Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    And any movement at all means the Democrats are proposing more tax increases.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    It’s all smoke and mirrors.
    The below link shows one of many ways our legislators reward themselves for the privilege of dividing and weakening our nation.
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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/congress-retirement-package-compares-yours-185406482.html
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    They get that retirement pkg whether or not they go to work for nice comfy 6 figure lobbying firm.
    That last is a cynical statement, there are that take nice 6 figure positions as media pundits…oops…there’s more cynicism.
    The number of ex politicians who take up careers that are altruistic are too few. The fact they reward themselves so well for so little is aggravating.
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    It is my sincere hope that my fellow commentators have sent at least ONE email to one or more of their elected officials. Hopefully, an email with reasoned opinion and perhaps even a suggestion for a better way of doing something.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    Do you have any idea just how ignorant you sound? Im not rich but I also am not a liberal entitlist that believes, like a slave, that the rich owe me anything.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    Yes, disgusting that those of us who work for a living insist that we keep out money and the lazy wellfare clans actually be forced to work.

  5. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    I’m not rich, but I’m on the side of the rich. You may think me delusional, but it’s all based around the concept of meritocracy. I believe you keep what you earn. When liberals are generating more programs for the “poor” and “middle class,” they are taking money from one person and giving it to another. I pay taxes, and I still have money taken from me and given to people who refuse to work.

    To counter your question, I ask you this: What gives you the right to take what I have earned?

  6. Incredulous

    Incredulous said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Really?

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    Forbes lists the combined wealth of the world’s billionaires at $5.4 trillion including assets. If they liquidated their assets and gave us the money, it wouldn’t even cover the borrowing of the last four years and we would still be around $11 trillion in debt. Would I like to see the rich taxed a little more heavily? I’m not sure. There is a point where you start getting diminishing returns. I see increasing the tax only on the rich more of a “feel good” short term quick fix and not a long term solution to the government’s income and spending problem.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I guess you are experienced with “Crack Smoke”?

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @coraryan

    And you have been reading this on the internet?

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @1opinion

    1opinion, the first thing it tells me is you live in a beautiful state. I have visited the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge four times and look forward to returning.
    My Va. Senators are both Dems, my Rep is a Republican. I have written to all three of them. All three have responded to most of my emails and ALL of my letters.
    I have also written to my state representatives and the Governor. Most of those letters are shorter than what I write on forums. The people who get the most attention are those who write real letters with checks in them.
    That said, they have folks who crunch numbers and they are under the impression of every person who sends a letter with a stamp, there are X who feel the same way that person does. For every email, X feel that way… etc.
    You may not be “heard”, but you are being factored into the math.
    :)
    Need I say more?
    I salute you for taking the time to write Mr. Inhof. I hope your form letter is better than mine. :)
    I did get a letter that addressed ALL of my statements this year. I kept that one.
    Keep the faith. Your 1 opinion is multiplied with every contact you make.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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