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Re: Tax Rates my take

Art it's human nature to be jealous of people who have more than you.   I regularly receive comments such as "man it must be nice" or "what do you do with all your money/".   I drive an 11 year old car instead of my 10 year old pickup to save the truck and save gas but I pull a new wagon home and suddenly I'm wealthy.  Non-farmers don't understand the investment needed to operate.  To them a tractor, planter, combine etc is a toy to a farmer like a boat, Harley, or motor home is to them.

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Re: Tax Rates my take

I think the migrant workers you refer to from south of the border move north on the thought things are a lot easier here than there which maybe true as far as a modern house or appartment---as far as work ethic goes it isn't much different south of the border where crime is rampant and many really don't have the gumption to work a long labourous week because they see so little return per hour spent--so some move north to try something else---the problem of Mexico being the wealth is controlled by the same blue bloods for centuries and the on the take in money system is a way of life---next way to sucess is thru crime and that can migrate with them and penalize the good workers reputation---although if you do a cost analysis of the increase in crime go to the counties that have packing plants and it will surely be any eye opening number---things that aren't discussed by the participants of the industry---so do we really save money with "cheap labor'' ??  ALSO  I see plenty of "motivation " with $7 corn and $13 dollar beans----that also works in the labor markets----  

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Re: Tax Rates my take

Whoa there.  Think about what you are saying.  Crime  and laziness is rampant below the border because the "blue bloods" have controlled the wealth for years?  Just what do you think is evolving in this country?  Especially if some people get their way.

Much attention is made of the statistic that 40% don't pay taxes (or whatever the figure is).  But the statistic that 3% or less  (whatever that figure is) control the high percentage of wealth that they do is conveniently ignored along with all the ramifications that come with a country in that situation.

 

As our president tried to point out to all the knuckleheads in this country we are at a time and place that will decide exactly what our country will look like in the future.

 

Myself I would like a country that is nice for the majority of people not the elite.  Even if that elite thinks they are so much better and work so much harder than the majority.

 

I not saying that there are not changes that need to be made.  Programs that need to change, an entitlement mentality that needs to change but is it worth destroying a good portion of our population so the few can feel high and mighty.

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Re: Tax Rates my take

I find it "interesting'' that an organization portrays that not allowing  SOUTH of the border trucking company's going to cure there market ill's---just go to a sample of a Laredo or ElPaso paper and read about the crime---  only a "reckless fool" would travel down there in a "commercial truck"-- we have plenty of this problematic things to deal with up here and blaming your own citizens needing  a fair wage to perform a task of commerce as a fault of the market performance of the pork industry is pretty short sited---before an organization makes horn blowing generalization like the one now being displayed--check it out for real like "crossing" the border and experience the real world of poverty ---lets don't get dumbed down to a  "3rd" world status and wonder why the "working class"  here is falling behind and can't pay the tax bill that helped carry this get nation---payroll  checks don't "lobby" congress for huge tax breaks ---their deductions of FICA etc. Are sent in "every" month ! ! !

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Re: Tax Rates my take

Anyone that lives in a house pays property tax either directly or indirectly. Unless of course if he is a guest.

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Re: Tax Rates my take

You are assuming Clay that there is a job for everybody There isn't and there are millions of people in jobs with inadequate compensation. I don't know why people are so anti labor. They oppose minimum wage laws and then complain that they cannot pay their own way.

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Re: Tax Rates my take

So, are you saying by your last statement that there should be a means test to qualify for taxing privileges?

 

There's a problem with the lower tax rate numbers.  For those earning a wage that's below the federal poverty level, they pay a higher percentage of wages they need to pay for living costs than those whose wages are much higher.  Tax rates should begin above that level.  Not that I'm defending someone who has a low wage job, but, if you have ever experienced anything resembling such an ongoing nightmare that never ends, trying to make ends meet when they are so far apart is sheer torture.

 

I would support economic incentives to encourage low wage earners to seek better paying jobs through job training, trade schooling, etc., but not everyone is able to do that.  Besides, such programs are often the first things to be cut when a budget crisis hits.

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Re: Tax Rates my take

Ending deducts would work, provided it is uniformly applied.

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Re: Tax Rates my take---hidden economy discovered after oil spill

Jim, the cash, untaxed economy reared its ugly head during the gulf oil spill.  Not that I'm defending BP, but they insisted on documentation prior to compensating business owners and wage earners for lost income.  The trouble was the people could not verify their claims.  It was primarily a cash business that never was reported. 

 

I find it troubling that those who were the loudest complainers that BP AND the government wasn't doing the right thing were those who were tax evaders.

 

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Re: Tax Rates my take---hidden economy discovered after oil spill

Alot of the claims that were denied by BP was because the  business in the Gulf Coast has an underground economy---wow ! ! 

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