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re: Hastert's wealth came from political information--might be worse but not illegal - mmcgrath
[link=(http://www.citizensforethics.org/legal-filings/entry/crew-urges-justice-dept.-to-investigate-hasterts-lucrative-land-deal)]LINK[/link] I found this great link on the land deal. [quote]The partners apportioned the proceeds of the sale according to the acreage each had contributed. Thus, Speak...
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re: Obama Has Lowest Average 1stQ GDP Growth of Any President on Record - mmcgrath
Is there anything special about 1st quarters vs the other 3? [quote]During Carter’s four years, it average 2.4 percent. During Reagan’s eight years, it average 2.1 percent. During George H.W. Bush’s four years, it average 2.9 percent.[/quote] Wow, Reagan sucked, huh? :lol:...
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re: Appears ole Denny Hastert diddled a boy. - mmcgrath
[quote]Paying off someone with his own money is legal, albeit distasteful. For all the Feds knew, he could have had a fetish for swimming in his money a la Scrooge McDuck and it wouldn't have been any of their damned business because it was legal.[/quote] He is a former Speaker of the House and a ve...
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re: Appears ole Denny Hastert diddled a boy. - mmcgrath
[quote]Hastert is a scumbag if he diddled a kid but the charges they're bringing against him are still horse shite.[/quote] Structuring is a crime, and he was doing it to conceal a very serious crime. Sucks for him. But I am pretty sure his victim didn't care for what happened to him. With this new...
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re: The Case Against Women in Combat. UPDATE: 8 remaining women fail Ranger School - mmcgrath
[quote]I was born 50 years too late, I hate to see where this country is going.[/quote] Because the 60's were such a great time for the military? :dunno:...
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re: Poll: Most Democrats think illegals should be able to vote - mmcgrath
[quote]I mean good God, [b]could I legally go to Mississippi and request that they give me food stamps and housing?[/b] frick no, I live here, I'm a resident of La. This is fricking retarded.[/quote] Yes. If you gave up your house and walked across the bridge you could. You might get rejected if you h...
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re: So I assume there is nothing more to discuss with Operation Fast and Furious? - mmcgrath
Pretty much. ...
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re: 14 Ways to Avoid Obamacare Penalty - mmcgrath
[quote]I guess all of Detroit will get [b]free health care[/b] along with their free water and free Obama phone and their free groceries. [/quote] No, but they would avoid a penalty if they opted not to get healthcare. Of course a lot of the non-paying water customers would be under the income thres...
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re: 14 Ways to Avoid Obamacare Penalty - mmcgrath
[quote]Soooo, you can avoid a $2500 penalty by not paying a $30 water bill on time? Seems about right. [/quote] Pretty much... I imagine that will be the most abused loophole until they fix it. ...
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re: Privatize Social Security - mmcgrath
[quote]So more taxes on people who already pay for everything. Gotcha...[/quote] Actually the people who benefit from it will be the people taxed, the wealthiest 1% wouldn't pay an additional dime in taxes. As for unfunded mandates that are funded by social security revenues, those should be sup...
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re: Privatize Social Security - mmcgrath
[quote]I have put forth the IB solution several times and here it goes again 1) fund SS with a national sales tax that is adjusted annually for the benefits scheduled-- 2) require savings of the current payroll tax and the employer match into private accounts [b]3) at retirement age allow co...
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re: Why was Todd Akin's comments "horrible" but Sanders comments "ok" - mmcgrath
[quote]Keep going. You almost put it in context. [/quote] Pretty sure I nailed the context. [quote]It's almost like he didn't say it was impossible to get pregnant if you're raped.[/quote] He didn't. He said it was "really rare". ...
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re: Why was Todd Akin's comments "horrible" but Sanders comments "ok" - mmcgrath
[quote]I love how you put something in quotes that Akin didn't say[/quote] You weren't responding to me, but for the record, he responded in this way when asked about rape victims who get pregnant: [quote]From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the femal...
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re: State of Alabam is trying to get out of the marriage biz - mmcgrath
[quote]State of Alabam is trying to get out of the marriage biz[/quote] Completely agree with this! I am sure it doesn't go this far, but what would be some of the key differences if marriage didn't exist in a legal sense? 1) Spouses could be compelled to testify against their spouse. Always...
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re: 14 Ways to Avoid Obamacare Penalty - mmcgrath
A shut off notice from a utility company is actually pretty easy to get if you have city water. ETA: They usually give you a week or so notice. ...
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re: Privatize Social Security - mmcgrath
[quote]The majority of people who if given the money instead of having it taken out in SS taxes wouldn't be able to fund their retirement via private investments and savings. The math just doesn't add up and if you take out the employer contribution it gets even worse. If you want a lot of poor ...
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re: Privatize Social Security - mmcgrath
The very reason Social Security was because private investments in the stock market left a ton of elderly people destitute after the stock market crash. ...
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re: Poll: Most Democrats think illegals should be able to vote - mmcgrath
[quote]I think this is an odd question. If they are here illegally, why would they pay taxes?[/quote] The question was worded a little funny. [quote]2* Should illegal immigrants be allowed to vote [b]if they can prove that they live in this country[/b] and pay taxes?[/quote] I can see where some peo...
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re: Baltimore City's state's attorney says racial activity on her Twitter was a hacker - mmcgrath
It would be a great hack, but yeah... I thought "Sounds like Anthony Weiner" before I clicked on the link. ...
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re: Why was Todd Akin's comments "horrible" but Sanders comments "ok" - mmcgrath
[quote]Wasn't Akin trying to draw a distinction between rape and people who experience a type of buyer's remorse the next morning?[/quote] He wanted to outlaw abortion, no exceptions. When asked "What about rape victims that get pregnant?" he said that if they were "legitimately raped" then they cou...
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