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Re: “The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking

That sounds a lot like the liberal fraud they call global warming.

2 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/08/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Races, While Voters Rejected Early Childhood Ed Measure and Remain Split on the Zoo Props

Democrats sweep? Really? That is a foregone conclusion when you operate in a crime riddled sanctuary city where criminal activity has skyrocketed. Just look at the number of shootings on the eastside in the last two weeks.

Voter stupidity or voter fraud? Or both?

6 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/08/2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Democrats Sweep Tucson City Council Races, While Voters Rejected Early Childhood Ed Measure and Remain Split on the Zoo Props

Voters in Tucson generally like animals more than kids. That's been proven in several elections.

13 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 11/08/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “School Blues: Most Education Props Failed Tonight

2004 bond has not been payed off yet. Money was not spent well for that one or lost in some way.
If you don not spend Bonds correctly or money poofs into oblivion, taxpayers are going to say no.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Will J on 11/08/2017 at 1:54 AM

Re: “The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking

Must-read book. "'Dark Money' and its ongoing relevance " LA Times April 2017
http://beta.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-fob-jane-mayer-20170412-story.html

"Vast sums of money in the form of what Mayer calls "weaponized philanthropy" funds battles against taxes, labor unions, environmental regulation, scientific research and civil rights efforts. Secrecy is a big part of the story. "The covert nature of these maneuverings that really caught my eye," she explained. "I found it fascinating. They'd gone to such lengths to cover up the money trail."

17 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Concerned Citizen on 11/07/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Mother Knows Best

Congratulations to Sergio and his family for serving amazing coffee, tea and food. They are friendly and welcoming. Also Love their business name!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patty 1 on 11/07/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Check-in Time

It is horrendous looking, and completely out of place in that location. I feel for the Shot in the Dark business, that has to have that monstrosity looming over them. Sign of the times. Another example of decades of horrible downtown planning. It is a Tucson tradition.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Cozmik2112 on 11/06/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

Thanks John, I found the quote, though it's in Fortune, not Forbes.

You originally said, Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." Now you say he paid $1.85 million in 2015 and extrapolated his entire tax payments over 40 years, though how you can do that is a mystery to me, and you called the $74 million you say he paid "a rounding error." To recap, first he paid nothing, then he paid $74 million, which is the same as nothing. I have to say, your ability to admit you were wrong and say you weren't wrong astounds me.

For anyone who is interested, here's the passage that quote comes from. The article, "The Biggest Difference Between Trump and Buffett on Taxes" talks about how Buffett thinks the rich should pay taxes and Trump thinks they shouldn't. Buffett comes off pretty well. I think the author of the piece agrees.

"In his response to Trumps claim, Buffett revealed that he paid $1.85 million in federal income tax on an income of $11.56 million in 2015, an effective rate of 16%. While this rate is based upon Buffetts income before deductions, an effective rate of 16% supports Buffett Rule advocates claims that millionaires are not paying their fair share. Clearly, tax savings were not Buffetts priority: He was only able to write off $3.47 million of his $2.85 billion in charitable contributions that year, since those deductions are limited to 30% of income.

"Buffett does not advocate that high-income individuals voluntarily pay more taxes, but that the law itself be changed to require them to pay more. He has also called for raising the capital gains tax rate and for raising or removing altogether the wage cap on Social Security taxes."

14 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David Safier on 11/06/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Venerating Veterans

The cemetery staff counted nearly 300 people in attendance. There were over 100 motorcycles & trikes in the funeral procession.

Posted by Peter Redwine on 11/06/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

"In his response to Trumps claim, Buffett revealed that he paid $1.85 million in federal income tax on an income of $11.56 million in 2015," Direct quote from Forbes

40 years of tax paying *1.85 millon = $74 million divided by $81 billion rounds to zero.

And, I can assure you, he hasn't paid that much.

Buffett, that lying crocodile, continues to advocate for higher taxes on all of his small business competition while he pays nothing.

39.6% Fed + 12.4% Social Security + 2.9% Medicare + 5% state + 5% sales + 20% regulatory load = 85%

A crushing load that has reduced our economic growth from the 4.7% and 3.6% final two years of Reagan to the 1.9% and 1.6% final two years of Obama.

Not a word in our Economics classes about how the U.S. has a GDP per capita 78% greater than Europe, about how our small businesses will pay over a $1 trillion in taxes this year while Europe's will pay less than $400 billion even though their rates are higher and they come from a population 180 million larger.

The U.S. has wealth because it had Reagan, because Reagan studied classical economics and knew Coolidge's tax and revenue record.

5 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/06/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr Weighs in on Miles Davis' Sleeping Giant 'Honky Tonk'

"He Loved Him Madly," Miles' elegy for Duke Ellington, occupies an entire side of GET UP WITH IT. "Maybe [Miles'] chops are a little shot on 'He Loved Him Madly' but emotionally, when the smoke has cleared, that will be regarded as one of his most profound statements. You could listen to it when you're depressed, when you're having sex or whatever." (Guitarist Robert Quine of Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Perfect Sound Forever - November 1997)

Posted by Andy Schwartz on 11/06/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

One of the key messages here is the intellectual contortions well-credentialed academics will engage in to push fringe ideas that serve the narrow self-interest of their financial masters.

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tom Rhodes on 11/06/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

John Huppenthal, I looked for the Forbes article saying Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." I couldn't find it. Could you supply us with a link? I'd love to read it. It would be helpful, but not necessary, if you would quote the passages you're referring to.

Thank you.

19 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by David Safier on 11/06/2017 at 7:43 AM

Re: “The Skinny

From the jailhouse door to the Senate floor. Sheriff Joe: Arizona's next senator!!!

2 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Empire6969Pride on 11/05/2017 at 9:01 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

And just how much tax did Trump pay the last ten years? The world wonders. But he is a job creator. 70 foreign workers will get jobs at Mar A Lago, with hundreds in Palm Beach needing jobs. You know, Americans. That was my mistake.

22 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 11/05/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking

The world is 6,000 years old. We should have the freedom to let religious schools claim tax dollars to preach that falsehood. Praise Jesus. You want kids to learn the constitution? Start with Amendment 1.

19 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by John Lentini on 11/05/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

"Taxes are only paid by suckers and little people"

Exactly. Forbes did a big article on Warren Buffett's tax payments showing that he hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune. Ditto Bezos, Zuckerberg, Gates, Google guys, etc. In other words, the people creating jobs for rich people don't have to pay taxes.

However, the people creating jobs for poor people, the most important jobs in society, struggle under the following load:

Federal 39.6%, plus Social Security 12.4%, plus Medicare 2.9%, plus state 5%, plus sales 5%, plus regulatory load 20%= 83%

Trump, by reducing this load to 50%, can immediately put 13 million people back to work who are sitting at home discouraged.

The stock market, up $5.2 trillion since election day to $28.6 trillion is by implicitly agreeing with Trump and is forecasting over 5% growth.

The hypocrisy of liberals is that they celebrate the greed of Bezos and Buffett's greed while beating up on small businesses being crushed by the government.

9 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/05/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The Skinny

The Tucson Weekly serves a unique purpose in my life, it provides free toilet paper.

6 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Empire6969Pride on 11/05/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

The course just needs to be honest in its "philosophy". 1. Corporations are people too. 2. Poor people are solely responsible for being poor. 3. Greed is good. 4. Only governments that represent wide range of views and interests are evil, corporations are always good. 5. Taxes are paid only by suckers and little people. 6. Multi generational rich families only care about their country.

25 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 11/05/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

After reading the comment thread, I'm wondering if Flake may be right to believe that only supporting Trmp 98% of the time will not satisfy Chem Trail Kelli's supporters in the state. But with his vote on the tax bill, he can now tell his children and grandchildren their inheritance is safe, and his own pension and healthcare are secure and ride off into the sunset with a hastily rewritten ending.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cascabel on 11/05/2017 at 7:35 AM

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