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The other taxes are a fact of life, certainly here in the NE. How is he going to get a better job? Where is that better job? Who is going to educate him for the better job? Selling a kidney is a reprehensible idea (my opinion). Moreover, it has been made impossible to do legally. We aren't talking about $1.50 extra, but thousands of dollars. Each year.
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Han wrote:

Okay. Sell a unit of blood platelets a month (not illegal). Sell a unit of blood (also not illegal). Sell a cornea (don't know).
Suppose your deprived dude mowed lawns. At two per day for $50 each, he'd net $3,000.00 per month, completely off the books.
Did you hear about the chap who started with a PAPER CLIP and kept trading upward until he owned a Jaguar?
Success can be had; consider Michael Jackson. He started life as a poor black kid and ended up as a rich white man who married the daughter of Elvis Presley.
Is America a great country, or what?
There's the motto: "Half of success is just showing up." Unfortunately, when some say they'll meet you half-way, it's the other half they're talking about.
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Han wrote:

Exactly! The elderly, students, and people working at lower wage rates SHOULD pay income taxes.

Yep. Taxes are levied for two reasons:
1) To raise revenue, and 2) To discourage certain social inclinations (i.e., most excise taxes).
Tax exemptions are implemented also for two reasons: 1) The exempted activity is more efficient than the government would be, or 2) To encourage certain social goals, i.e., home ownership

Then, too, the states with no income tax (there are seven) are at a disadvantage. Most rely on a sales or property tax for the equivalent revenue and just absorb the disadvantage.
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Don't have to think hard. It is so the congress critters of both stripes can pass out favors to their contributors. It also provides high paid, American jobs for lawyers and accountants. Who could be against that?
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Han wrote:

*I* didn't say the money quote - the woman in the video did. Evidently SHE thinks Obama gave her a free 'phone.
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Correct. But facts are indeed facts. She thinks Obama did it and will therefore (hopefully) vote for the better candidate - Obama.
Gov Christie gave me back some money on my paid property taxes also. Really weird system here in NJ = you pay local property taxes and then the state gives you a rebate. Would have been more efficient to cut down administrative costs and just pay more state aid to the towns, or even better, lower state taxes and let the towns set their rates more realistically. Now this system was instituted long ago, and Christie is only gaming it anew, withholding rebates one year then generosuly giving it again the next. Not his fault that it was there, but instead of reforming it, he uses it as a stick and carrot thing. I don't like bullies ... But Corzine did indeed reveal something of himself.
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I'm quite sure you enjoy watching the entire US self destruct, too. Obama sure is enjoying the show. I hope you have plenty of ammunition.
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Democrats winning? Winning what exactly? The lottery? The Democrats controlled the White House, Senate and House for two years under Obama. They decided what their priorities were. That was Obamacare, an $800bil stimulus and green energy. They rammed that through, despite the fact that most Americans were against Obamacare. Why, we were even told that Obamacare was absolutely essential to producing a sound, solid economy. The Democrats got exactly what they wanted.
Now, 4 years later, we have little to show for it. Healthcare costs have continued to escalate, unemployment remains very high, the economy is barely growing and gasoline prices have doubled, taking food prices up with them. But we are continuing to run annual deficits of $1.2tril and the Democrats have added another $6 tril to the national debt and are totally unconcerned about piling up even more. Why, they want to spend even MORE money as they follow the role model of Greece.
Compare that to the recovery under Reagan. At this point in his first term, we were creating jobs at the rate of 400,000 a month. One month we hit 1.2mil created. Under Obama right now hitting 160,000 is an exception and mabye 90,000 is typical. And is it any wonder when you have a president that is an anti-business socialist?
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As Bob F demonstrates, the Dems are excellent at blaming the Repubs for all the problems the Dems created. Under W, we had 5% unemployment, and under O we have 16% or so. They have been dropping people out of the number pie, to keep the stated unemployment down. Still, even then, it's over the 8% that O promised not to exceed. Plenty of people still believe that it's all W's fault, and that B. Hussein is the saviour.
I asked a woman, last week. Two Obama 2012 bumper stickers on her SUV. Why? Well, she doesn't like the way Republicans treat women and minorities. I figure that's a good example of someone who's breating the liberal dem party line, and won't listen to reason.
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Democrats winning? Winning what exactly? The lottery? The Democrats controlled the White House, Senate and House for two years under Obama. They decided what their priorities were. That was Obamacare, an $800bil stimulus and green energy. They rammed that through, despite the fact that most Americans were against Obamacare. Why, we were even told that Obamacare was absolutely essential to producing a sound, solid economy. The Democrats got exactly what they wanted.
Now, 4 years later, we have little to show for it. Healthcare costs have continued to escalate, unemployment remains very high, the economy is barely growing and gasoline prices have doubled, taking food prices up with them. But we are continuing to run annual deficits of $1.2tril and the Democrats have added another $6 tril to the national debt and are totally unconcerned about piling up even more. Why, they want to spend even MORE money as they follow the role model of Greece.
Compare that to the recovery under Reagan. At this point in his first term, we were creating jobs at the rate of 400,000 a month. One month we hit 1.2mil created. Under Obama right now hitting 160,000 is an exception and mabye 90,000 is typical. And is it any wonder when you have a president that is an anti-business socialist?
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Oh, well, the "supermajority" you indirectly refer to was only 130 or so day, not 2 years (2x365s0). So the statement of 2 years is very close to a lie. Republicans in the House have shown remarkable cohesion under the threat of the Teaparty and Norquist. Now they harvest the storm from the wind they sowed (sorry, can't find the right quote). Something like close to 80% of the current deficit is due to unpaid wars, taxcuts (that didn't promote employment as promised, just enriched the top), a drug benefit program that wasn't paid for, etc. On top of that, Obama inherited an economy in free fall, with bailouts etc, that were already cooked up by the outgoing Bush administration (note that Obama held onto a few of Bush's guys, such as Bernanke, for reasons that aren't yet clear to me).
We aren't living just in the US anymore, either, but in the world. We are comparatively well off here. See Spain and the rest of south Urp. Even China is in big economic trouble. They can't figure out whether the change in the party and government, or the economic and corruption problems deserve more attention. Our economic welfare has for a VERY long time depended on manufacturing and export. Recently manufacturing has been in decline, and export too reliant on services and software. While many, many people are very, very smart and inventive in the US, the idea of Asians only being good at copying is really old. In science in this country, it has very frequently been the immigrants and visitors who did the radical inventing, with American entrepreneurs making those inventions marketable. Of course there are American inventors as well. But now, we see (or will see shortly) that those foreign-born inventors are going back to their (asian) countries. Big US corporations invest also a LOT abroad (better to be close to the Chinese car buyers, right?). No wonder those "foreigners" will get used to our way of doing things. Maybe not all, but certainly some. And labor in those foreign countries is still cheap, compared to here.
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On 9/29/2012 3:03 AM, snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

I've heard reports that the Obama Administration and Commiecrat Senate have yet to, by law, pass a budget during Obama's entire term. Gee, can I ignore federal law too? ^_^
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As long as the House insists on passing bills to the Senate that are totally unacceptable, there will be no set of real budget bills. When the House Republicans get their act together and use some form of compromise, it will be easier than slicing butter with a hot knife.
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On 9/29/2012 9:10 AM, Han wrote:

Um, Han my friend, I like you so I would never call you names but I thought Democrats had the whole government there for a while and still didn't pass a budget. O_o
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Apparently the Dems had that "supermajority" (filibuster-proofing the Senate by having 60 votes) for only 130 or so days. Not that that totally absolves from assisting with the mess.
I believe many people (unfortunately) liked the idea of making Obama a 1-term president, and did their best to be obstructionist and are/were proud of it. It didn't help anyone though, because pressure was put on any Dems who wanted to try compromise, not to do so. Hence the do-nothing Congress of the last years. I'm not condoning the Dems tactics, but I do think Boehner and McConnell are to blame as the leaders. Note that I really don't love Pelosi or Reid either. But I believe it was the Republican announced and executed strategies that were responsible for instigating and perpetuating the mess.
Hopefully Nov 7 will show us where we really stand next year.
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It would be far easier for the Republicans to pick up four senate seats.
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Seems unlikely at the moment ...
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Han wrote:

Giggle
The Republicans have 43 safe seats in the Senate. There are 9 toss-up races right now. They are: Arizona. The GOP candidate is up 3.5% Connecticut: The Dem is up by 2.4% Indiana: Even Massachusetts: The Indian (Dem) is up by 2.0% Montana: GOP up by 1.7% Nevada: GOP up by 2.0% North Dakota: GOP up by 5.0% Virginia: Dem up by 3.6% Wisconsin: Dem up by 5.0%
If you add the 3-4% by which Republicans usually outperform the polls, the GOP wins 7of these toss-up races.
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The numbers I trust-- this guy averages polls [and even uses Rasmussen] http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Senate/Maps/Sep30-s.html
He's got 44 strongly/likely R- and 47 strongly/likely D.

R +6

D +6

D +2

Tie
Tie
R +1

R +9

Tie
D +4

It is certainly a horse race- 'my' site has it 49 D & 47 R with 4 ties. [including MO!!] In the last 2 election cycles, by mid Oct it has been uncanny how accurate he was. [the commentary on that site leans a bit left, but the numbers have been dead on for 8 years] http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Senate/Maps/Sep30-s.html
This site has rightward leaning commentary-- but I just started watching it this year. He has 51/47 D winning. [2 I's] http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/senate12.php
In the R's favor-- lots of effort is now going to the senate races because folks have faced the reality that Mitt just ain't got it. The down side of that is that lots of R folks will just stay home and hurt the down-ticket races.
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Jim Elbrecht wrote:

The enthusiasm gap heavily favors the Republicans in every poll I've seen. Heck, the Republicans are even encouraging supporters to vote absentee at the first opportunity. That way if the voter gets gets killed by a runaway cement truck, his vote will still count.
This is in contradistinction to the Democrat's technique of voting by people who died in the last century...
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Can you site one? Here's one from last week that has [swing states] D 73%, I 43%, R 64% http://www.gallup.com/poll/157547/democratic-enthusiasm-swells-swing-states-nationally.aspx
Overall- D 68%, 38%, R 62%

Not to be repetitive-- but cite? You can repeat the voter fraud claim as often as you want-- It won't make it a fact.
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