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IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: Meals Tax in Real Money ()
Date: September 29, 2016 11:14PM

I keep seeing this text repeatedly mentioned:

"On a five dollar meal at a fast food restaurant, the meals tax would be 20 cents."


Sure they pick a five dollar meal for their example. However, what if I have a $10,000,000.00 meal? This fucking meals tax would cost me fucking $400,000. I could buy three Ferraris with that money.

The proposed meals tax is out of control. I don't think people could afford to be paying an extra $400,000 on their meal.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: where the money will go ()
Date: September 30, 2016 08:06AM

If you support the meals tax, then you support the following expenditures by FCPS:

1) Hiring Eric Jensen, who has an online degree in "human development" to consult on neuroscience and music. He has no qualifications in neuroscience, and his theories on music have been proven FALSE by no less than Bobby McFerrin.

2) Hiring Menville "Flip" Flippen to improve teaching. Flippen has no background in education. Flippen's fees are very high-he has been known to charge $10,000 for a one hour speech!

3) Miring MINDS to teach mindfulness in the schools. MINDS is led by a basketball coach, and the mindfulness initiative was started by an unlisenced psychologist who runs a for profit meditation and yoga community.

All of these are MASSIVE wastes of money. If you oppose waste, then vote NO on the meals tax.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: EkK4C ()
Date: September 30, 2016 09:22AM

Shove it up your flabby ass, you ignorant douchebag. The revenue is going to come from somewhere. We can get it ALL from Fairfax County residents, or we can make other people chip in too. How fucking dumb do you have to be to go with Option-A?

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: mindful this a.m. ()
Date: September 30, 2016 09:39AM

Why do you seemingly support spending on discredited charlatans? "the revenue is going to come from somewhere" - yes, and it should be spent carefully and with an eye towards the "return", i.e. the value of an appropriate education. Hopefully, an education that permits the student to do productive work, buy a house, raise a family and participate in the life of the community - oh, and pay taxes that help the next generation to achieve at least as much.

Respecting differences and participating in the process of informing and debating our fellow citizens is a big part of making that community work...

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: September 30, 2016 09:47AM

sinful this a.m. I thought you were going to say:

“ ...an education that permits the student to do productive work, buy a house, raise a family, manage a budget and participate in the life of the community...

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: "mindful" - not "sinful" ()
Date: September 30, 2016 10:29AM

okay, "manage a budget" is important as well ;=) and yes, I'm biased towards the view that we have a "spending" problem in FCPS - more so when I read stories like this: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/13/478834629/for-kids-anxiety-about-school-can-feel-like-being-chased-by-a-lion

But the focus of my comment this a.m. was on the respectful exchange of information and perspectives - admittedly, a quixotic aim on this board (or most others)...

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: Vote No ()
Date: September 30, 2016 10:43AM

Vote NO and throw all the tax and spend D bags out of office.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: jMPLH ()
Date: September 30, 2016 10:48AM

mindful this a.m. Wrote:
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> Respecting differences and participating in the
> process of informing and debating our fellow
> citizens is a big part of making that community
> work...

Nobody has any respect at all for ASSHOLES and you steaming piles of right-wing populist bullshit are if anything only worse than assholes. FUCK OFF, the putrid stinking lot of you!

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: limey ()
Date: September 30, 2016 12:41PM

"right-wing populist" - a bit confused are you...? Or did I dump on a "special snowflake" this morning - aaahhh, that's it.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: problem solver ()
Date: September 30, 2016 12:45PM

put a fucking 10% tax on every dollar leaving Western Union or money Gram headed for a Latin American Country and your Problem is solved. We already pay nearly a 60% tax on every fucking meal we eat regardless if it is out on the town or in our homes.. Federal/State/Local/sales/personal property..we are taxed enough.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: hyjew ()
Date: September 30, 2016 01:07PM

Taxed Enough Already -- The Lament of the Permanent Paupers

(They are in such straits because they richly deserve to be.)

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: MC9j6 ()
Date: September 30, 2016 01:09PM

limey Wrote:
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> "right-wing populist" - a bit confused are you...?

Buy a vowel, moron. You've totally fallen by the wayside.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: 4mdCx ()
Date: September 30, 2016 01:12PM

EkK4C Wrote:
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> Shove it up your flabby ass, you ignorant
> douchebag. The revenue is going to come from
> somewhere. We can get it ALL from Fairfax County
> residents, or we can make other people chip in
> too. How fucking dumb do you have to be to go
> with Option-A?


Residents will pay 100% of the tax. Anyone else 'chipping in' does not reduce the cost to residents. It simply adds to the overall take by the county above and beyond that paid by residents.

As opposed to an increase in real estate tax, a meals tax places a disproportionate burden on average residents and subsidizes more wealthy individuals, businesses, developers, other large non-residental property owners. The latter would pay significant real estate taxes but will not 'chip in' to the same degree via a meals tax.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: LOL... ()
Date: September 30, 2016 01:31PM

MC9j6 Wrote:
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> Buy a vowel, moron. You've totally fallen by the wayside.

Right-wing populism has become the bailiwick of those who just don't understand anything at all. Briefly put, these are "The Deplorables," and they hang out here in numbers.

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: September 30, 2016 01:52PM

You may have something there with the tax on money that is wired. That is one tax that the General Assembly would approve, it would help with the immigrants/illegals/dreamers contributing to the tax base and it would provide legitimate property tax relief to Fairfax County residents. Sounds almost perfect!

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Re: IMPORTANT: The realcost of a propose 4% meals tax
Posted by: Meals on Wheels ()
Date: September 30, 2016 02:27PM

EkK4C Wrote:
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> Shove it up your flabby ass, you ignorant
> douchebag. The revenue is going to come from
> somewhere. We can get it ALL from Fairfax County
> residents, or we can make other people chip in
> too. How fucking dumb do you have to be to go
> with Option-A?


Option-A is vote NO right?

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