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Re: “Off we go

With the debut of her eight-part family series, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which drew a record-high nearly 5 million viewers to The Learning Channel on Sunday (against Sunday night football and the CBS and ABC hits "Undercover Boss" and "Desperate Housewives''), Palin can chalk up another media victory.
Politics Daily

Posted by The Troll on 11/17/2010 at 8:54 PM

Re: “The line is open

Mr. Rangel was in the game for himself and his family and friends who ran district through the Harlem Democratic Machine.

I have visited Harlem many times over several decades and watched the Apollo theater that the congressman’s friend Percy Sutton allowed decay to the point of collapse, and Silvia’s and The Cotton Club, all gone and the most historic parts of Harlem.

Rangel lived like a Prince, but few of his constituents fared so well. I only wish the investigation went deeper and broader. Why did they keep electing him?

Rangel, from the same district that Adam Clayton Powell Jr. represented (before Rangel did) If I am not mistaken this same district reelected Powell even though he had been convicted of similar charges. As a matter of fact they look alike.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reverend and Hon. Mr. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., (November 29, 1908-April 4, 1972) was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United ...

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So, will Nancy drain the Swamp or will Rangel get a slap on his golden glove?


Posted by The Troll on 11/16/2010 at 4:55 PM

Re: “The Rangel debacle

Hang in there TOL, they don't like the truth or trolls on this site.

Posted by The Troll on 11/15/2010 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Will the system continue to favor the super rich?

Current European tax rates:

United Kingdom
Income Tax: 50%
VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5%

France
Income Tax: 40%
VAT: 19.6% TOTAL: 59.6%

Greece
Income Tax: 40%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 65%

Spain
Income Tax: 45%
VAT: 16% TOTAL: 61%

Portugal
Income Tax: 42%
VAT: 20% TOTAL: 62%

Sweden
Income Tax: 55%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 80%

Norway
Income Tax: 54.3%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 79.3%

Netherlands
Income Tax: 52%
VAT: 19% TOTAL: 71%

Denmark
Income Tax: 58%
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 83%

Finland
Income Tax: 53%
VAT: 22% TOTAL: 75%

If you've started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be, once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table.

As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues! They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions. Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting. That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you're following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece .

The United States is now heading right down the same path. The VAT tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay. Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the administration proposing after the fall elections.

The initial percentage in the United States isn't going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe . Guess what, the current outrageous numbers in Europe didn't start out as outrageous either. They started out as minuscule right around the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States . Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they are now. Expect the same thing here.

It is the notion that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here. Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%? Think again. With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe ... You will never be able to buy a home. You will never buy a car. You will never send your children to college.

Lets not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either. Its always the same cry. Equalize income. Spread the wealth to the poor (whoever they are). Level the economic playing field. Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.

Its time to take a really hard look at reality. Greece is a perfect example. Despite the socialism system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still...20% of their population lives in poverty. What has all that socialism money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show? Do you think these people are "free"? They're not. They are slaves to their economic "system."

Posted by The Troll on 11/14/2010 at 6:40 PM

Re: “The eagle is flying

Liberals & Conservatives

If a conservative reads this, he'll have a good laugh.
A liberal won't read it because, he's "offended."

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Hispanic is conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches the channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down. (Like Fox)

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced (unless it's foreign religion, of course!).

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes out shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs, and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.


Posted by The Troll on 11/12/2010 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Where's the human touch?

Thank You Patrick! I loved your story. You made me laugh and feel sorry for you at the same time. It is not only politics that have changed, but all of America. Please know that, we know politicians are full of bull, and will lie to us. Unfortunately, we have to dance with the devil we like best. Keep writing, it may serve you better in the end.

Posted by The Troll on 11/05/2010 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Let the weekend begin

Arkansas is not the only backward State concerning Gay issues.



In Iowa, three state Supreme Court justices were voted out of office, marking the first time that had happened since the current system was set up in 1962. Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit were voted off the bench, all as a result of the court's unanimous ruling this year legalizing same-sex marriage. Supporters of the justices formed a group called Fair Courts For Us to try to save them from electoral defeat. Dan Moore, the group's co-chairman, said, "What I want Iowans to know is that our courtrooms need to be the safest place for parties to go to work out their differences and disputes. They need to know courts will be fair and impartial and decisions won't be based on fear and popularity." Of course, had justices not legislated from the bench, this triple play never would have been an issue.

From Alternet
Gay voters' support for Republican candidates increased by over ten percent since 2008, according to a recent poll.
National exit polls for the midterm House races show that 31 percent of gay voters backed the GOP, compared to only 19 percent in the 2008 elections.

Gay voters supporting Republicans by increasing margins, poll shows
By Eric W. Dolan

Posted by The Troll on 11/05/2010 at 8:34 PM

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