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  •  Is Bush still telling us to max out our (3+ / 0-)
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    credit cards?

    A short white man and old black man trying to save our democracy: Kucinich/Conyers

    by driftwood on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 10:32:41 AM PDT

    •  I thought he did that after 9/11 with his (5+ / 0-)

      "Go shopping" statement.

      Americans certainly took that as sound advice.

      "The first casualty when war comes is the truth." --Sen. Hiram Johnson

      by panicbean on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 10:40:55 AM PDT

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      •  Buy a Hummer, get a tax break (1+ / 0-)
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        Of course, the REALLY patriotic MBA's went out and bought a Hummer.

        Friday, January 17, 2003

        It's not just a Hummer, it's a tax break
        If you use the big SUV for business, you could deduct nearly $38,000

        By BRAD WONG

        BELLEVUE -- Standing next to his shiny Hummer H2, John Brightbill recounted a perk that a fellow owner noted about driving this immense sport utility vehicle.

        "He said some young women wanted to drive around the block with him," said Brightbill, a real estate broker. "That hasn't happened to me yet."

        He is considering the tax write-off -- "I've been using it partially for business."

        But some people have a more practical reason for laying down $50,000 to $60,000 to buy an H2: a federal tax deduction of nearly $38,000.

        "The government is sort of subsidizing people for buying these land yachts," said Henry Pierman, a certified public accountant with Hauser & Associates in Bellevue. "It's one of those odd things that happen. I would say maybe half of the CPAs are aware of this loophole."

        •  Yeah, well they are taking the high price of gas (3+ / 0-)
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          straight up the wazoo now, and crying about it, too.

          I just smile and tell em, karma is a bitch, ain't it?

          I am not sympathetic to people who will deny what is right up in their face only to satisfy some inner need to appear richer, better, or whatever by purchasing such a ridiculous vehicle to drive on city streets.

          "The first casualty when war comes is the truth." --Sen. Hiram Johnson

          by panicbean on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 11:00:11 AM PDT

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