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Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 257

I have lived in Kansas for about 27 years, so I guess that makes my opinion at least as valid as the opinion piece from a Kansas City, MISSOURI newspaper

No, not really. The Kansas City, MISSOURI newspaper actually included evidence.

As for the other, you're just flat out wrong. Did you know that since Brownback and company took over in 2012, Kansas GDP (GSP) has grown half as fast as the national GDP?

http://www.cbpp.org/research/f...

Second, did you know that you can't trust any of the economic numbers that have been coming out of the Brownback administration? Here's why:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view...

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/0...

And since you seemed offended that I would cite a MISSOURI newspaper that is all of about 15 feet from the Kansas border, here's some fact-checking from a Wichita, KANSAS newspaper that you might find illuminating. Oh never mind, you're from Kansas. You wouldn't find anything illuminating. What's the matter with Kansas, anyway?

http://www.kansas.com/news/pol...

Comment Re:Welcome to moronic logic (Score 2, Insightful) 433

Fact: Under Obama care, life expectancy declines. In addition, there are many news articles detailing how coverage cost as gone way up and services have gone down.

Conclusion: It is trumps fault.

If Donald Trump can take credit for the improving economy over the past year, then he can also take credit for the declining health of the nation over the past year.

Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 257

However what was being discussed by the OP was setting a flat rate for corporate tax lower than the current rate and eliminating all concessions and deductions. Companies only pay 10%... but they always pay 10%, no more or less.

That will never happen. The only way government can keep influence with companies is by exercising those concessions and deductions.

Trump's deal with Carrier was nothing BUT concessions and deductions. The fact that he chose to use his very first public act in that manner does not indicate someone who's going to want to cede the power of the "deal".

Comment Re:So the next botnet will be Audi cars (Score 2) 99

Police Lieutenant: Captain, we think every Audi in the city has been taken over by a virus.
Police Captain: Are you certain.
Police Lieutenant: Well they're ignoring all traffic lights, driving less than an inch off the car in front of them, constantly on the wrong side of the road, beeping aggressively and going dangerous speeds down country lanes.
Police Captain: Yes... But how do you know know they've been taken over by a virus.
Police Lieutenant: They're offering me a good deal on a new Toyota.

Comment Re:Theft by another name.. (Score 1) 37

When will we start cracking down and throwing some CEO's in prison for theft for these sorts of practices? Instead they get to walk away with a declaration of no guilt, write off the payback and go on about their business: figuring out the next scam.

That is expressly why they invented limited liability companies. Its not just to protect investors from financial mistakes, but to protect the perpetrators from legal ones.

Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 257

The Texas miracle is a lot like the Celtic tiger.

Ireland attracted businesses with a lot of tax concessions (and conveniently forgetting to collect some taxes) and now the Irish workers are paying a lot of tax. It worked for a little while when the market was doing extremely well... Then the market started doing just OK and it was revealed for the complete failure it was. They're now dependent on the rest of Europe to stay afloat and Irish are flooding everywhere else in Europe to do jobs because there aren't that many jobs left in Ireland and those that are left in Ireland aren't paying very well.

However what was being discussed by the OP was setting a flat rate for corporate tax lower than the current rate and eliminating all concessions and deductions. Companies only pay 10%... but they always pay 10%, no more or less. This approach has been demonstrated to be successful in smaller countries with high levels of tax evasion. Yet to see if it scales but its worth a try compared to our current, stupidly complex corporate taxation systems.

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