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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Presidential Bafoonery Reply with quote

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123561551065378405.html
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A tax policy that confiscated 100% of the taxable income of everyone in America earning over $500,000 in 2006 would only have given Congress an extra $1.3 trillion in revenue. That's less than half the 2006 federal budget of $2.7 trillion and looks tiny compared to the more than $4 trillion Congress will spend in fiscal 2010. Even taking every taxable "dime" of everyone earning more than $75,000 in 2006 would have barely yielded enough to cover that $4 trillion.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes you really want to go out and work hard so the government can take your money and give it to the guy not working doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not really a suprise, we watched that number drop even through the campaign. I guess it's nice to see data to back up how bad we're in this now, but it's all pretty depressing really.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realize Obama is a media darling right now but one would think that the media would be all over a sensational story about how the president is making up numbers.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox might be. The rest, not so much.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://reason.com/blog/show/131843.html

Wow, just... wow.

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I cannot conceive of any American government behaving with the ill-conceived restraint that the Zhao Ziyang administration did in China


Obama's head of National Intelligence Council about the Tienanmen Square Massacre.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time I think I'm bitter enough to deal with his appointments, he one-ups me. Well played, Obama.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/dreyfuss/411714/chas_freeman_for_nic_lots_at_stake

Israel conducts smear campaign to prevent Obama's NIC chairman pick.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ee3e07f0-16b2-11de-9a72-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

Ron Paul predicts 15 year depression with failing currencies.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing Ron Paul isn't an economist.
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