Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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Taxes are for the little people
Posted: 11:56 PM, December 5, 2012

Do you think Al Sharpton appreciates the irony of his being invited to the White House Tuesday to talk taxes with President Obama?

That is, to talk about Obama’s plan to ram through steep tax hikes on the “rich” to resolve the fiscal-cliff crisis?

Sharpton’s all about taxes — for others.

For himself, well, maybe not so much.

As The Post’s Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported last year, Sharpton “owe[d] the IRS $2.6 million in income tax, and nearly $900,000 in state tax.”

And his personal pride and joy National Action Network owed more than $880,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest and penalties, Vincent and Klein found.

Which makes Obama’s decision to invite Sharpton (and several other MSNBC hosts) baffling. Why ask a man with a terminal case of tax allergies to make the case for higher rates for everybody else?

The Rev’s issues go back decades: In 1993, for example, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor tax crime to avoid two felony charges.

In the years since, the IRS has issued a dozen liens against Sharpton’s groups, including one against him for $538,652 in 2010.

Asked about all this yesterday — specifically, whether he’s gotten square with the tax man — Sharpton said simply that he has “resolved all matters.”

But his spokeswoman later refused to respond to a simple question: Has Sharpton actually paid his taxes?

Nevertheless, it’s clear that the reverend intends to preach Obama’s tax-hike gospel. After leaving the White House Tuesday, he dedicated a 12-minute segment on his MSNBC show to the need for “a tax increase on the richest in this country.”

Since Obama is targeting those who make more than $200,000 a year, the “richest” set actually includes Sharpton himself — who pulls in $240,000 annually from the National Action Network alone, and never mind his MSNBC gig.

But here’s the bottom line: Sharpton is happy to spread the gospel about “tax fairness,” but if tax law were “fair”— that is, if it were applied to him like everybody else — he’d have been out of the picture a very long time ago. It’s as simple as that.

Read more: Tax dodger Al Sharpton backs tax hikes—Editorial - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

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Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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You do your kids harm by home schooling. Many have trouble with social skills when they need them as adults to function in the workplace and society. It's ironic and hypocrisy a libtard like you did not support the Democrat/traditional liberal institution of "public" education. My stepsister did that to he kid and OMG, this kid is a zombie/misfit. You likely so no problem because you have the same problem.
Private school on the other hand can be much better. The public system, under the left in this country, like most of their policies/institutions, is a dismal failure.
Is this Nobama under sedation?

GFY sheepdip, you know nothing about me.
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I know the extent and I know the response, I know people living in all the effected areas, so piss off.
right, Homer knows. the 2nd cousin twice removed of his coffee truck driver lives in Staten Island.
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You make a strong point. I will suggest in my assessment that perhaps the intelligence of the parents and also their unwillingness to engage their children in outside activities with other children may have also been factors.
Galt/Flack/Carol, you are good my friend.
Homer slowly losing this argument.
Do you stand in front of a mirror with no shirt checking out yer muscles while you post on Topix™?
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Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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You two should get a room. It's absolutely hilarious seeing a far left loon knock public education while supporting a party that is responsible for it and jails our children (in families that cannot afford private school) in the system.
Here is a leftard knocking public education yet the Democrats stop vouchers every time they can. This is the typical conundrum of the left knocking something at the same time forcing it on others.
You far left loons really are too much!
Go back a read a couple pages you stupid dumbpuck rightwing loon, we have been discussing home schooling of which Homer is not a big proponent of based soley on what I have witnessed, you stupid ass. He made the point that Carol/Galt/Tenzing are an examples of public education and as they are some of the most fearful, ignorant examples Homer has ever seen he makes a good point you complete and total jackass.

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You make a strong point. I will suggest in my assessment that perhaps the intelligence of the parents and also their unwillingness to engage their children in outside activities with other children may have also been factors.
Galt/Flack/Carol, you are good my friend.
Homer slowly losing this argument.
Don't feel bad, ya gave it a good shot.

Meanwhile its like somebody set off a neutron bomb here in my little cubicle land. Kinda early desertion even for a Friday in the holiday season.
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Am I being clear?
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RealDave wrote:
I would like to know what kind of parent thinks they can teach their kids.
Plopping them down in front of a computer to listen to some cyber school broadcast?
There is nothing wrong with our public school system that a good parent can't solve.
How about a parent who is also a teacher, or a scientist, or an engineer, or a physician?

Many of those who home-school do so because their children are of above-average intelligence and/or achievement and are held back by schools that teach to the lowest common denominator.

If your child can already read and do basic arithmetic, why send him to first grade, wasting his time?
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THE DEBIL wrote:
NOW YOU TAKE ABRAHAM LINCOLN. HERE'S A MAN WITH AN ABOVE AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE BUT AN UNCOMMONLY POOR SENSE OF WHAT'S VALUABLE. HE SACRIFICED 600,000 PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN A UNION WITH THE DEBIL AND THEN HE GET SHOT IN THE HEAD FO' IT. DUH. LET 'EM GO, IN FACT, LET'S SUPERCEDE THEM. LET THE "CHRISTIAN" STATES GO TO HELL AND SEE HOW THEY DO WITHOUT GUESTS AT THEIR MARRIOTTS. DEBIL ADMIT A CERTAIN PREDILECTION FO' KILLING SOUTHERNERS. THEY SEEM TO THINK THEY BULLETPROOF. THEY NOT, HOWEVER. DEBIL LIKE TO TIE 'EM UP AN' RAPE THEY CHILDREN IN FRONT THEY EYES. IT LIKE THEY TRANSFIXED, HORRIFIED AN' AGGRIEVED AT THE SAME TIME. THEN DEBIL KILL THE PARENTS, SO IT ALL WORK OUT IN THE END.
Of all the monikers you could have chosen....

You went full-blown loser and chose 'debil'....

Go with what you know....

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RealDave wrote:
I would like to know what kind of parent thinks they can teach their kids.
Plopping them down in front of a computer to listen to some cyber school broadcast?
There is nothing wrong with our public school system that a good parent can't solve.
There are some self-contradictions there I'm just gonna let you work out for yourself.

I'm thinking of calling a meeting at the Honest Pint ... Wait, judging from the quiet around here I might be late for one already in progress!
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Euro Area Pushed Into Recession as Trade Slows, Spending Drops

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-06/euro...

so when will we see an austerity success story?
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I know the extent and I know the response, I know people living in all the effected areas, so piss off.
"affected"

Homer a victim of public schools?

“fairtax.org”

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I have come to the conclusion that we should just get out of the way and let the democrat/progressives have their way. Let them own it all. The fastest way to fix this problem is, maybe, to just let the democrats totally crash and burn the system. Then we can pick up the pieces and rebuild the country the way it's suppose to be. Rand Paul is right. Give it to them.
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John Galt wrote:
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Language skills and math skills are extremely important and should be emphasized. Teaching English to non-English speaking students should be the highest priority.
Trade schools as an alternative to academic high schools are an excellent approach.
I never mentioned math which is pretty much universal__language skills are a huge challenge for Florida's teachers because of an influx of non English speaking residents and the transient nature of how people, both citizens and immigrants, go about migrating.

A few years back the Orlando Sentinel featured a single classroom in in Kissimmee Florida taking a class photo at the beginning of the year, another prior to the Christmas break and one more at the years end. Only a few of the beginning students remained at years end and many came and then left as the year went along. That sort of student movement doesn't occur in other regions of the US, not even in CA or AZ.

As a further complication, Florida's immigrants are from numerous nations on different continents speaking various languages.

How in the fk is a fourth grade teacher supposed to prepare a ten year old Haitian kid, who never saw the inside of a school before this year, for a written essay?
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<quoted text>Go back a read a couple pages you stupid dumbpuck rightwing loon, we have been discussing home schooling of which Homer is not a big proponent of based soley on what I have witnessed, you stupid ass. He made the point that Carol/Galt/Tenzing are an examples of public education and as they are some of the most fearful, ignorant examples Homer has ever seen he makes a good point you complete and total jackass.
Wow!

We know what pisses you off now!

It go in book!

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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Oh Wow! A whole 2/100.
It completely destroys what you were trying to imply there Skippy.
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Taxes are for the little people
Posted: 11:56 PM, December 5, 2012
Do you think Al Sharpton appreciates the irony of his being invited to the White House Tuesday to talk taxes with President Obama?
That is, to talk about Obama’s plan to ram through steep tax hikes on the “rich” to resolve the fiscal-cliff crisis?
Sharpton’s all about taxes — for others.
For himself, well, maybe not so much.
As The Post’s Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported last year, Sharpton “owe[d] the IRS $2.6 million in income tax, and nearly $900,000 in state tax.”
And his personal pride and joy National Action Network owed more than $880,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest and penalties, Vincent and Klein found.
Which makes Obama’s decision to invite Sharpton (and several other MSNBC hosts) baffling. Why ask a man with a terminal case of tax allergies to make the case for higher rates for everybody else?
The Rev’s issues go back decades: In 1993, for example, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor tax crime to avoid two felony charges.
In the years since, the IRS has issued a dozen liens against Sharpton’s groups, including one against him for $538,652 in 2010.
Asked about all this yesterday — specifically, whether he’s gotten square with the tax man — Sharpton said simply that he has “resolved all matters.”
But his spokeswoman later refused to respond to a simple question: Has Sharpton actually paid his taxes?
Nevertheless, it’s clear that the reverend intends to preach Obama’s tax-hike gospel. After leaving the White House Tuesday, he dedicated a 12-minute segment on his MSNBC show to the need for “a tax increase on the richest in this country.”
Since Obama is targeting those who make more than $200,000 a year, the “richest” set actually includes Sharpton himself — who pulls in $240,000 annually from the National Action Network alone, and never mind his MSNBC gig.
But here’s the bottom line: Sharpton is happy to spread the gospel about “tax fairness,” but if tax law were “fair”— that is, if it were applied to him like everybody else — he’d have been out of the picture a very long time ago. It’s as simple as that.
Read more: Tax dodger Al Sharpton backs tax hikes—Editorial - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...
And then there is Tawana Brawley.
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Do you stand in front of a mirror with no shirt checking out yer muscles while you post on Topix™?
Sometimes. Did I leave my webcam on again?
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John Galt wrote:
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"affected"
Homer a victim of public schools?
Apparently so according to Tenzing. Sh!t, now who's side am I on?
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flack wrote:
I have come to the conclusion that we should just get out of the way and let the democrat/progressives have their way. Let them own it all. The fastest way to fix this problem is, maybe, to just let the democrats totally crash and burn the system. Then we can pick up the pieces and rebuild the country the way it's suppose to be. Rand Paul is right. Give it to them.
That's fine, but we cannot participate in that decision in any way.

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