Happy Birthday Pete -Wednesday OT
September 9, 2015 12:02 AM - dibs
Edited by dibs at September 9, 2015 12:02 AM

September 9, 2015 3:14 AM - sixyearsandcounting
HBD Pete!
September 9, 2015 4:02 AM - sixyearsandcounting
TLDR for some people but a great article about the Queen:

September 9, 2015 6:47 AM - BirdnestHead
Happy Birthday, Pete!
September 9, 2015 7:03 AM - DeadCatBounce
That story must be from the Breitish equivalent of the Onion.
September 9, 2015 7:07 AM - DeadCatBounce
Happy Birthday, Pete.
September 9, 2015 7:25 AM - dibs
September 9, 2015 7:43 AM - dibs
Jeb lays out his new tax plan:

Bush laid out key elements of his tax overhaul framework in an opinion article posted on Tuesday for the Wall Street Journal, a day before he gives a speech outlining his plan in North Carolina.

With his tax plan, Bush showed how he was attempting to court Republican voters with serious policy ideas at a time when attention has been focused on brash New York billionaire Donald Trump.

The former Florida governor would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent, reviving a long-sought Republican effort to reduce rates on corporations in order to devote more money to job creation.

He would reduce the number of individual tax brackets to three from seven, with a high rate of 28 percent and then down to 25 percent and 10 percent.

"With this reform in place, roughly 15 million Americans will no longer bear any income-tax liability," Bush wrote.

The top tax bracket Americans currently pay is 39.6 percent, levied on annual income of at least $413,201.

Bush's "Reform and Growth Act of 2017" would nearly double the standard deduction now taken by about two-thirds of all filers.

It would eliminate the "marriage penalty," which is the higher taxes some married couples pay than they would if they were single and made the same income.

Bush would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is available for low- and moderate-income individuals. He would get rid of the estate tax, which is imposed on the value of a deceased person's estate before distribution to the heirs.

He would retire the Alternative Minimum Tax and end the employee’s share of the Social Security tax on earnings for workers older than 67.

To encourage U.S. companies to bring home an estimated $2 trillion in overseas profits, he would assess a one-time tax of 8.75 percent on those profits payable over 10 years.

Bush has made a hallmark of his campaign a pledge to generate annual growth of 4 percent, saying growth has lagged under President Barack Obama. Growth in the second quarter this year reached a revised rate of 3.7 percent."

I find the plan to deal with Coprorate overseas money and eliminating the AMT particularly encouraging.

Eliminates carried interest.

Edited by dibs at September 9, 2015 7:53 AM
September 9, 2015 7:45 AM - dibs
He would eliminate the deductibility of state and local taxes so you high state tax losers will lose. I have already dealt with that issue!!!!

Edited by dibs at September 9, 2015 7:46 AM
September 9, 2015 7:46 AM - Deleted
Happy birthday Pete!!
September 9, 2015 7:55 AM - dibs

September 9, 2015 7:55 AM - Deleted
Oh it's open ? Ok see ya tomo
September 9, 2015 7:57 AM - dibs

September 9, 2015 7:58 AM - dibs
Tell him if he removes the Ignores, I'll let it go too.

September 9, 2015 8:04 AM - dibs
Someone sounds upset he's "out in the open."

You just proved my points as well.

September 9, 2015 8:06 AM - dibs
And, what are your thoughts on the Bush tax plan????

September 9, 2015 8:07 AM - dibs
"Go fuck yourself. I'm really putting you on ignore now because it's done."


You are a very immature child.
September 9, 2015 8:11 AM - dibs
I told you numerous times yesterday that we could bury the hatchet. Your decision.

Stop being a petulant child

September 9, 2015 8:13 AM - dibs
I saw this job opening for an Executive Director at the Morris Animal Refuge which is around the corner and where we got Ben and Nick. It's really too much work though and I am not qualified for a lot of it.


September 9, 2015 8:16 AM - Deleted
Yup dibs, way to go!
September 9, 2015 8:17 AM - dibs
LOL @ frownstoner. and LOL at you for going over there to check

September 9, 2015 8:41 AM - dibs
BnH…what about voting for John McAfee…

"McAfee is "founding a new party yet to be announced."

Edited by dibs at September 9, 2015 8:47 AM
September 9, 2015 9:14 AM - ij
Happy birthday, Pete! I prefer a truly open thread but if the What is copying everything then I could be convinced otherwise.
September 9, 2015 9:15 AM - dibs
I really don't understand the obsessive fear of the What.

September 9, 2015 9:18 AM - dibs

And paranoid.

September 9, 2015 10:38 AM - pepper
Happy Birthday, Sweet Pete!
September 9, 2015 10:51 AM - DeadCatBounce
Wall Street Rally fading fast.
Where the hell is M4L?
September 9, 2015 10:58 AM - dibs
No, worries, DCB. Also, it really ony affects a few of us here.

September 9, 2015 3:58 PM - petebklyn
thanks for b'day wishes