comments by CL

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 6:34am PDT   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Share   Quote   Comment 1

That's because the Dems moved in YOUR direction! After losing so many campaigns, they moved right --cozied up to corporate cash, minimized labor's influence, gutted welfare, embraced deficit hysteria and all kinds of free trade agreements.

Once we got two conservative major parties, the wheels came off fairly quickly.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 12:04pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 2

Since Curious questions the "high functioning" part, can we just say "autistic"? Do autistic people bring every conversation, no matter how innocuous, to Obamneycare? Is that a symptom?

Could be, but I am no expert on mental disorders. Whatever it is, I am confident that we could narrow his particular flavor of illness down to the "people you avoid at parties".

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Tue, 12 Apr 2016, 5:42am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 3

YesYNot says

OK, for Aspergers

Douché! :)

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Mon, 11 Apr 2016, 11:27am PDT   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 4

YesYNot says

I agree with Aspergers, although I would give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you haven't actually called the guy a liar

I haven't, at least not explicitly (meaning, only in my head). Although these scenarios might turn into a high rate, from experience I see most people think they pay the rate of the last dollar, which they view as a badge of honor (or at least a way to imply they have a rich man's burden). They likely are adding their top marginal rate, property, FICA and whatnot.

curious2 says

It's funny how when you suppose you begin to sound like a Republican economist

Perhaps, but if the 1099 type work is being hit by high taxes, they don't seem to be handling deductions very well. Even if it's hair cutting or snow plowing, they should have tools, mileage, or gear to deduct. Truth is, aside from a few extreme situations it doesn't seem plausible. I guess to slice it another way, what percent of the US population pays more than 50% in taxes?

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Sun, 10 Apr 2016, 6:44pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

I would also suppose that if these people had 2 wages and SB income to the extent they were taxed that heavily, you'd just go with the most lucrative of the 3 and devote your time to that.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Sun, 10 Apr 2016, 2:51pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

bob2356 says

At 118k you are well below amt so state income tax, interest on mortgage, and property taxes are deductible against federal taxes.

That's what I was thinking too. And don't most taxpayers pay far less than 20% FIT? Thought the effective rate was closer to 10%?

And can't you deduct sales tax, if it exceeds your other deductions and have receipts?

By the way, these people I'm confident aren't wealthy, and live in Indiana.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Sun, 10 Apr 2016, 9:11am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

That's what I'm saying too. They claimed 2-3 jobs and small biz, but if they were in that high of a wage, their % on FICA would be very low, as it is regressive.

I suspect most add in their top marginal rate as what they think they pay.

Aside from AMT, it seems nearly impossible. Do we know how many taxpayers pay over 50% in total taxes?

Thanks!

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Thu, 7 Apr 2016, 5:57am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

turtledove says

So, I'm going to say, "no." (taken just now).

And.... save to camera roll. That'll come in handy! ;)

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 7:15am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

Thanks guys

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 3:47pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

Ha! I hadn't thought of visual voice mail like that. Thanks!

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 7:54am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

Perfect! On accounta that's where I live!

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Thu, 24 Mar 2016, 8:19am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

turtledove says

This isn't even pornography. But I'm sure there will be plenty of people lining up to judge her for doing nothing more than taking artful pictures

Why do I suspect you would not be as forgiving if the pix in question were of a liberal?

And besides, we're the party of "if it feels good, do it", and they're the party of bodily shame. So there's only room for one hypocritical stance, and it's almost always the Right-- bashing gays while gay, decrying abortion while driving their wives to get 'em.

Tired of the double-standard? It should be focused on the other side.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 5:55am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Once a highschool kid chooses to be a cop, he is sanctified and becomes an unshakable pillar of virtue!!*

*only in America. While supplies last.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 11:49am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

Long article, but lots of info on the war of athletics.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2015/11/23/running-up-the-bills/

And them rich kids need to be treated in the manner to which they are accustomed! :)

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 10:20am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

Still lost his virginity earlier than some of you nerds! :)

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Fri, 18 Mar 2016, 6:19pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

8 years? Haha.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Wed, 3 Feb 2016, 4:44am PST   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 17

If PPACA is such a profit driver for MEGACORP insurance Corp, why are insurance companies leaving PPACA? Complaining they can't make money under all those mandates (also a topic pushed by right wingers)?

Subsidies to the "very poor" go up to ~ 100k income +- I believe, which is fat and happy in shitty states, like Indiana.

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Thu, 28 Jan 2016, 6:31pm PST   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 18

You forgot their penchant for buggery!

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Sun, 17 Jan 2016, 3:55pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

Small, male and woody. Sounds very Republican!

CL   befriend (13)   ignore (0)   Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 4:41am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

Yeah! He should've assertively told her "I'm going to masturbate you!"

Chicks love assertiveness.

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