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Math and Corporate Taxes


I just love hearing people who argue that the corporate tax burden in the United States is too high. [GE, as an example][1] didn't pay any corporate taxes in 2010, and was eligible for a refund, but there aren't any flaws in our system. People talk about the crushing 35-45% ...

Fix the budget


The New York Times (I know a few of the conservatives on this site who read that just had an aneurysm) recently added a Budget Puzzle. Granted, it's overly simplistic but I think it's a good talking point and worth looking at: [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html][1]. What's your proposal? [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html

Hard-Working or Elitist?


I'm curious why certain individuals are labeled as elitist, while others are lauded for how hard-working they have been to earn their fortunes. In America, I think people generally have a fair amount of mistrust for any group that they feel wields too much power. The Elitism label is one ...



The following are a series of quotes from this paper's illustrious comments section about Homelessness. > "Build it and they will come, feed > them and they will stay.. Pretty > simple. Send most of Burt Nash (sic) > somewhere else, along with the other > agencies that exhist to ...

Political Discourse


I'm through with it. You know what I'm talking about, LJWorld.com. I'm through with the people who have tirelessly accused our President of wanting to convert our country into some sort of Stalinist regime. I'm tired of people who cannot exist outside of absolutes, of people who purport to be ...

Pasty Office Worker Blog: How to know when you're being a jerk


*Note - this is coming from the angle of a tech support cubicle monkey. It's been said that "you can catch more flies with honey than fish with a cactus." Or something similar to that. Nevertheless, it is true that sometimes, to get what we want in life, we have ...

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