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  •  In 'liberal' Seattle (3+ / 0-)
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    mikejay611, Shockwave, eyo

    boomers may call themselves leftists but routinely vote against funding public transportation and schools AND whine that housing is not increasing fast enough  and there are too many homeless in their neighborhoods.

    I know scientists who profess to  be environmentalists who buy beach front property and build private walls and drive solo in SUVs to work.  

    Rememebr the old spiritual: Everyone talking bout heaven aint a goin there.

    Lots of lip service out there.

    •  Amen... (2+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, eyo

      No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been. Adelaide Proctor -7.25/-5.64

      by mikejay611 on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 07:58:15 PM PST

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      •  BR and mikejay611--please read my comment below. (1+ / 0-)
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        I have no "bone to pick" with either of you, except that I disagreed with the "mortgage deduction"--which has been used by Americans of all income levels, for decades.

        For instance, a person could live in a "lean-to" that has a morgage on it, and if one's overall itemized deduction meets the percentage for the filing year--be eligible to use the "mortgage deduction."

        A lower income individual might meet this overall annual deduction due to catastrophic medical bills, for instance.

        So it it not a tax expenditure that applies only to "the wealthy."

        That was my only point.

        And I have no idea what you mean by "Lots of lip service out there."

        I've made a factual point.  

        Check it out, please, before calling it "lip service."



        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


        by musiccitymollie on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 08:14:07 PM PST

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