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Re: “Thursday-Saturday To-Do: Thunder on the Mountain

Don't know about you, but I think this is a very strange combination of artists. Big n Rich, Toby Keith and Gretchen Wilson along with Todd Snider, Shooter Jennings & Reckless Kelly. Sounds like trouble to me. Nascar vs Frat Boy. Hope the weapons are all left at home.

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Posted by pj on 06/05/2013 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes?

My source for the 32.5% tax rate.....straight from the monthly tax reports that I fill out for the four restaurants I work for. Breakdown is:

6% Gross Receipts (food,liquor,beer,wine)
10% Mixed Drink (liquor)
4% Additional Mixed Drink (liquor)
1% Pulaski Co (food,liquor,beer,wine)
1.5% City of LR (food,liquor,beer,wine)
All of the above paid to Dept of Fin & Admin

10% Gross Receipts (liquor)
Paid to City of LR

2% (food)
Paid to LR A&P "Hamburger tax"

I like my job, and would like to keep it. And I'm sure the 140 other people employed by these restaurants would like to keep theirs too. Should a restaurant raise prices to cover additional taxes, or do nothing and take the loss? Could higher taxes cause some people to lose their job due to a decrease in sales? And will any of this save the life of an addict? Which was the original point.

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Posted by pj on 02/19/2012 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes?

John Arkansawyer, and everybody else has a right to eat where ever they want, for what ever reason. But my point is, if you have to pay more for your cocktail than you do for your entree', which one will most people cut out?

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Posted by pj on 02/19/2012 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Whitney Houston's death inspires question: Why not higher alcohol taxes?

Please! 32.5% of the price you pay at a restaurant for a mixed drink or shot of liquor is tax! Enough is enough! Besides, an addict is an addict. Most will do whatever they need for their addiction. A higher alcohol tax won't help them and will hurt restaurants. If you have to pay more for your cocktail than you do for your entree', which one will most people cut out?

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Posted by pj on 02/19/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “NLR roundabout opens

In Levy? They're asking for trouble.

Posted by pj on 12/17/2010 at 7:26 PM

Re: “New York reviews Mike Huckabee

That was some truly awful music. It hurt.
I'm thinking maybe Roy Clark?

Posted by pj on 08/09/2010 at 6:04 PM

Re: “KABF in peril

Got it Dott......I'll just say this about KABF, as the bluegrass song says...."Yer gonna miss me when I'm gone".

Posted by pj on 08/03/2010 at 9:17 PM

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