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March 23, 2013

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Mar-28-13 2:09 PM

Used brought her up... I guess he loves her.. as much as Palin? On another note... Americans are migrating from less-free liberal states to more-free conservative states, where they are doing better economically, according to a new study published Thursday by the George Mason University's Mercatus Center. The "Freedom in the 50 States" study measured economic and personal freedom using a wide range of criteria, including tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and state laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control, education choice and more. It found that the freest states tended to be conservative "red" states, while the least free were liberal "blue" states.

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Mar-28-13 7:10 AM

TOT...Did you actually bring up Michele Bachmann's name!..she's much more of a target for her own GOP than the Dems!

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Mar-27-13 8:02 PM

A watershed moment in the ongoing disaster of ObamaCare, as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally admits that health insurance premiums are rising because of the President’s health insurance takeover, per the Wall Street Journal: Don’t worry, folks, ObamaCare is blowing premiums through the roof, but there will be subsidies available for lower-income Americans! That means the rest of us will get screwed twice - once when we pay our higher insurance premiums, then again when we pay for all those lovely subsidies.

On the political front, Obama’s cherished young voters are getting rooked, but luckily they tend to be low-information types who don’t hold him accountable for anything – they keep saying jobs and economic growth are their top concern, but they voted to re-elect him, didn’t they? And Sebelius is doing her best to mitigate political fallout from sticker-shocked young people by keeping that “War on Women” narrative going.

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Mar-27-13 7:12 PM

A new study from the widely respected National Bureau of Economic Research released this week has confirmed beyond question that the left's race-baiting attacks on the housing market (the Community Reinvestment Act--enacted under Carter, made shockingly more aggressive under Clinton) is directly responsible for imploding the housing market and destroying the economy.

The study painstakingly sorted through failed home loans that caused the housing market collapse and identified an overwhelming connection between them and CRA mortgages

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Mar-27-13 2:17 PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann is and has been the target for liberals, this is no different. Like calling the pope an atheist. It is great that you read the news now go look at some real story not another fairy tale!

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Mar-27-13 2:14 PM

A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people's medical records without a warrant - including "intimate medical records of every state judge in California." John Doe Company sued 15 John Doe IRS agents in Superior Court. "This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service ('IRS') agents (collectively referred to as 'defendants' herein) during a raid of John Doe Company, in the Southern District of California, on March 11, 2011," the complaint states. "In a case involving solely a tax matter involving a former employee of the company, these agents stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians.

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Mar-26-13 6:21 PM

So people disagree with facts? or is Bachman a RINO?

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Mar-26-13 8:18 AM

OK, TOT, I'll play.....

JEERS:Federal investigators are probing allegations that Rep. Michele Bachmann, or members of her staff, inappropriately used money raised during her presidential campaign, her lawyer and former campaign staffers said today.

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Mar-25-13 8:45 PM

JEERS for the intent, but CHEERS for the likely outcome when everyone gets whats really going to happen! The 61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.

On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant's identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: "Would you like to register to vote?" The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.

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Mar-25-13 1:31 PM

Tons of sources, here's just one...Economist Emanuel Saez "Striking it Richer". Since the recovery began in 2009, the bottom 99% of Am incomes have dropped by .4%. The top 1% has risen by 11.2%. By the way, Emanuel Saez won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his study of income inequality...hardly an uninformed source. Seriously, with no sarcasm intended, I'd like to see any other sources that refute this.

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Mar-25-13 10:27 AM

I agree drugs that something has to change. That's the first I've heard of the flat tax w/50K exemption..interesting, will have to check into that. Sooo Bob, now you're saying the wealthy getting wealthier is a progressive claim, an exclusive progressive theory!! And you seriously want proof provided of how the standing of the wealthy elite has spiraled over the last decade, while the middle class has declined. Google that topic Bob, that should keep you busy for a couple of weeks. And if you find a source that says the elite has decreased or stabilized, while the middle class/blue collar guy's standing has increased, please let me know at once, with the source...I'll be waiting.

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Mar-25-13 9:37 AM

Strange how 10% of the population (wealthy) pay around 70% of the freight yet progressives claim the wealthy are getting wealthier. Instead of spouting platitudes and emotional responses, why not provide proof.

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Mar-25-13 9:23 AM

laker - good explaination, but some thing has to change. Last week I heard (maybe it was Ryan's deal, maybe not) about a proposed flat tax at 17% with a $50K exemption. That's the best idea I've heard yet. Sure the mortgage deduction would be gone, but that makes the first $50K of income tax free (federally) and everybody pays 17% after that. Simple and no loopholes.

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Mar-25-13 8:24 AM

drugs...curious/weird post you have there?? I am extremely happy with my financial success and very content with my life in general. Envious??..not in the least, and the resentment is not directed AT the wealthy, but rather toward the rules they get to play by(tax loopholes, etc etc) which the average Joe can't take advantage of. And if the Ryan/Cantor gang gets their way, kiss goodbye the mortgage interest deduction...another slam to the middle class. But the very minute you mention closing loopholes, taxing off shore accts etc, the right wingers cry out "socialism!" I actually agree heartily with your comment about "greedy crony capitalism." How much wealth is enough??? Through hard work and a successful business, I'm fortunate in that I can provide a lot of "the nicer things" for my this isn't about's the issue of the wealthy just getting wealthier while the average Joe can't even afford to take his kids to a ballgame.

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Mar-24-13 11:12 PM

laker - who told you life was supposed to be fair??? It's not "their" fault that you weren't as financially successful as some others. Success is not measured by $$$$$. Success is a journey, not a destination. Your envy and resentment is showing through. The so called middle class has been gone for at least 30 years. The middle class used to -buy a new car now and then, take a decent family vacation during the summer months, own the house they live in, and IF mom worked they had nicer cars, more costly vacations, and ate more steaks than the neighbors. The question is - how do we curtail the current trend of greedy crony capitalism and return to "the good old days" ??

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Mar-24-13 2:52 PM

Class envy, huh?..nothing whatsoever to do with the issue. I've worked 2 jobs, retired and live comfortably. It's not envy, it's fairness. Tax codes, off shore tax shelters, absurd oil subsidies...the deck is stacked toward the wealthy, as the average joe/middle class continues to shrink.

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Mar-24-13 11:57 AM

CHEERS to almost! Scientists claim to have found a way to help anyone plagued by earworms – those annoying tunes that lodge themselves inside our heads and repeat on an endless loop. Researchers claim the best way to stopping the phenomenon, sometimes known as earworms – where snippets of a catchy song inexplicably play like a broken record in your brain – is to solve some tricky anagrams. “The key is to find something that will give the right level of challenge,” said Dr Ira Hyman, a music psychologist at Western Washington University who conducted the research. “If you are cognitively engaged, it limits the ability of intrusive thoughts to enter your head. I originally thought that this might help liberals get off their Bush addiction but tying their shoes over the years would have already accomplished the extraction.

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Mar-24-13 10:55 AM

'Rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer'. Upper class, middle class, lower class...Jeers on platitudes, made up victims and class envy. Nobody is born offended or 'class conscious'. There is no 'control' gene that makes you automatically responsive to someones demands. Those are all learned traits that you have sole authority over. Therefore, I can be offended at the class envy so many Americans have learned.

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Mar-23-13 4:48 PM

How do you know Dave and rs--maybe they were referring to the drapes.

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Mar-23-13 3:11 PM

DaveGibson, haha, I noticed the same 'decor' versus 'decorum' mistake, too. Ya' beat me to it.

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Mar-23-13 3:07 PM

Dave, you are right in that "The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer" and the gap is also getting wider. Either you are making it or you are not, -- not much in the middle

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Mar-23-13 3:03 PM

Can't the 2 school districts combine on their own and save more money by not giving a % of the savings away to BOCES? I am guessing Dr. Michel is only proposing this because there is a benefit to his program. BOCES services just keep increasing their costs and schools don't get a say in it. Its time to cut back on BOCES services and let them pay their high paid administrators on their own. I urge all taxpayers to FOIL a copy of your local schools BOCES bill and you will be shocked at what is in there and how much it cost. Your board members and Superintendents will tell you they receive aid on it but it is still cheaper to not spend the money on unnecessary items to begin with.

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Mar-23-13 1:58 PM

TOT, how convienent. You pigeonhole everything so that you can't be wrong. Jim Greer, the disgraced former head of the Florida GOP, is a RINO that should have been a democrat. Fulton county Republicans are not to be blamed for the condition of the county because it's the State Democrats that caused this mess. You're the person that shoots ar arrow, draws a circle around it, and proclaims bullseye

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Mar-23-13 12:11 PM

REPUBLICAN "controlled" Fulton County has ONLY REPUBLICANS to blame for this !! Anything less is typical Republican tactic of blaming anything and anybody for the screw ups they commit...!Why the lam excuses?????

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Mar-23-13 11:09 AM

DaveGibson, Yes I do live in Fulton County, it is inside NYS that means that republicans may control a town but that the larger problems are controlled by DEMOCRATS! Fulton county has been set up to be the dumping ground for welfare and low income... nothing the locals can do without being sued, called names and then forced to accept it as they continue to shove that great state aid down our throats!

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