It's fine to close loopholes but the effective rate needs to be reduced. Companies already take advantage of loopholes yet they are still moving abroad.
Reduce the effective rate and you will keep companies from leaving and also bring others here. This can actually increase tax revenues and produce jobs!
It's really a no brainer but unfortunately we have leadership with no brains!posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:20
For example, voting to repeal Obamacare / ACA close to 50 times.
It was the democrats who, in a totally partisan manner, formulated and passed this law. Anyway this law was terribly written and terribly implemented...it needs to be repealed.posted @ Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:13
@Manurestopper: The key is to take what the defense gives you. If they've got 8 or 9 in the box, you better be able to throw it or you're not gonna be successful. I'll take a 5 yd slant all night long if it's there.
Let's have balance and put ourselves in position to pound it in the 4th quarter (much like we saw against Clemson)
A tough image is nice but it don't mean squat. The W is all that matters.posted @ Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:18
@dahreese: Yes the US has had strange bedfellows (like Stalin for example) over time but America is by far the most generous nation on this earth and has done more to spread freedom than any other nation again by far.
I hate to break it to you but the roots of islamic fundamentalism has its origins in Wahhabisim that began in the 1700s and gained strength with the relinquishment of French and British colonial control. So your, and other leftists, theory that the root of all evil in the middle east is the US is total BULL! But it's not surprising that after your reading of leftist fiction that you come to that conclusion,posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 23:26
@Georgia Boy: I guess the NY Times is irrelevant too.posted @ Monday, August 25, 2014 - 08:42
[quote] But I forget, this is Georgia, where those with power and influence get what they want and others, like Clarke County, will be used to provide services they cannot afford.
So you think this is unique to Georgia?? Get a clue Bud!posted @ Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:47
To point out hypocracy, i.e. when Bush did something similar to or worse than what Obama did, the Obama haters didn't shoot anywhere near the same amount of venom towards Bush.
You're right but the Bush haters shot plenty of venom then gave Obama a pass. See my above post about hypocrisyposted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:09
[quote]for things which Bush did far worse [/quote]
Politifact (August 2013) said the statement that Bush took more vacation is accurate but needs clarification. Here is the clarification: Bush spent 323 days at Crawford, 26 days at Kennebunkport, and 18 days at miscellaneous places. Obama spent 92 days at Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii at the same point in his presidency. Any intelligent, objective person would say that Crawford is far more conducive to actually doing some work and that Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii are much more like vacation spots - well they are vacation spots.
Bush did far worse? I don't think so.
As I recall, when we were alll over Bush taking a RECORD number of vacation days...Fox ran 24/7 .
I don't really care about the vacation issue but you're right liberals like you were all over him and left leaning news outlets were all over him during his tenure. It's absolutely amazing to me that you guys think that you are completely devoid of hypocrisy. Nothing could be further from the truth!posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:04
@tgb: 'Cause it's just funny to hear right wing extremists criticize Obama for certain things––vacation time, inability to speak without preparation (which is completely absurd in Obama's case, by the way, and purely a reaction against all the heat Bush took for his mangling of the English language)––which Bush refined to an art form of incompetence. Bush was the master. "Now watch this drive."
I have never criticized Obama for his vacations. There are NUMEROUS other more important things that he deserves criticism for.
So you don't like people criticizing Obama's speaking ability then you criticize bush for his speaking ability? Really?
Too funny!!posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 13:17
@cyou299: Whenever someone criticizes obama you guys repeatedly have to bring up Bush. Why? Because there's nary an argument you can make for obama.posted @ Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:29
[quote] radioactive wastes they do produce make carbon look as safe as mother’s milk [/quote]
For 1 person's lifetime use of electricity nuclear energy will produce 7 lbs of waste while a coal plant will produce 68 metric tons of waste. Nuclear waste is a problem but it is a manageable one.
[[quote] U.S. taxpayers subsidize storage of deadly nuclear wastes [/quote]
Incorrect. Nuclear waste storage cost is embedded in the cost of nuclear energy so it is the rate payer who receives nuclear energy who pays this.
[quote] and also subsidize the petroleum industry, via overseas wars fought, arguably, for oil. [/quote]
Where's all that Iraqi oil that we got??
A change in habits away from the absurdity of commuting [/quote]
Why don't you throw in population control while you're at it.
I think that it is you that should be concerned about being 'void of pertinent facts'.posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:55
because it probably doesn't fit your view on black people ?
Ahh yes ... the race card. Typicalposted @ Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:34
97% global warming consensus [/quote]
There is no 'scientific' basis for the 97% number. Basically its just made up.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 09:47
This is pretty straightforward actually. UGA has tougher rules, a police force that shows no favoritism, and heavy media scrutiny.
So when these kids make a mistake, they are caught, punished and we learn about it. It's not that way at many other schools.posted @ Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 07:33
@mpd0.59: No. I mean the fact that Obama's solution to everything is to increase the size of government ie. increase our debt.
As far as the bank bailouts: 1. Obama was totally on board 2. All of the TARP funds have been recovered from the banks.
The blame Bush crap is really old but I can understand it since you libs have absolutely nothing to hang your hat on.posted @ Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:08
that's fine...except for the 'unsubstantiated' part. It is well documented fact.
Nope. It is a well documented theory.posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:56
Thank goodness that the damage obama can do has been limited!posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:48
This kid is too skinny to play in the SEC....he's gonna get run over.
Can you be that stupid?? It is very easy to add 25-30 lb to his frame by the time his college career starts.posted @ Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:51
@rzimdars: Gonna have to end it here. Going out with friends and family. Enjoyed sparring w/ you. Cheers!posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 18:46
@rzimdars: My numbers come from the 2014 economic report of the president Page 391 but your numbers will suffice. The Bush tax cuts went fully into effect in 2003. After a peak deficit in 04 they steadily came down until the mortgage crisis in 2008.
No nonsense and nothing faulty.I know it was a battle cry for the left during 2012 election but these tax cuts did not cause the mortgage crisis.
BTW, thanks for posting those numbers and proving my point!posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 18:26
The "blame Bush crowd" is a superbly researched source. Surely you don't rely on Newsmax and William Kristol???
Nope. I deal in facts. Look up Economic Report of the President.
And TGB, in your post above, why did you fail to factor in the money Bush borrowed to finance the Iraq War,
You are correct we will be paying for that but we will be paying for Obama's debt far longer.
And Snarky nailing my argument? Come on. His bit about Carter, Clinton, and the Arab world is amateur hour partisan politics.,
As opposed to your enlightened non-partisan politics??
I see you're a part of the 'blame America' crowd too.posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 17:23
@snarkydude: Well Snarky, since you know what I do for a living, would you be so kind to tell me what you do for a living? I'm pretty sure you are not a professor of history, given your apparent limited knowledge of Middle East history.
Come on, shed at least part of your cloak of anonymity!
Hey Nancy, what's your line of work? Snarky doesn't seem to like music. Do you?
No matter who he is or what he does, he nailed you with his rebuttal. (As did Nancy)posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:07
waging the Afghan and Iraq Wars while simultaneously cutting taxes ... crashed our country.
The Bush tax cuts increased federal revenues and reduced annual deficits until the mortgage crisis ( which had its origins before Bush as snarky stated) hit.
I would expect that a professor could distinguish fact from propaganda spouted by the 'blame Bush' crowd. But then again, I would expect that from our president too.
Come on professor, do the research!posted @ Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 15:57
the usual amnesia
Like the fact that Obama was against the individual mandate in 2008.
('we will allow no victories to him')
The lack of victories for Obama is of his own doing.posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:45
Bush was told by his first two Treasury Secretaries that his tax cuts were slashing the revenue to the bone and would result in massive deficits. He fired them. Every economist worth their salt predicted that these tax cuts along with two unfunded wars, and Medicare Part D would bring us to our knees. And these predictions have been proven to be correct.
You can repeat this crap all you want but it simply is not true. After the Bush tax cuts, revenues to the federal treasury increased and annual deficits were on the way down until the housing crisis hit. Go look it up; google economic report of the president and while you're at it google Laffer curve.
And even with the housing crisis Bush's debt does not even compare to obama's debt. Not even close and we have 2 more years to go.
[quote] your fundamental lack of knowledge about how this works is why it is scary that you can vote. [/quote]
Oh how ironic!!posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:13
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more