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Comment: Re:JJ has a chance, maybe (Score 2) 418

by halivar (#48887165) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

I avoided the prequels; haven't read a single one. It's the two follow-ups to Chapterhouse that have me pissed off for all eternity. They took Frank's notes and shoved Brian and Kevin's fan-fiction into it. That, on top of the fact that the writing was high-school level next to Frank's.

Comment: Re:People attacking the IRS here are dumb (Score 1) 253

by halivar (#48875387) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

for every dollar spent on the IRS, government takes in 5-7 dollars.

Just because it collects the revenue does not mean it generates the revenue. You need to demonstrate that reducing the IRS's budget will, in fact, mean that people pay fewer taxes, which is a specious argument.

Comment: Re:Nice to see the usual approach here (Score 1) 253

by halivar (#48874643) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

it seems like having a functional government would be something to support.

Bolded the key word there for you. We currently have the most inefficient, nonsensically bureaucratic bloated warthog of a government in the western hemisphere. It's eating our capital to sustain its own largesse and that is stealing.

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