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In Some GOP Circles, Reform Is Already Underway

ppotts Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 12:12 PM
Byron: If you didn't hear The Republican Call for more jobs and economic recovery then you just weren't listening to Mr Romney at all when he spoke. I was listening.
sashamanda Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 12:20 PM
The medium was the message. Romney may have called for more jobs, etc, but he made and kept his money by gaming a crony capitalist tax system that benefts the well-to-do and the politically connected.
sashamanda Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 1:04 PM
Really? The justification for LBOs (leveraged buyouts) resides in tax code that favors debt to equity and allows investors to pocket the spread. Romney made his sizeable fortune through LBOs and taxpayer subsidies. He kept/keeps his fortune through tax code devices such as carried interest, special writeoffs (such as a $77,000 write off for a dressage horse) and moving capital offshore. The GOP may call that "free market," but that doesn't make it so.
jjones706 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 1:24 PM
Free market is essentially without regulations. The adage "buyer beware" is the best message that should be given. If you don't understand the market well enough to make a good decision you shouldn't be in it.
The reason for the current tax code is that special interests (as much or more on the liberal side) want to pay less taxes. A better solution is to get the government out of all markets and disallow all "special" writeoffs. If something is not a direct expense of doing business you shouldn't be able to deduct it. Too much of the tax code is based on convincing someone to do or not do something.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 3:22 PM
Another liberal troll, shill posting its garbage and nonsense. Notice all the "buzz words" straight out of the leftist nut baggers hand book.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 3:23 PM
Another liberal troll, shill posting its garbage and nonsense. Notice all the "buzz words" straight out of the leftist nut baggers hand book.
sashamanda Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 3:49 PM
what a great idea! If you don't like what someone said, call them names.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:42 AM
But when people believe such cliche they re-elect Obama thus forcing the other side to clean up more mess and get blamed for prospering.
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:44 AM
I am in business and often get told how wrong I am....however, I stay in business and others go broke and then it's my fault? I do get some satisfaction and make my customers feel good and chuckle when I say "We work for the smart ones."
The Republican National Committee chose to hold its recent winter meeting in Charlotte because North Carolina was a rare bright spot in last year's presidential election. Although it was the high-profile site of the Democratic National Convention, North Carolina became one of just two states won by Barack Obama in 2008 that went for Mitt Romney in 2012. (The other was Indiana.) So being in North Carolina made Republicans feel a little better.

But not much. The 168 members of the RNC grappled with the consequences of losing the presidential race, losing the Senate and losing seats in the House....