it appears this legislation defines the point of sale as where the consumer is rather than where the business is located. seems backassward to me.
sales tax help pay for the fire/police/roads etc that primarily are provided for the business, what with the road leading from the store, the fire department protecting the inventory, etc. , so the amount of the sales tax should be what the sales tax is where the business is located. (property taxes provide for the protection of the things i own).
it may be different for vehicles, but if I drive to SC to buy a tv I pay SC sales tax. when i order over the phone i pay tax according to where it is from, not where i placed the call.
taxing according to where the business is located would serve to keep taxes in check to avoid business from relocating, as well as make collecting easier as it would all be instate. allowing california to have any control whatsoever on a business located in GA simply because the purchaser is a resident of CA seems out of line.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 03:37
And save even more, get rid of the Seaport subsidized flights. That is $1.5 million a year, surely close to the cost of 6 air traffic controllers?posted @ Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 07:59
“There are people in that district that are antsy because they are unsure about their property,” said Commissioner George Maxwell.
It is "their" property for the "county" to decide what can be done with it.posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 - 06:23
I was worried what would happen if the government runs out of money- who would be paid? Soldiers would not, most government employees would not, government contractors would not.
But fortunately congressmen and senators and the president would, due to their interpretation of the 27th amendment.
see http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/04/why-soldiers-wont-paid-o... among many others.posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 - 09:00
"Obama’s inaugural planners have put an emphasis on reflecting diversity in the festivities"
someone needs a dictionary when they think diversity means all people thinking politically correct.posted @ Friday, January 11, 2013 - 07:09
The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting.
consider what a democrat had to say about it:
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible."
-- Hubert Humphrey, "Know Your Lawmakers" - Guns Magazine - Feb 1960
"There's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders," said Barack Obama right before authorizing drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemenposted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 07:56
If we are going to allow the Bible to guide our politics and government what about
Luke 3:11 - He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
1 Timothy 6:18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
If as you say "God ... has dominion over our lives, our liberty and our property" shouldn't we be following His word and increasing the social safety net and the wealth redistribution?posted @ Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:05
Better help them sell a lot of chili, annual compensation for Brian Gallagher, President/CEO United Way Worldwide $813,338. in fairness, united way uses about 85% of its revenue for charity and only 15% for management and fund raising.
(according to Forbes magazine)posted @ Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 08:24
Would be nice if politicians owed their allegiance to the citizens rather than the party. that goes for both republicans and democrats. (i realize i am delusional with that sort of thinking).posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 17:13
sound money management is vital. considering the amount of junk mail I got from Kessler he doesn't seem to fit the bill. Will vote for Frye.posted @ Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 07:55
$70,000 per acre for land in an undeveloped industrial park lacking roads and sewer??
And the county government putting up $10 million for the roads and sewer? I assume that state owned land will not be paying property taxes so how do they recoup the money?
Glad that an emphasis by both is on education. And I give Frye high marks for addressing the need to find ways to pay for it.
note: as a two pack a day smoker more tax on cigarettes is not in my personal best interest, but a candidate that wants to find ways to pay for his policies is refreshing and in all our best interest.
From a previous Banner Herald article -
"Frye said if he made it to the Republican-dominated Legislature, he’d appeal to his colleagues’ business sense when making the case for restored funding to youth health programs.
“I think as a Democratic capitalist, we have to invest in our assets in order to raise up our assets,” he said."
That seems like pretty sound thinking.
The growth of the Athens Habitat for Humanity organization under his direction is proof of his ability to get things done. Considering the compensation a non-profit offers, the fact that he has put his efforts there shows he is not in this life solely for personal gain.posted @ Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 17:41
All men are created equal until the government gets involved.
Should Nobel prize winners be taxed for their cash award?
and the reality is that costs of training and flights to competitions etc. is all tax deductible against the cash prize so when the shooting medalist deducts the cost of the ammo used in training he would show a loss.
How about police officers, who risk their lives protecting the public, should they be taxed for the meager pay they receive? Paramedics who save lives? Teachers who educate our youth? Where does it stop? maybe it would be nice if we only taxed politicians and used car salesmen?posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 05:13
Seems like a government "stamp" should have to be "purchased" for each sign. good way to raise revenue.posted @ Friday, August 3, 2012 - 05:40
Romney added: "... we'll probably find out it's the White House."
answering an unsubstantiated allegation with another unsubstantiated allegation.
all of them are A.H.s. repubs and dems alike.posted @ Friday, August 3, 2012 - 05:34
"providing the party that placed the question on the ballot with some information which the party might use in forming its policy positions in the future."
Always good to know that state funds are used to provide the two major parties with polling data. God forbid that the two parties had to pay for their own opinion polls and selection of candidates.posted @ Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 05:39
While no lover of the Republican agenda, this is a good example of why smaller government makes sense. if the Dougherty County School System paid its own bills with it's own tax revenues this whole mess would be a none issue,
The citizens of Dougherty county pay federal taxes like everyone else that are then redistributed to the states who then redistribute it to the counties. the money spent on administering the redistribution, as well as the money spent by the school district to record, verify and apply for the funds is all money that does feed or educate any children, just feeds the bureaucrats and is a waste.
I will agree that wealth disparity puts some counties at a disadvantage, but money alone does not make for better or worse educated students.posted @ Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 20:49
@catman: The number of civilians killed is questionable. However the Obama administration limits innocent civilian casualties by using the following criteria as described in the N.Y. Times:
"(Obama).. counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."
In essence, if the bomb killed you, you must have been a terrorist. Because we don't kill innocent civilians.
Give Obama credit, he has done wonders to curtail prisoner abuse, he just takes no prisoners.posted @ Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 22:07
Nice to know that in these tight economic times, what with cut backs and teacher furloughs and all that, that the state has the money to pay for the two major parties selection process as well as pay for their opinion polls.
It is good to know that secretary of state Brian Kemp spent the money to print, count, and publish on the state web site, all 139,273 votes in the democratic party presidential primary, I really was wondering who would win that one. Money well spent don't you think?
Both Republicans and Democrats, by diverting state funds for party business, show that neither is worth voting for. I will vote Libertarian, at least they don't use state money to pick their candidates, whatever their other flaws.posted @ Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 19:33
So sad. this election is between a horse's a*s and its byproduct.posted @ Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 06:08
arguing over who is better or worse between Obama and Romney is like arguing whether Ebola or being struck by lightning is better, both suck.
Vote for a candidate that thinks like most people -
"I was on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday. The question was, 'You're on the torture rack, they're going to kill you, who are you going to vote for? Mitt Romney, or Barack Obama? I said, 'Look, I've climbed Mount Everest. I know how to do what it takes. Take this to the bank: I would rather die.'" -
Gary Johnson, Libertarian.
misleading to say he has ended his campaign. he just quit spending money on the primaries (imagine, a politician that worries about spending).
But he did pick up twelve more convention delegates in Minnesota this weekend.
He will never get the nomination, we can not have a president that is opposed to endless war and foreign intervention.
Fortunately we have a Nobel peace prize winner in office that declared a national emergency last week so we can support the Yemeni government and it's duly elected president (duly elected in a "democratic" election in which there was only one candidate on the ballot). Military advisors (ground troops) are in Yemen now. But this sort of stuff never makes the news.posted @ Monday, May 21, 2012 - 07:40
"Heard filed his form Monday, three days late, and was fined $1125"
loses almost 10% of his funds to a fine? must have thought it was taxpayer money and not his own campaign funds.posted @ Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 06:36
I find it interesting that it is the conservative justices that side with the Obama administration. It was Obama's department of justice that argued for this ruling.posted @ Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 20:18
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