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  •  Now that is an insult to pin heads. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 03:17:57 PM PST

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    •  $37.8-billion times 3.07% PA income tax (0+ / 0-)

      rate would return $1.2-billion to the Pennsylvania state coffers.

      $37.8-billion times 6% sales tax rate would return $2.7-billion to the Pennsylvania state coffers.

      The stimulus effects of this Medicare expansion will pay for half to all of the state costs on the first spending cycle, not to speak of multiplier effects.

      Is this guy Corbett fxcking brain dead ???

      Pardon the Irish, but spending an extra $37.8-billion returns somewhere between $1.2- and $2.7-billion to the state as revenue on the first iteration of expanded health care spending.

      You also have standard economic multiplier effects -- simple Econ 101 stuff -- explained here:

      -- The Multiplier Effect Review for High School AP Economics

      Using a two-year planning horizon, the $37.8-billion would generate more than two-and-a-half times the economic activity. Read that as more than two-and-a-half times the revenue for Pennsylvania.

      Pennsylvania comes out ahead for government revenue, any way you look at it.

      These dumbass Bircher Madness creeps such as Corbett have no idea how capitalist economies work.

      "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

      by bontemps2012 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:18:47 AM PST

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      •  Corbett is not brain dead (1+ / 0-)
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        But his base is flatline, and it is to them he is beholden, The GOP/Tea Party base in PA loathes the Federal government, and anything even remotely suggesting a relationship to the President. This is a state that is deepest, deepest red except in the SW and SE corners, and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro. But hell, I live in the latter, and I still see Rmoney 2012 signs (and Ron Paul 2008, 2012, and even 2016 now. Never give up, folks!), and in the boonies, much worse than that.

        In rural PA I see, constantly, signs like "Let's put the white back in the White House," "Nigger President (with a big red no symbol across it)," other variations of the no symbol theme, with NO- Kenyens [sic], Niggers, Mooslims [sic], and any other vile and racist thing you can think of; Confederate flags adorn many vehicles (usually trucks, with the transparent back window sticker being the most popular,) bumper stickers, and wee flags waving from antennae.

        This state is just as backwoods backwards as any deep red Southern state, and I believe its people hate being lumped into the "liberal Northeast."

        There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the Republicans no matter what. Our job is not to worry about those people.

        by xenothaulus on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:53:20 AM PST

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