01-31-2014, 07:52 PMIn memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
01-31-2014, 07:54 PM
Think of it this way. People getting some of their money back helps out corporations because they can better pay their bills. Credit card companies get huge payments during this time period I'm sure.
Hey, being a single person running for office won't look good on me. You need to come down here and marry me to avoid scandal. lol.In memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
02-04-2014, 11:13 AM
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Major N.C. tax changes start in new year
RALEIGH North Carolina state leaders say major tax changes taking effect in 2014 will simplify returns, create jobs and keep more money in people’s wallets. Critics say the new rules will diminish funds for schools and widen the gap between haves and have-nots.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#storylink=cpy
If you're going to quote an article, at least make sure the facts are relevant to your argument. Your false confidence based on the misuse of a link is unwarranted here.
02-05-2014, 02:44 AM
And if we want to talk about the misuse of a link, about the bullcrap of the unemployment rate going down because it got slashed? That's meant to make people believe that lazy people just went back to work. That's not the case. First of all, unemployment went down because it got slashed. Duh. Also, people who no longer qualify for unemployment will not be considered part of the work force if they're not working. Next, people will not be considered part of the work force if they gave up on looking for a job for whatever reason.
So, here's more information on what really happened.
Meanwhile, advocates cite that more than 110,000 North Carolinians have left the job market in the past year, thus are not counted as unemployed.
“While the unemployment rate did fall sharply over the course of 2013, the number of employed persons barely changed, meaning that unemployment fell due to people leaving the labor market altogether rather than finding work,” said John Quinterno, a principal with research firm South by North Strategies, Ltd. “None of the 2013 data suggests that North Carolina’s labor market has turned a corner and has moved onto a more robust, more sustainable trajectory.”
Here are the latest figures, based on seasonally adjusted data:
u The jobless rate has fallen 2.6 percentage points in the past 12 months from 9.5 percent in January 2013. The last time the North Carolina unemployment rate was at 6.9 percent was September 2008 — about two months before the full impact of the economic downturn began to be fully experienced.
By comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in December.
u According to the monthly household survey, there were 13,414 more North Carolinians listed as employed and 110,930 fewer listed in the labor force, from December 2012 compared to 2013.
Oh, and raising taxes (i.e. taking away exemptions) from the people who need it most (working poor and middle class) does not help an economy. It hurts it. Those people will be afraid to spend money and they'll save back for the big tax filing of 2015. This is bad all the way around. It really does serve nobody but the rich and MAYBE the single person with no kids or property. Everybody else is getting screwed over in this state, and yet I hear rumors of McCrory running for President. Do your party a favor and DON'T.In memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
02-05-2014, 03:40 AMThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
02-05-2014, 11:26 AM
I just don't think that their tax cut should come at the expense of tax cuts that the working poor and the middle class get. They need them more. They need that money to buy food and pay bills (both of which help the rich people because it gives money to their companies).
While I'm not sure if unemployment should have been constantly extended as Obama wanted, I know that cutting it down to 12 weeks is not the answer. That's kicking people while they're down and decreasing their chances of re-joining the workforce. I believe that we should grow economically together.
Claiming that we hate the rich and that we're communist is just a way to try to shut down debate.In memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
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