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Government n*****? Is that really a thing people... 1,649 Views / 98 Replies  
Government n*****? Is that really a thing people say?
Posted by BRussell, on Mar 30, 2012 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ha! I assume you're kidding. Right? 390 Views / 6 Replies  
Ha! I assume you're kidding. Right?
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 28, 2008 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The thing is, this particular issue has already... 768 Views / 52 Replies  
The thing is, this particular issue has already long been decided. Conservative Republicans have for years proposed these kinds of tax credits and liberals have gone along with them. They have strong...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 03:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
John McCain, apparently. The secret is that... 495 Views / 15 Replies  
John McCain, apparently. The secret is that people have to actually like you to give you campaign contributions.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 02:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Exactly. 768 Views / 52 Replies  
Exactly.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 02:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
hyteckit, Obama is proposing the expansion of... 768 Views / 52 Replies  
hyteckit, Obama is proposing the expansion of these tax credits, rather than rate reductions. Right now, some people at the lower-end of the income scale get a net gain from filing federal income...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you look only at income taxes, yes you can.... 768 Views / 52 Replies  
If you look only at income taxes, yes you can. But that's really the trick: Often when American conservatives try to make this argument, they vaguely say "taxes," when they're really talking only...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or he can do what he has proposed: Let Bush's tax... 768 Views / 52 Replies  
Or he can do what he has proposed: Let Bush's tax cuts on the upper-income classes expire, as the original Bush law requires, and keep them in place for everyone else.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just to be clear here: It is possible to get... 768 Views / 52 Replies  
Just to be clear here: It is possible to get money back with tax credits. You have to file, but you can end up with more credits than what you owe, and so be better off after filing than before....
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 19, 2008 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Colin Powell is going on Meet the Press... 397 Views / 13 Replies  
Colin Powell is going on Meet the Press tomorrow...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 09:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Clearly the only way to cut down on this epidemic... 489 Views / 14 Replies  
Clearly the only way to cut down on this epidemic of voter fraud sweeping the country is to try to muck up our voter registration system as much as possible.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Have you watched that original video of Obama and... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
Have you watched that original video of Obama and Joe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFC9jv9jfoA)? Obama took 5 minutes and talked to him and took him seriously and explained his proposals. Let's...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 03:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
McCain: Obama's tax cuts are "socialist," "welfare" 768 Views / 52 Replies  
Here's his radio address (http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/18/raw-data-john-mccains-weekly-radio-address/) this morning.

So there you have it: A plan that would see the IRS give tax credits to...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There aren't any new tax cuts for middle-income... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
There aren't any new tax cuts for middle-income people in McCain's plan (http://www.johnmccain.com/Issues/JobsforAmerica/taxes.htm). There are in Obama's plan (http://www.barackobama.com/taxes/).
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As far as I know that last part isn't true. I... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
As far as I know that last part isn't true. I believe the bottom rate was already at 15% when Clinton took office. I believe it was raised under Reagan.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 01:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The facts are that Joe would get a tax cut now... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
The facts are that Joe would get a tax cut now and Joe would get a tax cut if he bought that business. Obama's plan would help him more than McCain's plan to be even more self-reliant.

You want to...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Joe would get a tax cut with Obama's plan, and... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
Joe would get a tax cut with Obama's plan, and not with McCain's plan. Obama's plan would make it easier for Joe to get to the point where he could buy the business he says he wants to buy, and he...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My sense is that he just got caught fibbing a... 773 Views / 47 Replies  
My sense is that he just got caught fibbing a little bit. That business he works for which he claims to be thinking about buying, doesn't really make over the amount that would see a tax increase. He...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The GOP got smacked down... 489 Views / 14 Replies  
The GOP got smacked down (http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/10/09/news/local/news03.txt) in my state of Montana on this business too.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How about we eliminate the income tax and replace... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
How about we eliminate the income tax and replace it with a massive capital gains tax. That way there would be no disincentive for actual work, and just pushing money around wouldn't be God's gift to...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Capital gains that occur inside 401k-type... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
Capital gains that occur inside 401k-type retirement accounts have a 0% tax rate.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Retirement accounts are a different beast than... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
Retirement accounts are a different beast than what olepigeon is talking about, o great turtle. ;)
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The only way for you to win this argument,... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
The only way for you to win this argument, midwinter, is if you throw in a "maverick."
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Another Kerrigan poll thread! If ever there's an... 2,004 Views / 155 Replies  
Another Kerrigan poll thread! If ever there's an outlier poll, Kerrigan starts a new thread. Maybe someone should start a thread about yesterday's poll showing Obama leading McCain 53-39.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Somehow it's not considered class warfare when... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
Somehow it's not considered class warfare when politicians give tax cuts that overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest, and then raise payroll taxes on the poor and middle class, as has happened over...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's worth noting that all the conservatives'... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
It's worth noting that all the conservatives' proposals for a national sales tax to replace the income tax have some type of rebate in order to make the tax less regressive/more progressive. Is that...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And it's not just national security either. Who... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
And it's not just national security either. Who benefits the most from a functioning criminal justice system? Who benefits the most from parks and museums and art and science and universities?...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're right, sales tax rates aren't regressive.... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
You're right, sales tax rates aren't regressive. But payroll taxes are regressive due to the high income exclusion (I believe it stops around $100,000?), and that's the biggie. And sales taxes have a...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 02:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
1. Everyone pays taxes. Due to the proliferation... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
1. Everyone pays taxes. Due to the proliferation of tax credits for everything under the sun, it's true that lots of people don't pay federal income taxes, but they still pay payroll taxes, sales...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 16, 2008 at 02:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And I think it is important to point out that... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
And I think it is important to point out that this is Bush's and the Republicans' tax increase, not Obama's. They specifically passed tax cuts that would expire, and they did it to fudge the...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is exactly what I thought when I read those... 2,861 Views / 121 Replies  
This is exactly what I thought when I read those statistics. Clearly, it is intended to mislead. They're hoping people just don't read it very carefully and come away thinking that 2/3 of small...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some states get much more than they put in, some... 477 Views / 16 Replies  
Some states get much more than they put in, some states put in much more than they get back. I don't see how there's any fairer way of judging it.

Interesting how you figure that 197 is 1/8 of...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 13, 2008 at 12:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Nah, in 25 years no one will think think twice... 943 Views / 51 Replies  
Nah, in 25 years no one will think think twice about gay marriage, just like today we don't think twice about most of the things that conservatives have opposed in the past.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 12, 2008 at 11:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Living in one of these states, and knowing... 477 Views / 16 Replies  
Living in one of these states, and knowing politicians and having served on boards of directors and committees that have put together earmark proposals, I'm well aware of the arguments as to why the...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Even if you don't look at it by population, but... 477 Views / 16 Replies  
Even if you don't look at it by population, but just by revenues into the treasury vs. spending out, Alaska, and the Republican states in general, are the ones whose welfare is subsidized by the...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 12, 2008 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: And furthermore, my understanding is that as... 943 Views / 51 Replies  
And furthermore, my understanding is that as recently as a few hundred years ago most regular people didn't get officially married. They just lived together and were assumed to be "married" - like a...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 12, 2008 at 03:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I'm against gay marriage, unless both chicks are... 943 Views / 51 Replies  
I'm against gay marriage, unless both chicks are hot and they post the video.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 12, 2008 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ha, this was the headline I just read on... 1,088 Views / 64 Replies  
Ha, this was the headline I just read on Politico:

For Palin, some pork is kosher. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14471.html)

I think that should put the whole "Palin is Jewish"...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 10, 2008 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Big Mac I agree that constitutional rights are... 944 Views / 72 Replies  
Big Mac I agree that constitutional rights are limits on government power. That's why I don't understand why people would want to be overly strict in their interpretation of the constitution, but...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 10, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Obama doesn't want to "invade Pakistan," he said... 307 Views / 5 Replies  
Obama doesn't want to "invade Pakistan," he said he would be willing to go in and take out bin Laden if the situation arose. I don't think anyone disagrees with that - at best, McCain is saying he...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 9, 2008 at 06:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
According to this gallup poll... 395 Views / 11 Replies  
According to this gallup poll (http://www.gallup.com/poll/111049/Obamas-Race-May-Much-Plus-Minus.aspx) that just came out today:



It was interesting that among whites, Obama being black hurt...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 9, 2008 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point taken. 2,458 Views / 167 Replies  
Point taken.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 06:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah that was an ugly piece. :lol: ... 487 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah that was an ugly piece.

:lol:

Yeah, "riots." As if 100% of McCain's advertising right now isn't basically just little nuggets of the same type of trash in that article. And as if there...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think pointing out and providing proof that you... 2,458 Views / 167 Replies  
I think pointing out and providing proof that you are providing the daily talking points from the national McCain campaign adds something to the debate.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
2.0 was definitely a step way down in term of... 1,215 Views / 4 Replies  
2.0 was definitely a step way down in term of stability, but I've found 2.1 to be a half-step back up again.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 03:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
stupendousman, we all understand your views, but... 2,458 Views / 167 Replies  
stupendousman, we all understand your views, but the least you could do is give your thread a title that isn't exactly the same as yesterday's McCain campaign attack ad...
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's... 2,458 Views / 167 Replies  
Here's (http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat/2008-10/42750415.pdf) what the McCain campaign' co-chair in Virginia says about Obama. Some sample quotes from what they view as Obama's political agenda....
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 02:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You really need to come up with a new sort... 729 Views / 38 Replies  
You really need to come up with a new sort algorithm.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McCain willingly associates with a drug addict... 1,925 Views / 149 Replies  
McCain willingly associates with a drug addict who illegally used a charity to feed the drug habit.
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 6, 2008 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've got news for you: Your comment would be... 1,212 Views / 99 Replies  
I've got news for you: Your comment would be universally ridiculed across all cultures. :lol:
Posted by BRussell, on Oct 6, 2008 at 06:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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