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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 3:25 pm
[quote]a person that donates one percent of his economic power is just as benevolent as any other person that donates one percent of their economic power. The donor is sacrificing the same rate of power.[/quote]Only if you consider $100 = $25,000,000. I cannot make such a leap. The person giving...

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re: Sen. Brandon Smith- America's new dumbest Senator
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:54 pm
[quote]Yes, but you're assuming the status quo [/quote]Indeed. But I see little to be optimistic about when it come to DOE's regulatory practices, nor the cost of building reactors (largely linked to DOE's requirements, lack of skilled workers, and raw material). [quote]Specifically, there's a ma...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:49 pm
[quote]But it is not a greater percentage of one's economic power.[/quote]So what? The [i]economic power[/i] is not lesser. It's greater. [quote]You dismiss the [b]emotional concept of purchasing power[/b], which is the foundation of the entire concept of benevolence in a monetarily driven, consu...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:32 pm
[quote]Does each percentage point of each persons income command the same purchasing power as the rest? [/quote]Of course not! Which is why comparing percentage makes no sense. It's not a common base to compare value. $25,000,000 > $100 no matter who the money comes from....

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:22 pm
[quote]If I have $100, and I give $1, I am sacrificing the same percentage of wealth that a man with $1,000 sacrifices by giving $10. [/quote]"percentage" has nothing to do with it. Yet, your dollar buys EXACTLY the same amount of goods and services as their dollar. It's worth the exact same amount....

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re: What happened to Hartford, Connecticut?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:17 pm
[quote]I love San Francisco, but to say their finances are in order isn't accurate. [/quote]It's also distorted because people only look at [i]San Francisco[/i] and Marin County. What they fail to add in is Oakland, Richmond (where the catalytic converter got cut off my rental last time I was there)...

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:12 pm
[quote] So the federal codebook is stifling our economic potential?[/quote] [link=(http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jjseater/regulationandgrowth.pdf)]LINK[/link] [quote]Damn that Obama![/quote]Why blame only Obama? The problem started long before him. You can't even defeat your own strawman... :rotflmao: ...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:32 am
[quote]Twenty-five million to these fricks is like the average guy throwing in a twenty. [/quote] :lol: No. It's not. Contrary to popular belief, "the rich" do not have special dollars that are worth less than... $1....

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:31 am
[quote]plain old demagoguery and populism leaning in the direction of socialism.[/quote]Indeed. But I continue to believe the root cause is greed. [quote]Huey P. Long to Louisiana, FDR to Washington, and (worse) Hitler to Germany.[/quote]All popularly elected in landslides....

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:30 am
[quote]I didn't ask for a list. I asked for one. 1. Uno. And you could jump in and add one as well. Just one.[/quote] :wah: You want specific CFR citations? I have problems with Titles 1 through 27. GFY. [quote]But it is a challenge that you are completely ducking. [/quote]I'm "ducking" it bec...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:24 am
I feel like I'm in bizzaro world. Are people really attempting to dismiss $25 million donation as [i]insignificant[/i]?...

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re: I have a refreshing idea about taxes and expenditures
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:18 am
Let the govt tax EVERYONE. .... They don't care about taxes because they don't pay them. :kige: I'm a proponent of a truly fair tax. Take the budget, divide by population, there is your tax bill. Everyone pays an equal fair share....

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:16 am
[quote]I don't think we're really disagreeing[/quote]Not entirely. [quote]but without the Obama agenda, the voters who put him in might well have stayed in the woodwork.[/quote]They won't stay latent. Too many of them. Too motivated by greed. I don't think Obama caused the boom in "disability", ...

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:12 am
[quote]No. I expect you and the other guy to be able to name one since you think they are the main reason our nation has "fallen".[/quote]Weaksauce. The mere existance of that many rules and regulations is good enough to see that it's preposterous. The idea that he needs to provide you a list is sil...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 11:08 am
[quote]Does the UNCF actually do any good or produce any viable results with all this money?[/quote]It's actually a pretty good charity. Racist. But good....

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 1:31 am
[quote]So you can't name any, huh?[/quote]Good grief. There were 11,327 pages of regulations issued in 2012 ALONE. 26,274 in 2011 (not all were additions). The entire Code of Federal Regulations for 2013 was 175,496 pages. The index alone is 1,170 pages... You really expect a numerated list?...

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 1:10 am
[quote]I think Obama is very possibly the most dangerous man who has ever sat in the White House.[/quote]I disagree. The truly dangerous isn't Obama... it's the people that voted him into power. He's a [i]product[/i] of a ruinous political and cultural philosophy. Not the inventor of it. His age...

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 1:08 am
[quote]Has history every had a leader give up like this?[/quote]LBJ perhaps? ...

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re: How have we as a nation fallen so far?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 1:07 am
[quote]It started when we decided the datsuns and toyotas were better than cars made here.[/quote]To be fair, they were better cars. ...

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re: Evil Koch Brothers give $25 million to United Negro College Fund
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/12 at 12:33 am
[quote]Some people are soooo defensive of other people, especially when the other people are rich.[/quote]To be fair there are plenty that attack other people, especially when the other people are rich. Only a fool equates wealth and character. [quote]Just that multi-billionaires giving $25 m...

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re: Sen. Brandon Smith- America's new dumbest Senator
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 11:50 pm
[quote]This doesn't prove what you say it does. You're saying that we need to stop traveling and transporting goods entirely to "put a dent" in CO2 production. Transport is 22-32% of the pie depending on your graph. Cutting that by, say, a third, that wouldn't "put a dent" in CO2 production?[/quote]...

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re: TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID Says Border Patrol Union
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 3:48 pm
[quote]wickowick[/quote]You're clearly a racist. Haven't you heard? Illegal aliens are a special class. They are above the law. They simply don't have to follow the same laws as you and I. Special. Heck in Houston, if you are an illegal and get arrested for a misdemeanor, you're released. No wai...

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re: Sen. Brandon Smith- America's new dumbest Senator
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 2:40 pm
[quote]Citation needed?[/quote] [link=(http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html)]LINK[/link] [img]http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/images/ghgemissions/gases-co2.png[/img] [img]http://media.whatsyourimpact.org/graphs/sources-of-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-fossil-fuel-comb...

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re: The real problem with the IRS
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 10:42 am
[quote]a radically transformed mission coupled with inadequate funding to accomplish that mission. [/quote]Yet another hidden cost Obamacare. ...

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re: Sen. Brandon Smith- America's new dumbest Senator
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 10:33 am
[quote]Is there anything we can do about the other 97%? [/quote]Not that I know of. (And I'm not sure about the 97% number) [quote]Would improving the only 3% we somewhat control be [b]better or worse for the atmosphere[/b]?[/quote]Define. "Better" and "worse". It appears you're only looking at ...

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re: Colonoscopy Screening is a Scam
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 10:13 am
[quote]I have received just 1 notice since the Affordable Care Act passed. It told me to get a colonoscopy. [/quote]I got an envelope in the mail yesterday. "Important Notice" it said on the front. It was a notice that I should go buy an extended warranty for my new car. I threw it in the trash. ...

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re: Sen. Brandon Smith- America's new dumbest Senator
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 10:06 am
[quote]We're the only group, even at 3%, that is even AWARE of potential ozone depletion/global warming. I don't see why that 97% figure is even meaningful. Oh, we can't control 97%? We better make sure our 3% is in tip top shape. [/quote]That makes no sense. Nor does it answer my question. I'd like...

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re: Obama: "I don't have to run for office anymore, so I can just let it rip"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 8:53 am
You must be the other guy.” [quote]“Think about that,” he told the crowd. “You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don’t do your job.” -------------- Has anyone answered this question? [/quote]What question? I see two statements. And, yes, using taxpayer dollars...

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re: Obama: "I don't have to run for office anymore, so I can just let it rip"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 8:49 am
[quote]Obama is about to go on a 24/7 trollathon on the butthurt wingers and its going to be glorious. [/quote]:lol: Obama's entire speech was a display if butthurt. You've got it backwards. ...

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re: Obama: "I don't have to run for office anymore, so I can just let it rip"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/11 at 12:01 am
[quote] If nothing else, his arrogance is astounding. [/quote]It was an odd speech. He claimed credit for everything getting better. Then went on a diatribe about he was a powerless victim. He outright lied. Claimed that congress was suing him for trying to solve the immigration problem. http:...

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