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  • They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

    11/21/2012 9:39:04 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-21-2012 | Michael Snyder
    They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children By Michael Snyder on November 20th, 2012 If you have a farm or a small business, would you like to pass it on to your children when you die? Well, unless Congress does something, it is going to become much, much harder to do that starting next year. Right now, there is a 5 million dollar estate tax exemption and anything above that is taxed at 35 percent. But on January 1st, the exemption will go down to 1 million dollars...
  • Postal Service: We need more junk mail

    03/20/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Money ^ | March 20, 2012 | By Jennifer Liberto
    The U.S. Postal Service wants small businesses to send more direct mail, a.k.a. junk mail, to help the beleaguered agency expand its revenue stream by hundreds of millions of dollars. In a campaign called "Every Door Direct Mail," the Postal Service is touting a year-old online tool to help small businesses micro-target direct mail. The Web tool allows firms to tap customers by neighborhood or zip code without names or addresses. The Postal Service reported a $5.1 billion loss for the year ended Sept. 30. The loss was caused by an ongoing decline in its core revenue driver, regular letters...
  • A great new government program (Oregon, other states--taxing cars per mile!!)

    05/02/2007 5:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,341+ views
    Townhall ^ | Rich Galen
    An article in the Wall Street Journal last week points out what happens when public officials depend upon the continued bad behavior of Americans to fund their projects. Under the headline: "Fuel-Efficient Cars Dent States' Road Budgets," reporter Robert Guy Matthews writes that drivers, answering the call to conserve energy, are driving cars which use less gas. Less gas used means less gas purchased. Less gas purchased means fewer tax dollars collected. Way fewer. According to Matthews: The Federal Highway Administration estimates that by 2009 the tax receipts that make up most of the federal highway trust fund will be...
  • Gov't Gas Taxes Exceed Oil Company Profits...(media continues to blame the big oil)

    04/26/2006 6:26:44 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 58 replies · 2,047+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006
    While the media continues to blame the big oil companies for gouging U.S. motorists as they collect record breaking profits, the windfall profits raked in by the government in the form of energy tax revenue actually dwarf the oil companies' jackpot. The press sounded the alarm last year when the largest U.S. oil company, ExxonMobil Corp, announced profits of $36 billion. But according to the Tax Foundation, the biggest price gouging profiteer was the U.S. government, cashing in to the tune of $54 billion in oil and gas taxes. "Tax collections on the production and import of gasoline by state...
  • How confident are you, really? (Trans-Texas Corridor)

    09/02/2005 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 638+ views
    The Cameron Herald ^ | September 1, 2005 | Margaret Green
    Even before the US supreme court 'legislated' their opinion that our constitution allows government entities to take property from one citizen and profit on the 'exchange' of that property to another private individual or group, our own Texas leaders (some elected and many non-elected-TxDOT personnel) have been working overtime to assure that toll roads and the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) are forced on Texans before too many of us become aware, stand up, and protest. Probably due to many groups protesting the TTC and toll projects allowed by law in 2003 with HB 3388, our Texas leaders came up with...
  • Warner calls for tax rise/$2.4 billion new spending would include schools, health care and prisons

    12/18/2003 6:09:00 AM PST · by putupon · 15 replies · 186+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12-18-03 | MICHAEL HARDY
    <p>Facing a skeptical legislature, Gov. Mark R. Warner recommended tax and budgetary remedies yesterday that he believes will deliver on the state's commitments to public education, transportation, health care and fiscal integrity.</p> <p>A confident Warner, some of whose marquee programs have been mutilated by a GOP-dominated General Assembly, called for tax increases and major spending to enable state government to live up to its promises to Virginians.</p>
  • A pledge to those making no-tax-increase pledges [More taxes 'good' - Penn State Nitwittery]

    10/17/2002 8:24:11 PM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 10 replies · 202+ views
    Here's a thought: The next time you hear a political candidate promise, "I will never raise your taxes. No way. Not in a million years," make a pledge of your own: I will never vote for this boob, no way, not in a million years. Are you as sick of this anti-tax pandering as I am? What has become of political discourse when it has sunk to such a point where candidates who have voted to raise taxes in the past -- or, God forbid, suggest they might have to raise taxes in the future -- have become public enemies?...