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Andrew, in your perfect trade world foreign sugar producers charge so much for their sugar that domestic producers can sell every pound they produce at what ever price the market will bear. With tariffs cheap foreign sugar is taxed at a high rate and domestic producers sell their sugar for whatever the market will bear. What is the difference? The public pays through the nose for sugar and domestic producers rake it in either way.
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Reform The Tax Code

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 06, 2013 9:16 AM
Most Americans benefit from government spending. Cutting social programs and the military will be difficult. A flat tax or the Fair Tax reduce the taxes paid by the rich, that will be unpopular. Most Washington insiders make their living from the tax code, they will block any change. Our tax code will only be changed by reforming the government. Ammunition is hard to find and expensive, millions are stockpiling ammo, what are they planing to do with it?
The future is now. Automation has "stolen" many jobs and many people do not have the intelligence to do those that are left. Global trade has moved menial jobs to countries where millions of people are leaving subsistence farms and will work for pennies. Unemployment will be 25% or more. Our economic activity generates enough money to support these people but birth rates and immigration will have to be controlled or we will have too many free riders.
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Getting High with the Laffer Curve

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 02, 2013 11:49 PM
Of course drunks never do that.
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Getting High with the Laffer Curve

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 02, 2013 11:40 PM
A little research shows that about 25 million Americans consume about 14 thousand tons of marijuana a year. Everyone who wants to smoke marijuana does. This seems to be a very large test group so any problems have already been noted.
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Warning: Label Fatigue

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 02, 2013 11:21 PM
And exactly how did farmers control weeds BEFORE they had roundup? If the weeds become resistant to herbicides simply rip them out or cover them up with cultivation. This cost money for extra fuel and releases moisture but it can be done.
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Warning: Label Fatigue

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 02, 2013 11:15 PM
Some high school students have built nuclear reactors in their basements to enter into science fairs. How come none of these brilliant students has found a way to prove GMO foods are bad?
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Warning: Label Fatigue

Daddio7 Wrote: Jun 02, 2013 11:06 PM
Please don't make conservatives look stupid by equating selective breeding with genetic engineering. Ripping a gene out of a cell and blasting it into the cell of another species is unnatural and was only developed recently. Yes, the first genetic engineers used what could be called a tiny gun and shot foreign genes into fertilized eggs. Whether or not all this is "bad" is another argument.
The rise is sales of luxury goods does not mean the economy is improving. It just means wealth is accumulating at the top and they don't know else to do with it. Home buying is the same. If more people are renting, buying toasters and blenders and new outfits that means more people have a job and are moving out of their parents house.
What was the "Greatest Generation" taught? The scientist and engineers on both sides of the Atlantic unleashed an unprecedented flood of innovation. In less than a decade we went from biplanes to jets, cavalry charges to nuclear weapons. Today a large percentage of high school graduates can't read their own diploma and a few hundred mujahideen have our 60000 man army pinned down in Afghanistan. In the 1930s half of the population lived or worked on a farm. It takes some intelligence to run a farm. Farm boys learn how to overcome adversity and get lots of fresh air and exercise. Today 2% of the population is involved in farming and most of the daily work is done by Mexicans.
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