Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813477 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
While I'm doing that, think about this.
In France, the net worth tax is called the "solidarity tax on wealth". In other countries, the tax is known as "Net Worth Tax" or just "Wealth Tax".
Some European countries have abandoned this kind of tax in the recent years: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Iceland and Luxembourg. In Belgium and Great Britain, no tax of this type has ever existed.
The United States Constitution prohibits any "direct tax" on personal holdings.
Does that even matter to you anymore? The Constitution, I mean?
This is not France; where are you getting your information anyway?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#813478 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
While I'm doing that, think about this.
In France, the net worth tax is called the "solidarity tax on wealth". In other countries, the tax is known as "Net Worth Tax" or just "Wealth Tax".
Some European countries have abandoned this kind of tax in the recent years: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Iceland and Luxembourg. In Belgium and Great Britain, no tax of this type has ever existed.
The United States Constitution prohibits any "direct tax" on personal holdings.
Does that even matter to you anymore? The Constitution, I mean?
Your understanding of economics may be limited but your Tea Party posts helped elected President Obama.
You are a vital democrat!:-)
TSM

El Paso, TX

#813479 Nov 29, 2012
My suggestion to the American People for Obama’s next four years would be’ Bend Over and Tuck Your Head Between Your Legs and Kiss You’re A – Good Bye!!’ because if it Moves, Breath, or looks Alive’ Tax It’ that’s the Liberal/Democratic Way!!
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#813480 Nov 29, 2012
The Mitt'ster at the W H today with the President of the US.
There are warm memories of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford becoming close friends, and Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush bonding while leading the Haiti relief effort, but those are the exceptions.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813481 Nov 29, 2012
Terry Jones, Florida Pastor, Sentenced To Death In Egypt Over Anti-Islam Film Along With 7 Coptic Christians

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/terr...
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#813482 Nov 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not France; where are you getting your information anyway?
..... should have read "helped elect President Obama."
Carol's Tea Party may be funded by the Democratic Party.

Tea Praty wing of the Republican Party pushed out moderate Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana and then ran Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock, who lost to the Democrat in a state Romney won. Tea Party candidate Todd Akins, of Missouri, imploded which bled into the race in North Dakota, giving Democrat Heidi Hietkamp a close win in a Republican state.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813483 Nov 29, 2012
George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Bronchitis: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/geor...
carol

Orlando, FL

#813484 Nov 29, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What is the saying?'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' As I said yesterday.'We are past the tipping point. The only thing left to do is let it crash and burn and hope America, like the Phoenix, rises from the flames a stronger and better nation.'
That's what I think too. We're going to have to hit rock bottom before looking up and realizing how deep the hole.

Some on the left will even get tired of being on the bottom. Just haven't gone deep enough yet.
carol

Orlando, FL

#813487 Nov 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh oh, your rent's going up!
Actually, no, it isn't.

But I can see how easily you miss the point and the bigger picture by that post.

Is this hole we're digging ever going to be too deep for you?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813488 Nov 29, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
..... should have read "helped elect President Obama."
Carol's Tea Party may be funded by the Democratic Party.
Tea Praty wing of the Republican Party pushed out moderate Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana and then ran Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock, who lost to the Democrat in a state Romney won. Tea Party candidate Todd Akins, of Missouri, imploded which bled into the race in North Dakota, giving Democrat Heidi Hietkamp a close win in a Republican state.
Interesting theory; but I doubt it. Richard Lugar is pretty old now anyway. What will Scott Brown in Mass do next? Go after John Kerrys Senate seat if President Obama appoints him to a cabinet position? I hope he keeps Kerry there and picks someone else.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813490 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what I think too. We're going to have to hit rock bottom before looking up and realizing how deep the hole.
Some on the left will even get tired of being on the bottom. Just haven't gone deep enough yet.
Are you telling erotic stories now too? Learned it from the Debil?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#813491 Nov 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Now, perhaps these other dunderheads may learn to be a human being?
I wasn't a big fan of his, that loudmouth rudeness kind of turns me off, but, I did admire his guts in defending his appointment of a Muslim judge. Shows he's not afraid to be real. Give credit where credit is due.
Speaking of loudmouths and Muslim judges, Egypt has tried, convicted and sentenced Pastor Terry Jones to death__in absentia of course.

That's really going to mess up his travel plans.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813493 Nov 29, 2012
Why Conservatives Must Surrender on 'Redistribution'

....Eventually, if conservatives want to keep putting their stamp on American economic policy, they will have to give in to that reality that government must become more redistributive. Otherwise, the Republican Party will be left with an economic appeal to an affluent minority of the population and an ethnic appeal to a shrinking older white-voter base -- and that will win them fewer and fewer elections.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-29/why-...
BARRY GOLDWATER

Lockport, IL

#813494 Nov 29, 2012
Nice to see someone visiting the executive branch with a plan to send to Congress. That is the closest you will get to that in the next few years.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813495 Nov 29, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of loudmouths and Muslim judges, Egypt has tried, convicted and sentenced Pastor Terry Jones to death__in absentia of course.
That's really going to mess up his travel plans.
I saw that! Maybe they'll put out a fatwa on his azz!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813496 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, no, it isn't.
But I can see how easily you miss the point and the bigger picture by that post.
Is this hole we're digging ever going to be too deep for you?
What exactly do you think should be the solution?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813497 Nov 29, 2012
Legal Pot Makes Federalists out of Democrats

After Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana via ballot initiative this month, the Department of Justice warned about the potential “constitutional showdown” between the states and federal enforcement authorities. The easiest way to avert such a showdown would be for the DEA to use its discretionary authority under the Controlled Substances Act to simply reschedule pot. They’re not going to do that.

In the face of such a conflict you’d think, drug war politics aside, that the GOP would stand on the side of state rights and fewer regulations. They might show their limited government bona fides, and their sincerity in reaching out to young libertarian-leaning voters, and maybe even advance some sort of bill to ameliorate the constitutional problem. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado, has beat them to the punch with a bill watering down the language of the CSA.

Jacob Sullum writes:

[T]he bill so far has only two Republican co-sponsors: Ron Paul of Texas (naturally) and Mike Coffman of Colorado. It seems like Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who backed a more ambitious Paul-sponsored bill aimed at repealing federal marijuana prohibition, should not be shy about adding his name to this list as well. How about Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who “supports federalism on all legislation not specifically authorized in the Constitution”? Any others? Now is put-up-or-shut-up time for avowed federalists in the House. It is certainly strange, if not embarrassing, to see that Democrats are more enthusiastic about a bill with “states’ rights” in the title than Republicans are. Behold the power of pot.

The merits of legalization aside–which are considerable, even from a conservative standpoint–eventual change is beginning to seem inevitable. Majorities now favor it, and two states have just taken the plunge. From a purely cynical standpoint, it behooves the GOP to get ahead of the curve on this, or other issues for which there’s a strong conservative case, such as copyright reform. Can you imagine the outrage among the liberal base of the Democratic Party if Harry Reid were the one to block these bills? If a bill respecting federalism for drug laws passed the House but died in the Senate because of the Democratic Party’s fondness for the policemen’s union? It seems they’d prefer to let the Democrats carry the banner of federalism.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/legal-...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#813498 Nov 29, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Actually Homer the government, in most but not all cases, told the businesses what they were going to build or be confiscated by the government. They sold bonds to raise a lot of the money for the war not taxes. Jeesh!
I made no mention of raising any taxes, try and focus.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#813499 Nov 29, 2012
Hundreds of New York City fast food workers are staging a one-day strike against many of the biggest fast food chains, including McDonald's, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell, Domino's, Papa John's. The attempt to organize dozens of fast food restaurants within a single city is something new, a big step beyond efforts to go restaurant by restaurant, and Steven Greenhouse reports that the campaign has 40 full-time organizers.

—"McDonald's, escucha, estamos en la lucha"

Lopez earns $8.75 an hour as a shift manager (not a supervisory position) and works another job, allowing him to get by without public assistance, but said that many of his coworkers who make the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or only slightly more rely on food stamps or other government programs. He thinks, reasonably enough, that's not right.

http://www.dailykos.com/

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#813500 Nov 29, 2012
killtaker wrote:
No wonder Liberals cheat at the voting booth...
they are teaching them to cheat at school....
"With New Anti-Cheating Procedures, Philadelphia PSSA Test Scores Plummet"
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/09/21/w...
Nothing but spit and vinegar from you types since the election results huh? LOOOL I love it.

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