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Old 09-02-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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If only it were higher, then our government could start to balance the budget.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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I'm for it, maybe if we raise the tax it we will stop killing those poor animals.
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No chicken tax. I need maaaaa proteeeeennnnnnsssss
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we should ban companies from advertising chicken on TV too.
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Or require the ad to have 20% telling you how bad it is.
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We forgot to ban it from schools.
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I think it would be great to open up competition to foreign truck makers. I'd like to see some half ton and smaller pickups with diesels again.
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We should also put disturbing images and warning labels on the packaging.
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I'm concerned about our government trying to narrow the deficit on the backs of chickens, who are systematically disenfranchised and thus underrespresented in Congress. It's species-ist.
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I'm concerned about our government trying to narrow the deficit on the backs of chickens, who are systematically disenfranchised and thus underrespresented in Congress. It's species-ist.
Whoa now, back up the train.

We all know roosters get the short end of the stick and this just levels the playing field for them.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #12
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Chicken coup?
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Whoa now, back up the train.

We all know roosters get the short end of the stick and this just levels the playing field for them.
The roosters are always playing that put-upon attitude, meanwhile working to keep the sisters down.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #14
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I looked into it, it looks like it's big unions behind this tax. They are one of the most generous contributors supporting the tax...NOT big chicken lobbying as they want you to believe.

One thing you have to remember with the chicken tax is that it requires states to tax 18.4% per lb of chicken sold, but also where they are allowed to spend the resources.

Turns out, this bill is up for renewal at the end of this fiscal year. And conservates want it to expire, but of course liberals, not wanting to "give large chicken corporations a tax break" want it to remain.

If this bill is not renewed on Sept 30th, it would not only give the states more mobility in allocating resources and setting there own taxation levels, but it would allow them to avoid federal regulations requiring them to hire union chicken farmers, gasp, that are stipulated in the law itself in how they can spend the tax dollars. By that same token, if the status quo remains the same, public sector unions will continue to remain employed and enjoy to kind of job security that you and I could only dream of owning, regardless of job performance.

big suprise!
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lul @ ford having to import trucks, disassemble them, junk the parts removed, and selling them.
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why did you have to inject facts into this thread? btw post #14 is the gas tax reworded.
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I think we need to get The Reverend Al involved.
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Resist we much!
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