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Old 03-28-2011, 01:14 AM   #29
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I would like to personally thank all those folks down here in Florida for spring break. We don't have an income tax and all you nice people are helping to keep us afloat when you pay our sales taxes. If Orlando is to crowded then get off the beaten path. Tampa, Cape Canaveral, South Beach and the Keys are all much different from where ever it is cold. I mention this because even though many of you are coming to the city that a mouse built, our tax revenues are still $3.2 billion short and we will be laying off all manner of public employees. Contrary to popular belief, they have already taken a pay cut and are in for a few more.

The original poster mentioned a long wait to get his RV remodeled. I have also found this happening with all types of businesses. No one keeps anything in stock anymore and we all must wait for more things that used to be readily available. While this does help me to save money by not spending it in the first place, I fail to see how this is a good business practice. I don't know if we are becoming a have and have not society, but it sure feels like it. This is just my opinion, I hope I'm wrong.
I would like to second your comments.

As for businesses keeping the minimum in supplies and stock, I consider that to be good business practice as a small business owner myself. It is difficult to judge with certainty demand for a product or service as it is, and any calamity (hurricane, oil spill) can wreck your projections. Keeping capital at the ready in the bank as opposed to tying it up in inventory is in today's economy a sound business practice.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #30
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What do I think? I think the purchases were legal. None of the items listed were prepared food for immediate consumption. Were they wise choices? Not when you have to make that money last for the entire month. The purchases reflect more of a lack of planning by the purchaser than a scam. What do you propose, limiting the card to hamburger, cheese, and store brand cereal?

Rray, your last sentence in the above quote sounds like a good plan to me.

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #31
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According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 03/28/11 at 14:30 UTC (EST+5) is311,061,658

COMPONENT SETTINGS FOR MARCH 2011

One birth every.................................. 8 seconds
One death every.................................. 11 seconds
One international migrant (net) every............ 45 seconds
Net gain of one person every..................... 16 seconds


So there are bound to be a good portion with money to burn ... Scary amount; the last time I looked it up it was 200 million.
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Depends on the family, but usually not. Main reason is because its usually not just one family living in the house, in most cases its 2-3 families in one home.

I only know this from experience with my in-laws.

The rather small home next door to them sold to a hispanic family. They've since graveled the front yard, side yard and part of the back yard in and on average there are at least 6-7 cars parked there (Using the front yard, side yard and back yard). The house has maybe 2 small bedrooms (its the same floor plan as my in-laws home) and there's at least 10 people there that I've counted as residents.

I had the exact same thing happen when a mexican family purchased the small house across the street from my home in southern California about 15 years ago. They even had a family of people living in the single car attached garage. Not good neighbors I can tell ya!

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Depends on the family, but usually not. Main reason is because its usually not just one family living in the house, in most cases its 2-3 families in one home.

There is a problem with this type of thing going on near the casinos in Ct. but on a much bigger scale. Houses are rented and they use the beds in rotation. One person goes to work and someone takes the bed for the next eight hours etc.... It becomes a problem as it violates fire laws but is extremely difficult to prove and enforce.

LOL same with rv's I sometimes wonder where people sleep sometimes. I see some large groups at dog shows or occasionally at campgrounds sharing the same motorhome or trailer. They must be using every inch of the floor
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Hard Times? Really? GE made $14 Billion in profit last year and paid not a dime in taxes. But Wait There's More! We the tax payers paid them a $3.2 Billion subsidy. Hedge fund managers averaged an income of a mere $1 Billion in 2010. We gave each of them Millions in tax breaks. Exxon made $35 Billion in profits paying not a dime in taxes. Why is it that we deny 1/6th of our population adequate health care, cut education, even cut all money for Tsunami warnings to save a few million, then pay our most profitable corporations Billions in subsidies?

It's hard times if you are one of millions whose job has moved to India, China, or Mexico. Those jobs will never come back. It would seem we would want to spend money to educate and train people for new jobs but no we cut that!
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There is a problem with this type of thing going on near the casinos in Ct. but on a much bigger scale. Houses are rented and they use the beds in rotation. One person goes to work and someone takes the bed for the next eight hours etc.... It becomes a problem as it violates fire laws but is extremely difficult to prove and enforce.

LOL same with rv's I sometimes wonder where people sleep sometimes. I see some large groups at dog shows or occasionally at campgrounds sharing the same motorhome or trailer. They must be using every inch of the floor
I live in a deed restricted community (single family homes) next block up 7 cars parked in front (1 spanish family) 1 mixed family, (1 realy strange looking family) so many kids at different times, its not posible to count them.
I never seen a school bus stop to pick up any kids.
Could this be what they call the modern family?
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Hard Times? Really? GE made $14 Billion in profit last year and paid not a dime in taxes. But Wait There's More! We the tax payers paid them a $3.2 Billion subsidy. Hedge fund managers averaged an income of a mere $1 Billion in 2010. We gave each of them Millions in tax breaks. Exxon made $35 Billion in profits paying not a dime in taxes. Why is it that we deny 1/6th of our population adequate health care, cut education, even cut all money for Tsunami warnings to save a few million, then pay our most profitable corporations Billions in subsidies?

It's hard times if you are one of millions whose job has moved to India, China, or Mexico. Those jobs will never come back. It would seem we would want to spend money to educate and train people for new jobs but no we cut that!
Well said
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Most of these observation only prove to me that those that have it continue to prosper, and those that don't are getting further behind. Come to Michigan. You don't have to visit Detroit to see shuttered stores and many homes for sale "by bank."
Like Lori (NLOVNIT) said. Here in Ohio with the new proposed 2 year state budget, (8 billion in the hole) the cities are going to take a hit. Less state money being funneled to the cities. It just means either more lay-offs, more taxes or less services...or all of thy above....I just came from our ward meetings and our small city will lose 900k a year from the state. We have very high taxes and fees. I have to count myself lucky because I'm still working and in a recession-proof job. We have cut back in things like eating out. Instead of every Sat., now it's once a month. Just watching our pennies.
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Things might be bad but people still seem to have money to play the lottery. That's the biggest rip-off the govt has ever played on us. Remember how it was going to be the savior of the schools? 35,000,000 people play and only a few win. Income redistribution.
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Hard Times? Really? GE made $14 Billion in profit last year and paid not a dime in taxes. But Wait There's More! We the tax payers paid them a $3.2 Billion subsidy. Hedge fund managers averaged an income of a mere $1 Billion in 2010. We gave each of them Millions in tax breaks. Exxon made $35 Billion in profits paying not a dime in taxes.
The information on Exxon came from a Senator with incorrect information. He stated Exxon did not pay taxes for 2009 and that incorrect information hit the internet. Matter of fact, when the Senator made that statement ExxonMobil had not yet filed their 2009 tax return.

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"According to the 10-K, ExxonMobil remitted $6.3 billion in sales taxes, $110 million in state income taxes, and $1.5 billion in "other taxes and duties." All told, the company's tax liability according to its 10-K was $7.7 billion. (These numbers are not necessarily totals actually paid but derived using generally accepted accounting principles.) And that only counts taxes paid in the U.S. It paid an additional $70 billion-plus in taxes to foreign governments in 2009, $15 billion of which was for income taxes."
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Well said
I'm disappointed at some of the overtly racist posts
I second you. I just wanted to be a member of a RV community and it's hard to imagine that this kind of racism is condoned in a forum. I imagine my Scandinavian relatives and my wife's Italian residents endured the same type of insults back in their time. BUT, they're not MEXICAN (God forbid!). Can I tell you story about the "white" folks who moved in next to me with two cars in the yard, the wife and husband fighting at 7 am, the damn kids? I hate double standards and intolerance...

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