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I've done my best to stay away from this thread. but it's very hard to do.

What the USA is up against in the next 50 yrs is nothing short of communism, if not it's surly socialist.

It's a natural progression that humans go through. At first we are free, than little by little we give more and more power to those in charge. (read government)

It happens so slowly we don't always see it happening. Something as simple as zoning to "protect" your property. Next thing you know the city/town can tell you what type of lights you can use or what color your building can be.

The same thing is happening with the tax code. Most people without kids probably don't even realize that people with kids making under $30-40K a year don't even pay any taxes at all. Thanks to the EIC (earned income credit). Funny you don't even have to earn a income to get it. Oh and $30-40K a year in Indiana is not bad wages either. Maybe in parts of the USA it would be?? Sure your not rich but they still have cell phones HDTV"s in every room and 2 or 3 cars.

This all started out with a different deduction if you were married, than if you had kids you got more. Now it's no longer a deduction but a credit. Welfare.

I have had a small business for 15 yrs. When I got big enough to hire help you would not believe what happened. The government came down on us like we were robing a bank or something. The paper work required meant I had to hire some just to do paper work. In the end I finally pulled the business back to where just our family could do the work and got the government off my back. I can sleep better at night too.

You liberal people out there had better wake up, because once all your freedoms are gone most of you will be the first people screwed.

Who would you rather have feed, cloth and take care of you? I'd much rather the government get the hell out of the way. I can and will do it myself.
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I've been self employed since 1975 and I can assure anyone who works for someone else, between the taxes, insurance(s), fees, licenses, etc..., it's a wonder that anyone even wants to go into business for themselves, let alone hire employees.

Back to the boating fees. I've covered the DNR beat for more years than some forum members have been alive, and I can assure you that this agency has been out of control for decades. In reality, you could easily cut 50-percent of their labor force and still have people running around the Annapolis office with the same, ragged piece of paper they were running around with 20 years ago.

The Boating Administration/Service is always asking for more, and more, money for projects that never seem to materialize. The entire division could probably function just fine with no more than a half-dozen people and a couple updated computers. All of the projects could easily be outsourced to private industry, but that never seems to be the case.

Like I said earlier, bend over and get out the KY Jelly--Czar O'Malley is gonna' stick it to all of us filthy rich boat owners.
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What does congress have to do with maryland? Now the maryland house/congress equal......complain against it.......

WIth that in mind.......takes me back to the Regan era....When a luxury tax was added to many items by him and the federal congress. Proceeded to pretty much ruin the boat building industry among other things within the USA at the time. We have probably what, 1/4 of the boat builders that we have now?!?! I am sure the tax had something to do with it, along with a recession that occurred about then....... These types of taxes are not always the best option.

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Wasnt the luxury yacht tax enacted in 1990? Last time I checked, that wasn't Reagan. Now I'm fully open to the possibility of there being another "sin" tax I missed. Was there?
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Wasnt the luxury yacht tax enacted in 1990? Last time I checked, that wasn't Reagan. Now I'm fully open to the possibility of there being another "sin" tax I missed. Was there?
'LUXURY TAX' Senate Bill - 1990
Chief Sponsors: Ted Kennedy - D MA and George Michaels - D Senate Majority Ldr.

The economic explanation for the total failure of the 1990 luxury tax .... Economics for the Citizen - Part 7
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