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Saint Thomas More was martyred during the Protestant Reformation for standing firm in the Faith and not recognizing the King of England as the Supreme Head of the Church.
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11/14/2012 new

(Quote) Florian-626971 said: Amen! I would be in favor of taxing personal income and capital gains at the sa...
(Quote) Florian-626971 said:

Amen!

I would be in favor of taxing personal income and capital gains at the same rate, simplifying things even further. That would make the Democrats hesitant to raise rates, as it is unwise for the tax on capital gains to be too high. The taxes on capital gains would go up to match the rates on personal income, which would be somewhat lowered (like in the tax reform of 1986). The rich probably would accept that bargain in return for eliminating corporate taxes. Eliminating the corporate code altogether would eliminate huge compliance costs we have now and be a boon to business. Eliminate or cap deductions for the high income earners especially (should happen naturally if the tax code is vastly simplified) and the rich would probably start "paying a little more," to use Obama's phrase.

Too bad such issues were not discussed in the general campaign.

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No kidding, another reason Romney had trouble...CAin if he hadn't screwed up might have had a chance with his 9-9-9 plan though I still think just a flat tax of 10 percent on income would be best....not sure about what you are saying regarding captial gains though....perhaps it is a good idea...I just thought this money was already taxed when it was first received before investing it....so it wouldn't be fair to tax it twice.

11/15/2012 new

I heard a couple elderly ladies today talking about something T. Roosevelt said....if he really said it....

"Sex and Envy make people stupid."

Anybody hear this quote? Funny.

11/15/2012 new

Can someone tell me what this means? I was following a car with an Obama bumper sticker today and this person had another sticker that said "the more you learn the less you need" or something like that. Is that some socialist sticker thing? I really don't know. I've never seen it before.

11/15/2012 new

Have you heard about the new law or whatever it is that they are trying to get passed in CA, I believe.....

meatless mondays....no one can eat meat on Mondays....

Why Mondays? Perhaps they should just force everyone to become Catholic and have it be on Fridays. laughing eyepopping

This should be a thread on its own, I beliveve.

I just can't believe it and I am newly (within the last year) a meat eater. I wasn't getting enough nutrients and discovered the true health value of free range meat.

Oh, but we aren't headed towards socialism/communism? Really, are we still in America?

11/15/2012 new

GE big, big company (buddies of Obama) paid NO income tax in 2010....how did they do it?

11/16/2012 new

real unemployment numbers are coming out and wow are the numbers up in Ohio and PA...go figure...where I am.

Did anyone see that little press conference Obama had......the whole time he only had ONE real question from Fox news reporter and he said he didn't have to answer it....it was about Benghzi. He was flirting with one news reporter.....at a press conference???? I mean they weren't going to ask any real questions and get any real truth...they were too busy "licking his boots".

11/16/2012 new

(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said: GE big, big company (buddies of Obama) paid NO income tax in 2...
(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said:

GE big, big company (buddies of Obama) paid NO income tax in 2010....how did they do it?

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Still writing off losses. They get to carry loss back a few years and forward for a longer period. Their losses were big enough that thjey could have several years of profits with no taxes due.

I can't remember the specifics and I don'ty have the current rules at hand but its something like 5 years back and 10 forward. But that does not sound right.

If anyone is interested they can go to the IRS web site and look up the rules.

11/16/2012 new

(Quote) Joe-787295 said: I have a brainstorm, how about we ask our so called elected officials to grow a set an...
(Quote) Joe-787295 said:


I have a brainstorm, how about we ask our so called elected officials to grow a set and defend the constitution. We need to stop going after "groups"

Ohh, we need to attract the Hispanics, the single women, the white males, the black vote, Gen X, baby boomers, people between ages 21 and 24 that drive bicycles to work. Where does this idiocy stop.

How about do what is called for in the constitution and then go home.

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I didn't hear/see Romney speak of defending our dear constitution. Our personal rights and LIBERTIES ARE UNDER ATTACK by the very government which is SUPPOSED TO DEFEND THEM! The first to go are our first amendment rights - this is clear from the attack on the Catholic church and christianity in general, the push towards "freedom to worship" as opposed to freedom to practice/live what we believe, and FREE SPEECH! It's coming SOON my fellow catholics!

Most citizens are too far removed from experiences of tyrannical, socialist/communist governments to be able to appreciate or truly understand our constitutional rights and the God-given freedoms our founders acknowledged! EDUCATION (and truth!) is important. Rick Santorum has had some great speeches- look them up. Good books also abound.



11/16/2012 new

(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said: Can someone tell me what this means? I was following a car with an Obama bumper sticker today an...
(Quote) Cheryl-409772 said:

Can someone tell me what this means? I was following a car with an Obama bumper sticker today and this person had another sticker that said "the more you learn the less you need" or something like that. Is that some socialist sticker thing? I really don't know. I've never seen it before.

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"the more you learn the less you need to follow the republicans". Rick Santorum (former senator from PA) would say, the more you learn the more of a snob you become. Mind you, he himself is a lawyer. Curious, wouldn't you say?

11/16/2012 new

If you are 20 and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you are 40 and not a conservative, you have no brain.


- Winston Churchill

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