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How could the National Guard not show up till hours after the rioting was over??? They were mobilized many days ago. Where were they?
Require E-verify and severely punish employers of illegal aliens. Eliminate public school education for illegal immigrants and access to food stamps and all other welfare. Border enforcement should also be improved, but remove the incentives and there won't be the flood looking for welfare and illegal jobs that we now face.
There are no jobs Americans won't do. Only jobs that don't pay enough to interest citizens.
You can't deport a citizen. That's what prison or other punishments are for.
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How To Stop Being Poor

amackent Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 10:34 AM
I'd like to flag this as offensive because it quite truly is. Money doesn't care about the color of your skin. I don't give a rat's a$$ about the color of skin. All I care is if you can do the job. Can you code creatively and reliably? Are you diligent? Then you're worth big bucks. Are you entitled, unreliable, and careless? Then you're worth less than nothing (to a business). Are you diligent and efficient? Do you have any skills? Then you minimally go on my contact list for future opportunities. I was in the same position as John. My parents gave me nothing other than discipline and a good family to fall back on. I enlisted, got out of active duty, got married, enrolled in the National Guard, went to college, worked hard, got laid off, changed careers, worked hard some more, raised a family, bought rental properties when we could, and could now retire in my 40's, but still work hard and am trying to start a business. This is a great country and free markets work. Racism is so minuscule it now can only be used as an excuse. Sure I'm white, but my wife's a minority so don't bother giving me more excuses.
Well said.
They may not intend to be evil, but their world view is rooted in jealousy and at it's heart is evil. They may have good intentions, but describing them as evil isn't far from the truth.
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Taxing Online a Matter of Fairness?

amackent Wrote: Oct 26, 2014 12:25 PM
The fact is that even if sales taxes are not charged by the retailer, you are responsible to pay a use tax of the same amount. Most don't pay this and it's not often enforced, but lawyers, businesses and CPAs do pay it or they can get audited and their licenses can be jeopardized. MFA doesn't necessarily mean higher revenue for governments. Citizens can demand that politicians lower rates to balance the revenue received. It's certainly not going to happen all the time, but it does make sense that whether you buy online or at a local store, the taxes should be the same. Why allow local businesses to be disadvantaged just because they're local? Sales tax law should be simplified and standardized so it is easier to implement, but the basic principle is sound.
Tough question. I do believe you have a civic responsibility to vote and to vote for the best person for the job. On the other hand, I strongly disagree with the national party picking our candidates and backing incumbents at all costs. The people in each state must have the right to pick their own candidates without NRC interference. Since they did choose to interfere to protect their guy, I strongly feel that they should then get him elected. I perfectly understand a conservative who can't bring themselves to vote for a pork barreling corruptocrat.
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