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Hillary Clinton’s proposed increase to the capital gains tax rate on short-term investments is a colossal mistake. Here’s why…
The Dodd-Frank law mandated the implementation of a massive body of new regulations that requires an army of compliance officers. Now a few giant surviving banks become vulnerable targets to be confiscated or controlled by intrusive governments.
”The next president faces the task of reining in the growth of federal entitlement spending.”
“Oh my God.”
“We find these advertisements to be neither responsible or respectful.”
Americans’ living standards are being undercut by policies that impede productivity and reward idleness.
As many as half a million vehicles are being affected.
“He believes he can sway my opinion on the Koran and on Islam in general.”
“We see potential.”
Bill DeBlasio and his fellow progressives in New York City ignore economic reality, technological innovation and the desire of consumers.
“This is the kind of corrupt shortsighted politics that is destroying innovation.”
“Perhaps this is due to their continued experience of economic hardship during Obama’s first term?”
“The Hollister story is one of ‘passion, youth and love of the sea,’ evoking ‘the harmony of romance, beauty, adventure.’”
“I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”
“I deserve respect…”
“It’s not my table. It’s their table.”
“I think it sets a dangerous precedent.”
“Nothing you could have done could have stopped this.”
“We thought it would be funny because it seems kind of ridiculous to get out and chase a moving vehicle.”
“Lots of people likening it to a garage sale.”
“An act of kindness goes a long way.”
“We recommend not participating.”
“I’m not just fighting for the freedom of Aaron and Melissa Klein … I’m [fighting for] every American.”
“There are a lot of things that offend me in America, and I just have to deal with them.”
“It’s not a crime but I would call it hate.”
“They were shocked. They got caught.”
“The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera.”
“The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue…”
“The world needs less milk.”
“I would hope they would take it off the shelves, immediately.”
“…have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.”
Can you guess how much it’s going for?
“Give me a break.”
We waste too much air shouting into angry bullhorns of dissatisfaction. Sometimes customer service isn’t so awful. Sometimes it’s good, other times it’s great, and on occasion, it’s downright extraordinary.
Is it “an attempt to create the illusion of lower prices?”
“What happened was, they took it out of context.”
“They gladly stand for what they believe in; why can’t I?”
“A police officer’s job is hard enough.”
“Five to 10 years from now, what will McDonald’s be?”
“Google is reducing social welfare.”
As it turns out, Obamacare has not been “affordable” for women who own tanning salons — or their customers.
“Alright, Walmart, you’ve got some explaining to do.”
“There is a good chance that you’ll run into one of these.”
“The report raises concerns regarding Kerry involvement in the local gas market.”
“We lost a loved and respected member of our team.”
“We think the people who are creating this ‘cultural cleansing’ are the real bigots in this story.”
“We hope that this decision will show our support for those affected by the recent events in Charleston.”
“A caliphate based on the doctrine of the prophet.”
“We believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism.”
“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer.”
“…they’re going to crush you.”
“Will allow for the ‘accelerated sale’ of the company’s business operations in the U.S. and Canada.”
“An email just didn’t suffice.”
“Man, just keep your stuff. I’m so sorry for this.”
“Little by little, the United States is losing control of who can come into the country and who we can throw out.”
“Do not even tell me what to do!”
People need to start building lifeboats. It’s time to declare the party is over.
“Pay your way through college.”
In one case, an employee used the self-driving car to run an errand and rear-ended another car that was stopped in traffic.
Eminent domain is happening all over the country, and many people and businesses have little power to stop it.
“The president following through on a promise.”
“Despite being promised that Obamacare would lower premiums, it is doing the exact opposite.”
America’s economy is in reverse. The facts are in. It’s time to start questioning what is happening.
It takes a lot of hard work to get to first place. Apparently, staying in last place for 11 years in a row also requires a lot of hard work.
“The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund.”
50,000 cans of water
Are female CEOs outpacing men in pay?
Boeing’s government piggy bank now also has a revolving door: After directing millions in taxpayer cash to the manufacturer, an ex-government banker has now taken cushy job with Boeing.
“Investments … actually returns have exceeded expectations.”
“The president is very unlikely to accept any changes.”
Not only were Elizabeth Warren’s actions counter to her stated principles — they mimicked those of the financial institutions that she has spent her entire public life railing against.
“We are sincerely apologetic for the lack of respect and compassion that this veteran and his family experienced in our restaurant.”
“As a combat veteran I refuse to step into your store ever again.”
“I think our area has recovered profoundly.”
The top 10 beers come from only four countries.
“We expected that.”
“With a union, you put that control into someone else’s hands.”
“My family and I were sitting down having dinner and we felt a sudden stop in the cruise ship.”
“No Selfie Sticks.”
“I’m embarrassed to own anything with the Under Armour logo.”
“This is a long email.”
“Bye! Bye! Bye!”