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It's been a long time since we had a conservative on the site.

Just for fun how do you figure tax has already been paid on the money in estates?

Thread: One County In America That Voted In A Landslide For Both Trump And Obama
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8776) from Phoenix, AZ 1 hour ago

When are you going to get over the Jill Stein bullshit?

The 100,000 that voted for Nader in FL mattered a hell of a lot more than any court case.

The wealthy people have already paid tax on the money in the estate tax. The elimination of the state tax and the mortgage deduction are huge as they wealthy are the ones primarily benefitting from this.

I have no problem with the corporate tax reduction as the government well get this at the individual level. That is why reducing the deductions are so important. What am i missing here.

Thread: NEw Depression on way Due to GOP tax giveaway to wealthy and corporation! THROW the BUMS OUT!
[-] 1 points by gsw (3057) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 11 hours ago

http://fortune.com/2017/11/03/trump-gop-tax-plan-loophole/ Instead, tax writers created more special carve-outs for the highest-income households that make the 39.6% top rate seem far less significant by comparison. Most notably, the plan eliminates the estate tax, which only the wealthiest 0.2% pay, as the first $11 million in wealth is exempt from the tax. The sole reason for repealing this tax is to shower more tax benefits on the wealthy. The legislation also dramatically reduces tax rates for corporations and other highly profitable businesses, and repeals the backstop Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), which ensures that high-income taxpayers pay at least some basic amount of tax, no matter how many loopholes their accounts helped them find. All these provisions would offer an enormous windfall to the nation’s wealthiest families, despite a 39.6% top rate being left in place for salaries and wages.

Thread: Bernie, We Need You. The Time For A Third Party Is Now!
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 13 hours ago

This 3rd Party Forum-Post is particularly pertinent and poignant, right now. Don't mind frf .. he's sometimes stuck in a Bush/Gore 2000 Time-Warp, lol! He gets http://michael-hudson.com/ tho'!

Re. ''maddy halfbright'' ... she is a Neocon pinup & Blowjob Bill & Al Bore weren't too far behind!

fiat lux ...

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 13 hours ago

Poetic license was what was being attempted & you'll see why when you read my Private Message. I'm guessing that one of the side-effect annoyances of our frozen monikers is that we can't see PM notifiers.

Click on my moniker (''ImNotMe'') immediately above now & all will be revealed. I hope that you & yours had a good one. Solidarity flip & without wanting to burst any bubbles .. here's a link to end the day with:

Re.what U say: NO matter what the problem; Love is The Answer! Democracy + Public Banks = Key!

at spes non fracta ...

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 14 hours ago

no forgiveness needed just a bit concerned. as for marx - well he got some things right for sure. as you know i like s kelton and her talk in italy. simple and understandable - unlike too many. the money issue is a big one but power issues may be bigger?? solving them will not be easy - maybe one will solve the other?

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 21 hours ago

http://michael-hudson.com/ works with: https://stephaniekelton.com/ & Prof. Wm. K. Black at UMKC and they - with people like Prof. Steve Keen ( http://www.debtdeflation.com/blogs/ ) & others are at the heart of the ''MMT'' { https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Monetary_Theory } that we all clearly need ... given the utter bankruptcy of Neoliberal Crapitalism! Marx keeps on being proven right!! Time 4US2 wake up!!!

Btw & actually more importantly, I e-mailed ''The Alaskan's'' daughter & she has replied with promptness & grace.I'll copy the exchange to U in PM imminently. U'll forgive him for everything when you read PMs!

per ardua ad astra ...

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 21 hours ago

godson of leon - wow - interesting info. just got his two new books. will watch chris later. yea let me know what you hear - i am not happy with the silence from my neighbor. and thanks

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 21 hours ago

hard to remember who was banned and who did what to whom. all too bad - it used to be a fun site even though some tried to make a mess of things. and still do seems to me!

Thread: Democratic Socialist Rising Value
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 22 hours ago

''Inequality Out of Control: The Average 1% Household Made Over $2.5 Million in the Past Year''

"Inequality, like a malignant tumor, is growing out of control, and the only response from Congress is to make it even worse."

fiat justitia ...

If the eliminated deductions were restricted to only the wealthy it would be no big thing. Eliminating these deductions for the lower middle class and the working poor however - is a big thing.

Thread: Why Liberals Have to Be Radicals
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 22 hours ago

''Days of Revolt: How We Got to Junk Economics'' .. as Chris Hedges chats to Dr.Michael Hudson:

You may be interested in the first 75 seconds of P1! Happy Holidays to U & mayda & the whole crew. I sent the Alaskan's Public Defender daughter an e-mail. Will advise you of any reply. Meanwhile, see...

pax, amor et lux ...

Wait a minute, we are going to eliminate the two largest deductions that the wealthy people take - home mortgage and state income tax - so they pay more. Why am I supposed to be angry?

Please get over the ''shit like 2000'' frf!!! Fixating on Nader & NOT having anything to say about Stolen Election; Ballot Fraud and Gore's failure to push his challenge - is MUCH more important!! Btw, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

fiat lux et fiat justitia ...

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by BrentWeirick81 (112) 22 hours ago

Whatever happened to Jflynn64? Was he banned.

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by BrentWeirick81 (112) 22 hours ago

You are citing the Chinese and Russian revolutions as exemplary benchmarks?

Thread: Phony Smart
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1886) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 day ago

Civilization is Original Sin. We fell into slavery to our leaders, priests and kings. They coveted the wealth of our communities, which has always been created by our hard works. Law is created by parasites to assure their thefts will not be reversed.

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by grapes (5019) 1 day ago

Most probably went to work in this low-inflation high-productivity-growth very-low-unemployment economy. 4% unemployment rate is generally considered full employment (for the U.S. due to the rather mobile [relative to the EU or Japan, for example] workforce). The U.S. is just a tiny bit above that historical figure.

After the 2007 punctuated Crash, the Federal Reserve Board had initially said that they would change the stimulative economic policies if unemployment rate came down to 6.5%. We have been below that rate for a number of years already.

I think that some people are trying very hard to derail the rather smoothly running economy right now for their personal gains. Without Chaos, there is No Opportunity. A Great Chinese business advice is: 混水摸鱼 (Húnshuǐmōyú) - Murky waters harbor Big fishes for catching.

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 2 days ago

good question

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8776) from Phoenix, AZ 2 days ago

this could have been an awesome forum if the Green Party political hacks had not invaded and ran off anyone doing serious discussion, there were many but they weren't "banned" the Green Party hacks were, like Shadz66, but they came back under many names, the serious people just gave up and left

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8776) from Phoenix, AZ 2 days ago

the blog degenerated long before 2016

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by grapes (5019) 2 days ago

My hypothesis is that around the time of the Charlie Hebdo attack near Paris, the moderator(s) became scared of splashback from the brutal reactions to free speech online, closed this forum, and clamped down hard. This is why all of the tyrants of the world infringing on human rights MUST be toppled to make the world safe for the basic human right of freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of ideas.

Most countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but some have strayed so let human blood sanctify the World, as stipulated by the Supreme Fascist (who is revered by billions of people of the major monotheistic religions).

This is the New Manifest Destiny. All great countries were reborn through revolutions. China had the Chinese Revolution. Russia had the Russian Revolution. France had the French Revolution which was the (very bloody!) handmaiden of the modern world.

Thread: Where did everybody go
[-] 1 points by gsw (3057) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 days ago

I think they said something that pissed a moderator, and so were locked out. Hard to know, but not open forum. Life support forum.