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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
[quote]I mean, it does. But, the reality is, we really have pretty much no way of knowing if public personalities are of high character.[/quote]Indeed. Which is why we shouldn't trust them with as little as possible....


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
[quote]that congressman is a willing bribery participant[/quote]This is why character does in fact matter. For someone that has enough trust in government to turn over something as Important as healthcare; Rex seems to have little faith in the representatives that run that government. He's b...


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
By far and away my favorite Easter candy are the Reese's peanut butter eggs. My sister likes Peeps. I think they are gross. To each their own. Cadburys eggs... Used to be great when they used real sugar. Now not so much. The Brit ones still have sugar. And are still good. In fact, most o...


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re: Far more cases of UFO sightings than Proved Voter Fraud - Taxing Authority
What a stupid article. As presented, this could just as easily indicate we don't catch voter fraud. The OP swallowed the propaganda technique, hook, line and sinker. Fail. ...


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re: Liberal organization "Media Matters" hires law firm to fight off SEIU union. - Taxing Authority
[quote]"Mexican wages"[/quote]Something of a pattern. Arianna Huffington built Huffpo on the backs of [i]unpaid[/i] bloggers the sold it for $23m. Slate... Is well know for not paying writers (after publishing) using "found" photos from the internet without licensing them. Straight up theft. ...


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re: Obama punting on keystone yet again - Taxing Authority
Voting "present". No leadership. In [i]any[/i] direction. ...


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re: Liberal organization "Media Matters" hires law firm to fight off SEIU union. - Taxing Authority
:rotflmao: .. And you know how much Politard liberals just [i]hate[/i] hypocricy! I'm just certain they will be here shortly I express their outrage at such hypocritical behavior. ...


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re: Obamacaid denying more care. e.g., "If you like your doctor" . . . Too Bad ! - Taxing Authority
[quote]So, this lady is having a tough time. But she can rejoice because her tough time is paying for the care of the meth addicted couple down the street who never worked a day in their lives.[/quote]Trickle up poverty. ...


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re: Texas Democrats hit ‘Boats ‘N Hoes’ PAC - Taxing Authority
[quote]The campaign for Wendy Davis is hitting Republican Greg Abbott, her opponent in the race for Texas governor, for [b]his ties[/b] to a firm whose comptroller recently created a political action committee named Boats ’N Hoes PAC. [/quote]So his ties consist of one of his hire help being a compt...


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re: Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters 'domestic terrorists' - Taxing Authority
[quote]Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters 'domestic terrorists'[/quote]Someone help me out here. Is being a domestic terrorist better or worse than being a child molester?...


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re: 18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand (Because, White Privilege) - Taxing Authority
[quote]I really, really, REALLY hate articles like this.[/quote]Me too. Stoking the fire of division. We're all americans. We should act like it....


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re: CBO: Obama budget to add $6.6T in deficits - Taxing Authority
[quote]Does it matter?[/quote] [quote]Obama's budget isn't really a budget... It's for show. [/quote]It's a sad day when the executive is described in these terms. Not that it isn't accurate. But it's telling just how utterly poor the leadership is in this administration. The PBR should at leas...


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re: Major Democratic donor indicted - Taxing Authority
[quote]A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws. [/quote]No way. Only republicans do this. ...


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re: If Carter's Hostage Rescue Mission Had Succeeded . . . . - Taxing Authority
[quote]I have to chime in to say I find it tough to give Carter much grief about the attempted rescue. [/quote]I don't either. Symbolic of many aspects his administration though. ...


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re: Since money = free speech - Taxing Authority
[quote]Yes or no?[/quote]NO!...


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re: If Carter's Hostage Rescue Mission Had Succeeded . . . . - Taxing Authority
[quote]Carter didn't have the same fawning media in 1980 [/quote]Nor the number of dependents, nor 99 week of unemployment benefits......


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re: LA Times: Now its 12m newly insured - Taxing Authority
[quote]Here is the original document from the Heritage Foundation [/quote]I know. It was quoted extensively (instead of sentence fragments). Use search....


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
[quote]I'd say that you're going to get fat [/quote] :lol: I love to cook! And eat! Good thing I spend a LOT of time on my bike. I sometimes feel like I bike so I can eat more. Don't judge....


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re: If Carter's Hostage Rescue Mission Had Succeeded . . . . - Taxing Authority
1) Would he have been reelected? [b]No.[/b] 2) Would the U.S. still be at odds with Iran? [b]Yes.[/b] 3) If you answered yes to #1, would Reagan have ever been elected President? [b]Highly unlikely[/b] 4) How different would American-Soviet relations have been? [b]Not significantly, because #1 is...


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
I wonder what platypus tastes like?...


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re: I'm afraid this quote from Moon Landrieu characterizes the Landrieu mindset ... - Taxing Authority
[quote]Does anyone else get a little sick to their stomachs when politicians talk about their public service careers being a "business they are in?"[/quote]Not as much as it bothers me that we keep electing them. Has Mary ever held private industry job (donno)?...


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - Taxing Authority
So after some debate I decided to marinate my tri-tip roast. Total chance taking today! I took about 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1/4 cup of vinegar, a couple of tablespoons of agave nectar, about 7 cloves of garlic (smashed), and a handfull of chopped up fresh ginger. I told my west coast client to FR...


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re: LA Times: Now its 12m newly insured - Taxing Authority
[quote]You'll also remember the former Republican nominee for the President of the United States first implemented the plan in Mass. Insured rates went from 90% to 98% there (highest in the nation).[/quote]Hell no. The MA plan and Obamacare share almost NOTHING in common. Even the individual mandate...


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re: LA Times: Now its 12m newly insured - Taxing Authority
[quote]Nope [/quote]Yep. This has been thoroughly eviscerated multiple times. BBONDS did it again here in the last several days......


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re: LA Times: Now its 12m newly insured - Taxing Authority
[quote]to buy insurance..[/quote]what they are buying, is not insurance....


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re: Bloomberg plans $50m war against the NRA - Taxing Authority
[quote]The Supreme Court said OK for the right to buy elections [/quote]No it didn't. And for the record, i have no objection to Bloomberg spending his money on this. ...


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re: Bloomberg plans $50m war against the NRA - Taxing Authority
You know what's funny about this? Bloomberg is not being vilified by the usual suspects like the Koch Brothers are for being politically active with his money. ...


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re: Obama's America-86 mill makers support 148 mill benefit takers - Taxing Authority
[quote]And those same 10% make something like 70% of the money. [/quote]So what? That doesn't make the other 90% entitled to their money. Our government is supposed to treat us equal--regardless of wealth. As long as we have disproportionate taxation, it can never accomplish that goal. ...


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re: Obama's America-86 mill makers support 148 mill benefit takers - Taxing Authority
[quote]It IMPLIES that there are 86 "Dang good, hard working citizens" in the country and the rest are some kind of layabouts. [/quote]Perhaps I missed it, but I saw nothing disparaging anyone. I realize you're looking to turn the data into an emotional response. But the numbers are what they are. ...


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re: It's not Obama...he is merely a symptom of the larger problem. - Taxing Authority
Yup. It's all Bush's fault....


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