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Hampton, VA

Dismal Swamp=bears, bobcats,weasels,rodents,lung cancer

Do you think they know exactly how to put the fire out in an hour or so but they are holding off for money or political reasons?  (Aug 17, 2011 | post #2)

Hampton, VA

Debt Ceiling - Hampton, VA

So you suggest penalizing private business owners in a free market to force them to stay in the US and raise wages. Good luck with that commrad  (Jul 29, 2011 | post #18)

Hampton, VA

Debt Ceiling - Hampton, VA

I don't believe you should use taxation as a weapon in class warfare but I believe if everyone paid an equal share it would get us headed in the right direction. I also think we should raise taxes on the business owners not the businesses. It would motivate the owners to re-invest in their business and help grow the economy rather than take all the profit at the end of the year as a bonus.A business man would put money into the business rather than pay taxes on it if that were his only shelter. It is clearly time to revamp the tax code and make it easier and more fair for everyone. We all have a stake in this so we should all be involved in making it right.  (Jul 28, 2011 | post #16)

Hampton, VA

Debt Ceiling - Hampton, VA

I don't completely disagree but in order to to reduce our debit and get our economy back on track there has to be comprimise. We need spending cuts along with tax increases. those increases can be smaller if they are spread across the board. We may need to increase taxes on businesses, but we need to get income tax fair across the board first. Taxes on indiviual income at the higher end need to go up more while business taxes need to see a smaller increase. Someone that works for a company that takes a government bailout and gets a huge bonus should see a fair amount of taxes on that bonus. If you are making $125,000 per month you should pay at the same rate as someone who who makes $125,000 a year without all the tax loophole they enjoy now. The value of the dollar effects them as much as it does anyone else if not more, so their burden should be the same as anyone else.  (Jul 26, 2011 | post #9)

Hampton, VA

Debt Ceiling - Hampton, VA

If a business owner is successful and see that a $50,000 investment can pay back $75,000 he will not hold bcak that investment if it is going to cost him $5000 in taxes. A profit is a profit and that is how they got rich in the first place. No one is saying tax them till they are broke. They are saying if you are making a $900,000 a year can't you live one $600,000? Because if I make $60,000 a year I have to live on $40,000. Why should my tax rate be higher if I make less money? Also a business investment is a tax write off. I am not talking about taxing businesses more I am talking about taxing individuals more. A business owner will be more inclined to invest in his business if it is a tax shelter for his income. SO higher taxes on the rich could create jobs, because the profit of the business will go back into the business at the end of the year rather than paid out as a bonus to the owner.  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #4)

Hampton, VA

Debt Ceiling - Hampton, VA

The paymaster is out for profit just like anyone else. They are not going to close a profitable business just because their taxes go up 5%. No one that is making money is going to say if my taxes go up I will just quit making money and go broke.  (Jul 23, 2011 | post #2)

Hampton, VA

Marijuana should be legal in Virginia

The problem is if it is put to a referendum the stoners will forget to go vote yes, just like they did I Califorinia  (May 19, 2011 | post #79)

Hampton, VA

Jim Moran disrepecting a Veteran

I agree and it is not a single party problem. At this point there is only one party in Washington the lobbist and while tempers are running high the entire country is not doing it self any good by going to town hall meetings and press conferences and acting like the cast of a MTV reality show. This country is in desperate need of civility and decorum at least in public.  (Apr 16, 2011 | post #11)

Hampton, VA

Jim Moran disrepecting a Veteran

He was answering, he was not in congress because the republicans had closed congress so they could go out and hold press confrences about demacrats being at fault. I don't disagree with the gentelman's initial statement but he was not interrupted while he spoke and he should have shown the same respect while Moran was speaking. It doesn't help your case if you call someone out for being an ass and then acting like an ass your self.  (Apr 16, 2011 | post #9)

Hampton, VA

Gramerical (sp?)

Ironic  (Apr 13, 2011 | post #4)

Hampton, VA

Jim Moran disrepecting a Veteran

Even as a veteran he should extend the same level of respect he was given. Moran did not interrupt him while he was speaking, he should have let Moran say his piece. He should have shut up and sat down.  (Apr 13, 2011 | post #4)

Hampton, VA

Nuclear Power - Hampton, VA

I don't disagree that we should be energy independant. But nuclear energy doesn't get us closer to that. As for the "carbon foot print" they always scream about the pollution created from burning certain fuels but they never mention the equipment that is in place to clean the plant exhaust before it reaches the atmosphere so nearly all of that pollution is removed.  (Apr 4, 2011 | post #10)

Hampton, VA

Nuclear Power - Hampton, VA

We are suppling the coal and natural gas that generates the power used in refineries now. But those refineries are processing improted oil and nuclear energy won't change that. We are also producing mathane in landfills that can be used to generate power and it is being flared off to the atmosphere in most landfills and producing nothing.  (Apr 4, 2011 | post #8)

Hampton, VA

Nuclear Power - Hampton, VA

sorry dependance  (Apr 2, 2011 | post #6)

Hampton, VA

Nuclear Power - Hampton, VA

How does nuclear energy reduce our dependants on foreign resources? We don't import coal or natural gas.  (Apr 2, 2011 | post #5)

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