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« Reply #1700 on: November 20, 2011, 08:13:16 am »
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It was likely the deficit donation thingy that did not get passed, nobody else seemed to like it Sad

It did pass. Wink
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« Reply #1701 on: November 20, 2011, 09:58:13 pm »
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The 90% Tax Act.
1. This act reaffirms the right of the region to set it's own taxes at whatever levels it feels best for it's own taxpayers.

2. No form of taxation, be it income, corporate, or sales, can add to, when federal taxes are considered, over 90%. Federal numbers are taken as base numbers with Regional numbers added to this. In the event that regional taxes would push this number over 90%, the regional tax is then capped so that the new total of regional and federal taxes totals 90%.

3. The Governor may propose a referendum for repeal of this act if he or she has sufficient reason to believe the Federal government is taking advantage of this act to, in some way, harm the Pacific region.

Reintroducing this. I could have sworn it got enough signatures to get voted on but oh well....you need two, am I right?

Yes, this is the bill that did not get passed.  It requires two more signatures to move past the debate phase.
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« Reply #1702 on: November 22, 2011, 07:15:49 am »
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I wish to withdraw the 90% tax act and replace it with...



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« Reply #1703 on: November 22, 2011, 07:23:48 am »
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The Pacific Tax Cap and Income Cap Act

(Section A) The Income Cap Sub-Act
1. The Pacific hearby imposes an Income Cap to be enforced though taxation. This states that anyone making more than the cap shall pay all income remaining, after taxes, to the pacific government.

2. This level is hereby set at $50,000,000. Any income over that amount will be paid in taxes to the pacific government. This shall be known as the Income Cap Tax.

3. The Income Cap Tax shall not be eligible for claims, refunds, or exemptions under federal taxes; should the taxpayer claim these, the region shall tad the proceeds of those claims.

4. For legal definition purposes, the Income Cap Tax shall be defined as a Surtax

(Section B) The 90% Tax Sub-Act.
5. This act reaffirms the right of the region to set it's own taxes at whatever levels it feels best for it's own taxpayers.

6. No form of taxation, be it income, corporate, or sales, can add to, when federal taxes are considered, over 90%, with the exception of the Income Cap sub-act. Federal numbers are taken as base numbers with Regional numbers added to this. In the event that regional taxes would push this number over 90%, the regional tax is then capped so that the new total of regional and federal taxes totals 90%.

7. The Governor may propose a referendum for repeal of this act if he or she has sufficient reason to believe the Federal government is taking advantage of this act to, in some way, harm the Pacific region.

8. As a result of this change, the current income tax bracket of 49% for those making over $50,000,000 is repealed, as it is replaced with the Income Cap Tax.

This should address the concerns of everybody, and eliminate the current situation we have where those making more than $50,000,000 are expected to pay 107% of their income in taxes, a situation that is clearly illegal.

For information sake, the low bracket remains 11% of incomes below $300,000 and 16% on incomes above $300,000, with a full Surtax kicking in at incomes over $50,000,000
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« Reply #1704 on: November 22, 2011, 07:28:00 am »
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Note I'm willing to accept amendment of the amount of the income cap, but I'll only accept it as friendly if it's move upwards. The current real cap is $50,000,000 and I wont stand it for being lowered.
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« Reply #1705 on: December 05, 2011, 02:05:09 am »
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« Reply #1706 on: December 06, 2011, 08:53:22 pm »
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Casino Tax Bill

1. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned from slot machines shall be subject to an additional 47% gambling tax.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned by casinos or businesses that generate a minimum of 40% of their revenue from gambling shall be subject to an additional 20% public damages tax.
3. Effective FY 2013, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 70%.
4. Effective FY 2014, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 95%.
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« Reply #1707 on: December 06, 2011, 09:02:46 pm »
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Tobacco Public Health and Safety Bill

1. The Smoking Rights Amendment is hereby repealed.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance within any public indoor space shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $5,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $100,000 for any business found to be in violation.
3. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance in any outdoor area that is within 12 feet of the entrance or exit to any public indoor location shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $30,000 for any business found to be in violation.
4. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance in any outdoor area where public or private employees are required to perform any tasks, including but not limited to serving food or beverages, cleaning, and maintenance, shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $30,000 for any business found to be in violation.
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« Reply #1708 on: December 06, 2011, 09:07:47 pm »
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Handgun Phase Out Bill
1. Effective three months upon the passage of this act, the Pacific Region declares itself a handgun free area.
2. Handgun owners will have three months to give handguns to any local Handgun Amnesty Office without penalty.
3. Handgun owners cooperating with the amnesty will be eligible for a compensation of up to half of the average market price for all returned firearms.
4. Three months upon the passage of this act, possession of a handgun will be a crime eligible for up to a $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in prison.



Guaranteed Minimum Income Bill
1. The Pacific Government will ensure that every resident over the age of 18 will be given a minimum income of $11,900 per year.
2. To apply for this minimum income, a resident over the age of 18 must be earning less than $11,900; a citizen earning less than the amount will be given the necessary sum to total an income of $11,900.
3. Residents who do not earn income, including welfare recipients, will be eligible for the full annual $11,900.



Affirmative Action Abolition Repeal Bill
1. The Pacific Affirmative Action Abolition Act is hereby repealed.
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« Reply #1709 on: December 06, 2011, 09:12:44 pm »
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The current real cap is $50,000,000 and I wont stand it for being lowered.

How about $20 million?
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« Reply #1710 on: December 06, 2011, 09:37:35 pm »
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Tobacco Marketing Regulation Bill

1. Effective FY 2012, any tobacco products to be sold within the Pacific Region must adhere to the following packaging standards:
a. The brand name of the product in plain, black Times New Roman font against a white background, to take up the bottom 25% of the front of the packaging.
b. The remainder of the front of the packaging, as well as the entirety of the sides and back, must contain health warnings illustrating the physical effects of prolonged tobacco use.
2. Effective three months upon the passage of this act, any publications distributed within the Pacific Region may not contain advertisements for tobacco products of any kind, with tobacco companies eligible for a minimum fine of $500,000 per violation.
3. Effective immediately, any distribution of leaflets or fliers produced by tobacco companies to be included inside tobacco packaging shall be prohibited, with tobacco companies eligible for a minimum fine of $100,000 per violation.
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« Reply #1711 on: December 07, 2011, 02:36:11 pm »
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Great, we have some awesome bills to consider. Smiley

Tobacco Public Health and Safety Bill

1. The Smoking Rights Amendment is hereby repealed.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance within any public indoor space shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $5,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $100,000 for any business found to be in violation.
3. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance in any outdoor area that is within 12 feet of the entrance or exit to any public indoor location shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $30,000 for any business found to be in violation.
4. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, the smoking of any substance in any outdoor area where public or private employees are required to perform any tasks, including but not limited to serving food or beverages, cleaning, and maintenance, shall be prohibited, subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 per individual or a maximum fine of $30,000 for any business found to be in violation.

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Handgun Phase Out Bill
1. Effective three months upon the passage of this act, the Pacific Region declares itself a handgun free area.
2. Handgun owners will have three months to give handguns to any local Handgun Amnesty Office without penalty.
3. Handgun owners cooperating with the amnesty will be eligible for a compensation of up to half of the average market price for all returned firearms.
4. Three months upon the passage of this act, possession of a handgun will be a crime eligible for up to a $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in prison.

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Guaranteed Minimum Income Bill
1. The Pacific Government will ensure that every resident over the age of 18 will be given a minimum income of $11,900 per year.
2. To apply for this minimum income, a resident over the age of 18 must be earning less than $11,900; a citizen earning less than the amount will be given the necessary sum to total an income of $11,900.
3. Residents who do not earn income, including welfare recipients, will be eligible for the full annual $11,900.

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Tobacco Marketing Regulation Bill

1. Effective FY 2012, any tobacco products to be sold within the Pacific Region must adhere to the following packaging standards:
a. The brand name of the product in plain, black Times New Roman font against a white background, to take up the bottom 25% of the front of the packaging.
b. The remainder of the front of the packaging, as well as the entirety of the sides and back, must contain health warnings illustrating the physical effects of prolonged tobacco use.
2. Effective three months upon the passage of this act, any publications distributed within the Pacific Region may not contain advertisements for tobacco products of any kind, with tobacco companies eligible for a minimum fine of $500,000 per violation.
3. Effective immediately, any distribution of leaflets or fliers produced by tobacco companies to be included inside tobacco packaging shall be prohibited, with tobacco companies eligible for a minimum fine of $100,000 per violation.

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It really is.



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« Reply #1712 on: December 07, 2011, 05:50:22 pm »
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I sign all of the bills in the name of democracy.
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« Reply #1713 on: December 09, 2011, 03:22:16 pm »
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Yikes I might have to cancel my trip to the Pacific. Cry
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« Reply #1714 on: December 10, 2011, 11:22:35 pm »
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All of the above legislation requires one more signature to move into the voting phase.

Okay, so here is a dilemma. Apparently, the constitution states that the governor voting booth should be open on the second Friday this month, as opposed to the penultimate Friday (which is usually when we open the booth).

Now, we can either immediately just start the election now, or we can postpone it to next weekend. What do you all think?
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« Reply #1715 on: December 10, 2011, 11:26:17 pm »
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Casino Tax Bill

1. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned from slot machines shall be subject to an additional 47% gambling tax.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned by casinos or businesses that generate a minimum of 40% of their revenue from gambling shall be subject to an additional 20% public damages tax.
3. Effective FY 2013, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 70%.
4. Effective FY 2014, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 95%.

Won't this disproportionately tax poor and middle class gamblers or something?  Wink Tongue
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« Reply #1716 on: December 11, 2011, 06:14:29 am »
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Okay, so here is a dilemma. Apparently, the constitution states that the governor voting booth should be open on the second Friday this month, as opposed to the penultimate Friday (which is usually when we open the booth).

Now, we can either immediately just start the election now, or we can postpone it to next weekend. What do you all think?

As you like. If you fear to have a dreadful turnout, maybe let's wait until next weekend. But it's not like these are very competitive elections it seems...
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« Reply #1717 on: December 11, 2011, 02:42:16 pm »
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Okay, so here is a dilemma. Apparently, the constitution states that the governor voting booth should be open on the second Friday this month, as opposed to the penultimate Friday (which is usually when we open the booth).

Now, we can either immediately just start the election now, or we can postpone it to next weekend. What do you all think?

As you like. If you fear to have a dreadful turnout, maybe let's wait until next weekend. But it's not like these are very competitive elections it seems...

Well, considering we have one candidate declared, I expect this to be very nailbiting. Wink
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« Reply #1718 on: December 11, 2011, 08:19:21 pm »
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Casino Tax Bill

1. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned from slot machines shall be subject to an additional 47% gambling tax.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned by casinos or businesses that generate a minimum of 40% of their revenue from gambling shall be subject to an additional 20% public damages tax.
3. Effective FY 2013, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 70%.
4. Effective FY 2014, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 95%.

Won't this disproportionately tax poor and middle class gamblers or something?  Wink Tongue

The taxes are applied directly to the businesses, not to the gamblers.
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« Reply #1719 on: December 11, 2011, 09:04:20 pm »
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Casino Tax Bill

1. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned from slot machines shall be subject to an additional 47% gambling tax.
2. Effective two months upon the passage of this act, all profits earned by casinos or businesses that generate a minimum of 40% of their revenue from gambling shall be subject to an additional 20% public damages tax.
3. Effective FY 2013, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 70%.
4. Effective FY 2014, the gambling tax outlined in clause 1 shall increase to 95%.

Won't this disproportionately tax poor and middle class gamblers or something?  Wink Tongue

The taxes are applied directly to the businesses, not to the gamblers.

I'm just teasing.  lol
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« Reply #1720 on: December 22, 2011, 06:53:29 pm »
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Where is everyone? Huh


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« Reply #1721 on: December 22, 2011, 08:00:27 pm »
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Where is everyone? Huh

I'm not sure, but if you want to sign my bills, then we can advance to a vote on them Smiley
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« Reply #1722 on: December 23, 2011, 10:42:31 pm »
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Where is everyone? Huh

I'm not sure, but if you want to sign my bills, then we can advance to a vote on them Smiley

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For all of ebowed's bills.  Grin
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« Reply #1723 on: December 25, 2011, 07:08:05 am »
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We want a vote !
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« Reply #1724 on: December 29, 2011, 06:10:16 am »
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22:15   ComradeSibboleth   this is all extremely terrible and in all respects absolutely fycking dire.

It really is.



"A reformist is someone who realizes that, when you bang your head on a wall, it's the head that breaks rather than the wall."

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