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Elections should beheld on April 16th...

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Elections should be held on April 16th-
the day after we pay our income taxes.

That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. emoticon
Thomas Sowell




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SHARJOPAUL 3/8/2013 9:40AM

    Sounds good to me!

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IMREITE 3/8/2013 12:57AM

    why do you thing elections are not around the times when taxes or municipal payemnts are due? the people in power do that on purpose.

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WALLAHALLA 3/7/2013 11:45PM

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DJ4HEALTH 3/7/2013 10:06PM

    Agree that elections should be held after tax day!!There is allot of pork that can be eliminated from the budget with out hurting any of the other things that we need for the people.

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NANCYPAT1 3/7/2013 8:03PM

    Good point.

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FRAN0426 3/7/2013 5:07PM

    The congress are elected by us, to bad we have left them get away with special insurances not offered to any other American; if they had to be on the terrible health insurance many of their constituants have---there would be some changes made. You know that idea of electing them after taxes are filed may be a thought, as long as a nation we stand up and start demanding changes to them to.

Comment edited on: 3/7/2013 5:08:08 PM

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DONNA5281 3/7/2013 3:59PM

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/7/2013 2:01PM

    Yes! I've always liked Thomas Sowell's articles, they were one of the ones I read every when when I still got the paper delivered.

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SOOTHINGGLOW 3/7/2013 1:15PM

    I agree whole heartedly! The spending is out of control!

What's interesting is that most people don't realize that their employer actually has to MATCH the employee's taxes every month. So people don't realize that part of their wages IS the other half of withholdings. Businesses have to factor that in when calculating how much to pay their employees. MORE taxes = Lower wages.

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 3/7/2013 12:14PM

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123ELAINE456 3/7/2013 11:54AM

  WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN APRIL. GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONR. HAVE A SUPER GREAT DAY. TAKE CARE. HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MSKRIS7 3/7/2013 10:38AM

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/7/2013 10:26AM

    We all hate paying taxes, but it is necessary. Looking at all the services provided through taxes shows how important it is. The problem is when the rich get to avoid paying taxes through loopholes and it falls upon the shrinking middle class to support everyone. Remember: if people weren't paying taxes there'd be no social security, no medicare, no state health care, no aid for the disabled or working poor, no aid for natural disaster cleanup, food prices could be 5-10x what they are, anyone who isn't wealthy couldn't send their kids to school, and our infrastructure (roads, bridges - like 35W bridge in Minneapolis, utilities, etc) would crumble.

I've studied economics so I understand the need for taxes; I support fair taxation and dramatic changes to simplify the tax code. Take a moment and research the origins of the US tax code. It's interesting to read!

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LIS193 3/7/2013 9:24AM

    Congress should live amongst their constituents and tele-commute! Live by the same rules and health and pension plans as everybody else. Why are they so special anyway?

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PROUD-GRANDMA 3/7/2013 8:35AM

    Great idea!

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HPSANDDOLLAR 3/7/2013 7:54AM

  I so agree as well. Write a check for taxes everytime a payroll check is given. We need to authorize spending, not just elect the politicians.

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AMARILYNH 3/7/2013 7:41AM

    I so agree with that!! Another thing that would help is instead of having payroll withholding for people to have to WRITE A CHECK for the full amount of their tax! I think a lot of people would look at it a lot differently then!! I realize that isn't a logical option as too many people would spend all their earnings and not have the cash available to pay their tax - but it would open a lot of eyes.

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