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    May 23, 17, 10:54 AM
    Wow. At least in my story the guy was able to redeem himself.
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    May 22, 17, 07:24 PM
    45 years ago in a softball game, bottom of the 7th, game tied, bases loaded, 2 outs, batter is walked. He joins in with teammates for a game winning celebration. Defensive team appeals that the batter-runner failed to touch 1st and the ump called him out, no winning run forced home. The game goes into extra innings. The batter who was walked and called out, 2 innings later gets a game winning hit. This time he runs to 1st.
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    May 11, 17, 06:20 PM
    I would like to ask, at what point should a group be allowed to say that was their ancestors and not them ? They realize that something terrible happened and there is a lesson to learn, hoping never repeat such an atrocity. Looking back on history, besides what the Nazis did, what the Turks did, what Commies did in a number of countries, slavery, not just in our country, but throughout the world, including Africans selling others into slavery....
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    May 11, 17, 05:39 PM
    I understand this view, as long as they do not try to deny that it happened. An example of denial to an atrocity is what the Turks did to the Armenians during WWI. For many whites and their relationship to slavery, is that their ancestors did come this country until after the Civil War. Now if they try to deny slavery was evil, that is another matter.
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    May 11, 17, 02:40 PM
    Maybe this could help settle our difference in viewpoints. You may see taking legitimate deductions as Ok, but then there will be those who try to cheat anyway. A difference in how to approach our differing viewpoints. I admit there are cheaters no matter the situation, but there are legit deductions.
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    May 11, 17, 06:28 AM
    The problem I have with your commentary is that you are making the moral equivalent of cheating and using legal tax deductions. That is what I am saying. What is wrong with using the law to your advantage? As someone else asked of you, do you not use those tax deductions that you are allowed to use? Congress has granted the top earners more deductions than the average earner. A very good reason to simplify the tax code. Maybe you should be mad...
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    May 10, 17, 09:29 PM
    I am all for Trump's tax plan. Even with the changes there will be those who may cheat on their taxes, while others will be happy with the reforms and follow the letter of the law. Which, as I stated, I do not believe you know the difference, for I think you just do not like people who make a lot of money.
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    May 10, 17, 09:17 PM
    I think I see the problem, you cannot see the difference between law abiding citizens and cheaters.
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    May 10, 17, 09:13 PM
    It seems that you hate the idea that people use legal means to lower their taxable income. Congress has created this mess over the decades and Trump's plan does what you want, get rid of most of the legal tax deductions. Hope you have the fortitude to support Trump on this one. Do you dislike the tax credits that average taxpayers get for say insulating their homes or installing solar power? 40 years ago when I was farming, as a second...
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    May 10, 17, 08:50 PM
    I too am tired of the so-called fair share. It seems as if the term is used, but never defined. If those who support fair share would take a look at who pays the majority of taxes, it is the top 10% of money earners and the lower 40% or so pay nothing to the feds. It seems that the top earners already pay their fair share and more.
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    May 10, 17, 08:44 PM
    I see what you are saying, but disagree. Using the law to your advantage, nothing wrong with that. Get the law changed if you disagree. Scamming is another matter. Trump's tax plan, as discussed in another thread, eliminates, as you call them, loopholes, more properly called tax deductions. You should get behind that plan, as it does what you want, gets rid of legal tax deductions (loopholes).
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    May 10, 17, 05:38 PM
    I have not read all posts, this may have been said already. Beating the system is fraud, using the legal nuances, well is legal. Just as tax loopholes are legal methods by which a taxpayer can reduce their taxable income. Then maybe how we define beating the system is different.
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    May 7, 17, 06:48 PM
    I believe what you state is true for individuals like Hubert Humphrey or Jimmy Carter, but not for Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, HRC or Bernie Sanders and his followers. And while many programs were created to help certain individuals and the problems they faced, all government help efforts have a way of becoming Hydra-type programs. Growing out of control as time goes by.
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    Apr 27, 17, 10:27 AM
    With potential of economic growth creating tax-paying jobs and with allowing money parked overseas coming home paying 15% in taxes, instead of getting 35% of nothing that stays parked overseas, that will in part pay for the lower tax rates. But, what will also be needed is actual reduction in spending. Example: if $100 is spent this year, next year you spend $98, not saying the projected budget is $110 and reducing it to $105 and calling it a...
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:33 AM
    All the sudden liberals are worried about the debt, after adding 9-10 trillion to the debt over the last 8 years? I am all for individuals, all individuals, keeping more of their money. It does not belong to the government. Reduce government spending in actual dollars, not the hocus-pocus tricks DC uses.
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:24 AM
    What should be looked at is that these cities are protecting law breakers, some who have committed kidnapping, rape and murder. Even after they were in police custody and then released. They also broke the law entering the USA. Protecting American citizens is the number one duty of government at all levels. These cities are failing a basic responsibility to protect their citizens, instead protecting criminals.
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    Apr 27, 17, 08:11 AM
    This. FDR was the last President to be inaugurated on March 4, so he had 4 months to put together programs he wanted created. I dislike the expectation that everything to be accomplished in the first 100 days. Maybe we should have elections every 4 months.
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