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Old 01-18-2009, 11:08 PM
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Making the rich pay more taxes has never made sense to me... its the poor who cost the tax payers money...

Do the rich use the schools or roads or libraries or parks any more than the poor folks? Do the rich use the welfare system or other government aid programs? Are the rich kids getting free college? To penalize those who are financially successful and reward those who are not seems wrong.

I know this is completely backwards from the way we are trained to think but its something to think about. We have become what I call a "Robin Hood Government", steal from the rich and give to the poor.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:44 AM
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Heck, here in Nevada our wonderful governor wants the barely making it to foot the bill because he wants to stand by his "no new taxes" bs. He has proposed an across the board salary cut of 6% for teachers and state workers and as usual gaming and mining are not being touched. And he wonders why he was voted the worst governor in the U.S.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:57 AM
Location: LEAVING CD
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Wawagners, you might want to rethink the Whitefish idea. They've become the uberliberal city of the valley passing laws and regulations as well as taxes that could very well impact your buisness in a negative way either now or in the future.
If I remember right you want to house/raise dogs. No matter where you move I'd be sure it's in the county not a city or the donut area and far enough out in the county that it won't be annexed anytime soon. If you move into a city controlled area (or real near one) it's very easy for them to get a wild hair and enact some law to make life very hard for you which is way less likely in the county.
We learned that lesson living in Columbia Falls but not the city. We got annexed and all of a sudden we had tons of new restrictions, our taxes doubled and for that we got zip in new services or benefit other than being able to complain at the city council meetings. Whoopeee!
We now live out in the county with lower taxes and are pretty much left alone.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:35 PM
Location: Bellville, TX
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That's what we want. To live out in the country and be left alone.:-)
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