Mitt Romney was right

Mitt Romney was right

There are 562 comments on the The Washington Post story from Apr 15, 2013, titled Mitt Romney was right. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

More than eight in ten Americans believe that you should do everything you can to pay the lowest tax rate possible according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling , a finding that suggests that people likely hold politicians to a standard of conduct they themselves don't adhere to.

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#547 Apr 24, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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If I ever plan a trip to Minn, I'll axe you for pertinent information. Does Summer still run from July1 to July 8?
yeah, why bother learning about your country? you might actually make a factual post and then everyone would think you were abducted by the body snatchers...

worse yet, you might find out your racism and bigotry is unfounded/ basically, learning might shatter your entire world.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#548 Apr 24, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>huge, major bullshit.
my sister worked there and outside of the party elite, there is no gov't health care. there very little worker protection at all.
you bought into the myth that china is communist state. it is not.
I bet they were just taking advantage of her. Just like the hotels, they have separate pricing for different people. For foreigners they will charge $200, maybe $300 per night, but for locals the charge is more like $10 per night.

As to worker protection, you do have a point. There is little protection, just like the GOP plan for here. Get rid of all those pesky rules that make workplaces safe.

As to a communist state, there is more capitalism there than here. Anyone there can set up a street side business, here you would get arrested, if you didn't shut it down immediately.

On top of all the vacations they get, take a look at how many days they get for holidays. They get 2 weeks for Chinese new year alone. They get early retirement compared to here.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#549 Apr 24, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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they may have spotted you as a non tipper, workers in restaurants know that know it all yankees, and blacks, rarely tip the proper amounts, and if they do, they complaints they leave make it hard to find anybody that will be their server.
My wife never lets me tip the proper amount. I want to go with 15% yet my wife insists upon more than 20%.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#550 Apr 24, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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historical context is due here.
back in the 70's and early 80's when i was GOP we reduced tax rates and the economic engine turned over and ran again. But what came in with the lower tax rates was this concept that business should be given everything it asked for. "free trade" business with out boarders. If our Corporations become super rich they will shower us with jobs.
Instead all those simpleton entry level jobs left here , so that virtually free labor could be used. If the incentive...(jobs at a livable wage) are removed and shipped to China, then it is no shock that bad behavior becomes epidemic.
From my parasitic prospective, making cigar money by trading ..I conclude .you over look the fact that 'free trade' and the corporate bosses have a lot to do with why we are in the position that you describe
While I agree with the basic point of your post, I am wondering about your comments of lowering the tax rates and the economy running again? In the 70s, the economy was bad due to our oil policies and OPEC dramatically rising prices of gas. There was massive inflation and it was overall a horrible economy. In the 80s we had Reaganomics which prevented any improvements, as all the growth went to those at the very top, and the middle and bottom worked harder, smarter and longer, for less pay, that is if you could find a job.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#551 Apr 24, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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There was never a reason why being on unemployment was "disgraceful," since most people have to eat, pay bills, etc. even when they DON'T have a job. Ditto welfare if you've got longer-term problems paying bills or supporting your kids. The idea of course is that these are and should be relatively temporary solutions.
It figures you cite Styx, one of the worst bands of the last 40 years. They suck, like everything else you cite.:)
Mere opinion fool. The fact is, unemployment and welfare were considered last ditch efforts to obtain money, not the endless trail many seek when they just don't want to work what's available out there. You are a typical lib who believes it's better to suck off of someone elses' labors if you feel what is available as a job isn't good enough for you. Pathetic lefty, you are a huge part of what is wrong with this country, not what is right. No wonder the illegals have all the jobs, they appreciate having a job to go to.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#552 Apr 24, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
nice canuck j oke, i can use that, with your permission of course....how many races are there in Minn? I thought it was just whites and eskimos?
Oh, we have lots of races. We have grandma's marathon, we have sled dog races, we have horse races, and the occasional race between speeders and the local police.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#553 Apr 24, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yeah, why bother learning about your country? you might actually make a factual post and then everyone would think you were abducted by the body snatchers...
worse yet, you might find out your racism and bigotry is unfounded/ basically, learning might shatter your entire world.
for a guy that lives in an area with people who are only one color, you sure are worried about racism. What you should do, before you form an opinion of certain people, is to move into a large city amongst them, and see how they do. They won't disappoint you, they solve their problems with violence, they have babies out of wedlock 70% of the time, and about 90% of the time, there is no father in the section 8 home. they ride the welfare train and don't even pay the toll....taxpayers get to pay their way.

probably no racial problems in north tundra minn, huh....what luck

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#554 Apr 24, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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My wife never lets me tip the proper amount. I want to go with 15% yet my wife insists upon more than 20%.
keep letting her figure the tip, and you should probably let her pick out your clothes, she sounds like a smart person.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#555 Apr 24, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet they were just taking advantage of her. Just like the hotels, they have separate pricing for different people. For foreigners they will charge $200, maybe $300 per night, but for locals the charge is more like $10 per night.
As to worker protection, you do have a point. There is little protection, just like the GOP plan for here. Get rid of all those pesky rules that make workplaces safe.
As to a communist state, there is more capitalism there than here. Anyone there can set up a street side business, here you would get arrested, if you didn't shut it down immediately.
On top of all the vacations they get, take a look at how many days they get for holidays. They get 2 weeks for Chinese new year alone. They get early retirement compared to here.
fun facts!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/opinion/no-...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#556 Apr 24, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you should learn about your country...
He knows all about his inbred trailer trash park.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#557 Apr 24, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
historical context is due here.
back in the 70's and early 80's when i was GOP we reduced tax rates and the economic engine turned over and ran again. But what came in with the lower tax rates was this concept that business should be given everything it asked for. "free trade" business with out boarders. If our Corporations become super rich they will shower us with jobs.
Instead all those simpleton entry level jobs left here , so that virtually free labor could be used. If the incentive...(jobs at a livable wage) are removed and shipped to China, then it is no shock that bad behavior becomes epidemic.
From my parasitic prospective, making cigar money by trading ..I conclude .you over look the fact that 'free trade' and the corporate bosses have a lot to do with why we are in the position that you describe
Gotta love it when people start spewing "historical context" and omit the advancement of technology to place blame or advance an agenda.
One of the bi-products was billions of people a half a world away were suddenly thrust into the global work force.
These people could do a lot of the same jobs and supply a lot of the same services and products much cheaper,as effectively,with a smaller work force and make on time deliveries for pennies on the dollar.
Through innovation we created competition and then blame ourselves?

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#558 Apr 24, 2013
I see by your profile that you read the now discredited economist, J.K. Gailbrath. A very poor source to be sure. I once watched a Bio on him. He is known for two things, the idea that the US is privately wealthy and publicly poor. The second one is pure hypocrisy. He was expounding alternatively from his Swiss chalet and his 200 acre farm in Vermont about the quality of life in Singapore, where the have these marvelous little apartments of X amount of square meters and how we have to look at this way of living in the future.Perhaps you can condone this kind of "Prophesy", but I can't.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
historical context is due here.
back in the 70's and early 80's when i was GOP we reduced tax rates and the economic engine turned over and ran again. But what came in with the lower tax rates was this concept that business should be given everything it asked for. "free trade" business with out boarders. If our Corporations become super rich they will shower us with jobs.
Instead all those simpleton entry level jobs left here , so that virtually free labor could be used. If the incentive...(jobs at a livable wage) are removed and shipped to China, then it is no shock that bad behavior becomes epidemic.
From my parasitic prospective, making cigar money by trading ..I conclude .you over look the fact that 'free trade' and the corporate bosses have a lot to do with why we are in the position that you describe

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#559 Apr 24, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
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we dont hire yankees, they have a poor work ethic
Which in Crackerland means 'Y'all won't work for peanuts, take a whippin', an' stay away from th'unions.'

And you'd be right.:)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#560 Apr 24, 2013
TerryE wrote:
I see by your profile that you read the now discredited economist, J.K. Gailbrath....EDITED....
I see no reason to read any further when your opening comment is an absurd lie.

Dismissed.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#561 Apr 24, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
While I agree with the basic point of your post, I am wondering about your comments of lowering the tax rates and the economy running again? In the 70s, the economy was bad due to our oil policies and OPEC dramatically rising prices of gas. There was massive inflation and it was overall a horrible economy. In the 80s we had Reaganomics which prevented any improvements, as all the growth went to those at the very top, and the middle and bottom worked harder, smarter and longer, for less pay, that is if you could find a job.
The economy that Reagan had received from Carter was in poor condition only a bit better off than the economy that Obama was handed by W. The tax cuts circulated money in the economy and got things running. Obama did the same thing using a different set of tools , same idea get money circulating.
The GOP and dems made the mistake of not attempting to direct this new found economic life domestically. Instead they let it bleed out through 'free trade' allowing the corporations the luxury of seeking profit in ways not in the nations best interest, cheap overseas labor being very high on the list of business gains that were national losses.
Then the GOP doubled down on tax cuts being the answer to every question. Escalating the income gap with no national economic gain to show. Tax cuts or increases are medicines that cure different ills. The GOP became addicted to the tax cut medication, until that addiction became a problem as well.
We haven't broken those concepts momentum, yet.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#562 Apr 24, 2013
TerryE wrote:
I see by your profile that you read the now discredited economist, J.K. Gailbrath. A very poor source to be sure. I once watched a Bio on him. He is known for two things, the idea that the US is privately wealthy and publicly poor. The second one is pure hypocrisy. He was expounding alternatively from his Swiss chalet and his 200 acre farm in Vermont about the quality of life in Singapore, where the have these marvelous little apartments of X amount of square meters and how we have to look at this way of living in the future.Perhaps you can condone this kind of "Prophesy", but I can't.
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Have you read that book?
It is considered to be a factual accounting of the 1929 crash. An author need not be pure of heart or purpose to render a reasonably accurate rendition.
I never claimed that there was anything saintly in Galbraith's nature.
I also know there isn't anything prophetic about any economist, Galbraith or Keynes and Austrians included.
Nor is there any Ouija board for, analysts, traders or folks who bet Football.
However...
There are rigid corners that trap you and absorb your ability to maneuver

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#563 Apr 24, 2013
Brad wrote:
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Gotta love it when people start spewing "historical context" and omit the advancement of technology to place blame or advance an agenda.
One of the bi-products was billions of people a half a world away were suddenly thrust into the global work force.
These people could do a lot of the same jobs and supply a lot of the same services and products much cheaper,as effectively,with a smaller work force and make on time deliveries for pennies on the dollar.
Through innovation we created competition and then blame ourselves?
You said..."Through innovation we created competition...."
No ...Competition creates innovation.
We created a competition that was rigged. Seeing US corporations gain at the expense of the nation...
Passing off the nation as not relevant in business decisions.
Your taxes prove you are wed to state as well as corporation.
Thus letting one gain at the expense of the other is wise?

In what way?

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#564 Apr 24, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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No cat
The GOP gave away just enough votes by gratuitously insulting just enough of the electorate
The GOP radicals spent all fall snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Well the Main Stream Media did help perpetuate the lies from the West Wing and the Media Matters outlets and of course there was Candy Crowley.
spud

Wilkes Barre, PA

#565 Apr 24, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>So did you vote for Gary Johnson?
Yes, although he wasn't perfect either.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#566 Apr 24, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text>Well the Main Stream Media did help perpetuate the lies from the West Wing and the Media Matters outlets and of course there was Candy Crowley.
What "lies from the West Wing," and what did Ms. Crowley have to do with it, moron?

Idiot Mittens insulted 47% of the public and took a drubbing, even YOU ought to be able to see that.

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