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Re: “The Skinny

BSLAP, aren't you that Russian troll that I advised to drink large amounts of prune juice and to take fistfulls of sleeping pills?
How did that work out for you? Or was that CW13?
But I digress. Tell me all about Vladivostok.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by JoelFriday on 05/18/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

Litteraly sitting at OC reading this! Great artical! We love OC and had no idea it was Mama Louisas!Keep up the great work!

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by DinaM on 05/18/2017 at 6:19 PM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

You are several years behind the curve. England has already done a "fat cat" tax and it was a disaster.

In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than 1 million to HM Revenue and Customs. This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax.

Increasing the highest rate of tax actually led to a large loss in revenues for the British Government.

Since the US implemented supply side economics in the US starting in 1981, our jobs have increased by 50%, jobs in England have only increased by 22% and even less in France - 12%.

If we cared about our students, we would be sure to have jobs waiting for them by implementing scientific taxation - a top federal rate of 25%, not the current 40%, plus 12% California state tax, plus 14% Social Security = 66%.

6 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 05/18/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

Hopefully Jim can fix the food section now that he is the editor. These advertisements are getting old and I hope you guys are at least getting paid for them. It wasn't that long ago that the Weekly would mock the Star for doing this exact same thing! Bring back actual reviews!

11 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 05/18/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Her days as our congressperson are numbered. Tucson, it's time to take out the trash, vote her 'the fuck' out!

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 05/18/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

Sounds like an advertorial.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Rita Connelly on 05/18/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

I'm not talking corporate taxes I'm talking personal taxes. Every piece of democratic legislation is designed to punish the individual that has become successful by laddering tax brackets. personal exemptions are gone except the mortgage interest, and things like the Affordable care Act even punished higher income people.

Married Filing Joint Taxable Income Tax Brackets and Rates, 2017
Rate Taxable Income Bracket Tax Owed
10%
$0 to $18,650 10% of taxable income
15%
$18,650 to $75,900 $1,865 plus 15% of the excess over $18,650
25%
$75,900 to $153,100 $10,452.50 plus 25% of the excess over $75,900
28%
$153,100 to $233,350 $29,752.50 plus 28% of the excess over $153,100
33%
$233,350 to $416,700 $52,222.50 plus 33% of the excess over $233,350
35%
$416,700 to $470,700 $112,728 plus 35% of the excess over $416,700
39.60%
$470,700+ $131,628 plus 39.6% of the excess over $470,700

When you make it they take it.

5 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Patriot 2 on 05/18/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

That's exactly right Patriot. Under progressive vision the rich should work hard, take risks and surrender their earnings for others. What could possibly motivate them? Lower tax rates elsewhere, leaving the US a virtual wasteland of losers.

Please work to become rich and stop confiscating someone else's money.

8 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Patriot 2 on 05/18/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Just a note here. Since 1980, on the federal level, the very rich and large corporations now pay 1/4th of what they did from the 50's - 70's. Starting with Reagan the very rich have received about 15 rounds of tax breaks. Republicans have shifted some of that lose to the bottom 90% and covered the rest with deficits and spending cuts to education, infrastructure etc. Somehow, even paying higher taxes, the wealthy were still wealthy back then.

21 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Kenneth Groves on 05/18/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

How dare you tax my cat.......oh sorry.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Gandalf the Wit on 05/18/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Bad idea. High tax rates in the U.K. is why the Beatles had to move, we do not need to go though that again do we?

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Gandalf Remembers on 05/18/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Let’s Dance

Great read! More dance everywhere please.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pike Romero on 05/18/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

Funny that they are owned by Rock Bottom Restaurants. It seems they take that name to heart each and every day. There are plenty of great craft brews elsewhere, and I cannot think of any pizza joint in Tucson with worse tasting pizza (and there is a lot of BAD pizza in Tucson). And for goodness sakes... clean the carpets, fix the tears in the booth and seat fabrics, and have the staff at least pretend that they care about what they are doing.

11 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 05/18/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Except that 'the rich' (LOL) already pay the lion's share of all taxes and the poor pay zilch. Save this socialist crap for people who are too self involved and uniformed. It doesn't wash for anyone who has ever worked their way out of poverty aka has grown up in the true sense of the word.

7 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Patriot 1 on 05/18/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Momcologist Crusade

Go Jude!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/18/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Small Town Big Business

Chain restaurant. Say. No. More.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/18/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

We will have plenty of Ben Steins teaching the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. Anyone? Anyone? You do realize that Charter and private religious schools, already can hire and many do, uncertified teachers. This means Jay Lawrence can go into a classroom, maybe 7th grade math, that would be a nice challenge.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 05/18/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Education Budgeting

Are you sorry yet, David Safier, that you decided to "hold your nose" and help Ducey et al. get Prop 123 passed?

Looks a lot like all the sophisticated politicos in your network who like to talk about "wedges" and levers and believe they know how to pull strings behind the scenes, patching together big scary "NEXT STEPS!" coalitions etc., ad nauseam, and trying generally to play hard ball with the big boys have ended up with quite a bit of egg on their faces.

Too bad you joined them and helped them embarrass themselves, or now you would be in a good position to make the point that the right way to build coalitions is basing them on sound principles, not on inadvisable concessions made to bad actors.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sorry yet for promoting Prop 123? on 05/18/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Not one mention of mental health issues in your abysmal journalistic attempt. Maybe you'll get 'em next time, Jim. Oh, and thanks for the embarrassingly pointless polling information.

3 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by RevSPB on 05/18/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Smoke Sessions

You hit the nail on the head. A fun side note:When I was a small child, growing up in the rural south, Jeff Sessions once knocked on our families door and offered to buy all of the bedsheets in the house for double their original cost. I know, weird.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RevSPB on 05/18/2017 at 7:59 AM

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