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  • willie616161 willie616161 Sep 16, 2010 8:48 PM Flag

    has this country ever been in worse

    shape economically?
    foreclosures
    unemployment/underemployment
    declining real estate values
    bankruptcies
    poverty
    government subsidies
    How is marxism treating you?

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    • This isn't Marxism. Quit leading people astray! This is typical, conservative, greed-monger, capitalistic, Republican idealogy at its best, comrade. By the way, the closest you can come to communism in the USA is to have a government job.

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      • This is Barry's first term. Just wait till he passes those sweeping laws at the Federal level on his 2nd term. He's talking about bypassing all of the state laws, on in state tuition for illegal aliens. He also wants to grant citizenship so he can get these criminals to the the voting booth asap. THAT'S WHY IMPOTENT REPUB KARL ROVE, WANTS ALL THESE TEA PARTY CANDIDATES TO LOOSE. HE KNOWS NO REAL AMERICAN WOULD EVER GRANT CITIZENSHIP TO ALL THESE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS. Watch out for Juan McCain, he didn't spend 22 million of his own money to buy the Arizona election if he wasn't on the Mexican Mafia's payroll! VOTE TEA PARTY ACROSS THE BOARD!

    • No, don't think it's been. This isn't about GE, but is about things in general. Can you tell me who dictates the policies that don't seem to work for Americans? You know, the Human Resources that hire foreigners, the tax breaks foreigners get for their businesses like donuts, motels, subs, motels? They get hired or get businesses from relatives, and tax breaks for several years, then just bring in new relatives once they expire. Stuff like that. H1B visa workers also. Mosque development from a waiters building? huh? Who dictates all this stuff. Who dictates what kids in schools get taught? Who is the big boss of bosses? Anybody know? Why are so many people broke and they want to build casinos? Who is the genius doing this stuff. The boss of bosses? Who is it?

    • why are you berating Raygun in 1983, the fella is dead

      btw - he was a fascist not a marxist

    • liberals_plague_humanity liberals_plague_humanity Sep 16, 2010 9:16 PM Flag

      Arizona Sheriff: Obama ‘Undermining’ Law on the Border
      Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 07:02 PM
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      By: David A. Patten

      An Arizona sheriff contends that President Obama is “undermining the rule of law” by blocking the border enforcement needed to prevent illegals and narco-terrorists from flooding into the United States from Mexico.

      In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the administration has actively thwarted law enforcement efforts to help secure the border.


      Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz., rails against the Obama administration’s legal assault on his state’s immigration enforcement efforts. Mexico’s deadly drug cartel violence is bleeding into America, says Babeu, who recently invited President Obama to visit him for a lesson on immigration control

      As a consequence, Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of Arizona, says Babeu, who is president of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association.

      “Every day, there are paramilitary, squad-sized elements who are out escorting drugs or human illegals with AK-47s,” he said. “And they have scouts on top of high points of terrain, hilltops, and literally for miles and miles they control movement in these areas.

      “Now we’re the ones who patrol this area. And I can tell you quite honestly that we do not control those parts of the area, because we’re not there all the time. And they know when we’re there and when we’re not there. We don’t even have a helicopter.”

      Babeu, an outspoken supporter of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, said the administration has made it more difficult to protect citizens on an increasingly unstable border.

      “The federal government, instead of supporting us and saying, ‘You go, Arizona, sorry we can’t help you,’ they decided to go a step further and drag us into court, with the ACLU, so they’re undermining the rule of law,” he said.

    • Expiring Tax Cuts Hit Taxpayers at Every Level
      Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 08:05 PM
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      WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's some pressure for lawmakers: If they don't reach agreement on extending soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts, nearly all their constituents back home will get big tax increases.

      A typical family of four with a household income of $50,000 a year would have to pay $2,900 more in taxes in 2011, according to a new analysis by Deloitte Tax LLP, a tax consulting firm. The same family making $100,000 a year would see its taxes rise by $4,500.

      Wealthier families face even bigger tax hikes. A family of four making $500,000 a year would pay $10,800 more in taxes. The same family making $1 million a year would get a tax increase of $52,300.

      The estimates are based on total household income, including wages, capital gains and qualified dividends. The estimated tax bills take into account typical deductions at each income level.

      Democrats have been arguing for much of the past decade that tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 under former President George W. Bush provided a windfall for the wealthy. That's true, but they also reduced taxes for the working poor, the middle class, and just about everyone in between.

      Those tax cuts expire at the end of the year, setting the stage for a high-stakes debate just before congressional elections in November. If Congress fails to act, families at every income level will see more taxes being withheld from their paychecks come January.

      The tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 reduced marginal income tax rates at every level. They also provided a wide range of income tax breaks for education, families with children and married couples.

      Taxes on capital gains and dividends were reduced, while the federal estate tax was gradually repealed, though only for this year.

      President Barack Obama wants to extend the tax cuts for individuals making less than $200,000 and joint filers making less than $250,000 in adjusted gross income. That's income from wages, capital gains and dividends, before standard deductions and exemptions are subtracted.

      Republicans and a growing number of Democrats in Congress want to extend all the tax cuts, at least temporarily.

      On Thursday, House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said he wants an up-or-down vote on extending all the tax cuts before congressional elections in November.

      "Raising taxes on anyone, especially small businesses, is the wrong thing to do in a struggling economy," Boehner said. "On the issue of job killing tax hikes the American people are not going to accept anything less than the vote that they deserve."

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wouldn't commit to vote on any tax proposals before the election. She did, however, pledge to address them by the end of the year.

      "The only thing I can tell you is that the tax cuts for the middle class will be extended this Congress," Pelosi told reporters Thursday.

      More than half the country backs raising taxes on the richest Americans, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll. The survey showed that by 54 percent to 44 percent, most people support raising taxes on the highest earners.

      In a breakdown of the numbers, 39 percent agree with Obama, while 15 percent favor raising taxes on everyone by allowing the cuts to expire at year's end. Still, 44 percent say the existing tax cuts should remain in place for everyone, including the wealthy.

      While Obama's plan would spare about 97 percent of tax filers, it would mean big tax increases for the wealthy.

      Under Obama's plan, a family of four making $325,000 a year would get a tax increase of $5,400, while the same family making $1 million a year would get a tax increase of $56,300, according to the analysis by Deloitte Tax.

      A family of four making $5 million a year would get a tax increase of $325,600.

 
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