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Meat Eaters After All

Stanpauley Wrote: Jul 19, 2013 9:51 AM
Putting money into Savings Account, CD's, and Treasuries IS much better than keeping the cash in your home (not to mention safer). Unless a person is experienced in using the Stock Market, there are few alternatives. Of course, you could just spend all your money and enjoy it UNTIL a financial emergency arises and then suffer the consequences.
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What to Cut Next

Stanpauley Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 9:07 AM
Why should the top 25% of earners be treated differently than the rest. We all put in a given percentage of our income and get the designated benefits. As it is, those people pay a higher percentage of their income in income taxes. Where does all this taxing stop. Perhaps, you would like people to NOT get any salary, and then get a handout from the government based on their need. This would be a great way to stifle initiative. POI, I am NOT in that 25% category, but do believe that progress is made in this great country because of the incentive to earn more. Perhaps, you should reconsider.
To be successful in getting illegal immigrants to leave the country, you must make the penalties for staying so severe that they will volunteer to go back. Additionally to encourage them to go back offer to send them back at NO expense to them. They are to be fingerprinted when they leave. Then establish a law that states if they are found in this country illegally again, they will be executed. Also establish harsh penalties for employers found to be employing illegal immigrants.
A couple of years ago (cannot remember how many, 2 or 3?) the government reduced the social security contribution by 2% to help the economy. Big mistake! I guess someone thought that the additional money put into circulation would help reduce inflation. But, of course, there was no consideration given to the fact that the program was heading into financial problems. So, now all they are doing is reestablishing the original contribution to an underfunded program. How would you like it if your employer said 'times are tough and I am going to cut your pay 2% and when I can raise it back up' --- then does not raise it back up?
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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:55 AM
Does that mean that you think that someone who has the misfortune of having enormous medical expenses beyond their insurance should not be able to deduct them in total? Or, how about a business that has less income then expenses due to unforeseen circumstances? I would not agree with you if you answer the question in the affirmative.
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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:22 AM
But, unfortunately the rest of us will pay also.
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Protecting Hobby Lobby from the State

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:21 AM
It seems to me that we are observing the downfall of America as originally envisioned by our forefathers. They left their countries to establish something better and were very successful. No enemy could overcome the United States. And so, the only way to conquer the United States is to destroy it from within. And that is what is happening now. The question - are we, Americans willing to give up without a fight?
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Protecting Hobby Lobby from the State

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:15 AM
It would probably boil.
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Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:32 AM
While I agree in principal with your comment, I still wonder what people would think of receiving social security payments UNTIL they receive back what they put in plus some amount of interest for the time their money was invested much like an investment. Call it forced savings. Of course, under this plan, many would not get much back.
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Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

Stanpauley Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:22 AM
Hmmmm! Sounds like Social Security, which I/we were forced to participate in. Still, I think S.S. was still a good idea in concept due to the fact that many (most?) people cannot or would not save for the future.
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