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Re: “The rifleman: Chad Causey

Chad Causy is a failed chief of staff. Lets see how many time would he have voted against what Berry voted for. What has he done, sacked grocerys in high school when not in hospital and for ten years walked around following Berry right into Nancy's office. Sure she has his cell number. Why isn't she down here helping out. He would be a good yes boy for her. One thing about Rick is u know he walked around with a gun at the direction of our Commander in Chief. It is going to be interesting around the state and country come Nov 2.

Posted by Grunt on 09/17/2010 at 1:33 PM

Re: “More tax woes for Keet

Naw 70, it just me an old 11B, and Blanche that's what I was taking about. Everyone who is so perfect, should be thankful.

Posted by Grunt on 09/15/2010 at 11:14 AM

Re: “More tax woes for Keet

"Couldn't" have said it better myself. I enjoy paying taxes, there were some years in the '80 where I did not pay taxes. It was not fun. If you follow Norma's thoughts and watch, it may give some idea of what goes on with any elected official's head when elected, to any office, instance and superior intelligence.
And Dear Norma, please I am but a simple grunt and had to spend thirty minutes looking up words to guess what you were saying, which I believe I just admitted. On my monthly visits to LR I am going to try Taziki's, looks nice.
Keet is a dumb *ss and maybe the light guy wants back in. Just do not be suprised, because as you ride around the pig trails of the state there are lots of parties and they do not drink tea, but they have sunk a few boats and do not answer polls. Just what I see.
And while not a Razorbaby and will be leaving soon to where they is a better class of loser, your last statement has great meaning and I would ask where has this division come from on seemingly all sides. I opine that if you go back 10 or 12 years and THE RUSH is rushing to the top, Steve Croff of "60 Minutes" does a piece on the ONE and concludes the program with the question to Rush, "Tell the truth Rush, way do you do the things you do?" And Rush respones while holding up his hand and rubbing his thumb and forefingers together, "Why the same reason you do Steve, the MONEY." Is this why we are like we are, to raise more money from each side? I don't like the talk.

Posted by Grunt on 09/15/2010 at 9:33 AM

Re: “More tax woes for Keet

Why not, that seems to be all that President Obama appointed to positions. All had to run pay back taxes they had, forgotten about. Dead dog here Max.

Posted by Grunt on 09/15/2010 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Spying in Arkansas? Surely not

I wounder what would have happened if a government agency had been "tracking" Timothy McVeigh a little closer. Just to make sure he didnot do any thing that is not nice.

Posted by Grunt on 09/14/2010 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Dems whistle past graveyard

Would not restrict it to just Land Commissioner, it could be "all". Beebe included. I don't like what anyone is doing and hope we have "all" new faces on Nov 3, in DC.
Any word on the transaction tax?? Read this and you wounder why??


Pelosi favors 1 percent ‘transaction tax’

Special to the Courier

In a video posted on C-Span 3, Speaker of the United States House of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) discussed a proposed 1 percent tax on all financial transactions, saying it “has a great deal of merit."

Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania introduced his “Debt Free America Act” – HR 4646 – to Congress in February. The act is intended to pay down the national debt and eventually eliminate federal income taxes.

The bill also provides gives the Treasury Department discretion to exempt certain transactions on which lower-income people disproportionately rely.

Pelosi said the transaction tax would help Congress raise needed revenue. “I believe that the transaction tax still has a great deal of merit,” she told reporters at news conference. Pelosi added, “The tax would have a really minimal impact on the transaction, but a tremendous impact on helping us meet our needs.”

According to a conservative watchdog organization, President Barack Obama’s finance team with Pelosi’s assistance plan to “sneak it in after the November election to keep it under the radar.”

The 1 percent transaction tax would be imposed on every financial financial transaction in the county – whether by cash, credit card, debit card or any form of financial transfer – except those involving the purchase or sale of stock.

In theory, everyone would pay one cent on the dollar of every transaction made, which would amount to $3 million on a $300 million business acquisition, $300 on the purchase of a $30,000 vehicle or $5 on a $500 withdrawal from an ATM machine.

Any deposits, including checks or cash, or withdrawals would be subject to a 1 percent tax. The transaction tax would also apply to paychecks or Social Security checks deposited directly.

Additionally the tax would be levied on transfers within accounts, such as from savings to checking and vice versa.
Income derived from a bond or stock dividends would be similarly taxed – as would any real estate transaction.

According to…, however, this bill has no backers other than its sponsor and in this current political and economic clime is unlike to garner much support. Snopes predicted, “It has about as much chance of passing as a snowball does of surviving hell.” The Debt Free America Act remains in committee.

Still, Pelosi, at least, considers it a viable tax to be imposed on consumers – and not just those making more than $250,000 annually.

Her discussion of the transaction tax is available at

Posted by Grunt on 09/10/2010 at 9:14 AM

Re: “So much for the health care bounce

We all should remember there is 2000 pages in this bill. One part, have one idea which, states that on 1/1/2014, an employer that provides health insurance to employees shall issue a voucher to each employee stating the value or cost of the health insurance provided. The employee then has an option to go to the state insurance exchange (another provision) and purchase their insurance, and pocket the difference if any. Of course, then the value of the vovcher becomes taxable income for the employee and he must pay income tax and SS. It could be though that the company just give an houly wage increase, pay the gov fine for not providing insurance and be out of the insurance business. There seems to be a lot of back doors here that in the end will eliminate the "legacy cost" that is spoken so much of in large business. We got it, time will tell if we live that long. To read more google health care vouchers

Posted by Grunt on 08/31/2010 at 1:54 PM

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