Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size
Login

Military Photos



Online
There are 249 users online

You can register for a user account here.
Library of Congress

Military Quotes

As the excited passions of hostile people are of themselves a powerful enemy, both the general and his government should use their best efforts to allay them.

-- Lieutenant General Antoine

Current poll results


Should lawmakers pass the new military tax relief bill in Congress?

Yes84 %84 %84 % 84.24 % (139)
No11 %11 %11 % 11.52 % (19)
I do not know0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)
I have no opinion2 %2 %2 % 2.42 % (4)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.82 % (3)

Total votes: 165
One vote is allowed per day

[ Voting booth | Other polls ]

Comments

Display Order
Re: Should lawmakers pass the new military tax relief bill i
by David
on May 04, 2003
The legislation, providing almost $1 billion in tax relief over 10 years, would allow military reservists and National Guard personnel to deduct their service-related travel expenses, whether they itemize or not. It would also fully exempt from taxes the $6,000 in death benefits paid to military survivors; only part of the amount is now exempt.

In addition, capital gains tax rules would be modified for home sales by service members to reflect their frequent transfers around the country and world. They often do not live in a home for at least two out of five years before it is sold, which is the current requirement for a capital gains exemption in most cases.

Other provisions would clarify that current child care tax breaks apply to those provided by the military and extend tax filing deadlines for personnel involved in certain operations.

To pay the costs of the tax breaks, the bill would impose an immediate capital gains tax on property sales above $600,000 for people who relinquish their U.S. citizenship. Current law allows those taxes to be spread over a 10-year period.


Re: Should lawmakers pass the new military tax relief bill i
by Anonymous
on May 10, 2003
Absolutely they should pass that legislation, and every other thing they can possibly enact that will support the people our government sends to do unsavory lonely and often violent deadly work in our name. They must also see to it that the Vets Administration either gets ALL the funding it needs to do everything and anything it has promised to do, or gets off its butt immediately to expedite what HAS been funded!
Bluehawk

Re: Should lawmakers pass the new military tax relief bill i
by Anonymous
on May 15, 2003

vet and active duty personel deserve real help and benifits not phoney stuff that a politician will point to and say see I did this to support the vets and then say we complain to much.Rember in the 70's the Viet Nam vet were cry babies when we brought up agent ornge ,post tramaitc,and judicall review.As usual we were right, we "earned" better treatment.


Only logged in users are allowed to comment. register/log in
Military History
Forum Posts

Military Polls

How can The Patriot Files be utilized by its members to its maximum effect?

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 60

This Day in History
1864: Union General Philip Sheridan averts a near disaster in the Shenandoah Valley when he rallies his troops after a surprise attack by General Jubal Early and scores a major victory that almost destroys Earlys army.

1864: Confederates enter Vermont from Canada and raid the town of St. Albans. Along the way, they robbed banks, looted, and attempted to set fire to the town before being chased back into Canada.

1943: Local Chinese and native Suluks rise up against the Japanese occupation of North Borneo. The revolt, staged in the capital, Jesselton, resulted in the deaths of 40 Japanese soldiers.

1950: Pyongyang, the capital of the People's Republic of Korea, fell to the ROK 1st Infantry Division and the US 1st Cavalry Division.

1965: Communists attack Plei Me Special Forces camp.