The Biden presidency

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  1. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan be excellent to each other Staff Member

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    'You can't hack paper': How Oregon fights election meddling

    1998,.. Oregon became the first state to conduct all statewide elections entirely by mail,.. Three weeks before each election, all of Oregon's nearly 2.7 million registered voters are automatically sent a ballot by the U.S. Postal Service. Then they mark and sign their ballots,.. Ballots can be returned by mail, but the majority of marked ballots are returned via the state's hundreds of secure drop sites.

    Oregon doesn't have any voting machines — or any polling places,.. It's a system that consistently produces some of the highest voter participation rates in the country. In 2016, 68 percent of the state's registered voters voted, eight percent above the national average. The Oregon way is also endorsed across political party lines

    Oregonians instituted vote-by-mail in a 1998 ballot measure that passed by more than two-to-one, and since then opinion polls have consistently shown overwhelming public support for the system from all voters, regardless of party :cool: we've voted by mail in 11 national elections now, without a hitch

    Once they've been collected and brought to one of 36 county election offices around the state, all ballots are checked for authenticity. Each signature is verified by both a republican and democrat party official against voter registration cards. The authenticated ballots then go to the vote tallying room to be counted

    The tally from each county election office is sent to the secretary of state's office in the state capital of Salem

    :cool: it's an awesome system, we love it
     
  2. Winston1

    Winston1 Founding Member

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    Very interesting Duck. Off the top of my head it may be that since you have only one method of voting, consistency is very important. My only question is how Oregon handles voter registration. How does the state register and qualify people to vote?
     
  3. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Let's have a drink.

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    Maybe if you get a racist state ID it automatically puts you in. If that is the case, Oregon doesnt have any blacks that vote apparently!!!
     
  4. Winston1

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    As usual Democrats demand people do as the say not as they do. While condemning tax breaks for the “wealthy “ Mr Biden used them to avoid $500,000 in taxes.
    GOP seeks to pull back curtain on Biden tax shelter 'hypocrisy'

    While recently touting his infrastructure plan, President Biden griped "the wealthiest 1% of Americans saw their net worth increase by $4 trillion," he then ripped loopholes and deductions corporations used to dodge taxes.

    But a blistering letter from the leader of a House conservative caucus regarding Biden's own tax loopholes could foreshadow what Republicans will include in their oversight agenda should they flip the House of Representative in 2022.

    "House Democrats used their oversight power to subpoena Trump for his tax returns, but they've completely ignored Joe Biden's abuse of our tax code," Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., told Fox News. "When we take back the House in 2022, Oversight [Committee] Republicans won't forget about Biden's legally dubious tax avoidance schemes."

    BIDEN ADMINISTRATION SUED BY 13 STATES OVER TAX PROVISION IN CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PLAN

    As a private citizen in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Biden and first lady Jill Biden routed $13 million in income through two S-corporations - CelticCapri Corporation and the Giacoppa Corporation - to avoid paying taxes that help fund Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare. While entirely legal, Biden has advocated eliminating such loopholes, while also promoting the expansion of both Medicare and ObamaCare.

    The Banks letter to Biden asked, "Do you intend to undo your hypocrisy and pay these taxes back to the American people?"

    "Press reports indicate that you both directed revenue from book royalties and speaking appearance fees into these two corporations avoiding self-employment payroll tax liabilities that would have flowed to America's Medicare program that provides care to over 60 million seniors," reads the letter, dated March 25.

    In the minority, congressional Republicans - many of whom have called for oversight of Biden's handling of the border crisis or of potential conflicts of interest regarding his son Hunter Biden's overseas business - lack the authority to compel Biden or his administration to provide information on any matter. But, as Americans witnessed during the previous administration, the issues Democrats continuously talked about in 2017 and 2018 - including President Trump's taxes - became fodder for investigative hearings after Democrats held a House majority beginning in 2019.

    The Biden tax savings demonstrate "Democrat hypocrisy is limitless," Banks said, contrasting this with both the president's public policies and the working-class image Biden cultivated throughout his political career.

    "The ACA imposed higher taxes on millions of Americans, but not Joe Biden. He paid $121,000 less in ObamaCare taxes thanks to an obscure tax loophole. Talk about inside baseball," Banks told Fox News. "Joe Biden advocated for expanding Medicare, and is pushing to close tax loopholes and for a $3 trillion tax hike. At the same time, 'Amtrak Joe' made $13 million through speaking fees in just three years, then skimped over $500,000 from Medicare recipients through tax loopholes."

    8-YEAR TIME FRAME UNDERSTATES COST OF BIDEN $2.2T SPENDING PLAN: EXPERTS

    The Wall Street Journal first reported the first couple's tax move in July that saved them as much as $500,000. The newspaper said the Bidens avoided paying 3.8% in Medicare payroll taxes by moving book royalties and speaking-related income into an S-corporation.

    An S-corporation, under IRS rules, is a partnership with fewer than 100 shareholders. The company may pass income directly to shareholders to avoid double taxation.

    Combined, CelticCapri Corp. and Giacoppa Corp. reported profits of more than $13 million for 2017 and 2018, the Journal reported, not subject to self-employment taxes. The companies paid the Bidens less than $800,000 in salaries.

    "Your hypocrisy is highlighted by the fact that Medicare faces significant funding shortfalls," the Banks letter from last week says. "Just this year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated its Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will face insolvency in the middle of Fiscal Year 2026—roughly five years from now."

    "Moreover, during the presidential campaign, you said 'ObamaCare is personal to me,'" the letter adds. "And your administration has sought to expand ObamaCare wherever possible. Yet, you and your wife avoided paying $121,000 in Obamacare payroll taxes."

    The White House did not respond to an inquiry from Fox News on this matter. But in July, the Biden campaign told the Journal, "As demonstrated by their effective federal tax rate in 2017 and 2018—which exceeded 33 percent—the Bidens are committed to ensuring that all Americans pay their fair share."

    Notably, this information came to light because the Bidens released their tax returns, which Trump never did — prompting Democratic investigations.

    Biden has a history of calling for high-income Americans to pay more in taxes.

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    When running for vice president on a Democratic ticket with Barack Obama in 2008, Biden told CBS News' Kate Snow in an interview that those earning more than $250,000 should "pay more," adding"It's time to be patriotic, Kate, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

    During his 2020 Democratic National Convention acceptance speech in August, Biden called for "ending loopholes" for the wealthy.

    "Because we don't need a tax code that rewards wealth more than it rewards work. I'm not looking to punish anyone," Biden said in the acceptance speech. "Far from it. But it's long past time the wealthiest people and the biggest corporations in this country paid their fair share."

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  5. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Let's have a drink.

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    I'll just say its not abuse of tax code if its legal. Just like it was legal for president Trump to get $75 Million refund thanks to Obama tax code changes. We may not like it, but its legal and anyone would be a fool to no use the legal system to keep your money.
     
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    I should have been clearer. It’s the hypocrisy and dishonesty of Biden condemning the tool he used. I would also question the propriety of his actions
     
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    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/ores...TOKEN=FYN1-FXZO-HHTI-UR61-Z36I-XI30-MYJ8-W3JX

    • Online registration deadline: 21 days before Election Day
    • Register by mail deadline: Must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day
    • In person registration deadline: 21 days before Election Day

    you have to have state issued ID,.. a drivers license, and Oregon's strict about getting one of those, we have to send away to the state capital to get an Oregon birth certificate, it's all centralized through the state now,.. old photo copies of county issued birth certificates don't work anymore,.. we gotta fork out $25 for an official state issued one

    the completed ballot must be returned to the county where you're registered by close of polls on election day,.. ballots received late are invalid,.. mailed ballots are coded and automatically returned to the correct county seat,.. most people use the drop boxes, I don't know how they handle ballots that were left in the wrong county drop box
     
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  8. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Let's have a drink.

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    Why is Oregon so racist. Dont they know if your pigment is more than white you are too stupid (i mean poor) to get these things?
     
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    it's a big pain in the ass to get or renew a drivers license here
     
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    we tend to go our own way, comrade, in the 1960's,.. the state declared the entire 300 mile long Oregon coast as "public property",,.. there are no private ocean beaches in Oregon

    property owners are not allowed to restrict and by law must provide 24 hour access to the beach,.. adjoining property owners usually fence off a public access path along their property lines,.. as you'd expect, property owners fucking hate this :cool: if you want a private beach, that's what california and washington are for
     

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