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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:29 pm

darkguy2 wrote:Yep. It will be my fourth year so I am not sure if they will let me renew at the cheaper price the next time. If not then I will have to see if it will be worth it to me. Ever since they have started to charge sales tax in my state my purchases have drastically decreased.



That's still a sore spot with me too. But what can we expect we have a government that simply can't satisfy its thirst for getting its hands on as much of our money as possible and giving it away to countries that hate us, illegals and people who don't believe in working for a living not to mention corporate welfare programs so there you go.


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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:55 pm

I have always and will always be against sales tax. I do not see how it is not double taxation. I have to pay a tax first to the federal government then my state government for my income. Then my money that was already taxed gets taxed again when I buy a item or service. Then you have to look at the other taxes that are already built into the price of the item or service. I understand that taxes are necessary but do not go taxing me again on something that was already taxed. A good example is on my father's cell phone bill. He has to pay several hundred in taxes every year for the service but he can not write that off in his income taxes. No he has to pay taxes on the money he is using to pay taxes.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:47 pm

That's the case with pretty much every tax though. Those "fees" and "tariffs" and "tolls" and whatever else they call them all come from money that was already taxed on income for most of us. How is sales tax any different in that regard?


And if you want to talk about double taxation, you gotta love the government taxing the sale of used cars. It was taxed when purchased new then if you turn around and buy it used they make you pay sales tax on it AGAIN. There is literally no limit to the taxes they can collect that way. Of course most vehicles don't get sold that many times, but the point is, yeah that's a pretty good example of double dipping or more.


I think what burns me the most is I pay a higher rate than guys like Romney and Obama that make a hell of a lot more money than I do. That in my view is just flat out WRONG. But this country doesn't care about people like us because we don't buy the government so we just have to deal with this bogus system we have here. I was reading an article about Americans living abroad who renounced US citizenship because of how the IRS is taxing them on their foreign earnings just tonight. I didn't realize just how ridiculous that is either the government claims they are going after rich people who abuse the system but that doesn't appear to be true they are just after every penny they can get, any way they can get it.

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Postby whit » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:28 pm

darkguy2 wrote:I have always and will always be against sales tax. I do not see how it is not double taxation. I have to pay a tax first to the federal government then my state government for my income. Then my money that was already taxed gets taxed again when I buy a item or service. Then you have to look at the other taxes that are already built into the price of the item or service. I understand that taxes are necessary but do not go taxing me again on something that was already taxed. A good example is on my father's cell phone bill. He has to pay several hundred in taxes every year for the service but he can not write that off in his income taxes. No he has to pay taxes on the money he is using to pay taxes.


Cell phones have surcharges // taxes that help the phone company pay for those cell lines, building and maintaining of

Kind of like how airlines have taxes..

Federal taxes fund things on federal level, silly as that sounds, like army, navy..those 3200 dollar toilet seats (thank you US, the contractors supplying is very happy)

State takes care of things like roads (federal takes care of some too, too lazy to look up specifics), and other things specific in state, if they cannot handle it, such as a natural disaster beyond their coffers, They ask for federal relieve.

And city taxes are often in form of sales taxes, I'm sure the city doesn't get it 100% (because how could states like Oregon collectively as a whole, the counties that is, decide not to tax at all? And get the funds from income taxes to run the city)

But i know that in CA, sale taxes varies from city, by a 1-2% average, because the city takes the money to fund certain projects, so sometimes, some counties, would raise the tax for a few years, before it goes down again..

Either way tax is like death, cannot escape it, only can find a damn good CPA, realtor/FA (depending on which you'd feel is safer) and a damn good lawyer

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Postby linuxmachine » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:06 pm

Government is a joke when it comes to efficiency and doing things effectively. They overpay and make bad contracts, usually to benefit the elite. In order to keep this wheel spinning, they cut budgets from important programs and beg the public to help these programs via taxes (education anyone?). Eventually, these taxes become more mainstay to support existing programs, and money that was allocated at higher levels are now game for other government sectors to plunder. Some contractor buddy of a politician gets his payday, and life is good living at the 1%. Can't do a damn thing, but get rich yourself. I'll make sure to give back if I ever get there.

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Postby whit » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm

Tell me about it, problem is you can't get in if you don't lie with them and if you're good enough at pretending, good luck trying to implement actual change at that point

I've seen city workers mimic the corruption, in terms of abusing sick days, getting paid pretty fat for doing little.

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Postby linuxmachine » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:28 pm

So I have a package due from Amazon today, via USPS (Smartpost). Status says 'in transit.' I'll report back in the evening :P

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Postby darkguy2 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:58 pm

linuxmachine wrote:So I have a package due from Amazon today, via USPS (Smartpost). Status says 'in transit.' I'll report back in the evening :P


If the USPS tracking does not say out for delivery chances are that you will not get it today.
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Postby linuxmachine » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:40 pm

darkguy2 wrote:If the USPS tracking does not say out for delivery chances are that you will not get it today.


Yea... I know... but that doesn't mean you have to crush my hopes!!! Just lie to me and say it's all ok!!! :D

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Postby nismoZtuner » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:23 pm

linuxmachine wrote: it's all ok!!! :D


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