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Comment Why is is always the "IT Computer Expert"... (Score 3, Informative) 297

that writes these "I lost everything hard drive failures"? You would think people who have been in the computer industry for a decade or longer would understand the importance of backups.

Simple rules

1) Automatic. Because if it is a manual backup, it won't happen.
2) At least 2 backups
3) One copy offsite

Comment Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 243

God, can your math really be that bad? If the state raises taxes on car dealers by 30%, as you say, and the tax goes from 3% to 4%, why would that require the car dealers to raise the prices of their cars 30%?

How did you get "the tax goes from 3% to 4%" from "the state raises taxes on car dealers by 30%?"

About your other point, sure some of the dealers may only raise prices by 29% and absorb that other 1%, but you're still missing the point. The consumer is still paying the full amount of the tax. So the dealer is taking less of a profit. He isn't PAYING any of the tax unless he's running that business at a loss. The consumer is the only one putting money into the equation unless the business is being run at a loss.

If you don't think only consumers pay taxes, let me leave you with this "If that car dealership doesn't have any customers and no business for a month, why are the taxes '0' for the month?"

Comment Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 243

The first rule of economics is "Businesses do not pay taxes. Businesses collect taxes."

No, the first rule of economics is "don't talk about economics".

Seriously, as long as you have companies in competition in regard to pricing, then yes, businesses do in fact pay taxes. They can not in fact just raise prices to cover taxes, because if they could raise prices, they already would have done so.

There is no law in economics that says "Businesses do not pay taxes. Businesses collect taxes." That's an old conservative trope that gained currency when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were busy rodgering the working people of their respective countries.

Sure, individual businesses would raise prices if they could. But you're missing the point of a tax.

Example 1: There are 50 auto dealers in a state. One dealer decides to raise his prices across the board because like you said "If they could, they would." He goes out of business.

Example 2: There are 50 auto dealers in a state. The state raises taxes on car dealers 30%. Now all dealers raise their prices 30%.

Now I ask you "Who is paying that 30% increase?"

Businesses can't print money. Well, other than the Reserve. But that's a different matter. Any money a business pays out for any reason has to originally come from an individual somewhere.

Comment Re:To be more precise, Amazon will collect on taxe (Score 1) 243

Raise the tax rate to 75% of the corporate profit and see what happens...

Companies will reinvest revenue rather than pay it out as dividends. Also, stock prices fall as future expected dividends are cut by 75%, and then rise again as said reinvestment makes economy grow faster.

Actually, this could be just the stimulus economy needs...

Oh dear Lord.

Raising the tax rate to 75% is a stimulant to the economy?

Wow.

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

You've got it backwards. Obamacare doesn't benefit an overwhelming majority. It screws over the overwhelming majority. Why do you think it isn't fully implemented yet? Why do you think executive order time and time again has been illegally issued to delay whole parts of it? Why do you think the private business mandate was pushed past another election?

Improve on the system? How? Unless something happens with the latest Supreme court case about the IRS ignoring the law, the whole system is rushing to a single payer inevitability.

Back to the original point. This entire FCC seizure of the internet is being done in secret and there is precedence of how Obama's administration does things in secret.

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

"As for your fiance, you should thank me. My insurance went up 90% while my deductibles went up over 200%. What? You thought your fiance's insurance was in a vacuum?"

Horse shit!

Provide evidence to back up your claim. Provide the name of the policy you had before. Cost and what it covered. And the provide the name of the new policy you have. Cost and what it covers.

Dude you are high if you think I'm posting my insurance info for your reading pleasure. My insurance payment last year was a little over $200. My insurance payment this year is a little under $400.

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

Actually it does. You have no idea what will change nor how it will change. No one does. If this government takeover was all sunshine & freedom you know damn well that the sponsors of this action would be shouting it from the rooftops. This is 100% completely secret for a reason.

As for your fiance, you should thank me. My insurance went up 90% while my deductibles went up over 200%. What? You thought your fiance's insurance was in a vacuum?

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1, Troll) 599

Actually I do know what they are about to do. The FCC released a 4 page summary of what the regulations were going to accomplish earlier this month. Just because you have no idea what's going on doesn't mean the rest of us are as uninformed.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Dail...

The devil is in the details.

Remember the summary "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan."?

Comment Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 599

This sounds good-- but I wonder just what form that regulation will take, and what level of regulatory capture will emerge.

The republicans gave up too easily. Look how long and drawn out their battle against Obamacare was. In comparison, this measure seems to have been abandoned without much fight. I can't help but wonder why.

The reason Obamacare took so long was not even the Democrats wanted to pass it. Look at the number of bribes that were needed for just Dems to pass it.

This is bad. Very bad. Biblically bad. The simple fact that ALL of the regulation is being kept a secret should tell everyone how much of a goat fuck this is going to be.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard

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