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Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#29235 Oct 30, 2013
Bruhaha wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
A bit like rich presidential candidates with their money stored offshore for tax relief, I guess.
WED OCT 30, 2013 AT 12:23 PM PDT
The Dow hit another record high. So where are all the jobs?
by thereisnospoon
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/30/1251...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record high yesterday, closing at a nosebleed-worthy 15,680.35. This isn't exactly a surprise, given that corporate profits are at or near record highs and still growing strongly.

So where are all the jobs?

The entire economic battle between the left and right is about supply and demand. The right believes that if you boost the supply side the economy will grow and people will thrive. The left believes that the best way to economic prosperity is through boosting demand. The right says that if you cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy while cutting regulations, business will make more money which it can spend on investing in new products and new markets, thereby creating jobs. The left says that doing so will only put more money into the pockets of a few while generating no job growth, whereas boosting wages will grow middle-class consumer demand, thus creating the desire and capacity for new product purchases that companies will then deliver.

It's a simple debate. It's also one in which the media refuses to take sides, pretending that the answer is an elusive and ineffable mystery. This economic debate is considered a matter of opinion rather than of fact.

And yet, we have facts that are startlingly obvious and help us easily determine the victor in this battle of ideas.

It is a fact that taxes on the wealthy are at near historic lows, and that the share of the wealth controlled by the rich is at historic highs. It is a fact that corporate profits are at record highs, as is the stock market. Business, and big business in particular, is doing very, very well. Yet unemployment remains high, wages are stagnant, economic mobility is weak and the middle class is shrinking. Corporations are sitting on vast accumulated wealth, but are not investing that wealth in human capital that advances broad-based prosperity.

We do, on the other hand, have plenty of evidence that high levels of income inequality are very damaging to an economy. We have plenty of evidence that corporations are unwilling to invest in new products because they're not certain that consumers will be able to afford them. Moreover, we know that unemployment was lower and the nation more prosperous when taxes on the wealthy were higher, when regulations on Wall Street were more stringent, and when organized labor was more powerful.

The argument should by all rights be over. Much as in other areas of scientific debate, conservatives have plainly lost this argument in the realm of fact, and have resorted to restating ideological opinions in the hope that repetition will become accepted truth....

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#29236 Oct 30, 2013
stelio kontos wrote:
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You have dared to agree, and then disagree with me from posts yesterday? Look here Billy, you know I'm right, but arguing seems to be your forte'. You know I'm right about the political system of our country being a failure. I love my country, and the folks in it, but I just don't think a divided system of political parties has done any of us any good. That is my whole point. I find nothing you say, in any way stupid, but bashing me because I tell the truth is not relevant to anything. Go hit golf balls. And don;t aim for the guy on the tractor, because I've done that job at one point in my life, and some of us are of the sort that will get out of the caged cab and walk right up to you asking why you intentionally tried to hit us.
Huh?

Actually, I don't think I've responded to any of your posts, as I don't think I've read any of them (other than this one)...
Just sayin

Abbeville, GA

#29237 Oct 30, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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What's the "bull"?
That being self emplyed is somehow a license to cheat on your taxes. Course he said legally cheat on one's taxes so you figure out what he means I can't.
Just sayin

Abbeville, GA

#29238 Oct 30, 2013
Bruhaha wrote:
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G.E. admits it kept $108 billion overseas at the end of 2012 to keep from paying U.S. taxes....
Legal? Sure. Moral? Bad for our economy? Abusing the system?
I think most of us who have any morals know the answer to those questions.
The abuse is that the corporate tax rate is as high as it is in this country. Drop the rate and watch the flood of cash come back to this country. By the way, it's GE's money do with what they will, not mine or yours.
Just sayin

Abbeville, GA

#29239 Oct 30, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
WED OCT 30, 2013 AT 12:23 PM PDT
The Dow hit another record high. So where are all the jobs?
by thereisnospoon
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/30/1251...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record high yesterday, closing at a nosebleed-worthy 15,680.35. This isn't exactly a surprise, given that corporate profits are at or near record highs and still growing strongly.
So where are all the jobs?
The entire economic battle between the left and right is about supply and demand. The right believes that if you boost the supply side the economy will grow and people will thrive. The left believes that the best way to economic prosperity is through boosting demand. The right says that if you cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy while cutting regulations, business will make more money which it can spend on investing in new products and new markets, thereby creating jobs. The left says that doing so will only put more money into the pockets of a few while generating no job growth, whereas boosting wages will grow middle-class consumer demand, thus creating the desire and capacity for new product purchases that companies will then deliver.
It's a simple debate. It's also one in which the media refuses to take sides, pretending that the answer is an elusive and ineffable mystery. This economic debate is considered a matter of opinion rather than of fact.
And yet, we have facts that are startlingly obvious and help us easily determine the victor in this battle of ideas.
It is a fact that taxes on the wealthy are at near historic lows, and that the share of the wealth controlled by the rich is at historic highs. It is a fact that corporate profits are at record highs, as is the stock market. Business, and big business in particular, is doing very, very well. Yet unemployment remains high, wages are stagnant, economic mobility is weak and the middle class is shrinking. Corporations are sitting on vast accumulated wealth, but are not investing that wealth in human capital that advances broad-based prosperity.
We do, on the other hand, have plenty of evidence that high levels of income inequality are very damaging to an economy. We have plenty of evidence that corporations are unwilling to invest in new products because they're not certain that consumers will be able to afford them. Moreover, we know that unemployment was lower and the nation more prosperous when taxes on the wealthy were higher, when regulations on Wall Street were more stringent, and when organized labor was more powerful.
The argument should by all rights be over. Much as in other areas of scientific debate, conservatives have plainly lost this argument in the realm of fact, and have resorted to restating ideological opinions in the hope that repetition will become accepted truth....
One word answer- Detroit.
Just sayin

Abbeville, GA

#29240 Oct 30, 2013
I wonder where UGA, GA Tech and even Young Harris College be without those evil corporations? Or how about the matching funds programs that many companies offer? Let's make sure we inflict as much damage as possible on those evil corporations and close the colleges.
I wonder who benefits from the stock market going up? Could it be every person with a retirement account or public pension funds? For prices to go up on the markets there must be a transaction, purchase and sale. If profits are derived are they not taxed?
I'm no fan of large corporations or of Wall Street.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#29241 Oct 30, 2013
Bruhaha wrote:
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Who said they were breaking the law? I didn't.
If you don't know the difference is abusing the system and breaking the law you need help. G.E. for example may not have "broken the law" by not paying taxes last year, but they sure did abuse the system.
Just because the rich / corporations can pay lobbyists to get laws favorable to them doesn't mean they're not abusing the system.
They're not.

Do you stand in support of The Fair Tax?
lazyboybb1

Kingsland, GA

#29242 Oct 30, 2013
The only way a business can make a decent profit is to find a way around the Government. With that in mind, lets get the Federal Government out of the way. Let the local Government take care of education, and since GOD created the earth and can destroy it anytime he sees fit, lets let God control the thermostat. You should believe in less government, states rights, personal liberty and free markets and hold our leaders to the constitution that our founding fathers gave up so much for to provide us laws that would forever keep us free and assure that hard working people could climb the ladder of success. Christian people will help people that help their selves
. The Federal Government should not take a persons money except to build the strongest defense system in the world to defend our great nation. Stay out of every thing else.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#29243 Oct 30, 2013
lazyboybb1 wrote:
. The Federal Government should not take a persons money except to build the strongest defense system in the world to defend our great nation. Stay out of every thing else.
Umm...yeah.

Luckily there are smarter people in the world than you.
Just sayin

Abbeville, GA

#29244 Oct 30, 2013
guest

Warrenton, VA

#29245 Oct 30, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Thanks for your honesty.
You have scared the hell out of all rational Americans who don't want the Christian Taliban to take over America.
Nothing could do more to identify why the greatest danger to our democracy and our Constitution are Right Wing Wackos convinced they not only know God, but they insist God wants them to rule over those who disagree.
No.
As an American:
- I don't want your version of "God" in our schools;
- I want people and businesses taxed to pay for government;
- I want unions powerful enough to bargain on equal footing with big businesses;
- I don't want children and the elderly who can't work to starve to death;
- I don't care if Sue marries Wilma - ain't none of my business;
- I don't care who sleeps with who - ain't none of my business;
- I don't care if you grow a bush and smoke it - ain't none of my business;
- Social Security and Medicare ate socialist programs from top to bottom - and that's fine with me;
- I want more public education, not less, America already suffers from to many ignorant, uneducated, Right Wing fanatical idiots;
- Schools don't indoctrinate homosexuality, except in the minds of Right Wing Wackos;
- I want the EPA more powerful, my kids deserve to inherit an Earth capable of supporting human life, and hopefully cleaner and more beautiful than we inherited;
- I want free college educations for everyone because college educated people are more productive, pay more taxes, and commit fewer crimes;
- I want the federal government controlling education because people like you are on local school boards;
Just substitute "Allah" for "God", and "Quran" for the "Bible", and you'll see who your kindred brothers are.
The good news is, most of America agrees with me - so I win.
Yep
whom

Cleveland, GA

#29246 Oct 30, 2013
lazyboybb1 wrote:
The only way a business can make a decent profit is to find a way around the Government. With that in mind, lets get the Federal Government out of the way. Let the local Government take care of education, and since GOD created the earth and can destroy it anytime he sees fit, lets let God control the thermostat. You should believe in less government, states rights, personal liberty and free markets and hold our leaders to the constitution that our founding fathers gave up so much for to provide us laws that would forever keep us free and assure that hard working people could climb the ladder of success. Christian people will help people that help their selves
. The Federal Government should not take a persons money except to build the strongest defense system in the world to defend our great nation. Stay out of every thing else.

Good post.....
The libroids would rather sponge than work...
The libroids would rather create havoc than compromise.
The libroids would rather allow little Janie and little Bobby be controlled by the Education system than their parents.
The liborids would rather allow illegal immigrants than to abide by the laws.
The libroids would rather break the laws they dont like, and ofrce everyone else to abide by the laws they support.

The libroids are heavily sedated by the Obama aura.

laughing at you

Alpharetta, GA

#29247 Oct 30, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm...yeah.
Luckily there are smarter people in the world than you.
I'd bet you're not one of them.
whom

Cleveland, GA

#29248 Oct 30, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
http://www.schnittshow.com/pag es/the-schnitt-show.html?artic le=11687604

Well now, I hope you know some of these libroids will report you as a subversive to the NSA, the white house (now with shuttered windows), the naacp, the fbi, the ymca, the NRA, the gays,and the red hat ladies...

The NSA may need to rename that drone with Obamas name on it...

Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#29250 Oct 30, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>WED OCT 30, 2013 AT 12:23 PM PDT
The Dow hit another record high. So where are all the jobs?
by thereisnospoon
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/30/1251...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record high yesterday, closing at a nosebleed-worthy 15,680.35. This isn't exactly a surprise, given that corporate profits are at or near record highs and still growing strongly.

So where are all the jobs?

The entire economic battle between the left and right is about supply and demand. The right believes that if you boost the supply side the economy will grow and people will thrive. The left believes that the best way to economic prosperity is through boosting demand. The right says that if you cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy while cutting regulations, business will make more money which it can spend on investing in new products and new markets, thereby creating jobs. The left says that doing so will only put more money into the pockets of a few while generating no job growth, whereas boosting wages will grow middle-class consumer demand, thus creating the desire and capacity for new product purchases that companies will then deliver.

It's a simple debate. It's also one in which the media refuses to take sides, pretending that the answer is an elusive and ineffable mystery. This economic debate is considered a matter of opinion rather than of fact.

And yet, we have facts that are startlingly obvious and help us easily determine the victor in this battle of ideas.

It is a fact that taxes on the wealthy are at near historic lows, and that the share of the wealth controlled by the rich is at historic highs. It is a fact that corporate profits are at record highs, as is the stock market. Business, and big business in particular, is doing very, very well. Yet unemployment remains high, wages are stagnant, economic mobility is weak and the middle class is shrinking. Corporations are sitting on vast accumulated wealth, but are not investing that wealth in human capital that advances broad-based prosperity.

We do, on the other hand, have plenty of evidence that high levels of income inequality are very damaging to an economy. We have plenty of evidence that corporations are unwilling to invest in new products because they're not certain that consumers will be able to afford them. Moreover, we know that unemployment was lower and the nation more prosperous when taxes on the wealthy were higher, when regulations on Wall Street were more stringent, and when organized labor was more powerful.

The argument should by all rights be over. Much as in other areas of scientific debate, conservatives have plainly lost this argument in the realm of fact, and have resorted to restating ideological opinions in the hope that repetition will become accepted truth....
Not surprisingly, American workers are more productive than at anytime in history; corporate profits are exploding and higher than anytime in modern history, and the value of my 401K has increased to 22% higher than before the Great Bush Recession.

Oh those poor, over-regulated, over-taxed businesses.
whom

Cleveland, GA

#29252 Oct 30, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Not surprisingly, American workers are more productive than at anytime in history; corporate profits are exploding and higher than anytime in modern history, and the value of my 401K has increased to 22% higher than before the Great Bush Recession.
Oh those poor, over-regulated, over-taxed businesses.

ROFL @ the dummy saying "my money."


Obama and libroids want it, they will get it.....


"Watch Out: Your 401(k) Is Being Targeted"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2012/1...

"Is the Government After 401(k) Money?"
http://moneymorning.com/2013/02/11/will-the-g...

"Fiscal Cliff: Why Congress Might Have to Mess with the 401(k)

"Fiscal Cliff: Why Congress Might Have to Mess with the 401(k)"
http://business.time.com/2012/11/28/fiscal-cl...

And my favorite link.......
"Now Obama wants your 401(k)"
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/now-obama-wants-yo...


But IO is happy to help out, he tells us this all the time; over and over and over....

Why his main theme has always been, everyone should share their money, their time, and their effort in order to help those who choose to to take whatever is offered....

ROFL,,,,IO with no 401k, no S.S., no medicare, and completely relying on a Union check which is in more debt that the Feds...
Looks like obamacare time for IO. Maybe he'll be able to get medicaid, but then maybe Florida didn't set up an obamacare exchange.....

Just feed yourself to the alligators north cuba guy, live up to your principles...






whom

Cleveland, GA

#29253 Oct 30, 2013
This will be the end of the world as we know it....libroids with chips in their brains, a catastrophe in the making..


http://www.infowars.com/a-chip-in-the-head-br...

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#29254 Oct 30, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Nobody notices Right Wing Wackos never address the facts - because they can't.
Nobody notices that Right Wingers constantly spew forth B.S.- because they have to.
Nope
Nobody notices - except anyone with an IQ above a carrot.
Now go make up some more silliness to try to hide the fact freeloading Right Wing deadbeats can't stand to pay their own medical bills.
However, we ALL notice that YOU are as crazy as a sh*thouse rat. Yeah. We ALL have THAT burned in our brains. Good gosh! GET SOME HELP. PLEASE.

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Cape Coral, FL

#29255 Oct 30, 2013
Once again Teapublicans in the Senate are trying to shut down the government by their 424th filibuster, this time to stop the President from appointing judges, as is his duty.

When you're a Right Winger, and can't win a majority in the a Senate, you have to fight democracy at every turn, and filibuster every vote in the Senate require 60 votes to pass, instead of the 51 majority vote.

http://nyti.ms/1aFVHPW

Senate Democrats plan to force a vote this week to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
OMTE

Fitzgerald, GA

#29256 Oct 30, 2013
Single-payer healthcare was the goal from the beginning......
http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/shocking-obama-vid...
Impeach Obama Today!

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