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Indeed it was. The "Laffer Curve" was the graph that showed by lowering tax rates, one could increase total revenues. To quote Bush I, Voodoo Economics!!!
What kind of an idiot are you, "phony 'trickle down' invented by Progressives"? I'm old enough to remember Reagan's trickle down economics with David Stockman as his budget director. No one had ever heard of any of that previous to Reagan. Google Reagan and trickle down and you'll find it's completely a theory by conservatives. That's why it's now referred to as Reaganomics. George HW Bush referred to it as Voodoo economics and not too long ago, David Stockman came out a said the theory is completely wrong.
Having survived the Supreme Court case, the ACA would be considered settled law. Will/can there be more cases that will perhaps change certain interpretations of the law? Of course there can be in the same sense that any legal case brought before any portion of our judiciary concerns some portion of the law. As of the Supreme Court decision (sorry don't remember the details) upholding the ACA, we have the law on the books and it's being implemented as we speak. By the time 2016 rolls around, it would be extremely difficult to repeal it in it's entirety.
I'd like to put this thought out there. ACA is settled law at this point although I do admit that it can possibly be repealed/defunded although not until after 2016 (and by then, it would be extremely difficult). By that time, I hope the bugs will be worked out of the system and the majority of the American people will decide that finding a way to cover all (or at least the vast majority) of our fellow citizens with health insurance is a good thing for our society. If that happens, the Republican party will be well on the way to the dustbin of history. It's also possible that the whole thing might blow up in the faces of the Democrats (but I personally think not)!!!
I also saw that and wondered about it. I'll speculate it is probably the cost of secret service and travel while the President is campaigning. If that's the case, I would say it's a legitimate expense as he is still the sitting president and must be protected. I somehow doubt that the government ponied up $700K to his general campaign fund.
Holly, you are only partially correct in your facts concerning fundraising for the 2012 elections. It is true the Obama outraised Obama by a significant amount. However, the total amount spent on the presidential election shows that the Republican party spent 130million more the the Democratic party. Citation here: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/
In the election of 2010, Republicans won the majority of the House of Representatives. They were sworn into office in early 2011 and the HR was controlled by the Republican party. Democrats still controlled the Senate and Obama was still President. Any legislation passed during 2011 would have had to pass both houses.
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Washington Post Issues Apology to Fox News

Neil99 Wrote: Apr 12, 2014 5:11 PM
Fox News should issue an apology to the American television watching populace. Their viewers are consistently less well informed that the viewers of other news outlets. Citation here: http://www.salon.com/2012/04/10/foxs_misinformation_effect/
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Hillary Clinton Dodges A Shoe

Neil99 Wrote: Apr 11, 2014 4:05 PM
Check 'em out Texan and at the same time, check out your comments for civility.
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