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  •  The ridicule says more about you than it does. (5+ / 0-)
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    anodnhajo, doroma, kefauver, We Won, ronnied

    about the diarist's views.

    •  It says I remember last years "green shoots" (4+ / 0-)

      A few "not awful" numbers don't mean it's time to start blowing noisemakers while the Deficit Hawks get back to firing teachers.

      4 years into this depression & we still haven't addressed any of the fundamental causes - inequality, oil dependency & the rapacious financial sector. Just a small start on fixing the health system, that's liable to be scrapped before most of it even goes into effect.

      •  I think your comment says (0+ / 0-)

        either

        a) you equate celebrating with some form of inebriation or intoxication
        and your biased definition of what times inebriation and intoxication are appropriate
        (see shift workers or the global online community as a reference)

        or

        b) you equate the diarist and his work with some form inebriation.

        It was, at least, a poor choice of phrase for the point you wished to make, or it was a personal insult directed at the diarist.

        "so tell me how do you do, finally I meet you"

        by anodnhajo on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 09:43:34 AM PST

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      •  We haven't addressed them? (1+ / 0-)
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        virginislandsguy

        The Stimulus Act included alternative energy endeavors that the Wall Street Journal called "bigger than the Manhattan Project."  Those are ongoing and paying off.

        The Dept of Defense is converting to alternative energy.  They spend $800 billion per year on energy and are on track to convert half of that to alternative energy.  That not only reduces foreign oil dependence but also creates a huge market for alternative technologies, thus fueling the swith.

        Dodd-Frank directly addresses the rapacious financial sector.  It doesn't make it less rapacious, but it makes taxpayer funded bailouts illegal, includes the Volcker Rule in an effective form, and requires death to big banks that fail - formerly "too big to fail."

        The Affordable Care Act institutes payroll tax on all investment income and capital gains for high income taxpayers.  That provision, combined with other middle-income tax programs sponsored by the President, represent the largest shift of income from wealthy to middle class in U.S. history.

        The statements you make are fashionable, but  not accurate.

        •  What? (0+ / 0-)

          "The Affordable Care Act institutes payroll tax on all investment income and capital gains for high income taxpayers.  That provision, combined with other middle-income tax programs sponsored by the President, represent the largest shift of income from wealthy to middle class in U.S. history.

          First of all, what is a "payroll tax on investment income"?

          Second: we've had the largest shift of income from wealthy to middle class in U.S. history"?? How did we all miss that one.

          Finally, where the heck did you find capital gains tax increases and the mysterious payroll tax on non payroll income in the Affordable Care Act?

          the fact that you're right is nothing more than interesting

          by Egg on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 10:17:46 AM PST

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