Jan 13, 2013 6:44pm

If you can't get a job what else can you do? Steal?


Jan 13, 2013 6:55pm

There are certain cash generating activities available to all.  Most alternatives would be far more attractive than making a deal with the ungulated beast from D.C. 


Jan 13, 2013 9:15pm

Across the U.S. South and Midwest, Republicans have consolidated control of state legislatures and governorships, giving them the power to test long-debated tax ideas.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, for instance, called on Thursday for ending the state's income tax and corporate taxes, with sales taxes compensating for lost revenue.
The idea here is to say to someone who owns or controls a company in a high tax state " lay off your employees and move your company to our state, and you and your company won't have to pay state income tax. We have removed the tax burden on the rich and put it on sales tax, if you don't mind making a trip to Mrs.Sipi, to buy stuff, you can evade that tax too."

That sounds like a good idea if you are rich, but if you are lower middle class, its seems like taxing the poor.


Jan 14, 2013 2:47am

@Chaeddd.............Please consider the following.  The most fiscally successful states have no state taxation.  Correct. None. There are about eight of them.  I live in one such state; Fl.   Because of custody reasons, I do live part-time in Michigan.  Mi taxpayers have been sodomized by big unions and demogogues for years.  According to my calculations; the 3rd highest state taxes in the country.  Return on taxpayer investment : 0.  Worst roads in the country.  Once you are out of a few chosen suburbs ; the worst schools the country has witnessed.  Police protection virtually none.  We NEED our guns.  Clearly, the more we give the incompetants on the state, federal and local levels ; the more they spend.  Current events should more than remind you ; our problem is spending NOT revenue.  Mr. Jindahl hits it spot on.  Purge you state guvmint today!!!!!!!!


Jan 14, 2013 3:39am

I get really excited when conservatives argue that the Republican party needs to become more conservative in order to win office. I'm not much for NASCAR, but I understand the appeal of watching a car wreck. The best outcome I could see is that there is a formal split between the socially liberal/fiscally conservative members and the Religious Right base, and that we get a strong 3rd party that draws in some members of the Democratic party.


Jan 14, 2013 4:05am

Good points, Camuscando, the republicants offer nothing to true fiscal conservatives.  demogogues resort to buying votes by giving handouts to the unsuccessful ; republicants excell at corporate welfare and privacy invasion.  Nothing really for ambitous folks just wanting to keep the money they toil for.  Soon, a new party will have to evolve promoting fiscal responsibility and a more "America first" approach.  Appealing to the fiscally irresponsible might ensure a victory for a opportunistic charlatan with a socialist tilt.  However, by the time this term is over the US will be able to start with a clean economic slate.  Might I suggest NOT using Greece or Portugal as an economic model?  


Jan 18, 2013 3:17pm

Republicans are crazy. I don't understand why they exist in such a progressive and democratic country.

Also don't agree with their interpretation of 'freedom'. Seems messed up to me. So much as Americans go on about having a small state, there seems to be a lot of state interference.


Jan 19, 2013 3:52pm

I get one thing.  You're pissed off about government intervention. yeah, well, you just got conned into 4 more years of it big time. 


Jan 21, 2013 8:18am

Ever notice how libertarians and Tea Party types love to talk about freedom but then end up supporting a nearly theocratic social-conservative agenda? In Missouri there are tons of these kinds of people. For them, freedom is lower taxes, more guns, and more shoving their religion down my throat. It's not really freedom if anything outside a narrow band of conservative-approved lifestyles and beliefs is considered heresy, deviance, or libertine debauchery.


Jan 21, 2013 8:36am

What is so theocratic about tax avoidance?  Civil rights for for 420 users?  Fiscal responsibility?  A transparent presidency?  Civil rights for unborn humans?  I fail to see how theocracy integrates with Liberty here?  Clarification ,  Please. 


Jan 22, 2013 5:38am

The Republicans need a mission statement; Liberals are the enemy of America.

think about it.


Jan 24, 2013 8:37am

I dont think the republicans will ever win another presidency.

They used to be able to raise far more money for a campaign then the democrats could. Then they would buy so much advertising they just could'nt lose.

Times have changed. The rich and upper middle class have caller ID. Now they know when a person is calling them to ask for a contribution before they answer the phone. They don't answer,and the fund raisers can't bring in all that money.

The more affluent people who used to vote republican now have a DVR so they can fast foward and not watch commercials, or they are watching a movie on  a DVD, or HBO. They just don't see most of the advertising. As for the advertising on the radio, they have satelite radio, so they wont hear it.

I think these people dont see the advertising in newspapers, they get the news on their computer.

So now the people who are seeing or hearing the advertising are watching broadcast TV or listening to broadcast radio.

They think its great if the rich have to pay higher taxes.


Jan 24, 2013 8:55am

They're trying now to rig some states electoral votes and split them since they have no chance with their failed ideas. They're doing it in VA and they're going to try in PA also. They want to split the electoral votes such that you get votes by the congressional districts you win. So even though President Obama won the popular vote in PA by like 6 points or more he would of lost the electoral vote because he won mostly in Philly and Pittsburgh. The GOP plan is that you win the state by how much land you cover, not by how many people actually vote for you, because they can't get the votes.


Jan 24, 2013 10:55am

Without gerrymandered districts I like the idea of apportioning the electors according to the local vote. I'd prefer to eliminate the electoral college though.

But since Republicans are the party in decline they are also the party most apt to gerrymander.


Jan 24, 2013 11:37am

Personally, between now and the fiscal halocaust just hanging low making passive investments such as precious metal investments seems to be best.  Working, paying mandatory taxes and feeding the beast in any way could be counterproductive to getting a successful economy up and running. Mr. Obama is not seeming to give an inch regarding his spending policies.  Why should the citizenry give him permission to piss more away.  Airplanes for Eygypt anyone?


Jan 24, 2013 12:44pm

Fuck it, RIP, just say that Bush was Obama's fault and you'll have just about covered all of the things left to blame on Obama.


Jan 24, 2013 2:31pm

Obama was able to win this year because the democrats had a successful get out the vote drive in every one of the battleground states. Their people have those old TVs with antennas, so they will watch the advertisments and get convinced that it is worth making the trip to the polls and vote.

The republicans are watching TV from a satelite with a tivo and are zapping the commercials. They probably had better things to do with their time than vote for Romney. Having not seen the advertising, they were not hyped up enough to go out and vote for their guy.

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