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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Insider trading is illegal. UNLESS you are in congress. You can do it there legally at this point in time.
    Well the legislation has hit a snag as usual. Eric Cantor is blocking the STOCK Act which is a bill to stop congressmen from legally doing insider trading.


    The STOCK Act, introduced by Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) and Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) would ban members from insider trading, and has garnered almost 250 cosponsors in the House. Similar bills have been introduced in the Senate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has recently put the brakes on the legislation, saying he thought it was proceeding to quickly.

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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If the poor faced taxes that would increase when they voted for big spending democrats that would do far more to reduce the deficit than the asswipe in chief's claim that raising taxes on those who pay too much will
    Yeah because as we all know the GOP never spends or increases govt. oh wait, the GOP are big spenders and increase govt. Sounds like you are full of BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    For some, their very lives depend on healthcare. But then you only care about the almighty dollar and not people.
    You seem to believe you know what everyone else needs and their cost structure. You also seem to buy the belief that the govt. is going to offer you a low cost alternative to what you have right now. Nothing Obama has proposed addresses costs, only addresses access so until you address costs and define what drives those costs nothing Obama has offered lowers healthcare costs nor would a public option. Where are the doctors going to come from to provide for that increased access? Why has the MA healthcare costs gone up? Think about it and get back to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Everything!

    Name one program that should not be cut.
    Can I cut the military? How much?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    GDP grew from 9.9 trillion to 14.4 trillion in 8 years of Bush, name for me any other modern day President that had a 4.5 trillion increase in GDP.
    No, it did not.

    You never stop lying, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's the typical rot from the left. the nonsense that they care about people and not money complete bs
    I don't see the left trying to increase costs like the right is. You are the one with the elitist attitude. Most lawyers would better serve mankind on the bottom of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What benefits the economy is a growing economy and job creation. Investment capital is designed to do both
    True. And studies show taxes don't really hinder that. People buying is the major ingredient business needs to grow. If they have buyers, they will grow no matter what government does in the context of what tax increases we're speaking of. The small increases we speak of won't really matter at all.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Your going to have to convince the constituency of the government to be more responsible.
    Good luck.

    Like I said, I totally agree in principle, but the rest of the country doesn't want to accept their fair share of blame, for their damage, they've done.
    Yep, reality bites...

    Guess we'd better put on our crash helmets, strap ourselves in. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah because as we all know the GOP never spends or increases govt. oh wait, the GOP are big spenders and increase govt. Sounds like you are full of BS.
    either way, if the poor and middle class were subjected to tax hikes everytime the government spent more the mass of voters would start punishing big spenders (no matter what party)

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't see the left trying to increase costs like the right is. You are the one with the elitist attitude. Most lawyers would better serve mankind on the bottom of the ocean.
    feel free to try to put me there if that is what you want. but that sort of stupid comment doesn't alleviate your other comment's stupidity. its the dems who are increasing costs on productive people

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