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A Suggestion
Posted:Jan 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Last Updated:Jan 15, 2017 4:19 am

I have a suggestion for all the Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

Forfeit your full, free-to-you, taxpayer funded health insurance and in its place sign up for the replacement plan you will eventually propose to take the ACA's place.

And if the ACA isn't replaced before 23 million people go uninsured, YOU go uninsured right along with them.

If your plan is so great, I'm sure you won't mind making this change.
Our Liar-in-Chief's first press conference
Posted:Jan 12, 2017 4:09 pm
Last Updated:Jan 14, 2017 12:41 pm

Google "Fact check Trump's press conference" to see how many lies our future leader told this time.

The man lives in his own little world where the truth is whatever he wants it to be, not what the facts are.

I still predict that people who voted for him will be sorry they did before he's been in office even one year.
The Asshole in Chief is At it Again
Posted:Jan 9, 2017 4:10 pm
Last Updated:Jan 12, 2017 4:14 pm

At the Golden Globes the other night, Meryl Streep made remarks about Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter during his campaign.

As usual, our thin-skinned pres-to-be couldn't handle criticism, so he took to Twitter to tweet insults about the actress. This is becoming business as usual for him.

If anyone dares to tell an uncomfortable truth about him, he responds with insults and degrading remarks. Shouldn't he be more concerned with preparing to govern the country instead of what people say about him? (Especially when what they say is the truth).

Another actress later stated (and I paraphrase here) "If this is the kind of person we elected to the highest position in the land, what does that say about us?"
Trump's Great Wall
Posted:Jan 8, 2017 1:27 pm
Last Updated:Jan 9, 2017 4:13 pm

Who's going to pay for Trump's wall to keep out illegals?





Be Safe
Posted:Dec 17, 2016 1:25 pm
Last Updated:Dec 21, 2016 11:58 am

With the holiday season upon us, I thought I'd remind everyone to be safe, especially if you plan to drink and drive. I had occasion to prove this the other day.

I was at a holiday party and had a couple of cocktails before dinner. Then, with dinner, I managed to polish off a bottle of wine, and afterwards I had some vodka and a couple of glasses of brandy.

Being a careful person, I took a taxi home. And it's a good thing I did. The police were out doing sobriety checks and me being in taxi, I was let through without a problem.

The thing that puzzles me is where I got that taxi and how I managed to drive it home. It's now in my garage in case anyone needs a ride. Any takers?
Posted:Dec 13, 2016 11:31 am
Last Updated:Dec 14, 2016 3:09 pm

Obama, Clinton and Trump are all standing before God in heaven To see if any of them are eligible to enter, God devises a test.

First he asks Obama, "What do you believe?"

Obama says, "I believe in hard work, the goodness of my fellow man and trying to do what's best for my country. I've been lucky, but I also worked hard."

God tells him to enter and then turns to Hillary Clinton. "What do you believe?'

Clinton says, "Like Mr. Obama, I believe in hard work. All my life I tried to better the lives of my fellow Americans. I've been lucky, too, but I also worked hard to get where I'm at."

God lets her enter and then turns to Trump. "And what do you believe?"

Trump says, "I believe you're in my seat."
Posted:Dec 6, 2016 11:39 am
Last Updated:Dec 9, 2016 6:26 am

Last week Donald Trump called Taiwan, gave $7 million in tax breaks to Carrier (who is still shipping 1300 jobs to Mexico), and expressed interest in the Dakota pipeline.

Trump wants to build a hotel in Taiwan and owns stock in the parent company of Carrier and the companies building the pipeline.

That's probably just a coincidence, though.

The important thing is we finally have a president who isn't owned by special interests.
Donald Trump's Tax proposal
Posted:Nov 29, 2016 9:36 am
Last Updated:Dec 6, 2016 6:38 am

Here's an article from the Associated Press dated Sunday, November 27:

President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families, including a majority of single-parent households, the opposite would occur: They'd pay more.

Most married couple with three or more children would also pay higher taxes, an analysis by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center found.

And while middle class families as a whole would receive cuts of about 2 percent, they'd be dwarfed by the windfalls averaging 13.5 percent for America's richest 1 percent.

Trump's campaign rhetoric had promoted the benefits of his proposals for middle-income Americans.

"The largest tax reductions are for the middle class," said Trump's "Contract With the American Voter" released this month.

The tax hikes that would hit single parents and large families would result from Trump's plan to eliminate the personal exemption and the head-of-household filing status. His other proposed tax changes would benefit middle- and lower-income Americans. But they wouldn't be enough to offset those modifications.

"If you're a low- or moderate-income single parent, you're going to get hurt," said Bob Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

During the campaign Trump said his tax cuts -- for individuals and companies -- would energize the economy by boosting business investment in factories and equipment, while leaving consumers with more cash to spend. His proposals, he contended, would help create 25 million jobs over the next decade.

But Lily Batchelder, a visiting fellow at the Tax Policy Center and former deputy director of President Barak Obama's National Economic Council, estimates that roughly7.9 million families with children would pay higher taxes under his proposals. About 5.8 million are led by single parents. An additional 2.1 million are married couples.

Other analysts, including economists at the conservative Tax Foundation and right-of-center American Enterprise Institute, have agreed with Batchelder's conclusions.

So, since I'm not in the top 1 percent, it looks like I'm going to pay more this year in taxes while those at the top will be paying 13.5 percent less. I guess this is what Make America Great Again means to someone who IS in the top 1 percent.

I thank all you people who voted for this man, and remind you that when he was campaigning, Politifacts estimated that half of everything this man said was a lie. I guess that applied to his tax plan, too.
To On Da Fence
Posted:Nov 22, 2016 4:10 am
Last Updated:Nov 23, 2016 4:06 am


I got the email you sent me, but because I'm a standard member, OP won't let me even open it to see what you had to say. As usual, it's pay to play here.
to realbtm13 from Ithaca
Posted:Oct 4, 2016 3:34 am
Last Updated:Oct 6, 2016 11:12 am

I saw that you read my profile. I'm a standard member and can't send you a message. If you read this, leave a comment and maybe we can figure out a way to get together.

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