I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by pulga » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:44 pm

Upon the authority of the President it's a done deal.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by dharmacorps » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:03 pm

I own 2 S-corps and had been under the impression those would not benefit from this bill, but now apparently I am learning it does give cuts to them. Will it make me hire more people? maybe indirectly, but not directly. But that's typical of trickle down economics for you.

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Post by Circle5 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 pm

pulga wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:44 pm
Upon the authority of the President it's a done deal.

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He just got himself a new term in office.

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Post by DNS » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:15 pm

dharmacorps wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:03 pm
I own 2 S-corps and had been under the impression those would not benefit from this bill, but now apparently I am learning it does give cuts to them. Will it make me hire more people? maybe indirectly, but not directly. But that's typical of trickle down economics for you.
Correct, I believe like an LLC, that qualifies as a pass-through business entity and then you get that special rate for pass-through entities of 25% which depending on how successful your businesses are, could be a substantial tax cut.

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Post by Justsit » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:47 pm

Circle5 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 pm
He just got himself a new term in office.
Not so sure, if Bannon runs.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 pm

What you will do with it is to donate it to those activities which you want the government to support, but which it is less likely to do because of its declining income.

Won't you?

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:39 pm

Greetings,
Justsit wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Not so sure, if Bannon runs.
If Trump is alive and kicking, and willing and able to run again, then there is absolutely no reason for Steve Bannon to run.

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Paul. :)
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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by DNS » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:34 am

Charles Barkley "thanks" Pres. Trump for the tax cut for him and the other one-percenters and says he's going to buy another Rolex.


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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:39 am

Funny that there was a debate about which country I live in. Didn't think it was arrogant to assume that a major tax cut in the world's largest economy would be so difficult to understand.
Or maybe I missed something? Did Belgium pass a new law?

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Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:14 am

In my travels, I've had the opportunity to live in what may be the the two most opposite countries in the world--Norway, and the Philippines.
Norway is very expensive, with high taxes, and an excellent quality of life. Phils, not so much. It's cheap, no taxes, and polluted.
I'm sure other members have experienced what it is like to go to a place where there are no government services. Like India, perhaps. India is a mess. Amazing place to visit, no doubt, but a mess.
So, I'd rather pay higher taxes to a responsible government and get a higher quality of life. See no reason for the ultra-wealthy to have more money, or Corporations to get a break.
Because, as I said in the top of the post, If I get a tax break, I will not hire more people, or give them more money.
The entire purpose of a responsible government is to make sure money is distributed evenly enough throughout society, and that quality of life and civic participation is high. This is how you build a good country.

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Post by Justsit » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:22 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:39 pm
Greetings,
Justsit wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Not so sure, if Bannon runs.
If Trump is alive and kicking, and willing and able to run again, then there is absolutely no reason for Steve Bannon to run.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Just an interesting idea that's floating around the Net.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12 ... ner-ivanka

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:28 am

This tax cut for the super wealthy is the perfect thing to run against.
He sees it as a win. I see it as a gift for Democrats. We will use this against him. And it is such an easy argument to make.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:42 am

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Post by Circle5 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:44 am

alan wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:14 am
In my travels, I've had the opportunity to live in what may be the the two most opposite countries in the world--Norway, and the Philippines.
Norway is very expensive, with high taxes, and an excellent quality of life. Phils, not so much. It's cheap, no taxes, and polluted.
I'm sure other members have experienced what it is like to go to a place where there are no government services. Like India, perhaps. India is a mess. Amazing place to visit, no doubt, but a mess.
So, I'd rather pay higher taxes to a responsible government and get a higher quality of life. See no reason for the ultra-wealthy to have more money, or Corporations to get a break.
Because, as I said in the top of the post, If I get a tax break, I will not hire more people, or give them more money.
The entire purpose of a responsible government is to make sure money is distributed evenly enough throughout society, and that quality of life and civic participation is high. This is how you build a good country.
You're comparing 82.000$ pib per capita country with 3000$ and thinking that the difference is due to the taxes. No comment.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:28 am

But, there are wealthy people in both countries, right?
Difference is that there is better government in one country, and almost no government in the other. Best government spreads out the wealth,
Right?

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by Dhammanando » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:15 am

Circle5 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:44 am
You're comparing 82.000$ pib per capita...
It's usually called GDP ("gross domestic product") in English. I don't think many readers will have heard of produit intérieur brut.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:30 am

Correct. And I'd bet most would rather live in a society that was governed on the principle that it is better to have more equality.

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by No_Mind » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:52 am

alan wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:39 am
Funny that there was a debate about which country I live in. Didn't think it was arrogant to assume that a major tax cut in the world's largest economy would be so difficult to understand.
Or maybe I missed something? Did Belgium pass a new law?

Friends, just to make it clear---I live in Miramar Beach, Florida. That is the Florida that is in the U.S.

And now to be nice I will put up a pretty beach pic in another thread. To make you happy.
Hi Alan,

No debate about where you live. Also, I have been following the tax cut legislation for about 4 months now. All I said and forgive me if I ask too much .. write a proper OP .. with clear, cogent description of what you are writing. It is the least that you owe your readers.

Regards

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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:55 am

A few people have shown this pic of the Crazy Man, holding up his signature. Here is what I think is weird--look at his signature.
Is that normal? Who writes like that?
I'm no handwriting expert, but this vertical slash just seems weird.
I've had to sign things, over and over again, when I was doing Art Shows. Got sick of signing. People came up to me and asked to sign. I became sick of signing, and got sloppy. My hand hurt. But never did I just have a slash. Never did my signature look like a seismograph.
Look at this signature again, and then tell me if you think it is not weird. After all the time I spent signing pictures, none of them looked like this. And I've signed a thousand pictures.
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Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:13 am

Hi No_Mind. Next time I talk about taxes, I'll make it clear I'm referring to the U.S.
Unless my point is true in every country.
Oh, wait--my point is true in every country.

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