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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    Sorry, but even the crux of your argument is failing you. You keep talking about Maryland, but the numbers there aren't on your side. According to a study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), the decrease in Maryland millionaire tax returns had less to do with millionaires...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    You have trouble assembling a coherent sentence, yet you are calling a Nobel Prize winning economist an idiot... :wallbash:
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    You honestly believe a temporary 1.5% personal income tax increase is going to lead to mass emigration of big business from the state of Wisconsin? Seems pretty far-fetched to me. If you can back that up with any research, I'll believe you, but until then I'm not buying it. Is Reagan...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    You heard it here first: Tax the rich and solve budget shortfall - JSOnline This sounds much better to me.
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    I just believe there are better ways of dealing with a budget deficit than taking money out of the pockets of middle class workers while simultaneously damaging your state's education system. This is something we probably won't agree on either.
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    You still don't get what the research is saying. You can't simply compare public worker pension to private worker pension, public worker healthcare to private worker healthcare. It is apples to oranges. You have to compare total compensation which is wages and non-wage benefits. Doing this shows...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    You don't get it. The study CONTROLLED for hours worked, and they are still underpaid compared to similar private sector workers. And no, workers at those firms in Wisconsin are not getting pensions the rest of their natural lives because the public workers are paying in almost 4 times more...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    That mean salary for teachers is below the median household income in Wisconsin. But teachers have better than average benefits because the public employers devote more of their total compensation package as non-wage benefits such as pensions and healthcare to offset the low wages. Wisconsin...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    They're not "workers" because they don't contribute to the local economy? So public workers don't buy houses, cars, groceries? Don't be ridiculous, they contribute just as much to the local economy as any private sector worker does. Also, people invest in their child's education by buying homes...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    I guess back to the original topic, my point is there are better ways to close the budget deficit rather than attacking middle class workers. I think the image the Republicans are trying to portray is that these are rich, overpaid whiners complaining about losing some of their money, when that...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    Seriously?
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    I guess you are less cynical than I am, but when two energy industry billionaires donate hundreds of thousands to elect Scott Walker, then he in turn tries to pass a bill allowing for the privatization of public power plants without taking bids, it seems a little corrupt. Throw in the fact that...
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    Wisconsin Dems Walk Out

    This bill has nothing to do with making up the deficit. This is such an egregious display of cronyism it is sickening. It is about busting unions and providing no-bid contracts to his right-wing billionaire supporters the Koch's. Wisconsin was on pace to have a budget surplus in 2011 of $120...
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    Death By Firing Squad

    The Innocence Project - The Innocent and the Death Penalty
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    Tosh.0 Appreciation Thread

    Just recently got turned on to this show - it is fucking hilarious. Daniel Tosh is unbelievably funny.


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