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by rotor
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:53 pm
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Since everything else has leaked to the press how come the bombshell memo hasn't?
by rotor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:13 pm
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pbwalker, just noted your from Colorado. Explains Johnson.
by rotor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 pm
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pbwalker wrote:
rotor wrote:
pbwalker wrote:
rotor wrote:
pbwalker wrote:
stroo wrote:I voted for Trump albeit with great misgivings. I am however still very happy with that vote. Hilary still isn't president and we have gotten some very good Federal judges.

But there are times, Trump talks and tweets too much. He is continually stepping on his own good news. Drives me crazy.
:iagree:

I couldn't bring myself to vote for him (voted for Gary Johnson), but you hit the nail on the head. SCOTUS was a huge win. But Trump keeps trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator and, frankly, it's a joke.
You voted for HRC.
And it's that attitude that keeps the vicious cycle going. :tiphat:
Just a fact. I voted for Ross Perot in 92. I too ended up voting for a Clinton. I guess I wasn't too savvy in 1992. At least my man had some brains, not like Gary Johnson. But I am sure you felt better, just as I did.
I did. I was able to walk away from the ballot box with my dignity in tact.

And I, too, would have voted for Perot in 1992 if I was old enough to do so. I was the only kid in my 7th grade class who took the "Perot" side of the argument, read his book a few times, and genuinely wanted the guy to win. I guess I would have voted for a clinton back then too...
Maybe you are proving the point that with age one becomes much more conservative and less idealistic. Obviously there is a large age distinction between us. Feeling good by voting for Johnson was a vote for HRC. Perhaps you just knew that Texas would never vote for HRC and your vote didn't count. But what if one vote really did count? At least when I voted outrageously I voted for someone smart, You voted for an idiot. I have the same argument with my much younger brothers too so don't take it personal.
by rotor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 pm
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

pbwalker wrote:
rotor wrote:
pbwalker wrote:
stroo wrote:I voted for Trump albeit with great misgivings. I am however still very happy with that vote. Hilary still isn't president and we have gotten some very good Federal judges.

But there are times, Trump talks and tweets too much. He is continually stepping on his own good news. Drives me crazy.
:iagree:

I couldn't bring myself to vote for him (voted for Gary Johnson), but you hit the nail on the head. SCOTUS was a huge win. But Trump keeps trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator and, frankly, it's a joke.
You voted for HRC.
And it's that attitude that keeps the vicious cycle going. :tiphat:
Just a fact. I voted for Ross Perot in 92. I too ended up voting for a Clinton. I guess I wasn't too savvy in 1992. At least my man had some brains, not like Gary Johnson. But I am sure you felt better, just as I did.
by rotor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 pm
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Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

pbwalker wrote:
stroo wrote:I voted for Trump albeit with great misgivings. I am however still very happy with that vote. Hilary still isn't president and we have gotten some very good Federal judges.

But there are times, Trump talks and tweets too much. He is continually stepping on his own good news. Drives me crazy.
:iagree:

I couldn't bring myself to vote for him (voted for Gary Johnson), but you hit the nail on the head. SCOTUS was a huge win. But Trump keeps trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator and, frankly, it's a joke.
You voted for HRC.
by rotor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:07 pm
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Trump tells it like it is. No bull like Obama. No phony politically correct statements. He is a blunt New Yorker that just blurts out the truth perhaps without thinking twice. I personally like it. He said he was going to drain the swamp. The swamp is all of those politically correct politicians. Dick Durbin tops the list.
Every country mentioned would have received the same non-PC terminology that apparently Trump used (perhaps he did not use those words). Those countries are all ****hole countries. Would business man Trump build a hotel and golf course in Haiti? I think not. It is not racist to state that a country is below 3rd world and that it is not a benefit to take in people from that country. Either you believe in a merit based immigration system or you don't.
Dreamers get all kinds of economic benefits that US citizens don't. Why should a dreamer get in-state tuition when a non-state resident US citizen has to pay out of state tuition? I feel sorry for these dreamers but they are here illegally and their parents committed the crime. What about all of the people on a waiting list for years trying to come here legally? Why should a crook be ahead of them? Is there something innate about dreamers that make them better than other Hispanic students. Last I looked, Oriental, White, Hispanic and Black was the order for high school graduation. Are Hispanic dreamers better than Hispanic citizens? We keep hearing how great they are. But are they? Except to become future Democratic voters what benefit do they bring to our country? Would not a European with a PhD in nuclear physics be a better immigrant than a non-educated dreamer? There are lots of well trained people that I would like to see admitted to our country before some of the people from those ****hole countries. Merit based admission. We don't need more welfare people.
by rotor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:31 pm
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dale blanker wrote:
philip964 wrote:http://www.breitbart.com/big-government ... ts-to-end/

Trump wants to end the diversity lottery program. This is the way the NYC truck terrorist entered the US. John McCain said it was a non starter.
Does anyone in Arizona still like him?
It should be easy to eliminate the diversity visa program. It was created in 1990 by a bill supported by Schumer, passed by bipartisan votes and signed into law by George Bush. Schumer supported getting rid of the program as part of a comprehensive immigration plan that passed in the Senate in 2013 but the plan was blocked in the House because of the amnesty issue.
What possible benefit is there for the citizens of this country to raffle off entry into the U.S. rather than open it to people that will bring a skill and direct benefit? At the minimum they should have to buy a raffle ticket. Pure stupidity.
by rotor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:43 pm
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dale blanker wrote:
rotor wrote:
dale blanker wrote:
rotor wrote: Obama essentially on his own without congress made a "treaty" with Iran.
Huh? What about UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany? Don't they deserve some of your distain too?
They are only interested in what they can sell in Iran. They couldn't care less if Iran dropped the bomb on the US or Israel. As a matter of fact, they might welcome it. Money counts. That is all that counts for these countries.
Oh yeah, that's right, they don't have any problems with radical Islam, only the USA does. So, a little fallout from a nulcear blast in the US is no big deal to them. :banghead:

Stop the world I want to get off...
So Cuba deals with North Korea and who knows where they get their stuff. They don't seem to worry too much about nuclear fallout from something that hits the US. Russia and China keep supporting all the bad boys and they don't seem to worry about nuclear fallout. Europeans only care about business deals. Airbus sales to Iran. You are the classic lefty dale. I was the same way when I was very young too.
by rotor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:51 pm
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dale blanker wrote:
rotor wrote: Obama essentially on his own without congress made a "treaty" with Iran.
Huh? What about UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany? Don't they deserve some of your distain too?
They are only interested in what they can sell in Iran. They couldn't care less if Iran dropped the bomb on the US or Israel. As a matter of fact, they might welcome it. Money counts. That is all that counts for these countries.
by rotor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:08 am
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dale blanker wrote:
rotor wrote:
dale blanker wrote:
philip964 wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-wont ... 1507908636

Trump won't certify Iran deal.
Ok, Congress has more to do besides NK, tax reform, infrastructure, healthcare, hurricanes, and oh yes, budget. Now it's foreign policy too...

See:
https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/13/16 ... -decertify
Perhaps Mr. Obama should have thought of this when devising a "treaty" that did not have the advise and consent of the senate. I am sure that the veterans wounded by Iran IED's support Trump. Israel does. Europe only cares about the dollars to be made in Iran. As long as we hear "Death to America" for the millionth time I won't be upset about cancellation of this stupid deal. The bad thing is that this will hurt the Iranian people who are really good people under an oppressive government. This Iran deal was about as good as the N.K. deal and look where we are with that.
Congress advise and conscent? Read the article.
"That requirement is a matter of US law — specifically a law called the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), put in place in May 2015 to give Congress oversight over an Obama administration agreement of which many members were skeptical. INARA requires the president to publicly certify every 90 days that Iran is in technical compliance with the deal and, more broadly, that “suspension of sanctions [is] appropriate and proportionate to the specific and verifiable measures taken by Iran with respect to terminating its illicit nuclear program” as well as “vital to the national security interests of the United States.”
The agreement was supposed to focus on nuclear development, not all Iran behavior. It apparently provided more insight to Iran's nuclear program than we had previously achieved "trusting but verifying" Russia's. Note that the Secretary of Defense, retired USMC General Mattis, had testified before Congress than certification should be made.
Obama essentially on his own without congress made a "treaty" with Iran. He used his phone and pen to go against the will of congress. That's why all of the money was given out right away as he knew that the next president might reverse things. Trump can not get the money back but he can leave it to congress to reimpose sanctions. Europe will not care as they want the $$$ that Iran business deals will bring in. That's the way I read the whole thing. All a bad deal for the U.S. No trust and verify. We should trust the government that held our embassy people in confinement for over a year? Death to America slogans. Americans locked up in jail for no reason. Responsible for all of our dead and wounded military men and women. This is as bad a deal as we did with N.K. and look where we are now.
by rotor
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:45 pm
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dale blanker wrote:
philip964 wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-wont ... 1507908636

Trump won't certify Iran deal.
Ok, Congress has more to do besides NK, tax reform, infrastructure, healthcare, hurricanes, and oh yes, budget. Now it's foreign policy too...

See:
https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/13/16 ... -decertify
Perhaps Mr. Obama should have thought of this when devising a "treaty" that did not have the advise and consent of the senate. I am sure that the veterans wounded by Iran IED's support Trump. Israel does. Europe only cares about the dollars to be made in Iran. As long as we hear "Death to America" for the millionth time I won't be upset about cancellation of this stupid deal. The bad thing is that this will hurt the Iranian people who are really good people under an oppressive government. This Iran deal was about as good as the N.K. deal and look where we are with that.
by rotor
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:05 pm
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Aunt Eva wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:Eliminate income and property taxes. Replace with consumption tax... done.
:leaving
I wish Texas would do this even if we can't get it at the national level.
Isn't that the sales tax? There is no limit to how much government will tax us no matter what we call it. They will raise it forever.
by rotor
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:40 pm
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philip964 wrote:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-t ... story.html

Yesterday Trump gave a speech about his new federal tax overhaul, to make the tax code simpler, more fair, to stimulate the economy, make America great again and to give everyone a reduction in taxes. Sounds great.

With every change in the tax code, there will be winners and losers. Someone will pay more taxes. Someone will pay less taxes.

He proposed eliminating the death tax. So if you have an estate greater than 5 million dollars you would be a winner. I would assume if you earn income you would be a loser as someone has to make up the difference. That is unless the government just plans to borrow more.

He proposed eliminating the property tax deduction. So if you own a home, you will be a loser.

In the illustration in the news article above, if you pay State income tax or pay sales taxes like in Texas, you will be a loser.

Supposedly the middle class per his speech will pay less. I'm in the middle class, but it looks like, since I itemize my deductions, I will be a loser.

As it normally is, when someone talks about reforming the tax code, it means my taxes will go up.
My local paper gave a rundown on this today and yes there will be winners and losers, always are. I think some of your comments are wrong though.

Yes he wants to eliminate the death tax. I hope he does. Families, especially farmers, are paper rich and when one dies the tax on their farm usually causes the family to sell it to pay the tax. Income earned during a lifetime has been taxed once and shouldn't be taxed twice. Just my opinion as it won't affect me.

Property tax deductions. If you own a $200,000 house in Texas it's a $2 million dollar house in San Francisco. I believe California has a 1% property tax so the SF owner pays $20,000 a year in tax right now which they can deduct from their fed tax. They also can deduct their Ca state income tax from their federal tax. You on the other hand maybe pay $5,000 property tax and no state income tax. This change in law will hurt those that live in very expensive states with high income tax.Should I just say democratic voting states? Look at NYC, they pay state, and city income tax and can deduct it from their federal tax. We have been supporting them for years with our current system and sure they can raise their income tax as they feel and deduct it from their federal tax. I don't believe paying sales tax on items purchased for personal use has been something we can deduct from federal tax so I don't know where that came from. If I am wrong I need to know.

You would have a choice of standardized deduction or itemized deduction for home mortgage.

Look, I have paid more in taxes every time there has been a change in tax law so I don't hold my breath on this but if it gets the country moving again I am for it. I may make less money for my accountant though but so be it. This was all in my local paper today as a summary as I certainly am no tax expert. If I were Chuck Schummer I sure wouldn't vote for this as it will definitely raise the taxes on those New Yorkers.
by rotor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:36 pm
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I lost $100 on a bet that I made with a friend. I bet Obamacare would be repealed. How stupid was that bet! The only reason to stay republican is 2ndA issues. Who else could manage to convert a total victory to an absolute defeat? The democrats stink but at least they take orders and vote what they promise. May not bother voting next time around.
by rotor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:13 pm
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Kathy Griffin emulating herself as an ISIS warrior holding a decapitated head. Is this the way to insure your way to a rejuvenated career? What normal American wants to be looked at as a Jihadist terrorist? Ugh!

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