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  •  Elaine, I don't know enough about you to (0+ / 0-)

    question your motives, but honestly, I've been here since 2004 and I never noticed you before.  That could very well be because I didn't read all the state or local races. If you say you worked at Dem HQ during an important race then that's good enough for me, and I humbly apologize for questioning your intentions.

    But VClib is very clearly here to disrupt us, and I'm not the only kog to come to this conclusion.  Tell me, how many of his/her comments have you read?  This is something that becomes clearer with more exposure.  Have you ever seen him/her enthusiastically support a Democratic candidate?  Have you ever seen him/her post on a financial/tax topic and not take the side of the corporation or the Republican?  If you noticed someone posting pro-corporation, pro-Romney, and pro-finacier talking points (some of which have been discredited multiple times) over and over and over and over and over and over and OVER, wouldn't you begin to wonder what someone like that was doing on Daily Kos?

    What if I told you that this poster repeatedly (as in dozens of times) claimed that the Bain model did not make money on firms that went bankrupt?  What if I told you this soi-disant corporate finance/tax expert then claimed s/he meant the investors in Bain funds, not the partners... when the context has always been how Mitt Romney made money with Bain?

    Look at this diary.  It's about a kick-ass Rolling Stone piece, which goes into great detail about tax-avoidance techniques used by Romney.  Does VClib, who claims to be some kind of finance/tax expert (who won't tell us exactly what kind of expert, but insists s/he is one and that we should accept this without any proof whatsoever) go into the meat of the article and explain what is and isn't reasonable?  NO.  What s/he does is seize on tiny little pieces of the article, question them, and attempt to move the discussion away from where it was going.  If I had a corporate tax background and saw an article like this with some bad assumptions, I'd respond to the article, not take little sashays at commenters who discuss tiny little pieces of it, trying to convince them their little piece is in error.

    That is why I claim s/he's a troll.

    In capitalist America, bank robs you!

    by madhaus on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 11:13:41 PM PDT

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