User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • April 17, 2014 at 2:49pm

    “Amen,” Sasse said. Cheapest of ploys when used by a politician.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:43pm

    Always good to see a devote Rush listener promote his mindset of the week. Geez, think once for yourself.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 2:43pm

    That’s not exactly violently mangled. Sounds like a bunch of drama queens or reaction purposely exaggerated by a biased report.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 2:41pm

    “The four-week moving average, a “less volatile” figure, fell 4,750 to 312,000, down from last week’s revised figure of 316,750.Add your comments” Now why would anyone report the former when this figure is twice as much in a positive direction. Let’s be clear the unemployment figures have been fixed since Reagan. The only time you can be sure the figures were correct was during Clinton’s Presidency when unemployment was so low that wages began to rise dramatically. Tough to rig a figure when there are not enough workers.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:37pm

    @jSherrillj I’ll type even slower. From your logic than the taxes the individuals who own companies pay really comes from the consumers who buy their companies product or services. So consumers are really paying the taxes of the wealthy. You are on the right track but missed the real issue. It is the % of net income paid it total taxes and government/school fees (really taxes). And lower income folks pay a much higher percentage of their net income when you count excise taxes (gasoline, cigarettes, etc.), sales taxes, government/school fees (drivers license, car registration etc.), special taxes like the one on tourists in florida, etc. etc.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm

    Given that the top rate is 38.% and they only pay on adusted gross income, that would be impossible……. Einstein. And for you low informational Rush listeners, the total tax burden including excise tax on gasoline, sales taxes, government fees (really taxes), school fees (really taxes), tourist fees like those charged in florida on rental cars, hotels etc, etc. claim a much higher percentage of the income of lower income folks. But of course that doesn’t fit your narrative and blind and uniformed ideology ad beliefs does it.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:25pm

    Read it carefully as it says how much of total income tax revenue they pay, not what percentage of their income they are paying. And closer to 35% is the typical vague exaggeration you expect from this group. A much better measures would be the percentage of their total income is paid in all taxes, including excise, sales tax, real estate taxes, tourist fees like those in florida, government fees (really taxes), school fees (really taxes), etc. You might find that when this is considered lower income individuals pay a much greater share of their income to taxes.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Depending on size I always found either a downward blow to the bridge of the nose or a solid punch to the diaphragm worked the best. On rare occasions a wooden bat or hockey stick was necessary to heighten the effects of either of the above.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:10pm

    Well John Daly has been anything but a professional golfer for a long time. I guess it is time for hm to become a sideshow clown.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:05pm

    Create a crisis. So the data regarding childhood obesity is fabricated or misreported? The crisis is a result of our countries addiction to sugar and progressive lack of exercise. Sugar and it’s effects on the human body make it several times worse than Pot. Degrades your health in numerous ways including critical thinking skills which lends one to believe in conspiracies and blame everything on the government.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:01pm

    I have never let my kids drink industrial milk of any flavor. We have always purchased mild from a grass fed local Amish dairy. The referenced “experts” are knowingly and willfully ignorant about the impact of industrial milk on children. What this post and most of the low information folks here seem to be ignorant of is that the Hormones and Antibiotics that are pumped into the cows passes through to the milk. I have more than enough evidence regarding how much healthier my kids are. And food is only have the problem with respect to obesity. How many schools have cut back or eliminated their Phys. Ed. programs due to cheap individuals who would rather buy more useless toys for themselves than fund their local schools adequately.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 1:52pm

    “was adopted when less than half of the 520 delegates in attendance at the convention showed up to vote by a show of handsAdd your comments” always good to see committed and engaged members display the democratic process.

  • April 17, 2014 at 1:49pm

    “a mobile and tablet app that provides free access to the BibleAdd your comments” If this app does or will at some point place ads, it will cheapen the gospel to the point of no return. Geez at that point we should have ministers where corporate logo like NASCAR drivers. Class with a capital K.

  • April 17, 2014 at 1:42pm

    “Federal agents waved the white flag Saturday and retreated from Gold Butte, Nev., releasing some 389 “trespass cattle” that had been rounded up as the result of an ongoing land dispute between rancher Cliven Bundy and the United States.” no surprise that the post would be as childish as the position held by bundy and his supporters. The federal agents demonstrated a rather rational position that no one should be shot and killed over a deadbeat who decided to stop paying his grazing fees, lied about trying to pay them to the county and now claims he has preemptive rights, even though he paid the grazing fees for 40 years. In any court the passing of money for 40 years would validate the grazing agreement, just as the stoppage would cancel it. He needs to move his cattle and his assets should be seized to pay for his delinquent fees. So gunman who support a deadbeat are patriots now. Interesting definition. Or is it just a bunch of ranchers and their hired hands who don’t want to pay their fees anymore either.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 1:34pm

    “A decisive majority of voters – at least 61 percent – said they do not believe President Barack Obama is honest about important matters. ” Not exactly what the survey results showed or said. The 59% and 51% who don’t think Christie or Bush is honest or trustworthy. And by the end of his term a rather large majority of voters didn’t think GW Bush was honest or trustworthy. So of course the point is what?

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  • April 16, 2014 at 4:23pm

    Is this hundreds like in real numbers or in the same type of numbers used to estimate GB’s rally’s?

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:20pm

    There is no doubt that many of these organizations exaggerated the amount of public information and education they were doing and the downplayed the amount of political advocacy they were doing. They inappropriately and perhaps fraudulently sought a non-profit status so their cowardly donors could hide in the shadows. When you done with the Salem witch hunt here perhaps you should start asking the right questions.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 4:13pm

    Exactly and that is on gross income, not net. He does pay taxes and probably has less offshore accounts than Romney. Let’s be clear any individual who holds offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes should be immediately stripped of their citizenship and put in jail. There is no excuse for an individual who can afford to pay their taxes, to pay them.

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:11pm

    They donated $59,251 or 12+% of their gross income to charities….. how did you come out on that metric?

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:09pm

    billy really doesn’t get up very early, as that is what would be needed to throw such BS past an individual of average intelligence. First and foremost he references an outside source to get him off the hook regarding the accuracy. Second, the list provided only covers $22,000 of the $59,251 identified, so without a list covering the other $37,251 no statement can be made about what he did and did not give to churches. Third, St. Leo’s Home for Veterans sounds like it is run by a church organization. Were all of those donations counted towards his total donations to church organizations. While I’m sure billy donates at least 10% of his gross earnings to his church, it is probably a tad short of $59,251. And let’s see Rush’s and other similar info for the entire blaze staff. Then and only then would you have any standing to critique someone else’s giving levels.

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