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Originally posted by NightFlight
Americans will have to grow some brass ones and take the media back! Then maybe the MSM will start to be "fair and balanced".
Originally posted by SpaceJ
reply to post by NightFlight
I wonder, since you are an atheist, what is your view on certain things that political figures with a religious agenda want to do? There's just certain things I think don't really have a place in politics anymore. We are still electing people who want to make abortion illegal. I don't personally support abortion, but if someone was raped and became pregnant, who is the government to tell them they have to have that baby? As an agnostic, I don't like when religion and religion based agendas make their way into the government arena. There are just more important things to be dealt with than something settled years ago. Just wondering your views on that sort of thing?edit on 11/26/2010 by SpaceJ because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Nite_wing
As far as I know, she has paid her taxes,
Sarah Palin makes $125,000 a year as Alaska governor. Plus, since she took the job in December 2006, she hasn’t paid taxes on the more than $17,000 she received in controversial per diem payments for working out of the family’s lakeside home in Wasilla — some 575 miles from the capital of Juneau.
For the 2007 tax year, Todd Palin’s self-employment brought him $66,893 in gross receipts: $49,893 from fishing: and $17,000 from snowmachine racing. But, the returns show, he claimed so many deductions that he reported only $15,513 net profit from the fishing operation and claimed a $9,639 loss from his racing, leaving him with an overall net income of only $5,874.
The question is, is snowmobile racing a business or is it a hobby?
An Associated Press analysis of the returns released by the McCain campaign also reveals that the Palins underpaid their estimated taxes with an April extension and likely owe interest.
managed a state,
has had CEO experience
Carly Fiorina, a key surrogate for John McCain on economic issues, said on Tuesday that Sarah Palin does not have the experience needed to run a major company like the one that Fiorina formerly headed.
"Do you think [Sarah Palin] has the experience to run a major company, like Hewlett Packard?" asked the host.
"No, I don't," responded Fiorina. "But you know what? That's not what she's running for."
and doesn't associate with socialists.
Palin is now hurling the S-word around in her speeches and defended the accusation to reporters this morning by saying: "There are socialist principles to that, yes. Taking more from a small business or small business owners or from a hard-working families and then redistributing that money according to a politician's priorities — there are hints of socialism in there and that's why I don't fault or discredit Joe the Plumber for bringing that up, asking if that is socialism."
But wait. If this is Palin's definition of socialism — taking more from business and redistributing "according to a politician's priorities" — then isn't she herself guilty of running a socialist government in Alaska? After all, she is the same Governor Palin who in 2007 pushed a gigantic increase in the state's oil profits tax through a Republican-dominated legislature, a move that brought in $6 billion in new revenue.
And what was done with that money? Well, as the Seattle Times put it (before Palin emerged as a national figure), "While many other states are confronting big budget deficits because of the troubled economy, Alaska officials are in the enviable position of exploring new ways to spend the state's multibillion-dollar budget surplus."
In other words, the extra money that Palin took from businesses was spent according to the priorities of Palin and other Alaska politicians. Isn't this exactly what she's accusing Obama of wanting to do? Here's a clip a Palin bragging about her windfall profits tax, again, from before she landed on the national ticket.
Do you think she would be more qualified if she had been a community organizer instead?
Originally posted by SpaceJ
reply to post by NightFlight
I do value the fact that I live in the US because of things like separation of church and state, but when I see it hanging on the line, left up to the masses who really don't care or pay attention to politics and ulterior agendas, that's where I get upset. In this age we live in, people are so consumed with consuming, and then their lives and jobs in general, people don't pay enough attention to what is going on. They let the media and advertising tell them what they think, then they vote and get upset when someone does something they don't agree with all because they never looked into the person themselves. They let their churches tell them what they think politically, too, and never end up thinking for their own mind. I wonder if they even have their own beliefs, or if they just do not have the time for it. Bush and his views on stem cells did not agree with me either, I couldn't even fathom it to be honest. That is what I mean by people who want to set us back fifty years. We are supposed to be moving forward, and while I agree there needs to be strong ethics and morals involved, they need to not be so idiotically placed. It just feels hopeless to me most of the time. People don't want to know. And so nothing will change. And I will keep being mortified by what these people purport to do.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Originally posted by Carseller4
Barack Obama or Sarah Palin?
This is like choosing between Bush and Algore, or Bush and Kerry.
The choice would be obvious.
Even if by chance she does
there is still a write-in slot
on the ballot which I think we
need to use to insert Ron Paul's