Started by timpate, September 20, 2010, 07:56:24 PM
Quote from: b_dubb on February 18, 2011, 05:54:09 PMhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41655758#41655758wisconsin nonsense. pass the cheese curds
Quote from: Evil Twin Of Zen on February 19, 2011, 04:23:55 AM
Quote from: onan on February 18, 2011, 06:28:19 PMI am not sure what the nonsense is. I have to say I am quite impressed that number of protesters showed up. It isn't an issue summed up in a sound bite. It gives me some hope that perhaps people aren't as acquiescent as I have posited so many times.
Quote from: Marc Knight on February 19, 2011, 05:21:31 PMI agree, that is a good sign, and healthy for a democracy. Wisconsin has one of the highest, stifling state income tax rates in the USA, so only some redress against overpaid government workers is feasible. Thank God I live in Florida where the state does not confiscate a dime from the paycheck.The mix of politics and government employment in Wisconsin has produced financial disaster, and placed into question the future availability of all of their pensions. Reform is tough, but should have started 20 years ago.
Quote from: onan on February 19, 2011, 06:53:25 PMYeah if Wisconsin can ever get a warm clime in the winter, beautiful coastlines, Disney World/Epcot theme park mebbe their state taxes wouldn't exist. I doubt the two of us will ever agree on what is an appropriate tax rate. I will say that during the most robust economic period of US history the tax rate on the wealthiest amreicans was in the 90% range. We built the highway system, our educational system was significantly more proficient and we put men on the moon. Granted 15 years earlier we pretty much destroyed our overseas competitors ability to produce anything more than hula hoops.It seems to me and I could be wrong, that your perspective puts the fiasco at the feet of the middle class. My perspective is that the very rich are to blame.
Quote from: Marc Knight on February 19, 2011, 07:06:29 PMSpeaking of which, I spent the entire day here today, spending money I saved from not having confiscatory taxes for bloated, unsustainable government pensions.http://www.clearwaterbeach.com/gallery.php
Quote from: onan on February 19, 2011, 07:33:03 PMLooks like you had a great place to enjoy... Kudos and I hope you have that everyday.
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Quote from: b_dubb on February 23, 2011, 08:31:11 AMI'm in court (traffic) and there's a woman in the row in front of me with the words "apple bottom" embroidered on her jacket. Unintentional self parody?
Quote from: aldousburbank on February 23, 2011, 02:51:05 PMI take my family shopping at the same corner- DickWinkle!
Quote from: Michael V. on February 23, 2011, 03:37:00 PMwow. that's a little close for comfort, eh?
Quote from: The General on February 23, 2011, 04:08:04 PMI really wonder how many of these snapped psycho gunmen like the Tuscon asshole and others have a history of Prozac and other anti-depressants. I have a theory that these drugs destroy the conscience in susceptable individuals. I have no evidence of it, just a gut feeling. It in no way excuses the behavior, but I do wonder. I hate that our society sees the need to medicate the living shit out of ourselves with all kinds of drugs legal and illegal. (the word hashish comes from the arabic word for assassin, who apparently smoked the stuff before going out to kill.) I think there is a correlation of the escalated random violence in our society and our increasing drug use. Aldous Huxley was right on about this... "there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon..."
Quote from: Marc Knight on February 23, 2011, 04:38:07 PMThe animal was one of those who were "almost nuts, but not quite", until he buried his nasty, useless head into illegal drugs. European universities still have a semblance of freedom of thought, so it is not too difficult to get real, scholarly studies about plain old POT and other drugs pushing someone into permanent, serious mental illness. American universities are too busy obfuscating the truth so they will not jeopardize their next hit.
Quote from: onan on February 19, 2011, 06:53:25 PMIt seems to me and I could be wrong, that your perspective puts the fiasco at the feet of the middle class. My perspective is that the very rich are to blame.