They did nothing but transfer funds with no reform or reduction. I call it giving the local governments a chance to 'double dip'.
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minot was able to punish a lot of us again for voting for measure 2 by increasing our property taxes. and after the 'news' report that our schools suck, i anticipate another increase. keep it local you know.....
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They are giving money to the schools and now we have to vote to change the mill levy in every school district. They tossed it in our lap to get people to agree to lower the mill levy. The schools will spend the money so fast we will never see a drop in property tax. We need to vote property tax out for all peoples primary housing. Tax the land that produces but if it is non producing homes no more tax. How hard is that to grasp???
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$860,000,000.00 divided by 600,000 citizens is about $1,433.00 per person. Give us the money and we will keep the mill levy where it is.
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The only thing the state legislature did this year is make laughing stock of themselves and completely ignored the average Joe who has been living here to make it all go for how long now.
North Dakotans are not going to see any of the oil money, the money masters have it all sewn into a convoluted, twisted entry that has no exit except back to the money masters.
You can shake your chains and complain about what should really be done with all that money, but it will do no good.
So, shake those chains.
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I'm too fatigued to research if any Democrat legislators voted in North Dakota's latest session.
Because if they did vote, at all, in any way disagreeable to willgrr, no doubt he'd have castigated them thoroughly by now.
Has anyone ever seen a money-grubbing Democrat? Or is there no such thing?
Equal time, willgrr. Your viewpoint needs expansion. Include everyone and I'm sure we'll all thank you.
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We live in a country that taxes half of your income in one form or another, others estimate the tax burden to be in the neighborhood of 67 percent.
Just makes you a slave here, in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Governments are great mass killing. Communists are really good at it. Pogroms are their forte, fun in the sun. National Socialists took lessons from Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act, so governments really do cause misery for people. Ask the Native Americans on the North American continent if they were ever mistreated by the United States gov.
Ask the victims in Pakistan who have suffered drone attacks by the US military if they have been mistreated.
Governments and their military machines cause the most pain and suffering in this world.
Taxes pay for it all. It is no wonder at all that you are not going to receive any tax relief. You're all sheep standing in line to be sheared.
You're sheep led to slaughter. Shake those chains.
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Governments are great at mass killing.
The KeepItLocalND(KILND) website was taken down right after the election regarding measure 2. It must have been killed! :-) From the great(sarcasm) Al Carslon, "For those who might think Republican legislators do not care about people, consider this: The North Dakota Human Services budget for the next biennium will exceed $2.7 billion. We increased funding for programs that help better provide for our veterans, seniors, children and the disabled. We extended Medicaid coverage to more than 24,000 additional low-income families. And this Legislature created new programs to make child care more available and affordable. willgarr, when the dems spend like drunking sailors it is called compassion; but republicans do the same and they are called money grabbing. Can't have it both ways, buddy.
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The Republicans in North Dakota have Baron von Munchhausen disease.
Governments are great at debasing the currency, and as a result, taxes increase because government becomes more expensive because government debased the dollar!
You are the one who has to pay for all of their incompetent governance.
It's a Catch 22 and not a win win situation, it is always a win lose with the taxpayer the loser.
That is the game these days.
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Medicaid expansion is from the democrats, so I see why you defend that and don't understand that money from the feds is also OUR money. I am sure that you supported Obamacare. Remember the idea that everyone would be mandated to pay for their OWN insurance? That fell by the wayside. Medicaid expansion is NOT free money, dufus. You should be lauding Dalrymple and the republicans for pushing through the democrat program.
I'm thinking about selling everything I own except my homestead and going on vacation for a couple years, see the world and enjoy whats left of my money. Then come home and get in the welfare line for free insurance, free food, free heat for my house and just plain old free time to fish and stuff like that. Anybody want to join me? Save one of those free houses in Minot for me if I overspend on vacation and have to sell my house to make sure I have a most memorable time.
"OOPS! My bad, I thought we were in control."
willgrr, what do you mean by "we" in this sentence?
Democrats or Republicans, most politicians seem to be Buzz Lightyear when it comes to taxes and/or spending:
"To infinity and beyond!"
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EarlyBird, our friend Jack would be proud of you for eating your peas and drinking your koolaid like a good little guy.
Veritas, if I could understand what you're getting at with your post, I might be able to address "eyes of Cyclops" or other such profundities you want to dish up.
For me, it's better to keep it simple.
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disgusted, I liked your posts.
For one, I could understand them...
hahhaha thank you Loco.. I'll use peas to trap bears too..lol I'll drill a hole in the ice on a lake and spread peas around the hole and when a bear comes to eat the peas I will kick him in the ice hole...lol!!
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Early, you're one witty teddy bear today!
Ice fishing is not a sport that I find agreeable, though I have a bro-in-law that loves going all the time.
Now I can easily forget ice fishing for a whole...what....five more months?
Bring on the garden tomatoes and cucumbers! I'm ready!
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Veritas, if you hate North Dakota and live here, move. If you don't live in North Dakota, go whine some place else. Otherwise run for some office and change the rules to your liking.
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locomotive, the before in the after of the sun beside the up down. That is what I get from some of the posts. Seriously, for those who look only at the letter R or D and NOT at the voting record, or philosophy; really do look through a Cyclops, monocle, or tunnel vision. Funny how they project their shortcomings onto others.
I believe that Democrats and conservatives have a lot in common and together we could get rid of the dependency on government. How about it Veratis?
Veritas, who is doing that? Who are you blaming now? My great Grand parents settled here from Norway, My Grandparents are buried here, My Father and Mother are also buried here. History... My dad wrote a folder of papers from the 1930's I look at a lot. So who is full of it. I live on my families farm. By the way, no dishwasher, I do have a washer and dryer. Got to watch out from overloading the appliances. I can afford to move. I don't want to.
I do work around the Greedy Republicans and Democrats alike.
Veritas, help from a neighbor or friend during a moment of need is not the same as 'help' from the government which is in reality, the opposite of helping and creates dependency which you know was started by the democrats and the republicans have latched onto that because they were belittled into thinking they were not compassionate and caring. and yes, we do have what it takes to rid ourselves of dependency. we can either do it on our own, or be forced into it when the government crashes and burns because of the overspending.
Veritas, I think not. Disgusted, I agree.
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