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Romney hates half the country; vows to lose election
by CL in #politics   5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Romney has been vigorously denying President Obama's claims that his tax plan would raise taxes on the middle class. Now, he's been caught on video suggesting that low- and...
Sequester your own salaries
by CL   11 comments, latest 4 years ago
Petition Background The across-the-board cuts set to go into effect at the end of the week will hurt the economy, and they should be stopped. But if Congress insists...
Nate Silver is awesome
by CL in #politics   19 comments, latest 5 years ago
"But let's be clear on something: Conservatives might dislike and disagree with the numbers Silver is pushing, he is not alone in pushing them. There are in fact several...
Romney Quiz:
by CL in #politics   12 comments, latest 5 years ago
1) Pro-choice or Pro-life? 2) Pro-gun rights or anti-gun rights? 3) Pro gay rights or against? DOMA? DADT? 4) In favor of Romneycare for the nation? 5) A cap...
Government pay versus Private Sector
by CL   21 comments, latest 4 years ago
I thought it was relatively widely accepted that Government pay was usually lower than the private sector but that the trade-off was stability. They also tend to receive good benefits,...
Blog Comments & the Nasty Effect
by CL   5 comments, latest 4 years ago
This latest article confirmed my suspicions that trolls and other rude commenters work to undermine the intentions of of the author. In a study of over 1000 participants who...
In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates - NYTimes.com
by CL in #bubbles   21 comments, latest 3 years ago
What do you think? Will Auto loans collapse?#bubbles...
Non-violence
by CL   206 comments, latest 2 years ago
Much has been made lately about the power of non-violence and what the black community in Baltimore (and elsewhere) should do and how is best to achieve good results. Inevitably,...
Property Tax question
by CL   10 comments, latest 1 year ago
I was arguing with someone on Facebook the other day about Property Taxes. The issue was about how long seizure from the Government takes. I was under the impression that...
End the Bush Tax Giveaways
by CL in #politics   11 comments, latest 5 years ago
In 2011, they helped contribute $1.1 trillion to the debt. In total, since 2001, the CBO calculates that tax cuts have helped add $6.1 trillion to the debt. This...
Progressive Taxes
by CL   1 comment, latest 5 years ago
How does one "sell" the idea of progressive taxes? I can understand the appeal on the right/libertarian side, where (if you believe as they do) that "half the country pays...
Romney shows that welfare works
by CL   1 comment, latest 5 years ago
If the Romney family were once "immigrants" and were on welfare, doesn't that show the system works? Even if you believe that his work at Bain was honorable, it would...
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
by CL   20 comments, latest 5 years ago
All three are "people of the Book", meaning they all derive their Theologies from Abrahamic monotheism. Despite some somewhat contradictory quotes in the New Testament, most of the Christian sects...
MID on the chopping block
by CL in #housing   Posted 5 years ago
As Washington searches for ways to drum up tax revenues in a bid to avert the fiscal cliff, the interest deduction some homeowners claim on their mortgages may be...
The wealthy's taxes
by CL   6 comments, latest 4 years ago
What percent of Federal expenditures are paid for by taxes on the wealthy? And has that percentage grown or shrunk in the decades since Reagan? (If there is a shortfall,...
IRS drama
by CL   4 comments, latest 4 years ago
I haven't been following the IRS drama too closely, mostly because I think my take is these PACS that pretend to be tax-exempt should be taxed heavily instead. But, clear...
George Zimmerman rescues family from truck crash last week, police say
by CL   162 comments, latest 4 years ago
Amazingly, nobody was shot....
So, let's see what happened to the black community
by CL   23 comments, latest 4 years ago
Aside from the intolerable uncompensated work for centuries, the murder, destruction of families and so on that resulted from slavery, what did the Europeans do to make up for their...
Conservatives Who Love to Brag About American Exceptionalism Must Come Here to C
by CL   32 comments, latest 4 years ago
New Rule: Conservatives who love to brag about American exceptionalism must come here to California, and see it in person. And then they should be afraid -- very afraid....
A War on the Poor - NYTimes.com
by CL   76 comments, latest 4 years ago
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