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common sense

common sense

common sense commented on No charges against officers

Joe, you and I don't agree very often but you are absolutely correct on this one. Double standards and unequal justice under the law have become common in this county, state and country. Just like politicians who pass laws for the rest of us and exempt themselves from them or simply ignore…

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common sense commented on People's Forum

Yes, fewer will itemize because the standard deduction is a better deal for them, they pay less tax that way as do most middle and lower income earners. Keep repeating the Dem talking points, even though not accurate they make you feel good. I'll take my deduction for my private jet that y…

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common sense commented on People's Forum

CC, but withholding is not constant. Remember when the tax reform was implemented, most people saw less withholding from their weekly paycheck. I can vouch for this as I am paid a salary and my take home pay increased with the revised withholding tables. Wouldn't it follow that if they ta…

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common sense commented on People's Forum

Standard deduction now $12,000 for an individual $24,000 for a married couple. This is a much better deal for most middle and low income people than the personal deductions they are losing. I notice you didn't answer my question - would you rather have a big refund or pay less in taxes?

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common sense commented on People's Forum

Do you know the details of tax reform or are you just assuming it's bad because it's Trump? The standard deduction was doubled which is a much bigger benefit to most middle class Americans than itemizing deductions. It also greatly simplifies the process of doing their taxes. You keep say…

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common sense commented on People's Forum

Joe, if refunds are down it's because people are actually paying less in taxes. It amazes me how many people don't get it. The refund you get isn't some sort of windfall or gift from the govt. It is a refund of the money you have overpaid to the govt. throughout the year. If the amount t…

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Public employees should not be allowed to be in Unions and bargain with elected officials over pay. There is a natural conflict of interest when you can give political support in exchange for more money. Public employee pay raises should be indexed against the cpi.

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If he was dealing Merh, he should get more time. Not more than a child molester but neither will get as much as they deserve.

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So, the supposed fiscally conservative Republicans wanted to give the already competetively-paid mayor a raise while the Democrats got the most part voted against it. I think some Republicans have switched parties but just told their constituents yet.

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If you're a cop and allow someone to drive under the influence and in fact ride with them, then yea, that's a problem. If someone in that car discharged a weapon, especially while under the influence, that's a bigger problem.