Morning Reads for #Snowmageddon17 (January 6, 2017)

#PANIC #milksandwiches #DontGetStuck

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Benevolus
Benevolus

That list of 7 tests for the GOP is shallow and if that is the sort of thinking that will result in policy decisions then we are in trouble.

For example “Does it add to the economic power of the US and create good jobs for Americans?” That’s a great soundbite and a nice sentiment, but that can be a complicated issue. Something that looks good in the short term can be disastrous in the long term.

We should be training people to become fluent in complexity, not always dumbing-down complex issues into bumper sticker slogans.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

“Protect Georgia Small Business” law – the dark side is when regulations are used to make it difficult for the franchisor to enforce the terms of the agreements. Customers have expectations when choosing a brand name from cars to sandwiches.

Parolee tax credit for business, another reason to end the Ga corporate income tax and the bureaucracy to keep it live as a low revenue contributor and maybe negative net worth.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Heronner?” Y’all think she might do this? I have to admit, I never thunk it, but hell, she’d win hands down! They genuinely love her there. Would it be tough to defeat de Blasio?
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/5/hillary-clinton-being-urged-to-run-for-mayor-of-ne/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Macy’s and Kohl’s had a rough Christmas and are closing a lot of stores. A Macy’s in Athens is one.

Circumstances vary and I’m a fan of both of these stores but my holiday purchases from them were off. Time was tight for me and, my bad, in purchasing I found their sales marketing confusing and complicated.

Last holiday purchase from Macy’s was a leather chair, on line.

Paid sales tax, but still wonder how much GA missed on internet sales tax, Athens might need it to cover legislated exemptions like tax free days and closed stores.

blakeage80
blakeage80

The worst part of that is, it may cause a domino effect for the rest of the Mall. Maybe UGA will buy it.

Totally unrelated, but there is a rumor going around that Publix bought the Varsity and DQ and maybe a few more lots at Broad and Milledge. The Varsity, it is further rumored, may move to the Epps Bridge development. That would be weird.

xdog
xdog

Holy shit. Epps Bridge is Oconee County. Weird isn’t the word. I haven’t felt so displaced since Barnett’s closed.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Heck, I’ve felt displaced ever since DaVinci’s closed. Best stuffed pizza I ever had. Nancy’s in downtown is close…