published Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Oh Well

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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What were the winning numbers anyway?

November 29, 2012 at 12:38 a.m.
miraweb said...

Awwwww. (I didn't win either)

November 29, 2012 at 1:46 a.m.
ricardo said...

happywithnewbulbs said..."What were the winning numbers anyway?"

7 11 27 43 51 and Powerball 6 Ooops

November 29, 2012 at 5:14 a.m.
alprova said...

I won!!!!....$4.00

I got the power ball.

November 29, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.
conservative said...

The winning number is John 3:16!

November 29, 2012 at 6:32 a.m.
fairmon said...

Why not a weekly federal government run lottery with the same or greater percent retained at the federal level as states retain. They could even pass a law that if you don't participate for any reason, religious or otherwise, you will be taxed because you failed to make the purchase. If your income is below the poverty level you will be provided a free ticket using the taxes and revenue from others. There is a precedent for taxing a failure to purchase and participating free so that would not be an issue.

Require any gains from the lottery be credited to medicare.

November 29, 2012 at 7:19 a.m.
MTJohn said...

The lottery is the ultimate in regressive taxation.

November 29, 2012 at 7:52 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

free lotto tickets to the hoi polloi.....keep that constituency! Women, hispanics, asians, blacks & cross dressers get extras.

November 29, 2012 at 9:22 a.m.
GameOn said...

Yesterday was tax day for poor and lower income people. They volunteered to pay tax rates at a higher income percentage rate than millionaires and billionaires.

November 29, 2012 at 9:46 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

No protest, Easy. Just stating the truth. Nice comment, btw.

November 29, 2012 at 9:57 a.m.

harp3339, you're already playing the federal lottery. Here's the trick...the tickets are in the form of lobbyists and politicians.

No gains to medicare though, it's actually to more corporate welfare.

Ain't that nice?

BTW, there IS a religious exemption to the PPACA. And despite the right-wing hysteria over it going to Muslims, it's actually more likely to go to Old Order Amish.

November 29, 2012 at 10:05 a.m.
rolando said...

Once again, no GOP elephant. Whats going on here?

Bennett must have gotten his a$$ chewed and is now making penance... He must be chagrined to be told NOT to somehow blame each Progressive's loss of the lottery on the Republicans.

Poor Bennett...so abused.

November 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
hambone said...

If one invests a $1 in the lottery and hits the big one shouldn't his winnings be taxed as Capital Gains.

AKA "the Romney Rate"

November 29, 2012 at 11:44 a.m.
GameOn said...

Households earning less $13,000 per year average spending $1,170 per year on lottery tickets.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/28/Average-family-earning-$13K-spends-on-lottery

November 29, 2012 at noon
fairmon said...

Banning the lottery is supported by two elements, the religious and criminals. There are those that would like to return to the numbers rackets, also callled butter and eggs, and made many a non tax paying criminal wealthy. Prohibition made many criminals, Al Capone being one of the better known, wealthy with income tax evasion being his down fall, not the criminal behavior. The same is true now with drugs, American crininals, gangs and the Mexican drug cartels are filthy rich dealing in drugs. The religious and some others think everyone is going to start using drugs if they were legal, regulated and taxed. The religious react almost violently if legalizing prostitution is considered. Pimps do not want prostitution to be legal, regulated and taxed, what would they do for a living?

The two extreme elements support the governments effort to dictate morals for two very different reasons. Gambling, prostitution, mind altering subdstances have all been available and used by some people in all of recorded history. Those that desire to participate in any of these will do so whether legal or not. Why not wise up, hire more over paid inefficient but tax paying government workers to regulate them, tax them to pay those workers and the government benefit from the additional tax revenue instead of the criminal element?

November 29, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

Remember Benghazi! I'm with you John Ross, Onward,into the fog!!

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-november-28-2012/legends-of-the-fault

Limrick was right, You con-servatives have incredibly selective memories.

November 29, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.
fairmon said...

Why are winnings taxed at all if the state has already withheld up to 50% as a tax? At least reduce the federal rate by the percent the state has taxed the tickets which it seems would take federal taxes to zero? I repeat my earlier justification for a federally run lottery:

Why not a weekly federal government run lottery with the same or greater percent retained at the federal level as states retain. They could pass a law that if you don't participate for any reason, religious or otherwise, you will be taxed because you failed to make the purchase. Limit the weekly purchase to no more than one ticket per person. If your income is below the poverty level you will be provided a free ticket using the taxes and revenue from others. There is a precedent for taxing a failure to purchase and participating free so that would not be an issue. Require any gains from the lottery be credited to medicare.

Other than those thinking it immoral what would be wrong with this proposal? Is it unconstitutional? Does it infringe on freedoms and liberty? Keep in mind there is precedent for doing as described in mandating a purchase or be taxed. it certainly safely falls under the pursuit of happiness heading.

November 29, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I've always found it amusing that people turn out in droves to buy a lottery ticket when the payout hits above 300 million or so, as if a mere 100 or 200 million is not worth their time or effort. Americans seem to be wired to think that only obscenely large amounts of anything matter, whether it's money or the size of our houses or cars or whatever else.

Also, when the jackpot reaches such big payouts, like 500 million, why would it not be better to have, say, 100 five milion dollar winners instead of that one insanely large amount going to one or two persons? We seem to think it's just normal to have a few people ridiculously wealthy while most everybody else has next to nothing. But I guess that's just me and my liberal/socialistic point of view showing through, eh?

November 29, 2012 at 12:48 p.m.
elk11060 said...

Rickaroo: now you are in print as being so superior to everyone else!! Happy Winter Holidays!! Hope you have a wonderful Soltice Holiday!!!

I bought a ticket and I had sweet dreams all night just imagining what it would be like. As Bennetts cartoon depicts; I woke up to reality and carried on, but I slept well.

November 29, 2012 at 12:57 p.m.
miraweb said...

I always find it interesting to see how much advice is given on how the poor should spend their money.

If you get enjoyment from a $2.00 lottery ticket or a $4.00 cup of coffee - isn't that really your own business?

At the end of the day both wind up in the trash.

November 29, 2012 at 1:04 p.m.
miraweb said...

A Nod to Civility

Reporters were not permitted at the lunch, and neither Obama nor Romney are scheduled to make remarks to the media.

“He presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that I actually agree with,” Obama said during the news conference, adding later, “There are a lot of ideas that I don’t think are partisan ideas but are just smart ideas about how can we make the federal government more customer-friendly.”

Carney said the lunch is partly intended as a symbolic gesture illustrating a history of peaceful transfers of power in the United States. “The president feels it’s important to continue that tradition,” he said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-arrives-at-the-white-house-for-lunch-with-president-obama/2012/11/29/b703f456-3a3b-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html

November 29, 2012 at 1:17 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

No truer words were ever spoken, nooga (your 1:29 p.m. post).

About the lottery: I don't play it because the odds are so incredibly stacked against us. If I knew that there were more drawings and thus greater odds of winning, even if the payout was a "puny" 5 mill, I would be more inclined to play. I know of many others who feel that way too. Or maybe they could place a cap on the powerball of, say, 100 or 200 million and then once it goes over that they could create more million dollar scratch tickets or something and have lots and lots of million dollar winners? Just wondering.

MickeyRat, I catch most of John Stewart's daily barbs and truisms but I missed that one. Priceless. The hypocrisy of McCain and Graham and anyone else trying to make an "issue" out of Susan Rice and Benghazi is not only obvious but screaming-in-our-faces obvious.

November 29, 2012 at 1:42 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Nooga: Be all you can be on the internet. BTW, Contractions 101 not on your school history? Your, you're. What a dolt.

November 29, 2012 at 1:57 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

CHATTANOOGA—Sad, pathetic loner and blogger tu_quoque, evidently sees herself as “a brand.”

The pitiful creature, who works part time at a seedy motel, takes time out of every day to “promote and further [her] brand” and to extend her “social and online dominance.”

“I am my own product,” the harridan said while staring at her laptop and depressingly shuffling between her Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Times Free Press accounts, which she claimed are “essential tools for growing [her] personal brand” on a daily basis. “I think of myself as the creator of Tu_quoque inc. And the ideas I come up with, while copied & pasted from everywhere, are still produced by my hand.” "And nobody else is allowed to call into question nor copy my copying." "It's a copyright thing ya know."

“It’s sort of like I’m the CEO of the company called ‘Me,’” continued the sad excuse for a human, briefly pausing to check for any comments on her latest extensive and boring TFP diatribes. “And right now, I’m defining my style and strengths so that people can see what I’m about and make them see that I’m as great as I think I am.”

Tu_quoque , who sees her droning daily posts, endless Facebook status updates as “extensions of her brand name,” confirmed that she spends the majority of her miserable days insulting TFP posters while simultaneously trying to building large web network of “tu_quoque worshipers.” The unbelievably tragic woman also stated that everything she does, from gay Dick Cheney impersonations to visits with her family, essentially serves to continue building her brand.

“It’s all about getting people to hear my voice, and having them recognize that voice as a valuable commodity,” said tu_quoque, heartbreakingly noting that her work experience, background, and education made her perspective “superior.” “Ultimately, I think I can make people talk about me and they’ll see the greatness of who I am. The only way my product can be seen is by brow beating and insulting everyone.”

“The way I see it, my personal greatness is an investment,” she added. “And I’m damn well making the most out of it.” The poor soul then began talking about “the innumerable challenges of keeping [her] brand fresh” as helpless posters to this site could take no more and turned her off completely.

Love, MickeySmellyOnionRat

November 29, 2012 at 2:22 p.m.
ibshame said...

"nooga said... what would it take for tu_looney to realize no one reads her rambling cut and paste rants, that old woman needs some serious meds."

One can only surmise she feels it's her civic duty to "inform", the only problem is she has nothing to "inform" that's worth reading. Much like her prediction about the outcome of the election, it wasn't worth reading. LOL

I'm still wondering where the countdown person disappeared to after keeping us all so well informed about how many days President Obama had left in office. I suppose she's had to start a new clock with more days than she can count. LOL

November 29, 2012 at 2:24 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Mickey: Thanks for that contribution. Riveting.

November 29, 2012 at 2:26 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

C'mon Jack, say something smart. Please! I don't want to push you to far - after all you've got crosses to burn, mayonnaise sandwiches to eat, pro-wrestling to watch.

November 29, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

So Rat, you think your 2:22 post was important? I could probably buy you out of my egg money.

November 29, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.
GameOn said...

miraweb... I don't care how the poor spend their money. I'm just happy to see them paying taxes! I'm sure the payday loan business will be good this week.

November 29, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
fairmon said...

Is silence agreement? 12:41 and 12:43 pm post, write your members of congress and let them know what you think. Or, tell me how they are factually wrong before I contact them again.

November 29, 2012 at 5:44 p.m.
patriot1 said...

Bennett's caption "Back to Work" not happening for 393,000 this week.....Weekly unemployment claims

November 29, 2012 at 6:37 p.m.
oddsox said...

Joke's on you, Bennett -- your ticket was a winner! You correctly picked the Powerball number: 6. That would have paid $4, but you tore up your ticket. Oh well, back to work....

November 29, 2012 at 7:48 p.m.
ricardo said...

The lottery is a regressive tax on the uneducated poor who don't understand the laws of mathematical probabiity.

November 29, 2012 at 7:48 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

little ricky: The odds are plainly visible. yet you want to demean the players. I guess the feds should decide who plays, huh? You faux elitist lefties make me sick.

November 29, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Jack_ said... "Contractions 101 not on your school history? Your, you're. What a dolt."

Uproariously funny, Cracker_Jack! You managed to commit a typo and attack someone for making a typo in the same sentence! You're our resident W.C. Fields. What ON the world were you thinking?

November 29, 2012 at 9:21 p.m.

harp3339, nope, could just mean not bothering to read it.

Or it could be my initial reply is still accurate.

November 29, 2012 at 10:45 p.m.
jesse said...

Anyone have any opinions on Buffet advocating Jamie Dimon for treas.sect. Kinda makes me thikin Warren's losin it!

November 30, 2012 at 5:18 a.m.
fairmon said...

The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama.

How others see the U.S.?

November 30, 2012 at 6:37 a.m.
joneses said...

Because two people won the lottery you liberals now have two more disgusting, greedy, unpatriotic wealthy people to piss and moan about. The funny thing about you hypocritical liberals is you are always complaining about the wealth others have accumulated and then you go out and buy a lottery ticket so you can be one of them. You are all a bunch of unintellectual, hate filled hypocrites.

November 30, 2012 at 6:48 a.m.
fairmon said...

Does France have a national lottery? If not perhaps they should. Their financial condition is terrible but they are still involved in borrowing money and baling out Greece and others. They, like the U.S. cannot accept they are no longer the powerful net lender they once were.

I think the French interpreted the GM action to be nationalizing? We may run them out of the country but not much nationalizing has occurred in the U.S.

Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory. The French government announced they could nationalize the company.

Montebourg told CNBC after a meeting with trade unions in Paris: “Barack Obama's nationalized. The Germans are nationalizing. All countries are nationalizing. The British nationalized 6 banks.”

France has raised their top tax rate to 75% on all residents resulting in a lot of wealthy residents moving to other countries. Some in the past have posted here that France is how the U.S. should be. I hope France is not the role model for our government.

November 30, 2012 at 6:49 a.m.
ricardo said...

If I won the $500 million prize, I would happily pay 50% in taxes. I would somehow find a way to live on the remaining $250 million, but I might have to make some sacrifices.

November 30, 2012 at 6:55 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Goodness joneses, how can you always be so angry and emotional at your own vain imagination?

You know those wigglin' conniptions are actually shortening your life span, right?

Oh, and how's your business going? Did you fire everybody and hit the dirt yet?

November 30, 2012 at 7:33 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

The Community Organizer's definition of "balance" seems to be higher taxes and more spending now, plus additional talks later.

November 30, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.
conservative said...

"back to work"

That is so funny. One Liberal telling other Liberals "back to work."

November 30, 2012 at 9:06 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Dems essentially telling R's, put the revenue on the table and we will spend it. Some things never change.

November 30, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.
oddsox said...

tu_quoque, yesterday was the first time I've read your work. (Ironic, since just the day before I called out another poster using the Tu Quoque Fallacy (having to do w/ comparing Susan Rice to Condi)).

As you see, I also struggle with the need for brevity.
Not a complaint here, but just wondering -- why post an entire article with 3 long comments when a link to it would suffice?

November 30, 2012 at 9:47 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

oddsox: Perhaps you should direct that question to the gas-bag, ALPO.

November 30, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

harp3339, France has actually been reducing their public borrowing as a percentage of their for years.

But their top tax rate to 75% on all residents? Uh no. That's not accurate. Try again.

November 30, 2012 at 10:32 a.m.
potcat said...

Spot on MickyRat for sayiny exactly what "It" tulu is and does.

Pitilessly delusional and needs to get a life!!!!!!!!!!

November 30, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Jay Leno continued pressuring Barack Obama Thursday night.

During his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "This is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions”

Nice to see at least one set of huevos in Hollywood.

November 30, 2012 at 11:10 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

thanks little noogs. glad you agree with me.

November 30, 2012 at 11:25 a.m.
jesse said...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/09/what-would-75-pct-u-s-tax-rate-look-like/ Here's a good look at the tax situation in France and what it would do in the U.S.A!

Kinda shows you what a DEEP hole we are in!

November 30, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Noogie: A mean spirited little gremlin.

November 30, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.
Maximus said...

I have met very few contemporary Democrat men that have not been lazy wimps. Very few of them have ever turned a wrench or shot and field dressed a deer. Leave it to Clay and his torn lotto ticket along with his chickiified obama needy male followers...if they are not trying to take other peoples money via taxation, they are trying to win other peoples money via the powerball. So funny to see all the usual suspect obama supporters standing in line to buy powerball tickets. One even had the nerve to ask if he could use his obama EBT card to buy a ticket. I just laughed, bought my beef jerky and went back to making money, kicking ass, and taking names. A real man will never, ever take Barry relief much less fall for a stupid lotto tax.

November 30, 2012 at 2:27 p.m.
fairmon said...

happy said....

But their top tax rate to 75% on all residents? Uh no. That's not accurate. Try again

You are right, not all, just the wealthy. If you are a resident you owe the tax whether a citizen or not. Their economy is not in good shape any way you look at it. I think I read where their credit rating has been or is going to be reduced.

November 30, 2012 at 2:40 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts. -HL Mencken

For you, morons.

November 30, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

"Anyone have any opinions on Buffet advocating Jamie Dimon for treas.sect. Kinda makes me thikin Warren's losin it! --jesse"

Before I can offer an opinion of Dimon being named Treasury Secretary, I would need to understand the obsession with all things Jamie that runs rampant in the halls of power in U.S. Did you see any of the "questioning" of Dimon before a committee of United States Senators? After a few minutes I expected the lights to dim while Barry White music was piped in. Bob Corker and Jim DeMint need a crowbar to remove their lips from Dimon's ass. Some attribute his success with the power-brokers to his charm. Dimon frequently throws temper tantrums and yells expletives to anyone within shouting distance. I did the same thing a few times in my drinking days and no one accused me of being charming. There is the whole "London Whale" incident and other cases in which Dimon oversaw the loss of billions of investor dollars, but that's just the cost of doing business.

All that being said, Dimon could very well be just the man for the job. Treasury Secretary is a job that denotes great stature, but in reality he would be a supervisor of agencies that run independently of the Secretary. The job is comparable to a toothless tiger.

November 30, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
GratefulDawg said...

"I have met very few contemporary Democrat men that have not been lazy wimps. Very few of them have ever turned a wrench or shot and field dressed a deer...I just laughed, bought my beef jerky and went back to making money, kicking ass, and taking names. --Maximus"

Nothing screams manliness like using an anonymous internet forum to tell everyone that you are a bad man. When ghosts go camping, they sit around the fire and tell Maximus stories. Chuck Norris wears Maximus pajamas. I heard Maximus had to have a penis reduction surgery; It was just too big!

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...

November 30, 2012 at 4:13 p.m.
jesse said...

Yeah BUT you have to be tough to eat beef jerky w/o any teeth!

November 30, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.

harp3339, you mean taxing people with money, as opposed to taxing the poor? Heavens no!

But you really need to get past the credit ratings scam. They aren't based on actual objective measures, just the judgments of the people involved and justified by a bunch of hoo-hah.

There's a reason why the US Treasury completely ignored its "downgrade" as meaningless.

It was.

November 30, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

The lottery, the best voluntary taxation system going.

Bennett is probably dim enough that he spent half of his life savings on lottery tickets.

November 30, 2012 at 5:04 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

jesse: Cold man. Cold.

November 30, 2012 at 5:16 p.m.
Maximus said...

Again with the 26 year old children on their Daddys health insurance wearing thier Mothers robes while playin video games and collecting the low income subsidy check in April. Jessee and Jerry Garica grateful dawg the prototype gen x obama supporters. Sad really. Maybe they can go have a pity party circle jerk with Clay the boy that was moved around so much by his meanie military Daddy. Rest assured Jessee, Grateful Gay and Clay were all bullied on the play ground. Roll Tide!

November 30, 2012 at 5:54 p.m.
fairmon said...

happywithnewbulbs said... harp3339, you mean taxing people with money, as opposed to taxing the poor? Heavens no!

Heavens no is right! There should be no tax on income or business profits. 75% is rediculous, it is not likely to increase revenue for long if at all. Credit ratings are an indicater by some that know more about such than you or I. They do think there could be an adverse impact if the current practices and treands continue. Our country club Ostrich style of managing will pass on a lot of debt to our children and future generations. Primarily government employees and the gullible think borrowing, printing and spending With slightly less spending will actually create jobs and have a healthy affect on the economy. Most public employees will talk at length about how over worked and stressed out they are and how the country would come to a screaching halt without them, convincing until you look at the actual contribution and how essential they were in the task.

Tax spending, not earnings and business profits. The wealthy spend a lot more and cannot avoid paying more taxes with a consumption tax which is not a ponsi scheme AVT. A prebate protects the lower income folks. No need for a CPA to do taxes and seek ways to avoid them, reduced and different role for the IRS, ~22% less cost of goods and services, a benefit to states as collectors. Any collusion to avoid the tax would require a really harsh penalty. The IRS has experts on that.

I know, won't happen in our life time since Americans are so scared of change and convinced the status quo is the only option. I hope the mythical cliff is not avoided and both parties are forced to do something that is intended to be permanent.

November 30, 2012 at 5:58 p.m.

harp3339, no those credit ratings are by people who produce even more BS than you, I, and an entire herd of male cattle could produce if we fed them fiber bars all day.

But you keep arguing for regressive taxes all you want, I'd rather not myself. The wealthy spend a lot less of their wealth, and find lots of ways to avoid paying their taxes that way too.

If you want an ideal tax, find a way to tax people based on what they receive from the government...including an orderly society.

Good luck with that spreadsheet.

And no, it's actually those precious "job-creators" and such who go on about how they are so important to the country. When in reality, maybe we would do better if we didn't have to pander to them.

November 30, 2012 at 9:10 p.m.
fairmon said...

happywithnewbulbs said...

harp3339, no those credit ratings are by people who produce even more BS than you, I, and an entire herd of male cattle could produce if we fed them fiber bars all day.

happy....Where do you get your expertise regarding credit rates from? I get the impression you may manage your personal affairs as you advocate the government fail to fulfill their fiscal resonsibility.

But you keep arguing for regressive taxes all you want, I'd rather not myself. The wealthy spend a lot less of their wealth, and find lots of ways to avoid paying their taxes that way too.

happy...a consumption tax is not regressive. The wealthy consume significant goods and services. If you weren't so convinced you already know everything you might try to understand the concept. There is no way to avoid the tax regardless of where the money came from. That includes those working for cash w/o reporting it, selling drugs, gambling, capital gains, dividends etc. etc. The wealthy belong to the exclusive country clubs and spend money on high dollar purchases there and would be taxes at around 22%. They buy larger houses and cars, eat at the most expensive restaurants and travel more.

If you want an ideal tax, find a way to tax people based on what they receive from the government...including an orderly society.

November 30, 2012 at 11:14 p.m.

You can look up the results of those credit ratings all you want.

There's plenty of criticism which will tell you how they're nothing more than the modern court astrologers.

And no, I don't manage my personal affairs like the government does, because you know what? I'm not a government, I have entirely different priorities and resources. Keep up your empty and vapid speculation about what I do though, the more you try to make me part of the discussion with your false complaints, the more you discredit yourself. Much like several other posters here.

And your tax suggestion is regressive, it is inherent and your failure to recognize it is your own problem. But no, you'd rather pretend you have the perfect solution, and you even seem to think nobody would find a way to avoid it. People will put quite a lot of energy into proving that wrong.

BTW, if you're going to quote me, try to put my words in some sort of distinctive form. Even quotation marks would be effective.

December 1, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
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