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(White House)   I know I'm not a TFer, but would you sign my petition at whitehouse.gov? I need 150 signatures before the public can even see it   (petitions.whitehouse.gov) divider line 24
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2012-12-24 02:23:49 PM
i'll sign that gladly!
 
2012-12-24 03:44:22 PM
done. By all means, put it on the table, but I don't see it happening.
 
2012-12-24 03:48:48 PM
Tried to sign, but my account has been blocked.
 
2012-12-24 04:14:59 PM
This is long overdue.
 
2012-12-24 04:16:14 PM
Huh.  A WH petition that is actually worth something.
 
2012-12-24 04:36:01 PM
 
2012-12-24 04:40:52 PM

cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?


Damned straight. Will the NRA go away all together to be replaced by rational, truly responsible gun owners? Probably not, but I signed to tax their asses, for sure.
 
2012-12-24 05:11:02 PM

cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?


Uh the NRA is not a 501c3 tax exempt entity (there is a 501c3 NRA foundation, but that is not their lobbying wing). So....yeah...
 
2012-12-24 07:12:56 PM
I would sign it if doing so actually helped accomplish something constructive politically.

I am glad it makes you feel better though.
 
2012-12-24 07:26:02 PM

Balchinian: I would sign it if doing so actually helped accomplish something constructive politically.

I am glad it makes you feel better though.


Yeah, can't be squandering all those precious clicks. Carpal tunnel and all.
 
2012-12-24 07:42:24 PM
"If the higher FICA tax paid did raise a worker's future Social Security benefits, about 95% of the shortfall would be absolved."

How could this possibly be? If we have to pay them SSI on a $1M income, it should add linearly. We'd get a temporary boost, as current high earners would be paying in but not retiring for several years. The math seems unintuitive that this would permanently balance SSI.
 
2012-12-24 07:49:41 PM
I started one too (not in response to one in this thread)
 
2012-12-25 03:51:11 AM
you think our representative in WashDC give a tinker's damn about what hard working tax paying common citizens want, need or think? hey look outside - there's Santa Claus!

/was gifted TF thanks to JustSurfin!, thanks
 
2012-12-25 05:53:44 AM
Made sense to me.
 
2012-12-25 09:44:03 AM
I signed....
 
2012-12-25 11:48:54 AM
Someone correct me, but aren't the benefits also capped to match the current income cap? Raising the cap would not result in any savings if they also increase the benefits to match?
 
2012-12-25 02:50:41 PM

cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?


Yep, signed it.
 
2012-12-25 02:52:57 PM

PastaFazoole: cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?

Yep, signed it.


Even though it doesn't make any sense at all? Huh, go figure.
 
2012-12-25 02:58:40 PM

Tommy Moo: "If the higher FICA tax paid did raise a worker's future Social Security benefits, about 95% of the shortfall would be absolved."

How could this possibly be? If we have to pay them SSI on a $1M income, it should add linearly. We'd get a temporary boost, as current high earners would be paying in but not retiring for several years. The math seems unintuitive that this would permanently balance SSI.


Here's how Ezra Klein explains it.
 
2012-12-25 03:03:23 PM

halfof33: PastaFazoole: cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?

Yep, signed it.

Even though it doesn't make any sense at all? Huh, go figure.


I figure at least help someone get their petition to the 150 mark so that it can be seen by the public. Then people more knowledgable than I can debate and/or sign it.
 
2012-12-26 06:31:24 AM

halfof33: cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?

Uh the NRA is not a 501c3 tax exempt entity (there is a 501c3 NRA foundation, but that is not their lobbying wing). So....yeah...


Yeah, the NRA itself is a 501(c)4, which is specifically for advocacy groups. Like the NRA. So they're not going to lose their tax exempt status for being an advocacy group.

It seems people should do their homework before they put together a petition they want people to sign.
 
2012-12-26 11:21:17 AM

davidphogan: halfof33: cretinbob: Done.
Can you do the same for mine?

Uh the NRA is not a 501c3 tax exempt entity (there is a 501c3 NRA foundation, but that is not their lobbying wing). So....yeah...

Yeah, the NRA itself is a 501(c)4, which is specifically for advocacy groups. Like the NRA. So they're not going to lose their tax exempt status for being an advocacy group.

It seems people should do their homework before they put together a petition they want people to sign.



Yeah, like all the research that went into the Death Star petition.
 
2012-12-26 05:04:17 PM
An actual sensible suggestion on whitehouse.gov? Unbelievable!

I signed it. Considering I'm a cynic who never signs petitions, you should consider this an omen. You only need...

24,958 more to go?

Damn it. Politics and I mix like oil and water. Maybe we'd have better luck trying to get Perot to run again, maybe with Pat Robertson as his running mate.
 
2012-12-27 01:12:08 AM
Isn't eliminating the tax loopholes used by Big Corp the fastest way to reducing the budget issues?
 
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