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Old 03-19-2017, 08:36 PM  
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My accountant did everything legal and even a few questionable things. Only other way to get my taxes lower are to flat out lie, that is what most of these accountants do that make it to where you don't pay. My problem was that I followed the rules and got screwed. I talked to a few other accountant because I get upset with mine but its not her fault she just won't lie to save me money and I agree, I don't need the audit where they will find out. Right now I could be audited for every year and win every single one. I would rather the rules be changed to to help someone trying to build a company instead of using every turn for them to charge more. Like Bud said, they won this battle, they took jobs away from six people including myself. They made it not worth it to keep fighting the fight. I had a very successful 9 years and every year that came more success came more charges for success to keep where I was the year before. It's funny I was up to 12 employees and doing a few million a year in sales and I took home less money than I did my first year in business when I was running the tractor with a helper.

They want equality, they got it. They just made a hard worker into the poor class just like everyone else. Its not about bringing up the lower class it's about bringing down the middle class to the lower class for equality.
Carried debt is deductible unless it is a big ticket item like a truck.


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Shaving $1k per capita would be a good start...

https://managinghealthcarecosts.blog...istrative.html
Numbers like that are so hard to interpret since we don't know how they arrived at it. If they are averaging all people in the country, some will have spent a fortune and some will have spent none.

But, for sure, it has a lot to do with what we are charged for health care in the US. Our drug prices are so much higher than every other country. We have access to so many more tests, and doctors use them extensively because we are so litigious.


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Carried debt is deductible unless it is a big ticket item like a truck.
I had two truck loans and a few tractor loans that I paid off. Not supposed to pay them off
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I had two truck loans and a few tractor loans that I paid off. Not supposed to pay them off
Well you can pay them off but you can't write them off just so much a year.
So you can earn money for the next few years and write them off, saving you money then.
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Yeah ill be fine next year. It would be nice if you could write off what actually gets paid each year
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So what is everybody thinking about the new plan that's on the floor?
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So what is everybody thinking about the new plan that's on the floor?
I think it is Obamacare lite. I think it will be equally unsustainable as ACA and now the ball is stupidly in the republicans court to take the failure when it happens. I strongly disagreed with the mandate of having to buy insurance if you didn’t want it. Now you don’t have to buy it and people wont but you will still try and cover everyone when the time comes. ACA picked up all the millions of people at the bottom by expanding Medicaid. The states don’t have that kind of money and relied on the federal government the plan is for the federal government to slowly back off leaving the states the job of figuring it out. Meaning more taxing. It doesn’t matter there is only so much money the working man can hand over in taxes. Like I have been saying the piper has to be paid. If you taxed the 1% 100% of what they made and have there isn’t the money needed. It is the 50-99% that are going to pay the bills for the bottom 50%. What we need is one of two things a lower standard of living for all including poor healthcare for all or we need more people working.

The republicans should have done nothing to it and let it fail and never stop pointing out where it came from. They are trying to keep everything people now feel is their rights to have and not have a way to pay for it.
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World > World Statistics > Health and Social Statistics
Life Expectancy for Countries, 2015
Find the average life expectancy for each country and the world. As of 2014, the country with the highest life expectancy is Monaco at 89.52 years; the country with the lowest life expectancy is Chad at just 49.81 years.

Rank Country (years) Date
1 Monaco 89.52 2015 est.
2 Japan 84.74 2015 est.
3 Singapore 84.68 2015 est.
4 Macau 84.51 2015 est.
5 San Marino 83.24 2015 est.
6 Iceland 82.97 2015 est.
7 Hong Kong 82.86 2015 est.
8 Andorra 82.72 2015 est.
9 Switzerland 82.50 2015 est.
10 Guernsey 82.47 2015 est.
11 Israel 82.27 2015 est.
12 Luxembourg 82.17 2015 est.
13 Australia 82.15 2015 est.
14 Italy 82.12 2015 est.
15 Sweden 81.98 2015 est.
16 Liechtenstein 81.77 2015 est.
17 Jersey 81.76 2015 est.
18 Canada 81.76 2015 est.
19 France 81.75 2015 est.
20 Norway 81.70 2015 est.
21 Spain 81.57 2015 est.
22 Austria 81.39 2015 est.
23 Anguilla 81.31 2015 est.
24 Netherlands 81.23 2015 est.
25 Bermuda 81.15 2015 est.
26 Cayman Islands 81.13 2015 est.
27 Isle of Man 81.09 2015 est.
28 New Zealand 81.05 2015 est.
29 Belgium 80.88 2015 est.
30 Finland 80.77 2015 est.
31 Ireland 80.68 2015 est.
32 Germany 80.57 2015 est.
33 United Kingdom 80.54 2015 est.
34 Greece 80.43 2015 est.
35 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 80.39 2015 est.
36 Malta 80.25 2015 est.
37 Faroe Islands 80.24 2015 est.
38 European Union 80.20 2015 est.
39 Korea, South 80.04 2015 est.
40 Taiwan 79.98 2015 est.
41 Virgin Islands 79.89 2015 est.
42 Turks and Caicos Islands 79.69 2015 est.
43 United States 79.68 2015 est.
44 Wallis and Futuna 79.57 2015 est.
45 Saint Helena, Ascension,
and Tristan da Cunha

I’m not sure why Neal posted the health and life expectancy information listed above but I believe I found the answer to his question this morning driving to work with the radio on NPR.

It seems the death rates in the USA have been rising from 1999 on and a husband and wife team have been studying it and just released their findings. It seems it is caused mainly by the group consisting of middle aged age white males going up faster than any other group. In fact some of the groups I thought could be contributing have actually came down and shown improvement.

It is an interesting study and you can read more here with graphs and all. It is called “Deaths of Despair”

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s...ths-of-despair
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Bud, I posted that in response to your comment on life longevity.
I guess I should have posted the list of happiest countries.
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Bud, I posted that in response to your comment on life longevity.
I guess I should have posted the list of happiest countries.
Well now we know the reason. We may well have the best health care in the world, but the numbers are being pulled down because middle age white men can’t take it anymore and are killing themselves in one form or another.


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