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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 470

In reality, we don't fight wars over oil, either - we get the vast majority of our oil from ourselves, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria. The Middle East is a very small supplier of oil for the US. Most of the ME oil goes to our allies in the EU; if we're "going to war" for oil, it's so our allies can have a source of oil.

Comment Re:This would level the playing ground (Score 1) 364

Thanks for the link. It explicitly states that it's not just racehorses, that it's already expired, it was $500,000 on an asset above $2,000,000 value - and it's not just thoroughbreds. Thanks for playing, buh bye!

Oh, and still wondering about that whole "the rich pay less than 15% taxes" you claimed way back when to be either substantiated - or for you to admit your error...

Comment Re:This would level the playing ground (Score 1) 364

Wrong as usual... The depreciation is $500,000 and only on assets above $2 million - and must be for business purposes. It also covers expenses by teachers, mortgages, and other assets which can be depreciated if used in a business venture. Like a racing team - car or horse - would consider their "transportation" a needed component of the business. So a bit different than what you're trying to paint (yet again) Ratzo.

Comment Re:This would level the playing ground (Score 1) 364

Hey, the program manager on my current project races horses. Not at an oval, but "cowboy" racing around barrels and the like. He's an ordinary Joe. And most of the charters in the Ventura and Oxnard harbors are under 30 feet, owned by working Joes. I know, I go fishing quite a bit - and the crew is inevitably the owner and his buddy or son. But you go right on pushing that class warfare! Yep, you didn't get what you wanted so everyone else must be bad. Somehow they don't pay the taxes they do. You keep your anger at the classes boiling!

Comment Re:This would level the playing ground (Score 1) 364

Wow, didn't realize that middle class people don't own horses or boats! Guess what - plenty of middle class people own both! Several of my coworkers here in the Ventura, CA area have horses (the hills around here are great for riding), and both of my neighbors own boats (20 to 30 foot boats). But go ahead and run away, you've been exposed as a class warfare soldier. Facts obviously don't matter, you have an agenda to push!

Comment This really, really upsets me (Score 1) 491

I think I'm going to have to plan a stealth take-down of Dice, one office/person at a time. I'll announce my involvement after each attack, and I'll promise more in the future. And I'll scare them so much they will drop this ridiculous meme. That will show them that we engineers are NOT more likely to be terrorists!

Comment Re:This would level the playing ground (Score 1) 364

Explain, please, how a flat 7.62% tax rate will make up a ~15% tax rate differential. Top 1% pay about a 23% income tax rate; the middle/working class pay around a 7% income tax rate. Add in the payroll tax and you're still WELL short of 23%. Simple math, Ratzo, should be quite obvious that "payroll taxes" are simply a red herring...

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