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  1. 05 Nov '12 18:54
    But at least they aren't fuggin mental. I'm crossing my fingers for Obama.
  2. Standard member sasquatch672
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    05 Nov '12 19:10
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    But at least they aren't fuggin mental. I'm crossing my fingers for Obama.
    Very informative. How long did it take you to research that?
  3. 05 Nov '12 19:35
    Well it's not a very good OP, but at least it's better than passing of lies, rumours and assorted half-truths as fact, so I'd say it's about average for posts on this site.
  4. 05 Nov '12 20:00
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    But at least they aren't fuggin mental. I'm crossing my fingers for Obama.
    That's a pretty apt assessment, except that every once in a while by some miracle they do manage to pass something worthwhile. I think the health care reform, as lame as it is, will evolve into something much better. Kind of like Social Security.
  5. Subscriber invigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    05 Nov '12 20:07
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    But at least they aren't fuggin mental. I'm crossing my fingers for Obama.
    In the UK we struggle to get much positive news about Mitt and his republican friends.

    Maybe our media is biased.

    But 15% Tax rate on interest and capital gains is a vulgar thing to brag about. The way to get the economy going is to invest in projects which allow the middle class to get richer, this will boost their spending, which in turn will help entreprenuers.

    Ironically, our economy would get a huge boost if America's was to grow more quickly. So it really does matter to us.
  6. 07 Nov '12 18:00
    And squaddies the world over breathe a sigh of relief.

    Now they only have to fight stupid wars, not ridiculous ones.
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    07 Nov '12 18:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by invigorate
    In the UK we struggle to get much positive news about Mitt and his republican friends.

    Maybe our media is biased.

    But 15% Tax rate on interest and capital gains is a vulgar thing to brag about. The way to get the economy going is to invest in projects which allow the middle class to get richer, this will boost their spending, which in turn will he ...[text shortened]... y would get a huge boost if America's was to grow more quickly. So it really does matter to us.
    Bingo.

    The tax rates (including capital gains) are at their lowest rates since WW2. If lower tax rates really fueled job creation, we should be up to our collective asses in jobs. Greed always gets in the way. The separation of wealth between upper and middle classes in this country is the highest ever. That's not how to grow the economy.
  8. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    07 Nov '12 18:05
    Originally posted by invigorate
    In the UK we struggle to get much positive news about Mitt and his republican friends.

    Maybe our media is biased.

    But 15% Tax rate on interest and capital gains is a vulgar thing to brag about. The way to get the economy going is to invest in projects which allow the middle class to get richer, this will boost their spending, which in turn will he ...[text shortened]... y would get a huge boost if America's was to grow more quickly. So it really does matter to us.
    That's right, your economy really soared during the Iraq business.
  9. 07 Nov '12 20:14
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    But at least they aren't fuggin mental. I'm crossing my fingers for Obama.
    The US Democratic Party would be regarded as a centre-to-right-wing party
    by most European standards because, as some American political scientists
    (e.g. Seymour Martin Lipset) have observed, the United States is a politically
    extreme right-wing society by the standards of Western democracies, though
    most Americans seem unaware of it.

    Many right-wing Americans (including many who write at RHP) seem extremely
    delusional in their persistent ignoring, not to mention their dishonest distortions,
    of relevant facts.