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(Slate)   "Why can't Congress do what well-heeled investors, doctors, and consultants with liberal social views know that Congress needs to do?"   (slate.com) divider line 11
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2013-07-02 04:58:28 PM
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Anybody with a different opinion is a liberal.
2013-07-02 07:16:30 PM
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Fart_Machine: o5iiawah: They also bear no responsibility for their predictions and hypotheses and the source of their "expertise" is usually something like peer-review which is simply gained by publishing something that your peers find acceptable.

You have no idea how peer-review works do you?


No, he doesn't. You could replace "peer-review" with literally any word or phrase that results in a grammatically correct sentence and get the same answer.
2013-07-02 05:27:36 PM
1 votes:

kingoomieiii: o5iiawah: usually something like peer-review which is simply gained by publishing something that your peers find acceptable

Please leave the country.


Yeah!  America, love it or leave it!
2013-07-02 05:16:38 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: Can you show any revenue models that illustrate how the resulting income from that will impact the deficit?


Removing the low rate for capital gains would have provided about $38.5B in revenue in 2012 and would provide about $256B for 2012-16.

Table 17-2, PDF
2013-07-02 05:12:32 PM
1 votes:

o5iiawah: derpdeprderpLIBSLINBSLIBSderpderpderp


Yes, sweetie, we know, you're not going to give any citations to actual research or actual facts, ever, that bolster your "opinions". Because there are none, and lies + insane gibberish are not really "opinions."
2013-07-02 05:09:35 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "The big political question at this Ideas Festival..."

Well, there is your problem, right there. We don't need any more ideas. We certainly don't need a marketplace for them. We are overflowing with ideas; we have ideas out the ying-yang and the wazooo. We have hundreds of academic journals and thousands of websites producing ideas: good ideas, bad ideas, wrong ideas, right ideas, liberal ideas, conservative ideals, impossible ideas, utopian ideas, and bat-shiat crazy ideas. The last thing this country needs is another god damn idea. What this country needs is consensus. Ideas are easy; you sit and you think. Consensus is hard work, which is why no one is interested in doing it. It's one of the few things that can not be out-sourced, imported, or solved by immigrants from Latin America. We have to do the hard work ourselves. But why bother? Just sit at some staid conference and peddle an idea and leave the work to someone else. That's why this country is farked: too many god damn ideas.

Don't even get me started on ideals.
2013-07-02 05:09:01 PM
1 votes:

haemaker: One line law would fix most of this:

"Congressional districts can only include whole census tracts, and they must be contiguous."


Great, now we politicize the Census bureau.

Better idea: every state's congressional delegation is elected proportionally statewide, rather than from single-seat districts.
2013-07-02 05:02:36 PM
1 votes:

bigsteve3OOO: Thankfully now we educate everyone.   You may vote freely.  That does not change the fact that they are not supposed to do anything but represent us the people.  They most certainly do not.


Public education is a joke.
The only thing they teach them well is how to sit down, shut up, and look busy.

And we wonder why these people are easily duped.
Why these people play the lottery, take out pay-day loans, join our military during wars, go on diet fads, or fall prey to any one of the countless scams out there.  (Like voting Republican if you're poor)

Yes... thankfully now we 'educate' everyone.
And since everyone is SO EDUCATED, everyone has a vote... I mean... don't you want the guy who thinks Iraq was responsible for 9/11 (still about 25% of the country) to vote on matters of importance.

I say it is an American right to vote against one's interests and boldly proclaim that everyone else is an elitist who wants to take away their freedoms!
2013-07-02 04:58:18 PM
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o5iiawah: impaler: Well educated and knowledgeable people are elitists, and get in the way of simple common-sense solutions.

They also bear no responsibility for their predictions and hypotheses and the source of their "expertise" is usually something like peer-review which is simply gained by publishing something that your peers find acceptable.

"Compromise" to a progressive is voting for a Republican's spending bill after he's promised to vote for yours.


I'm Progressive and I'd never vote for a Republican spending bill.  They aren't about economics, they are about punishing the poor and rewarding the rich, like a bizarro Robin Hood.  Plus, I'd like us to get back to Tax and Spend and stop this Borrow and Spend that is the core of Reaganomics.
2013-07-02 04:04:37 PM
1 votes:
One line law would fix most of this:

"Congressional districts can only include whole census tracts, and they must be contiguous."
2013-07-02 03:50:34 PM
1 votes:
Because Republicans exist. And they never farking stop whining like the little biatches they are.
 
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