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(Fox News)   Deep in the reddest part of VA, House majority leader Eric Cantor probably figured on cruising to re-election. What he didn't count on, though was that his opponent had a secret weapon: The Soggy Bottom Boys   (politics.blogs.foxnews.com) divider line 58
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2012-10-24 12:20:30 PM
"Try to imagine Eric Cantor, with his immaculate hair and stunningly tailored suits, standing on the back of a truck beneath the summer son"

FOX News. We report, you correct our spelling.
 
2012-10-24 12:27:29 PM
Well, while Cantor has a lot in common with Homer J. Stokes in other ways, I really can't see him being accepted as a "member of a certain secret society" so the boys prolly won;t be able to disrupt a lynch mob in the performance of its duties
 
2012-10-24 12:42:07 PM
This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.
 
2012-10-24 01:04:39 PM
That man has the most punchable face in existence.
 
2012-10-24 01:05:01 PM

silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.


It could be worse.

/Oklahoma
 
2012-10-24 01:05:13 PM
In the pines

I love the Stanley Brothers. Their harmonies are great.

Over in the glory Land
 
2012-10-24 01:05:22 PM
"I support cutting taxes for small businessmen and women to help them create and retain more jobs," the Republican noted earlier this month at the debate,

You mean like the lower taxes for small businesses the Democratic President has pushed through over the last four years?
 
2012-10-24 01:05:41 PM
Unavailable for comment 

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-24 01:09:36 PM
Hell, he ain't even old timey.
 
2012-10-24 01:10:07 PM
Eric Cantor: But this group is MISCEGENATED!!!!
 
2012-10-24 01:10:43 PM

ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.


ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com

Well, that's like, your opinion man.
 
2012-10-24 01:10:53 PM
We ain't one at a timin' here boys, We's maaaaasssss communicatin!
 
2012-10-24 01:11:14 PM

timujin: "I support cutting taxes for small businessmen and women to help them create and retain more jobs," the Republican noted earlier this month at the debate,


The Vag-Added Tax is killing small women?
 
2012-10-24 01:12:39 PM

JolobinSmokin: silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.

It could be worse.

/Oklahoma


Could be worse.

/pits-of-hell Georgia
 
2012-10-24 01:13:36 PM

silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.


A huge amount of American politics at the state level is simple name and brand recognition. If the narrative changes through a close race this election, this candidate and his party will be serious contenders worth considering to far more people next time around. Have some patience, volunteer for the fellow, and help get his name out. Cantor will get years of free press from holding major office, but over the next few years this guy can build grassroots support in the only area that matters, the electoral district.
 
2012-10-24 01:14:38 PM
Taxes have zero influence on hiring. ability to meet demand is pretty much the sole driver of hiring. No one ever didn't hire because of taxes. its because their production was being met by current staffing.
 
2012-10-24 01:14:52 PM

ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.


More than Hannity?
 
2012-10-24 01:16:57 PM

blackminded: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

[ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com image 553x369]

Well, that's like, your opinion man.


This is the most punchable face

www.washingtonpost.com  i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-24 01:18:20 PM

Raging Whore Moans: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

More than Hannity?


Definitely not. Hannity's face looks like it would actually be pleasant to your fists. Like a very soft, ugly pillow. Filled with whiny feathers.

Cantor could be a movie villain. Reminds me of a less edgy Robert Davi.
 
2012-10-24 01:18:33 PM
Dr. Stanley is a primitive baptist, which is pretty cool.

There's a big chunk of his audience who may not be able to keep their mouths shut about this.
 
2012-10-24 01:18:58 PM
Next strategy: love Cantor up and turn him into a horny toad.
 
2012-10-24 01:20:11 PM
Cantor ... is hitting the political newcomer hard with accusations Powell supports bigger government and higher taxes that would harm the economy.

*GASP!* NO WAI!!!!!
 
2012-10-24 01:23:15 PM

meat0918: blackminded: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

[ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com image 553x369]

Well, that's like, your opinion man.

This is the most punchable face

[www.washingtonpost.com image 228x341]  [i.imgur.com image 320x489]


He reminds me of Goober Pyle.
 
2012-10-24 01:23:16 PM

gulogulo: JolobinSmokin: silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.

It could be worse.

/Oklahoma

Could be worse.

/pits-of-hell Georgia


2.bp.blogspot.com
Your new Congresswoman for the House of Representatives, Georgia...
 
2012-10-24 01:25:01 PM

you are a puppet: Raging Whore Moans: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

More than Hannity?

Definitely not. Hannity's face looks like it would actually be pleasant to your fists. Like a very soft, ugly pillow. Filled with whiny feathers.
Cantor could be a movie villain. Reminds me of a less edgy Robert Davi.


I larfed...HARD. Thinking of that gave me a rage-boner.
/Tagged THAT as funny
 
2012-10-24 01:25:55 PM
www.usnews.com

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We
Thought
You
Was
A
Toad!
 
2012-10-24 01:26:54 PM

SuperT: Taxes have zero influence on hiring. ability to meet demand is pretty much the sole driver of hiring. No one ever didn't hire because of taxes. its because their production was being met by current staffing.


Also because taxes are levied on profits, not total revenue. And because there are no marginal rates above 100%.
 
2012-10-24 01:28:23 PM

gulogulo: JolobinSmokin: silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.

It could be worse.

/Oklahoma

Could be worse.

/pits-of-hell Georgia


I've been re-districted from a working class, left leaning House district to that of Todd Akin's. I have no sympathy for either of you.

/Missouri
//I actually sympathize with both of you
 
2012-10-24 01:30:00 PM
HOT DAMN!
 
2012-10-24 01:30:21 PM

ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.


Not even in the House. Joe Walsh, Paul Ryan, Steve King, and just so i'm not accused of being biased Charles Rangel is probably the worst Dem. I cant stand that man
 
2012-10-24 01:31:04 PM

SuperT: Taxes have zero influence on hiring.


Notsureifserious.jpg

As anything, hiring employees is typically a cost/benifit analysis. Tax rates can impact both the cost of hiring an employee and the benifit that an employee may have on the bottom line.
 
2012-10-24 01:33:35 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: Also because taxes are levied on profits,


FICA would like to have a word with you.
 
2012-10-24 01:34:25 PM
They ain't even old timey!
 
2012-10-24 01:34:34 PM

HeadLever: SuperT: Taxes have zero influence on hiring.

Notsureifserious.jpg

As anything, hiring employees is typically a cost/benifit analysis. Tax rates can impact both the cost of hiring an employee and the benifit that an employee may have on the bottom line.


Actually, no. The cost of hiring is tax deductible to the business (huzzah wage deduction) and you wouldn't have hired the person if they weren't adding to your bottom line. Also, anyone that has the choice of making more or less money and chooses less because of taxes is an idiot that doesn't understand how graduated rates work.
 
2012-10-24 01:36:14 PM

Walker: "Try to imagine Eric Cantor, with his immaculate hair and stunningly tailored suits, standing on the back of a truck beneath the summer son"

FOX News. We report, you correct our spelling.


Not just a misspelling, but also a misquote (it's correct on Powell's website).
 
2012-10-24 01:39:37 PM

whosits_112: gulogulo: JolobinSmokin: silo123j: This is my Congressman.
He sucks.
I hate him.
And he will most likely be re-elected.

It could be worse.

/Oklahoma

Could be worse.

/pits-of-hell Georgia

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]
Your new Congresswoman for the House of Representatives, Georgia...


She's smarter than my current representative. My relatives that still live in that neck of the woods tell me there is a reason this woman is called the Coupon Queen. Apparently, despite being legally blind, her coupon clipping and organizational skills are unparalleled and make a real difference in the family budget.

I can see and I can't deal with coupons. I don't have the patience.
 
2012-10-24 01:43:20 PM

bglove25: The cost of hiring is tax deductible to the business


FICA represents a direct cost of hiring. Triple the FICA tax and see what that does to hiring/firing.

Also, anyone that has the choice of making more or less money and chooses less because of taxes is an idiot that doesn't understand how graduated rates work.

And while you typically don't hire if they can't add to the bottom line, the magnitude of what they can add to the bottom line is directly related to tax rates. If this margin becomes thin enough, it may not outweigh the risks in bringing on new employees. Overall, I'll agree, but at the same time, you are admitting that there is more than zero influence here.
 
2012-10-24 01:51:10 PM

vernonFL: In the pines

I love the Stanley Brothers. Their harmonies are great.

Over in the glory Land


I'm thinking of avoiding YouTube until after the election, so I don't have to listen to that Hungarian jackass' ad.
 
2012-10-24 01:52:18 PM
That's not the Soggy Bottom Boys, it's Dr. Ralph Stanley, you cretin. That's like mistaking Spinal Tap for Led Zepplin. In the bluegrass community, Ralph Stanley is like Elvis and the Beatles combined. It's a thin audience, but it's a mile deep.
 
2012-10-24 01:57:03 PM

meat0918: blackminded: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

[ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com image 553x369]

Well, that's like, your opinion man.

This is the most punchable face

[www.washingtonpost.com image 228x341]  [i.imgur.com image 320x489]


Is ryan a performance artist.... that looks so Andy Kaufman.
 
2012-10-24 01:57:16 PM
Eric Cantor? The Traitor who vowed to undercut US Executive Office and the State Department to serve a foreign government? That Eric Cantor?
 
2012-10-24 02:02:55 PM
Cantor: A prick among pricks.
 
2012-10-24 02:07:15 PM
Cantor, who plotted to sabotage the US Economy?
That Cantor?
 
2012-10-24 02:21:13 PM
t0.gstatic.com

Hey Cantor! Stay out of the Woolworth's!
 
2012-10-24 02:24:14 PM
Eric Cantor, the chief negotiator on the debt issue, is invested in a fund called ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury EFT. This fund specializes in shorting Treasury securities. Cantor is still invested in it and will make a killing if default happens.

Cantor who downgraded US debt to his own benefit. That Cantor?
 
2012-10-24 02:43:58 PM
I like that song.
 
2012-10-24 02:45:26 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-24 03:21:02 PM

DogBlack: Eric Cantor, the chief negotiator on the debt issue, is invested in a fund called ProShares Trust Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury EFT. This fund specializes in shorting Treasury securities. Cantor is still invested in it and will make a killing if default happens.

Cantor who downgraded US debt to his own benefit. That Cantor?


Huh. That seems odd, kind of like having a zombie-apocalypse insurance policy.

That is, if the US defaults, the global financial system is going to shiat its pants; it seems investing in anything other than ammo and canned goods would be a net loss.
 
2012-10-24 03:39:02 PM
You been usin' my hair treatment?

thinkprogress.org
 
2012-10-24 03:57:46 PM

Raging Whore Moans: ComicBookGuy: That man has the most punchable face in existence.

More than Hannity?


Hannity's face is most biatch-slappable.
 
2012-10-24 04:02:34 PM

HeadLever: SuperT: Taxes have zero influence on hiring.

Notsureifserious.jpg

As anything, hiring employees is typically a cost/benifit analysis. Tax rates can impact both the cost of hiring an employee and the benifit that an employee may have on the bottom line.


Does hiring an extra employee bring in more revenue than the cost of hiring the employee? If yes, hire the guy. If no, don't hire the guy. The tax is levied on the net profit, after accounting for expenses, such as a new employee. It's possible that the net is negative (expense > income), even after hiring, and was even more negative before hiring. In that case, a higher tax rate is meaningless since there's no profit.
 
2012-10-24 04:06:19 PM

HeadLever: Gaseous Anomaly: Also because taxes are levied on profits,

FICA would like to have a word with you.


The FICA, SDI/SUI, medicare, and all other payroll taxes are part of the expense of hiring. Use the 1.3 multiplier to determine total expense of hiring an employee: take employee's given salary ($1000/week.) Multiply by 1.3 to $1300/week. That's the expense to the company. There's other expenses that incur when one hires an employee, but that all goes to the total cost. If you're an employer and you're not familiar with those items and think that if you hire someone at $1000/week, you only have to pay $1000/week, then you're not a real business person.
 
2012-10-24 04:09:31 PM

dericwater: The FICA, SDI/SUI, medicare, and all other payroll taxes are part of the expense of hiring.


Correct. However, this tax is not levied on profit, which was my point. In the end, this is a cost of buisness that is independent of profilt.
 
2012-10-24 04:13:01 PM

dericwater: Does hiring an extra employee bring in more revenue than the cost of hiring the employee? If yes, hire the guy. If no, don't hire the guy.


Are you crazy? If the hiring increases your (gross) revenue but lowers your bottom line, you would be mad to hire this employee.

You need to consider both the cost and the benifits of what this employee will impart on your buisness.
 
2012-10-24 04:27:40 PM

HeadLever: dericwater: Does hiring an extra employee bring in more revenue than the cost of hiring the employee? If yes, hire the guy. If no, don't hire the guy.

Are you crazy? If the hiring increases your (gross) revenue but lowers your bottom line, you would be mad to hire this employee.

You need to consider both the cost and the benifits of what this employee will impart on your buisness.


Suppose it lowers your bottom line, but gives you an extra 4 hours a day at home, so you're not at work from 8AM to 10PM every day. You might be willing to trade a lower net profit for a rational work-hours. Or, it could give you time to work on expanding your business so that maybe in 3 months, or a year, your revenue will double. All those factors come into play. The tax part is usually the least of it, since there's no uncertainty in it.
 
2012-10-24 04:44:15 PM
How DOES this guy continue to get elected? He can't be actually doing the public's business, he spends more time Farking Obama than the first lady!
 
2012-10-24 04:57:37 PM

dericwater: Suppose it lowers your bottom line, but gives you an extra 4 hours a day at home, so you're not at work from 8AM to 10PM every day. You might be willing to trade a lower net profit for a rational work-hours.


Very true. Sometimes that 'benefit' part is more than just money. And I'll also agree that taxes are typicallly not the most important item in this regard. However, my point was arguing against the notion that it has zero impact.
 
2012-10-24 05:12:33 PM

DonQuixote314159: [i.imgur.com image 750x563]

Is you is, or is you ain't my constituency?


Came for this meme. Leaving satisfactified.
 
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