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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Committee chairmen

How many women did the U.S. House of Representatives choose to chair its many committees? None.

Too young for movie

We just got home from "Flight," an R-rated movie with Denzel Washington. It was a very good movie, but there were young children in the theater. We sat next to a pretty 6- or 7-year-old girl. I was embarrassed for her. Mom. Shouldn't she have been at "Wreck It Ralph?"

Cape casino

I drove by the new casino Sunday afternoon. The parking lot was full. How nice to see a business that employs so many taxpaying citizens doing so well. What a great thing for our fine city. God bless them.

Tip dealers

If my information is correct, dealers at the casino aren't paid much and rely heavily on tips. Please remember to leave a gratuity. Thank you.

Budget proposal

The Obama administration has offered a detailed budget proposal to address the revenue and debt crisis. The Republicans have offered nothing, but the likes of John Boehner are screaming bloody murder. The GOP should put up or shut up.

Veterans program

Thank you to Jackson High School for its veterans program. It was a great program. The children did a great job. Thank you very much.

Medicaid expansion

Expansion of Medicaid benefits in Missouri makes common and economic sense, but it is opposed by Republicans in the state legislature because they think we are too stupid to understand their disgusting demagoguery.

Tax rates

People who work for a living should not pay a higher rate of income tax than those who live on investments.

Keystone pipeline

The company planning to build the Keystone XL pipeline said it will not guarantee that it will use American workers or pipes and materials made in the United States. Also, the oil may be shipped out of Texas to other countries. Doesn't look like it is much help for the people of America, except the millionaires who are behind it.

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Budget proposal and crisis

And why is there a crisis? If the Prez had given away so much money in his first administration, there wouldn't be such a big need to increase taxes and how much would taxes have to be increased to make up for all the current spending? You can't dig yourself out of a hole by increasing your spending. The hole just gets deeper. I was raised to work for what I wanted or needed and to do without if the money wasn't there. Still live that way today and quite happily. The government should try it for awhile.

-- Posted by whoknows? on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 7:19 AM

Committee chairmen: Did those women have enough seniority to be chairperson?

Too young for movie: Why did they allow a 7 yr. old into a "R" rated movie?

Cape casino: A repeat call in comment, so I will give my repeat comment also.......they were probably in church in the morning and at the casino in the afternoon.

Tip dealers: Sounds like a dealer calling in. BTW they do get a hourly wage.

Budget proposal: A dated comment....The Reps have offered a solution but the Pres has rejected it so we are back to zero.

Medicaid expansion: Get a job and get off of welfare and medicaid and be proud of yourself.

Tax rates: A Flat Tax is the only fair tax.

Keystone pipeline: It would still be a benefit for the USA even if we got only a few crumbs.

15 days til 12/21, did the Mayan's calendar end on 12/21/12 due to lack of stone to write on?

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 7:56 AM

Looks like the 5 democrats in the area got together again last night and had a meeting to discuss their Obama talking points.

9 of Obama's 10 advisors are men - just one women. But Obama can do no wrong for a blindly loyal party member. Several women quit the Obama administration complaining of his sexist attitude. One wrote a book about it.

Only a liberal democrat would say borrowing more money from China for medicaid makes "common and economic sense". You voted to get us into this mess and you - and Obama - haven't a clue how to get us out.

Clearly you've never run a household, paid your own bills or worked a job to earn money or you would understand basic economics and "revenue" vs. "spending".

-- Posted by Dug on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 9:03 AM

No . Perhaps the person who was working on the Mayan Calender died...-- Posted by .Rick Lately on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 9:12 AM

Rick: Would there not be someone to take his place, an intern perhaps.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 9:17 AM

Wheels: About time you woke up.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 9:20 AM

Washington State legalized recreational marijuana last night at midnight....it was a "potluck" occasion.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 10:02 AM

Some of the takers need to come to Bollinger County and pick up some of these rocks to earn their monthly stipends. Then, where would they put them; thus another government department would be established for that. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. I'll just pick up my own rocks. The pay won't be very good but at least I'll have the satisfaction of a job well done that I did for myself.

-- Posted by whoknows? on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 10:13 AM

I am probaly shooting myself in the foot by posting this but here goes... If everybody paid their fair share wouldn't that be more fair? If a person who makes $800,000 paid 10% taxes they would pay $80,000, a person making $80,000 would pay $8,000, $8,000 income person would pay $800. Doesn't this make sense? Everybody hurts by the same amount! No loop holes - just pay what you owe! Even welfare folks - exepmt social security reciepients because they already paid on that when they were working! Make sense, or not?

-- Posted by America First on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 12:04 PM

Late reply to a question couple of days ago. Wheels,two cups of coffee and a glass of ice tea in a Thermos-I call it an Obama. Sorta dark,lukewarm and very weak.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 6:23 PM

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