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  • party_gator party_gator May 17, 2003 7:51 PM Flag

    Is Bush hurting or helping KO

    Question. Not for speculators or cheerleaders.

    I want to ask long term "hold" KO folks.

    Has Bush helped KO or hurt?

    - confidence in market: I say hurt. No cleanup of incest btw auditors, corps, stock ratings, consultants. No confidence due to letting Ken Lay get away scot-free with fraud.

    - overseas growth: I say hurt but I'm not sure. KO overseas threatened by rising anti-American sentiment? The American trade deficit is as bad as it's ever been.

    - tax breaks: I say hurt. Economy would have been better stimulated by tax breaks to small businesses (the backbone of our economy) and tax breaks for payroll taxes, unemployment tax, soc security tax -- so businesses would hire more and more folks would spend

    So am I wrong? Tell me how Bush has helped KO. Edumacate me.

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    • Perhaps if I wrote only single syllable words and simple sentences....


    • Amen, or out of American life in general.

      One can argue its pluses/minuses, but there appears little doubt it is a necessary evil in maintaining our Republic, including the viability of its stock markets.


    • twenty five words or less, moron

    • Suspect we both know lib sheets can use a moderate or two to add a tinge of credulity.

      Apparently you prefer not to explain why you are enthralled with The Sage's arguments. So I am left to wonder why anyone would wish to refer to the words of someone with $30,000,000,000+ telling us it is a bad idea to reduce double taxation on dividends (given that 60% of dividend recipients are retirees, while those of retirement age--over 65--who continue to work have increased by more than 50%--based on a 5/20 Census Bureau report--during the past several years. It seems a bit like referencing an Eskimo's thoughts about heat exhaustion and then wondering why others are not impressed.

      Again I ask: If you think he and you are neutral/apathetic regarding reducing taxes on dividends, why spend energy arguing against it (I.e., what is his, and your, agendas if not a purely partisan political action)?


    • Why do the Moonies fund that right-wing rag?

    • Charles Krauthammer, George Will, the late Michael Kelly might be interested in knowing they are liberal. You don't have to put money in the Post coffers, go to and read the freaking editorial page. As far as the times, LOL. I don't read the Times because the have a "right wing" slant. Also because they are owned by the Moonies. The poor fucking slobs that belong to the Unification Church have been funding this rag at an operating loss for 18 years.

    • Keeping politics out of stock trading is like keeping gambling out of horse race. Not such a smart idea.

    • Stopped buying the Washington Post several years ago (very slanted toward the liberal perspective, including higher taxation and government spending--too often a waste of time).

      I do scan it periodically but never after buying it myself. My money is my vote for/against a product. Perhaps if he published in the Washington Times...

      If you could be a bit less full of yourself, it may free up capacity to summarize his reasons for loving double taxation.

      And show why the rest of the American masses and I should agree.


    • Also, as I suggested, the impotent rantings of the right wing dicks in boiler suits has already started regarding Mr. Buffett. My God, if that op-ed piece were required reading for the masses you assholes would go down in flames.

    • I'm assuming you read Warren's editorial in the Washington Post this morning. My posts were a not too subtle way of giving a head's up. By evening I'm usually well into my third Grey Goose and cranberry juice so I usually verge on being rude. This time is no different. If you didn't get it after reading Warren's piece you never will. Moron. (I find myself in agreement with Mikie on this issue.)

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