. You are too stupid to have the vote.
yukkagal

New Kensington, PA

#122 Dec 17, 2013
youtube.com/watch... life goes on

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#123 Dec 17, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
stop sending gas taxes to Washington, they don't maintain or build roads, the states do. don't you get around on your grandpa's Unicycle?
Actually unicycles don't do well in the snow, but I did just get back from my morning bike ride- even though it's 15 degrees and snowing.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#124 Dec 17, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
If there were job openings we would not have unemployment at over 7%. You people are so nave.. You are too stupid to have the vote.
Check the "help wanted" section; there are millions of job openings nationwide.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#125 Dec 17, 2013
Millions huh? Not in Chicago, and surrounding counties. Again if there were millions of job openings we wouldn't have unemployment higher then 7% for five years straight. Even the mentally challenged can figure that out.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#126 Dec 17, 2013
Or maybe, just maybe we have made the unemployed so comfortable with their laying around, they really won't choose to work any more. Yes, that must be it. I rather believe you are lying about the millions of jobs.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#127 Dec 17, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Millions huh? Not in Chicago, and surrounding counties. Again if there were millions of job openings we wouldn't have unemployment higher then 7% for five years straight. Even the mentally challenged can figure that out.
JOB OPENINGS REACH A FIVE-YEAR HIGH.....AP(12-11-13).....Buy a newspaper and at least be, partially informed.....Hope Santa brings you ......A CLUE.......

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#128 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Check the "help wanted" section; there are millions of job openings nationwide.
She's a bit like picking on the short bus kids......only one, ever kicked outta the Tea Party...lol...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#129 Dec 17, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Millions huh? Not in Chicago, and surrounding counties. Again if there were millions of job openings we wouldn't have unemployment higher then 7% for five years straight. Even the mentally challenged can figure that out.
What part of "nationwide" didn't you comprehend?

That's a big reason all those jobs are available inspite of the high unemployment- too many are too stupid or lack the skills to qualify for the job.

Also, many are just plain lazy and choose to receive their unemployment welfare checks instead of getting a job. Why work for 40 hrs a week when the govt will pay you almost as much just to sit on your ass drinking beer & watching tv.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#130 Dec 17, 2013
The stupid ones were educated by those incompetent Union Teachers. It was done on purpose so the Democrats would have so many more lo info voters. Now since the Government isn't giving them everything they want they will sit home to spite the plantation operators. The poor dumb gimmee, gimmee people are as tired of being lied to as the other people.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#131 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually unicycles don't do well in the snow, but I did just get back from my morning bike ride- even though it's 15 degrees and snowing.
good for you, those of us with cars need more room on the roads.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#132 Dec 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Another cheap snipe....That attitude is why the tours are as close as republicans will get to the White House......Got any facts?.....
dems have only occupied the WH for 17 of the last 45 years, did your school skip history?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#133 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
What part of "nationwide" didn't you comprehend?
That's a big reason all those jobs are available inspite of the high unemployment- too many are too stupid or lack the skills to qualify for the job.
Also, many are just plain lazy and choose to receive their unemployment welfare checks instead of getting a job. Why work for 40 hrs a week when the govt will pay you almost as much just to sit on your ass drinking beer & watching tv.
democrats all, republicans are ambitious and make something of their lives.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#134 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
My point exactly.
The gas tax is a perfect example of a use tax.
So is a mileage tax.
So are toll roads.
All 3 should be used in combination to finance our roads.
how would a mileage tax differ from the gas tax? when will greedy, obnoxious bikers start paying their share?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#135 Dec 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Check the "help wanted" section; there are millions of job openings nationwide.
In the Denver Post barely a page. When Reagan was president there was 13 pages worth. Why isn't the food stamps crowd decreasing?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#136 Dec 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> JOB OPENINGS REACH A FIVE-YEAR HIGH.....AP(12-11-13).....Buy a newspaper and at least be, partially informed.....Hope Santa brings you ......A CLUE.......
barely 1 page in the Denver Post, you appear to be confused.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#137 Dec 18, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
dems have only occupied the WH for 17 of the last 45 years, did your school skip history?
At this time, the past is all the GOPers have......

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#138 Dec 18, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
how would a mileage tax differ from the gas tax? when will greedy, obnoxious bikers start paying their share?
Try google- it can explain the difference for you.

A big difference is a mileage tax would be imposed by the state, and all the money generated would be used within the state.

A mileage tax also allows the state to collect money from those who live close to a border and buy their gas cheaper in the next state but drive primarily in their state of residence.

When not driving, I still pay local property & sales taxes, of which a portion goes to road maintenance.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#139 Dec 18, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
In the Denver Post barely a page. When Reagan was president there was 13 pages worth. Why isn't the food stamps crowd decreasing?
Try googling employment services if you can't find a job in the local paper.

The food stamp crowd isn't decreasing because we keep giving them free money.

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