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      03-26-2019, 02:06 PM   #23
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That sounds like dirty regulating socialism to me
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Democratic "hit!".....

Sorry got excited. I'm sure I'll think of one eventually.
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That's easy. This was sold as trickle down. The corporations make more profits by paying less taxes, this trickles down to the employees by pay raises, bonuses, etc.

My company has done an amazing amount of stock buybacks this last year and some of my very conservative coworkers are losing their minds thinking that money should have gone to them (the employees).
The only problem with stock buybacks is that it signals the company has no better investment than its own stock. No growth opportunity, no acquisition, no equipment.

But a stock buyback also flows back to the economy. Funds go to shareholders who tender their shares. What do they do with the money? Invest in some other companies? Buy a car? Pay taxes? Those and more? All in all, they use the money more efficiently than the company doing the buyback would have, so it’s a good thing. And ultimately that will result in more jobs and more worker pay. It may not be as direct as using the tax savings to hire people or give raises, but it gets there eventually.
The thing is, I don't have problems with a company doing stock buybacks. Anyone with half a brain knew how the corporate tax cuts were going to pan out. That money wasn't going to the workers, it was going to the shareholders.

If that allows the company to become more resilient during an economic downturn, even better.
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Democratic "hit!".....

Sorry got excited. I'm sure I'll think of one eventually.
I'm not certain about that...
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It does not make sense to say "it works or does not work". It's a matter of tax rate. It's "high or low" NOT "work or NOT work". It may not work for one person but sure it works for another person.

I personally think corporations have the right to purchase their own shares. The problem is the FED with its easy money policy has made the practice into an abuse. And of course the Trump corporate tax cut didn't help either.

As far as "trickle down", it's semantic. It's meaningless to debate over "terminology". There is no such thing as "trickle down", but there are something called the "economy". There are consequences to both low or high tax rates - good or bad.
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Miss! Cornyn has done a very good job for Texas.....

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Texas' John Cornyn to face Air Force vet MJ Hegar in 2020 Senate race
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      04-27-2019, 09:19 PM   #29
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2020 contender Kamala Harris calls for ban of 'right to work' laws
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2020 contender Kamala Harris calls for ban of 'right to work' laws
Agreed.
It appears as though the Junior Senator from California sees this issue as another worthy of executive action. I'm sure only for herself or other Democrat Party members; because we all know she would vehemently oppose executive action by our current President.

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...Harris emphasized the bully pulpit and executive authority to fight for workers' rights and specifically mentioned right-to-work laws.
"It has to be about, for example, banning right-to-work laws," she said.
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Bottom of the 9th down 3-0, the teams #4 clean up hitter coming to the plate with 2 out and bases loaded and the big mouth on the team walks to home plate points to left field and promises a grand salami and he proceeded to strike out on three screaming fast ball pitches throw by CY Young 2 year and counting winner MAGA Man, best pitcher in the majors, the batter didn't even get to take the bat off his shoulder.
That "big mouth hitter" who talks the talk yet delivers nothing is Adam Schiff, just like the rest of his team, errors galore. Back to AA ball dems, you can't make it in the bigs.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethba...s-why-n2545482

Baseball is the order of the day. Watching the NYY/SF game.
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^^^

Made me think of the 1988 Kirk Gibson HR against Oakland.

Stuff dreams are made of...
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      04-28-2019, 06:33 PM   #33
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Bottom of the 9th down 3-0, the teams #4 clean up hitter coming to the plate with 2 out and bases loaded and the big mouth on the team walks to home plate points to left field and promises a grand salami and he proceeded to strike out on three screaming fast ball pitches throw by CY Young 2 year and counting winner MAGA Man, best pitcher in the majors, the batter didn't even get to take the bat off his shoulder.
That "big mouth hitter" who talks the talk yet delivers nothing is Adam Schiff, just like the rest of his team, errors galore. Back to AA ball dems, you can't make it in the bigs.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethba...s-why-n2545482

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      04-28-2019, 07:03 PM   #34
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'nough said.
What? Are you serious? if you look and not even difficult to find you can see Maher say it direct to Schiff himself. Schiff is stalking the President. You're way out there man.
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Kamala owns a gun for personal safety.

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Kamala owns a gun for personal safety.

Hit and miss.
Napoleon Kamala says, "all animals are equal but some are more equal than others".
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Napoleon Kamala says, "all animals are equal but some are more equal than others".
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What? Are you serious? if you look and not even difficult to find you can see Maher say it direct to Schiff himself. Schiff is stalking the President. You're way out there man.
I'm not talking about Maher (I try to never talk about Maher, he's a complete ass).
My point was: Why would someone read Townhall.com? It's merely right-wing clickbait, like the other sources I listed. Its very obviously biased and pandering.
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Hit....for me! The WSJ agreed with me today.
Banning Right-to-Work Laws - WSJ
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17 hours ago - That's an odd policy juxtaposition because right-to-work laws pose no barrier to union organizing. Unions can still hold secret-ballot elections to ...
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I'm not talking about Maher (I try to never talk about Maher, he's a complete ass).
My point was: Why would someone read Townhall.com? It's merely right-wing clickbait, like the other sources I listed. Its very obviously biased and pandering.
I made a post about maher giving it to Schiff with both barrels about his attacks on the president and added a link to demonstate, you dismiss it implying it's a R wing site, I let it be know that evidence is available damn near everywhere of the slap down by Billy boy on Schiff was deserved( rightfully so). It's irrelevant what you think is or isn't biased or pandering. Factual news is factual news. Now that's something the left can't comprehend being BS'd by CNN, MSNBC and the like for so long.

For the record I never heard of the site it just so happened to be the one that I saw first that had the link I posted. Again, it's a true story so you can't be thick enough to dismiss it, or maybe you are.
We're all still waiting for Schiff and swalwell to come forward with the actual evidence they both said many times they've seen about Trumps illegal collusion, Waiting, waiting, waiting.........
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t biased or pandering. Factual news is factual news. Now that's something the left can't comprehend being BS'd by CNN, MSNBC and the like for so long.

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I think you have picked the wrong "half".

"A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half".
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I think you have picked the wrong "half".

"A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half".
Jeff Cooper
Col. Cooper was a very wise man with ton of common sense and a world full of experiences and he was also a staunch conservative Republican who would have voted for Trump were he with us. You should read and learn more of his wisdom, it would do you good. Thanks for quoting him.
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Col. Cooper was a very wise man with ton of common sense and a world full of experiences and he was also a staunch conservative Republican who would have voted for Trump were he with us. You should read and learn more of his wisdom, it would do you good. Thanks for quoting him.
I also liked this one:

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A hit for Democrats!

US states file lawsuit accusing drugs firms of inflating costs https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48241663
The legal action, which follows a five-year investigation, accuses drugs companies of involvement in a scheme to boost prices - in some cases by more than 1,000% - and was filed on Friday by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
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