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Cold War Spook

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Name: Yoel Fischel
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Hometown: Boston MA
Home country: USA
Current location: Small town USA
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Born June 1943. Disabled veteran.

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Good answers. I can't believe I wrote that. No more Family Feud.

The thing is I don't like the idea of someone building up a business and then have an inheritance tax when they die even if it stays in the family. So the old man dies and the son inherits it. Has insurance to cover the tax. Then His son inherits it and he has to have insurance. Then his daughter inherits it and she has to have insurance. What ever their income from the company, they pay income taxes on it. And the government collects the tax every time. I feel the same way about people having to pay income tax on a portion of their Social Security under certain conditions, but only if it is income from working, not investments. Nobody should have to pay taxes on Social Security, for one reason, for a certain number of years, they are just recouping what they paid in.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:51 PM (0 replies)

She was smart not getting in his car.

Getting cold would be the least of her problems.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:34 PM (1 replies)

So if Trump goes to prison,

it's because God wants him there.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:53 AM (0 replies)

I am more against it than for it.

One problem I see, a man starts a business and it is very profitable. He puts the profits back into the business and then dies. His son inherits the business but all the money has been put back into the business and now he has to sell it, fire some workers or get a large enough loan to cover the estate tax. It isn't hard for a business to be worth $3.5 million but not have any cash flow. I don't like any estate tax on inheritance that stay within the immediate family. Of course the only inheritance I will be leaving is an old manufactured house and an old car.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:56 AM (4 replies)

"The baby would be resusitated if that" what the mother and family desire"

Now here is the part I don't understand, "and then a discussion would ensue doctors and the mother'. The baby has been born and is breathing, does he mean that if the mother wants, the baby can still be killed? I hope not.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:39 AM (0 replies)

It is not going to change.

There isn't any way you are going to get 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to vote for that change and 3/4 of the states.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:15 PM (0 replies)

We bought one not too long ago.

It is more than a juicer although 80% of what we use it for is pure fruit juice and smoothies, nothing out of a package. It also grinds whole cuts of meat that have been cut into 1 inch cubes. I like it for making the dough for pies.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Wed Jan 30, 2019, 03:06 PM (0 replies)

Don't really know about lowering the retirement age.

It should help people looking for a job. If you do retire young, I retired in 1995, you better have enough to do and the money to do it. I am 75 and if it wasn't for VA 100% service connected disability and our Social Security I would not be enjoying retirement.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Wed Jan 30, 2019, 03:00 PM (0 replies)

You are correct.

People do not realize that an employer knows how much it will cost to have an employee. Besides their pay, there is Social Security, maybe health insurance, workers comp plus other things I don't know about since I was never an employer. If the total is $20/hour first they subtract everything that is not the pay and that is what the employee gets. If anything goes up, the employee's pay probably won't go down but the next raise will be lower of not at all. I hope I made sense.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:50 PM (1 replies)

I wish people would stop using the term global warming.

Yes, that is what is happening, but the uneducated will say that is was colder last night than usual. Just use climate change. Of course you are still going to have to tell them the difference between weather and climate.
Posted by Cold War Spook | Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:09 PM (1 replies)
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