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Taxation without representation

September 30, 2013

More than two centuries ago, Americans fought a War of Independence in large measure because our ancestors would not submit to taxation without representation....

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Oct-02-13 7:20 PM

Thanks, angeR. I needed that.

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Oct-02-13 12:08 AM

"But loco is worried about the poor insurance companies. Go figure."

Twilight zone material here.

Willy, pay attention! You read Loco's comment about the insurance companies, and THAT is what you take away from it? What are you smoking today?

You just made her point. You just agreed with Loco, and you don't even realize it do you?

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Oct-01-13 5:38 PM

"This talk of everyone going on Obamacare is tea party insanity. It was only intended for those who have no or insufficient health ins."

Have you talked to people who presently have insurance? Many, many people will pay increased premiums come Jan. 2014.

Is this an intended consequence of Obamacare? Way, way more premiums money for insurance companies?

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Sep-30-13 10:23 PM

There are many oil workers who would like less work hours, add all of the tradespeople in western ND. This talk of everyone going on Obamacare is tea party insanity. It was only intended for those who have no or insufficient health ins. It would be as dumb to say put congress on food stamps. Tea party is the big loser tonight--no matter what happens. The reds are marching to orders and fear for their jobs-no true representation.

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Sep-30-13 9:46 PM

Zucchini with onions and tomatoes, today's recommends feeding. It's good.

The US gov is committing financial suicide.

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Sep-30-13 9:20 PM

Bills, including tax bills, are passed by Congress. Interestingly, both Dems and Reps have gone in for exempting themselves from the laws they deem appropriate for the masses.

The latest, and presumably greatest, example of a tax bill that exempts Congress and federal workers (until it doesn't exempt them, due to public outrage) is Obamacare.

"It's good for thee, but not for me" saith the lords to the underlings. (No source, just my rambling opinion.)

C'mon - if it's so "wonderful," let's all do it, ok?

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Sep-30-13 6:57 PM

You may joke about Fed non-essentials--in the private sector it would be everyone accept hospitals, grocery stores and gas stations. Remember the red whine when the non-essential secret service white house tour guides did not work? The joke will be on the joker because the fed does do important work. Could be the environmental/OSHA inspectors in the oil field and all work might stop until any E or work accident incident is resolved. They are also non-essential

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Sep-30-13 4:58 PM

DO: You are right about the 500. FOX talk is stuck on the 4 in bengazi--both are as nuts. On the editorial--after 6 years of Obama bashing i refuse to believe any right wing talk about his policies until i see some truth. I don't believe energy companies or politicians when they whine about what "might happen". Remember MDN dances to a hard right drummer with a daily presidential bash.

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Sep-30-13 1:21 PM

It's never just "a little more".

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Sep-30-13 11:44 AM

To some it's worth paying a little more tax so they and their families can breathe (clean) air.

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Sep-30-13 11:12 AM

So...could we all agree to get rid of the subsidies? The problem is, mandating the use of something, though not a direct payment, is a form of subsidy. Are we brave enough to do away even with that?

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Sep-30-13 9:31 AM

I think our current scenario is

Taxation With Representation

Not what it's cracked up to be...

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Sep-30-13 9:30 AM

Perhaps the gov't, currently the Obama administration, future--who knows, is calling in their "influence" on traditional energy. We give you subsidies, we dictate terms. Plausible?

Why don't ALL energy sources give up their subsidies and go it alone in the marketplace? Like that's so going to happen...

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Sep-30-13 9:18 AM

Taxation without what? Lets talk about "Blackmail". That sits closer to the truth for the right wing tea party and the Republicans. The Republican party is proving that they care more about power for the big donors and corporations than they do for the people of this country. Why do the winger blogger disagree with facts? Veritas just posted facts that can be checked for veracity but a lame brain winger disagreed. So, mr. blogger, present you facts to disagree with those figures. But, the Republicans would cut money from meals on wheels, snap programs, and other helpful programs but defend a massive giveaway to energy. It actually would be easy to call the acts of the Republican house an act of domestic terrorism.

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Sep-30-13 8:51 AM

Classic, just classic, first invoke taxation without representation and then call for our representatives to stop it, showing that there is indeed representation.

Must have been a wild one at the bar again last night.

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