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  • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

    Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
    I distrust all career politicians of either party.
    And yet you only seem to post things critical of Democrats...guess there are no "career politicians" in the Republican party...

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    • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

      Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
      um, how would you describe a person who is inspired by Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Kennedy's rhetoric?
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      • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

        Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
        um, how would you describe a person who is inspired by Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Kennedy's rhetoric?
        I liked Reagan quite a bit. McCain too. Heck toss in Nixon before the fall. Doesn't make me a card carrying elephant. You protest too much, sir and your rhetoric gives you away regarding where you stay at night.

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        • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

          Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
          You protest too much, sir
          yeah, in retrospect, any response to his baiting at all was "too much."

          You do have to admit, though, he is a master baiter!
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          • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

            I found a table that shows what income tax rates are currently, and to what level they are scheduled to increase in 2013.


            Income level:

            Over $388,350: 35% / 39.6%

            $217,450-388,350: 33% / 36%

            $142,700-217,450: 28% / 31%

            $70,700-142,700: 25% / 28%

            $17,400-70,700: 15% / 15%

            Dividends: 15% / 43.4%

            Capital gains: 15% / 23.8%

            Estate tax: 35% / 55%


            Notice that, on a percentage bases, the increases are higher as you move down the scale until you get to the lowest bracket. Or to paraphrase, when the existing tax rate structure was implemented, the tax cuts favored middle income people over highest income people.
            Last edited by FreshFish; 06-08-2012, 07:52 AM.
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            • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

              Originally posted by joecct View Post
              Unfaithful?
              Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing!

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              • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                The partisanship on all of these boards ensures that people who are truly open minded go elsewhere. We who remain have declared our allegiances. I don't know why FF feels he has to hide that he drinks the righty Kool Aid. Maybe he's embarrassed. But from his posts he's obvious.

                The only frequent poster on these threads who might actually change his vote depending on the candidate may be Scooby, who seems to treat the entire thing as a battle royale between Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth. Everybody else is obvious in their red or blue leotard.
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                • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  The only frequent poster on these threads who might actually change his vote depending on the candidate may be Scooby, who seems to treat the entire thing as a battle royale between Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth. Everybody else is obvious in their red or blue leotard.
                  Perhaps. I would have voted for Reagan in his 2nd term were I old enough (born in ’67), I've voted for a Bush, voted for Pawlenty once, voted for Coleman once, voted for Arne Carlson and I would have voted for McCain had he beat out Junior. I did vote for Obama last time, but and I am now considering a write-in. My posts may say otherwise at times - perhaps certain topics get my dander up more than others.
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                  • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                    "The fact that he keeps telling you he's not a pervert, means he's a pervert."

                    If I was a gambling man, I'd be putting money on Obama right now. For some reason confidence in his reelection has temporarily waned, to where he's about a 53% winner on Intrade. It's irrational pessimism, there's no way he loses come November.
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                    • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                      had the exact opposite feeling than you Geezer. if I were betting I'd lay odds on Romney. disaster last two weeks for Obama. if Wisconsin and Michigan are truly "in play" states, electorally there is no way Obama wins. still early though. the Supremes health care ruling later this month will be big. and I'm getting the feeling even Dems aren't into Obama.
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                      • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                        . Everybody else is obvious in their red or blue leotard.
                        You left out us Ron Paul whack jobs
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                        • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                          Hell, I'm pretty liberal at this point and voted for Abraham over Stabenow in '00, Fred Upton 2 of the last 3 times and Snyder in 2010.

                          I also vote for the Green Party, Communist party, Reform party and American Constitutional parties when I vote for trustees for Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State.

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                          • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                            Originally posted by walrus View Post
                            You left out us Ron Paul whack jobs
                            I was counting them as red, but I guess they get their own color. Whatever the von Mises Insitute's flag is, or the color of the inside of Murray Rothbard's rectum.

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                            • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              The partisanship on all of these boards ensures that people who are truly open minded go elsewhere. We who remain have declared our allegiances. I don't know why FF feels he has to hide that he drinks the righty Kool Aid. Maybe he's embarrassed. But from his posts he's obvious.

                              The only frequent poster on these threads who might actually change his vote depending on the candidate may be Scooby, who seems to treat the entire thing as a battle royale between Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth. Everybody else is obvious in their red or blue leotard.
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                              I can say for 100% certainty that I will be voting for someone different this year than I did in 2008..
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                              • Re: Elections 2012: You must choose the lesser of two weevils

                                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                                The partisanship on all of these boards ensures that people who are truly open minded go elsewhere. We who remain have declared our allegiances. I don't know why FF feels he has to hide that he drinks the righty Kool Aid. Maybe he's embarrassed. But from his posts he's obvious.

                                The only frequent poster on these threads who might actually change his vote depending on the candidate may be Scooby, who seems to treat the entire thing as a battle royale between Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth. Everybody else is obvious in their red or blue leotard.
                                So impatience with stupidity and outrage over venality is now considered "partisan"? You have an "interesting" dictionary, my friend.
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                                "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." -- W. B. Yeats

                                "People generally are most impatient with those flaws in others about which they are most ashamed of in themselves." - folk wisdom

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