Taxes are for the little people!

And I must be one of the small fry . . . not that I ever thought otherwise. I was more than a little annoyed that I had to pay an additional $5091 in income taxes, and it was a big hit: we had the money, saved up, but we are now going to have …

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A Democrat lied to us during his campaign? Shocking!

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only lying Democrat: Wolf’s $30B budget: tax hikes, school relief Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau | Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:35 AM HARRISBURG – Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes, but use …

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Economics 101: Profits = Revenue – Expenses, and taxes are an expense

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Not always sunny: Wolf slams visit by Florida governor by Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau | Last updated: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:08 AM | Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:58 PM HARRISBURG – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is headed to Philadelphia on Monday – but he’s not coming north …

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I is smarter than a Harvard professor!

Or maybe I’m just not as big a hypocrite! Your Editor has stated, on numerous occasions, that we can’t add 30 or 40 or 50 million people who couldn’t pay for insurance themselves to the insurance rolls without either increasing costs or decreasing services, or both.  All of those statements were on the old Common …

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We told you so! Raising taxes has consequences that Democrats just don’t expect

The left are claiming that the Democrats took such a beating in the 2014 elections because evil white folks just despise our (half) black President. Well maybe, just maybe, there could be other reasons. From Forbes: 2014 Showed How Much Taxes Matter By Patrick Gleason | November 6, 2014 Remember when the New York Times, …

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Different Take On the Staten Island “Choking”

Gentle Giant #2 had a record of 30 arrests. This arrest was for selling single cigarettes. It has not been said if the cigarettes were “Bootlegged” But consider if the cigerettes were bootlegged. Here’s the charts on state and city tax rates. http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/cigarette.pdf If these were bootlegged from Virginia where the state tax rate per …

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Just in case you thought that raising taxes on cigarettes was designed to reduce smoking . . .

. . . we have this from The Los Angeles Times: Health groups and other proponents said they need higher levies on each pack (of cigarettes) — or even e-cigarettes — to recoup more than $1 billion in revenues lost because fewer people smoke. Hat tip to Donald Douglas! That was only one line in …

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Economics 101: Nothing is free

Sister Toldjah tweeted: RT @TwitchyTeam: ‘Unexpected’: Are Seattle businesses adding a surcharge to pay for the new minimum wage? [pic] http://t.co/M31zHLbRFP — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 6, 2014 Which brings us to this one: What’s wrong with SeaTac’s $15 min wage in 1 photo — Local businesses are now adding 8.25% “living wage surcharge” pic.twitter.com/IMifQRIWhN — …

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