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    Play the budget game

    The link points to a site that was to be used to try and determine how Romney could make ends meet w/his proposals. Admittedly, I could only do this by raising certain taxes (which supposedly Romney refuses to do).

    In the end, I got a...You have exceeded the revenue goal by $11.6 billion.

    These were my proposed changes:

    Limit Charitable Deductions
    Eliminate State/Local Tax deductions
    Eliminate State/Local Bond Exemption
    Close Carried Interest Loophole
    Eliminate Tax Preference for Investment Income
    Eliminate Private Jet credit
    Eliminate Oil, coal and gas subsidies
    Add Carbon Tax
    Tax on Financial Institutions
    Narrow Value-added tax
    Adopt 2009 Estate Tax Rates
    Increase SS Payrol Tax Cap


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...plan-container

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    Re: Play the budget game

    there's a private jet credit? What the hell kind of elitist asinine bull**** is that?

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    there's a private jet credit? What the hell kind of elitist asinine bull**** is that?
    Yeah, and when Obama called for it to be taken out, Republicans dismissed it - despite supposedly being the fiscally conservative party. Check out how the senator here deflects the issue...


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    Re: Play the budget game

    Limit Mortage Interest Deduction
    Limit Charitable Deduction
    Close Carried-Interest Loophole
    Eliminate Tax Preference for Investment Income
    Eliminate Private Jet Credit
    Establish Carbon Tax
    Narrow VAT
    Increase Alcohol Tax per proof gallon
    Adopt Clinton-Era Tax Rates
    Increase SS Payroll Tax
    Increase Medicare Hospital Insurance Tax

    17.8 in additional revenue.
    COMING SOON...
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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Yeah, and when Obama called for it to be taken out, Republicans dismissed it - despite supposedly being the fiscally conservative party. Check out how the senator here deflects the issue...

    Yeah, it would really slam small businesses if they couldn't get a tax credit for their jet planes
    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof ~ Christopher Hitchens

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightVoice View Post
    Yeah, it would really slam small businesses if they couldn't get a tax credit for their jet planes
    you mean your local pizza shop and the independent plumber with two employees in your neighborhood don't have their own private jets? What the hell kind of ghetto do you live in?

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    Re: Play the budget game

    legalize marijuana and cut off aid to the illegal aliens.
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    Re: Play the budget game

    When republicans talk about "small businesses" they also include businesses that have private jets!

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by SABURZFAN View Post
    legalize marijuana and cut off aid to the illegal aliens.
    Legalizing marijuana so it can be taxed would be a GREAT idea for the gov't to add a revenue source!!!

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Legalizing marijuana so it can be taxed would be a GREAT idea for the gov't to add a revenue source!!!

    i think it would keep the money in our country, thus helping our economy, instead of leaving the country. JMO.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by SABURZFAN View Post
    i think it would keep the money in our country, thus helping our economy, instead of leaving the country. JMO.
    Absolutely. It would also be a huge blow to drug cartels in Mexico and elsewhere.

    I know a friend who buys it by volume. Not too long ago, he told me he has access to one called Afghan Cush Cush. I had never heard of it, but when I asked him if it was really from Afghanistan, he said yes. And in my mind, all I could think of was...so we (Americans) are paying drug dealers in Afghanistan for their weed, and they use that money to buy weapons and kill our soldiers??? How *****ed up is that?

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Absolutely. It would also be a huge blow to drug cartels in Mexico and elsewhere.

    I know a friend who buys it by volume. Not too long ago, he told me he has access to one called Afghan Cush Cush. I had never heard of it, but when I asked him if it was really from Afghanistan, he said yes. And in my mind, all I could think of was...so we (Americans) are paying drug dealers in Afghanistan for their weed, and they use that money to buy weapons and kill our soldiers??? How *****ed up is that?

    holy ****!!!!!!!!! mysticsoto and i agreed on something!!!!!!!!!!! what's next?? Discopatty and Historian arm in arm singing Kumbaya???

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    Re: Play the budget game

    People would hate me as President. I gained 94.9 billion.

    Limited all itemized deductions
    Taxed Health Care
    Closed Carried Interest Loophole
    Cut EIC in half
    Eliminate Jet Credit
    Carbon Tax
    Back to Clinton estate tax rates
    Increase SS tax

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Limiting or eliminating charitable deductions would kill some charities.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by chernobylwraiths View Post
    Limiting or eliminating charitable deductions would kill some charities.
    Not everyone donates just to get a tax write off.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by SABURZFAN View Post
    i think it would keep the money in our country, thus helping our economy, instead of leaving the country. JMO.
    not to mention create jobs. im all for marijuana legalization.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by FunTimesYaY! View Post
    Not everyone donates just to get a tax write off.
    Hell I know a lot of people who don't take them.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    How about eliminating tax credits for horses?

    They should also have a choice "Eliminate offshore tax havens"
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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by FunTimesYaY! View Post
    Not everyone donates just to get a tax write off.
    I'm sure many people don't, especially because you have to itemize. But the people that DO itemize, and DO give large sums to charity to use as a tax write off would stop giving as much.

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    Re: Play the budget game

    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightVoice View Post
    Yeah, it would really slam small businesses if they couldn't get a tax credit for their jet planes
    Well it might sock it to Joe the Plumber, poor Joe, he'd have to open up an actual plumbing business and be an actual plumber.

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