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knowbodyknows

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  • April 17, 2015 at 9:18pm

    Yes, the second amendment is the check to an unbalanced government. The informed electorate is supposed to keep government balanced. Unfortunately you can never account for some peoples kids so you always need the backup plan.

  • [2] April 17, 2015 at 8:59pm

    No Lindsey, a well armed electorate is the best defense to tyranny. If you knew anything about how this country was founded you wouldn’t even need to be told that. It would be common sense.
    Our founders used guns to win freedom and knew full well guns would be required to keep freedom.
    Will our guns protect us from the US military if the government uses it against us? Probably not, but we’ll have a better chance than with sticks and stones.

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  • [6] April 17, 2015 at 8:36pm

    To defend against all governments both foreign and domestic.

  • [2] April 17, 2015 at 5:05pm

    A true liberal would live off 30K a year and give the rest to government for redistribution. A true liberal would understand that government knows best how to spend tax money and leave that task to the trained professionals in DC. A true liberal would never be so irresponsible as to try and take on such an important task on their own. That would be as crazy as say, homeschooling.

  • [2] April 17, 2015 at 4:45pm

    Ten year budgets are an indicator that there is no real desire to balance the budget. The whole idea is justifying deficit spending now on the promise of future belt tightening that a future administration will be responsible for administering. Of coarse the future administration always just packages that up in a new ten year plan and kicks the can down the road. Talking ten year budgets should be an automatic disqualifier for office. Lets hear what your going to do not what you think you can pass of to future politicians.

  • April 17, 2015 at 3:38pm

    The 1% are doing better under Obama than any other time in history. So what.
    Thinking I’m a democrat just because I bash republicans is a mistake. I’m pointing out republicans destroyed themselves here by attacking low wage workers as parasites instead of blaming social programs for the states revenue problems.
    I’m actually an independent which means the government can shut down as far as I’m concerned and both parties stink beyond measure. A single person trying to be responsible and not have kids they can’t afford and build a life from the ground up pays taxes on every dollar made over 10150. It’s not as much as Bill Gates contributes I understand but at that income level it still hurts. Republicans by not acknowledging that it’s deductions and loopholes, not tax code, that exempts so many people from tax alienate all those young people. When your tax bill hurts, no matter how small it is, it’s a real slap in the face to be grouped in with welfare and blamed for the governments out of control spending. So republicans did here what they want to do nationally now. They raised taxes on all those young people and ignored the core of the problem, the loopholes and exceptions. The result was that people making less than 30K a year and didn’t have any children or other deductions saw their income tax double. All of those young people are democrats now or they just don’t vote.
    FYI MT ranks 49th in wages and 5th in tax burden.

  • [1] April 17, 2015 at 3:07pm

    While closing those three agencies is a good idea it would only reduce this years projected deficit by 15%. I believe flat tax advocates grossly underestimate the cost of government. Replacing just what the government collects from income tax (counting both income and SS tax) the flat rate would need to be 38%.
    The government will need to be gutted to be made affordable, otherwise a flat tax isn’t feasible. You can’t fix a spending problem with the tax code.

  • [4] April 17, 2015 at 12:15pm

    LA needs the reintroduction of the grizzly bears, not the little cuddly ones we have here in MT but the Giant Kodiaks from AK. They only moved to AK after the gold rush I’m pretty sure so it’s time to give their land back. I heard Manhattan once had the largest Puma population on earth so I’m thinking 6 or 7 thousand in central park for a start. I know puma are generally isolated creatures but by my sources assure me that before the evil New Yorkers displaced them they actually enjoyed running in packs. DC was once home to every poisonous creature on earth until the politicians moved in and made the place unlivable. In fact conditions got so bad most somehow migrated all the way to Australia. So just like the ark we should do at least 2 of each and of coarse give them all endangered species status. I just want to make things right.

  • [-1] April 17, 2015 at 12:02pm

    I’ll give the republicans a heads up. Montanas last republican governor did a major tax revamp here in Montana. Just like the republicans in DC she didn’t cut spending she just shifted tax burden by cutting our six tier income tax to a 2 tier tax. Sound familiar? Who got hit the hardest? Hard working people with lower paying jobs that’s who. The republican governor had one term, not surprisingly, and we’ve had democrat governors since. Republicans have a nasty habit of treating low income like a disease. They’ll give more respect to a welfare recipient. I can tell you for a fact though that when the republicans get done raising taxes on the lower paying jobs so welfare can continue at full funding and the rich can get a break from the cost. Republicans will be finished. You can’t fix a spending problem with tax code. The republicans should be the champions of everyone who has a job. Problem is unless you make six figures republicans think you’re automatically a scum bag that doesn’t pay enough in tax. On the same note they also refuse to cut social programs which are the cause of most spending in the first place. It’s no wonder the party is dying away so quickly.

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  • [6] April 17, 2015 at 11:39am

    Obama won’t have to raise taxes on middle class families. The republicans are gong to do it for him.

  • [8] April 17, 2015 at 11:36am

    “An informed electorate is a better check against governmental tyranny than the Second Amendment.”
    Says the anti-second amendment progressive republican. An electorate that is not feared by it’s government will never be informed, the government would see to that.

  • [15] April 17, 2015 at 3:44am

    Application to buy a house. I smell HOA. Regular working folks might want to think twice before buying or they’ll get fined because their children build a fort in the yard. Living under a HOA in California would be cruel and inhuman.

  • April 16, 2015 at 11:43pm

    It is a representative republic after all.

  • [12] April 16, 2015 at 11:20pm

    Excellent, the bull sharks have returned to their native land of Florida. Now we must put them on the endangered species list close 12 million or so acres to the public for a refuge and raise taxes in Florida to pay for it. Then we can start talking about reintroducing the great white shark. As a Montanan who so appreciates the artic wolves some stupid city slickers thought were native to the lower 48 I would really like to lead this great cause of bringing man eating sharks “back” to Florida.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 6:44pm

    It’s actually tax deductions not tax code that exempt most people from paying taxes. According to another articles on this site.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/14/tax-expenditures-help-keep-the-tax-code-insanely-complicated-but-a-few-groups-of-people-are-reaping-huge-benefits/
    Tax deductions and loopholes cost the government(assuming all money belongs to government and any we’re allowed to keep is cost) more than 1.3 trillion. So eliminating all deductions and applying the existing tax code would eliminate the deficit and leave over a half trillion to pay down debt. Eliminating deductions would be far easier to pass and implement than completely changing the tax code. Why not just do that?
    I think the government has a spending problem but since everyone seems to think they just need more money, why not just eliminate tax deductions on the existing code? It’s a lot more doable and do you really want the implementers of obamacare to implement an entirely new tax code.
    The tax will increase ten fold before it’s implemented due to “unforeseen costs”.
    Besides it’s the people getting all these tax credits that are in the negative tax bracket. People on welfare don’t have income, you can change tax code all you want they will still not have skin in the game. What is the difference between an eight thousand dollar tax return and the monthly welfare check. I don’t think fast food workers deserve 15 bucks an hour but at least they have a job.

  • [3] April 16, 2015 at 6:21pm

    This is a non-issue being politicized. If republicans really had the spine to not confirm her, they would have already done it. Republicans just want to look tough for their base before succumbing to democrat demands.
    It’s no different than their “good fight” on the budget or the debt ceiling or immigration or Iran or gas tax. Oh wait raising gas taxes was the first thing republicans wanted after winning the senate.

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  • [12] April 16, 2015 at 4:49pm

    Ever notice how they claim to know everything until it’s something they should know? Then they know nothing.

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  • [5] April 16, 2015 at 4:37pm

    Progressive economics 101:
    1 Wait for ants to start building castle.
    2 Assemble a mob (government employees) to visit ants and demand payment for permission to build castle. Charge for permits. Charge for studies. Create regulation. Charge ants for violating regulation. Tax the building, the labor, and any profit.
    3 If building gets completed, tax it until the ants can no longer afford it.
    4 Decide ants don’t deserve castle and send grasshoppers to pilfer it.
    5 Party all winter in pilfered castle with grasshoppers while ants try to cling to life in the cold.
    6 When spring arrives move out of trashed castle and wait for ants to start building a new one again.
    No where in progressive economics is there consideration for the possibility of killing all the ants. Hence Detroit.

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  • [1] April 16, 2015 at 4:14pm

    The last paragraph is spot on until the word until. The states politicians will never understand as they’re not capable of understanding. Detroit shows the politicians willingness to milk public office until there is nothing left.
    Any politicians willing to correct issues won’t get to have any fun. No parties, no bribes, no backdoor deals, no set up for a sweat after office job, no pet projects no fun at all. In fact it would become actual public service. The job would suck, everyone would hate you, no one would invite to parties and you probably wouldn’t get a sweat job after office. Politicians use public money to buy friends it’s the only way they can have any. Why would anyone think these same people are somehow going to “see the light” this far in and change direction. America is on the same coarse, California is just further down the cliff.

  • [2] April 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

    Free range chickens are raised in buildings instead of in cages. Most of us older folks were Pasture Raised which is the term for chickens with access to outdoors and pasture.
    I only care about the terms because my pasture raised eggs fetch a better price than free range eggs.

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