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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 07:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 07:58 pm
My point exactly.
George Soros was the impetus behind the founding of the Democratic Alliance, reports Watchdog.org.
Porter gladstone May 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
voice--you have never heard of quantitative easing yet you call other people idiots? Other peopleRead More lost? Look it up--then claim that you are an expert on it or something. hahah... gotta love these dolts who simply regurgitate "that's fox news" as though its gotta be false. Talk about brainwashed programmed dopes. Voice you are out of it.
kk May 13, 2014 at 03:27 pm
According to William A. Niskanen, one of the architects of Reaganomics, "Reagan delivered onRead More each of his four major policy objectives, although not to the extent that he and his supporters had hoped", and notes that the most substantial change was in the tax code, where the top marginal individual income tax rate fell from 70.1% to 28.4%, and there was a "major reversal in the tax treatment of business income", with effect of "reducing the tax bias among types of investment but increasing the average effective tax rate on new investment". Roger Porter, another architect of the program, acknowledges that the program was weakened by the many hands that changed the President's calculus, such as Congress.[2][21] President Reagan, has remained popular as an antitax hero despite raising taxes eleven times over the course of his presidency, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.[22] Reagan ultimately raised taxes more times than he cut them.[23] According to Paul Krugman, "Over all, the 1982 tax increase undid about a third of the 1981 cut; as a share of GDP, the increase was substantially larger than Mr. Clinton's 1993 tax increase."[10] According to historian and domestic policy adviser Bruce Bartlett, Reagan's tax increases over the course of his presidency took back half of the 1981 tax cut. Though since the Reagan tax reductions, top marginal tax rates have remained lower than at any point in US history since 1931, when the top marginal rate was raised from 25% to 63%. [24]
Gary May 13, 2014 at 04:21 pm
It's not the number of times that count, it's the size of the resulting cuts, and txes dropped underRead More Reagan, and economy boomed. Reagan's tax increases were part of a deal with Democrats to reduce spending. The taxes went up but the spending cuts never occurred. Just like Reagan's amnesty was supposed to be tied to border enforcement. Reagan's two biggest mistakes involved trusting Democrats to hold up their end of the deal. Those of us who remember that will never be fooled again.
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WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:18 pm
>Democrats<
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:35 pm
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T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try their new siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a limited time only.
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Tass Kandle June 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
They can put fruity/marshmallow flavors in vodka ( product that is KNOWN to kill people) but not inRead More e-cigarettes, a product that I believe saved my life? Sorry but you can pull my cappuccino flavor loaded vape pen from my cold dead lips.
Becky June 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Extremely good point, Tass Kandle. Makes me wonder about their real motivation.
Jerry Schmidt June 20, 2014 at 01:58 pm
motivation...."Total control"
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WMS826 May 5, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Democrat equals communist these days.
Frank W. Chupka May 6, 2014 at 12:24 am
more liberal vomit. they twist the facts to suit themselves. gun violence? what's that? I ownRead More guns and they NEVER get violent.
John Tips May 6, 2014 at 09:15 am
The bottom line - gun free zones are great for criminals who already don't care about laws!
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 25, 2014 at 09:48 am
and Voice...you call this punk kid a "hero" for impersonating a public official...smokingRead More dope? The real "hero's" are overseas fighting, bleeding and dying for us.....like i said.....you're an idiot....
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 04:17 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.ℂℴm
dixon-bruce June 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
Let's get to the point. What Jon Daniel tweeted was not true parody (or impersonation) at all.Read More Political parody should mimic the target's personality and actions, not present unrealistic scenarios that bear no resemblance to his behavior. For an example of true parody, see the Onion's current take-off of Eric Cantor. What Daniel did was nasty and unimaginative.
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Bob McBride November 12, 2013 at 07:53 am
Lets see how obscure I can make this.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I spend a lot of time travelingRead More the Greater Milwaukee area, going in and out of communities. Every one seems to have at least one small shopping strip that at one time was a bustling center of local commerce. In its heyday, it housed small, locally and family owned businesses that thrived due to local loyalty and, perhaps, a small local restaurant that functioned as a meeting place for the locals. Maybe a drug store and a small laundromat - a hairdresser, or kid's clothing store - locally owned shoe store - an insurance agent, maybe. Gradually, due to changes in management and ownership of the small strip and all that can bring (less concern about upkeep, keeping tenants happy, etc) some or all of the familiar local venues began to shut down or move away from the small strip. In the place of the restaurants and other stores that locals tend to gather at are chain check cashing places, seasonal tax prep services, fly-by-night cell phone operations and too many empty storefronts. All the kind of stuff one might find in such locations that were once a destination and now a place of last resort, just prior to it being abandoned altogether, declared blighted and demolished. A sort of stage 3 terminal community cancer. This is Patch.
Bob McBride November 12, 2013 at 07:56 am
Lets see how obscure I can make this.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I spend a lot of timeRead More traveling the Greater Milwaukee area, going in and out of communities. Every one seems to have at least one small shopping strip that at one time was a bustling center of local commerce. In its heyday, it housed small, locally and family owned businesses that thrived due to local loyalty and, perhaps, a small local restaurant that functioned as a meeting place for the locals. Maybe a drug store and a small laundromat - a hairdresser, or kid's clothing store - locally owned shoe store - an insurance agent, maybe. Gradually, due to changes in management and ownership of the small strip and all that can bring (less concern about upkeep, keeping tenants happy, etc) some or all of the familiar local venues began to shut down or move away from the small strip. In the place of the restaurants and other stores that locals tend to gather at are chain check cashing places, seasonal tax prep services, fly-by-night cell phone operations and too many empty storefronts. All the kind of stuff one might find in such locations that were once a destination and now a place of last resort, just prior to it being abandoned altogether, declared blighted and demolished. A sort of stage 3 terminal community cancer. This is Patch.
Bob McBride November 12, 2013 at 09:17 am
BTW, the OMB, under this administration, is primarily a source of partisan spin. Anyone who wouldRead More think they're providing useful information by reposting the conclusions of this organization is either patently clueless or being purposely disingenuous.
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Bob McBride November 5, 2013 at 06:16 am
Because it's not really "free"? Because the more people who sign up for theRead More "free" versions, the less money they have coming in to support the program? Because the less money they have coming in that way, the more they'll have to get it another way, i.e., taxation? Which means they'll cut back on the subsidies and not only will the "free" Obamacare no longer be "free", but all the other subsidized Obamacares will cost more as well. That's why no one who's involved in trying to make this mess work is talking about it.
Bob McBride November 5, 2013 at 06:33 am
Because it's not really "free"? Because the more people who sign up for theRead More "free" versions, the less money they have coming in to support the program? Because the less money they have coming in that way, the more they'll have to get another way, i.e., taxation? Which means they'll cut back on the subsidies and not only will the "free" Obamacare no longer be "free", but all the other subsidized Obamacares will cost more as well. That's why no one who's involved in trying to make this mess work like they said it was going to is talking about it.
Jay Sykes November 5, 2013 at 08:42 am
Yep, it's Free.... <sigh> <slack-jawed>
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