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smokeyone

smokeyone

Member Since 11 Jul 2010
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In Topic: math isn't my strong suit but this just doesn't seem sustainable

Yesterday, 06:52 PM

View Postzartan, on 18 April 2014 - 03:37 PM, said:

An unregulated market can and will :lanekiffin: everyone over, and much harder than the government ever could

Is that justification for having the government do it?

How about we let states and local municipalities set minimal regulations and have the federal government deal with foreign powers and disputes between states? That allows for citizens that want a nanny state to have one and those that prefer freedom (including the freedom to fail) can have that.

In Topic: The Official Handgun Discussion Thread

Yesterday, 10:51 AM

View Postnova, on 18 April 2014 - 08:05 AM, said:

That's one I'd actually stay away from.  Their particular implementation of the rotating barrel action can lock up so tight on malfunction it requires a mallet to free up.... O_o

The FNs are fine service pistols though.

They fall into the over engineered Italian different category. The FN 45p tactical has become my sole survivor in the plastic gun genre. The Grand Power will most likely be the only other plastic gun that isn't a beater truck gun.

My truck has an 870 riot 12 gauge, beater AR and a 9mm in it with 100 rounds for each and a nutt up bag in it. I was able to salvage a police cruiser lockable rack and mount it so everything is secure.

In Topic: math isn't my strong suit but this just doesn't seem sustainable

Yesterday, 10:41 AM

View PostHail2TheTide, on 18 April 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:

I think you took my comment the wrong way. Under the current tax brackets, if I was a single rich guy making 400k a year, I'd have a 35% federal income tax rate, which is 140k. Now, say some other single guy is a teacher and makes 40k, a 1/10 of my income. He pays a 25% rate, which is 10k.

So, the rich guy is making 10x as much, but paying 14x as much in federal income tax, which is unfair to the rich guy.

The argument libs give is that the "rich need to pay their fair share". IMO, the fairest thing is a flat tax. If you took the above situation and used a flat tax of say 25%, someone who makes 10x more than you would pay 10x more than you.

I understand what you are saying, I just dont understand why you think its right or fair. Why should I pay 10x as much as the guy down the street with no greater product or service for 10x the money? Would you be OK buying a product or service with no cap and based on your income not the value of the product or service?

The "fair" system would be a consumption tax. Spend more and your tax contribution is higher. Buy a Mercedes for 60,000 you will pay more in taxes than you would on a 25,000 Ford. Buy a 300,000.00 you pay more in taxes than the family buying a 125,000.00 home.

In Topic: math isn't my strong suit but this just doesn't seem sustainable

Yesterday, 07:28 AM

View PostHail2TheTide, on 18 April 2014 - 06:16 AM, said:

I dont like tax brackets. If I make 10x more than you, I should pay 10x more than you in taxes.

why? do you use 10 times the tax paid services? Do your kids get a better education because you pay more in property tax than the guy down the street?

Lets apply this to other things, like if you can pay more for a whopper should you? If you have more income should you pay more for gas? After all the gas tax goes to pay for road maintenance. Should you pay more for doctor visits?How about for your car insurance, after all you make 10x as much as the guy in the exact same car that drives the same distance to work.

In Topic: math isn't my strong suit but this just doesn't seem sustainable

Yesterday, 07:17 AM

View PostRammaJamma, on 18 April 2014 - 03:41 AM, said:

Sorry I don't know him what does that mean?




pretty much sums up the Nevada issue. and add this one

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