What aboutMon Jun 25, 2012 11:38am18.104.22.168the legal authority to handle each others affairs when one is in the hospital?
Maybe that's not really a special privilege like the tax breaks, but it would be a reason for people to get the legal document.
What if one stays home to take care of the house and children, and that person wants a guarantee of alimony money if the working spouse leaves?
- Civil Unions and Marriages shouldn't confer... SES, Mon Jun 25 7:12am...any government-type benefits. No tax benefits of any kind. Nor any of the OTHER "benefits" that people say married couples have over non-married couples. Marriage should be a religious thing, that ... more
- What about Ken C, Mon Jun 25 11:38am
- Why do you need the gov't to do that for you? Sprout, Mon Jun 25 11:58amYou don't need an entire gov't for htat. Just one single attorney. And probably not even that. You can to on the INTERNET and pull up a "power of attorney" form, fill it out, get it notarized... more
- All of those, and more, could be handled with... SES, Mon Jun 25 11:45am...a contractual agreement. If I want to, I can assign my girlfriend to be my "Legal Representative" at any such time that I'm hospitalized, using a legal contract of some kind. Why does the... more
- We also need to eliminate deductions for mortgage interest . Mondo Fuego™ , Mon Jun 25 10:36am... why should homeowners get public assistance for owning a home. Apartment dwellers and other renters do not get a tax break. All tax breaks should be eliminated ... except the deductions for other ... more
- What about changing the code Gateway, Mon Jun 25 3:10pmto have companies pay taxes as they earn profits overseas rather than wait for repatriation to the U.S. and the special tax breaks oil companies recieve. Don't forget church's tax breaks.
- Agreed.... Sprout, Mon Jun 25 11:06amIMO folks scream about wanting to eliminate the tax breaks that OTHER PEOPLE get.... Woe be it to the person who thinks that there shoudl be a break on capital gains taxes... But heaven forbid... more
- Eliminate deduction for ... Mondo Fuego™ , Mon Jun 25 12:08pm... capital losses ... as well as tax on capital gains. Get the government and everyone else out of our pockets.
- The only problem i have with that.... Sprout, Mon Jun 25 12:13pmIs that it may touch on the concept of a business expense... If my business is buying and selling (whatever) I pay income tax only on my PROFITS... If I buy a product, and end up selling it for less... more
- The buying and selling of products and services ... Mondo Fuego™ , Mon Jun 25 3:04pm... in the course of business conduct ... and the profits or losses incurred thereby do not constitute capital gains and losses, so your concern here would not apply.
- Buying and selling stocks and bonds Sprout, Tue Jun 26 5:52amin the course of a business....
- I agree. Tax Policy should NOT be used to encourage... SES, Mon Jun 25 10:55am...or discourage behavior. Of ciourse, if you try to get rid of Tax deductions for stuff like dependent children, get ready to be called a racist, or just a shill for the 1%, etc.
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