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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 08:22 PM
AMLO’s austerity plan includes 50% pay cut for lawmakers, slashing bureaucracy


https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/amlo-lawmakers-prepare-aust...
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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 08:38 PM


WOW Wee !

He is certainly going to be peeing off a whole lot of people, he will really need to watch his back...




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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 09:07 PM


If they are looking for tax revenue, they should tax the well-heeled that have moved to Mexico for cheap living but have never paid a lick of taxes in Mexico: gringo and loonie retirees!



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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 09:10 PM
No S..., Sherlock


That was the first thought that came to me. The locals I know are very happy about the election results, though.
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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 09:16 PM


"Yes, I would be glad to take a 50% pay cut, where do I sign up".........said no legislator anywhere
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[*] posted on 7-12-2018 at 09:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
If they are looking for tax revenue, they should tax the well-heeled that have moved to Mexico for cheap living but have never paid a lick of taxes in Mexico: gringo and loonie retirees!


You mean like property taxes or IVA? Where do I go to get my refund? Let's see, I spend my money in Mexico for goods, hire local contractors for work, I don't use any of their social services and this is bad for them how?

There's a reason governments promote tourism, it's a one way flow of money into their economy. Most retirees are just long term tourists.
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 09:31 AM


With a 50% reduction in pay, it will be easier to buy politicians.:)



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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 12:10 PM


The Mexican Congress members aren't going to vote themselves a 50% pay cut. AMLO is blowing smoke.



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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 12:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
If they are looking for tax revenue, they should tax the well-heeled that have moved to Mexico for cheap living but have never paid a lick of taxes in Mexico: gringo and loonie retirees!


what a bizarre thing to say? mjs is spot on here, we pay our share!




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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 02:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
If they are looking for tax revenue, they should tax the well-heeled that have moved to Mexico for cheap living but have never paid a lick of taxes in Mexico: gringo and loonie retirees!


what a bizarre thing to say? mjs is spot on here, we pay our share!


Myopia. You consume way more than you provide by just driving on their roads...not counting police, fire, emergency care, immigration (if your the type that bothers to be legal), etc, etc. Taxes provide a lot more than "social programs".
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 02:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rts551  


Myopia. You consume way more than you provide by just driving on their roads...not counting police, fire, emergency care, immigration (if your the type that bothers to be legal), etc, etc. Taxes provide a lot more than "social programs".


You think so? I spent about 6 months and a considerable amount of money in BCS this past winter. I think the area residents (store owners and employees) benefitted by my pre$ence and of course I paid the 16% sales tax on applicable items.

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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 02:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by rts551  


Myopia. You consume way more than you provide by just driving on their roads...not counting police, fire, emergency care, immigration (if your the type that bothers to be legal), etc, etc. Taxes provide a lot more than "social programs".


You think so? I spent about 6 months and a considerable amount of money in BCS this past winter. I think the area residents (store owners and employees) benefitted by my pre$ence and of course I paid the 16% sales tax on applicable items.

[Edited on 7-13-2018 by SFandH]


I am sure a few benefited. But I live here and see it first hand. how much does the infrastructure, services, and government that is provided for citizens and tourists alike cost? Sometimes we take a lot of stuff for granted. You pay no income tax, property tax, etc...only the sales (IVA) tax when it is charged.

No different than when there are visitors to the USA. They don't spend enough to cover infrastructure used etc.


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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 03:31 PM


And the rent or lease you pay to the landlord. Doesn't he pay the property tax?
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 04:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by hermosok123  
And the rent or lease you pay to the landlord. Doesn't he pay the property tax?



Of course. I am taking this "we support the country" argument any further. If that is what you think...go for it.
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 05:09 PM


How about a plan national plan now for

Sewage and water treatment that reduces pollution and provides potable water to homes

Garbage dump mangament and recycling

Reduced use of plastics

Composting
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 05:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
How about a plan national plan now for

Sewage and water treatment that reduces pollution and provides potable water to homes

Garbage dump mangament and recycling

Reduced use of plastics

Composting


Socialism!!!OMG
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 05:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
How about a plan national plan now for

Sewage and water treatment that reduces pollution and provides potable water to homes

Garbage dump mangament and recycling

Reduced use of plastics

Composting


Problem here has nothing to do with socialism...Mexico has a very poor tax base (most revenues coming from oil production) and a disorganized government (nice way of saying corrupt). Money and organization is required to give us the social services you describe and others that are required. Maybe AMLO can do that.

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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 06:06 PM
property tax.


Quote: Originally posted by hermosok123  
And the rent or lease you pay to the landlord. Doesn't he pay the property tax?






most Mexican land lord's pay very little if any Taxes. They are for the most part Defiant of the goverment
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 07:36 PM


If you want infrastructure, law and order and social services, then you got to pay taxes.





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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 07:58 PM


If you want social services, paved roads, infrastructure- Stay in USA
If you want socialism- Try Venezuela
If you enjoy Mexico- LEAVE IT THE F..K ALONE
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