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re: Keystone pipeline - Taxing Authority
[quote]Republicans block amendment to Keystone pipeline requiring it to be built with American iron and steel. [/quote]Good move. US-sourced pipe is almost impossible to get these days. ...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - Taxing Authority
[quote]Do the logs tell the layman like myself how deep they are drilling or at what pressure the injections of water are, things like that?[/quote]Yup. But you might have to go to the daily reports for injection quantities. ...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - Taxing Authority
[quote]You feel better now? :lol: [/quote]:lol: Naw. [quote]Your hypotheses are fine with me. I'll stick with mine. [/quote]:cheers: [quote]It would be nice if the industry had any standard of disclosure. We may never truly know what the cause is. [/quote]What do you think they are hiding? Y...


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re: Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy - Taxing Authority
[quote]But isn't the [b]smaller shortfall [/b]we are enjoying a temporary situation? [/quote]Smaller than what? We are still running deficits over the [i]unpatriotic[/i] deficits incurred under The Bush admin. [quote]Don't the projections widen back out in the next few years?[/quote]Yes. ...


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re: Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy - Taxing Authority
[quote]making polarizing statements is not effective leadership for the country. Rather than acknowledge the results of the recent elections and reaching out to work with Congress, Obama has decided to double down on policies the voters rejected. [/quote]well said! :clap: ...


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re: Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy - Taxing Authority
So... Spend more when the economy is bad for "stimulus" ... AND spend more when te economy is good because... Rich people. [quote]The White House said Obama's budget would be "fully paid for" by cutting inefficient programs and closing tax loopholes [/quote]like they've done for the last six yea...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - Taxing Authority
[quote][b]I just feel like[/b] there is a high likelihood that the drilling and fracking is a cause of the seismic activity.[/quote]So you base it on your emotions, rather than reasoned physical properties? [quote]It would be a hell of a coincidence that these quakes just started going off in th...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - Taxing Authority
[quote]You'd think the act of injecting highly pressurized wastewater deep into possibly unstable layers of the Earth causing seismic activity would be a pretty easy connection to make.[/quote]This is a case of "it sounds good". Do yourself a favor. Calculate the mass of a 1 mile x 1 mile x 1 mile c...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - Taxing Authority
[quote]And I don't think the discussion requires a 'basic geological understanding'. [/quote]:lol: the classic argue from ignorance technique? ...


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re: Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - Taxing Authority
[quote] The 'death panels' (aka end of life counseling) is something we as a nation/culture need to come to terms with if we're ever going to reduce end of life costs.[/quote]Absolutely! Nothing is cheaper than simply saying "you get nothing". Ironically, proponents of nationalized health care s...


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re: Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax' - Taxing Authority
[quote]Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax[/quote]Well that prove it! ...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]Don't try to paint me as a fool, man[/quote] :lol: No need. You seem to be doing fine on your own! (I keed, I keed that was too easy not take) [quote]Those goods that were bought were an asset to Walmart before they became someone's expense.[/quote]Those goods were an asset because they we...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]I know they have their own places on financial statements, but that's just accounting. [/quote]Nope. If one buys $100 worth of goods at Walmart, in one year, what will the value of those goods be? Damn near close to zero. During that time those goods will not generate a profit. That is an [i]...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]Who said anything about greed?[/quote]You didn't. That was too strong on my part. But you did use the term luxury goods. I'm still trying to understand how you are differentiating between spending by "the rich" and spending by "the poor" and why the latter is better. [quote]The ability ...


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re: A question for Poncho and other "true believers" - Taxing Authority
[quote]Probably the biggest one is in his signature legislation, ACA. Obama wanted a single-payer option, but compromised with Republicans [/quote]bull shite. The republicans were irrelevant in legislating healthcare. The compromises were made to bring DEMOCRATS on board. Bart Stupak, Mary Landreiu, B...


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re: Obama's New State of the Union Tax Hike on Middle Class 529 College Savers - Taxing Authority
[quote]You should be. [/quote]it's only fair. Haven't you made enough money already? ...


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re: WSJ Article gives Obama Admin Comments about proposed 529 Cuts in tax plan - Taxing Authority
[quote]Administration officials also paint the issue as a matter of fairness. They say that tax-free distribution of money from 529 accounts unfairly benefits high-income people. One official said 80% of the benefit goes to households making more than $250,000 a year. [/quote]I didn't realize there ...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]I asked about consumer dollars buying laundry detergent (per your earlier example), not business dollars buying office equipment.[/quote]Choose whatever product you like. Spending in excess of economic value is a waste. As I noted it's a permutation of e broken window fallacy. [quote]The ...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]I understand that, but in the case of an equivalent but cheaper detergent, detergent spending decreases and a job is likely lost (possibly offset elsewhere by the consumer dollar saved).[/quote]This is a permutation on the broken window fallacy. ...


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re: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - Taxing Authority
[quote]Why would the rich have to have less though?[/quote]"fairness"...


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