Let's keep ignoring the tens of trillions of dollars that the one percent have stashed in offshore banks to avoid taxes, and keep on talking about austerity.
Yea, let's do that.
I merely posted the CBO's own numbers.
Congress continues to kick the can down the road. Ultimately it is Congress' responsibility. They control the purse strings..they could always tell the President to pound sand.
Any politician telling the American people they must pay higher taxes to support handout spending, instead of concealing spending through deficits and running up the national debt and inflation, would be run out of town.
We, the people, are ultimately the ones that have to change.
Are you suggesting spending shouldn't be decreased? Do you really think current spending and, even worse, unfounded liabilities aren't burying us in debt?
Definitely revenue (taxes) need to be revised. Everyone should be in the game, even if it's only a nominal $500/yr. Having "national conversations" about income taxation when it's only a notional, theoretical matter to nearly half the nation is madness.
Indeed. That is very clear. And their parents illegally entered the US. Actions (crimes) have consequences, or rather they should have consequences.
At least when it rains for an hour or more dt and floods we have nice hotels to keep us safe, and fine dining options to feed the people. The mayor's theme park doesn't admitt locals.
This is my favorite way to eat--picking one or two things on the menu and getting them every time. Humans crave specific dishes, and go to that one place that does it right to fulfill that craving. Cheers to future discoveries in one of America's best food towns!
Well, I stand corrected, I guess. Thomas clearly understands the injustice of the sentencing disparities. That was a well researched and informative article. However, it's two years old now. What have you done in the meantime, Thomas?
I think you could be much more effective in communicating on this issue. In this radio interview and on your TV show you come off as a man seeking revenge for what he perceives as an personal injustice. You want to burn the house down to prove you were right. You should approach questions on this issue of your past with "It's not so much about me, you know I've got all the advantages that help me pull through this kind of ordeal, but many of the people I met in jail do not..." You too frequently jump from being unwilling to apologize to a high-minded critique of the American legal system. I think that's a problem with many conservatives who can't seem to relate on a personal level. They champion individual freedoms yet rarely talk about specific individuals and the challenges they face.
You are in a unique position to talk about this issue. Talk about what you know. When someone asks you to apologize, apologize to all the families with relatives rotting in cages because you haven't been active enough in reforming the justice system. Speak for those guys you met in prison. Speak for Donnell Kelley and how he gets screwed by the system. People will spend less time questioning your motivations if you let them know details of how your experiences in prison shaped your views, even if you held those views prior to being convicted. "You know, I always felt this way about the system on a theoretical level, but once I got to prison, I became friends with people who have faced this sort of discrimination in a very real way their whole lives. And once they get out, what kind of future will they have? They can't find jobs, or get loans, or find housing... I want to make a difference in their lives and in their futures and the future of their children...." Make this fight for them, not yourself. All politics is local.
This approach will allow you to branch out and talk about how things like the "stand your ground" laws are being unequally applied and in this way begin a multifaceted critique of the entire American justice system.
I think you could be very effective in campaigning on this issue, however I still have doubts about how successful you could be in effecting reform as an independent in the US Senate. But you are succeeding, at least, to the point where I'm willing to listen and take you seriously as a potential candidate.
"Between 2009 and 2012, the federal government recorded the largest budget deficits relative to the size of the economy since 1946, causing federal debt to soar."
You mean during the "Great Recession", when government revenues dropped severely, and stimulus spending was enacted to keep this from turning into another great depression?
Are you suggesting that the government instead cut spending to match these lower revenues, thus virtually insuring that the recession would be much worse.
Ah. But that would have gotten President Obama not re-elected.
Debt (or deficit) is caused by either too much spending or not enough revenue.
Why do Cid95 and Artrogue only want to talk about the spending side?
Again, without the Bush era tax cuts and wars the debt would be paid off by now.
And also again, show me where the current administration has vastly increased spending up to this point, because it looks to me as if spending has leveled off in recent years.
the website has been updated and they have a new current live interactive map that shows selected violent crimes thoughout the low country.
Always a good time on Fri or sat fun place to drink dance or listen to live music
I think Thomas will get the young and female vote just on popularity ..
Troll - a temporary annual surplus swallowed up by a vast and ever-increasing debt is irrelevant (though the principle is good).
The USSR fell apart due in part to unsustainable defense spending. The USA may fall apart due to unsustainable social program spending. Putin just needs to wait it out.
I watched about 15 mins of this show then i threw up...i didnt read the above article at all..i have seen enuff to know i dont care about whitney ...who he is...what he is ...or whatever he will be ?.....I am tired of watching people grow up on tv.... you people can watch it and tell me all about it...ill watch Revenge...much better show ...has a plot...and the people are prettier...nuff said !
Has the Charleston City Paper got anything better to write about other than authors/hucksters/hustlers hyping their books...nothing but a bunch of print-prostitutes peddling and pandering to a gullible public...
this is what happens when greed and gentrification takes place...this what happens when you have such events as spoleto and what have you other festivals come in...you have to take away and build accomadations for these such fests...this is what happens when you have others to come in and make room for bigger hotels and the likes...this is what happens when you have a mayor for a city, for how long now, 30 years, more ?...this is what happens when you have a mayor who says he doesnt like to cross rivers to get what he wants, but he does it anyways and then tells other mayors they cant do that....this is what happens when you have a mayor that lies to his people...the fact is...its time to stop all the fucking building....time to put up a rent moratorium and time to get rid of Spoleto !!!.,,,enuff is enuff....our water rates have gone sky high....our traffice is a nighmare !...there is no more parking !!...our electric rates are impossible anymore ! what else do we need to happen...a nuclear bomb !!...isnt it time to take Sopleto to Savannah and let them deal with these morons who come down here for these events...i have had it with that festival...time to move it...get rid of it or do away with it !!...doesnt do anyone or anything any good...and one last item...Mayor Riley when you die...your tombstone epitah should read...." GREED IS GOOD "
Love love love. Best food on Folly, and well worth the drive from anywhere in Charleston. Dinner specials are creative and made with the skill you would expect from the best restaurants downtown.
Lol at NoFaith. Name says it all. Taxpayers? Everyone, EVERYONE... Pays taxes. It's pretty funny how people like you think they know the situation from every view possible. Reform is meant to better the country economically and to help people who want to have a positive future, have a chance at one. Deport them all? That sounds pretty ignorant.
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