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1 hour ago, Damage In Tolland said:

He already has financially . That’s first and foremost. 
 

If Harris wins get ready for $4-5.00 gas prices again just for starters 

Not to be a dink, but aren’t you in medical sales? Did Trump help you financially, or did the pandemic that hit while he was president help you? That seems like an important distinction.

 

Im still waiting for Trump to save me/make me money. We bought a house last year, and we would have fared MUCH better under Obama era tax laws than we did with Trump.

Id argue that the new laws actually screwed my wife and I more than anything would have from prior administrations.

Maybe I need to make more money to reap these benefits, which is where the crux of the problem lies.

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3 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Raise their taxes, but then the costs pass down to the consumer. There is not an easy solution there.

Close loopholes.  Simplify the tax code.  Make it fair.  Everyone can screen on that I think. 

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Just now, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

Not to be a dink, but aren’t you in medical sales? Did Trump help you financially, or did the pandemic that hit while he was president help you? That seems like an important distinction.

 

Im still waiting for Trump to save me/make me money. We bought a house last year, and we would have fared MUCH better under Obama era tax laws than we did with Trump.

Id argue that the new laws actually screwed my wife and I more than anything would have from prior administrations.

Maybe I need to make more money to reap these benefits, which is where the crux of the problem lies.

I had never owed taxes until the last two years and my pre tax pay barely increased (less than 1% per year).   

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2 minutes ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

Not to be a dink, but aren’t you in medical sales? Did Trump help you financially, or did the pandemic that hit while he was president help you? That seems like an important distinction.

 

Im still waiting for Trump to save me/make me money. We bought a house last year, and we would have fared MUCH better under Obama era tax laws than we did with Trump.

Id argue that the new laws actually screwed my wife and I more than anything would have from prior administrations.

Maybe I need to make more money to reap these benefits, which is where the crux of the problem lies.

Being in medical sales has nothing to do with anything. Whatever industry one is/was in, if they had a 401k , they made money .  
 

I don’t know if people don’t realize it or just choose to ignore it, but Harris has said they are going to raise taxes. That’s part of the Dems framework . It’s not up for debate. So if someone voted for them, they chose to vote for higher taxes. And in turn , gas and oil prices will go up exponentially etc etc. 

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17 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

I had never owed taxes until the last two years and my pre tax pay barely increased (less than 1% per year).   

Yeah, my wife and I have had to pay a lot more the past two years than any time before it.  I still haven't figured out why lol.  Owed thousands in April when I used to get like a nominal amount back.  

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21 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

Close loopholes.  Simplify the tax code.  Make it fair.  Everyone can screen on that I think. 

I think this is great in theory. The issue I see is that because of a long history of deductions and tax breaks for a multitude of things when you simplify the tax code you take away alot of these incentives and folks feel like they are losing tax breaks. Even if the reality is that most would come out ahead, Likely there would still be a few “losers” with any change. There is also the fundamental issue of change itself causing anxiety with voters. This in turn could result in lost votes and a risk for the politician for reelection. This is why I think it is unlikely to happen.

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Does anyone know if the VP2 basin filter on an older model can be replaced? Just the small plastic piece. Or a suitable replacement option?

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Over 600k votes remain uncounted in AZ.

They are moving at a snail's pace to count them... for some reason. This stuff always leaves me pretty dubious about the effectiveness of these vote counters...

Anyway, it will come down to the split in the kind of vote they are. I read that they are in large part "late earlies" which means they are ballots physically dropped off at an election site the day of the election by the voter instead of being mailed. Hard to say which way that breaks. Trump has dominated on the in-person stats, Biden the mail-in, as has been the case nationally.

If Trump manages to win AZ, his odds suddenly go way up as PA still looks doable, albeit a total mess likely to be unknown for some time.

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20 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Over 600k votes remain uncounted in AZ.

They are moving at a snail's pace to count them... for some reason. This stuff always leaves me pretty dubious about the effectiveness of these vote counters...

Anyway, it will come down to the split in the kind of vote they are. I read that they are in large part "late earlies" which means they are ballots physically dropped off at an election site the day of the election by the voter instead of being mailed. Hard to say which way that breaks. Trump has dominated on the in-person stats, Biden the mail-in, as has been the case nationally.

If Trump manages to win AZ, his odds suddenly go way up as PA still looks doable, albeit a total mess likely to be unknown for some time.

Trumps down 93k votes with only 600k remaining to be counted.  Based on remaining counties, highly unlikely he can overcome that deficit.  Looks like MI is the endgame.

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10 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Trumps down 93k votes with only 600k remaining to be counted.  Based on remaining counties, highly unlikely he can overcome that deficit.  Looks like MI is the endgame.

NV dumping a bunch of votes at 9pm ET. AZ supposed to much more clear by then too. MI may be called as early as tonight or tomorrow, pending Trump’s attempt to stop the count. 

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The Trump tax reform (whatever it was called) hurt folks in places like MA by limiting total deduction of taxes to $10,000. For folks like us, state taxes plus local property taxes are far in excess of $10K. Google SALT deductions

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14 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

Trumps down 93k votes with only 600k remaining to be counted.  Based on remaining counties, highly unlikely he can overcome that deficit.  Looks like MI is the endgame.

He needs to win those at about 57% to win the state. He was running at about 60% on the 300k votes counted last night. It’s a long shot but he could still squeak out a very narrow win there. 

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1 hour ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

My 401k did great during Obama lol. This idea that your 401k did well last year under Donnie and Donnie only is like saying you got snow because your favorite model said you would. 

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Right.... it’s confirmation bias. “ I like Donny, so everything good that happens is because of Donny”

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4 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

All that money wasted on the Maine Senate race, and Collins wiped the floor with her challenger. Polls never showed Collins leading and at times had her in a deep hole. What a bust. 

So long as Collins stays above 50%.

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28 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

All that money wasted on the Maine Senate race, and Collins wiped the floor with her challenger. Polls never showed Collins leading and at times had her in a deep hole. What a bust. 

But so many great commercials while watching the Red Sox suck this summer!

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2 hours ago, Damage In Tolland said:

Being in medical sales has nothing to do with anything. Whatever industry one is/was in, if they had a 401k , they made money .  
 

I don’t know if people don’t realize it or just choose to ignore it, but Harris has said they are going to raise taxes. That’s part of the Dems framework . It’s not up for debate. So if someone voted for them, they chose to vote for higher taxes. And in turn , gas and oil prices will go up exponentially etc etc. 

They are hamstrung by the senate. Expect nothing getting done

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14 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

But so many great commercials while watching the Red Sox suck this summer!

The billions and billions spent on campaigns is ridiculous. We know who gets rich on them, the same corporations that feed us MSM bullshit day after day. 

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These delays in the vote tallies are kind of ridiculous now. PA saying they may not have “most” of their votes counted until Friday. NV holding their counts until tomorrow for seemingly no reason. Delays in AZ and MI too. I am not claiming a conspiracy per se, it’s highly probable these states are just incompetent. We need to be better than this either way. It does not inspire much confidence. They will be finding boxes of mail-in ballots for weeks. 

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8 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

The billions and billions spent on campaigns is ridiculous. We know who gets rich on them, the same corporations that feed us MSM bullshit day after day. 

I deleted Facebook and cut the cable on TV.  It's glorious.   No more MSM nonsense.   No political ads. 

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13 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

These delays in the vote tallies are kind of ridiculous now. PA saying they may not have “most” of their votes counted until Friday. NV holding their counts until tomorrow for seemingly no reason. Delays in AZ and MI too. I am not claiming a conspiracy per se, it’s highly probable these states are just incompetent. We need to be better than this either way. It does not inspire much confidence. They will be finding boxes of mail-in ballots for weeks. 

Delays happen.  I'd say the statement below could fuel some conspiracy theories though.  A batch of votes came out of Philly that didn't have one vote for Trump.  From Aaron Bycoffe at fivethirtyeight:

 

And just as I wrote that, two more batches of Pennsylvania vote were reported: 23,277 votes in Philadelphia, all for Biden, and about 5,300 votes in Luzerne County, nearly 4,000 of which were for Biden. Trump’s lead in the state is now just below 6 points, with 83 percent of the expected vote in.

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4 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Delays happen.  I'd say the statement below could fuel some conspiracy theories though.  A batch of votes came out of Philly that didn't have one vote for Trump.  From Aaron Bycoffe at fivethirtyeight:

 

And just as I wrote that, two more batches of Pennsylvania vote were reported: 23,277 votes in Philadelphia, all for Biden, and about 5,300 votes in Luzerne County, nearly 4,000 of which were for Biden. Trump’s lead in the state is now just below 6 points, with 83 percent of the expected vote in.

Nothing to see there I’m sure. 

And we have never had delays like this. 

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10 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Nothing to see there I’m sure. 

And we have never had delays like this. 

Yeah we’ve never held an election during a pandemic.  I thought most states were clear that it would be days before they count everything upfront.  The USPS is finding election mail in distribution centers and stuff like that still.  I also didn’t know that like many states have regs that they have till early December to certify the results in their state.  

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