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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread Mean time in Blighty..... in News
    That was pretty good.
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  • Mega's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 PM
    Mega replied to a thread Mean time in Blighty..... in News
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    We seem to be coming something around to a rational idea of the playing field here. If I had my way, I might slog the majority of the health sector...
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  • DSpencer's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    DSpencer replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    I think the only scheme is one where the poor pay the exact same or more. Logically, I don't think there is a way around that. Basically, I don't...
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    Today, 04:13 PM
    DSpencer replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    I found the "left's" reaction to the SALT deduction limit interesting. The deduction is a tax break that mostly benefited the rich. The limit makes...
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  • Mega's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 PM
    Mega started a thread Mean time in Blighty..... in News
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6727647/Gas-hobs-boilers-BANNED-new-homes-six-years-hit-carbon-emissions-targets.html Mike
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Put more simply, I think this tax cut was the last one. The bottom of the barrel. The culmination of half a century of cuts. They cut so deep this...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    For what it's worth, if you consider the counterfactual, I think it's hard to argue against interstate transfers like this. It's very likely if...
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  • jk's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    jk replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    even with the full salt deduction, those states were ALREADY pitching in more , i.e. were net donors, to the national pot. having salt deductibility...
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  • jk's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    jk replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    german style multi-payer universal health care
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  • DSpencer's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    DSpencer replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Do you consider rich states subsidizing poorer states to be a good thing or a bad thing? I have mixed feelings on the SALT issue. I think we've...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Never underestimate the power or pettiness of a few pissed off Austrian noblemen who were angry the US post-war plans didn't include putting them...
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  • jk's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    jk replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    there used to be such a thing as community and shared interests. i guess going through wwii convinced a lot of people that we had to hang together...
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    Today, 09:14 AM
    jk replied to a thread Asia's century. in News
    when paul kennedy wrote his excellent "the rise and fall of great powers", published in 1989, no one doubted that history was pointing to the fall of...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    That's the trick with the rhetoric. You can never go back. Grover Norquist won. Pricks like him who grew up in Weston with a silver spoon I guess...
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  • jk's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    jk replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    ps to my #31 above: if the productivity gains of the last few decades had been evenly distributed, instead of going solely to the upper 0.1%, more...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    You're literally defending debt-financing a multi-trillion dollar give-away to 400 lucky, select families just because of blind faith that tax cuts...
    43 replies | 469 view(s)
  • jk's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    jk replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    a few comments: 1. don't know where i read this; might even have been here, but worth repeating: socialism worked so well for the rich that the...
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  • vt's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    vt replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Don't believe in trickle down or gifts to the rich. Why don't you just confiscate their money? You would only run the government for a year or two. ...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    I suppose that's meant to rile me up. But honestly, I'm totally uninterested in Virginia Democrats, or blue dogs generally. They're basically...
    43 replies | 469 view(s)
  • vt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    vt replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    I love Boston. Rooted for Celtics for decades. Met Red Auerbach and high school classmate played for them. Boston and Northern Virginia both get...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    We don't got alligators, but I'm not sure if that qualifies to call it a better climate...
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  • BK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    BK replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    In the Northeast the mantra is we don't pay teachers enough.... But, in many school districts pay can go as high as $80K-$110K for 185 days of work...
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  • vt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    vt replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    That's the rich helping the poor, which is what you said you want. Rich states that have oceans for ports and rivers for navigation; that have...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    For over 200 years the opposite has been true. But this is what I mean. Facts don't matter.
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  • vt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    vt replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Wait. Those taxpayers in high tax states are being subsidized by the rest of us in lower tax states. Why should we pay to help people buying...
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  • BK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    BK replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    dcarrigg, I've been wondering if the SALT limit is just a short term issue and Republicans got one heck of a bargaining chip to barter that they...
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  • dcarrigg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    dcarrigg replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Wrong. Not everyone got their tax cuts. Some of us owe much more. This one screwed middle class professionals in high tax states really hard. It's a...
    43 replies | 469 view(s)
  • vt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    vt replied to a thread The Left has lost........... in News
    Everyone got tax cuts. But more importantly a huge number of people got jobs and wage growth was 3.1% in the latest reports. Corporations gave...
    43 replies | 469 view(s)
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