Forum posts made by cal_jack

Topic Is there anyone who thinks this tax reform is actually a good idea?
Posted 11 Dec 2017 07:39

IMHO you're asking all the wrong questions. As soon as you allow any deductions, credits, carve outs or set asides in the tax code you're allowing for more to be passed in the future. Congress is going to monkey with anything they can monkey with. It's how they buy votes. The solution is to take it away from them. What's needed is a constitutional amendment that takes the cookie jar and puts it on a shelf high enough that they can't reach it.

Here's one proposal (not original) that would work.

1. Have a real Federal Budget, like the one you have in your household. Include every income item and every expenditure. No more gimmicks like the Social Security "lock box" or pushing things into an "off budget" category. No more "black budget" items for the DoD.
2. The IRS sets a tax rate for the current year that will cover all of the amounts projected for the current budget year adjusted to correct for any amounts overspent or underspent in the previous year.
3a. Every income earner, individual, corporate, or institutional, pays the tax rate set by the IRS in step 2 above on any amount they received from any source above and beyond an amount set by the Department of Commerce that reflects the current definition of the poverty line.
- or -
3b. Every sale, retail or wholesale, has a National Sales Tax applied at the time of the transaction at the rate set by the IRS in step 2 above. Certain items and categories that are life, safety, and/or health related will be exempt from the sales tax. Examples would include things like food, medicines, and medical care.

The fatal flaw in the above proposal is that Congress will never pass any tax system that they cannot monkey with. Monkeying with the tax code is the very essence of Congressional power. Do they use it in excess? How the F do you think the tax code got so messed up in the first place? The analogy of a having the federal budget and taxes be like your personal budget can be a good one. However, just like the family budget some things need to be paid for over time, for example your house or car. In the government's case, that would be buildings and armaments among other things. You will need to pay for those over time.

The other challenge with this idea is that the expenses and the tax receipts of the government vary over time plus there is a need for deficit spending in times of war and or recessions, at least most economists would argue that. So those things would need to be accounted for along with the timing issue of when a budget is determined. I do agree there are too many special interest groups that mess up the system. Right now, I just think we need to try to have more intelligent conversations about the issues.

Topic Is there anyone who thinks this tax reform is actually a good idea?
Posted 09 Dec 2017 10:38

These tax bills first off shouldn't be called tax reform. This bill actually creates additional complexities for small businesses that are set up as pass-through entities. Also taxes perform two key functions whether you like it or not. One to raise revenue and another one is to implement social policy.

There has been discussion on comparing these bills (House and Senate) to the ACA bill in the amount of vetting done. They are not the same. The ACA bill had well over 20 days of hearing where health care experts testified. You could argue that Congress didn't listen to them but at least the experts could present their concerns. These tax bills did not have the same amount of discussion. One senator (an independent from Maine) commented and I paraphrase, the faster a bill gets voted on, the worse the bill is.

Now some questions?
> Do you believe single parents should get some type of tax breaks
> Do you believe that all types of casualty losses should be treated the same? Earthquakes versus hurricanes for example
> Do you believe people with excessive medical bills should get a tax deduction
> Do you believe the government should encourage charitable giving
> Do you believe no estates should be taxed
> Do you believe corporations require a significant tax break to be competitive
> Do you believe individuals should get a temporary reduction in tax rates while corporations get a permanent reduction
> Do you believe that carried interest (a tax loophole criticized by trump and the Republicans) should continue to be treated favorably.

These bill(s) do the following
> Eliminate Head of Household status - I thought the Republicans were for "family" values
> Hurricanes continue to get favorable tax treatment, earthquakes no
> Currently, medical expenses are deductible (if you can itemize) if they exceed 10% of AGI. This is eliminated in both bills
> With the increase in the standard deduction, people will have one less reason to donate since for most middle class taxpayers, they will not longer be able to itemize.
> Estate taxes no matter how large the estate will be eliminated. (I am sure this will help Trump's family.)
> Corporations seem to be doing fine but they have not hired more people. Low interest rates, large amount of cash holdings haven't encouraged this. How will these bills help?
> Corporation rates permanent, individuals no
> Carried interest loophole remains even after trump campaigned against it. (Is this cleaning the swamp?)

These are just a few of the changes that make these bills difficult to support along with an over $1 trillion dollar increase in the deficit.

Topic Waking up to a blow job - yay or nay?
Posted 28 Nov 2017 22:03

Why is this even a question? Heck yes!

Topic Why I voted for Donald Trump
Posted 07 Oct 2017 09:59

A few comments:

1) I just read the last 10 or 12 comments and I want to compliment everyone with mostly commenting respectfully and with facts or reference to facts to support their opinion. More intelligent conversation and discourse is needed in the US.

2) Illegal immigration. If the purpose of the wall is to stop illegal immigration, it can be done very quickly without spending billions. The answer, penalize employers, farmers, poultry processing plants, etc. who employ illegal workers. Most immigration is due to economic reasons (wanting a better and safer life), we give lip service to enforcement. Penalizing the employers would stop a large amount of immigration.

3) Health care: Lets decide what we want health care to do. Everyone longs for the "good ole days" but one, you cannot roll back the clock and two, the good ole days weren't really that good. As a few people responded, US healthcare costs are the highest per capita with some of the worse outcomes life span and quality of life.

Topic Global Warming and the Attack on Environmentalism
Posted 11 Sep 2017 07:05

Maybe we should be looking at global warming and the environment from a different perspective. What is wrong with just trying to be more efficient in our use of the Earth's resources and be better stewards of this planet for future generations? We should be trying to make cars more efficient, we should be trying to release less carbon into the atmosphere and we should be protecting natural resources for future generations. Global warming or not, it will just make for a healthier planet and in the end, it would be better for us all. Plus, if we did this, we would be on the leading edge of new technologies and jobs.

Topic Guys-would you be interested in a woman who had been abstinent for a long stretch?
Posted 25 Jul 2017 14:36

It would partially depend on her reasons but more importantly it would depend on the chemistry between us and whether she had the interest.

Topic Tonya and Gypsy's Daily inspiration
Posted 10 Nov 2016 23:49

Great idea, I need some positive energy and good thoughts for the future.

Topic Please do not contact us about "low" votes on your stories / poems
Posted 03 Jul 2016 16:46

People are entitled to their opinions as long as they are not be malicious. Personally, I don't have a problem with a low score as long as the person provides some constructive feedback on why. I am always trying to improve my writing. Also, I do think people are in general, generous in their scoring. I am guessing that most stories average around 4.75 which is close to excellent.

Topic Do guys like it when a woman wears lingerie?
Posted 18 Jun 2016 12:05

LOVE IT! I love seeing it on and having her or I slowly taking it off or pulling those wet panties off with my teeth.

Topic Show Dem Tiddies for Breast Cancer Research. COMPETITION IS CLOSED.
Posted 06 Oct 2015 07:27

Not sure anyone wants to see my hairy chest, but instead here is another donation to the cause. I have had close family and friends impacted by both breast cancer and other forms of cancer. Thanks Trinket for starting this fun and educational post.

Organization The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Location Receipt Issued 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor
New York, 10022 10022
Federal Tax ID 13-3727250
Donation Amount $50.00

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 21 May 2014 16:08

A search filter to see which members are on line.

Topic Do you pee when your partner is in the bathroom with you.
Posted 28 Apr 2014 23:21

All the time

Topic if u could have sex with any celebrity who would it be
Posted 31 Mar 2014 22:00

The first woman that came to mind was Emma Watson. Sexy and smart but I could think of a few more. I am sure I am on their list also.

Topic Licking pussy
Posted 24 Oct 2012 22:52

You should go down on the guy and get him close to the edge and then tell him it is his turn to get you off. Get him real horny and he should just dive in.

Topic I am naked because .....
Posted 10 Jan 2012 23:09

because I got a buzz on and am horny..

Topic When was the last time you had sex? [BE HONEST]
Posted 03 Feb 2011 22:29

Yesterday, I sure needed it...

Topic Lips or eyes?
Posted 21 Jan 2011 21:55

Eyes get my attention but then I would pay more attention to her lips later.

Topic Word association game
Posted 14 Nov 2010 16:29


Topic Forum Game: Twin Word Link
Posted 11 Nov 2010 16:32

Pictures of women in lingerie

Topic If you click on this thread, you have to post
Posted 07 Nov 2010 09:43

Well woke up horny, lets see what the day brings.

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 04 Nov 2010 13:45

Suck ear lobes (with a little whispering in the ear)

Watching someone masturbating or being watched?

Topic Where would you take the person above you to make love??
Posted 04 Nov 2010 13:38

On a white sandy beach with the warm water rolling over us.

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 28 Oct 2010 21:35

Big shapely boobs

Watching someone masturbate or being watched?

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 28 Oct 2010 13:02

Pierced Clit

Thongs or No Underwear?

Topic Forum Game: Sexy Chain
Posted 14 Oct 2010 10:31