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#812079 Nov 27, 2012
When is it enough?
"The U.S. Treasury increased the net debt of the United States $24,327,048,384.38 on the day after Thanksgiving, which equals approximately $211.69 for each of the nation’s 114,916,000 households..."
#812081 Nov 27, 2012
Yes it was but you were too busy crying to notice.
I HATED that fuk, I lost my job BOTH times that bstd got "elected"!
NOW you are too busy CROWING about an illusory "victory" and threatening your fellow beings to notice that there is a TRAIN coming and we are ALL standing on the tracks!!!!
ANYBODY realize that if they don't "fix" the budget the ARMY, NAVY, Air Force and MARINES will NOT GET PAID come Jan 1.
No big deal RIGHT, cause you all hate the military, RIGHT???
Careful what you wish for....you just might get it!
#812082 Nov 27, 2012
...4.5 days....and Warren Buffett...
"If you took every single penny that Warren Buffett has, it'd pay for 4-1/2 days of the US government. This tax-the-rich won't work. The problem here is the government is way bigger than even the capacity of the rich to sustain it. The Buffett Rule would raise $3.2 billion a year, and take 514 years just to pay off Obama's 2011 budget deficit." -Mark Steyn
#812083 Nov 27, 2012
I've been all that, and seen it on T.V. TOO!!!!
Can I be president now?
Since: Dec 08
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#812084 Nov 27, 2012
Doing up a batch of deer chilli this weekend. Doing good and you?
Since: Oct 12
#812085 Nov 27, 2012
How wonderful (the snow, I mean)!
#812086 Nov 27, 2012
Ho's, spirituality, and dressing as a VA JJ does not improve your self-esteem....
"A new study finds that female porn stars are more religious and have a higher self-esteem than other women"
#812087 Nov 27, 2012
Who cares about Nat'l Security in a budget crisis....
"Govt. Shutdown: Lawmakers May Get Paid, Soldiers May Not"
#812088 Nov 27, 2012
Its a mad mad mad mad mad mad world after all...
Africa for Norway...
“We doing better...”
Since: Jul 08
we've got to do more
#812089 Nov 27, 2012
Anyone who gets "facts" from Limbaughtomy, Beck, or Faux doesn't have clean hands, he has an empty mind. That "billion"? ""Ruling on Friday in a long-running dispute between Berkshire Hathaway and the US Internal Revenue Service, Judge Lyle Strom of the US District Court of Nebraska found in favour of the investment firm.
The firm's major shareholder, billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett in September testified in the suit, which was brought by Berkshire over the tax authority's decision to disallow $16.3 million in tax deductions.
The legal wrangle between the two parties began in 2002, and involved the taxes paid by the organisation in 1989, 1990 and 1991.
Berkshire Hathaway alleged that the IRS made an "erroneous, wrongful and illegal" interpretation of the US tax code. The tax body's decision was based on the discovery that Berkshire Hathaway had borrowed $750 million to buy dividend-paying stock."
Never bet against the Oracle."
#812090 Nov 27, 2012
Evidently everybody! In the hood we call it what it is, ya'll entitled folks cal it antiques! Lol!
#812091 Nov 27, 2012
#812092 Nov 27, 2012
STRAW MAN ALERT, STRAW MAN ALERT!
Everybody needs to quit pulling their THONGS back and forth over this debt "smoke"!
NO nation in the HISTORY of this PLANET has EVER paid off it's "national debt"!
If one has please tell me which one and when they did it!
#812093 Nov 27, 2012
#812094 Nov 27, 2012
Return of the 47 percent: The right’s latest tax lie
Conservatives can't stop! A new Heritage study echoes Mitt's "47 percent" theme -- and gets facts and history wrong
I am amused to report that my former colleagues at the Heritage Foundation have lost none of their willingness to sacrifice truth to propaganda. The Heritage Foundation has published an “Index of Dependence on Government” by William W. Beach and Patrick Tyrrell that seeks to bolster Mitt Romney’s theme that at least 47 percent of Americans are parasitic, government-dependent “takers” rather than “makers”(hat tip to Thomas B. Edsall):
Today, more people than ever before depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or other assistance once considered to be the responsibility of individuals, families, neighborhoods, churches, and other civil society institutions. The United States reached another milestone in 2010: For the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes. It is the conjunction of these two trends — higher spending on dependence-creating programs, and an ever-shrinking number of taxpayers who pay for these programs — that concerns those interested in the fate of the American form of government.
What caught my eye in this latest piece of Heritage agitprop was this sentence: The United States reached a milestone in 2012 — or the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes.
This is not just wrong. It is an error embarrassing enough to shame even a shameless propaganda mill like the Heritage Foundation.
Heritage implies that a majority of Americans paid federal income taxes throughout American history, presumably back to the 1790s. Nothing could be further from the truth. For much of American history, 100 percent of the population paid no federal income taxes, because there were none. And the federal income tax began to fall on the middle-class masses, not just the upper classes, only in the 1940s.
....From all of this it follows that if conservatives like the authors of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Dependence of Government are sincere in their outrage about the growing number of nonpayers of federal income tax, they should praise President Franklin D. Roosevelt for turning the income tax, originally a tax on the economic elite, into a tax on the majority of Americans. And they should denounce Reagan, Gingrich, the Bushes and others for supporting tax credits that have eliminated millions of low-income Americans from liability for federal income tax payments.
Thus my proposed emendation:
The United States reached a milestone in 2012: For the first time since liberal New Deal Democrats justly extended income tax liability from the rich to the middle and working classes, half the population pays no federal income taxes, thanks to the misguided efforts of conservatives to increase the number of government-dependent nonpayers.
Something tells me that Heritage won’t print this correction.
#812095 Nov 27, 2012
Standards you say...
"..Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year."
#812096 Nov 27, 2012
Is it an unfortunate evolutionary holdover, or the product of bad upbringing?
Maybe you can answer that question for us? Since Dem, Grey Ghost, and myself, aren't qualified as one can plainly see....
....."right-wing authoritarians are cognitively rigid, aggressive, and intolerant. They are characterized by steadfast conformity to group norms, submission to higher status individuals, and aggression toward out-groups and unconventional group members."
#812097 Nov 27, 2012
Why do you borrow? Finance luxury or necessity?
I'm debt free...in fact I know lots of folks who "paid" off their debt...
To not try is ignorant...
#812098 Nov 27, 2012
Is anybody else noticing how the American public is getting used to $3.50-$4.00/gallon gas?
How unemployment around 8-10% is "normal"?
Amazing. Six years ago Princess Pelosi and the media were shrieking about the obvious collusion of the Evil GWBush and Evil Oil Companies because gasoline spiked above $4.00/gallon for a few months. Princess Pelosi wanted ANSWERS!
Eight years ago the unemployment rate was 6.3% and the Socialist/Dems were howling about the "worst recession since the Depression". Now that the rate has stabilized around 8% they crow about how GREAT things are going.
#812099 Nov 27, 2012
RINO Hunters Fire Warning Shots At Republican Senate Candidates
After two disappointing election cycles, Republican leaders demanded that conservative groups end their war on electable primary candidates or risk handing the Senate to the Democrats in 2014. This week, the groups delivered their reply:“Nuts!”
Activists on the right launched a volley of criticism at the 2014’s first major Senate hopeful on Monday, Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). Capito is considered a strong contender for the seat held by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), especially if he decides to retire, but her conservative detractors are demanding a purer candidate.
It’s all very reminiscent of the kind of primary fight a lot of Republicans are desperate to avoid after 2012’s Senate shellacking. But the groups who helped get candidates like Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin on the ballot this year say they’re ready to fight it out with the establishment again in 2014.
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