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Fiscal Cliff Notes

ErosZoti Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:36 PM
wow, just replace the name Tom Sowell with Barack Obama, and you have your answer. One of the major differences is Tom Sowell IS super smart and Barack Obama only wishes he was as smart as Tom Sowell. If you have read any of his work or followed him more closely, you would probably agree with him most of the time. If only we could read some of Obama's college papers to compare, oh, wait, we can't.
Hig Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:13 AM
Maybe in most circles you frequent, Mr. Sowell is a "lunatic." My guess is that most members of those "circles" believe that raising tax rates will increase revenue. Historically wrong and in violation of Economics 101. It's simple cause-and-effect.

But any place I read a commentary on Mr. Sowell's work, the word most often used is "brilliant."
ErosZoti Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:01 AM
You can't find any of Obama's college papers either, lol. Thomas Sowell is not only super smart, but super intelligent. Obama can only give a good speech. Let me know if you find Obama's college transcripts, so we can compare him with his peers. We know Bush was a C+ student, and Romney was in the top 1% at Harvard while getting both a MBA and law degree at the same time, and he was a successful businessman in the private sector. In comparison to Obama, who was just a community organizer, and a so-so senator who voted present, and so far, not a very successful president by any standard. Yeah, I'll take team Sowell against team Obama any day!
Roy323 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:46 PM
"If only we could read some of Obama's college papers" is quite pertinent although I was not convinced of the apparent reason for hiding his records. It now seems likely to me that there are NO records existing that could/would validate THE DEGREE OF NARCISSISM I've seen displayed by this rascal over the past 3+ years!

Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts that are worth noting.

First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising taxes on "the rich," even if that is done it will scarcely make a dent in the government's financial problems. Raising the tax rates on everybody in the top two percent will not get enough additional tax revenue to run the government for ten days.

And what will the government do to pay for the other 355 days in the year?

All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting "the rich" to pay...