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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926281 Jun 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? I have 19 of them within 50 miles of this house. This does not count Neighborhood Markets. Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, and Kroger got rid of the locally owned stores long ago. Now they are feeling the heat. Around every WalMart is a busy retail business area.
Sounds like living in a hell hole. Only someone of your ilk would be proud of that disaster.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#926282 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Bottom line....
Opponents of the administration got targetted and stonewalled, and friends of the administration got ushered through.
That is a felony.
So, since the FBI said the case is "solved", who got sent to prison?
pure BS.

so which of the right wing entities that were 'targeted' got their tax exempt status revoked?

none.

solved. or rather, nothing to solve.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926283 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, Randian know-it-all, but unless I make it thru twenty years, I don't even leave any survivor benefits. Probably the piddling SS from summers and part-time might caught up a few bucks then?
Still makes no sense, unless you are working and not paying Social Security taxes, in which case you are getting an even better deal.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926284 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
"Public school teachers in Connecticut are not covered by Social Security for their public school teaching service. Teachers and school districts make no contributions to the Social Security system for that work and teachers cannot collect benefits based on it. Instead, the state provides teachers with retirement benefits through the state Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)."

It's another racket the left have with their unions & Democrats.

They will whine, but won't tell you the pension makes up for it plenty.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926285 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So basically the system works, finally some good news. Any current/former teachers care to comment on all this good news?
The system works if you are a teacher, but not for the taxpayers.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926286 Jun 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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pure BS.
so which of the right wing entities that were 'targeted' got their tax exempt status revoked?
none.
solved. or rather, nothing to solve.
Where have you been the last month? Watching MSNBC and combing the Medea matters website? No wonder you have no clue.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926287 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Well you would think that DBWriter and the rest of you wingnuts would be happy then.
Syria is definitely a win-win situation, as long as the fool in the White House doesn't piss away American lives and tax dollars.

Your boy Menendez was on TV this morning urging Obama to make a bigger effort to "tip the scales" in Syria.

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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926288 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
They take your money your entire working life but only look at your income for the last year to calculate your "reward".

Not that I'm complaining about my "reward" having only worked part-time the past four years, but I made a lot more money most of my working life, money I will never see again, and giving a lot of people a pretty good retirement.

The SS agent I talked to said the government's idea of figuring out taxes is like Abbott and Costello's "who's on first"...

...must have been a conservative.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#926289 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So basically the system works, finally some good news. Any current/former teachers care to comment on all this good news?
Don't know about thirty?-year- old-"facts" from Galt Gulch, PA, but CURRENTLY in the real world, he's full of it.(Are you surprised? Also, is it just me, or does carol claim to have "retired" from teaching where her daughter was five? Kids in Florida aren't in pre-school and kindergarten? Nevermind, I'm starting to believe she is not only never a teacher, but probably not a mother. Too harsh?)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926290 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like living in a hell hole. Only someone of your ilk would be proud of that disaster.
Traditional supermarkets may continue to exist in some form for their meat, bakery, and deli departments, but cannot compete on other groceries unless they get their costs under control.

Walmart is not their only problem. Costco is also eating their lunch.

Smart consumers go to the supermarkets for the loss leaders, but little else.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#926291 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Still makes no sense, unless you are working and not paying Social Security taxes, in which case you are getting an even better deal.
How much did you pay into SS taxes before you were 21, Brain Trust? You really need to get out more...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926292 Jun 17, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
"Public school teachers in Connecticut are not covered by Social Security for their public school teaching service. Teachers and school districts make no contributions to the Social Security system for that work and teachers cannot collect benefits based on it. Instead, the state provides teachers with retirement benefits through the state Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)."
It's another racket the left have with their unions & Democrats.
They will whine, but won't tell you the pension makes up for it plenty.
Essentially making them tax cheats and increasing the burden on others who pay Social Security taxes.

Keep in mind that SS is not a retirement benefit program, just a tax.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926293 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like living in a hell hole. Only someone of your ilk would be proud of that disaster.
People in glass houses should not throw stones, Boner:

Estimated median household income in 2009:$42,927
•Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
•Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
•Unemployed: 8.0%

Baawwaahhhh!!!!

You might not be right in Bethlehem, but my guess is your town is close to this.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Bethlehem-Penns...

It looks like you could use a Walmat there!

Maybe you should move to a RED State?

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/04/44766-conserv...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#926294 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, why is it you're talking about Bush?
Ok. Let's go over this one more time.
Bush isn't president. Bush hasn't been president for more than 4 years. Obama is president. Obama has been president for over 4 years.
PRISM didn't exist when Bush was president.
You're dismissing the point . Bush authorized data mining and collection of Americans phone records and internet traffic WITHOUT Congressional approval, oversight ,or any judicial review of the Intelligence-gathering process. Get it now? Or;are you going to argue now that Bush never did those illegal things?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926295 Jun 17, 2013
Progressive liberalism in public schools goes way back. Now students can curse out teachers with no repercussions and violence among students in the public schools has become an epidemic.

Welcome to your worlds, liberals.

But GOOOOO unions! Right?

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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926296 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Don't know about thirty?-year- old-"facts" from Galt Gulch, PA, but CURRENTLY in the real world, he's full of it.(Are you surprised? Also, is it just me, or does carol claim to have "retired" from teaching where her daughter was five? Kids in Florida aren't in pre-school and kindergarten? Nevermind, I'm starting to believe she is not only never a teacher, but probably not a mother. Too harsh?)
Just your typical VHB post. About right, for you.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#926297 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The fact that Fascists like Obama would deny folks their Constitutional rights based on their political beliefs is exactly why gun confiscation legislation failed. The IRS scandal is proof.
What IRS scandal?
And what does political affiliation have to do with keeping guns out of the hands of mentally impaired, e.g. DBwriter?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#926298 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Traditional supermarkets may continue to exist in some form for their meat, bakery, and deli departments, but cannot compete on other groceries unless they get their costs under control.
Walmart is not their only problem. Costco is also eating their lunch.
Smart consumers go to the supermarkets for the loss leaders, but little else.
Costco is 'eating [Walmart's] lunch' even while Costco continues paying their employees higher livable wages and benefits. How can that be?!?:-D
Whatever

Gering, NE

#926299 Jun 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
pure BS.
so which of the right wing entities that were 'targeted' got their tax exempt status revoked?
none.

solved. or rather, nothing to solve.
Try to read a report or document. This is the IRS IG report titled
"Inappropriate criteria was used to Identify Tax-exempt Applications for Review"
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/156617899/IRS-IG-... #

Apparently the behavior of the IRS was so egregious as to cause an IG report.

There were deliberate delays -years- in processing applications of targeted groups as well as inappropriate demand for information.

You creating a bogus straw man to knock down isn't very bright.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926300 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Don't know about thirty?-year- old-"facts" from Galt Gulch, PA, but CURRENTLY in the real world, he's full of it.(Are you surprised? Also, is it just me, or does carol claim to have "retired" from teaching where her daughter was five? Kids in Florida aren't in pre-school and kindergarten? Nevermind, I'm starting to believe she is not only never a teacher, but probably not a mother. Too harsh?)
No, not too harsh. Rightwingers post so much bullsh!t on a daily basis sometimes it's hard to sift through it all. Mostly you just come out feeling dirty.

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