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notarethug 134 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 21, 2014 8:21 PM Member since: Aug 19, 2006
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    We're All 9.8 Trillion Dollars Richer!

    by gop_whig Mar 7, 2014 9:06 AM
    notarethug notarethug Mar 7, 2014 2:47 PM Flag

    NY Times article today about tax overhaul sponsored by David Camp (R - Michigan). Interestingly Camp's proposal includes a 25% top rate, but with reduction of deductions can result in a marginal rate up to 67%. Municipal bond income can be taxed at up to 10%. Home mortgage interest deductions are eliminated for very expensive homes. Not a single fellow Republican has signed on yet.

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 7, 2014 1:59 PM Flag

    "high crimes and misdemeanors"?

    Rethugs have 2 chances of proving any - slim and none!

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 7, 2014 1:55 PM Flag

    "Can't verify or deny that ... I'm just repeating what he's telling me"

    Numerous politically motivated Obamascare hoaxes have been exposed, many by Republican activists claiming that they have been denied coverage (usually without trying very hard). "Can't verify" certainly seems like a sure sign of another attempt at an Obamascare hoax.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Putin Wins CPAC Poll

    by notarethug Mar 6, 2014 6:30 PM
    notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 7:49 PM Flag

    The birth certificate may be fake, but you don't really believe that complete dolts like Jerome Corsi and Orly Taitz could spot an actual fake, do you?

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 6:35 PM Flag

    OTOH over in reality land, many are starting to realize that the ACA is making us richer.

    Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.

    To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising January rise in U.S. consumer spending and American income growth, according to calculations by the Wall Street Journal.

    While not exceptional, the gains were significant: a 0.4 percent rise in consumer spending ($45.2 billion) and a 0.3 percent rise in personal incomes (up $43.9 billion), according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth came in spite of the expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed and all that horrible winter weather.

    So what exactly did the Obamacare rollout do to cause such a rise? For one, it expanded the Medicaid program, a critical and highly controversial aspect of the law, by adding up to a $19 billion in benefits in January. On top of that, health care enrollees additionally received another near $15 billion in the form of tax credits as a result of the rollout, according to the BEA.

    Together the two changes have freed up many Americans to spend money that would have gone towards health care premiums on goods and services instead.

    The benefits of the Obamacare rollout thus far also appear to throw cold water on the idea that the law will hamper the economy.

  • notarethug by notarethug Mar 6, 2014 6:30 PM Flag

    In a stunning upset, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin won the CPAC straw poll by a wide margin, beating Christie Christie, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum and all other prospective candidates by 50 points.

    In a related development, a group of CPAC researchers, including Orly Taitz, Jerome Corsi and Tucker Carlson (the "Reverse Birthers") published the following birth certificate:

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
    Born: October 6, 1952, 2:00 am
    Hospital: Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
    Length: 17"; Weight: 7.5 lbs.
    Distinguishing characteristics: Will not wear a shirt.
    Parents: Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina
    Address: 122 Ocean Drive West, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York.

    Prior to the vote, a parade of speakers praised Putin:

    Rudy Giuliani said of Putin: “he’s what you call a leader”

    House Republican Mike Rogers rhapsodized: "Putin is running circles around the United States. He is playing chess while we're playing marbles."

    Bryan Fisher of the American Family Association called the Russian leader a "Lion of Christianity" in large part because of his anti-gay policies.

    In her closing speech, Sarah Palin repeated her boffo line, "people are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates."

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    Faux News viewers - dumb as fence posts.

  • Reply to

    The ACA just made Americans richer

    by notarethug Mar 5, 2014 9:05 PM
    notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 11:34 AM Flag

    Every village needs at least 1 idiot. This thread has more than its share - 3 idiots flaming my post without any comment on the substance.

  • Reply to

    Ohio guts voting rights

    by pilodialcyst Feb 26, 2014 1:32 PM
    notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 9:20 AM Flag

    GOP suppression of everybody's voting rights will make them unattractive to students, Hispanics, working people, and minorities. In PA, the Republicans' suppression law has been ruled unconstitutional because Governor Corbett is unwilling and unable to furnish already registered voters ID's satisfying the Republican Vote Suppression Law.

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    A Democratic victory in November will be a nice payback against the GOP which has become the party of mandatory intravaginal ultrasound.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 9:11 AM Flag

    Let the truth about ACA be told!

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 6, 2014 9:09 AM Flag

    Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.

    To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising January rise in U.S. consumer spending and American income growth, according to calculations by the Wall Street Journal.

    While not exceptional, the gains were significant: a 0.4 percent rise in consumer spending ($45.2 billion) and a 0.3 percent rise in personal incomes (up $43.9 billion), according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth came in spite of the expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed and all that horrible winter weather.

    So what exactly did the Obamacare rollout do to cause such a rise? For one, it expanded the Medicaid program, a critical and highly controversial aspect of the law, by adding up to a $19 billion in benefits in January. On top of that, health care enrollees additionally received another near $15 billion in the form of tax credits as a result of the rollout, according to the BEA.

    Together the two changes have freed up many Americans to spend money that would have gone towards health care premiums on goods and services instead.

    The benefits of the Obamacare rollout thus far also appear to throw cold water on the idea that the law will hamper the economy -- especially when considering last January. Back then, both consumer spending and personal incomes had their worst month in years and fell by several percentage points after the battle in Congress over the so-called "fiscal cliff" ended with recession-era payroll tax cuts not being extended.

    Overall, that tax hike resulted in a $700 per worker tax increase on average, according to the Tax Policy Center. Who's killing the economy again?

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 9:16 PM Flag

    The ACA is making Americans richer.

    Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.

    To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising January rise in U.S. consumer spending and American income growth, according to calculations by the Wall Street Journal.

    While not exceptional, the gains were significant: a 0.4 percent rise in consumer spending ($45.2 billion) and a 0.3 percent rise in personal incomes (up $43.9 billion), according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth came in spite of the expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed and all that horrible winter weather.

    So what exactly did the Obamacare rollout do to cause such a rise? For one, it expanded the Medicaid program, a critical and highly controversial aspect of the law, by adding up to a $19 billion in benefits in January. On top of that, health care enrollees additionally received another near $15 billion in the form of tax credits as a result of the rollout, according to the BEA.

    Together the two changes have freed up many Americans to spend money that would have gone towards health care premiums on goods and services instead.

    The benefits of the Obamacare rollout thus far also appear to throw cold water on the idea that the law will hamper the economy -- especially when considering last January. Back then, both consumer spending and personal incomes had their worst month in years and fell by several percentage points after the battle in Congress over the so-called "fiscal cliff" ended with recession-era payroll tax cuts not being extended.

    Overall, that tax hike resulted in a $700 per worker tax increase on average, according to the Tax Policy Center. Who's killing the economy again?

  • Reply to

    The ACA just made Americans richer

    by notarethug Mar 5, 2014 9:05 PM
    notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 9:10 PM Flag

    So what exactly did the Obamacare rollout do to cause such a rise? For one, it expanded the Medicaid program, a critical and highly controversial aspect of the law, by adding up to a $19 billion in benefits in January. On top of that, health care enrollees additionally received another near $15 billion in the form of tax credits as a result of the rollout, according to the BEA.

    Together the two changes have freed up many Americans to spend money that would have gone towards health care premiums on goods and services instead.

    The benefits of the Obamacare rollout thus far also appear to throw cold water on the idea that the law will hamper the economy -- especially when considering last January. Back then, both consumer spending and personal incomes had their worst month in years and fell by several percentage points after the battle in Congress over the so-called "fiscal cliff" ended with recession-era payroll tax cuts not being extended.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.

    To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising January rise in U.S. consumer spending and American income growth, according to calculations by the Wall Street Journal.

    While not exceptional, the gains were significant: a 0.4 percent rise in consumer spending ($45.2 billion) and a 0.3 percent rise in personal incomes (up $43.9 billion), according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth came in spite of the expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed and all that horrible winter weather.

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 5:12 PM Flag

    The military budget is bloated because Republican congress critters enthusiastically approve budgets in excess of what the Defense Dept asks for. Military contractors and their unions are among the Republicans' largest campaign contributors along with oil companies and financial institutions. Republican policies and the resulting budget deficits are clearly the result of Republicans' pay-to-play culture.

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 4:54 PM Flag

    Of course not - the evidence shows that left wing groups were asked to prove their status before the right-wingers. Difference is that right-wingers control the HR, and their complaints were registered more vociferously and with cooperation from Faux News and other RW news outlets.

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 4:52 PM Flag

    No insightful comments on President Obama's policies - just make stuff up about NCAA brackets!

  • notarethug notarethug Mar 5, 2014 4:25 PM Flag

    Is Cheney hiding in rural Nebraska or under a mountain in Wyoming?

  • Kentucky Baptists use gun giveaways to lure unchurched to Christ

    In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in nonbelievers in hopes of converting them to Christ.

    As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next one, on Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, where they will be given a free steak dinner and the chance to win one of 25 handguns, long guns and shotguns.

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