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    11-16-2017, 03:15 PM
    No. Not really. It is actually the complete opposite. Keynes believed demand drove the economy. Supply siders believe production drives the economy. It is actually based on the ideas of Say, whom Keynes ridiculed.
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    11-13-2017, 10:15 PM
    Conspiracies this size can't/don't exist. There are too many people and too many moving parts. And even if you reject all the evidence, his answers to Hannity were disqualifyingly bad for someone who is actually innocent. And even if you believe he has a "faulty" memory about whether the dated underage girls, the guy refuses to debate his Democratic opponent' s view of "transgenderism." That doesn't seem like a very good reason to duck a debate.
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    11-13-2017, 10:04 PM
    I am certain it was because Moore is crazy and likely to be someone who will ally with Rand just because they are both outliers. Rand could be a hero to everyone in this situation. The ballots can't be changed but even if Moore wins, he won't take office because the Senate will reject him. He is a child molester. Rand could tell Moore to say he will resign after getting elected if Mo Brooks is the replacement. That would save Moore the disgrace of getting rejected by the Senate, Moore's supporters will get someone who closer to their views, Brooks is better from a libertarian perspective, and it will prevent a Democrat from winning since Republicans won't actually be voting for Moore. Rand could save either a Democrat or establishment Republican from taking office by having Moore use what little leverage he has left to demand Brooks be who the Governor appoints in exchange for effectively dropping out.
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    11-12-2017, 01:24 AM
    It is kind of ridiculous. I don't much about Bitcoin. I had $1700 in Bitcoin Cash which I didn't know I had. I play a little bit of poker and for some reason found they must have sent me Bitcoin Cash instead of Bitcoin a while back. I just found it when I opened up another wallet. The price of Bitcoin Cash was $600 when I got rid of it. And now it hit $2800 a few days later.
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    11-10-2017, 10:56 PM
    It was 16 and 18. Setting aside all other accusations about the 14 year old, he is clearly lying when he says he can't remember if he "dated" teenage girls in his 30's. That isn't something you forget. So why would he lie about something that he can clearly remember?
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    11-10-2017, 09:40 PM
    Moore is a guilty. Conspiracies with this many people who have detailed and a number of people with no reason to lie just don't happen. This was apparently something that was known months ago and is only dropping now right before the election. His interview with Hannity was apparently a dumpster fire. He should drop out on the condition that Mo Brooks is his replacement. That sticks it to McConnell' s guy Strange. The voters won't feel as disenfranchised and all the people like Romney who are acting holier than thou will be happy with Brooks vs the alternative of Moore.
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    11-09-2017, 04:58 PM
    I haven't kept up with the debate. Is Moore good on foreign policy and civil liberties? My sense is he would be good on some things like the budget but overall be a theocrat. Brooks is already a good (not even close to great) Congressman. Brooks was one of the few people to be very complimentary of Ron Paul. Brooks would have been like Mike Enzi. Nowhere close to perfect, but much better than average.
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    11-09-2017, 04:51 PM
    The guy has always been a nut job. Alabama could have gotten most of the anti-establishment stuff that people wanted with Moore if they picked Brooks. And Brooks is much smarter and better on the issues. And if people picked Brooks, you would get someone who is experienced who has been vetted.
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    11-09-2017, 03:10 PM
    Fox News just reported federal charges to be filed shortly. The dispute is believed to be politically motivated. Looking like that narrative about the homeowner's association stuff and leaves and pumpkins and grass clippings had absolutely nothing to do with this. The left wing media is a disgrace.
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    11-08-2017, 07:44 PM
    An hour and half after I made that post about the guy who the media quoted on the HOA stuff, Newsbusters wrote an article on the guy. I wonder if they read this site or someone who does tipped them off on that. It is kind of an obscure thing to write about. I only thought of it because I remembered his name from something I had read 6 or 7 years ago. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2017/11/08/louisville-paper-seriously-injured-rand-paul-not-perfect-neighbor
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    11-08-2017, 03:52 PM
    I vaguely remembered this Jim Skaggs in past articles. I see he thought Rand was a lunatic when he first ran for Senate and criticized running for President and Senate at the same time. He has also brought up the home owners association stuff in the past. It is funny that Breitbart had no trouble getting five of his neighbors on record, including multiple people on the homeowners board and the president, when the rest of the press only quoted a guy who passive aggessively shits on Rand. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/08/exclusive-rand-pauls-neighbors-say-reports-blaming-savage-assault-on-landscaping-dispute-are-fake-news/
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    11-06-2017, 06:48 PM
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/us/politics/behind-rand-pauls-broken-ribs-a-trivial-dispute-lawyer-says.html?smid=tw-share According to Rand's neighbor who spoke to Rand the day after the incident:
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    11-06-2017, 05:38 PM
    Right. And it is a good thing. Tax competition forces tax rates down. Having a low rate flat tax is the only way to prevent shifting income to other jurisdictions.
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    11-05-2017, 07:22 PM
    From WAPO https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/sen-rand-paul-recovering-from-injuries-suffered-in-alleged-assault/2017/11/05/6380c78a-c250-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.2bbd4e7c2a57
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    11-05-2017, 06:58 PM
    I worked at a pretty nice golf resort in college that hosted the Michigan State Police golf outing for years. The state police were so obnoxious and poorly behaved (also terrible tippers) that the resort had to ask them to never come back. They had to turn down having 4 courses filled up up with 500 people because of the amount of property damage the state police would do. Every year multiple golf carts would wrecked. I watched a police officer falling down drunk laugh about driving drunk as he got in his car to drive a few miles to his hotel room.
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    11-05-2017, 05:43 PM
    I like how all the headlines say "minor injury." Possible death doesn't seem minor. And how the hell is this only a possible max one year in prison? I wouldn't be surprised if the official reason is some property dispute. But after this guy's Facebook, there is no chance politics wasn't a huge motivator. The guy is an unhinged leftist. You don't attack a US Senator like that over a property dispute.
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    11-04-2017, 10:24 PM
    He didn't just say Saudi Arabia. He said he would limit immigration to all countries that are state sponsors of terror and countries not cooperating with US anti-terrorism efforts. Iran, Sudan, and Syria would also make the cut. https://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm And Palestine would likely be also be included if such legislation passed.
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    11-04-2017, 08:47 PM
    926928476690673664 Other news outlet contradicts though. The FBI is “involved making sure it wasn’t politically motivated,” a police spokesman told WBKO-TV.
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    11-04-2017, 08:03 PM
    Appears to be a Bernie Bro. His Facebook posts read like a slightly more insane version of Keith Olbermann. http://www.thelibertyconservative.com/rand-pauls-attacker-exposed-as-far-left-bernie-sanders-supporter/ https://www.facebook.com/rene.boucher.140
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    11-04-2017, 02:38 PM
    You aren't saying anything. You are citing a left wing group that hates freedom. That group's definition of freedom is Glenn Greenwald's. PORTUGAL is rated as rated as the most free. https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2017/portugal They rate Singapore a 51 and Portugal and Japan almost 100. I can tell Singapore is a lot more libertarian either of those countries. Here is a better list. Singapore 2 USA 17. Japan 40 Portugal 77 http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking
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    11-04-2017, 02:32 PM
    If that is the case, why did Ron Paul introduce legislation to limit immigration from the Middle East every session then? https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr488 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr3217
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    11-04-2017, 02:22 PM
    Here is the police photo.
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    11-03-2017, 10:36 PM
    The Kronies Action Figures are better.
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    11-01-2017, 06:42 PM
    If by nothing nothing on the horizon, you mean you have to wait until tomorrow, I guess. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/01/tax-reform-plan-republican-infighting-244418 Small individual tax cut and a corporate tax cut. Pruitt actually isn't enforcing a lot of laws which is driving the left into rabid insanity. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/opinion/contributors/epa-rule-of-law-pruitt.html
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    11-01-2017, 06:00 PM
    I thought Trump would be catastrophically bad given his prior liberalism, anti-free trade agenda, and his initial push for a massive infrastructure project. All three of those things have gone away. Instead the country is objectively freer under Trump. Neil Gorsuch is on the court. That is a big swing from Hillary appointing Ruth Bader Ginsburg Part II. If Republicans hold the Congress, Trump will likely pick a replacement for Clarence Thomas. It would be a huge win if Trump gets to replace Ginsburg. Scott Pruitt is waging an all out war at the EPA. Some great articles on what he is doing and the amount of death threats he is receiving. https://www.wsj.com/articles/keeping-scott-pruitt-safe-1509578717 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453320/scott-pruitt-vs-environmental-lynch-mob We are going to get a corporate tax cut that is in line with the rest of the world along with a small income tax cut. Trump didn't take the bait and get the US involved in a meaningful way in Syria. Trump already is the best modern President on regulatory issues, perhaps the best ever. I guess I have very low expectations and Trump has easily cleared them. I am quite certain a Mitt Romney or Hillary Clinton Presidency wouldn't have Mick Mulvaney in charge of the budget or have Rand Paul with a major influence on their thinking.
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    11-01-2017, 04:27 PM
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/01/mick-mulvaney-omb-trump-budget-profile-feature-215546
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    10-31-2017, 09:32 PM
    https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/ 28% is a marginal rate. The effective income tax rate at 150k is 18%, State and local taxes are deductible on the federal return. I just googled Italy. 75k euros and above is 43% marginal rate in Italy. And isn't like they have a generous deduction 28k is in the 38% marginal rate. They have a 22% VAT on top of 28% corporate tax rate.
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    10-30-2017, 10:00 PM
    The original benefit was around 62 and the average lifespan was not far from that. I would be fine making the full benefit closer to age 75 because the average lifespan is about 78. I would be in favor of phasing out benefits completely over a certain income.
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    10-30-2017, 09:36 PM
    Okay? You just reworded what I said. I am in agreement with you/myself. And yeah, this is Ron's worst issue.
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    10-30-2017, 09:34 PM
    Yes. I would start with means testing. That seems the easiest. Then move onto raising the retirement age. Those seem like no-brainers. Then if I had my way (which would never happen) I would start aggressively cutting the SS/Medicare welfare from the greedy geezers. Seniors created the problem. They should not get full benefits. The programs should be treated like a bankrupt business where remaining assets are given to creditors.
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    10-30-2017, 09:27 PM
    So you would be dicking over anyone just entering the labor force, making them pay for the generation who was irresponsible with government spending.
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    10-30-2017, 09:20 PM
    The problem is SS/Medicare are Ponzi schemes. The government would be paying benefits for the next 70+ years and if you stop enrolling people those payroll taxes will go away which would make the underfunding much worse. So you you would still end up at the solution of having to cut benefits. Philosophically I am for that. But the United States spends less now as a percentage of GDP than at most points in the last 100 years. Military spending is historically low right now. Entitlements are the bulk of budget.
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    10-30-2017, 09:01 PM
    The second link show Ireland lower and it uses 2015 data. The chart you showed used 2014 data, so I went with the more recent data. Medicare is the budget and is the most important thing to cut. It is underfunded by infinity The most politically feasible thing to do would be to means test SS/Medicare. The Dems can "stick it to the rich" and Republicans can be fiscally responsible. Then the age of eligibility should be aggressively raised. People are living much longer than the when the programs started and it should be explained that the programs are in horrible shape. And it is horribly immoral to "honor commitments" to people who left the programs in such bad shape. The programs are bankrupt and that should be the mentality for those getting benefits. They should get a fraction of what is promised. The easiest way politically to dothat would be to cut benefits for people who need them least.
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    10-30-2017, 08:57 PM
    You should do both. To me, they are both issues of efficiency. My thinking.\: Government spending diverts resources away from the productive private sector which means the economy will grow slower over time. Progressive income taxes with high marginal rates lower production on the margin. High rates also encourage people to shift income to places with low rates. The US has the highest marginal corporate income tax rate so companies shift operations on the margins away from the US which makes the country less productive.
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    10-30-2017, 08:33 PM
    Cutting tax rates, which is what is being proposed, is not Keynesianism. There is a good chapter on supply side economics in the Economic Way of Thinking which is a very easy to read introductory economic text. The book is almost free on Amazon. It is worth learning basic economics. https://www.amazon.com/Economic-Way-Thinking-12th/dp/0136039855/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509417095&sr=8-3&keywords=economic+way+of+thinking And just in case you don't make the effort, I'll put it very simply. A tax is a disincentive. Income comes from production. Income taxes are therefore a disincentive to production. Lowering and flattening rates encourages more production.
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    10-30-2017, 03:03 PM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5000260/Bitcoin-predicted-Milton-Friedman-18-years-ago.html "Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman envisaged a future where electronic money would be used to make transactions between anonymous parties online. 'The one thing that’s missing, but that will soon be developed, is a reliable e-cash, a method whereby on the internet you can transfer funds from A to B, without A knowing B or B knowing A. 'The way I can take a $20 bill, hand it over to you, and then there’s no record of where it came from.'
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    10-29-2017, 09:28 PM
    The problem is you really can't even have that argument and I am not sure there is much that can be done about it. Charles Murray, a guy with a PHD from MIT, gets booed and threatened with violence wherever he speaks. I would rather focus on bad government interventions, which can be fixed.
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    10-29-2017, 07:32 PM
    While the unspeakable difference probably plays a role, there is a clearly correct answer on the gun debate that no one seems to ever bring up. Liberals always point out that the United States has the highest gun ownership rate and the highest murder rate in the Western world. But they don't bring up that the United States has only a fraction of the murders of South American and Central American countries who have much lower gun ownership rates. The graph seems to pretty clearly indicate that murders are much more strongly correlated with where drugs are produced and trafficked than with gun ownership. The US borders on Mexico. Europe, Japan, and Australia do not. If drugs were legal, I predict the murder rate in the US would be equal to or lower than the Euro countries.
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    10-29-2017, 04:09 PM
    I would have voted for Mo Brooks in the primary. His policy seems to be not endorsing in primaries unless there is a very good reason. There wasn't a great candidate in this race. Whether it is good idea to support Moore can be debated. I am certain Rand's reasoning is that Moore is crazy and likely to buck leadership. Moore has been very complimentary of Rand and is likely to move things in the right direction on budget issues given how close the vote is. Rand's endorsement and fundraising will have no affect on the vote but could very well have a big impact on how often Moore sides with Rand.
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    10-29-2017, 02:09 PM
    Pretty much all of that is untrue. If you add up all taxes at the federal state and local level, the rate comes to 26%. The only European country with lower overall taxes is Ireland. http://time.com/money/4862673/us-tax-burden-vs-oecd-countries/ http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/how-do-us-taxes-compare-internationally It still makes sense to cut taxes even without spending cuts because lower taxes encourage more production. That is the supply side argument.
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    10-28-2017, 10:58 PM
    That doesn't change the general thrust of what Mulvaney said at all. Upper income earners pay all the taxes. Probably more like the top 20% pays 75-85% of taxes. And it is good that Mulvaney pointed out that any tax cut is going to disproportionately affect upper income earners.
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    10-25-2017, 09:45 AM
    Peter Schiff asking Democratic delegates at the convention if they would be in favor of banning profits so that the workers got more money is still the all time classic. I remember he said 50% he talked to were in favor of either an outright ban or capping profits.
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    10-24-2017, 05:45 PM
    Stossel talking about how private military contractors are better and cheaper. It turns out they played a big part in getting rid of the Somali pirate problem.
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