• Badnon Wissenshaftler's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    Might I invite everyone to continue discussion regarding taxation on a thread I began a while back? http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?549684-On-Taxation-and-a-Workable-Strategy
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    Today, 12:13 PM
    jmdrake Again, I'm still dizzyingly busy, but I'd like to invite continued discussion here. The most appealing portion of the tariff / user-fee idea comes from what you said here: Also, I see the point of paying for protection of the trade routes, and opt for cargo ships bristling with .50 cals. ;)
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    Today, 10:49 AM
    Just FYI. "No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken." United States Constitution, Article 1, § 9, cl. 4
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    12-01-2020, 06:00 PM
    Wheee! I actually don't disagree greatly with a lot you've been saying throughout this thread, but I have some things to address. I'm a very busy man today, so it might be tomorrow before I get there. Briefly, regarding being taxed for being alive: I don't care for taxes at all! And I generally agree with the quote in the title of this thread. Just looking for the best method for the collection of such revenue while it is a necessary evil. See ya soon! ;D PS: The Doc looked so lively in that video! Not too many years ago. Maybe just the euphoria and adrenaline of a freedom rally?
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    11-30-2020, 06:15 PM
    Yep, that's more gooder. Up there with "Syringe Sovereign" and "Injection Imperator".
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    11-30-2020, 04:57 PM
    "Vaccine Minister", hahaha. That's the first issue. People seriously created such a title. Now it will go from the "Mask of the Beast" to "Sticks, Sticks, Sticks!".
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    11-30-2020, 02:48 PM
    Haha, that was a very dramatic and entertaining performance by "General Butler". As far as war being a racket as he defined it, I agree. Why no tariffs? Because I take the Ron Paul approach on free trade. Here is a decent take on that, from Antiwar.com and the Doc. Starting the video from 5 min on is a decent truncation. https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2016/01/19/ron-paul-says-when-free-trade-fails-war-follows/ The heart of what I think about tariffs, with regards to war, is summarized by a sentence in that link: "Protectionism leads to trade wars which very often lead to hot wars."
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    11-30-2020, 11:28 AM
    I don't know, but probably the same jackasses who were cutting their rifles in half a while back as some kind of virtue-signal.
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    11-30-2020, 11:26 AM
    Going from zero to $2,500 in taxes is exactly what happened in my young life when I switched from part-time to full-time work (I think the amount was pretty close, at least. That was a long time ago.) I still stayed working full-time. The difference is, as I began making more money, I paid more taxes. Was that an incentive to keep me earning as little as possible? You could look at it that way, but I still wanted to make more money. That said, I've known bozos who wouldn't work over a certain number of hours per week so they could keep receiving welfare checks. That was perverse if you ask me. As far as a yearly income report: That wouldn't be necessary unless you claimed exempt, and even then, it's a very minimal meddling, especially compared to excise taxes, sales taxes etc.
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    11-29-2020, 08:51 PM
    She looks to be a snazzy little gal. I'd like to pay her restaurant a visit next time I trek through Colorado.
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    11-29-2020, 08:03 PM
    Sure, it's more of a burden to some than others, but that should be irrelevant. When you pay taxes, you're essentially paying for government services (military, courts, etc.). Now, any other time you're paying for goods or services, do they ask what is your income? Do you pay $10 for a 6-pack but Jeff Bezos pays $50,000? Of course not. That's why a percentage doesn't make any sense to me. And yes! I think it's a wonderful incentive to get to keep more and more of your money as your income increases, instead of losing more and more.
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    11-29-2020, 05:51 PM
    Why? Then you have to keep tabs on whatever good or service is taxed. And are you saying 25% of all goods and services? I'm talking about a very flat tax. If you're a citizen, over 18, and make enough money, you pay your $2500 (or whatever) and that's it. It should be enough revenue for a Constitutional federal government, the tax-collection apparatus would be profoundly reduced, and there would be so much less meddling in our lives and businesses. Business, then, would flourish like nowhere else! No other country could compete! Every business in the world would want to be here.
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    11-29-2020, 04:25 PM
    People? Everyone above a certain threshold (poverty level) would be taxed $2500/yr (or whatever was necessary). No corporate taxes, no meddling in your affairs or transactions, no tariffs, and none of that "selective-burden" you mentioned. The only thing the gov't needs to know is if you make more than poverty level. At least that's what I would do if we must still have a gov't.
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    11-29-2020, 01:09 PM
    Was there supposed to be a link here?
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    11-29-2020, 01:08 PM
    I'm all for a simple capitation tax if we must have taxes. That would be the only true "flat" or "fair" tax.
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    11-28-2020, 10:13 AM
    Haha, yeah, they need to stop the spread of "dangerous misinformation", like the fact that so many deaths were mislabeled in an attempt to cause fear and panic. Hence the "archive.org" solution.
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    11-27-2020, 07:54 PM
    If animals are rising out of the ground due to decomp gases, that's one thing. If they start running around seeking to eat brains, then we'd better get ready. ;)
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    11-27-2020, 07:49 PM
    I think most of us here understand this, but that Johns-Hopkins releases this analysis is somewhat unexpected. The data, however, do not lie. "According to new data, the U.S. currently ranks first in total COVID-19 cases, new cases per day and deaths. Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled “COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data.” From mid-March to mid-September, U.S. total deaths have reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. Instead of looking directly at COVID-19 deaths, Briand focused on total deaths per age group and per cause of death in the U.S. and used this information to shed light on the effects of COVID-19. She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States. After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.
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    11-27-2020, 01:18 PM
    Seems like such a waste. I would've hoped they would make a million fur coats out of this, but I know that the PETA types would never allow it.
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    11-23-2020, 09:56 AM
    I have previously endorsed NAC in other threads, and I'll do so again. I take NAC (if I have some) when I drink booze, and as a general supplement, particularly if I'm not feeling well. As a chemist, it just makes sense. It's certainly a bonus if it helps with The 'Rona. The FDA be damned.
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    11-21-2020, 05:18 PM
    I'll had aquaponics as an individualistic food production solution on the radar for quite some time. Great minds.. :) But yes, individuals producing their own food and energy aren't part of the future that the megacity/megagrid people have in mind, though simply that would be a solution to so many economic and social problems. *Le sigh*
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    11-21-2020, 05:14 PM
    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "eat me". Wait 'till there's a whole new meaning to "you do you". ;)
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    11-21-2020, 02:25 PM
    You get 'em, Tiger! Part of the trouble people are having is that biotechnology is well beyond where many people think it is these days. PCR testing has never been used to this scale before, and that and the other assays etc, are very new to the general populace. That's not to say any of this is infallible or should be taken as holy doctrine, but things are much more advanced than they were 20 or 30 years back. Culturing bacteria or fungi often times isn't that difficult. Then, having the organism in hand, one could perform a multitude of verifications to determine the identity of such an organism. Viruses aren't quite that easy. You can't just swab them onto an agar petri-dish and put it in the incubator. Since they do nothing on their own, often only infect certain cells and might be particular to other conditions, there is a bit more difficulty in their in vitro propagation. However, It can be done for SARS-CoV-2, as seen here. It takes more time, labor and resources. BUT, if every test was performed to this level of rigor (viral propagation, electron microscopy, whole genome sequencing, oh my), we'd have no doubt about who was and wasn't infected. Perhaps if it were only done for those who were obviously symptomatic, and, only then after positive verifications throughout, would it be a "case", we'd have much less in the way of "cases".
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    11-21-2020, 09:49 AM
    Well, with proper lab/transport efficiency, it's certainly possible. Here is a one RT-PCR test that claims 1-hour TAT (Turn Around Time). So a day shouldn't be a problem, depending on how inundated a lab might be. Also, there are rapid antigen tests, such as this one, which claims results within 30 minutes, and doesn't even require a lab. Keep in mind, Elon Musk made famous some ambiguous results he received from rapid antigen tests.
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    11-19-2020, 11:27 AM
    Looks again like it's time to ignore "The Science!" and not make "data-driven" policies. It's pitifully clear that these dehumanizing dictates do nothing to save us from viruses, but they're sure effective at stroking the egos of every tin-pot despot who has come out the woodwork since the beginning of this medical-kabuki nightmare.
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    11-17-2020, 04:58 PM
    I confess. I was puzzled at the title of this thread, and could only think:
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    11-17-2020, 04:16 PM
    Hahaha, I remember that, and when this COVID BS began, I noted how the vaping illnesses just disappeared!!! Perhaps there was/is a vaping illness, and they just decided to push a communicable disease along with it, using the vaping victims as models for fearmongering...
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    11-17-2020, 12:17 PM
    “It means that the new coronavirus can circulate among the population for a long time and with a low rate of lethality..." Why, yes, and it would've done so as inconsequentially as many other viruses had the entire world not flipped the hell out due to a pernicious propaganda campaign! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy-timing/coronavirus-emerged-in-italy-earlier-than-thought-italian-study-shows-idUSKBN27V0KF This adds credence to an earlier and similar story regarding Spain: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-science-idUSKBN23X2HQ
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    11-16-2020, 01:25 PM
    I'm very happy we still have Rand in the Senate. One of very few in the District of Criminals to still speak reason and advocate freedom. Maybe we can have a Rand Paul / Kristi Noem ticket in 2024. That is, if rampant election fraud litigation doesn't result in the Union asunder...
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