Companies Must Report CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Under New SEC Rule

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  • August 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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    Meaningless metric meant only to stir more jealously and strife in the country. This is Obama’s America.

    • August 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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      you’re a racist and it’s Bush’s fault Wayne. just thought I’d get that outta the way for the libtards.

  • August 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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    In other news….democrats block SEC rule to force companies to report worker work gap ratio. You know…for that lazy liberal you have to work beside. 4 smoke breaks a day, goes to the bathroom for hours on end, calls in sick and goes to the occasional communist organizer meetings during work hours.

    • August 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm
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      Hey Jack, the political agenda of the Socialists/Communists in this administration is amazing. They want to bring down the job creators to the same level as the worker bees and make everyone equally poor. By the way, if the CEO screws up and the company fails, all the worker bees are out of a job.

    • August 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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      Did you just describe yourself?

      • August 6, 2015 at 8:28 am
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        Wow Jack- no because I’m the captain of the ship. I’m describing the one sorry ass liberal I hired by mistake. :)

        • August 6, 2015 at 10:30 am
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          Hey Jack, you didn’t make the mistake of hiring Stan did you? That would be your worst nightmare. It would almost be worth it to pay him unemployment to get him out of the office not to mention the E&O exposure if he screwed up on an account and left you exposed to suit.

        • August 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm
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          Touche’. I will give you that one!

  • August 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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    Another B.O, ruling thoroughly permeated by the stench from the sewer of socialism.

  • August 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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    So a secretary should make as much or at least half of what a CEO makes? I’m afraid this will be the new battle front for business owners at all levels of the business world.

  • August 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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    Ridiculous. If employees are concerned with this, which most aren’t, they can look in the annual report. Do they really care about a “ratio” or is it the total pay of the CEO.

    • August 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm
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      It’s a bigger problem than you think. And it’s not pennies either. I am not against a founder CEO or a CEO from a strong company being paid well. What irks people are all the weak CEOs being paid a boat-load for poor performance. Don’t believe me, just check out what’s happening to Coca-Cola.

  • August 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm
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    Should we have a ratio of Senator and Congressman pay and benefits to average Constituent pay and benefits?

    • August 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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      Bobob… excellent suggestion

  • August 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm
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    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! And it’s Obama’s fault!

    • August 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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      Chicken, I saw a good bumper sticker the other day. Next to a picture of Obama, it said – I put America in the toilet, vote for Hilary and she will pull the handle.

      • August 11, 2015 at 8:07 am
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  • August 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm
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    What do you expect from a law written by two crooks?

    • August 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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      Ah yes, Christopher Dodd and Bawney Frank after the mess they made with Fanny & Freddie on the sub prime mortgage mess. Dodd got favorable treatment on a home loan from Countrywide. Did he go to jail or pay a hefty fine? Bawny had a boyfriend at Freddie. Gee, why was there not an investigation on that? Democrats take the cake in fraud and corruption.

  • August 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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    This is good news. Now the board can be held accountable when a failing company is paying their CEO lavishly for a bad performing company that’s losing share prices/revenue. It’s not only the employees that lose when weak CEOs are paid to much, it’s also the shareholders. This is going to be a D&O issue in the future.

    • August 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm
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      Now a board can be held accountable when a highly successful company is remunerating a top CEO for helping make them successful and creating jobs. By all means, reduce the pay of highly successful executives. Jay Fishman, you only deserve a little more than a middle management officer. As the leftist President has said, at some point you have made enough. Time to level the playing field. That doesn’t apply to my buddie Jeffrey Immelt of GE who can make all he wants because he is my buddie.

  • August 6, 2015 at 8:02 am
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    This will incentivize:
    A) publicly held companies buying back all their stock and going private
    B) privately held companies will not go public (don’t expand, don’t look for investors: stay small and keep it all)

    Question for those with more knowledge and business savvy than I:
    If a company is performing poorly, is it always the CEO’s fault? Aren’t there more variables involved? As in the case of Mr. Obama, when the country is doing poorly, his supporters will say that it would have been even worse with another “CEO”? Or that the current CEO isn’t responsible, because he inherited a mess from the previous CEO? Maybe the whole thing is a lot simpler than I thought….

    • August 6, 2015 at 11:36 am
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      When the country has been doing as bad as it has been doing for 7 years, perhaps Obama’s salary and perks and use of AF1 should have been reduced as well. I say let him get by on $50,000 per year, have Obamacare for Health Insurance, fire most of the help including the dog walker that gets $102,000 of our taxpayer dollars.

    • August 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm
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      JB, the buck stops at the top. The CEO has to answer for everything. If he don’t get the ship sailing correctly, he should pay with his job. If he inherited a mess, he gets time to right the ship. At some point, the honeymoon is over or the company fails.

      That’s Business 101 in community college.

      And now we need a law to do this when its already being done in the Company Financial Reports?

  • August 6, 2015 at 11:14 am
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    Socialist, liberal crap-tastic garbage. We are a CAPITALIST nation, and a stupid ruling like this only brings us closer to a socialist environment, which America doesn’t want. The lunatics are very few and very far between, yet very, very dangerous. And unfortunately, they are currently running the asylum. This will lose on appeal and the players in this administration will be fired soon enough. The SEC has lost all credibility, if they actually had any to begin with…

    • August 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm
      Agent says:
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      Actually UW, the SEC was asleep at the switch during the sub prime meltdown and was not monitoring what was going on or calling the players onto the carpet for their activities. Now, they are flexing their leftists muscles since they are just minions of the President like all the other federal agencies. Everything is political 24/7. It will be refreshing when a bunch of these idiots are shown the door in 17 months.

  • August 6, 2015 at 11:20 am
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    • August 6, 2015 at 11:43 am
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      What is this growing “inequality” you speak of? It’s an illusion created by people like you. We live in a free society and executives are paid what they’re worth. I’ve worked for myself, and I’ve worked for someone else. I have no qualms with my boss or company leader making a lot of money. That’s what their positions warrant. Period. Same with my position. I’m paid what I’m worth, as long as I have the wherewithal to negotiate the best I can for me. And if I don’t, I then have a choice to live with it or move on to better scenery. In fact, we each have choices to make. We can decide to be complacent and bitch about what someone else is making, or we can get off our asses and become those people who make a lot more money (if that’s your goal). I choose the latter because I care about my quality of life. It’s a pretty simple formula in the grand scheme of things, so this “inequality” you speak of is a falsehood. It’s just another way for people like Celtica to boost their own insecurities/jealousy onto the masses because somehow they believe they have a “right” to make a lot of money, or they have a “right” to demand that an executive shouldn’t make as much. Nobody has a “right” to make a lot of money. It has to be earned, and thank God we live in a country that allows us to earn what we deserve.

      • August 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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        • August 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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          Let me correct this for you:

          Nearly every person who is wealthy make what they are worth.

          If it were not for these people, our entire society would be in shambles.

          Do not say “same with the poor!”

          These wealthy people are doing things the poor simply can’t, or won’t.

          And due to their actions, like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, even Michael Dell, and several others, we have a thriving economy, and jobs.

          Without them, there would be no jobs. Period. End of story.

          These people fill roles, which is why the bible explains what their purpose is. They can be greedy, but they definitely fill their role, and have worth in society.

          I personally would never say a rich person is worth less due to wealth, and at the end of your statement, try as you may to back pedal, you did.

          • August 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm
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          • August 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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            Ron, are all the NY Yankees players worth what they are paid? A Rod? How about LeBron James at $22 million per year? The Cavaliers obviously think so or they wouldn’t offer that kind of money. The boards of companies make an assessment on executive salary and offer terms accordingly. If the guy doesn’t get the job done and the company goes south, he usually gets replaced. That is how Capitalism works and has worked for a very long time. Socialism, on the other hand is more about paying everyone an equally low salary which provides no incentive to the worker to try to do better. It didn’t work for the Soviet Union and it doesn’t work for any other country who has ever tried it. Get off your soap box for Socialism. It doesn’t wash in the USA.

          • August 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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      • August 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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        Its the American Dream being crushed. Class Warfare being created. Obamnites unite.

        Why does the receptionist in the local union hall make as much as a Journeyman when she hasn’t set a single foot for so much as a minute in the field and don’t risk falling off ladders, getting electrocuted and any other injury associated with working off the groung?

        • August 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm
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          Because she has a good union rep?

          • August 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm
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            I Think its more of the time served thing. Additionally, she is the union boss in law. Got the job as the cronyism and gets the pay cause she keeps the job.
            I do think its the time served.

        • August 10, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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          • August 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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            Oh that’s rich.

            I have never stated the worth of someone who is lower class.

            You’re just a mouthy brat.

          • August 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm
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            In fact, see my other post regarding wealth redistribution.

            Here’s a hint: I don’t support it due to it not working.

            Not due to not believing poor people need more.

            I have said the poor cannot and do not build the economy. But this isn’t an insult, and it is biblical.

            The role of the rich is essentially capital growth, leadership, and building.

            I have never said that makes the poor bad. It is what it is.

          • August 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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            Isn’t it frustrating when people tell you what you believe, when it’s definitely not what you believe nor anything you said, and then you have to defend yourself from folks saying things like “no bob, that’s not really what you meant – I know what you meant better than you”?

          • August 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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            Excuse me Rosenblatt but I NEVER put words into people’s mouths with no basis whatsoever.

            Ron just did. I have never even come close to stating it.

            For example, when Ron says that most rich people aren’t worth what they are paid, he is for a fact, stating their worth.

            I then point it out.

            That is not putting words in his mouth.

            So pardon my french, but @#%@ you!

            This fake moderate crap you spew? Is getting really old kid.

            GROW UP

          • August 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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            Another example:

            When Ron says lies about his moderate behavior, and he has bluntly created a no win scenario for republicans he doesn’t hold for democrats, and I point that out,

            It is not putting words in his mouth,

            IT IS MAKING HIM ACCOUNTABLE for his words.

            Which is what I do.

            I AM A MODERATE. And you are not.

            Your fraudulent crap is why I argue with you.

            Here I am in the same post talking about BEING OK WITH DOING WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION WHEN IT WORKS because poor people shouldn’t be bad off,

            And Ron in the SAME PAGE says I put people who are poor in low esteem, and am exactly like Agent.

            It is a HUGE stretch to call me like agent. MONUMENTALLY HUGE and yet you and him do it!!!

            I’M SICK OF IT.

            I have been on here talking about being ok with a public option, I point out dependencies using facts, and I’m called a troll, who never has facts, and an extremist like Agent.

            It’s pure BULL CRAP. I do NOT treat you two in this way.

            I may be aggressive when fought with (WHICH IS WHAT YOU AND RON DO) but you two ARE DEFINITELY PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.

            YOUR CRAP DOES STINK NO MATTER HOW PRETTY YOU WRAP IT UP WITH BOWS!!!!

            @%$@$ KID!

          • August 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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          • August 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm
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            Relax kiddo. I didn’t threaten to kill your first born son or Lorena Bobbitt you. I know Ron put words in your mouth. That’s exactly what I was commenting about. My comment could be interpreted solely as “you’ve done (what Ron did to you) to me before – isn’t it frustrating when someone does it to you?”

            Now as for your rant, let me focus on just one of your lies:

            “I do NOT treat you two in this way.”

            You sir, are a liar. You may have a genius IQ and you may be a physical specimen of a man, but you are a big fat liar.

            Many times I have explained my actual intent to you – even going so far as to say “if you answer yes, here’s my reply and if you answer no, here’s my reply so you know my intent” and you have said numerous times something along the lines of “that’s is not what you meant. you REALLY meant something completely different, and I know it.”

            You are no better than anyone else regarding telling people what they really think or believe.

          • August 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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            Also,

            More relevant to this, I tend to tell someone as they say something, that they are accountable for their words.

            Ron above just said what I think of the poor, while I was saying NOTHING.

          • August 11, 2015 at 2:59 pm
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            Ron,

            I am not even reading your posts so don’t bother.

            The only words for you here are : I AM WRONG and I AM SORRY.

            That’s all.

            No bullcrap.

            I’m done arguing with someone who isn’t just stupid, but is also completely unethical, and a sleaze bag to boot.

          • August 11, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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            bob – if you are not going to read Ron’s response, how will you know if he actually said he was wrong and apologized to you? wouldn’t you have to read his post to see that he capitulated to your request?

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            I guess I won’t confused.

            I’m just done with the BS for the moment.

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        • August 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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          Class warfare personified FFA. Do you think the union bosses will reveal their inflated salaries to the rank and file of the unions? I think Jimmy Hoffa, Jr is doing quite well on the backs of the members.

          • August 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm
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            They do show the monthly operating budget. The person I know in that union states they are operating $80,000 monthly in the red. Last union members meeting, the hall payroll came up in a very heated discussion as to how they can keep operating $80,000 in the red and how do they justify the Hall payroll while so many members are sitting at home on a call that isn’t coming. This is of course Illinois.

            Stay tuned on this one. Writing on the wall – A local Imploding within in it self.

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    • August 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm
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      For the love of God Celtica…You are focusing on numbers that don’t matter.

      Republicans are never for an across the board increase, and they often don’t care about people making more money in a capitalist society.

      This is one area where I do diverge from republicans but you are not helping your case.

      What I think we should do is:

      Pass a law based on the profits, CEO pay, and number of employees. Here’s my example:

      If a lumber company has 40 employees, and the owner of the company is making $10,000,000, I would find it fair to take a portion of the profits of the company and mandate it to be given to the employees, because it would actually help their pay by a large amount.

      However, if the CEO makes $1/m a year, and has 30,000 employees, it wouldn’t matter so I wouldn’t be for it. What you will overwhelmingly find is most companies couldn’t possibly give an increase of any large degree as a side comment. Most franchises and corporate pay areas do in fact have a huge ratio, for example Papa Johns, but if you simply compare their revenues, profit margins, and to the owner’s pay, you quickly find they can’t give a huge raise based on profits. And the owner deserves what he makes, even if it is 300 times more.

      You need to just understand how the world works more and not get so riled up about it.

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  • August 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm
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    Here’s a tip for all you libtarded people complaining about what you get paid vs. someone else. Change jobs stupid ! Get off your lazy liberal A and do something about it. Or you can sit there and do what liberals do, expect someone else to fix it for you.

    On another note….confused about your gender? Check your underwear. Here ends the lesson.

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      • August 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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        Celtica, anyone would be better than your heroine Hillary. She is under FBI investigation for her activities. Do you still think she is best for the job? The numbers are going down, down, down and Bernie Sanders, the left of left Socialist/Communist is giving her a run for her money in the polls.

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          • August 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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            Ron, I know why you are an Obama lover since he wants to raise taxes on all businesses and lectures that “you didn’t do that or you didn’t build that”. By the way, you don’t even make enough to pay Federal Income tax so who are you to make any comment on taxation? We should have had a flat or fair tax a long time ago, but Progressives really like that Progressive tax and people like you have gotten off scot free.

          • August 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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            Says the moderate.

            The majority of the 43$ pay next to nothing in federal taxes. Social security taxes they do.

            What matters here though is they use the federal benefits. They use them, they should pay for them.

            Social security you use it, you pay for it.

            All other things, they are getting wealth redistributed by paying nothing.

            If paying for what you use is wealth redistribution in your mind…You can easily see the problem is…Your mind.

            Further more I recently looked up how many people make over $100k per year. It’s about 5%. If you raised taxes on ALL of them by 50%, you wouldn’t put a dent in the debt.

            In other words: In order to pay for something the middle class doesn’t pay for, you think the only way to pay for it is to tax the wealthy, which doesn’t have the possibility to pay for it, instead of cut the wasteful programs.

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          • August 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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            Let me simplify this:

            Benefits are for the poor and are wealth redistribution. No matter how much you try to twist it and say that they are lowering taxes on the rich by raising them on the poor, it would never be redistribution to the rich.

            It would be allowing them to keep their money. In no circumstances would it be redistributing to the rich, their own money.

            And the alternate would always be redistribution: Lowering rates for the poor or giving more tax benefits by raising taxes on the rich.

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          • August 10, 2015 at 9:46 am
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            Either taking money from one group in order to benefit another is redistribution of wealth or it is not, period.

            phew. hard hitting analysis there. thanks for sharing.

          • August 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm
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            Confused,

            In no way at all is lowering the taxes on the wealthy directly related to how much the poor pay, first of all.

            Second of all, it is not related to wealth redistribution. See my first reply. It would be reducing wealth redistribution to lower taxes on the wealthy. You can’t twist it and then link middle class federal taxes (which most pay zero) compared to what they would be after a decrease or increase, and say the benefit difference means you are engaging in wealth redistribution by lowering taxes on the wealthy.

            This is especially true given that taxes on the wealthy are not given to the wealthy. By allowing them to keep their money you are not redistributing. By making many people get more money in federal taxes than they put in, and many at 0% it is wealth redistribution by default. Increasing taxes on them at this point would be reducing redistribution. You had to come to some serious twists and turns to call lower taxes on the wealthy, wealth redistribution.

            So to modify your quote: Either it is wealth redistribution or it is not: Yes. Taking money from one group to benefit another is wealth redistribution. And lowering taxes on the wealth is not taking from one group to give to another.

            For every $100 you take from the rich you can barely give $1 to each American.

          • August 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm
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            thank you for that explanation, bob but i have one follow-up question. i understand lowering taxes on the rich is a not redistribution of wealth because it is their money. but what if the lowered tax is solely due to poor people having to pay more in taxes? would you say it would be redistribution of wealth then?

            sticking to your math analogy – if rich folks paid $100 less in taxes only because the poor people paid $100 more in taxes – or a 3% increase and 3% decrease, whichever works out to be a net zero result – is that redistribution?

            again forget variables like better investment income or appreciation of assets – the net zero result would solely be attributed to tax code changes – lower for the rich and higher for the poor.

      • August 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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        Man, I hate to do it, but i gotta agree with Celtica on this one. If the Repubs continue to take Trump seriously as a candidate, Hillary is a guaranteed, stone-cold lock. The man is one of the scummiest people on the planet. Just do a Google search of his business practices; do you really want someone like that actually representing America??? He has NO political experience (not even as a community organizer), has declared bankruptcy numerous times, run several businesses right into the ground, got a number of deferments to avoid serving in Vietnam while having the nerve to trash John McCain’s service…Unfortunately, I could go on and on. He makes all of us who lean even remotely to the right look bad.

        I’m certainly no Hillary fan, but I think she could dismember a puppy on live TV and people would still vote for her. She is coated in Teflon…nothing will stick to her, no matter how heinous. Keep screaming about those emails. It IS a big deal, but mark these words: she’ll skate on this like she does everything else.

        Sanders is rising in popularity, and that’s also scary. Here’s someone who doesn’t hide his Socialism but actually embraces it. I don’t see him as the nominee, personally.

        I’d like to see Biden run, if nothing else than for the comedic aspect of it. He’s seems like a decent enough guy and I’d love to have a beer with him, but he’s not presidential material. Ain’t gonna happen.

        Gonna be one BUMPY ride over the next 15 months. Hang on tight!

        • August 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm
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          Louie, I hate to rain on your parade, but Hillary is going down. She is under Federal Investigation(FBI) now for releasing classified documents on her personal server. They have the emails and I want to see her squirm under oath when confronted by them. This is a criminal offense since the FBI doesn’t do civil offenses.

          You said Trump was not qualified to serve. I think I would take my chances compared to the unbelievably unqualified Community Organizer we have had. I would not be opposed to Scott Walker if he steps forth in the debates. At least he has run a state and has a good grasp of issues. The debate season should be lively. Post again after tonight and see who you like.

          • August 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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          • August 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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            How about that Nebraska, the land of the Cornhusker kickback on Obamacare. Aren’t you so proud to have had Nelson as your Senator?

          • August 7, 2015 at 7:53 am
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            here’s my take on what I saw last night. I didn’t stay up for all of it, but i watched about an hour of it.

            1). The moderators were excellent. Megyn Kelly asked some TOUGH questions. They should honestly consider having her on the panel during the Democratic debates

            2). I thought Rubio, Cruz, and Walker were pretty good, and Jasich could also make an impact. I’d be ok with any of them running, honestly. Jeb seems like a decent guy but not a strong enough candidate to be the front runner. I could see him as a VP, though.

            3). Chris Christie? Not a chance. He made some good points but he’ll never make it. His own state can’t stand him (I’m in the Philly area so you should see how he’s viewed out here). It was interesting when he got into it with Rand Paul.

            4). Trump: pretty much everything you’d expect. His massive ego stole the show. I noticed he wasn’t able to provide any of his “evidence” about the Mexican government sending over their worst criminals. I thought it was funny what he said about Rosie O’Donnell, but I liked it from an entertainment aspect. The man is an ENTERTAINER, not a president. I wasn’t a huge fan of his response about what he’d do to fix the healthcare mess. I wasn’t satisfied with his responses as to why he gave money to the Clintons and Pelosi, and I’m honestly surprised he could call himself a republican after that. Unfortunately, I think he personifies everything the media likes to paint as what’s wrong with the GOP, and we need to change that.

            Trump is not an idiot, but he’s not in the race to make the country a better place. I honestly think he’s in it for HIM, because he can’t stand not to be in the limelight. My prediction is that he’ll fizzle out pretty soon once people start finding out more about Trump the Man instead of Trump the Entertainer. He’ll keep himself in the limelight, but don’t be surprised if he ends up throwing his support behind Hillary when he’s not the nominee.

          • August 7, 2015 at 8:07 am
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          • August 7, 2015 at 11:35 am
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            Hey Louie, aren’t you the one who is from Philadelphia and lamented the dismantling of the Phillies? By the way, we thank them for trading a great pitcher Hamel to the Rangers after he pitched a “no hitter”. The Rangers also got a good left handed reliever in the deal for prospects. The Rangers are now competitive to either win the division or the wild card. We thank the Phillies for this trade.

            I have a little different take on the moderators. I thought they were a little over the top antagonistic and they discriminated against Dr. Carson by ignoring him for much of the debate. He did get a little jab in when they finally came back to him by saying – I wasn’t sure I would ever get to say anything again.

            It will be interesting to see how the polls look after this debate. Carly Fiarina did extremely well in the first debate and hopefully she will be on the big stage next time. She is definitely the smartest woman running for President. Rubio was good, Cruz & Kasich handled themselves well and Trump had his moments. Considering it was the first time on the stage with professional politicians, he held his own. The big loser was Paul who is a dufus Libertarian and attack dog. We need to get down to about 5 serious contenders in the next few months to have serious debates on who we want for President.

          • August 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm
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            Louie says ” I wasn’t satisfied with his responses as to why he gave money to the Clintons and Pelosi”

            Proves they can be manipulated for a price….

          • August 11, 2015 at 9:48 pm
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            Uhhh, Agent, she isn’t under a criminal FBI investigation. Why don’t you fact check before misinforming people?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKU_FiWIzqU

          • August 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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            All you Hillary lovers out there, I read from the AP this AM, the CIA is involved and she had Top Level National Securities issues on her personal server. They took a random sample of 40 and found two of that nature.

        • August 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm
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          Way to go, Louie. For the record, I would not vote for a person who dismembered a puppy on live TV. Or even c cat.

          It’s not that the Republican establishment takes Trump seriously (they want him out) but the disaffected voters are tapping into the narrative that other Republican candidates have set over the last several years setting the stage for their own ascension to the White House. Trump is simply eaping what they sowed.

          • August 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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            Maybe you should proof read before posting Celtica. I have news for you, Trump is being taken seriously by the other candidates. We are all tired of political double speak in this country. Democrats lead the league, but many RINO’s do the same thing. We want the truth spoken no matter who it is and quit trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

        • August 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm
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          Not if she is put on trial for violating nations security protocol. I am sure the Repubs will dig out her interview when she was complaining about being broke when the left the white house – crabbing about her mortgage payments when billy boy was bringing home almost half a million with no housing expense necessary.

    • August 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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      Jack, this is guaranteed to get the libtards worked up, but I couldn’t care less.

      I encourage anyone who has Google to google the following: Obama Kissing Man. Obama wants it taken off the internet, but it is there. It is about as french kiss as can be and much more passionate than the peck he gives Michelle. Is there any doubt why he is for gay marriage? Maybe he is a switch hitter.

      • August 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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        Agent – do you really believe EVERYTHING you read on the internet? You are so gullible it’s actually amusing this time.

        I encourage anyone who has Google to google the following: Obama Kissing Man and then CLICK THE RESULT FROM SNOPES.COM.

        It is clearly photo-shopped and you fell for it hook, line and sinker.

        • August 11, 2015 at 5:35 pm
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          Try another Google Rosenblatt and Google Obama & Larry Sinclair. There are plenty of examples about Obama’s sexual leanings and his affair with Sinclair.

          • August 12, 2015 at 8:17 am
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            I will do more googling if you admit that the picture of “Obama Kissing Man” that you wanted people to search for was 100% photo shopped and not real what so ever. Can you admit that for the class, please?

  • August 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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      The Capitalist system has created the jobs in this country, not Progressive Socialism which only kills jobs, except for leech government jobs. Every job government created takes away from the private sector. End of lesson troll.

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        • August 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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          I am still waiting for you to say something intelligent Ron. It will be a very cold day in July before that happens. I responded to his all “Caps” statement which was a tantrum which many of you do when you are losing an argument. Are you and Confused going to fall on the floor kicking and screaming now if you don’t get agreement to your post? By the way, Keynsian spending/Progressive Socialism never created jobs or the Stimulus would have worked. It didn’t and the President you voted for twice admitted it on tape.

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        • August 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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          What are you trying to do Nebraskan, exceed boogereater, Ins102, Ron, Celtica a close race for troll of the year? It is not a noble title to have by the way. Their nasty posts are now legend on this blog. Keep it up and we will add you to the Poster Hall of Shame.

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    Rosenblatt, Naïve. You were the one throwing a tantrum, not me. You threatened and said you had enough in Caps. How am I supposed to interpret that? Your anger management issues need to be resolved.

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      • August 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
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        Rosenblatt, your parsing of words on numerous topics is a very unattractive quality. You need to work on that flaw. For the “very” narrow one sentence reply, I responded to your tantrum in all Caps. I have called you naïve about three times now. Quit throwing tantrums and you won’t be called naïve.

        How about we get off this merry go round and have you answer me at least one time whether you are still supporting Planned Parenthood after 5 destructive videos. You seem to be good at pulling info off of Google without ever expressing a personal opinion. Do it now!

        • August 7, 2015 at 10:26 am
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          “I have called you naïve about three times now.”

          Congratulations. You must be really proud of yourself.

          • August 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm
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            You must be equally proud for being a word parsing liberal with no opinions on anything. Do you have any opinions or do you just stick with Google or some website to do your opinions for you?

          • August 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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            I have lots of opinions! You either don’t ask me and instead tell me what I believe, or you just don’t comprehend what I’ve actually said.

            Remember when you asked me if atheists always blame science when things go wrong? No google answer there!

            Remember when you asked me if I thought Obama was a good president – and I ranked him a 3 out of 10? No google answer there!

            It’s not my fault you can’t comprehend properly, only hear what you what to hear, don’t bother to pay attention to what someone actually says, and then you just regurgitate the same FOX-based talking points ad nauseum thereby distracting from the actual topic being discussed!

          • August 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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            Congratulations Rosenblatt. You like to say I don’t comprehend what you say and you talk in circles and parse words. You don’t like my answers since I am Conservative and don’t agree with you on much, very similar to Ron. Everything goes right over his head or in one ear and out the other with nothing registered.

            Are you going to give me a Google answer on Planned Parenthood or continue to ignore me? Don’t complain about me ignoring you on any topic if you have no answer or opinion.

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            I talk in circles, you say? If you can give me an actual example where I’ve done that, I will be happy to reply some more then.

          • August 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm
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            Your silence is golden, Agent.

          • August 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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            ““I have called you naïve about three times now.”

            Congratulations. You must be really proud of yourself.

            He had an entire post with many sentences and areas and you only focused on the above.

            That is not honest debate.

            Stay on topic. His silence is due to being done with your stupidity.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm
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    I got paid my $1.00 today!!! In cash!! WOO HOO!!!!!

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      Peon, if you worked at McDonald’s, you could demand $15 per hour to flip burgers. You picked the wrong industry, obviously.

  • August 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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    All this talk about what CEO should or shouldn’t be paid is meaningless — until someone tries to regulate it.

    Now as a consumer, investor or possibly a job applicant, I might like to see this next to all the other metrics. By itself -nothing, but if I see a Co with a poor P/E ratio, YOY revenue declines or expense growth, or stagnant book value with a high CEO pay ratio, might I not decide not to buy, invest or apply?

    • August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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      I would agree that’s what this matter is all about: transparency to help people make more informed decisions.

      My belief here is one intent of this regulation is so people can say, for one example, “The median pay here is $20,000 and the CEO makes $20,000,000, so maybe we as shareholders should not vote for that proposed 10% increase in the CEO bonus.”

      In addition to shareholders, you’re 100% correct that this ruling is also useful for investors. I mean, if you’re going to invest in a company and you know their combined ratio is 150% yet their CEO is making significantly more than the average employee, that information may sway your decision.

      Ultimately, like you said, this is really just another data point to help folks make a more informed decision.

    • August 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm
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      Insguy, your point is well taken that it is meaningless– until someone tries to regulate it which is what is going on with this action by SEC. They are nothing more than another tentacle of the Obama Administration trying to regulate, control all activities of business. That is also Progressive Socialism which is the hallmark of the Democratic Party in today’s world.

      If I were a young man applying for a job with a very big company, I am not concerned with what the CEO makes. I am trying to get a job and provide for my family. Those, who are investors have plenty of information from brokers, Google or other sources to make a determination on whether to invest or not based on P&L statements, history, growth etc.

      • August 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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          How absurd was it for Obama to fire the head of GM & Chrysler and install his own minions to run them so that union contracts could be saved? Both companies should have taken orderly bankruptcy, cancelling all union contracts for their lavish benefit packages which were running the companies into the ground.

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        Agent: to a certain extent you may be right – eventually. But make no mistake — this is a ruling by the SEC for the traders and investors out there.

        Alot of the stock of the big companies out there are held by the company. So who gets to exercise most of the “say on pay” votes? The CEO and Board – that’s who.

        This will likely give another “tool in the bag” for shareholder lawsuits. Not the everyday guy like us, but the scum bags like Greenberg who think they are entitled to guaranteed returns.

  • August 10, 2015 at 10:41 am
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    Looking forward to seeing what the union executive makes compared to their average union member. Any bets that it is a huge difference also?

    • August 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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      Plymn, the pay of executives of the big unions will not see the light of day. It would be interesting to see where all those dues go.

  • August 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm
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    Hey guys…on another note, anyone need some never used baby parts? legs, arms, heart and lungs now on sale for 2 for a dollar.

    liberalism is a mental disorder…seek help now!

    • August 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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      Hey Jack, I can’t get Rosenblatt to condemn Planned Parenthood for their illegal and barbaric practices. What does that tell you about his leanings? Of course, he is an Atheist and a human has no soul so I suppose it is ok with him. Some of these liberal dudes are in need of a frontal lobotomy.

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  • August 11, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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    I’ll give you one thing Rosenblatt, you have a one track mind. Of course, you are demanding an answer already answered multiple times. No wonder Bob calls you a child. I responded to your tantrum when I told you to leave the forum to the adults. Tantrums in all Caps pi– me off. You have proven over several years now with your 8 paragraph posts that you talk in circles. I am not going to play that game. You don’t have to answer my simple question posed numerous times about Planned Parenthood. Your silence speaks volumes on that issue.

    • August 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm
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      I am reluctantly feeding the troll

  • August 12, 2015 at 10:05 am
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    I reluctantly identify the trolls on this forum.
    Shall I name names? You all know who you are and your posts give you away.

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      • August 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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        My list Ron:
        1. Ron
        2. Confused
        3. Nebraskan
        4. Captain Planet
        5. Celtica
        6. Boogereater (disguised)
        7. Ins 102 (disguised)
        8. Rosenblatt (Just added after a brief pause of civility)

        All are now in the Hall of Shame as posters now!

        • August 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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          Agent,

          Looks like all of the people who have proven you to be wrong, pointed out your poor reading comprehension, and called you out on your hypocrisy.

          Did you read what Mark Cuban, Texas billionaire, said about the Republican Party? Very similar to what I have been saying for years.

        • August 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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          No admission that “Obama Kisses Man” is a total lie yet you presented it to everyone here as truth, Agent?

          That’s okay – that is the epitome of a troll post! And now I’m sure you’ll incorrectly start using the phrase “epitome of a troll post” in your comments from now on.

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          • August 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm
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            I would love to bet with you Agent! The only problem is you’d never admit you lost so I’d never get paid!

            Me “Royal straight flush. I win.”
            Agent “I have Ace high. I win.”
            Me “RSF beats ace high”
            Agent “No”
            Me “We’re playing Texas Hold ’em. I win.”
            Agent “No”
            Me “How?”
            Agent “I win”
            Me “How?”
            Agent “We’re playing my new game called ‘I win”
            Me “Want to watch a 2 minute scene from ‘Big Daddy’ with me?”

          • August 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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            Sorry Rosenblatt, I don’t gamble so your analogy does not wash. Let me leave you with something from the Bible even though you don’t believe in it and are a confirmed Atheist. I paraphrase but it goes like this:

            The Disciples had fished all night and cast their nets over the “left” side of the boat and caught not one fish. Jesus told them to cast their nets over the “right” side of the boat. They did and caught so many fish they couldn’t pull the net in. There is a message there, but I am sure you and your leftist colleagues will miss it.

          • August 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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            BWAHAHAHAA, oh Agent, you are such a hypocrite.

            You wrote “I would be willing to bet ….”

            So I said I would love to bet with you

            You then wrote “Sorry Rosenblatt, I don’t gamble”

            I’m sure you don’t see anything contradictory in your posts though.

          • August 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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            Since you’re so sure I won’t get the message, why don’t you help out your fellow human and nicely explain it to me?

          • August 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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            Rose, no such thing as a Royal Straight Flush. Its either a Royal Flush (to the Ace) or its a straight flush (not to the Ace). In the event of wild cards (at my house) your Straight Flush can only be to the highest Natural Card. Of Course, a Straight Flush always beats 5 of a kind at my house. Unless your playing Poker with a Pinnacle Deck. Then its rock paper scissors as a tie breaker.

    • August 12, 2015 at 10:29 am
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      Agent – I will refrain from jumping down the troll hole if you could provide a simple yes or no answer to this new question:

      background — above you said: “I encourage anyone who has Google to google the following: Obama Kissing Man. Obama wants it taken off the internet, but it is there.”

      As requested, I googled that phrase and I found out that image is completely photo shopped; there is no real picture of ‘Obama Kissing Man.’

      question — do you agree you asked people to search an image that turned out to be fake and there is no actual picture of ‘Obama Kissing Man’?

      • August 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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        Rosenblatt, how is this for simple since you obviously didn’t understand? Right is the right way and left is the wrong way. It is a very simple concept and has applied for thousands of years. The Bible has a lot of wisdom in it. Perhaps you should delve into it sometime instead of telling me that humans are no different than dolphins and humans have no soul.

        • August 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm
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          Seriously? I asked you to nicely explain it to me. Come on.

    • August 12, 2015 at 11:26 am
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      Agent,

      Google: Mark Cuban: I want to be a Republican

      If you will not listen to me, how about a billionaire businessman?

      He is referring to you and all other Conservatives.

      • August 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm
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        Actually Ron, I agree with much of what Cuban says. By the way, you misinterpreted once again which is a major flaw in your brain. He was criticizing main stream Republicans and not Conservatives, you know RINO’s that I have railed against for years. Trump is giving all the pundits big trouble because he is not a career politician and doesn’t fit in their little box. He is refreshing because we are so tired of political double talk. Perhaps the scene will change and force all politicians to speak truthfully.

        You may have noticed that he said he didn’t want to be a Democ(rat). He knows how bad they are after witnessing what we have had for almost 7 years. By the way, Hilary begrudgingly has turned over the mystery server and the thumb drives held by her attorney. Why wasn’t this done when they were asked for to start with instead of doing all those email deletions? We may get to the bottom of her illegal activity yet. Maybe this is why her poll numbers are in the toilet now.

        • August 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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          • August 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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            Confused, how about you reading some self help books to deal your abrasive personality. By the way, Fox screwed up this debate royally. I thought I was watching CNN or MSNBC by the tone. They showed discrimination by forgetting Dr. Carson for long stretches and gave too much air time to Kasich since he was on home turf. Trump is making them crazy since he doesn’t fit into their little box. I understand that Roger Ailes called Megyn on the carpet and he called Trump later and said Fox would be fair from now on. We will see how that goes.

          • August 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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          • August 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm
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            Actually, I think if you are a RINO, you are agreeing with the party platform fashioned by the RINO leaders. That is what is making them crazy about Trump who is totally out of the mold of what they think a Republican should be. They want to spoon feed America political double talk. Conservatives are sick of it. We are doubly sick of Democrats/Socialists/Communists lying at every turn and hoping there are enough low information voters left to believe them. One interesting development is the Facebook/Social Media crowd who are on their cell 24/7 and are now getting more interested in what is going on. Carly Fiorina had 800,000 hits on Facebook after her win in the first debate. As a result, her poll numbers put her in position to be on the big stage next time. She is clearly the smartest woman running for President.

          • August 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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            you said….Actually, I think if you are a RINO, you are agreeing with the party platform fashioned by the RINO leaders

            totally! you are 100% correct. so if I agree with the entire platform fashioned by the RINOs, which is not the entire platform of the rest of the republican party, I am a RINO.

            to me, your post sounded like you are sick of what the RINOs are doing to the party and you don’t think a RINO would ever get elected.

            so to you, RINO’s are considered unelectable in primaries and have become a source of your scorn. that mindset is the problem with the republican party according to Mark Cuban

          • August 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm
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            once again rosenblatt was right, your silence is golden agent

      • August 13, 2015 at 9:36 am
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        Ron, if you agree with Cuban, why did you vote for Obama twice? Surely, any Republican from any state in any office would have done a better job than Obama has. Your belief system is all screwed up just like Confused and some of your other buddies on this blog.

        • August 13, 2015 at 10:26 am
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          • August 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm
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            Actually, Republican RINO’s have tried to cater to the liberals too much and the Independents like you who can’t make up their mind who to vote for, you know what I am talking about, the fence sitters who don’t know right from wrong. RINO’s try to reach across the aisle and end up going along with Progressive Liberals. Both parties are going bananas trying to figure out Trump. He doesn’t fit the political mold and it is time to shake up the political process and put people in their place.

          • August 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm
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            Did Cuban make his remarks prior to the 08 & 12 election Ron? If so, I never saw it. Quit trying to use that excuse.

          • August 14, 2015 at 10:12 am
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  • August 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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    Ron, I am trying to point out to you the error of your thinking and it continues to go in one ear and out the other. Try putting some cotton in one ear and maybe it will stay in longer. You made a big deal out of being politically savvy, doing research on candidates and finally making up your mind on who to vote for in the elections. Please explain how it is savvy to vote for Obama twice and somehow think he was the best choice given the mess made for 7 long years. Do you not have an ounce of common sense and I ask you once again, do you know right from wrong. Try reading Ecclesiastes 10:2 once again if you are a good Christian Catholic.



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