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re: BREAKING : FBI's #2 Andrew McCabe who's wife was given 700K by Dems under fire - NC_Tigah
[quote]Not if the info was properly declassified[/quote]It wasn't...
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re: Obama deputy asst Sec Def admits to illegal spying and unmasking on MSM - NC_Tigah
[quote]that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence. [/quote]That should buy him a seat before the House Intel...
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re: BREAKING : FBI's #2 Andrew McCabe who's wife was given 700K by Dems under fire - NC_Tigah
[quote]Nah, I'll even bump it for you. Grassley pulled this nonsense in the Fall and is just continuing it. The connection to HRC is that his wife received campaign donations from a Democrat Governor who knows Hillary. The connection to Trump would take the previous "connection" to HRC aND add a...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote]Having said al of this, I don't believe it is the will of the American people to reduce entitlement spending. No will of American people = no deficit reduction. So I prefer to concentrate on things that might actually happen rather that what I wish would happen, but will not happen.[/quote]...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote] I'm for tax cuts, not tax increases.[/quote]Deficit be damned? I would guess if the choice is middle class wage growth with a very slight tax increase vs no growth and a tax cut, most would far prefer the former. Maybe I'm wrong though. ...
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re: Dems lose another leader, Leahy will not filibuster Gorsuch - NC_Tigah
[quote]I hope the Democrats do the right thing here and don't give into the poison[/quote]Sage advice. If they filibuster Gorsuch, McConnell will go nuclear. He'll be justified in doing so. As that Rubicon is crossed, Dems will lose all credibility in selections going forward. Dems should keep t...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote]You have not made one valid argument to support Ryan's tax plan[/quote]Wages have stagnated at all levels X 15yrs. We've been hamstrung in the slowest economic recovery in US history for the past 8yrs. Unemployment/underemployment among 20-somethings and 30-something college grads is ve...
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re: Bill oReilly in hot water after he jokes that Maxine waters wears James brown wig - NC_Tigah
[quote]Bill oReilly in hot water after he jokes that Maxine waters wears James brown wig[/quote]:casty: [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8Cf0JJW4AQ1yLz.jpg[/img] [b]Patrick Seward as KAC[/b] [img]https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/melissa-mccarthy-sean-spicer-heels-snl-1.jpg?w=62...
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re: Speculation that WH NatSec lawyer is Devin Nunes' source - NC_Tigah
[quote]staffers speculated on the possible identity of Nunes’ White House source[/quote]That is what these SOBs are after. Get to the source and shut it down before deep state leftist punks get outed. Brennan and Yates are atop that list. Yates testimony was cancelled until Rogers and Comey testi...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote]Trump wrote that one. his family members will pay no tax on the billions they inherit. [/quote]Sadly you apparently don't understand Trusts....
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re: Media Insanity - NC_Tigah
[quote]Ted Koppel accidentally spoke the truth[/quote][quote]Partisan opinion media is what we get 24/7 from CNN, MSNBC, MSM, NYT, AP, WaPo, NPR, BBC, PBS, HuffPo, Politico, TIME, Newsweek, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, AARP, NEA, MoveOn (and other Soros organs) and myriad academia and celebrity figure...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote]The plan would reduce the number of individual income tax brackets from the current seven brackets to three--12, 25, and 33 percent The plan would replace the special rates on capital gains and dividends with a 50 percent deduction, which would also apply to interest income. The top rate ...
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re: Ryan's Tax Plan - NC_Tigah
[quote]Back to taxes, anyone that thinks Ryan is their conservative libertarian hero is frankly wrong. [/quote]That tax plan looks pretty good to me. What do you see as problematic?...
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re: So long climate change - NC_Tigah
[quote]ocean inundation[/quote]8" or so, over the past 150 years. So it's a rather curious attribution....
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re: So long climate change - NC_Tigah
[quote]Well it's not really going anywhere, we're just stupidly no longer even sort of trying to do do anything about it. So long future generations is more like it.[/quote]Which again sort of begs question of the "Science is settled" crowd, why are we in an Ice Age? What harbingers of relat...
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re: Out of the Box Healthcare Ideas - NC_Tigah
[quote]This is the outlier. Gramma on her 4th trip to the ER with COPD and dyspnea isnt.[/quote]Peas in a pod. The point being, any system is going to skew costs to end of life care. The problem is that in our system, all care is very expensive. There is limited market pressure to drive costs ...
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re: Out of the Box Healthcare Ideas - NC_Tigah
[quote]And how do you explain findings like: [/quote] :confused: How do you explain them?...
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re: Ryan tax plan would cut taxes on rich and RAISE THEM on middle class - WaPo - NC_Tigah
[quote]Might the reason top quintile pays more taxes, be because they hold 85% of the country's wealth?[/quote]The vast majority of "wealth" holding in the central 3 quintiles is measured in home ownership. Sampling the population during the darkest portion of a US real estate price collapse in 2010...
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re: Out of the Box Healthcare Ideas - NC_Tigah
[quote]Publish facility and provider satisfaction ratings along with quality results.[/quote][quote]Who is fighting it?[/quote]Hospitals and medical providers mainly. As long as we are dealing with an aggressively adversarial tort industry, nondiscoverability of internal quality review analysis is ...
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re: Out of the Box Healthcare Ideas - NC_Tigah
[quote]End of life care represents 10-20% of total medical spending.[/quote]That is true in any modern system. We die in hospitals, hospice, or assisted living which is tallied aa medical as well. Those costs will always be there. But it is not only a geriatric issue. A 25y/o trauma victim may pr...
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