No official from North Charleston is on record defending this horse shit? How does this sweetheart deal to a commodities retailer add value to the region?? These commodities are already sold here at similar prices.
I honestly fail to see how this is in any way beneficial to the local economy. Sales of these outdoors commodities won't increase, the demand remains the same. So North Charleston will push local businesses out of business, while at the same tame taking in less revenue for a business who spends its surpluses in another state???
Yessssss Chrishaire. Thank you. I am happy now and did not even have to write my usual Sanford comment. Please continue to leave that exact same comment (excellent choice of words) on any future articles about Mr. "Who cares what he says - nobody listens to him anymore - he has no power" Sanford for me. He is probably still mighty pissed at the Mayor of North Chuck for his honest comment recently about Sanford and thats why he selectively chose them and no other city to pick on.
So the most racist bunch of folks in Charleston is calling McConnell a racist? Funny.
If they are so concerned with diversity recommend McConnell to go straighten out the mess at SC State.
Not so sure this is grandstanding. This was one of the really good positions that Sanford took. Why does Bass Pro deserve to get a break on sales taxes when other businesses who have been here pounding it out for decades do not? It isn't like they are selling something unique or manufacturing something that isn't manufactured here, they are using tax breaks to put the very people paying for the breaks out of business.
I don't think that it as much that Obama is pro war, it is that he is so inept at leading that he doesn't know how to get out. More soldiers have died under him than his predecessor and the situation is getting worse. If you are going to tell your enemy when you are leaving their house you need to make sure that your enemy is gone before doing so.
As for spending, how about don't increase anything? Not cutting but telling each line item they have to deal with the budget that they have until the budget is balanced. No tax cuts (which DO create growth in revenues over the long haul, tax increases reduce or slow growth) or spending increases should satisfy both sides because both get the thing that screws over their opponents. Keep everything the exact same until the budget is balanced. Eventually (about six years I believe) the two will meet and then revenues will exceed expenditures. At that point take any additional revenue and use it to pay off the debt until it is gone. If Congress wants to spend more on something they have to take the money from somewhere else.
Sanford is a poor messenger. He is grandstanding to keep his cronies happy.
After living in other countries (Europe), I just don't see US taxes as being that high. As far as invading other countries, you can't really directly compare what Russia is doing right now to what we did in the middle east. Should we have entered Iraq? Probably not. But we did essentially hand over control to the locals after we took out the so called aggressors. I don't believe that is what Putin intends to do. Right wingers blaming this on Obama are really in lala land. Obama has been more pro-war than any democratic president I can remember. Russia would have done this no matter who was in office.
Since you insist .... Mark Sanford is white and a Republican; therefore, he is a scabby choad.
I can't believe the City Paper did not rip on Sanford because he is white and a republican.
The question is : Are we or not a nation of laws. If politicians want to cherry-pick which laws to enforce for their own benefit,why can't we all? I for one would like to partake in a tax revolt but let's see how long it will take the government to throw me in jail for that.I've not heard any rational person propose deportation as a practical solution to this problem.Most would rather see self-deportation by not rewarding and providing incentives for more illegal behavior by those who have no respect for the laws of this nation.
Here is where it all goes: http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/year_s…
So what can be cut and what would the consequences of said cuts be?
Again, which "dole programs", how much, and what percentage of the deficit will this eliminate?
But I agree on the military cuts, even Eisenhower warned us about that
Australia has it right:
A. They defend their borders effectively and intercept and detain any attempted illegal border crossers they catch
B. They have an online system where anyone in the world who wants to immigrate to AU can complete a test and get a score of their suitability. Higher scorers = better for Australia and it's all very transparent.
Prong: Illegal border crossers are a race? No, of course not. The laws apply to any foreign citizens who disregards our nations laws. Enforce our laws or change them.
Leftist knee jerk reaction to anyone that disagrees = "racist!", so tired and useless
Anything is possible if you've got unlimited borrowing capacity. Of course, no one does. Not you, not me and not the USA.
Troll, you asked where to cut spending? Massive cuts in the many dole programs + big cuts in defense (we need to close many overseas bases, in particular), obviously.
Money offshore? My company has hundreds of millions offshore right now. Corporate income taxes were paid on it in the countries where it was fairly and legally earned. Meanwhile, the US wants to tax it heavily again upon US remittance, thus discouraging investment in the US. A dollar earned in, say Germany, would be $0.25 by the time it got back to the US. Tax policies matter and the US needs to play smarter.
I wouldn't be bragging about Mr Campbell's contributions! he is not exactly someone to admire,
Most of the hateful remarks are done through hate or ignorance! And most college applicants are 18 or older, That is considered adult is it not?, so is it not their birthplace and address that should be all that is needed?, this is unlawful and spiteful!!
In most cases these Latin Americans are called Mexican! when many are in fact from other South American Countries!
Their are probably more Irish, Russian, Chinese illegals here than ones from South America!
Majority pay taxes, at least their employers took it? but no one ever claimed refund, for fear of Homeland Security they pay school taxes, local taxes,
Billions of dollars spent on the so called border wall!!! yet only about an 8th of it build, mostly in towns who did not want it! NOTHING has deterred the DRUG CARTELS!! Mexico has a civil war going on! no one is safe from these Cartels! Bribes on both sides of the border keep the status quo!
Hate will destroy you! you listen to so many lies, never doubting for a minute how stupid some are!
Rich Mexicans/ South Americans are free to come and go as they please! the system is unfair! as usual money talks!
30 40 50 or more years ago they were welcomed, they were what was part of American growth as they labored in fields across the land, watched the future generations of young Americans, diapered, fed them, loved them, Back Then no one cared as long as they did good work, and the South Americans ! many never even thought about citizenship, those that did, many, did not think to add their Mexican born babies and children, These same children have grown and prospered and have never known any other place, many do not even speak Spanish ....so now they are illegal? and YES they paid taxes, school taxes , voted, got drivers license's,
Now suddenly! foul ups in government security and something so horribly tragic like 9/11 and they have to turn it around! so lets hound the Illegal Aliens! people with green cards were legal aliens and until the 80's had to carry a green identification card with them at all times! It got to be too much work for Homeland Security so that got the heave ho!
Our young men and women are dying for a cause that is not our own! against ruthless animals who care not who they kill!
Many are of Spanish decent!
Bring our brave military forces home, place them at the borders, Canadian too! Work out a DOABLE plan and enforce it!
Married to American citizens, or parents of American children! let them apply for green card status or citizenship! same for undocumented children coming into a marriage!!
No its not just tomatoes!! wait until you have to cart your own bags into Hotels and make your own beds!!! it is a domino effect and when it hits it is going to hurt a lot of local business' Not too many places that do not depend on good janitors or gardeners, who show up for work, are cheerful and work like 2 men! and I am not talking homes of the rich and famous either!
No Terrorist has every been found crossing Mexico Border, Canada yes! Most came as students, or were shipped in via Cuba to Miami and came through Florida, or were natural born citizens ... Money makes the difference ! they had tons of it, so college tuition no problem, flight school? no checking on you, but , cash up front?
old ladies are frisked and hassled, while Muslims are suing us for racial profiling, even although they had passengers afraid because of their little "jokes" on a flight? mentioning words like bomb, knife, and using threatening facial and body expressions ..they were escorted off plane at first place it could land safely and they could not move fast enough to sue the U.S. Govt., the airline anyone!!!
This is why America is the laughing stock of the world! How Far we have fallen!
Terrorists run amok, with plenty liberal lawyers to set them free! they have more rights than we ,as American citizens have!
Too busy chasing down the illegals ! ( nobody except when on tv or the pc crowd says undocumented )
Prove to me they are a worse threat? I and any legal, or illegal will say if they break the law...yes deport them!!! Empty our jails of the gangs and deport them too! Send the tanks into the Barios and roust the gang bangers!!! deport the lot!!!!!!
Not a good man, who preached, worked in kids school, did just tons of good work things,helped different organisations, has a wife, 2 children, they pay taxes, own a home, was told to go back to Honduras on his own, and then he could apply for visa in 5 yrs! His daughter is 10 her father coached her and her brothers many athletic teams, she is a medal winner in swim teams, ice skating, his son is 6 and misses his daddy so much! Been married about 15 yrs, but as a young man he was stupid and reentered without permission! this time he is doing it legal, doing it Their way,! Thousands of Dollars later (no, they don't want him but don't mind taking the money!) and about as many different agencies, state senators, appeals He is not going to come home anytime soon!
His wife has the home up for sale, and is moving to Honduras, she has a job waiting, I am just glad they are not full of hate towards his children! his wife! is she stealing a job from one of their own? A Spanish and ESL teacher I doubt it! But what about the ones they leave behind? her family their friends? They also Have to sell everything only their wee dog, and clothes are going!
My prayer is that his Daughter wins a gold for HONDURAS! in swimming! what a story she can tell! Is there really hope he will get a visa in 5 years? I doubt it!! But if they still want to come back here and start all over I pray they at least get the chance.
"Suppose I hire you to repair my computer."
Yes, a globalized economy should work exactly like a one-on-one private transaction. I'm sure you also believe that since your family balances a budget, the nation should too. You do sound really concerned though, so I guess you've got that going for you.
Thanks, Robert! Knew I saw it somewhere else but couldn't remember. Duly credited.
Bowling photo via yours truly.
The C of C is already, by act of the legislature in 1991-2 "The University of Charleston South Carolina" (http://www.schouse.gov/sess109_1991-1992/bills/3716.htm). It doesn't need a merger to be a "Research" (whatever that is) university. Why has this fact never been brought up? By the way, there is already a University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia, so someone's going to have to come up with a jazzier name.
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