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Re: “Rapert solicits funds for tax-exempt nonprofit to support his 'speaking out'

Jason Rapert, Your cheap contemptible attempt to use a religious theme to evade taxes through a religious exemption is probably more enraging than the weakness of your argument. You are a potential tyrant seeking to impose stupidity on your followers if you can find hillbillies willing to believe this nonsense. But you will, in the backwoods churches peopled by snake handlers and witch doctors that promise HEAVEN to their true believers. Oddly enough thats the same that drug sellers promise to the addicts. Eternal bliss. Doesn't work for those left in the gutter for the rest of us to clean up, and care for when you and your kind abandon them.

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Posted by captmanning on 05/16/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “'Improvement' district contemplates cashing in on 'Knife Edge'

This perpetual cynic wonders why all the proposed solutions involve using taxpayer dollars to save an asset that has perhaps benefitted businesspeople just a much as the public by drawing tourists into the 'trap.' The stench of greed wafts far and wide.

Posted by captmanning on 04/21/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Sen. Terry Rice stands by statement that Medicaid expansion "enslaves" our children

Arguments such as this show a lack of understanding of the nature and uses of debt. It has always been true that citizens pay off the debt of previous generations as in my father's WW2 debt was paid off by his children. And so it goes. People of this persuasion seem to assume it is only incurred and never paid off. Both state and federal budgets can sustain higher taxes judging by my actual tax paid figure. It is not burdensome except to ideological extremists. It could be paid off overnight with a reasonable increase in taxation, and a corresponding decrease in foreign wars and local items such as tax incentives to multinationals that come and pay minimum or low wages in our state

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Posted by captmanning on 04/11/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Sen. Hester threatens game of "hard chicken" to "crash" funding for ARKids, the elderly in nursing homes, and the disabled

The stench of moral decay wafts from the altar of sanctimony and demagoguery.

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Posted by captmanning on 04/11/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Crystal Bridges moving Frank Lloyd Wright house to Bentonville

How many homeless, how many habitats, how many small plan prefabs could be provided for the same expense? And we should applaud these greedy drunks for preserving culture when their own employees go hungry, without food, healthcare, perhaps even sleep in their cars?

We see too many articles, newspapers stories that the rich think charity is art museums and opera, while the dwindling middle class gives to food banks, homeless shelters. I think it is a tribute to our "freedom" in this great country that a woman booked for drunk driving and thumbing her nose at law and the safety of citizenry at large can be praised for preserving a house no one can live in. We really have our priorities straight.

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Posted by captmanning on 01/17/2014 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Sheffield Nelson, unlikely severance tax champion

Obviously, most commenters here do not understand the severance tax is paid by drillers and producers on the amount they extract. Consequently it raises additional revenue without adding additional tax burden on citizens. It has in some state all or partially eliminated the need for income taxes.

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Posted by captmanning on 07/10/2012 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Dustin McDaniel to Jon Hubbard: Stick it

Senor Hubbard, when I attended Jonesboro High in the 50's, high school and college students earned a few bucks or community service credits by interpreting at department stores, etc. for the seasonal farm workers in the cotton and rice fields nearby. When I joined the service, I treated it as a matter of pride to learn several languages. But you should understand I was educated, had economic choice, could go to school, did not have to work dawn to dusk in the fields at back breaking work to put rice on your table, pick cotton to make your clothes. I regret, sir, I probably will not be able to communicate with you because one language I never learned is "Shoeless Hillbilly."

STEPHEN ORR MANNING

Posted by captmanning on 07/20/2011 at 5:59 PM

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