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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:56 PM
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Missouri lawmakers seek to end tax break for poor
Source: Associated Press via Kansascity Star

JEFFERSON CITY | A Missouri tax break benefiting poor disabled and elderly people who live in rental housing could be on the chopping block when lawmakers convene Tuesday in a special session.

The elimination of the tax break for renters is projected to save the state $855 million over the next 15 years. Some lawmakers hope to redirect that money for new tax breaks intended to lure Chinese cargo planes to the St. Louis airport and more businesses to Missouri.

Advocates for senior citizens and the disabled vow to fight the repeal. But they may face a tough battle. The tax break repeal is the single largest budgetary savings being proposed to offset the new business incentives.




Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/04/3120618/missouri-l...



FYI- the above was all that was written - no need to go to the link.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:58 PM
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1. How about tax breaks for guillotines?
The madame is approaching.

Tick, tick, tick...

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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:01 PM
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2. Chinese cargo planes?
Who, pray tell, will have any money to buy Chinese cargo?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:14 PM
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4. The 2%ers, dear. And the corporations that won't have to pay income tax.
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LonePirate Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:03 PM
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3. Who the hell in their right mind pushes for disgusting legislation such as this?
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:18 PM
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5. Sounds right wing to me.
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dogmoma56 Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:25 PM
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6.  ...oops
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 02:29 PM by dogmoma56
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dogmoma56 Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:28 PM
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7. make the elected elite wait till they'r 65 to get their big ass'd pensions, not the day they resign
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 02:29 PM by dogmoma56
for some horrid crime.. or revealed sick perversion. and make em use medicare not 100% life long tax payer paid premo care.. show em what the doughnut hole is all about..
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:53 PM
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13. 70
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:14 AM
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24. SS is slated to go to 67, that sounds like a fair retirement age to me for them.
Maybe we should let them take it early at 62, but cut the benefits in half?
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:24 PM
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8. ...and in further news; Missouri will increase the extraction of
blood from rocks. :evilgrin:
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:07 PM
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9. Mo.red state idiots ignorre real solutions.1.-A STATE BANK with profits going into the MO treasury
Closing tax loopholes for highly profitable corporations in MO like Bass Pro Shops who no longer need tax incentives which they received when they were just beginning and are now hugely profitable. Monsanto could also be included in that group along with 3-M. Missouri has already virtually ended Medicaid by regulating it to the point of extinction with a plan called "spend-down"...which is a joke. The disabled making $800/mo would have to pay medical bills till they went over $200 in a month...then Medicaid would kick in. Now they want to end a yearly tax break which is always spent immediately...stimulating the economy immediately...and being a life saver for the poor being able to pay their bills.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:09 PM
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10. These tax returns are spent immediately out of necessity which stimulates the economy 2 to1
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:13 PM
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11. This should not even be on the table as it punishes already desparate people
I pray our Gov. will veto and his veto will not be overridden.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:17 PM
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12. Something about this that really struck me...
"The tax break repeal is the single largest budgetary savings being proposed to offset the new business incentives." That's because, as always, those who need the help the most are the first who get asked, no told, to do without. Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:55 PM
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14. Yup, same ole
tax the poor, and give business "incentives" (tax break).


It wouldn't be hard to turn over a veto.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:59 PM
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15. Do these people consider themselves Christians?
that would be pretty funny...
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:53 PM
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16. In Missouri that is a given GOP requirement.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:20 PM
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18. Just that they call themselves Christan
Nothing about being Christian.

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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:45 PM
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20. I wonder how they justify it, then. Can you tell me how?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:50 PM
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21. To the right it does not matter
As long as their side is in control.

We see the double standard all the time. Democratic supported are just not as easy on their candidates.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:19 PM
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17. All on the backs of the poor
So the rich can go free.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:24 PM
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19. More Republican family values.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:11 PM
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22. Come on everybody, let's go to jail. Then we will have a
constitutional right to medical, room and board. Plus we will have a Corporation supporting us. That ought to unbalance their budget.

I better put this up :sarcasm: .
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:48 PM
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23. naked GOP priorities and the huge Corporate Media Networks report nothing of it
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tpsbmam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:32 PM
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25. Actually, much more at link, including support for this measure by local AFL-CIO....WTF?!
"While we're not very happy with the elimination of some provisions that help people in need, we've got to get our people to work if we're ever going to have enough money in the state coffers again to support human need issues," said Herb Johnson, secretary-treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO, which has joined the Missouri Chamber Commerce and Industry in backing the plan.


Hey, I get the need for jobs but since when is it okay to do it on the backs of the poor, elderly, disabled and others who'll be really hurt by this. Damn, we've become a cruel country! This is on top of LIHEAP and other cutbacks -- the big picture is increasingly leading to suffering and death for many, many affected people as prices for everything rise and those who can least withstand all of these cutbacks are the most affected.

They also decided against doing the same for homeowners, saying that they pay property taxes. Um, they don't think that landlords include paying for the property taxes in the rent? Of course they do -- they'd be foolish not to. So renters are paying property taxes AND getting screwed by losing this tax break. Pure discrimination IMO.

The Democratic governor is now behind this if services for the elderly (e.g.) receive greater support. I call total bullshit. It's not just elderly who are affected -- a wide swath of people are affected by this and there's no way in this day of cutbacks that there will be anything that will compensate for the lost of much needed cold hard cash!

Seventy-five-year-old Minnie May used her farming background to make a vivid & perfect analogy:

"When one chicken plucks a feather out of another chicken, all the other chickens do too until there's nothing left of the chicken," May said. "And that's just what these lawmakers are doing, they're taking one feather off at a time until the elderly and disabled have nothing. And there's just no need of it, absolutely no need of it."


I agree, Minnie May, I agree.

:cry:




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