There ought to be a law.......

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:27 pm

Thier ought to be a law that ensures folks with small property (like 1 acre) doesnt have to pay as much land taxes as those folks with 40+ acres!
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PostBy: rberq On: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm

anthony7812 wrote:There ought to be a law that ensures folks with small property (like 1 acre) doesn't have to pay as much land taxes as those folks with 40+ acres!

True. :x Our town used to have a tax formula that only valued a house by square feet and type of construction, so my ancient crumbling plaster uninsulated dungeon-cellar house was "worth" just as much as a brand new one of the same size with concrete foundation and all the best and newest features. Also valued any buildable lot the same for the first acre or two, regardless whether it sat on a bog or at the edge of the golf course, and assigned very low value to additional acreage. Now, in theory, taxable value is market value -- much fairer.
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PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:49 pm

There ought to be a law stating that our elected officials swear to uphold and defend the Constitution. :idea: ;)
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:58 pm

samhill wrote:Got no problem at all with that one Flyer except I'd like to see it for everyone with no exceptions as to how it's earned, income should be income & since Corporations are people they should be taxed as well.
If I take money out of a IRA based on the stock market or anything else I get taxed but if the big players base their accounts off shore & call it by another name it's tax free, if your living off of it then it should be taxed & then if spread around equally we could all be taxed at lower rates.



Most corporations don't enjoy the tax loopholes people believe they do. We are a corporation and I can tell you we pay over 30% on all profit. People think a business loan is a write off, it is not you pay tax on the amount paid because it is considered equity earned and profit. The only deduction is the interest. A majority of corporations are small just like us. The big guys like GE are the few that get away with the loopholes but there are not that many who can. I had a neighbor say that my vehicles are write offs. Wrong. I get a kick out of all the things people think are write offs for business. Fact is unless you can afford to hire a law firm of tax attorneys you won't get away with not paying your share in taxes.
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PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:45 am

Don't argue with that Flyer, little Corporations are just like the average man, stuck in the middle being the support of both ends. Just like my business, I made out better after I went out & sold most of the assets than I ever made but I was small & self owned & didn't have to pay any shareholders.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:11 am

You should be able to buy more than $49 worth of gas when using a bank card. :mad:
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PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:41 am

I can do it on the other end of the state Richard as well as Ohio, being on the line gives me the advantage of buying where ever it's less (normally Ohio) but it does change.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:29 am

As I understand it the gas station can set what limit they want but the bank or CC company is only going to cover X amount of dollars for fraudulent purposes.

As I recall a few years back they were taking normal cars and putting big fuel tanks in them, take the stolen card and fill it up with hundreds of dollars of gas.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:44 pm

In MA your required to swipe your card again after $75. When gas is $4 a gallon, who the hell can fill a tank for less than $75 besides Prius and econobox drivers? :roll:
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PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:15 am

Ought to be a law that says in order to make a new law, you must delete an old law.
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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:45 am

Freddy wrote:Ought to be a law that says in order to make a new law, you must delete an old law.


:clap:
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PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:30 am

There ought to be some type of limit on profit instead of whatever the market will allow. The bottom igniter on our stove quit getting hot enough to open the gas valve so no oven. I busted my butt taking it all apart & checking it out & removing it (only have one good arm currently). Took it to the local appliance dealer & asked for a price to put in a new one or at least buy one & put in myself. I had checked online & could get one for under $20, they gave me a price of $76 for the part & $190 for them to install, mind you the out part is done, then when asked where I live added another $20. Needless to say the part is in the oven works & I managed not to hurt my arm much. I can see paying more & all as they are in business to make money but how much off of one job that's already half done? :mad: I feel sorry for those people that can't do for themselves.
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PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:28 am

samhill wrote:There ought to be some type of limit on profit instead of whatever the market will allow. The bottom igniter on our stove quit getting hot enough to open the gas valve so no oven. I busted my butt taking it all apart & checking it out & removing it (only have one good arm currently). Took it to the local appliance dealer & asked for a price to put in a new one or at least buy one & put in myself. I had checked online & could get one for under $20, they gave me a price of $76 for the part & $190 for them to install, mind you the out part is done, then when asked where I live added another $20. Needless to say the part is in the oven works & I managed not to hurt my arm much. I can see paying more & all as they are in business to make money but how much off of one job that's already half done? :mad: I feel sorry for those people that can't do for themselves.

That's why things are evolving to not fix anything but throw away and buy new. Where that does not work like medical care the charges get really outrageous. It's a shame because years ago many made a living fixing things rather than have them junked. With government having its hand in the pocket of business at every turn the cost of sending out a repairman is high and I don't think he will be driving a Mercedes. It's just incredible what winds up in the dump with lots of life left. Good for people that are handy like most in this forum except for the tendency to drag home what you don't really need.
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Re: There ought to be a law.......

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:30 pm

Freddy wrote:Ought to be a law that says in order to make a new law, you must delete an old law.


LOL, true. Maybe delete two. :D
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PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:46 pm

samhill wrote:There ought to be some type of limit on profit instead of whatever the market will allow.

Profiteering, I think it is called. Consumer Reports says it can cost from $50 to $650 to get a new ignition key for a car, if you lose yours. Weren't there anti-profiteering laws during WWII?
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