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  1. Political Rhetoric
    Political Calculations: The Distribution of Net Wealth in the United States Political Calculations: What's Your Income Percentile? I found these pretty cool, it uses US census data to tell you where you are at compared to the rest of the united states. Not really political, not looking for...
  2. Political Rhetoric
    So the great state of Louisiana and Gov. Bobby Jindal have made eliminating the state income tax a part of this year's agenda. Great news. Hurrah for us. HOWEVER, I am completely against the way they are doing it and cannot support it. And no I'm not a liberal. They want to make it "revenue...
  3. Political Rhetoric
    Nice article from the Wall St. Journal. Puts a lot stuff together on why inequality happens, and why to avoid the knee-jerk Dem. response. Gramm and McMillin: The Real Causes of Income Inequality - This one is for you, ram. :D
  4. Political Rhetoric
    Just when you thought income redistribution might be under control comes the "Obama Phone" free to the income eligible:
  5. Political Rhetoric
    Are the American people really that stupid? Do the masses, (sheeple) really believe the much argued extension is an income tax holiday?.... This whole crock of SHIT is all about a 1.7 percent reduction in individual Social Security fund contributions. Normal SS paycheck deduction is 6.2% of...
  6. Political Rhetoric
    It is sort of like wellfare, seems you can't talk about wellfare reform without being called a racist and seems you can talk about the income gap in this country without accused of class warfare.... How should it be addressed? The gap can not continue to grow and USA grow too....
  7. Political Rhetoric
    The income of the average American worker—long the envy of much of the world—has dropped for the third year in a row and is now roughly where it was in 1996, adjusted for inflation. Household Income Falls, Poverty Rate Rises -
  8. PB Open Water
    Curious as to what the ranges are here.
  9. PB Open Water
    Ok everyone, I have a been a performance boater for some time now, two jets, one Donzi.....How many of you can do this....I've been doing this by myself and have had hard times because of it....but do you rely on your significant other to help out with other bills so this can happen, or can this...
  10. PB Open Water
    If you pay to have an tax agency file your taxes for you..H&R Block etc. and something is done wrong, who is responsible? The reason I ask is that I had an agency do mine for me this year, and I'm getting more back than I think I should..alot more. If the return was filed incorrectly, will I...
  11. Political Rhetoric
    That chart means this: The top 50% of wage earners in the country pay 97% of all the federal income tax revenue. Social Insurance taxes now make up a huge chunk of the overall federal revenue:
  12. PB Open Water
    The latest #'s from 2005. I've been following this for at least the last 8 year's. The reported #'s run 2 to 2.5 yrs behind. Keep in mind, if you are in the top 10% the Dem's conceder you rich. :)sphss Sleeper CP Big Inch Ford Lover :D
  13. PB Open Water
    The good news is that personal income rose .2% in April, double the rate of inflation which was .1% Of course the commerce department took out FOOD AND ENERGY COSTS to get to that figure. Who are these Aholes trying to fool?
  14. PB Open Water
    So for the last few years I have ended up owing more than I get back on taxes....I have no right offs or kids...The bastards jack my shit all year and make me pay at the end of the year as well!!!!:mad: WTF is wrong with this picture!!!?? I guess I need to go start making babys!!!:p Seriously...
  15. PB Open Water
    We just filed ours. Any charitable deductions have to have the recipt, detailed, copied and sent in with your return. That's about the only change we could see. Don't forget to write off the property tax on your boat. Anyone done yet? Any takes?
  16. PB Open Water
    is or should be spent on boating? including financing,insurance, gas, hotels, food and the big one..BEER?:)