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Taxachussetts
« on: April 04, 2004, 10:41:52 pm »

I found this on another message board and thought it was funny enough to share with you guys.

"MA once sent their state troopers to look for automobiles with MA plates on them at the NH (state-owned) liquor stores, and follow them back to MA where they were pulled over and charged with tax evasion. To combat this the state of NH had the MA troopers arrested for 'loitering' in the liquor store parking lots. "

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=102885&threshold=-1&commentsort=0&tid=103&tid=158&tid=98&tid=99&mode=thread&pid=8765200

I love new hampshire! :-D
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004, 11:11:29 pm »

LMAO!  That's so funny!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2004, 11:47:13 pm »

Did this really happen?  Can one really be charged for tax evasion for shopping in a state other than their state of residence?  This sounds like an urban legend to me...

But if it's not, this is ridiculous.  Any future occurrences like this should be exploited to benefit the FSP.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2004, 07:42:58 am »

We should put a sign where the roads come in to New Hampshire just past the taxachussetts line that says statist exit here. It would be an exit in a half circle that ends up back in Taxachussetts. :D
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Re:Taxachussetts
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2004, 09:53:57 am »

MA state income tax return has a spot to claim anything you bought out of state. You have to pay sales tax on items you bought out of state. My sister got a big bill for furniture she had bought in Canada. Anything you're going to bring back to MA within six months of purchase... MA wants "their" money, I mean your money!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2004, 12:23:41 pm »

A few months ago, Mass tried telling NH that we either had to impose an sales tax to "save" Mass businesses, or pay $200M/yr to Mass for "lost revenue". Otherwise, Romney threatened, Mass would set up gambling casinos on the NH border.

Benson callled their bluff, and told them to go right ahead.

They never did.

God, I love NH !!!

Benson/Johnson in '08.  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2004, 12:29:09 pm »

Wow, I didn't know Massachusetts was that bad.  That's really Communist, to think that they have ultimate control over their citizens.  It's like they own your life and you're just making some of the low-level decisions.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2004, 08:32:36 pm »

From what I recall, Romney wanted states with casinos (say CT) to pay so MA wouldn't let casinos in.

Quite a few years ago State troopers had gone to fireworks stores in NH and staked them out for MA plates, since even sparklers (I am not kidding) are illegal in MA.  They were pulling people over as they returned to the commonwealth.  NH did not take kindly to that.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2004, 08:49:11 pm »

What is the Massachusetts state motto, "Abortuary of Liberty"?

If not, maybe it should be.

Now go take out the garbage.
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Re:Taxachussetts
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2004, 05:07:57 pm »

Sounds like a class action is needed to be filed against the Massachussetts State Police. Or at the very least, Federal civil rights violations.

"DWMT" is a new profiling event.*

It's now probable cause to pull over a car with Mass. plates in Mass.? That's what they're basically saying.

That's pretty bad, who says we're not in a police state again?

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2004, 05:17:00 pm »

What is the Massachusetts state motto, "Abortuary of Liberty"?


I saw a Mass plate today that said "Preserve the Trust"

AHAHHAAHAHA!
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2004, 07:22:06 pm »


Benson/Johnson in '08.  ;D


who is Johnson???

I definitely hope Benson runs in the GOP primary for president in 2008.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2004, 09:21:45 pm »

What are the chances of the LPNH fusion-endorsing Benson based on his record, his stance on the FSP, his budget veto, and his appointment of Babiarz?

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2004, 09:16:16 am »

Benson/Johnson in '08.  ;D

who is Johnson???

I definitely hope Benson runs in the GOP primary for president in 2008.

Johnson is Gary Johnson, the libertarian-leaning republican who was governor of New Mexico, and eliminated all jail time for people caught with less than 5oz. of cannabis (max $100 fine).

I met him once when he came up to NH to speak to the Dartmouth Libertarians - A HECK of a guy. He's now part of LEAP.

Benson/Johnson is my dream ticket.

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2004, 09:18:46 am »

What are the chances of the LPNH fusion-endorsing Benson based on his record, his stance on the FSP, his budget veto, and his appointment of Babiarz?

Benson didn't want fusion this time around (there aren't enough of you here yet ;)).....

But you WILL notice we are giving him a free ride here this year... For the first time in 14 years, the LPNH is not running anyone for Governor, specifically because of his great track record. We came really close to officially endorsing (but not nominating) him at the convention.

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