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    Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker and St. Louis baseball fan says umpires should pay -- literally -- for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros.

    Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to expand the state athlete and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and referees. The tax is charged to out-of-state residents who earn money in Missouri while performing in such events as baseball games and concerts. Revenues are supposed to go to the arts, public libraries and other cultural programs.

    Roorda said his idea grew out of his frustration with umpires in the National League Championship Series. But he also contends that it is logical to tax the officials affecting a game's outcome, not just the athletes who play it.

    "I think if they're not going to pay attention, they ought to at least pay taxes," Roorda said. "Seriously though, I think it's good public policy. Referees and umpires play a critical role in the outcome of this game and are part of the entertainment experience."

    Roorda said he doesn't know how much money would be generated by the tax but guessed it wouldn't reach the amount Missouri could have gained in tourism dollars if it hosted a World Series.

    He plans to offer the tax legislation during the legislative session that starts in January. [/b][/quote]
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

    Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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      He plans to offer the tax legislation during the legislative session that starts in January.


      Blunt will veto it. He plans to run for president in 2012 or 2016, and will not want anything on his record about raising taxes.

      The few minutes it takes to write and offer this legislation will be roundly denounced as disrupting the important work of the legislature. Tough times for democrats.
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        QUOTE(kjoe @ Nov 2 2005, 03:38 PM) Quoted post

        He plans to offer the tax legislation during the legislative session that starts in January.


        Blunt will veto it. He plans to run for president in 2012 or 2016, and will not want anything on his record about raising taxes.

        The few minutes it takes to write and offer this legislation will be roundly denounced as disrupting the important work of the legislature. Tough times for democrats.
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        You think it gets out of committee?

        You're giving the idea too much credit, IMO.
        Damn these electric sex pants!

        26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

        Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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        • #5
          If I'm from Barnhart, I'm organizing a recall of Jeff Roorda as we speak. Nice priorites there, Jeffy boy. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]
          Make America Great For Once.

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            QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Nov 2 2005, 06:13 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(kjoe @ Nov 2 2005, 03:38 PM) Quoted post

            He plans to offer the tax legislation during the legislative session that starts in January.


            Blunt will veto it. He plans to run for president in 2012 or 2016, and will not want anything on his record about raising taxes.

            The few minutes it takes to write and offer this legislation will be roundly denounced as disrupting the important work of the legislature. Tough times for democrats.
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            You think it gets out of committee?

            You're giving the idea too much credit, IMO.
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            It is already being opposed by the republican committee chairman.

            The guy is a democrat---it is harmless and inconsequential---this is a one party state. Nothing will pass, he does not even get clever stunt points.

            Go ahead and recall him---just make all the bullshit coming from the republicans in this state unanimous.
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            • #7
              What if the idea were to put bad umpires in stocks on public display?

              More popular?
              Damn these electric sex pants!

              26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

              Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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                QUOTE(kjoe @ Nov 2 2005, 03:38 PM) Quoted post

                He plans to offer the tax legislation during the legislative session that starts in January.


                Blunt will veto it. He plans to run for president in 2012 or 2016, and will not want anything on his record about raising taxes.

                The few minutes it takes to write and offer this legislation will be roundly denounced as disrupting the important work of the legislature. Tough times for democrats.
                [/b][/quote]


                Blunt plans on running for President? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img]

                I wouldn't vote for him if he was running for President of the bicycle seat sniffers of America, let alone POTUS!

                Jesus H. Christ.... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img]

                Now, about that Tax....I think the UMPS should pay...They make enough.

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                • #9
                  He is not the first republican governor of Missouri to have delusions of grandeur.
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