Taxes

2012 November 21
by justrand

I favor eliminating the Federal deduction for State Income Taxes…even though it would hurt me and all my relatives here in California. Why? This article from WaPo (hattip Instapundit) goes into some depth from the perspective of the States that AREN’T named “California” or “New York” (aka: most of ya’ll). Cut the State Income Tax Deduction

But my biggest reason is this: maybe people in this State will appreciate at least a small part of the folly of consistently raising taxes. I doubt it…but maybe.

But for now, at least some of the sting of higher taxes in this State, is absorbed by the fact that we get to slough some of the burden off on everybody else..so Californias are indirectly raising everyone else’s taxes too…and we Californians LOVE having someone else pick up the tab!

Waiter…check please…and, um, give it to that wealthy-looking couple over there!”

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 November 21 6:17 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Unfortunately, soon we will all be Kalifornians.

  2. 2012 November 21 6:29 am
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    justrand permalink

    the sooner the better… “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace

  3. 2012 November 21 7:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

  4. 2012 November 21 7:25 am
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    JustMary permalink

    #3 You’ll never guess who took the picture.

  5. 2012 November 21 7:27 am
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    JustMary permalink

    It was a fellow employee (but the article says that). Been seeing this on my FB feed for a couple of days now. Both of these kids are morons, aside from the obvious reason. They are morons because there is no such thing as privacy when you go and do stupid stuff like that, and the internet is forever.

  6. 2012 November 21 7:28 am
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    Jamie Schuh

  7. 2012 November 21 7:32 am
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    JustMary permalink

    She wasn’t just a fellow employee- she was also the director.

  8. 2012 November 21 8:52 am
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    3 – Keeping it classy as usual! 😉

  9. 2012 November 21 9:11 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    O/T Mass. Woman Gives Finger at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier; Posts on Facebook: — BC

    Look at the bright side. If you or I compete for a DoD job against her, well really we wouldn’t. Her resume would be quickly round filed when they run the typical FB scan. That’s what idiots like this don’t realize. They reduce their employ-ability.

    Course being a leftist they probably prefer to be on the dole anyway. Sigh….

  10. 2012 November 21 9:19 am
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    mulletover permalink

    One of the guards shoulda put a rifle butt into her mouth.

    With some force.

  11. 2012 November 21 9:22 am
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    DoD job against her

    The DoD we have now would hire her in a new york minute.

  12. 2012 November 21 9:23 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Why are liberal women ALWAYS fugly?

  13. 2012 November 21 9:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Why are liberal women ALWAYS fugly?

    The inquiring mind question is — does fugly make a woman liberal?

  14. 2012 November 21 9:46 am
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    Societal rejection usually causes this kind of bitterness. Fugly is as fugly does.

  15. 2012 November 21 10:29 am
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    bc3b permalink

    BJG Football Standings
    College Division
    Mullet: 111-69/9-6
    Deckard: 107-73/9-6
    bc3b: 102-78/8-7
    MI Conservative: 88-92/8-7

    NFL Division
    RJH: 69-41/8-2
    Mullet: 69-41/9-1
    TLS: 66-44/9-1
    Deckard: 66-44/9-1
    bc3b: 66-44/8-2
    MI Conservative: 57-53/4-6

  16. 2012 November 21 11:02 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Dominant Social Theme: Everything is okay in the US. It’s a very free place.

    Free-Market Analysis: Several articles of note seem to sum up the US these days. The first is the one excerpted above about vote stealing by the Obama administration.

    We’re on record as stating that we simply don’t believe Obama won the election.

    That doesn’t mean we’re pro-Romney, of course. We watched Romney steal the GOP nomination from libertarian-conservative Ron Paul via intimidation, fraudulent rule changes and outright violence.

    But the vote stealing and election rigging at all levels of the US federal election process is increasingly blatant.

    That’s how a society dies.

    When those engaged in the process are so bold they don’t care who knows, then you’ve got an increasingly ruined culture.”

    http://www.thedailybell.com/28334/A-Trio-of-Outrages-How-a-Country-Dies

  17. 2012 November 21 11:19 am
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    justrand permalink

    hattip Instapundit..and, again, I truly do NOT give a damn about 2016, or 2014 for that matter. OK?

    that said, the pathetic attempts by the media to cut Rubio off at the knees NOW, is, well, pathetic! So enjoy this from Instapundit (and Slate)

    SLATE:Who Said It: Marco Rubio or Barack Obama?

    Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?

    A: ” What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.

    In case you’re wondering, that’s Barack talking.

    Cut & Paste that exchange, folks…you’ll need it again and again

  18. 2012 November 21 12:38 pm
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    JustMary permalink

    #14 Bitterness will turn anyone ugly.

  19. 2012 November 21 12:43 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JustMary –

    “#14 Bitterness will turn anyone ugly.”

    True, but most libs seem to have a head start on being ugly.

    By the way, did you watch last night’s Butler – North Carolina basketball game? What a game. No shuking and jiving. Unlike the NBA, even white guys got to play.

  20. 2012 November 21 1:38 pm
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    The history of mankind is the history of plunder. Plunder via the rule of law, or plunder via illegal mob rule. We have merged the concept by allowing legal plunder via the will of the majority, using the rule of law.~~~(mob rule)

    Mind boggling that we will go from a first world nation to a turd world shit hole in just one generation.

  21. 2012 November 21 1:51 pm
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    JBoz permalink

    Kind of wondering if its not a bad idea to convert part of the 401(k) which is now in an IRA rollover into a ROTH. The taxes would sting, but I have to pay those eventually – so, it’s simply shifting to 2012 tax rates instead of whatever tax rates we might see down the road. We could potentially see 75% of our retirement plans confiscated in the name of “fairness”.

  22. 2012 November 21 1:59 pm
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    No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session

    Gideon J. Tucker

  23. 2012 November 21 4:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    JBoz,

    Measure the loss in conversion vs pulling it all out now. Your age of course will have some bearing of course.

  24. 2012 November 21 5:37 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    The Clippers and Thunder are on ESPN. Wtached about 25 seconds and then remembered I had to do some work on my socks drawer.

    Unlike last night’s Butler – NC game, plenty of shuckin’ and jivin’ and none of them damn honkys.

  25. 2012 November 21 9:05 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “But perhaps most often, civilizations die like humans, from the inside out.

    They develop power structures, aka government, with almost exclusive monopolies on the use of violence.

    Then, elite groups get control of the government and use it to shift more resources and energy to themselves.

    The rich get richer.

    That is why government is fundamentally a reactionary institution; it is almost always used to protect existing interests.

    Future interests don’t vote…children don’t stab you in the back…and tomorrow’s industries don’t make campaign contributions.

    In effect, government moves energy from the future to the past…from what will be to what used to be…and finally, to what will be no more”

    http://www.thedailybell.com/28328/Bill-Bonner-The-Rule-of-the-Downside

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