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by cassowary
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 32
Views: 172

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

But as the blue states are richer that means they must be more efficient generators of wealth than the red states. Why penalise the efficient? For years you have been telling me that you are opposed to that cass? Am I to believe that you have now turned against your own proclaimed guiding principle...
by cassowary
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Reps. Jordan and Gaetz call for Special Councel to investigate Clinton
Replies: 41
Views: 413

Re: Reps. Jordan and Gaetz call for Special Councel to investigate Clinton

It is quite obvious that the FBI and Justice Department officials were in favor of Clinton and biased against Trump. You don't get fairness in the justice system.
by cassowary
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 111
Views: 1022

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Stalinist states are pathologically intolerant of God and all else that smacks of the supernatural and the divine: presumably because the worship of God diverts people's devotion away from the worship of the Great Leader who seeks to supplant Him. :) You can say that again! "In the past, the people...
by cassowary
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 45
Views: 408

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Its the other way around. Economic freedom will lead to political freedom. In the US, as in Britain, the right to vote was initially given to property owners. But it slowly extended to everybody.
by cassowary
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 32
Views: 172

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

As a matter of fact it is greatly disputed whether this will cut taxes for anyone except the rich and many think it will create huge deficits. So, again, likely not even wrong. It depends on the growth rate. The higher the growth, the lower the deficit. Nobody knows how the economy will be doing in...
by cassowary
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 32
Views: 172

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

In any case, I don't believe that the Republicans in Congress care a shit about the budget deficit. What they would be more concerned about is something much closer to home. I think they do. But anybody wanting to cut the deficit must cut spending. That is political suicide. What must be done is to...
by cassowary
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 32
Views: 172

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

When the Republicans crafted the tax reform bill, they had to ensure the budget deficit don't increase by more than $1.5 trillion over ten years. This means they must raise revenue somewhere. Better to raise it from the blue states than red states. They can't punish their voters, right? But as the ...
by cassowary
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 32
Views: 172

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

As a matter of fact it is greatly disputed whether this will cut taxes for anyone except the rich and many think it will create huge deficits. So, again, likely not even wrong. It depends on the growth rate. The higher the growth, the lower the deficit. Nobody knows how the economy will be doing in...
by cassowary
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 111
Views: 1022

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

N Korea has nukes. S Korea does not. So without US protection, N Korea can take over S Korea. Nukes are tools of intimidation and destruction, not conquest... Right. If you don't surrender, I nuke you. Ask the Japanese why they surrendered. You don't nuke a country you want to take over and incorpo...
by cassowary
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 111
Views: 1022

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 am

N Korea has nukes. S Korea does not. So without US protection, N Korea can take over S Korea.
Nukes are tools of intimidation and destruction, not conquest...
Right. If you don't surrender, I nuke you.

Ask the Japanese why they surrendered.