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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    So when did the US government not impose its will on the people via brute force?
    it does so every day. imposing its will on the populace via the threat of force is the most basic function of government.

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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    CFL and some LEDs. I live in a new very energy efficient condo that is close to work ( 5 miles ) so that I dont have to waste time in traffic or spend a huge amount of money on gas.

    I hate wasting money, and I dont like when the government wastes my money. So I vote to oust the ones that do regardless of ideology. I prefer competence to ideological purity

    Substance over image as well? There are now a few developers in the Phoenis area that tout their efficient homes and are offering solar packages. FINALLY....
    There is little need for heat in Phoenix, just a few days a month during winters, and more during the nights. Passive solar techniques used during contstruction could cut that down considerably.
    A few years back the developers were building and selling what seemed to be a good deal, price wise. But the low prices were offset by having to spend a fortune on gasoline. I went to look at a boat in one area southeast of the city, was beginning to wonder if I was lost and had been given bum directions. I went for miles in the desert before I saw the signs for the development. The prices were very low, which attracted the buyers. But the commute is murder. OF course, soon after that time frame, gas prices started going up. What they gained in low home prices, they lost in gasoline bills.
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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Wait until the American Power Act kicks in. Do you have a wood burner or an old fashioned evaporating cooling unit that works on Wind and Water? How about a bicycle...horse...mule..etc.? A garden? Can you hunt? Fish?
    Our Utah house is empty right now, we leave the thermostat at 55 degrees while we are gone. The south facing windows, lots of them, let in a lot of sun during sunny days. The kitchen dining area is a sun space, with tile floors to collect the heat. The basement, before we finished it, would remain in the high 50's no matter how cold it is outside. The center wall in the basement is load bearing, and solid concrete, not wood frame. It acts as a heat sink. In the summer, the basement never needs AC, in the winter, just a little heat, but we only add heat if we are down there. I thought about a wood stove, but the house really doesn't need it so far. A well built house can save a lot of energy in heating and cooling bills....
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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You dont want to pay taxes

    Dont earn a taxable income, sell your homes, buy second hand goods and grow your own food

    You will then not pay any taxes, your quality of life might take a big drop, but you wont pay a single cent in taxes
    The federal prison system has an alternative route....with free room and board as well.
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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    [/B]Substance over image as well?
    Generally, I wont spend the $240 on a pair of Diesel shoes or jeans, when I can find a pair of good stylish ones at $50. I didnt choose my vehicles to impress my neighbors, but because they were among the best in the category or a really great deal. When I do go for the image route it is for something that is going to last and remain useable for a long time (like a good watch


    There are now a few developers in the Phoenis area that tout their efficient homes and are offering solar packages. FINALLY....
    There is little need for heat in Phoenix, just a few days a month during winters, and more during the nights. Passive solar techniques used during contstruction could cut that down considerably.
    A few years back the developers were building and selling what seemed to be a good deal, price wise. But the low prices were offset by having to spend a fortune on gasoline. I went to look at a boat in one area southeast of the city, was beginning to wonder if I was lost and had been given bum directions. I went for miles in the desert before I saw the signs for the development. The prices were very low, which attracted the buyers. But the commute is murder. OF course, soon after that time frame, gas prices started going up. What they gained in low home prices, they lost in gasoline bills.
    One thing I have learned about myself, although I like driving (or riding) I hate commuting and being stuck in traffic. I have lived close to the inner city (downtown) for most of my life, and will continue to do so because of the dislike of commuting. A waste of gas and time. (Our inner city is not a crime ridden slum for everyones knowledge
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    Re: Were the Bush Tax Cuts Good for Growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Generally, I wont spend the $240 on a pair of Diesel shoes or jeans, when I can find a pair of good stylish ones at $50. I didnt choose my vehicles to impress my neighbors, but because they were among the best in the category or a really great deal. When I do go for the image route it is for something that is going to last and remain useable for a long time (like a good watch

    One thing I have learned about myself, although I like driving (or riding) I hate commuting and being stuck in traffic. I have lived close to the inner city (downtown) for most of my life, and will continue to do so because of the dislike of commuting. A waste of gas and time. (Our inner city is not a crime ridden slum for everyones knowledge
    I used to tell our kids that I will not pay to put designer jeans on a generic butt.
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