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26  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 05:48:21 pm
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1) Interest on loans related to a taxpayer's principal residence cannot be deducted for income tax purposes by no more than $2000 in tax savings per filer.  Interest on loans related to any home besides a taxpayer's principal residence cannot be deducted.

2) The healthcare payroll tax is lowered to 6.2%.

From my research, this change would cut the MID nearly/roughly in half in terms of tax expenditures  - by about $40-50 b - and so I propose putting most of the savings toward lowering a tax paid by everyone.
27  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Residential Taxation Reform Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 05:29:21 pm
I'll be putting forward an amendment shortly.
28  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Paid Leave Act of 2013 (Debating) on: April 14, 2014, 05:28:03 pm
I'll be putting forward another amendment or two.
29  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to free King on: April 14, 2014, 05:18:42 pm
This thread is free King crazy.
30  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of your state's senators do you prefer? on: April 14, 2014, 03:12:36 pm
I would not have guessed it when he was elected to the Senate (didn't even vote for him that time) but Kaine, mainly for civil liberties and foreign policy.  I still like Warner much of the time though.
31  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Wisconsin Senate Election-2010 on: April 14, 2014, 03:05:32 pm
Even as much as I hoped for the GOP to take Congress in 2010, I can't not vote for Russ Feingold.
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many current US Governors can you name? on: April 14, 2014, 03:01:12 pm
25.   I can't spell Abercrombie apparently, and for North Dakota I remembered Jack but kept thinking Harkness instead of Dalrymple. Tongue   There are 7 or 8 I could not have told you what state they belonged to given their names.
33  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Simfan for Senate - Here we go again... on: April 14, 2014, 02:40:56 pm
Withdrawing?   I'm a bit disappointed.
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would please the previous poster. on: April 14, 2014, 02:18:16 pm
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: U.S. Senate Election in West Virginia, 1958 on: April 13, 2014, 11:55:54 pm
As much as I like the Mountain Fiddler, I'd have to go with Revercomb.
36  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which EP group would you belong to? on: April 13, 2014, 11:46:11 pm
Probably ECR, but interpreting my views in a European context is weird. Where would a pro-immigration social conservative go?

If you're pro-Europe, EPP most likely.    But if you're pro-immigrant and mildly eurosceptic as I would tend toward, it's a bit harder for a fit, though I'd go with ECR since the governance/sovereignty issue would be primary in this context.
37  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Amendment Vote) on: April 13, 2014, 09:56:26 pm
Nay
38  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Dukeís Letís Put Atlasia to Work Program (Amendment Vote) on: April 13, 2014, 09:55:52 pm
Sorry, I was away for the weekend.

Anyway, in the past we basically give out tax credits to businesses who create new jobs, right? But what about new businesses that don't make any money? Giving out credits to them really accomplishes nothing because they don't pay taxes. This bill aims to allow them to cash in the credits and use them towards building their business as they create jobs. I also want this to apply to green jobs because that is still has untapped potential in our country.

The second part is a business loan program with favorable interest rates. I'll be honest and say the $50 billion was a random number. I am open to changing that to something different, whether it be higher or lower.

So you are saying these tax credits are refundable and the other ones weren't?
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: RunBenRun.org (Carson) raises $4 Million, Ready for Hillary, $1.7 Million on: April 13, 2014, 09:39:26 pm
No political experience what so ever, has never ran for political office either hasn't even run anything like an like an office or business or organization he would be a disaster as a candidate and a politician. Whoever is pushing this is not thinking this through at all.

Carson is an Evangelical Christian with a following. The Evangelical Right has no real candidate in the fray right now.  If Huckabee doesn't enter the fray, then Carson carries the banner for those folks.

I suspect that Carson's candidacy is more for electing delegates and influencing the outcome of the ongoing GOP Civil War.  The GOP needs to expand the map to take it to the next level, but are stalemated because of what their candidates need to do to win the GOP Presidential nomination.  Many GOP regulars would love to have the religious conservatives go away, but (A) they have nowhere else to go, and (B) the GOP needs them more then they want to admit.  Carson's "candidacy" is there to keep religious conservatives in the game, and to keep the GOP establishment in recognizing that they need the Evangelicals as part of their base.

There is also the possibility that some people like him and think he should be president.
40  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this Quote on: April 13, 2014, 09:15:09 pm
Pretty sure Reaganfan said this first.
41  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Senate Resolution on the 2014 Crimean Crisis (Amendment Vote) on: April 13, 2014, 06:06:42 pm
just to keep this thing up to date
Quote from: amendment offered
Crimean Crisis Act of 2014

1. Given Russiaís disregard for international law in the ongoing crisis on Crimea, the Senate formally condemns the Russian violation of Ukrainian sovereignty with the acts of aggression regarding the military occupation and annexation of Crimea. The Senate also recognizes the validity of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, and thus it does not recognize the recent independence referendum on Crimea nor the entrance of Crimea into the Russian Federation.

2. The Senate also resolves to urge the President, the Secretary of External Affairs and the Special Envoy to Ukraine to take immediate action to make said support effective, and it encourages these officeholders to exhaust diplomatic options to prevent a Russian takeover of Ukraine or a formal annexation of Crimea or any other occupation or incursion into Ukraine. The Senate recommends the use of all options available, short of military intervention and trade sanctions.

3. The Republic of Atlasia shall lift restrictions and allow free immigration for all who feel threatened by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
42  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Bill of Rights Amendment (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
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Bill of Rights Amendment

Section IV of Article IV of the Third Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended to read as follows:

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4. Slavery or involuntary servitude is forbidden in Atlasia.

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Section XIII of Article IV of the Third Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended to read as follows:

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Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, nor shall capital punishment be prescribed by a civilian court of law.

Section XIV of Article IV of the Third Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended to read as follows:

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No person shall be denied their right to vote or candidacy on basis of nationality, race, religion, sex, sexuality, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, service in the armed forces, imprisonment, previous conviction of a crime, disability, or gender identity.

Article IV of the Third Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia is amended to read as follows:

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18. All persons residing within the Republic of Atlasia or any territory subject to its jurisdiction have the right to speak whichever language they wish.

19. No person shall be involuntarily sterilized by the Republic of Atlasia for any reason.

20. All persons residing within the Republic of Atlasia or any territory subject to its jurisdiction shall have a right to official recognition of their gender identity or lack thereof.
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Paid Leave Act of 2013 (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 05:53:48 pm
btw, I am assuming that 500 days is per child, and that the businesses have to coordinate somehow with the employer of the other parent.  How is this supposed to work if the parents aren't cooperating, or if the father is absent?
44  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Give Peace a Chance Act of 2014 (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 05:49:36 pm
What are the current restrictions on Israel and how is lifting them supposed to make a difference in the peace negotiations?
45  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Dukeís Letís Put Atlasia to Work Program (Amendment Vote) on: April 13, 2014, 05:45:55 pm
Nay
46  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: April 13, 2014, 05:45:21 pm
AYE
47  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Amendment to the Paid Leave Act of 2013 (Debating) on: April 12, 2014, 04:16:21 pm
amendment (to section3, clause 4):
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Section 3. Paid Parental Leave

1. Employers are hereby required to provide employees with a total of 200 500 paid days of leave for the express purpose of helping raise young children. That is, parents shall receive full pay for days claimed under paid parental leave.

2. Employees may take these paid days off at any time until the child reaches the age of five.

3. Parents may share paid parental leave between themselves and are in fact encouraged to do so. 10 50 of the 200 500 paid days of leave are hereby entitled to fathers themselves.

4. Employees may claim paid parental leave days at any point after the pregnancy is confirmed to an expectant mother. Those who claim days prior to the birth of the child shall be required to give a valid medical reason as to why, signed off on by a medical doctor, for the purposes of validation.
48  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Long-term Unemployment Relief Act (Debating) on: April 12, 2014, 04:03:43 pm
AYE

Raising the minimum wage as the FLSA does above the current $12.50 will raise labor costs dramatically.  We need more new jobs, not fewer, to help bring people back to work.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many current US Senators can you name? on: April 12, 2014, 03:57:59 pm
I remembered the names of 83, though more if I could spell Barasso, Klobouchar and Stabanow.  My memory can be pretty random sometimes so I forgot  what Manchin's name was, among others. 
50  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Bill of Rights Amendment (Debating) on: April 12, 2014, 03:25:16 pm
I don't want to shut off the possibility of community service or service to a victim as restitution for a crime, so making all involuntary servitude as punishment unconstitutional might be a bad idea.
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