The New York Times has quickly learned one of the most controversial features of the GOP tax plan that is poised to pass Congress mainly hurts affluent Democrats living in coastal states where state and local taxes are high. According to NYT’s analysis, over 14,000 income tax returns are filed from Philadelphia claiming a SALT deduction.
SALT, or the State and Local tax deduction allows people who itemize their expenses on their Federal tax return to claim state and local taxes against their earned income. For states who impose little to no income tax on its subjects this isn’t much of a deduction worth worrying about. But for high earners living in coastal states where local taxes are high where SALT is main reason why they itemize, it means a lot.
States where local wage and income taxes are higher have mostly relied upon the fact that the SALT deduction softened the blow of local income taxes, as the Federal burden is partially reduced by them. One could argue that richer states that impose income taxes are in effect diverting income that would have otherwise gone to the federal government.
I’m guessing the problem with corporate sponsors of Pride is that there’s too much LGBT+ acceptance and we need to go back to when most of the Fortune 500 fired gay employees on the spot… or something.
Who knew that the unpopulated construction area underneath Interstate 95 is the latest territorial grab by local white-Marxists?
I sure didn’t.
Anti-fascist graffiti including calls to exterminate the police have been popping up recently. Taxpayer dollars will be spent to paint over all the markings. Apparently this new Anti-Fash zone must have been setup to protect us from the marauding hordes of Richard Spencer followers that live in vans down by the river.
I’m guessing this is what ANTIFA is going to be sending to protect I-95 and nearby Graffiti Pier:
Maybe tomorrow it will be Black Bloc vs. the City’s Anti-Graffiti Network.
James T. Hodgkinson, the dude who attempted to murder GOP congresspeople and their staffers on a baseball field this morning, was a big ‘ol Bernie Bro.
(Speaking of “Terminate the Republican Party”, that’s a Facebook group created by Howard Scott Pearlman.)
He was also into the dank memes…
…and, he wasn’t going to take Hillary Clinton as an answer.
For now, the Bernie Bro Shooter’s facebook accounts are wide open to the world, and likewise the entire world can also post to them, so they’re busy being trashed up by tens of thousands of Facebook users.
For all the violence scares that local and national outlets have put out about centrists, moderate-conservatives, conservatives and the far-right… the violence and the trigger pulling is happening from the left. And it’s not just this guy. This little skinhead stabbed a police horse.
I dunno about you but I’m getting a bit tired of all the hate and violence from the left.
Most of us know that Little Pete’s, the diner that has been around since the 1970s at 17th and Chancellor, is going away. Some of you don’t know that the day of reckoning is tomorrow. At 9PM, the greasy spoon and staple of Rittenhouse night life will be gone forever.
You probably also heard that the block is being leveled for a bougie hotel. Even though the Warwick is directly across the street and there’s already plenty of rooms to be found right by it along 17th Street.
But this block is special. It got upgraded to CMX-5 commercial thanks to this spot-zoning bill by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.
The developer of that block in 2013, Stephen Pouppirt of Clemens Construction, donated directly to Kenyatta Johnson’s political campaign before an election cycle. It’s a campaign donation and development deal that follows up shortly after that smacks of quid pro quo.
Making way for a trendy boutique hotel knock-off
The Hudson Hotel that was proposed for this block has since been rebranded as a Hyatt Centric, which is Hyatt’s knock-off rendition of the trendy boutique hotel. It’s for the traveler who is too afraid to click on a random name with a 4-star ranking on the online booking website but still wants something beyond a Sheraton with the pressed coffee packets in the room.
Honestly this boring gamer CPU case of a hotel could have been plopped down on any number of surface lots around Center City, like the freshly-minted Hoagie City lot, where you can park on Richard Basciano’s namesake shithole of a demolition project where his building collapsed and killed a bunch of people.
Instead what will happen is a business that’s an anchor of Rittenhouse nightlife since the 1970s will be mowed down, greased along with a paltry sum of $5,000 cash in the pocket of a dirty, corrupt city councilman. In its place will be a building that has little interaction with city dwellers.
If you want someplace cheap to eat after going out past 10:30, you’ll just need to go home.
Demolishing a piece of LGBT history
At one point, Little Pete’s was once known as Dewey’s. It was part of a diner chain found all around Philly’s core. The 13th Street Dewey’s which was close to the gay bars in the 1960s was known as the “fag” Dewey’s, where all sorts of characters from the clubs sat and ate along with the cops that patrolled the neighborhood. Several of the managers of the other Dewey’s locations made it known that the 13th Street Dewey’s would be the only exception. Homosexuals would not be welcome at any other location, including the 17th and Chancellor location which homosexuals also frequented.
In the summer of 1965, LGBT activists had protested in various spots around the mid-Atlantic, and Dewey’s had attracted scorn for its discrimination. This prompted two lunch-counter style sit-ins at this diner. Cops made a couple arrests during the first sit-in and then shortly afterwards a second one was staged. This time the police did not make any arrests and left. The owner promptly gave up. By the 1970’s the diner had become a staple of LGBT nightlife, continuing through now.
The lunch counter sit-in was the first of its kind in America. It happened before Stonewall. There’s not so much as a marker or any other visible reminder of that history and its contribution to my own civil rights outside the building, but we always had the diner.
And clever too! Your post on South Silly sounds awfully lot like you wanna say the 2010 Wharton fire was Jewish lightning, without actually saying it was. And 🔥🔥🚒😄😄😜😝🕍 too since Feibush already stated on the record that the GC on site didn’t bond out the units that burnt up. Ori as the broker on the project didn’t have insurance on it either! 😝😂😂😂 , what a dumbass, rite?
p.s., I love the #NoDAPL, Bernie Bro and p*ssy hat protests you were at ghurl. When you gonna get the Dolezal solidarity cornrows? ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻👊🏼