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  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 10:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
Elgatouno says
Actually yes I did. Maybe you missed it.

YOU FOUND IT!

Anything newer than 40 years ago that was not illegals hired by A subcontractor?


  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 11:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

curious2 says
Should hospital and school employees be required to get vaccinated against influenza?


No.

For one, school and hospitals aren't the only place people travel to where they can be exposed.

Second, if someone doesn't take the vaccine, they know they can catch the flu, it's not a surprise. They have to deal with the consequences. They can only spread it to others who choose NOT to be vaccinated.

Third, if someone is concerned that they or their kids might catch the flu, then they can choose to get vaccinated.

Fourth, the annual vaccinations have proven that they don't prevent contracting the flu. Usually they miss one of the flu strains that show up. So, you have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the flu even WITH getting the vaccine.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 11:17am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing.


To an intelligent mind, that's what socialism means, to brain dead Liberals, it's Christmas!

Kakistocracy says
That pretty much describes the $21bn saved by the nation’s largest banks last year thanks to Trump’s tax cuts, some of which went into massive bonuses for bank executives. On the other hand, more than 4,000 lower-level bank employees got a big dose of harsh capitalism. They lost their jobs.


More TDS...
Many employees received bonuses and pay raises due to the tax cut plan.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/01/11/list-companies-paid-bonuses-boosted-pay-since-tax-bill-passed/1023848001/
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/tax-reform-windfall-these-companies-are-hiking-pay-delivering-bonuses

Imagine that, there are bunch of banks on that list!

Kakistocracy says
Trump is promoting socialism for the rich and harsh capitalism for everyone else in other ways. GM has got more than $600m in federal contracts, plus $500m in tax breaks. Some of this has gone into the pockets of GM executives. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra raked in almost $22m in total compensation in 2017 alone.But GM employees are subject to harsh capitalism. GM is planning to lay off more than 14,000 workers and close three assembly plants and two component factories in North America by the end of 2019.


More TDS and ignorance.

But we'll blame Trump for really BAD management practices at GM, a crappy Board and for making shitty products people don't want.

Kakistocracy says
Nationwide state and local subsidies for corporations totaled more than $70 billion in 2010, as calculated by Professor Kenneth Thomasof the University of Missouri-St. Louis

In a country of 311 million, that’s $900 taken on average from each family of four in 2010.


Wow, I didn't realize Trump was President way back in 2010. Does he have a time machine?

Oh, wait..... Obama was President at that time.... Oops.... you posted the wrong Trump hit piece...
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 12:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
Lol. Tax cuts/reductions are not socialism. What an incredibly silly premise.


Exactly..

@Kakistocracy

Tax cuts are letting people/corporations keep MORE of their OWN money.

Now you know.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 1:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Quigley says
There’s no thought on the Left, just mindless spewing of the doctrine spouted by their leadership.


Obviously not bothered to check the contents of the forum now.


Actually, I just checked the contents lately, take a look at what I found, regarding mindless spewing by the Lefties:

http://patrick.net/user/Kakistocracy

Pretty amazing stuff, wouldn't you agree?

Check this out too:

http://patrick.net/user/marcus

Is there a pattern we're seeing?

Maybe the content here too:

http://patrick.net/user/jazz_music

Yes, I believe there seems to be a pattern developing of mindless spewing.

And lastly, check this one out:

http://patrick.net/user/HEYYOU

Yep, no doubt there is definitely a pattern the last few months. Thanks for pointing it out!
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 1:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Now they "age in place" refuse to sell large homes...:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/11/as-more--americans-age-in-place-millennials-struggle-to-buy.html


Ahhh, yes. It's the boomers fault they aren't selling their houses so broke Millennials can buy them.

...."The reasons more seniors are choosing to stay in the homes where they raised their families are manifold.

"They love their homes, it's their chief investment, they love their neighborhoods and their communities, and they love the control they get in their own house," said 64 year-old Louis Tenenbaum, a housing advocate in Kensington, Maryland. "They decide when to get up, when to go to sleep, what to eat, who to have as visitors."


Can you believe how evil those Boomers are.

......."Today's housing market is incredibly pricey, and some can't afford to move into another home, even a smaller one. For others, the math just doesn't make moving that attractive. "If they have to spend another million dollars to get one-quarter of the space, that house starts to look reasonable and the maintenance on it looks reasonable," Fairweather said."

How dare the Boomers do that. After paying for little Johnnie's college, his car, his cell phones, his rent, his food, how can the Boomers be so mean that they won't take on ADDITIONAL debt in retirement. So unfair of them.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 3:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
Crossing the ocean would be a bitch though. Fish will be well-fed and happy for many-many month....


That's just a minor technical detail.

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 3:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
d6rB says
My only point here would be that "socialism for rich, capitalism for poor" started long before Trump


Totally agree and Potus is offering more of the same to the same.


Funny, the new crew of Democrat candidates are the ones offering more socialism for EVERYONE. Anyone paying attention can see that. Are you paying attention?

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 3:54pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Check the posters, the sources - "say from the last 3 months of 2018 and January up to about the 15th or so".

Moi did not come back here until after the 15th of January.


Is that so? Did you forget about these? Why leave out all your wonderful posts before those 3 months?



or maybe these:

http://patrick.net/comments?a=Kakistocracy&offset=40#comments

and that's before mentioning the other screen names of yours.....

Kakistocracy says
As for those lovely messages you are trying to send to me from here - the mailbox you are trying to send to has been configured to automatically send everything to the trash that originates from here so I never see them unless I read the posting on line.


Now if we could only send your new posts here automatically to "trash", that would be an improvement!
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 3:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Got to. If they move to a smaller place with no basement, where will their grown millennial kids live?


Exactly..

If the boomers move, the kids will have to live in refrigerator boxes under the bridge.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 7:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Trump's approval rating among likely voters soars to his best in 23 MONTHS at 52 per cent after State of the Union address as border-wall shutdown talks intensify.

Rasmussen Reports poll as Trump at 52 per cent approval, his best showing in 23 months and a higher number than his winning edge in 2016
Significant up-swing since government-shutdown low of 43 per cent
New numbers were collected in the three days immediately following State of the Union address
Asked what Monday's numbers mean, a senior Democratic House aide confided on background: 'I don't know yet if it's horrible, but it sure isn't good'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6691891/Trumps-approval-rating-likely-voters-soars-best-23-MONTHS-52-cent.html
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 11, 8:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

curious2 says
In contrast, hospital patients and schoolchildren have little or no choice about being exposed to the employees in those facilities.


So, like I said above, if they want to travel there, it's on THEM to get a flu shot, NOT the people working inside the buildings.

curious2 says
That's false, and contradicted by your subsequent statement below. Some people are ineligible for vaccination, due to other problems, so they have no choice.


Like what. They can go get a flu vaccine for $10 at any walk in clinic or health department. If they're so worried, $10 should be worth it, right? Why should I have to take the vaccine because you're too cheap to get it for yourself? If, for health reasons they can't take it, then they should stay away from the public. Why do you guys always insist the government needs to protect people from themselves????

curious2 says
Vaccination reduces significantly the risk of getting infected and spreading infection. Vaccines work especially well at creating "community immunity," preventing the virus from spreading through a population, e.g. a school. That is why vaccination is the most effective method to prevent influenza.


Really??? Like LAST year?

...."During the brutal 2017-2018 flu season, the CDC said the vaccine was only about 36% effective, with particularly low efficacy against the H3N2 strain. "
http://time.com/5415276/flu-shot-2018/

Great odds, aren't they?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 12:30pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
This AOC air time is crucial to keep us dogs from barking at the stuff that Trump is in there to accomplish for himself and those with more wealth and power:


jazz_music says
Listen carefully and you can sound like an authoritarian too even if you sponge off your mom.


Listen carefully, you can hear the TDS.

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 12:47pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

He gets a 53% approval rating with this type of NEGATIVE media coverage:



Imagine where he would be if only 50% of media was hostile?

Compare to Obama's treatment by the media:



And Trump is still ABOVE Obama at the same point in time.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 6:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
“Reaching this unfortunate milestone so rapidly is the latest sign that our fiscal situation is not only unsustainable but accelerating,”


@Kakistocracy

Why weren't you bitching about that when your boy, O'bozo, was spending money like a drunken sailor. Notice anything on this chart?




How does one guy achieve that level of debt?

Kakistocracy says
With deficits rising and gross debt scheduled to jump by more than $1 trillion annually,


Hmmm, when did we see deficits over $1 TRILLION annually? Oh, that's right, just of ALL of O'Bozo's first term..

We'll just play like they never happened, right?




Oh, but I know your response.... "This time it's different"... right?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 6:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

ThreeBays says
So he got the message, gov shutdown Bad?


He got the message that Democrats are pieces of shit, that don't give a damn about America or the population, so Trump did the right thing by opening the government back up so people could get paid.

People paying attention with critical thinking skills know where the problem lies in the country. That party starts with a "D".

Need a hint who they are?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 6:17pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Somehow, Kaki will find a way to blame that on Trump.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 12, 9:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

marcus says
THe crap some losers will do for attention


Makes you proud to be a Liberal, right Marcus?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 8:10am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Military VET’s Dog Named “Donald Trump” Shot Dead .

The owner cannot disclose the person who did it, but someone else has on another page. “Public record: Dog killer, Joe Nielson,
82559 415 Ave.
Lakefield, MN
Phone (507) 840-2100.
"Evil Lives Here".

Please help us raise money for Randall Thom who’s dog was shot to death because he’s named “Donald Trump”. The pup was found in a field on February 10, 2019 and had suffered fatal wounds that included four on his legs, right shoulder and two on his back.

The neighbor who shot the dog knew Randall was not home and was protesting the Amy Klobuchar event 3 hours away. Donald Trump lay shot and bled out and then froze to death all alone in a nearby farmers field. There is a police report on file.

Randall is our presidents greatest supporter and has been to over 40 rallies and the founding member of the world famous Front Row Joes.

Donald Trump will be taken to Jackson River Edge Veterinary clinic for cremation arrangements by Dr Carr, located in Jackson Minnesota.




https://www.gofundme.com/military-vets-dog-named-donald-trump-shot-dead?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_u_g&fbclid=IwAR11nkwJ30wr3-7gyCt_CwfCSDhItIeOX5qz6dFnbbgfaxfIvDYrKcGeIGM
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 3:04pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
epitaph says
We need to go to a 1 party system.


We already have it in CA.


We already have it in the USA.

Think Harlem Globetrotters vs Washington Generals... it just looks like there's two teams (when it's just entertainment for the masses).

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 3:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

kt1652 says
'Automakers talk about fuel-economy and how it impacts engine design a lot, but what's interesting here is that at least in the US, trucks like the Super Duty don't have any standards to meet. The EPA doesn't require automakers to report fuel-economy figures for pickups with a GWVR of over 8500 pounds, so these trucks can be as efficient or inefficient as the automakers like.'


If you can afford a Super Duty, the last thing you're worried about is fuel cost or efficiency.


kt1652 says
Real Americans drive push-rod 7.3L engines.
5.0L are for cheapskate tree-huggers who don't need to tow a house once in a while.


Yes, because everyone tows their house behind them, day after day.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 3:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Yes, I must be experiencing some kind of cognitive dissonance. That cartoon makes no sense whatsoever.


Kinda like the majority of your posts.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
I disagree. If this was the case and two parties were just "two sides of the same coin", why won't they "maintain the appearances" in CA?


Any chance a Blue state like CA is offsetting a Red state(s) somewhere else? In the end, it's a sum of the individual states.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

SunnyvaleCA says
So, really, the high-income workers are the ones getting screwed by social security.


Also remember, the maximum social security payment at normal retirement age is $2861, so if you're an above average wage earner, you don't get anywhere close to what you were earning while working.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
There are the clawbacks, too, because Social Security becomes 50 percent, then 85 percent taxable at certain income thresholds. If you had the common sense and restraint to garner your own retirement savings, SS punishes you with higher taxes.


This is also true. You get taxed on your income before they pull the SS. tax, then when you start receiving it in retirement, they wack you again. Pulling $50K - $60K a year from your 401K will make approximately 85% of your SS taxable. The government penalizes the "savers" for being responsible.

It truly is better to be a Socialist in the country and mooch off of the system.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:39pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Balance growth for residential mortgages slowed from last year, falling from a rate of 4.7% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 2.7% in Q4 2018. Moody’s said this slowdown helped temper the overall rate of household debt in the last year.


Wow, Trump really is amazing, isn't he? People borrowing less.

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Hi there, remember this guy?




How about this guy?

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
I always buy one year old vehicles with mostly cash or very low interest loans.


I refuse to buy someone else's sloppy seconds and always buy new. I've seen too many people buy a year or two old vehicle and have constant problems. There's a reason why these cars are dumped after a year or so.

I just bought wifey a brand new race car, as a play toy. I want to be the first one to stain the seat, not the previous owner.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 6:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
They HAVE to know that Schultz will split the anybody-but-Trump vote, thus guaranteeing a Trump re-election victory.


Any chance, after the field thins out, he could flip to a Democrat, just like Bernie did? CNN giving him exposure to help that transition?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 13, 7:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
This why some did the Roth IRA bit. Forgo the tax deduction on the contributions, but tax free on withdrawal. Not sure if Roth withdrawals count toward making SS taxable, though.


The ROTH is a great idea, but you need to get in early, so the money can grow. After all, you're pre-paying the tax, versus sticking money in a 401K with deferred tax.

But, the withdrawals in the future from a ROTH are tax free and they have no RMD at 70-1/2. Plus, any withdrawal from a ROTH DOESN'T make any of your SS taxable.

We got into the front end Roth game late, and didn't get all the benefits, but we roll a ton backdoor into the Roth.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 8:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

clambo says
Make Chapo pay for it. There's $14 billion, that's a start.

Tax the money wired by illegal workers in the USA; it's $20 billion+ per year.

Add a new fee for tourist visas or upon entry into the USA.

Get creative.


Certain TDS posters here can't think creatively, actually, they don't think at all, they just regurgitate what CNN tells them to spew.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 8:49am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Is it time yet?

  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 8:50am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wait, there absolutely WAS Russian collusion and Trump.

A media source saw him put Russian dressing on his salad. That's proof, right?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 8:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Elgatouno says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/


The TDS never sleeps, why dredge up a article from a bunch of years ago?

....."Among those who say billionaire didn't pay: dishwashers, painters, waiters"

Any chance they didn't get paid because they didn't do the job they were hired for?

Trump has over 22,000 employees and over 500 business enterprises. How tough would it be to find a few crybabies in that total?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 8:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Elgatouno says
What about their 5,000 different gender bathrooms?


Which one do you use and how do you decide?
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 9:03am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayneIndiana says
The problem with Roth is stupidly low income limits they put on it. I can't do it anymore, because my income is above the limit.


Does your 401K allow you to put money in after tax, that you can roll backdoor into a Roth? There are no income limits if you do it that way.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 9:10am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

kt1652 says
I never put any money into Roth. To me it makes no sense to give the IRS/gummint my tax money early.


It makes sense if you have a long enough timeline, like at least 5 years. Through tax free investment growth, you'll get the tax paid back.

kt1652 says
. I may die earlier than expected or have life changes that require money to solve. Better have the money than give it to the IRS.


Wrong, if you put the money in tax deferred account (like a 401k or IRA) and you need it, you'll pay the tax plus a penalty. If you put it in a Roth and need it later, you can take it back out tax free. The IRS has nothing to do with it.

kt1652 says
4. I feel I can invest it better with the money today and generate more than enough to cover future taxes tax obligations from simple IRA.
5. Study after study show that as one gets to 70's and above, discretionary spending tamps down. I'd rather have my money now so I can do thing I like than later when I may not be able to due to health or just old age.


This is the typical ignorance about saving and investing. It doesn't matter if your money is in a pre-tax 401K or a Roth. They both grow at the same rate, depending on the actual investments you choose. The plus to the Roth is, at 70-1/2 you won't get forced to take a RMD of a large amount when your spending has slowed down.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 9:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
However, I went through the Monte Carlo estimates about paying tax now vs. playing the margins on paying less tax after retirement a while ago and the break even points were at the point where you would be quite the old crock before realizing any significant financial benefits. Old and creaky but marginally richer IF the taxation margins AND investment margins worked out in your favor.


Like I said above, the break even on pre-paying the taxes is around 5 years, depending on how aggressive you are with your investment choices. If your window to retirement is shorter than that, then the Roth might not be a good choice.

It also depends on how much you have in your pre-tax accounts, since when you start pulling those funds, it will make the SS checks taxable. So, you have to do projections all different ways to see what keeps your tax liability the lowest.
  MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 14, 3:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought.


Some take longer to wake up than others.

Kakistocracy says
While I may not agree with their politics and views - they normally write a sensible response to something that is worthwhile reading.


Versus the dribble you post on a daily basis?

Kakistocracy says
Guess you have not bothered to see where my links are coming from huh ?


You mean this:

The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media.

I wonder why they're excluded from the mainstream media? Oh, and that opinion piece written by C.J. Hopkins (whoever the hell he is), he's suffering from worse TDS than you are. Birds of a feather, maybe???
http://www.unz.com/author/c-j-hopkins/

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