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SuperJail Warden
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I assumed that if a state had high taxes and those taxes are deductible from Federal taxes then people in those states would pay less Federal tax.
Blue states make considerably more money than red States. Always blue NJ has a median family income of $73,000. Always red Mississippi has median family income of only $40,000. We pay more taxes in total even after deductions. Even when you calculate cost of living, red States are still poorer than blue states.

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Jay
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I assumed that if a state had high taxes and those taxes are deductible from Federal taxes then people in those states would pay less Federal tax.

I have no idea why anyone would think that tax brackets should be based on the local cost of living, that would be impossible to calculate for one thing. As far as I know nowhere in the world does that. If you don't like it feel free to move somewhere with a lower cost of living.
High living costs generally equate to high income and high standard of living. Boo hoo.
This is one of those Libertarian pipe-dreams which isn't going to happen, except anything could happen under Trump so watch this space I guess.
It's got nothing to do with libertarianism. There are places in this country where land and cost of living is dirt cheap. Home prices are lower, taxes are lower, and people make less money, but you need less to get by. So, someone making half of what I make can have the same quality of life but end up paying much less in taxes because of the progressive tax bracket system. Seems fair The point of the progressive tax system is to start taxing people's disposable income at increasingly higher rates because the theory is that the money is less needed once basic necessities like housing and food are covered, yes? Doesn't work when there is such a huge disparity in cost of living.

And yes, the cost of living is already calculated in the US down to the county level. It's how the military calculates its supplementary subsistence payments, for one, and I think social security is adjusted too.
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Dilbert_X
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No, the purpose of progressive taxation is to reduce inequality, its not particularly about crimping disposable income.
If someone enjoys the same quality of life but earns less and pays less tax why would that bother you or seem unfair? Unless they're somehow being subsidised by your taxes which I would doubt.
I'm not sure how social security and the workfare program which is the US military is relevant in discussion about the tax system. I don't believe peoples tax bracket should be affected by where they choose to live either.
If you don't like your current situation you're free to do something about it, such as move, thats how the free market is supposed to work in your case.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Teaching is really a great job for the lazy. School starts at 8AM but my first classes are at 9:20AM so I come to work to goof off for awhile. 2 to 3 times a week, I will have a lunch/break period from 11:50AM to 1:40PM on top of my break in the morning. Most days of the week I am only working for about 4 hours. Those 4 hours I spend giving out worksheets, yelling at black kids, on reddit and talking to the girl students.

This makes me happy.
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Dilbert_X
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One of the best people I worked with ended up as a physics teacher.
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War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
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Anyone know if the cancellation laws apply to surjective functions?

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SuperJail Warden
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Wat
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DesertFox-
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Learned a new word today. Coming soon --- War Man's Word of the Week!
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
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DesertFox- wrote:

Learned a new word today. Coming soon --- War Man's Word of the Week!
What, surjective?
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+773|5861|United States of America

War Man wrote:

DesertFox- wrote:

Learned a new word today. Coming soon --- War Man's Word of the Week!
What, surjective?
No, "if".
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5890|Purplicious Wisconsin

DesertFox- wrote:

War Man wrote:

DesertFox- wrote:

Learned a new word today. Coming soon --- War Man's Word of the Week!
What, surjective?
No, "if".
Very funny you sarcastic prick.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
AussieReaper
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War Man wrote:

Anyone know if the cancellation laws apply to surjective functions?
Yes.
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DesertFox-
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All that slapstick and "humor" in The Last Jedi needed to knock the fuck off.
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
+562|5890|Purplicious Wisconsin

DesertFox- wrote:

All that slapstick and "humor" in The Last Jedi needed to knock the fuck off.
I was more bothered with Rose and Finn's story arc,

Spoiler (highlight to read):
Luke not acting like Luke, Luke dying instead of Leia, and Holdo not telling Poe her plan beforehand so he wouldn't do something stupid

and those stupid space bombers than I was with the humor.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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One of my students is coming onto me. Should I ignore it like a mature adult or ruin my life by encouraging it?
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I liked the new star wars.
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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

One of my students is coming onto me. Should I ignore it like a mature adult or ruin my life by encouraging it?
Are you a mature adult?
This is going to happen every year, get used to it.
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Dilbert_X
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

I liked the new star wars.
It was a bit of a mish-mash TBH, and the silly humour annoying.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+529|2896

Dilbert_X wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

One of my students is coming onto me. Should I ignore it like a mature adult or ruin my life by encouraging it?
Are you a mature adult?
This is going to happen every year, get used to it.
So if I take care of myself I might have decades of teen girls making passes at me and trying to get my attention? Awesome.


Last Jedi was better than the force awakens and all the prequels.

Spoiler (highlight to read):
the battle in the throne room was cool
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man, 2 people online? :'(

happy holidays everyone
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
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same to you
War Man
Australians are hermaphrodites.
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gurdeep wrote:

man, 2 people online? :'(

happy holidays Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas to you too.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

So if I take care of myself I might have decades of teen girls making passes at me and trying to get my attention? Awesome.
You can throw away your career whenever you like.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+529|2896
I am just joking around. I am trying to start a relationship with the math teacher anyway. She is 30.
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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Episode IV was OK
Episode VII was reasonable, but largely a rehash of many of the preceding films
Episode VIII was good enough, with some good features and some bad

The remainder I don't really rate at all

Also, my cat is now getting old and walks like an AT-AT Walker
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