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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2850 on: February 06, 2019, 04:33:22 pm »
One explanation I've heard (though I haven't found a source) is that this was at least in part due to attempts to correct overwithholding (which ended up overcorrecting it) that led to most people getting refunds, and people forgot that they had larger paycheques during the year.

To which I would say, when you live paycheque to paycheque, slightly higher paycheques are a blip but a smaller (or no) refund is a big hit... but it does make me wonder if these people compared their returns from this year to their returns from previous years.

Also, just wait a few years, those taxes will start going up.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2851 on: February 07, 2019, 03:04:04 am »
Oh no: https://mobile.twitter.com/westland_will?lang=en

This guy is really upset at Trump. ...For not being racist enough. He complained about the State of the union speech for Trump mentioning minorities but not praising the (88%) white people who voted for him. He is also upset for people still remembering the Holocaust. And a bunch of other Right wing and Nazi stuff.

It's rare to see someone claim that Trump isn't racist enough for them.
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« Reply #2852 on: February 07, 2019, 12:03:21 pm »
Oh no: https://mobile.twitter.com/westland_will?lang=en

This guy is really upset at Trump. ...For not being racist enough. He complained about the State of the union speech for Trump mentioning minorities but not praising the (88%) white people who voted for him. He is also upset for people still remembering the Holocaust. And a bunch of other Right wing and Nazi stuff.

It's rare to see someone claim that Trump isn't racist enough for them.

Reminds me of how Robert Bowers accused Trump of being a Jewish puppet and complained that he wasn't far-right enough. I hope this guy doesn't shoot up a synagogue too.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2853 on: February 07, 2019, 02:11:54 pm »
Looking through his feed, he strikes me as the type of person Hitler would've had purged from the National Socialist party in the Night of the Long Knives for actually wanting socialism.
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« Reply #2854 on: February 08, 2019, 11:46:24 am »
And now, we get the ultimate display of hypocracy and chutzpah from the Great Turtle of the Senate, Mitch McConnell:

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As I’ve said time and time again: Mindless obstruction is unacceptable.
The only way this divided Congress will be able to choose greatness and deliver significant legislation is by focusing on -- as President Trump put it -- “cooperation, compromise, and the common good.”
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Remind me again who it was that spent 6 years doing nothing BUT mindless obstruction?

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2855 on: February 08, 2019, 12:11:11 pm »
Turtle really has no clue how anyone would react to that statement after the past 6 years of him trying to make Obama a 1 term president.

Ironbite-it's why they lost the House you moron.

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« Reply #2856 on: February 08, 2019, 12:24:09 pm »
GOP obstruction is very mindful. It's mindful of the best interests of their campaign donors.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2857 on: February 08, 2019, 03:42:37 pm »
GOP obstruction is very mindful. It's mindful of the best interests of their campaign donors.

To be fair, it's a trick they learned from Democrats. Nobody looks out for citizens who don't have a PAC.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2858 on: February 08, 2019, 04:26:16 pm »
GOP obstruction is very mindful. It's mindful of the best interests of their campaign donors.

To be fair, it's a trick they learned from Democrats. Nobody looks out for citizens who don't have a PAC.

I think they learned it from each other. This has been brewing since Buckley and Bellotti.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2859 on: February 14, 2019, 03:59:59 pm »
Oh shit. Trump's going to declare a national emergency* for something that isn't a national emergency. How do you think this is going to pan out?

* National Emergency meaning my presidency is in shambles so I better create a reason for thirty percent of the country to vote for me next year.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2860 on: February 14, 2019, 04:19:59 pm »
I think he's going to make a precedent that will let a social democratic President (in the mold of FDR) declare national emergencies for things like health care and income inequality and implement single-payer and universal basic income by executive fiat.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2861 on: February 14, 2019, 04:24:53 pm »
That's if the courts don't strike him down first.

Ironbite-this is a nightmare for the GOP if the next Democratic President gets in.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2862 on: February 14, 2019, 04:27:14 pm »
Aren't the courts all controlled by conservative judges now?

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« Reply #2863 on: February 14, 2019, 04:40:02 pm »
Aren't the courts all controlled by conservative judges now?

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Being required by someone else’s religious beliefs to behave contrary to one’s sexual identity is degrading and disrespectful.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2864 on: February 14, 2019, 04:48:42 pm »
Aren't the courts all controlled by conservative judges now?

Cute but not quite.  Yeah they are filled with conservative judges because McConnell finally got a useful idiot but they have surprised the Orange Piss Pot before.  I fully expect that whatever judge gets to have this argument presented in front of him will, on principle and with an eye to the future, strike down a "national emergency" pretty damn quickly because there is no emergency.  It also bypasses Congress in such a way that realistically, the President doesn't need Congress at that point.  All he has to do is declare a National Emergency and boom, no need for Congress just declare yourself king.

And if Trump is just content with his Wall, imagine what happens in 2020 and a Democrat gets in the White House and has this power.  Why he could declare a National Emergency about anything.  Climate change, gun control, dismantling of the Republican party.

Ironbite-no I fully expect Turtle knows this gets challenged in court, the deceleration declared illegal, and life goes on.