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Old 08-31-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I don't understand. Tax cuts pay for themselves, don't they?
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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I don't understand. Tax cuts pay for themselves, don't they?
Pays for their new yatch and shareholders a new house. When was the last time ANY tax cut benefit the worker?
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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Pays for their new yatch and shareholders a new house. When was the last time ANY tax cut benefit the worker?
I thought the 2018 tax cut averaged $1200 a household.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Sometimes you need to apply some business sense to government. Federal employee pay seems on the high side to me.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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I thought the 2018 tax cut averaged $1200 a household.
Nope.. not that i can tell.. If anything my fed tax keeps going up every year, but pay stays the same.

1200, so he manage to save a working person 100 a month in taxes? i call BS
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Still paying the quarterly estimated tax per accountant's advice. 2018 we had a lot of income changes.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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no Businessman would willing want to do business with DJT.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Sometimes you need to apply some business sense to government. Federal employee pay seems on the high side to me.
Everyone agrees federal employee total compensation is too high. Everyone except for federal employees and politicians who seek campaign contributions from federal employees.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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The problem is if the government doesn't have the employees to do the job, they hire contractors (who end up costing taxpayers more because they charge more). The more people vacate staff positions, the more we are going to rely on private contractors to get the work done.
Yeah, I bet Trump factored in all the risks.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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The problem is if the government doesn't have the employees to do the job, they hire contractors (who end up costing taxpayers more because they charge more). The more people vacate staff positions, the more we are going to rely on private contractors to get the work done.
Many of them are former government employees. They pay a huge premium for cleared positions because they're difficult to replace in the private sector. As a result, there's also tremendous job security with contracting in those fields. In general, government contractors are as poorly regarded as federal employees.

Trump's budget deficit is starting to explode as a result of the tax cuts. Debt has increased by 263 billion dollars over the last two months.

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