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Old 01-13-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Winterfall8324 View Post
Of course they do. Communities original had there own needs that community institutions provided for. Now supporting high scale investment, state infrastructure, changing the culture of a locally for corporate wealth.

Just look at the Amazon hq2 and all the localities vying for it with tax breaks.
Supporting HQ2 was in the interest of the community as it brought jobs to the area.

There was a time when we didn't have electricity or indoor plumbing, doesn't mean we'd be better off going back to that way of living.

 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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Why would we want to become a 3rd world country? Keep investing in innovation, economics, and the environment. It provides us with jobs, and also a way to save.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I think we should tax everything at 90% and have the govt. decide what you should do for a living.

Great thread!!
That is exactly what the OP is suggesting, only problem is, it's been tried and it's failed.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Supporting HQ2 was in the interest of the community as it brought jobs to the area.

There was a time when we didn't have electricity or indoor plumbing, doesn't mean we'd be better off going back to that way of living.
No itís not, it helps increase economic activity and state revenue, but it makes workers reliant on an employer who doesnít have there interests in mind, it closes down local competition, at it raises real estate value for everyone else who cannot afford it.

And electric infrastructure and plumbing can be handled by local cooperatives like in Nebraska, lower corporate investment and economic activity does not mean going backwards in terms of technological advances.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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That is exactly what the OP is suggesting, only problem is, it's been tried and it's failed.
I donít want a command economy.

Raising CGT will lower state revenue and corporate power.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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No itís not, it helps increase economic activity and state revenue, but it makes workers reliant on an employer who doesnít have there interests in mind, it closes down local competition, at it raises real estate value for everyone else who cannot afford it.

And electric infrastructure and plumbing can be handled by local cooperatives like in Nebraska, lower corporate investment and economic activity does not mean going backwards in terms of technological advances.
Please learn the difference between there, their and they're. Your ideas are dumb enough without the rampant misuse of words.

It provides jobs and economic activity to the community that didn't exist before.

The structure your proposing would set the standard of living in the United States back decades.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I donít want a command economy.

Raising CGT will lower state revenue and corporate power.
Well let's just say you and I are on opposite sides of this issue. I have been trading stocks for 25 years. You win some, you lose some, but you keep on fighting. The government already takes enough from me. And I don't mind paying a reasonable capital gains tax. But 90% - I'll find something else to do. You will crash the economy if you try this.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Please learn the difference between there, their and they're. Your ideas are dumb enough without the rampant misuse of words.

It provides jobs and economic activity to the community that didn't exist before.

The structure your proposing would set the standard of living in the United States back decades.
I know the difference, I just type fast and am prone to mistakes. Iím trying to slow down and reread my posts before submitting.

And economic activity is not always a good thing, state planners like it because it increases tax revenue, but it does not provide for a freer and happier society.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:41 AM
 
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and am prone to mistakes.
First thing you've said I agree with.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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First thing you've said I agree with.
In terms of typing, not on the current discussion weíre having.
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