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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Like cars, for example, that last roughly twice as long?[/quote]:lol: No doubt. I remember when car odometer only went to 99,999. It's all they needed! ...


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Then why do Americans struggle to afford basic goods more now than before? [/quote]They aren't. Our expectations have changed drastically, however... Take home size... [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F_HhxTPQ40c/Tj6bWAu5dCI/AAAAAAAAPjo/8QPrn_8-O8E/s1600/homes.jpg width=600[/img] While...


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re: Wage theft on the rise - Taxing Authority
[quote]my understanding of them has basically been that employers use them to skirt labor laws and to take advantage of a vulnerable work force that has to take what it can get in a tough economy.[/quote]Your understanding is incorrect. The IRS applies a 21 question test to determine if an "contract...


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re: Wage theft on the rise - Taxing Authority
[quote]so what i've gotten out these responses is that the poli board is a-ok with this.[/quote]You should stick to what people actually say rather than make your own leaps. [quote]Why am i not surprised?[/quote]Because you have prejudged everyone around you before even understanding their positi...


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re: Obama's presidency: by the numbers (Gallup) - Taxing Authority
[quote]well except lying to congress and the american people. [/quote]Nah. The intel mistakes were just some actions by low-level rogue agents. ...


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re: Changing laws for donating in elections. - Taxing Authority
[quote]No I am saying only people in the area for the election can donate. Like if its in Louisiana only if you are a resident of Louisiana can you contribute. Keeps the money from say New York from trying to influence their beliefs on other areas of the country. [/quote]Doh. My bad. Not sure how y...


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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet" - Taxing Authority
[quote]It requires gathering intelligence in Syria, understanding what objectives would be (short and long term - are you trying to destabilize Assad, or just disable ISIS? What roles would moderate Rebels play? can we separate them from ISIS?) , and identifying a path to achieve them. That all take...


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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet" - Taxing Authority
[quote]The fact that there is not a strategy yet is not a problem. [/quote]Even if you believe this... Telegraphing to our enemy we have no clue what to do... Is not smart, intellectual, or presidential. ...


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re: Changing laws for donating in elections. - Taxing Authority
[quote]What do ya'll think about a law that would state no outside money can be contributed to state and local election campaigns?[/quote]So basically saying no one can participate in the political process, and only rich people have a chance to get elected... No Thanks! The fundraising game cuts ...


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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet" - Taxing Authority
[quote]I couldn't believe my eyes.[/quote]It was stunning. [quote]He can't lead.[/quote]I've been saying this for a while. Lack of leadership skills and lack of good faith actions have been the most prominent features of this administration. This time... he can't blame congress... so... he's ...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Not if you couple that on the back end by increasing nature's ability to absorb CO2 via reforestation and increases in vegetation.[/quote]Yeah but all those trees shade the solar panels :lol: No joke, I had a neighbor clear cut his lot to unshade his roof so he could put up solar panels. ...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]A substantial gains in efficient would absolutely reduce the demand for fuel, which means less fossil fuels burnt, which means reduced emissions. [/quote]To get to carbon neutral levels... Efficiency won't get you there. You have to outright eliminate large commercial and most residential use...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Well, Ive already quoted one[/quote]No you haven't. [quote]but here's another. quote: Carbon dioxide isn't a pollutant hell we release it when we breathe. It's essential for life.[/quote]Whats untrue about that statement? I'll grant you it's unqualified, but with absolutely ZERO...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]There are quite a few naturally occurring gases on this planet 'whose concentration you would NOT want to increase. Being "natural" does not mean concentration levels don't matter. Get a fricking clue guys, Jesus Christ. [/quote]Who said they didn't matter? [quote]This is a strawman[/quote]...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Folks who are harmed by such practices should have some recourse to compensation for damages.[/quote]prompta a question for the OP... Are folks who are harmed by government practices due recourse and compensation for damages? ...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Propaganda? Deceitful? Dishonest? Completely out of context in a discussion about pollution?[/quote]It's a picture of a [i]sandstorm[/i] hitting Beijing. Has literally [i]nothing[/i] to do with pollution, CO2, or even the US. [link=(Http://avaxnews.net/fact/Sandstorm_Hits_Beijing.html)]LI...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Has the EPA been disbanded under BHO?[/quote]No. But it appears they have issued a lot more permits for strawman construction. ...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]What's the difference?[/quote]if you can't differentiate the environmental impacts of benzene, MTBE, dioxin, DNAPL, etc and CO2... Then you ignorance is too much to overcome on a message board. One of those things is veeeery unlike the others. ...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]The notion that production and economic activity are harmful to the environment rests on the abandonment of man and his life as the source of value in the world and its replacement by a non-human standard of value—i.e., the belief that nature is intrinsically valuable. [/quote]:clap: I've...


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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept - Taxing Authority
[quote]Washington Post[/quote]WOW! What an incredibly poorly written "article". Almost no details of the plan. Just word salad advocating for it. Wonder if someone in van Hollen's office wrote it? [quote]Shouldn't industry have to pay for the air they are fouling?[/quote] Sure. Just like every pe...


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