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Old 11-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Anyone else have a problem with the Gov thinking they need to be in control of marketing for companies? You can't even make up crap like this...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...tmas-tree-tax/
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already complained about this in my tax the rich thread.
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15 CENTS? Too rich for my blood. Sorry kids, no Christmas this year b/c the Pres is a commie.
Seriously though, it's just 15 cents, don't you guys have a school levy to be complaining about?
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15 CENTS? Too rich for my blood. Sorry kids, no Christmas this year b/c the Pres is a commie.
Seriously though, it's just 15 cents, don't you guys have a school levy to be complaining about?
it's not about the 15 cents.
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It's not happening anyways. But I lul'd.
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15 CENTS? Too rich for my blood. Sorry kids, no Christmas this year b/c the Pres is a commie.
Seriously though, it's just 15 cents, don't you guys have a school levy to be complaining about?
They already get 32% of my paycheck.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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and already spend twice as much as they take in...
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I like that video Scott. The company I work for is the largest single site battery manafacturer in North America. About 2 years ago, I could buy a lawn mower battery for like $14. 2 months ago, a coworker of mine went to buy one, and it was $30. I talked to a member of the sales department about the reasoning for such a price increase, and they said the purpose for the hike is due to cost of raw materials. The price of lead has more than doubled. Electricity has gone up, health insurance, fuel costs, etc. In other words, what they could sell a lawn mover battery for $14 to pay for, they now need to sell it for $30.
People don't see that it's not just a product you're paying for. It all breaks down to everything involved in manufacturing of the product.
For instance:
Mike builds a battery with a machine that requires maintenance and parts to keep it going. The machine also uses electric, natural gas, and water. The battery uses materials such as lead, plastic, oxide, and acid. Mike needs health insurance, and so does Dave. Dave delivers the batteries from Pennsylvania to Arizona by driving a truck which requires maintenance and fuel.
We go from once making dollars on a battery, to making pennies due to rising costs and other competition. Where exactly should we point the finger?
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Who gives a ****. *** christmas. I hope it dies.
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Where exactly should we point the finger?
gov't "innovation"
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Who gives a ****. *** christmas. I hope it dies.
LOL! That money making scheme of a holiday that it is!
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Who gives a ****. *** christmas. I hope it dies.
Then shouldn't it bother you that the gov't was lobbied by the christmas tree industry to enact this fee and use federal resources to then produce a marketing campaign for people to stop buying plastic trees and buy the real thing?
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The real problem is that the Government is involved at all. If the tree growers want to start an organization and collect the fee to build a marketing campaign, that is great. Have at it. But do not waste my government’s time and resources doing it.
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exactly.
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I volunteered to work Christmas.
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i took off. so i can sit at home and do nothing.
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I will never under stand why people kill trees to put in there house for a few days then toss them in the trash. Save the trees, screw the gov and teach the children that environment is more important to life that killing it for decor.
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i took off. so i can sit at home and do nothing.
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I will never under stand why people kill trees to put in there house for a few days then toss them in the trash. Save the trees, screw the gov and teach the children that environment is more important to life that killing it for decor.
Eh, fake trees are fake. Isn't it like cows. Grow them for the purpose of cutting down and everything evens out?
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