The last time I purchased alcohol in this state I'm pretty certain I did pay tax on it. So maybe the question should be, Do you think alcohol should be taxed more in MN.? The proposal I've seen is some metro area democrat wants to raise the tax on alcohol by about 300%, effectively raising the price for an on sale beverage from $3.50 avg. to over $6.00. In what's already a sluggish economy such a price hike would be the death of many small town bar and grills.
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obama's legacy-most every president has dealt with wars, I am sure every president would say he has had difficulties with disagreeing with the legislative branch. If Kobe Bryant had scored half of the points in the history of the NBA, that would certainly be his legacy. By the end of his second term, the guy currently living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will most likely be responsible for more than half of the national debt in the history of the United States. His legacy.
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1. I gave you credit for mentioning defense spending. 2.So which is a sin? Working hard, making money, or saving it?
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"5.interest on debt(Obama's legacy)"
Talk about insulting someone’s intelligence, please westline name a President in the last 80 years who has NOT created a deficit. BTW, I did mention defense spending. I'm not saying all tax monies collected are wisely spent but, over time, wisely used tax revenue was responsible for America becoming a prominent nation. Is it simply coincidence that the insistence by conservatives to drastically cut taxes has coincided with our nations decline? We barely have money to patch our roads but some CEO's are wealthier than some nations. Some taxes are meant to influence behavior. "Sin" taxes are among them.
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Westline and WW07 - Perhaps there is no "liberal conspiracy". Perhaps even minimally intelligent moderates like myself can see the fallacy in Westline's analogy. Westline likens the federal budget to a wife spending more money on frivolities than on necessities. What can we learn from this analogy? 1) Westline has a 1950's view of domestic economics and labor divisions and 2) Westline views most of federal spending as purchasing frivolities. I suspect THOSE are the reasons for the "disagrees", not the fantasized existence of some "liberals" out to get you.
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Yup---"There must either be a liberal phone tree, or one liberal has 15 accounts to agree/disagree from. I make a comment about road signs, and I get 10 dislikes in a half hour. My grandma told me it is better to be right than popular. Bring it." -WESTLINE*** I think it is Independent staff. They probably have a way of signalling the people there to log on and disagree with anyone making a reasonable argument on the right. Then they rate your "reliability" according to your agree/disagree score. All across the state local newspaper comment threads are hothouses for liberal plants.
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There must either be a liberal phone tree, or one liberal has 15 accounts to agree/disagree from. I make a comment about road signs, and I get 10 dislikes in a half hour. My grandma told me it is better to be right than popular. Bring it.
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I don't think road signs are even in the top 10
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I don't like when people, (or advertisements for that matter) try to insult my intelligence. The biggest national budget items are 1.medicare/Medicaid 2. social security 3 defense/wars(you did mention that)4.income security 5.interest on debt(Obama's legacy) 6.federal pensions
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In a parallel universe, the wife takes $500 every week from the husband. She uses it to buy $100 worth of food, and $400 worth of cigarettes, magazines, shoes, wine, clothes, and bon bons for herself. Husband complains. Wife says "How about we just abolish my entitlement. That would eliminate milk, bread, eggs, hamburger, hot dogs, steak, and your beer. There would be no omelets, grilling, sandwiches, or chocolate shakes."
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How about we just abolish taxes. That would eliminate our government along with public buildings like libraries, courthouses and police stations, public education, highways, airplanes, public transportation, road signs, parks, municipal utilities like electrical power and water treatment. There would be no police, fire or judicial system; no prisons; no national defense. Yes sir, we would all be better off if we didn't have to pay taxes.
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How about we tax the people who want more taxes? That seems reasonable to me.
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Tax the crap out of it.
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