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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: 25
Views: 118

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: 25
Views: 118

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: 25
Views: 118

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: 108
Views: 975

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: 108
Views: 975

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.
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 25
Views: 118

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

neverfail wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:25 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Generally speaking, blue states are richer than red states. s.

Mississippi is supposed to be richer than New York? Somehow I think that you are giving vent to romantic wishful thinking.
I was under the impression that Missiissipi is a red state. New york is a blue state. So NY is richer.
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 25
Views: 118

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

So it's "ingenious" to use the tax code to punish entire regions that don't agree with your politics? I think it's petty and rather stupid. Of course it's not true, so not even wrong. When the Republicans crafted the tax reform bill, they had to ensure the budget deficit don't increase by more than...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 25
Views: 118

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

With the state and local taxes no longer deductible, it means people in states and cities that impose high state or local taxes. will end up paying more taxes. These are people living in blue states. Serves them right. Be careful what you wish for. You might get it. You make it sound like everyone ...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 25
Views: 118

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

I have long noticed that The high taxing US (so called blue) states tend to be the heavily populated ones with the huge urban centres; like New York, Illinois (Chicago) and California (LA and San Francisco Bay area):big, cosmopolitan places The (so called) red states tend to have the small towns an...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 108
Views: 975

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Don’t panic: three myths about the North Korean threat. "http://www.atimes.com/article/dont-panic-three-myths-north-korean-threat/ It seems that KIm Jong Un holds no malicious intentions towards the USA. He just wants to dominate the Korean peninsula. The US alliance backing for South Korea inconve...