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re: Black America - "Help me understand what I'm supposed to do" - BigJim
[quote]This is a problem I acknowledge and it really frustrates me. To be honest I have felt this same concept from whites and blacks and it shocks me that people feel comfortable saying it. Basically, both white and black folks feel comfortable telling an intelligent, educated, and/or articulate ...
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re: One Big Reason for Wage Stagnation and Rising Inequality - BigJim
[quote]according to a report released Tuesday by the [u][b]liberal[/b]-[b]leaning[/b][/u] Economic Policy Institute (EPI).[/quote]...
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re: I can't believe Trump is actually selling these on his website? - BigJim
His accepting attitude toward gay issues is refreshing and I hope it makes a lasting impression on the party. Unfortunately it will not sway more than a handful of votes....
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re: Jim harbaugh: "I don't respect the motivation of Colin kaepernick" - BigJim
Since neither one is related to the saints or LSU, I don't really give a flip what either one of them think. And honestly I am not too sure I would care even then....
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re: I think I'm going to be a politician... - BigJim
Lots of stuff looks easy until you try it....
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re: If Trump Loses Decisively, What will be his Footprint or Impact on the GOP? - BigJim
Probably D What is up with the choices? 1, 2, 3, D, E????...
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
Let's take another tack: Devils advocate argument: "OK you libertarians/free market people; I guess I might buy that tariffs cost consumers more by creating an inefficient market. But saving 10% of the price of a foreign product won't do me any good if I don't have a job in the first place! ...
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re: Oh Look- "Libertarian" Gary Johnson supports MANDATORY vaccinations - BigJim
Good. Makes me [u]more [/u]likely to vote for him since he isn't some bat shite crazy libertarian and instead has at least one foot in the real world....
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
[quote] Toyota and Ford are both selling at $20K, but due to labor laws and subsidies in Japan, Toyota has a cost of only $14,000 a car, while Ford has a cost of $18,000.[/quote] Why the heck would you not want America consumers to take advantage of Japan's generosity? If the Japanese government...
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
[quote]This election has taught me that Texas public schools are doing a shite job teaching ECON 101 [/quote] Most schools DON'T teach econ 101 at all much less well. That's why there are so many liberals (and trump supporters!)...
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
[quote]I think we should look at imposing tariffs. Many of the products formerly produced in the USA are now being produced in China and other countries with very low labor costs. Providing cheap goods is great but removing jobs from the US economy sucks. [/quote] This is the core of the problem....
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
[quote]Nothing about a tariffs is any different from the viewpoint of the consumer. If I'm tariffing shoe imports at a 5% rate, or taxing shoes with a consumption tax of 5%, it's all the same to the consumer and the price. The difference is, with the tariff, I've created an incentive to make that sh...
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re: Why do libertarians prefer consumption taxes, but scoff at tariffs? - BigJim
[quote]Main reason: Deadweight loss. With an evenly applied consumption tax, the government charges an extra % on everything and no seller free-rides on the effects. With tariffs, the benefits accrue not just to the government collecting the duty, but to domestic producers, who are able to charge hi...
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re: Republicans are stupid - BigJim
This isn't rocket surgery. You nominate the most conservative candidate among those who could win election. Trump fails on both of those accounts. Cruz would not have been elected Bush would not have been elected So that gives you Rubio, Kasich, and Paul. ...
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re: Fallout New Orleans - BigJim
From the comments to the linked article: [quote]All you do is swim[/quote] and [quote]I also heard you can use VATS to throw cheap irradiated beads over female ghouls heads.[/quote] :lol:...
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re: Wapo: A racially diverse USA could make the economy less important to elections - BigJim
[quote]There are two oft-caricatured and [u]not-necessarily exclusive[/u] theories[/quote] And here is the crux of it. If Republicans try to do this: [quote]Therefore, if we reduce the welfare state and/or restrict immigration, the problem will go away.[/quote] They are labeled this: [quo...
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re: President Obama to meet with Alton Sterling's family - BigJim
[quote]LINK[/quote] Thanks...
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re: Wapo: A racially diverse USA could make the economy less important to elections - BigJim
Iosh, you are being obtuse. Minorities are voting for dems because they are dems regardless of how well they are managing the economy. That is the link between performance and election support is being severed. If you don't think that is a problem, then we have different view of how democrac...
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re: President Obama to meet with Alton Sterling's family - BigJim
[quote]yes[/quote] Link? That was not in the Nola.com article. ...
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re: Obama will spend a full 40 minutes touring affected area in BR today - BigJim
[quote]He's been spot on the Federal response, unlike Bush in Katrina.[/quote] Quick question...what was the federal response in Baton Rouge? ...
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