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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Have I missed something? Was Martha McSally a pilot in the Air Force. And she flew in Iraq? Wow! She should really talk that up instead of demuring.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/19/2018 at 12:40 PM

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Martha McSally flew high,
Made a name for herself in the sky,
But then to politics she jumped,
Backing Donald the tRump,
And her ethical compass just died.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/18/2018 at 4:44 PM

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Do you think she'll risk meeting with actual voters as she campaigns?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/18/2018 at 2:34 PM

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Martha McSally, an empty flight suit posting as a legislator. Please say goodbye to Trump's favorite congresswoman.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 01/18/2018 at 12:02 PM

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"Chem trails", actually called contrails, have nothing to due with aircraft exhaust.
They are formed off the wings when cold, moist air travels over super cooled wings turning the moisture into ice crystals.

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 01/14/2018 at 9:23 PM

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If the best Democrats have to offer is Sinema, theyre not gonna win. I'm one of those independents that need to be swayed, and if I want a Republican, I'll vote for a Republican. For example, just this week, on January 11, Sinema voted FOR the bill to reauthorize the mass surveillance state, giving the president sweeping powers of warrant-less invasions of Americans privacy. She and all the other Democrats and Republicans who voted for this travesty (I'm looking at you, McSally) need to be defeated if they run for reelection, and I certainly dont want Sinema rewarded by being given the nomination for the Senate.

If Democrats want my vote, they better come up with a clear alternative to the Arpaio/Ward/McSally option. I want someone who actually represents me and my loved ones, not someone whose only interest is enriching themselves and their cronies and taking away more of my rights and freedoms.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 01/14/2018 at 1:30 PM

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Jeff Flake said, "... decrying "the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations,...." Then he crawled RIGHT BACK into the swamp they vowed to drain.

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Posted by W Corvi on 01/12/2018 at 9:36 PM

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Posted by Happy Schwenkfelder on 01/12/2018 at 2:13 AM

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Richard Elias would have had zero chance of winning in evenly divided District 2. He's a Grijalva clone. Independents would not vote for him. His track record of voting against the public interests in Pima County would not sit well with CD2 voters.

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Posted by Keep dreaming Elias on 01/04/2018 at 9:59 AM

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And if anyone knows crazy, or at least what it's like to be delusional, it's Wayne Olson.

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Posted by Wayne Olson and the rest of the 99% need to get the big picture on 01/01/2018 at 2:53 AM

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See you Jan. 11.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/21/2017 at 1:24 PM

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When you think this "twit" can't get any more ridiculous, he surprises us all with another winner. I tried to find one line that really stood out, but every word of this drivel beats the next and we have total mega roll of asp wipe lecturing.

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Posted by Vietnam vet 2 on 12/21/2017 at 10:50 AM

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Most recent column is where?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/21/2017 at 8:41 AM

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What the hell are you smoking?

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Posted by Tommy Chong on 12/07/2017 at 6:34 AM

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Are you saying that it isn't? That's crazy.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/05/2017 at 12:56 PM

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Higher taxes make people less intelligent? Classic crazy from the idiot who thinks hip hop is the tool of Satan!

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Posted by The Duke on 12/05/2017 at 12:41 PM

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The unpopularity of the tax bill is irrelevant. What will be relevant is its impact on our economy. Will growth take off or not? What will be the impact on our deficit?

After Reagan reduced personal income tax rates from 70% to 28% and corporate from 45% to 35%, the combined personal and corporate federal revenues hit records in both 1987 and 1988. Plus, the economy grew 4.7% in 1987 and 3.6% in 1988, more than double Obama's 2.9% in 2015 and 1.5% in 2016.

Lower tax rates can result in higher revenues and much higher growth. Tax revenues went up after Kennedy and Coolidge did dramatic tax cuts too.

In 1980, taxpayers with an AGI of $80,000 or more (the top 1% of taxpayers in 1980) paid $47 billion in income taxes. Adjusted for inflation, $80,000 in 1980 is $238,000 today. This year taxpayers with an AGI of $238,000 or more will pay over $850 billion. Thats not a trickle, thats not a river, thats not a tsunami, thats a whole ocean. They went from paying 19% of all U.S. personal income taxes to paying over 50%.

Edward Prescott, Nobel Prize winner, found that the higher taxes of Europe caused people to start work later in life, retire earlier, take more sick leave, take more vacation, work less intensely, work less ambitiously, grow less intelligent as adults and produce corporations with lower market values.

That's why Europe's stock market is at $8 trillion and ours is at $29.9 trillion. Because Reagan reduced our tax rates.

That's why U.S. jobs have grown 60% since 1980 while Europe jobs have grown less than 26%.

Thats why U.S. real median per capita personal income has increased 44% since 1981.

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Posted by on 12/02/2017 at 8:06 PM

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"The tax bill is remarkably unpopular." And yet our two heroic senators voted for it. Their hypocrisy shouldn't be all that surprising, did anyone really think think adding to the debt would take precedent over anything that would line their pockets and their donors' pockets? They're Republicans, it's what they do. At least they're honest about being bought, Democrats like to pretend they're the party of the middle class and poor when they're basically Republican-lite (moderate Republicans cool with abortion and gay marriage). This country desperately needs to get money out of politics and make campaigns publicly financed, granting access to all political parties as real democracies do.

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Posted by Kash Minbar on 12/02/2017 at 3:20 PM

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You got it. War should cause poverty for the country that wins the war. Shared misery just doesn't seem to be enough for some. Nor is winning and stopping aggressors. We lose our way when we make the assumption that we somehow have become the aggressor. Someone will always gain and lose income from any actions. That should be taught, not fought.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/01/2017 at 9:27 AM

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The welfare meme has gotten old and stale and only works on the racists and bigots. It never ceases to amaze me that the poor republicans cling to the idea that the rich deserve more than the 99 percent and should pay less. Perhaps John Steinbeck was right when he said "socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." As for socialism itself, it touches every day of your life, even as you flush the toilet, and turning the "have a little" against the "have nots" is an old fascist trick that seems to be working. Eisenhower pretty much called it when he warned that militarism will rob us of community, planet and country as it sucks our pockets dry. WWI created 21,000 new millionaires. Can only imagine what continual wars since then have wrought for the rich and cost the poor.

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