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Old 05-05-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Read it last night. I haven't yet replied to that thread, but I might wade in. Back in Grad school, I had to read and discuss a study regarding the values of working class parents versus "others". Got into an argument with the Prof because IMO, the study and the results were presented as if one set of values was better than the other. Coming from a working class family, it really p****d me off!

Regarding its relation to retirement? Well, that depends. Someone who comes from a true working class background is less likely to obsess about having "enough" funds to support his or her retirement. You just "make do".
I wonder about that. Perhaps it is because of what you mean by from. To me who came from a working class background and no longer am I find folks very focused on retirement and having enough or more. I think we value the outcomes we have and are focused on securing them. It is the children of those who have moved up who might be taking their standing for granted

 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Now I've heard it all in terms of taxes. Retirees, beware.

My Maryland sister just called, furious about this: Roof, patio, driveway, any surface that does not absorb rain, you will be taxed. I get it about the environment, but

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/rain-tax-...land-residents
 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Well, NEG, keep that a secret. MN is now has the 7th highest tax burden and the geniuses are now in session drumming up new ways to tax us. When they're done, I'm sure we'll have the 5th (at least) highest tax burden. I'm out of here.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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Now I've heard it all in terms of taxes. Retirees, beware.

My Maryland sister just called, furious about this: Roof, patio, driveway, any surface that does not absorb rain, you will be taxed. I get it about the environment, but

‘Rain tax’ soaks Maryland residents
EPA told the state they as to clean up the Cheasapeke Bay Estuary so this is fundraising to pay for it.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well, NEG, keep that a secret. MN is now has the 7th highest tax burden and the geniuses are now in session drumming up new ways to tax us. When they're done, I'm sure we'll have the 5th (at least) highest tax burden. I'm out of here.
You'll get the snow tax.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Changes in weather patterns are going to create a lot of problems that will be costly to abate if even possible.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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Changes in weather patterns are going to create a lot of problems that will be costly to abate if even possible.
Virginia voted down the rain tax.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You'll get the snow tax.
shhhhhhhhhh!!!! I wouldn't put it past them.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Virginia voted down the rain tax.
That's always been one of the key differences between the mid-Atlantic states--they have a very different attitude towards taxes.

Ok, for some of us the tax issue is a big retirement lure, so I'll break out of chat mode for just a second to write a few notes. If it's not a big issue for you, feel free to skip on to the next post for more chat. OK, here goes--the bottom line is Marylanders have lots of taxes because they like what taxes buy--Virginians are in the middle, having both a strong dislike for taxes yet also liking amenities, so we'll sometimes tolerate taxes to pay for certain things if we can't find another way. Which is why you find a ridiculously high number of uber wealthy folk up in my neck of the woods. They choose the VA side of the Potomac to avoid the taxes. Delaware residents go out of their way to avoid taxes, even if it means sometimes skimping on few things. They cover the basics, though--IMO Delaware has a lot going for it for retirees.

Will the day come when Virginia and Delaware turn into Peter Cottontails, hopping down the highly taxed bunny trail? Hope not, but nothing surprises me.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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shhhhhhhhhh!!!! I wouldn't put it past them.
Hey no problem, just pass another vote to make snow storms illegal. Let mother nature foot the bill.
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