SoWhat – I’ll say again, 4 bankruptcies out of hundreds of business deals is an exceptional record. I’d match that against any batting average for recent Presidents. Unlike the government, businesses can’t print money or force people to pay higher prices (taxes). The game of business is not to win every hand but to win the most hands and Trump has done that. To try to draw a parallel between how you manage debt in one of your businesses and how you manage the US debt is foolish. There may be reasons that Trump shouldn’t be President but the bankruptcies aren’t one of them.
 October 20, 2015 at 10:39am
None of which were personal bankruptcies. 4 out of hundreds of business deals? I’d say batting over 950 is pretty darn good.
 July 28, 2015 at 10:25am
Vague – that is exactly what we will have if Trump goes 3rd party. As disappointing as the Republican leadership has been, you would be a fool to believe that Hilary or Barry wouldn’t be worse than any of our current R contenders.
December 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
Farmer – there is nothing incompatible between fracking and farming. If anything fracking reduces the footprint of oil drilling.
December 19, 2014 at 5:55pm
Yes – Even the EPA has indicated that fracking has not had harmful effects.
 December 6, 2014 at 12:09pm
Baloney. The lender insists on an appraisal because he does not want to lend more than the house is worth. If he loans $200k on a house worth $180k the lender has no collateral for $20k and would loose at least that in a foreclosure. Go to your bank and say you want to borrow $200k on your house that is worth $180k and they will laugh you out of the room.
 November 26, 2014 at 9:03pm
Libertarian Socialist?? You do realize what an oxymoron that is. But then I am not sure what to call someone that is comfortable with the President making jokes as he is shredding the Constitution. Socialist yes. Libertarian, certainly not.
November 23, 2014 at 10:19am
You are right Simple – the voters didn’t forget.
 October 15, 2014 at 9:37am
The key is the construction of the Constitution. The Vice Presidents role is defined in Article II which addresses the executive branch.
October 6, 2014 at 10:28pm
Third – so I take that as a concession that our effective rate is higher than elsewhere around the world. We only have control of our rate and as long as it is higher then elsewhere, we will have inversions, exported jobs and cash parked off shore.
Again the reality is that corporations don’t pay taxes. You pay their taxes in the price of the product you buy.
October 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
So if rates aren’t really high why are companies inverting?
Fact is, corporate rates should be zero. They don’t pay taxes they merely pass through your payment.
 October 6, 2014 at 5:26pm
No the state decided and the lower court overturned the law. The Supreme Ct chose not to overrule the lower court. Thus the state law was overturned.
States rights down the tube.
 September 10, 2014 at 5:48pm
WarMunger – while there certainly were concerns about a standing army, there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits it. All that is required is that funding not be provided more than 2 years at a time. And the Constitution did constitute a standing Navy.
 September 10, 2014 at 4:26pm
“You really think we need to spend almost twice as much on the military as the rest of the world combined?”
You are right JRook, it is a shame that other nations haven’t stepped up their military prowess. But the fact is they haven’t and thus we need to fill the void to protect our nation, our national interest and those that can’t protect themselves. If you truly believe we would be better off if we didn’t fill that void, then we really know who the idiot is.
September 10, 2014 at 10:31am
“Humans, factories and the AUTOMOBILES changed the whole equation,”
Have they? Some how those equations are not working. The predictive models based on AGW have been horrifically wrong. CO2 emissions have grown immensely in the last two decades yet temperatures have been flat to down. The predicted hurricanes haven’t happened. The global ice melt hasn’t happened. The Scientific Method develops a theory and then tests that theory. When the test fail, the theory must be discarded. The AGW tests have failed. The AGW theory is not science.
 August 28, 2014 at 3:07pm
Rook – Corporations don’t pay taxes – they merely pass through your payment. It is a cost of doing business which gets incorporated into the product. Taxing corporations only creates a huge bureaucracy (both for the government and the corporations) and encourages the exodus of labor and capital to lower tax environments. The corporate tax rate should be zero.
June 16, 2014 at 10:31am
You say “All else were lies to get an unjust war in Iraq. ” To what purpose? If we (dems and republicans and most the rest of the world) didn’t believe there was the risk of of WMDs why did we go in? And don’t say oil. Oil imports from Iraq went down since the war and they weren’t that large to begin with.
Yes – why didn’t the other three candidates stand up and walk out as well?
April 30, 2014 at 8:51am
“Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said the skill gap is a mobility problem. He said low income workers don’t have the money to move to states where there are an abundance of jobs”
Hmmm Millions of poor Mexicans can figure out how to move without money but someone from California can’t? Rowe is right. American’s have become lazy. And why not, the government is paying them to be that way.