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Paying our fair share

February 24, 2013

Niles Eastman, Fargo In response to The Minot Daily News’ editorial ‘A real spending crisis’ (Feb. 9, 2013), it is true that measures must be taken to reduce the deficit....

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Mar-01-13 12:29 PM

Our military protects U.S. business overseas at a very high expense. If we can not harvest or sell stuff in foreign countries without taxpayer protection we should get out. The oil export business is so nuts they want to ship Canadian crude (via Keystone XL) all the way to the gulf and probably to China from there. We should stop exporting oil.

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Mar-01-13 12:19 PM

Excellent article. The Republicans blame the Democrats for spending but history tells us the opposite. Negotiations on the sequester just failed because Boehner said they will not agree to closing tax loopholes. He said they did that in the last negotiations--where he said they "Rs" got 98% of what they wanted. Obama has the high ground currently because he is willing to negotiate with spending cuts and closing tax loopholes.

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Feb-25-13 10:39 AM

Is a flat tax looking any better to some?

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Feb-24-13 11:31 AM

This could all be solved by lowering the corporate tax rate and closing all the loop holes, however that would put all these highly paid corporate tax attornies out of work! It will never happen because most of the members in Congress are attornies themselves!

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