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by phuqueue
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

The US has the highest nominal tax rate for corporations in the developed world, it definitely does not have the highest effective corporate tax rate. And if the tax bill did for corporations what it claims to do for everyone else -- lower the nominal rates but broaden the base -- and had a zero net...
by phuqueue
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

I mean the modern Republican party is depraved, so I'm not surprised that they can pitch this stuff with a straight face. What bothers me is how terribly this plan is polling (even among Republicans and Trump voters), how brazen they are about the fact that they're just doing it to please the donor ...
by phuqueue
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

Yes, the tax plan is an enormous con job: a tax hike on millions of middle class families to finance tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy, for people who earn income passively rather than through active labor, and for corporations (and as an added bonus, the corporate tax cut in practice means...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

Even DEMs were surprised by the elections yesterday. I'm actually rather surprised there doesn't seem to be a bunch of people howling about voter fraud. So... at least some on the left are surprised to see Dems win in blue states? They're surprised that the losing side doesn't have a "scream h...
by phuqueue
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

The level of GOP support does matter because it's not even settled law that a sitting president could be indicted for committing a crime. Ken Starr wrote a memo in the 90s arguing that the president could be indicted, but there is also a school of thought that impeachment is the sole constitutional ...
by phuqueue
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

Mueller will get fired as soon as Trump realizes he can do it with impunity. For now he probably still has too many people whispering in his ear that if he fires Mueller it'll trigger impeachment but lol no it won't and sooner or later, he'll realize that.
by phuqueue
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

Looking back at it now, this is actually the post that stuck in my memory more than anything you said, mean I just think the specific comparison of "Obama is a Muslim" to "Trump was installed by the Russians" is a false equivalency. The topics are different, the goal is to use an...
by phuqueue
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

I didn't actually go back to look at the old posts so I don't really recall what the specific argument was, just that my side of it was that it was a false equivalency
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 10946
Views: 441231

Re: GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was also 29 years between any postseason appearance at all for the Royals, so the Dodgers have had it a little better on that front
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

I'm sure they will heed that advice
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 955
Views: 55706

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Probably true -- they found severe CTE in Aaron Hernandez's brain (while offering the various disclaimers that CTE wasn't definitely the cause of his behavior, but....)
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 955
Views: 55706

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh absolutely, it's frustrating that football is entertaining to watch since literally everything about it -- the health ramifications for the players; the players' penchant for, and the league's readiness to look the other way on, domestic violence and other violent criminal behavior; Washington's ...
by phuqueue
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3978
Views: 226783

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I honestly think the LaGuardia Airport makeover is a huge waste a money. I know LGA is a dump but the thing that is most frustrating about LGA is the constant delays due to air traffic or minor weather issues and that is not going to be solved in a billion dollar makeover. Have to strongly disagree...
by phuqueue
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3978
Views: 226783

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I honestly think the LaGuardia Airport makeover is a huge waste a money. I know LGA is a dump but the thing that is most frustrating about LGA is the constant delays due to air traffic or minor weather issues and that is not going to be solved in a billion dollar makeover. Have to strongly disagree...
by phuqueue
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

You are super overthinking this if you've talked yourself into thinking there's a scenario in which impeachment is on the table and Dems don't vote for it. Whatever political advantage they have going into 2018 they owe to the fact that they are the opposition to Trump. If impeachment comes to the f...
by phuqueue
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

"All Lives Matter" is a racist movement not because the statement "all lives matter" isn't true on its face but because that's not what the movement actually stands for. I'm not taking about the ALM movement. I'm just saying BLM and the alt right don't seem to believe that all l...
by phuqueue
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

"All Lives Matter" is a racist movement not because the statement "all lives matter" isn't true on its face but because that's not what the movement actually stands for. You ask whether BLM has ever stood up for people of other races who have been killed (yes: https://www.theguar...
by phuqueue
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1373
Views: 89022

Re: Politics

You know if you really think about it, people who think black people shouldn't be murdered and people who think black people should be murdered are actually just two sides of the same coin, right???

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