menu
Sports Forums
Message Boards
LSU Football
Discuss LSU Sports with fellow Tiger fans
LSU Football Recruiting
Discuss the future of LSU Football
SEC Football
Mingle with SEC fans from all schools
New Orleans Saints
Discuss the Saints with fellow Who Dats
New Orleans Pelicans
Get the latest info on the Pelicans
Pro sports
Discuss NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA and more
Fantasy Football
Read this board, dominate your league
Soccer
Discuss the world's most popular sport
More Forums
Off-Topic Board
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here
Tech Board
Discuss the latest in technology
Movie TV Reviews
All things Hollywood are discussed here
Outdoors Board
Discuss hunting, fishing and more
Music Board
Discuss your favorite artists, songs, etc
Political Blog
Debate local, state, and federal issues
Money Blog
Discuss a wide range of financial issues
Fark
Fark this...
Video Game Reviews Tips
Break down the latest video game releases
Travel Board
Travel experiences, tips and recommendations
Food and Drink
Recipes, reviews, cooking tips and more
LSU Tickets
Buy, sell and trade your way to any event
Help Board
Need help with the site?
Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Houston
Biography:
Interests:
Occupation:
Number of Posts:27178
Registered on:2/22/2010
Online Status:Not Online

Recent Posts

Message
re: If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism? - Taxing Authority
[quote]You can see the pace quickening when some jobs are being created and then destroyed by technology within a generation. (Call centers are an example that comes to mind.)[/quote]Right, but look at the jobs they are "destroying"... they are crappy jobs. And that's the lesson. If one expects ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Robots make cars and car prices haven't come down, they increase each year. Go figure. [/quote]As do UAW labor rates as well. If lack of technology lead to freedom and wealth... North Korea would be a fantastic example....
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism? - Taxing Authority
[quote]If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism?[/quote]What an ignorant premise. Did mass mechanization of farming require socialism? Nope. It provided an over-abundence of food at ever decreasing prices, and nation where "poor" people struggle with obesit...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Is it a defect of capitalism that in poor areas, capital and loans are harder to access? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Before some of you scoff at the above, check out when college tuitions really started to climb. It's when the federal government started pouring money into student loans.[/quote]Medical costs as well... over the long term, subsidies don't help "the poor". They just raise prices ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Is it a defect of capitalism that in poor areas, capital and loans are harder to access? - Taxing Authority
[quote]But they didn't own it. [/quote]Who is "they"? Actually what happend is captial flowed toward more freedom. As it always does. [quote]What does the term "leverage" mean to you?[/quote]It doesn't equate to wealth to me. [quote]Being able to borrow, and being able to invest wisely with t...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Is it a defect of capitalism that in poor areas, capital and loans are harder to access? - Taxing Authority
[quote]What cannot be denied is that in the 50s and 60s (and maybe later), black people (most poor areas are majority black) were denied access to lending purely for racial reasons (redlining, etc). That caused a wealth gap trend. [/quote]Actually, no. Most traditionally black metro areas were far m...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (3)
re: Say Your Farewells to Pre-Vice-Presidential Nominee Carly Fiorina Here - Taxing Authority
[quote]Ted Cruz just hired her to lay off his staff for him.[/quote] :rotflmao: Nice!...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Say Your Farewells to Pre-Vice-Presidential Nominee Carly Fiorina Here - Taxing Authority
Bye Carly, thanks for doing to Cruz what you did for HP. :lol:...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: "There will be consequences." - Taxing Authority
[quote]The only way you can make doing business here cheap enough to make a difference is by making here like there.[/quote]Not at all. No one suggests that we resort to paying labor $2/hr. Hell, that isn't even necessary. If you look at a manufacturer of durable goods like Carrier, a large porti...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: "There will be consequences." - Taxing Authority
[quote] His solution to this problem is taxation and government involvement. How the frick can any [b]anyone[/b] think this is a good idea? [/quote]Don't get me wrong. It's a bad thing companies like Carrier are leaving. But they are largely being driven out by democrat policies that have distorted t...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: America Has Incurred $11 Trillion Dollars of Debt on Obama's Watch - Taxing Authority
[quote]To be fair, at least 1/3 of this (and at least half of the debt balance that Obama inherited) was unavoidable due to the idiotic wars that Bush started.[/quote]Nope. Not even close. https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf As of 2014 the total cost was $1.6T. Closer to 1/10th rat...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Bill Kristol shows the GOPe fighting spirit - Taxing Authority
Good grief. Symptomatic. They can't even take on a fight within their own party's nomination process. No wonder they can't advance their agenda over democrats. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Would you support single payer state run healthcare based on employment? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Would you support single payer state run healthcare based on employment?[/quote]No. healthcare tied to employment is part of how we got into this mess to begin with....
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]You're already paying for them. [/quote]That is NOT an argument of merit. ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Why are we advertising Medicaid? - Taxing Authority
[quote]Why are we advertising Medicaid?[/quote]Election year. Democrats buying votes with tax money. Nothing new....
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]Having a "right" to labor provided by someone else doesn't actually mandate that the someone else exist at all.[/quote]There seems to be the impression that if you "want" it bad enough, it should be given to you. That's kindergarten-level magical thinking. Wanting something doesn't bring ...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]Even outside of the private sector, the states hire private insurers to do their Medicare and Medicaid rationing for them through managed programs. [/quote]Unlless they have infinite money, they payer (regardless of whom it is) will always ration care. And no one has infinite money. Not e...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]I believe humans have an innate desire to be alive.[/quote]I just want to expand a second on this, because it's one of those "sounds good" emotional arguments... Let's accept it as true--everyone wants the best and most healthcare they can obtain... But what happens when one person can...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]I believe humans have an innate desire to be alive.[/quote]Yes. That isn't a claim on another's labor though. Because everyone has that same desire. Extend your thought... people all need food. Does that make it OK to steal food from others? [quote]On the planet I live on, sick people do e...
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Colorado to vote on single-payer health care - Taxing Authority
[quote]Who is they? [/quote]The wide swath of population that don't understand what insurance is. They aren't hard to spot....
Posted on Political Talk
Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)