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Re: “Tom Cotton blistered for lying for Trump; silence of GOP politicians also made statements yesterday

"My point is not simply that theyre lying for the President. Its that theyre lying for the President in a case where the fact that they are lying is by any standard all but undeniable. Note this: even as they defend the President, the White House itself wont deny the claim."

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/lies-…

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Posted by Arkie on 01/16/2018 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Mahony slams Womack for calling Haiti and African nations "depraved": "Steve Womack is trafficking in racist comments"

"...a better appeal to people from other European countries, et cetera, that can come in here and actually fit into the society as we know it..."

So Womack believes that people of color can't fit into American society?

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Posted by Arkie on 01/13/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “How Donald Trump learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

patience - Please don't blame "Congress". That supports the narrative that there is no difference between the two political parties. Republicans control all of the levers of power. There is nothing effective that Democrats can do at this time.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Arkie on 01/03/2018 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Supreme Court could open door to collection of sales tax on ALL sales

I suppose that it would be too much to ask that our entire tax system be reexamined.

Any sales tax is regressive.

I would support replacing sales taxes with local income taxes.

https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/01/how-l…

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Posted by Arkie on 01/02/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Arkansas tax break set for retired military

As someone who will personally greatly benefit from this (both my wife and I are retired military as is my father and one brother), I opposed the total exemption. The $6000 exemption did, however, need to be adjusted for inflation - it was $6000 when I was commissioned in 1974 - and applied to both active duty and retired.

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Posted by Arkie on 12/29/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Former Death Row inmate Tim Howard freed

Reference the death penalty:

"...however, the DPIC noted red flags in 20 of the 23 cases that did result in the death penalty. According to the DPICs year-end report, six people executed had significant evidence of mental illness, 10 had significant evidence of brain injury or brain damage, and 18 had evidence of serious childhood trauma, neglect or abuse. Several had evidence of multiple impairments."

https://thinkprogress.org/dpic-report-d9ad…

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Arkie on 12/14/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Boozman quotes GOP spin machine; facts debunk him

Someone should ask Boozman's office to release the studies done on the hand-written amendments that were added to the bill while it was being debated.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017…

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Posted by Arkie on 12/02/2017 at 8:52 AM

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