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    SuperLib

    bass4funk: Personally for me, Obama has been VERY good financially

    Right. We keep telling you that Obama is the man for high-income job creating business owners such as yourself....but....

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    AlphaApe: Also, since the state house in that last election gained a GOP majority, a GOP state senator has introduced legislation to separate Gen. Robert E. Lee day from the MLK holiday, and that was backed by Dems. For those who don't know, Arkansas is one of 3 states that celebrates Gen Robert E. Lee day on the same day as the MLK holiday. The reason why he wanted to separate the two days is because Robert E. Lee (General of the Confederacy during the Civil War for those who don't know it) represents everything that MLK stood against, and it dishonors MLK with having Lee celebrated on a day when we should be celebrating our advancement of racial progress. But funny thing, since MLK day was made an official holiday, the state legislature in AR has continued to keep the Robert E. Lee Day in conjunction.

    And Republicans also threatened to default on our national debt. But I'm glad the Robert E Lee thing got sorted out.

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    bass: it was a facial reaction and disbelief that you actually believe what you just said. Your reaching pretty far now.

    Makes sense now. I read an article where Ted Cruz was praising Reagan and I thought it was strange since we all know Reagan would be far too moderate to be elected in today's Republican party. Apparently the Republican bubble is unaware of this.

    bass: the GOP congress don't have to pass anything he puts on their desks, therefore, they are standing their ground.

    So the Republicans are standing ground, and their position on Obama is that he won't compromise.

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    SuperLib

    Time to put on the big boy pants and get this done.

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    JeffLee: This is a global trend. Happening everywhere, Canada, Switerland, Japan. It's the price nations pay for globalization and free-market economic policies.

    I was just reading an article about a company wanting to use boats with offices that you could park in international waters close to Silicon Valley. That way you could do business there without a US visa. They're basically cutting out the government altogether. I suppose at that point it won't matter if we elect a Democrat or Republican.

    Wolfpack: Obama is delusional. It seems he has forgotten that his party was trounced in the last election. The election was all about him and as a result Republicans now have historic margins at the federal, state, and local levels.

    Nah. Obama's approval numbers have always been and still are higher than Congressional Republicans, even the ones released this week, so I don't know how you support the claim that the election was about him. More people trust him to solve the major problems than they trust Republicans.

    Historically, a President during this part of an 8-year cycle has always lost seats, and there were plenty more blue seats up for grabs than red. You also have the issue of Democrats voting more in the Presidential elections than in others. Those two things probably had a lot more to do with the results that Republicans would care to acknowledge.

    The next few years of Obama vetoing everything Congress does will be fun to watch. Obama will be a one man "party of No"

    This is where I get a bit confused. Are you not aware that the Republicans own the image of "the party of No"? Or do you know it but you're just trying to rewrite the narrative? I mean, you must have heard something about it.

    The Republican Party's problem is dysfunction, and we're all kind of screwed until you guys get your act together. We had bipartisan immigration pass the Senate and had enough votes to pass the House but Beohner refused to call a vote because of party politics. Stuff like that has nothing to do with Obama.

    I'm seeing the articles about potential GOP presidential candidates and I just can't believe it. Rick Perry? Mike Huckabee? Ted Cruz? Bobby Jindall? You've got to be kidding me. Throw Mitt up there again and ask Ron Paul to take a couple of steps to the center. Don't let the crazies kill the decent people; at least give them a chance to present some policy that might attract the center.

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    SuperLib

    Bass, I'm not sure if you intentionally miss people's points or just type before you think.

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    HonestDictator: I think the perception that the democrats have of "spreading the wealth" is wrong. The issue is that the people who have been the 1% wealth have been encouraging and quite literally instigating "laws" that help them to make more money regardless of how they get it and also effectively limiting the opportunities of those with much lower incomes than theirs

    Yep. And needless to say they have all of the tools available to them to make their taxes as low as possible, much moreso than the rest of us. That's how Warren Buffet pays a smaller % in taxes than his assistant. As he says, "If you make money with money, as some of my super-rich friends do, your percentage may be a bit lower than mine. But if you earn money from a job, your percentage will surely exceed mine — most likely by a lot."

    HonestDictator: From personal experience and those around me, the crash of the economy happened because of the US Republican legislation for their "trickle down theory" just showed what people with money are willing to do to make more money

    It's astounding that the Right still has faith in that broken economic system. Kansas elected a far right governor who slashed taxes and the result is that the state is heading for bankruptcy. Literally.

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    SuperLib

    If you don't have a plan or a set of policies that you can spell out then I'm not sure what you are going to accomplish.

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    SuperLib

    Sense: No need to be Dale Carnegie to realize people see deliberate (especially repeated) offensive actions as attacks.

    I don't think you have any kind of workable plan. You'd have to pass sweeping legislation that goes well beyond this one issue, but you avoid the problem by trying to micromanage the debate. If you want me or anyone else to support your position you need to be clear about what it is you're proposing.

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    SuperLib

    Sense: Most sane people would concur that all offensive actions are attacks, yes.

    So then we'd have to ban anything that's offensive to a person's religion belief?

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    SuperLib

    Russia doesn't have the balls to put troops or equipments in East Ukraine. The West will continue the takeover of The Ukraine right on Russia's border. And Putin is letting all of this happen.

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    MarkG: Some here blame the GOP here in the US but hasn't it excellerated under the Democrats? Just sayin....

    What balls you guys have. Republicans handed Obama 3,000,000 lost jobs in the 5 months before he took office and all you have to say is that the inequality gap accelerated under Obama? You mean he wasn't able to clean up your mess while at the same time reverse a trend that's been happening since Reagan?

    This isn't the Republican bubble. This is the real world.

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    SuperLib

    I feel sorry for this girl. She has to backtrack and appease the radicals in her country.

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    SuperLib

    Cry all you want. The NSA doesn't care.

    Governments try to hack each other. Put your big boy pants on and accept that. North Korea went after a company and published sensitive information to the world. That's a new one.

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    SuperLib

    One of the greatest Americans to ever live.

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    SenseNotSoCommon: I do know that you cannot influence people by attacking their beliefs.

    What constitutes an attack? If I draw a picture of Mohammad on a piece of paper, is that considered an attack? If I'm gay and get married to another man, am I guilty of offending a religion that does not allow that? Do we have to accept that all offensive actions are attacks and must not be done?

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    SuperLib

    StormR: Yeah sure , we got hit in the financial crash in 08 too, hit hard actually, but I guess you lot are all correct and right, so from now on Im just gonna whinge and moan and stick my hand put for my share, coz to be honest hard work for what you have is over rated when you can just expect to have it all handed to you , I mean come on we are all entitled to it arnt we?

    OK, Mr. Extremes..... You got to where you are simply by hard work and others simply didn't reach your level because they didn't work as hard. End of story.

    Anyway, this story has nothing to do with your situation. It's about taxes. Across the board the taxes we pay are at their lowest levels in decades, and that just happens to be at a time when our debt is at an all-time high. A vast, vast majority of economists (except for far right wing) say we need BOTH increases in revenues and a decrease in spending.

    Republicans have sold their rabid base on some false promise that we can use austerity to get out of this mess and it's a complete lie. And it's hurting us. New revenues have to be part of the equation and if you don't accept that then you aren't serious about cutting the deficit/debt. The top 1% seems like a good place to start.

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    SuperLib

    I wanted to see this lady get her comeuppance, but jeeze, 15 years?

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    SuperLib

    StormR: I am not sharing, I worked hard for mine, worked 16 hour days year in year out, invested my profits back into my business, used my wits, knowledge, smarts and experience and I'm keeping it. Get off ya asses , think smarter work smarter you want some of your own.

    I think your point of view was much more correct 40 years ago, but not so much today. That's back when the biggest employer was GM and not Walmart. You do need hard work, but the way the system is, you can work your ass of and have someone else take it all away from you. And if you're simply unlucky...well....

    What is unlucky? Unlucky is devoting your life to teaching, putting yourself through school, using your own money, then suddenly losing your job because state revenues collapsed during the recession. Unlucky is working your ass off in the construction industry then having your entire industry go bye bye (like in Vegas) when the banks stop making loans. Unlucky is having your business plan turned upside down when currency market changes drastically overnight. Unlucky is losing your job that you were good at, losing your health insurance, then getting a disease. Unlucky is fighting in the Middle East for a decade and coming home and realizing there's no good job for you to go into. Unlucky is living well below your means, saving and investing your money, and having some Wall Street banker blow it up on risky, unregulated financial transactions that they don't even understand themselves.

    Or I suppose all of those people just didn't work as hard as you, right?

    Now more than ever it seems there are so many things outside of your control that can ruin you financially. You need to work hard....and you need to be lucky. Just being a plumber or a teacher isn't good enough anymore. We're creating a line and you'll either be above it (very well off) or below it (working until you die). And that line is going up every day.

    The financial time bombs are plentiful, and the ones rigging them only seem to get more and more. The people at the investment banks who made the big decisions that ruined so many lives are doing quite well. Those under them, like hard-working staff, lost their jobs. The guy who put himself through school and took out loans and studied his ass off to get a junior position at one of those firms saw himself on the street overnight because - Oh, wait.... it's because he didn't work hard enough.

    So if you are in the Top 1%, congrats. More power to you. But we live in a world where "hard work" is becoming more and more irrelevant. Instead of telling people to kiss your ass maybe you should be thanking your lucky stars.

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    SuperLib

    Wow, those guys in the 1% must work really hard.

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