A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
Topics you'll see:
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Colorado collects $3.5 million in 1st month of marijuana taxes

breakingnews:

KUSA: Colorado collected $2.1 million in recreational marijuana taxes in January, the state Department of Revenue reported. These are the first tax figures for the first U.S. state to legalize retail marijuana.

Officials also reported the state brought in $1.4 million from medical marijuana.

Colorado legalized pot in 2012. In November, voters enacted the 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent special sales tax on the drug, which is charged on top of ordinary sales tax.

Follow this story on Breaking News.

President to favor shifting tax benefits from wealthy to poor

breakingnews:

Los Angeles Times: President Obama will propose a series of changes to the tax code in a budget plan Tuesday that would shift benefits from top earners to middle- and lower-income Americans, the White House said.

In his 2015 budget plan, Obama will propose expanding or making permanent tax credits aimed at the working poor, families with young children, and college students.
Obama’s budget would also expand access to retirement savings for people who do not have an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Follow the latest developments with BreakingNews here.

dailydot:

The Proposal
by Unearthed Comics
More comics here.

dailydot:

The Proposal

by Unearthed Comics

More comics here.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here
fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schiff, financial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"
"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."
IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here

fursasaida:

piscula:

para-todxs-todo:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sandandglass:

sandandglass:

Samantha Bee talks to Peter Schifffinancial commentator and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. 

 ”His father is Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the U.S. tax protester movement, who is currently serving a 13-year sentence for tax evasion in Federal prison.”

It’s like you know these types of people exist but when you see one, it’s still so disturbing. 

what the fuck even

"people don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy"

"some people only deserve to make 2$ an hour which translates to 80$ a week which is just 320$ a month"

"I’m not going to say that we’re all created equal. You’re worth what your worth."

IF ANYONE NEEDED A REMINDER THAT OUR CAPITALISM IS ROOTED IN THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, THIS SOCIOPATH IS HERE TO HELP

I’m just gonna leave this here

(via marbleflakes)


According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, oil and gas companies will shave off $250 million from their state taxes this year, and expect another $300 million the next. The total is already worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.
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According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, oil and gas companies will shave off $250 million from their state taxes this year, and expect another $300 million the next. The total is already worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.

Read More

Utah tax officials allow joint filing for married same-sex couples

California budget surges to record high

City's new era: Carrying more of the social service burden

Virginia won't allow married same-sex couples to file joint taxes

gaywrites:

Per a decision by outgoing attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, the state of Virginia will not allow married same-sex couples to file joint federal tax returns. 

Because marriage equality is constitutionally banned in Virginia, married same-sex couples who live there will have to file their taxes separately, resulting in a heap of missed benefits. This violates a new IRS policy allowing married couples to file jointly regardless of the status of marriage rights in the state where they live. 

The nondiscriminatory policies of Nixon and the IRS were made possible by the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling in Windsor v. U.S., which struck down a key section of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The decision forced the federal government to give equal treatment to legally married same-sex couples.

However, the Post reports that Elizabeth B. Myers, an assistant attorney general, argued that the decision does not affect a preexisting provision that permits a state to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other areas of the country. The Virginia Department of Taxation based its decision on advice from this office. …

“Virginia has by far the most hateful and stringent guidelines for married same-sex couples,” tax attorney Kate Fletcher told GayRVA.com. “Far more than any other non-recognition state.”

Way to essentially break federal law to continue discriminating, Virginia. Seriously, way to go. You’re the best. Hugs and kisses. 

(via mysocalled-gay-life)

Why Bill de Blasio's Tax Hike Won't Cause the Wealthy to Flee New York

Will Social Security run out of money? Short answer: no

Apparently Social Security won’t actually go broke. It’ll keep paying benefits, just at a reduced rate.

Boeing: Biggest state subsidy in U.S. history

The Boeing Co. was the beneficiary of a deal to end all deals this past weekend, when the Washington Legislature voted to extend $8.7 billion in tax breaks to the aircraft manufacturer stretching out 27 years until 2040. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the tax breaks into law Monday at the Museum of Flight.

“Nothing is near this deal:  The fact it took place in days is breathtaking,” LeRoy added. “This deal happens in the state that already has the most regressive tax code in the nation.”