Gylippus 
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Re: “The tax cut myth: Aiding the wealthy doesn't create jobs

"It's simple. Give poor people more money and they spend it, thus stimulating the economy."

This is likely not the mechanism at work. The Federal reserve will offset any demand effects of tax cuts.

It is more likely that the mechanism at play is on the supply side, increase take home pay, more people are willing to work.

The employment effects of capital gains tax cuts is only going to 've visible on a very long term as well.

Posted by Gylippus on 04/24/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Midweek open line and video. Plus: Boston Globe visits Eureka; Huckabee waves his guns

el, I prefer the $1.25/day standard the World Bank uses.

So 1965 Huckabee was not poor, although he did likely live with much less than a great many American families do today. Real GDP per capita in the US has, conservatively, doubled in the intervening 50 years.

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/22/2015 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Midweek open line and video. Plus: Boston Globe visits Eureka; Huckabee waves his guns

Olphart, I'm just pointing out the rather slippery definition of poverty when used to refer to all but a small sliver of Americans. It usually is highly dependent on a particular person's biases.

For instance, you find the 1965 Huckabee family's expenditure on a few luxuries for a son convincing that the 1965 Huckabee family was not living in poverty. I suspect, but am not certain, that you would vehemently reject similar evidence for an American family declared living in poverty today.

At the other end of the spectrum, I had an Indian classmate whose reaction to being told there were poor people in the US was to laugh and start mocking the idea.

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/22/2015 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Midweek open line and video. Plus: Boston Globe visits Eureka; Huckabee waves his guns

"Hmmm. Something's not quite right here about ol Huck being from the bosom of poverty:"

Your standard of poverty is insufficiently broad. Redefine it until the desired result is achieved.

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/22/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Here's the Sunday, strawberry time open line

Black, Stone, Reed, Douglas, Rutledge, and Frankfurter are the justices that gave the thumbs up to rounding up Americans and sending them to concentration camps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korematsu_v._…

But Clarence Thomas is so much worse than that.

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/19/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Here's the Sunday, strawberry time open line

"Here's a link to "Five Worst Justices in the History of the United States."
Guess which one is sitting there today?"

Any such list that does not contain the one of the names Black, Stone, Reed, Douglas, Rutledge, or Frankfurter should be suspect.

Anyone want to take a guess at what case I have in mind?

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/19/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Must-try Fayetteville club: The Cork and Keg. Haters not welcome.

Ok. Replace lawyers with bribes in my previous posts.

This is not a healthy system.

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Posted by Gylippus on 04/19/2015 at 3:37 PM

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