Restoration link: http://supraboats.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=7839
forgot to add, I also lose 32% from each paycheck......
If you're interested in learning more about the current "conservative" movement in this country, dive in here --> http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2...0fa_fact_mayer
That's a fair article that is scary as hell. I personally lean pretty far libertarian... but.... knowing that there are people (and money) like that pulling strings is SCARY stuff.
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As an example -- I don't pay anywhere near the taxes that jonyb pays on his possessions -- but I do pay $3000/year in taxes on my $180k house.
1987 Supra Saltare
That's not the only issue, there are a few more, that's just the first one that came to mind. This company is also trying to get a new technology going, but not getting much support from DOE or Congress.The plant in Paducah is operated by the United States Enrichment Corporation and produces low-enriched uranium for use in commercial nuclear power plants across the country. The bill would allow the plant to re-enrich leftover uranium—called “tails”—and sell it to generate power. Both Whitfield and the Government Accountability Office estimate the re-enrichment could net more than $4 billion for the federal government.
But the legislation is stalled in Congress, facing bipartisan opposition. Whitfield argues that the project is a win-win —it will generate money and retain 1,200 jobs for the area. He says the Department of Energy could act on its own, but isn’t.
“That’s why it’s so puzzling and so frustrating because you produce the money for the government, you save the government significant money and you expedite environmental cleanup and you save 1200 jobs,” Whitfield said. “We’re stymied in Washington because the Obama Administration is still opposed to it, Secretary Chu is still opposed to it, the Democratic leadership in the House is still opposed to it. And then we have a lot of conservative people in the Congress who don’t want to spend any money.”
The conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation came out against the bill because it’s worded to disqualify competitive bidding for the uranium.
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'86 Comp TS6M
1,500 lbs Ballast
Riding Hyperlite Boards
Talk about a thread jack : )