Some things which need fixing

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Some things which need fixing

1. I make a deal for a car. The price is $40,000. The dealer gives me $5,000 cash back. That means I paid $35,000 for the car. My sales tax is on $40,000

2. My local Harbor Master submitted a proposal to the Town to raise the mooring fees from $2.00 to $20.00. His stated reasons were a) we have raised them for a long time and b) other towns charge more. Neither of which is a reason to raise taxes. The idiot Select Board approved it!

3. I buy a $45,000 new car. It must be inspected to make sure it is safe to drive. My friend visits from Michigan in a 20 year old junker and does not need a safety sticker.

4. I pay more property taxes for schools because I have a nicer house than my lay-about neighbor whose house is just like mine but because he is a slob his is a piece of sh^t...and as a lobsterman, he earns lots more than I do and has 6 children by 3 women in school.

5. People who live in mobile homes (trailers) pay almost no property taxes to pay for government and schools. In Michigan, these freeloaders had twice as many kids as brick and mortar folks. I think it is the same in Maine.

6. I waited until I was older to enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and I was assessed a tax or every year I was not in the plan. Inmy case,the premium was $17.00 but the penalty tax was $38.80. This exactly like the pre-existing clause insurance companies had before ObozoCare. Why is there no loud hew and cry about this penalty by the DumbacRats or the Republicraps.?

More to come.

7. When you live on a very narrow 2 lane road with lots of traffic and no berms, you get these per-mortum dudes and dudettes on bicycles going 2 mph and hogging the road. Some of these geniuses even had children with them.

8. You want to go to a business (restaurant or store etc) and they are not open yet you check their Face Book or Web page and it is so out-of-date that you still have no idea when they open. They are too lazy to update and then gripe about losing business.

9. Loud music any where (especially in restaurants) as well as that Borg style droning in stores which is nothing more than overly pubescent teenager girls screaming unintelligible lyrics.

10. Restaurant servers babbling out the 27 specials of the day without prices. Why not write them down so we can read what they are because by the time the waiters get back to floor we have forgotten what they are.

11. Anybody chewing gum.

12. Anybody smoking.

More to come

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1. I make a deal for a car.

1. I make a deal for a car. The price is $40,000. The dealer gives me $5,000 cash back. That means I paid $35,000 for the car. My sales tax is on $40,000

Isn't the 5k cash back just shenanigans to allow you to finance more of it? Can't you use the 5k to reduce the price of the car to $35,000?

3. I buy a $45,000 new car. It must be inspected to make sure it is safe to drive. My friend visits from Michigan in a 20 year old junker and does not need a safety sticker.
So dumb

4. I pay more property taxes for schools because I have a nicer house than my lay-about neighbor whose house is just like mine but because he is a slob his is a piece of sh^t...and as a lobsterman, he earns lots more than I do and has 6 children by 3 women in school.

Hey, could be worse, if we had prop 13, you could be paying more than your neighbor who has a really nice house but has lived in it longer than you have.

5. People who live in mobile homes (trailers) pay almost no property taxes to pay for government and schools. In Michigan, these freeloaders had twice as many kids as brick and mortar folks. I think it is the same in Maine.

If anything, we should tax them more so they go away

6. I waited until I was older to enroll in Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and I was assessed a tax or every year I was not in the plan. Inmy case,the premium was $17.00 but the penalty tax was $38.80. This exactly like the pre-existing clause insurance companies had before ObozoCare. Why is there no loud hew and cry about this penalty by the DumbacRats or the Republicraps.?

This is interesting, I literally had no idea that was going on.

7. When you live on a very narrow 2 lane road with lots of traffic and no berms, you get these per-mortum dudes and dudettes on bicycles going 2 mph and hogging the road. Some of these geniuses even had children with them.

Solution: put bike lanes everywhere

8. You want to go to a business (restaurant or store etc) and they are not open yet you check their Face Book or Web page and it is so out-of-date that you still have no idea when they open. They are too lazy to update and then gripe about losing business.
In the old days, you had to call them on the phone and ask

9. Loud music any where (especially in restaurants) as well as that Borg style droning in stores which is nothing more than overly pubescent teenager girls screaming unintelligible lyrics.

Yeah - it turns out it's there to scare the old people away (I'm in my mid 40's and I'm scared away). Similarly, they play classical music in front of convenience stores to keep the young riff raff away.

12. Anybody smoking.
Uggh it blows me away how many people still smoke.

More to come"
Keep em coming, these are great!

How about:
While driving, people that insist on you always going first even when they have the right of way.
People that call the police on you because your dog is barking at other dogs that pass by (yes, this happened to me).
The caucus system for any state that has more than 4 letters and doesn't rhyme with "Jiowa"
French Canadian tourists
People that order filet mignon steaks well done

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1. The bitch was about me paying sales tax on a purchase amount that was not what I paid. I asked once if they could just keep the $5,000 and lower the price. No can do. I am not sure how this arrangement benefits the car company and dealership but is must.

7. I agree if bikers pay for the bike lanes.

8. I do call...no answer or a useless recording.

12. What is most surprising and irritating is how many young single mothers take many breaks and step away from their $10/hr jobs to go smoke a $10/pack cancer coffin nail.

Strange....but we agree on almost all of these irritants. I agree with every one you posted.

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Things that need fixing.....

Things that need fixing......First thing is a safety net that has become a hammock..........
AT the company I work for we could use at least a hundred entry level people ...yeah that's minimum wage people.....willing to hire those with absolutely no more of a skill set than the ability to do simple math,practice personal hygenine and show up everyday you are on the schedule..... we'll train you...to do the job..........oh shit things that need fixing ....First thing a safety net that has become a hammock....

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JohnW

About two months ago, the Bangor Daily Snooze had a guy on the front page who can't work and is on disability.

The 26 year old suffers from anxiety. He and many more his age have never held a job, according to that article. He smokes dope, hangs out at the library for free wi-fi so he can social media with his buds. Sometimes he gets jobs helping roofers and other under the table employment, but for official purposes, he is disabled.

They also featured a 40 year old guy who I believe had a degree from Maine Maritime Academy, but lo and behold, he also is disabled from anxiety and can't work.

I think we have an epidemic.

That hammock must be quite comfy. I'm feeling a little anxious about paying taxes, who do I go to see?

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Watcher,

My biggest gripe besides sticker prices determining excise and sales tax is all the times sales tax is demanded on the same vehicle each time it changes hands. The damn tax was paid once, and at its highest value, what right do they have to follow that vehicle the rest of its life demanding more sales taxes? I'd like to know how governments think they are entitled to everything I have, because in their eyes, I have to pay my fair share. It is maddening.

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