Forum posts made by roymunson101

Topic Tax reform
Posted 02 Oct 2017 07:17



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Topic Tax reform
Posted 02 Oct 2017 06:25



Don't confuse tax rates (% of taxable amount) with taxes paid ($ actually collected by Treasury). Yes, Buffet probably paid more in $ than his secretary, but at least some of his taxable income (dividends and capital gains) was probably taxed at a lower rate than hers (wages).



Warren Buffet was being entirely correct when he pointed out that his secretary is taxed at a higher rate than he is..

I think you confused yourself by talking about nontaxable income instead of addressing the point that Buffett was making about tax rates. These are really two different tax concepts. I do, however, appreciate you reiterating the point I just made about dividends and long term capital gains..

Topic Tax reform
Posted 02 Oct 2017 05:16

A couple of quick points:

The U S tax code is only partly aimed at raising revenue. It's also about giving power seekers something to manipulate. The reason it's so complex, and has so many "loopholes" is because Congress wants it complex and full of loopholes. The word loophole in itself is often read as something that happened quite by accident. But that obscures the simple fact that many of them are actually "carve outs" designed to benefit one group of constituents or another in exchange for votes or campaign contributions. So the simple fact is that the tax code is complex because it's in Congress' interest to make it complex. Before you haul out your elephant gun, keep in mind that both major parties have been adding their own complications, and removing damn few of their opponents', since the Federal Income tax was established.

All meaningful tax reform is going to be spun as benefiting the rich and the middle class. The simple fact is that it's hard to cut the income taxes of people who pay no Federal Income Tax. And nearly half of all households in the USA pay no net Federal Income Tax. Many of them in fact receive "refunds" of more than they actually paid in in a kind of slight of hand THAT SHALL NOT BE CALLED WELFARE.

The jiggering of the Federal Income Tax rates is more political theater and slight of hand than actual tax reform. The simple fact is that changing those tax rates on the top brackets has very little effect on how much actual Income Tax the rich pay, because they tend to have little or no "taxable income". Not to say they're going broke, just that the money they make is not classed as "income." Remember who writes the tax code in the first place. Whether their name has a D or an R after it, they're rich and powerful. And they tend to look after their own interests before they look after yours and/or mine. Warren Buffet was being entirely correct when he pointed out that his secretary is taxed at a higher rate than he is. Her income is mostly taxable while his is not. How can this be? the rich have more tricks, err.... loopholes, available to them than the rest of us. As an example. Suppose you were some uber rich person living in The Dakota in New York City. Your entire fortune is invested in New York City issued tax free municipal bonds. It doesn't matter that your return on said bonds is under 1%. The key is this:

"For residents of New York City, City bonds may be triple-tax exempt. This means that investors who buy tax-exempt bonds may not have to pay federal, New York State, or New York City income taxes on the interest they receive."

Copied from here:

https://comptroller.nyc.gov/services/financial-matters/nyc-bonds/buy-redeem-bonds/purchase-nyc-bonds/

Now, the difference between our hypothetical uber rich person, and people like you and I is that like Paris Hilton, Barbara Streisand, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, George Soros, and others, they can afford to live on a 1% return on their accumulated wealth, and also afford to pay teams of tax specialists to find creative ways to limit their tax exposure. You and I cannot.

But the most obvious solution will never fly politically. Because it's not "progressive" enough. Suppose all deductions, exemptions, loopholes, and exclusions were wiped out. Suppose you just had to file a postcard stating your income for the year. Suppose the federal expenses were totaled up for the previous year and divided by the sum total of the amounts from all of those postcards. And the resulting number was the Federal Income Tax Rate for each and every taxpayer in the USA. The ultimate pay-as-you-go plan. No hordes of IRS agents poring over corporate returns that fill whole railroad boxcars. No more trips to H & R Block. Just fill out your card, attach your check and mail it in.

But wait, the Real Estate Agents will say, without the mortgage interest deduction the middle class will buy fewer houses. But wait, the Sierra Club will say, without tax subsidies, people will buy fewer hybrids. And so on and so forth ad nauseum.

So don't hold your breath for any meaningful tax reform, not now, not ever. It's as dead as the repeal of Obamacare.

That is not what Buffet was talking about. Buffet has a huge portfolio of dividend yielding stocks, so to think that his amount of taxable income is less than his secretary is absolutely laughable. He was talking about the special tax rate for qualified dividends and long terms capital gains, which are taxed at a maximum of 20% for regular income tax purposes. The top rate for other income (wages, interest, short term capital gains, annuity income, etc) is 39.6%.

Topic Should i taste own semen?
Posted 28 Sep 2017 06:19

Dude, go for it.

Also, a while back I saw a guy post about sucking his own dick, so maybe if he pops in he'll be able to give you some advice if you want to take tasting your semen to a whole new level.

Such a calm, peaceful, and tranquil response.

Topic Do any girls sometimes look for a bf to have a dick to suck?
Posted 06 Sep 2017 09:12



Fine with me, rimjob Roy.

That's roto-rooter Roy to you!!

Topic Do any girls sometimes look for a bf to have a dick to suck?
Posted 05 Sep 2017 18:10

Yes.

I have a different boyfriend for each possible sex act. Keeps things sanitary.

#SayNoToCrossContamination



Sweet. That means I can finally hook up with anal only Amanda and titjob Tiffany

Topic What is your biggest sexual secret from your significant other?
Posted 26 Aug 2017 09:11



I guess that's why she's so bitchy in the forums evil4

Awww man. Cut me some slack. I'm kinda slow. I only recently found her ass, but only because I was searching for you.

Topic What is your biggest sexual secret from your significant other?
Posted 25 Aug 2017 05:27

I have an extra clit.

It's a rare condition known as dual clitism.

He frequents the site, so I guess it's not a secret anymore.Embarassed

Pfft. Obvious lie here. You don't even have ONE, that I've found yet.

Topic Favourite TV show theme song
Posted 10 Aug 2017 07:49

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Topic birthda
Posted 12 Jul 2017 10:41



Big Hugs



HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you

Thanks. I'm glad someone noticed.

Topic What are you reading?
Posted 11 Jul 2017 07:57

Differential growth responses to water flow and reduced pH in tropical marine macroalgae

It's from the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology .


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Topic Anyone feel free to shoot me a friend request. Are there any writers who live in Texas? How about specifically Houston, Texas?
Posted 31 Mar 2017 04:40

I would love to become lushfriends with you. I promise a great time, and consistent, but not intrusive, open, honest communication. Have a great day.

Send me a friend request. I promise to be cordial, and gentlemanly. Or I can be hypersexual and candid if you otherwise prefer that. I am very able, amenable, open-minded, and I definitely aim to please women first, before myself, or together if you catch my drift 😋.

I love talking to fellow writers too, and sexually uninhibited members and thinkers. I am very libertarian by nature.

Shoot me a friend request and I will accept all, after carefully reading your profile to get to know you better. I hope you read mine. It's open honest and true. By the way I am also a professional bodybuilder, so expect sexy pictures in time as I get back in shape.

Okay, Thanks and have a great day!

I don't live in Texas, but I wanted to reply anyway. I don't think you will have any problems making friends on here. You may want to visit the health and fitness section of the forum. I'm sure there are quite a few threads that could use a true professional bodybuilder's advice. Welcome to lush, and I hope you enjoy your time here.

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 17 Mar 2017 04:43

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Topic Do you like women in stripper heels?
Posted 15 Mar 2017 05:11

Not really.

Topic have you ever had car sex
Posted 15 Mar 2017 05:10

No. I prefer women.

Topic Does anyone else feel super horny when they are hung over?
Posted 15 Mar 2017 05:10

It depends. Are you super horny when you are not hung over?

Topic Boobs too big?
Posted 15 Mar 2017 05:09

Of course they can be too big. The perfect size depends on the frame of the woman.

Topic Cumshot Editor Pro: Cumming Made Easy
Posted 07 Mar 2017 05:42

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Topic Thread locked for no apparent reason
Posted 20 Feb 2017 09:20



You make the (incorrect) assumption that I have an answer to give you.

Oh well, that sucks. I do appreciate you posting your non answer reply to my question. Thank you very much for your help.

Topic Thread locked for no apparent reason
Posted 20 Feb 2017 07:56



That does seem like a pretty simple solution. I wonder why no one has thought of that.

Unless it is a matter of national security. But then, what nation? And if it was, would we even be allowed to say that it was a matter of national security, or would the site have to continue dodging the question, as you seem to think they are?

Alright, I'm convinced - it's definitely a conspiracy.

Definitely not surprised by that response. Rinse and repeat. If you spent 1/10th of the time just answering the question as you spend trying to figure out a clever way not to answer it....fuck it....never mind.

Topic Thread locked for no apparent reason
Posted 20 Feb 2017 05:51

I will have to say that it is pretty funny that there have been so many responses in the thread, but none of them have addressed the reason the thread was locked. It seems to me the most efficient thing to do would have been to just spell out the reason why the thread was locked. Surely that isn't a matter of national security.

Topic I want to get this from a stranger's prespective am I a fool/idoit
Posted 19 Jan 2017 05:48



One cannot receive any more attention than the attention that's deliberately offered to him, genius.

Besides, I don't recall ever exploiting my personal sorrows to bring any attention to myself, so it appears your disgruntled and blinkered mind completely missed the point.

Besides, I haven't noticed any of your bitter remarks in nearly 3 years, was there anything in particular within my previous post that hit close to home?

Besides, you should give seminars on how to embarrass yourself without even having to pronounce a single word.




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Topic What are you Complimented most for ??
Posted 07 Jan 2017 10:16

My man.

I think you had a slight misspelling, so I corrected that for you Lwinking

Topic Best way to broach the subject of a long-term crush?
Posted 16 Dec 2016 18:47



I figured as much. Given your situation, I guess you'll have no other choice but to follow the advices already offered to you in this thread.

If this doesn't work out however, and if you're any curious, I'll be more than happy to explain why waiting three long years is probably the worst strategy to utilize when approaching seduction.

Best of luck and wishing you a fresh new lover for the holiday season!

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Topic I want to get this from a stranger's prespective am I a fool/idoit
Posted 13 Dec 2016 17:43



One cannot receive any more attention than the attention that's deliberately offered to him, genius.

Besides, I don't recall ever exploiting my personal sorrows to bring any attention to myself, so it appears your disgruntled and blinkered mind completely missed the point.

Besides, I haven't noticed any of your bitter remarks in nearly 3 years, was there anything in particular within my previous post that hit close to home?

Besides, you should give seminars on how to embarass yourself without even having to pronounce a single word.




I used a picture, because I knew English would confuse you. I give up.

Topic I want to get this from a stranger's prespective am I a fool/idoit
Posted 13 Dec 2016 06:10



The way you didn't refute any of my assertions and took them so much at heart makes me suspect that they were in fact quite accurate. The truth hurts, doesn't it?

If you're any curious, there are plenty of people in my life who mean a whole lot to me; I've never been dumb or desperate enough to fall in love with a cyber-stranger who doesn't give a flying fuck about me, however.

Besides, what was the point of this thread if you've already moved on? Were you only awaiting well-intentioned people to invest their precious time on your past afflictions, just so that you could receive a hefty dose of cyber-attention ? That's kinda fucking low, don't you think?




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Topic christmas
Posted 29 Nov 2016 18:56

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Topic Your workout playlist
Posted 08 Nov 2016 05:36

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