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    MRipley
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    Coremodels said:
    There are going to be higher taxes at the top, bet on it.

    Which will be avoided by “the top” just as they are now.

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    MRipley said:
    Which will be avoided by “the top” just as they are now.

    Avoided- passed down.

    six of one….

    Personally I see a push in the future for additional consumption and wealth based taxes. Something to keep the accountants busy for the next century.

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    As part of my therapy I’ve avoided this thread … but have snuck away for a fix.

    Manatee, please consider always voting no matter the depths of your despair in our leadership, the political process, etc. Someone wrote that we’re not required to vote, but I tend to disagree. The notion of an informed citizenry was fundamental to the nation’s founding, as was this citizenry participating in elections. You can always write in the name of anyone whose values and aspirations match yours. It’s better than opting out.

    As for the election results, it’s not so important to me who was deluding themselves, which I think has been going on since Wilkie’s win in the 1940s (no, I wasn’t born yet). I’m more curious about whether Obama really won because of demographics, or an effective campaign machinery, or a combination. Not sure how you sort that out …

    And most importantly of all, what will change with no real differenc ein the balance of power (as others have commented)

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    ^ Boehner is already out on a “no new taxes kick”

    I think it was a combination of both. To the campaign side, they had my neck of the hood plastered. The GOP was not even present here from what I could tell. There have been some pretty good reports and analysis on how Obama’s team at least made an effort to engage on specifics with key demographics vs. the lack of on Romney’s part.

    The next 3 months will be interesting it would be great to see the bipartisan tone of concession and victory speeches continue. I would love to see President Obama (damn if that doesn’t feel good) assemble a well thought out team and take the high road and put the nation first.

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    lifeontwowheels said:
    ^ Boehner is already out on a “no new taxes kick”

    Not true at all LOTW, pretty much the opposite. He not only indicated he’s now open to increasing revenue (new tax dollars) but referred to Obamacare as the “law of the land” today, indicating the fight against it is over.

    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15029606-boehner-obamacare-is-the-law-of-the-land?lite

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/john-boehner-says-new-taxes-ok-if-spending-reduced/2012/11/08/b7d1a69e-29b5-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_video.html

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    That changed from what I was reading.

    abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=17672947

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    Um, let’s see. Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, and the Supreme Court upheld it. So isn’t it pretty clear that it’s the law of the land?

    Now, if only it also included veterinary care …

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    I so rarely watch live TV… but happened to see this live when it aired the other night. Pretty funny…

    http://gawker.com/5958388/brian-williams-on-donald-trump-last-night-well-that-happened

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    Walker said:
    I so rarely watch live TV… but happened to see this live when it aired the other night. Pretty funny…

    http://gawker.com/5958388/brian-williams-on-donald-trump-last-night-well-that-happened

    The deadpan way he says “So there you have that. That happened.” at the end just cracks me up. Well played.

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    The emerging America
    By Fareed Zakaria
    Published: November 7

    Growing up in India in the 1960s and 1970s, I always thought of America as the future. It was the place where the newest technology, the best gadgets and the latest fads seemed to originate. Seemingly exotic political causes — women’s liberation, gay rights, the fight against ageism — always seemed to get their start on the streets or in the legislatures and courts of the United States. Indians couldn’t imagine embracing all American trends — in fact, some were rejected outright — because they were too edgy for a country like India. But we had a sneaking suspicion that today’s weird California fad would become tomorrow’s conventional practice.

    READ MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-the-emerging-america/2012/11/07/6d976cac-2916-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

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    Yay! No racist tweets from Columbus! Go Bucks!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230222/Presidential-Election-2012-Map-charts-racist-tweets-nation.html

    For the LULZ.

    Trump was viewed by some as a figure who could help the former Massachusetts governor with a key voting bloc. He played very well with blue-collar-type Republicans, and the campaign saw that,” one source in Trump’s camp told McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed. ‘If you have no education, and you work with your hands, you like him. It’s like, “Wow, if I was rich that’s how I would live! The girls, the cars, the fancy suits”. His ostentatiousness is appealing to them.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229940/High-maintenance-Trump-snubbed-Romney-aides.html#ixzz2BhjVGP3A

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    bjx said:
    Yay! No racist tweets from Columbus! Go Bucks!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230222/Presidential-Election-2012-Map-charts-racist-tweets-nation.html

    For the LULZ.

    Trump was viewed by some as a figure who could help the former Massachusetts governor with a key voting bloc. He played very well with blue-collar-type Republicans, and the campaign saw that,” one source in Trump’s camp told McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed. ‘If you have no education, and you work with your hands, you like him. It’s like, “Wow, if I was rich that’s how I would live! The girls, the cars, the fancy suits”. His ostentatiousness is appealing to them.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229940/High-maintenance-Trump-snubbed-Romney-aides.html#ixzz2BhjVGP3A

    No, Columbus uses Craigslist for the racist invective.

    Trump should pilot a new show: Who wants to be a redneck millionaire?

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    This made my morning, here is an article from a guy who is from “the greatest generation” whining about how this proves the moral ruin of our country. This guy sounds so out of touch and fearful that the ideas he held onto for the past 50 years might not be what a lot of other people think

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2012/11/09/obamas-leading-this-country-down-the-road-to-ruin.html

    Oh and when we “realize what we have done” it’ll be too late to change…give me a break!

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    I see Cal Thomas is at it again…just for kicks, Google “ignorant asshole”.

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    Coremodels said:
    I see Cal Thomas is at it again…just for kicks, Google “ignorant asshole”.

    LOL! I never heard of this dude before.

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