The death of the Kansas moderate?

There are 53 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 8, 2012, titled The death of the Kansas moderate?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback divided the party with his tax plan, which lowered income taxes on top earners and small businesses while eliminating many popular credits and deductions.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#44 Aug 14, 2012
harvey wrote:
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Romney = Bain = Takeover = Shutdown = no insurance
While I agree that's stretching, and I might not have broadcast it, it's not a "lie," dumbass. Words have meanings, and actions have consequences.
hahahah tell that to Obama.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#45 Aug 14, 2012
harvey wrote:
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Utterly worthless claims posted by an idiot spammer. Complete trash, like all your posts.
On the up side, though, there's that pony....:)
The Democratic-controlled Senate left town for August without taking action on a drought aid bill that passed the House with bipartisan support, including the support of Chairman Ryan," Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith said. "The weak attempt by the White House to manufacture a controversy illustrates the president's desperation to change the subject to anything other than his failures on jobs and the economy."

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harvey

Columbus, OH

#46 Aug 14, 2012
Les Spambot wrote:
<quoted text>hahahah tell that to Obama.
I'm telling YOU, douchebag spammer. Naturally, you can't tolerate the truth.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#47 Aug 14, 2012
harvey wrote:
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I'm telling YOU, douchebag spammer. Naturally, you can't tolerate the truth.
Sure I can cupcake.....

RYAN:'We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes'...For those in Liberal loon land.........it means if you want something in life, get off your but and work for it.
scooter

United States

#48 Aug 14, 2012
harvey wrote:
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When you can prove Reid didn't hear from someone close to Rmoney that the latter hadn't paid taxes, please do so.
Until then, go back to beating whatever YOU beat.:)
reid is the typical lying democrat,and people like you harvey eat that shit up,you ignorant bastard.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#49 Aug 15, 2012
Les Spambot wrote:
<quoted text>Sure I can eat a cupcake.....
RYAN:'We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes'...For those in Liberal loon land.........it means if you want something in life, get off your but and work for it.
Translation, for idiots like yourselves who've drunk the Kool-Aid:

"We promise you that WE'LL get richer, not that YOU will."

LOL

Dumbass...:)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#50 Aug 15, 2012
buttscooter wrote:
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reid is the typical lying democrat,and people like you harvey eat that shit up,you ignorant bastard.
When you can PROVE he's lying, get back to us, Skippy.'Kay?:)
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#51 Aug 15, 2012
harvey wrote:
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When you can PROVE he's lying, get back to us, Skippy.'Kay?:)
He opened his mouth...there's your proof!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#52 Aug 15, 2012
harvey wrote:
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Translation, for idiots like yourselves who've drunk the Kool-Aid:
"We promise you that WE'LL get richer, not that YOU will."
LOL
Dumbass...:)
Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this person’s current salary — and he’s at the top of his game — is $193,400. You probably wouldn’t expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.
But, surprise, he does, if he’s our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org . When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. So, since inquiring minds inquire, let’s try to figure out how Reid’s career in public service ended up being so lucrative. He hasn’t released his tax returns, which makes this an imperfect science, but looking at a few of his investments helps to show how he amassed his wealth.
In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.
When his 2010 challenger Sharron Angle asked him in a debate how he had become so wealthy, he said,“I did a very good job investing.” Did he ever. On December 20, 2005, he invested $50,000 to $100,000 in the Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Fund (IYE), which closed that day at $29.15. The companies whose shares it held included ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and ConocoPhillips. When he made a partial sale of his shares on August 19, 2008, during congressional recess, IYE closed at $41.82. Just a month later, on September 17, Reid was working to bring to the floor a bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost oil companies — including those in the fund — billions of dollars in taxes and regulatory fees. The bill passed a few days later, and by October 10, IYE’s shares had fallen by 42 percent, to $24.41, for a host of reasons. Savvy investing indeed.
Here’s another example: The Los Angeles Times reported in November 2006 that when Reid became Senate majority leader he committed to making earmark reform a priority, saying he’d work to keep congressmen from using federal dollars for pet projects in their districts. It was a good idea but an odd one for the senator to espouse. He had managed to get $18 million set aside to build a bridge across the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., a project that wasn’t a priority for either state’s transportation agency. His ownership of 160 acres of land nearby that stood to appreciate considerably from the project had nothing to do with the decision, according to one of his aides. The property’s value has varied since then. On his financial-disclosure forms from 2006, it was valued at $250,000 to $500,000. Open Secrets now lists it as his most valuable asset, worth $1 million to $5 million as of 2010.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#53 Aug 15, 2012
harvey wrote:
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When you can PROVE he's lying, get back to us, Skippy.'Kay?:)
Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this person’s current salary — and he’s at the top of his game — is $193,400. You probably wouldn’t expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.
But, surprise, he does, if he’s our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org . When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. So, since inquiring minds inquire, let’s try to figure out how Reid’s career in public service ended up being so lucrative. He hasn’t released his tax returns, which makes this an imperfect science, but looking at a few of his investments helps to show how he amassed his wealth.
In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.
When his 2010 challenger Sharron Angle asked him in a debate how he had become so wealthy, he said,“I did a very good job investing.” Did he ever. On December 20, 2005, he invested $50,000 to $100,000 in the Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Fund (IYE), which closed that day at $29.15. The companies whose shares it held included ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and ConocoPhillips. When he made a partial sale of his shares on August 19, 2008, during congressional recess, IYE closed at $41.82. Just a month later, on September 17, Reid was working to bring to the floor a bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost oil companies — including those in the fund — billions of dollars in taxes and regulatory fees. The bill passed a few days later, and by October 10, IYE’s shares had fallen by 42 percent, to $24.41, for a host of reasons. Savvy investing indeed.
Here’s another example: The Los Angeles Times reported in November 2006 that when Reid became Senate majority leader he committed to making earmark reform a priority, saying he’d work to keep congressmen from using federal dollars for pet projects in their districts. It was a good idea but an odd one for the senator to espouse. He had managed to get $18 million set aside to build a bridge across the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., a project that wasn’t a priority for either state’s transportation agency. His ownership of 160 acres of land nearby that stood to appreciate considerably from the project had nothing to do with the decision, according to one of his aides. The property’s value has varied since then. On his financial-disclosure forms from 2006, it was valued at $250,000 to $500,000. Open Secrets now lists it as his most valuable asset, worth $1 million to $5 million as of 2010.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#54 Aug 15, 2012
X Athletic Supporter wrote:
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He opened his mouth...there's your proof!
Nope...still nothing.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#55 Aug 15, 2012
Les Spambot wrote:
<quoted text>Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school ..blah, blah, blah... as of 2010.
As of 2012, you're still a spamming piece of crap with nothing to say.

ps - I don't even like Harry Reid. His recent claim that he'd been told that Mittens paid no taxes for 10 years was the funniest and best thing I've seen him do in the last decade. ;)
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#56 Aug 15, 2012
harvey wrote:
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As of 2012, you're still a spamming piece of crap with nothing to say.
ps - I don't even like Harry Reid. His recent claim that he'd been told that Mittens paid no taxes for 10 years was the funniest and best thing I've seen him do in the last decade. ;)
Well it's damn sure about the ONLY thing he's done in the last 4!

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