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  •  Under that logic (3+ / 0-)
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    hungrycoyote, johnny wurster, VClib

    I also get a deduction for painting the walls of a business purple, or for buying green carpet.  I can come up with a zillion things that are deductible as a business expense, but I wouldn't call it a "deduction for painting your walls purple" or a "deduction for buying green carpet."  That would be misleading, as if the law treated purple walls or green carpet in some special way.  I'd call it a deduction for a business expense.  

    •  Yes that's true. You do. (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, hungrycoyote

      And that's not misleading at all.  It's a simple fact.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:31:54 PM PDT

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    •  It would be a deduction for the expense of (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, hungrycoyote

      moving your business, whether to another city, state or country; so too, it would be a deduction for painting your walls, not for painting them purple; ditto for the carpet deduction.  Obama was correct.  

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