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Teachers union: Business tax would target those not paying their fair share
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | 12:44 p.m. | By David McGrath Schwartz (contact)

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT by redreno

The Nevada teachers union filed a business tax initiative today that would raise $800 million a year — an outgrowth of the frustration with the failure of the legislative process to increase funding for state government and schools.

If successful, the petition would create the state’s first tax on business income.

“The Education Initiative,” which is supported by the Nevada State Education Association and AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor umbrella group, would tax businesses generating more than $1 million in annual revenue.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: nevada; taxes; unions

1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:28 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno
Is Nevada competing with California for the 'Dumbest State' award?


2 posted on 06/06/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: redreno

1 million in gross revenue is virtually every major business in the USA.

Go do it - Florida & Texas will suck those businesses up like candy while Nevada’s revenue goes into long term decline & consumer prices rise - its that hope & change thing at work again.

And businesses don’t pay tax - consumers pay it all through increased prices!


3 posted on 06/06/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: ex91B10

We have self-esteem trophies for second place.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: redreno

The unions have got to go. They have outlived their usefulness.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:06:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: redreno

holy damn. if this were a drinking game, every dang time i saw “fair share” i’d be a permanent souse !


6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:10:09 PM PDT by onona (So long Doc Watson, you were an inspiration.)
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To: redreno

I wonder if these people know how how “pay their fair share” sounds to any rational person these days.
Sounds like a vicious petulant child. Which, incidentally, is a pretty good description of most communists and socialists.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 6:12:53 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: redreno
Evidently teachers aren't smart enough to know that revenue is not income.

You can have a million dollars of revenue, and two million dollars of expenses, which is how the government does it.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 6:20:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: bill1952

Texas is the only state with a business margins tax. If this passes. Nevada will be second.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 6:28:11 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno
"Look! Over there! Those people have some money! Let's take it from them!"
10 posted on 06/06/2012 6:37:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey...cut these educators” some slack! They have to find some way to fund their outrageous benefits and pensions.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 6:43:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: redreno

I’m from Wisconsin , I’d be happy to explain the new reality to them.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: redreno

Atlas is eventually going to Shrug all that off.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: redreno

Greedy, Greedy Unions, like Hungry, Hungry Hippos.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 6:57:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Someone should photoshop that!

I totally support unions increasing business taxes in Nevada.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Glory, Glory, Texas.)
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http://www.lasvegassun.com/surveys/2012/face-face-poll-should-companies-be-taxed-more-pay-/


16 posted on 06/06/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno

Shut the damn schools down and let kids Google whatever they want to know. Standardized test scores would go way up. :)


17 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: redreno

Privitize the schools, promote vouchers. The unions are an evil middleman and racketeers.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 7:43:41 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: redreno

They should raise taxes on government pensions. That is where the big bucks are, and it would not hurt productivity or wealth creation.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 7:44:24 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: redreno

I have come to hate the words “fair share” when used together.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: redreno

Unions never pay their fair share of taxes.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 7:50:01 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: redreno

22 posted on 06/06/2012 7:54:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: redreno

Privatize education.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 8:50:12 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: redreno

Frankly, I like the idea. It’s about time the coward business folk that get in bed with the far left and unions in Las Vegas finally realize it sucks to get it in the ass.

Steve Wynn can’t even fully get pissed off enough to do something concrete to stop these parasites.

Maybe they’ll finally be forced to get a spine.


24 posted on 06/06/2012 8:57:40 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: redreno

How about a tax on money collected by the Thug Public Employee Unions for political purposes?


25 posted on 06/06/2012 9:24:42 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: redreno

Customers pay the business’s taxes; not the business; but the business still gets to write it off, not the customer.

BUT, assume this passes; the fed will be “cheated” out of tax money, because of the “cost” involved in state taxes being a deduction of federal returns.

The federal government will have to increase business taxes to compensate for the lost revenue!

/Lib “logic” mode


26 posted on 06/07/2012 1:43:11 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: redreno

A 50% cut in teachers pay and pension plan would do even more towards balancing the budget!

Better yet close all public schools (propaganda factories) and we could wipe out the environmental freaks that they produce.


27 posted on 06/07/2012 2:03:18 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: redreno

And yet another reason why public servants should be barred from joining a union.

This will never pass.


28 posted on 06/07/2012 2:41:19 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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