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Re: “Danehy

"he says that the Civil War happened because the two sides refused to compromise. That's my last question. How exactly does one compromise on slavery? You just own people on the weekdays and give them the weekends off?"

Answer: Somehow, England and the rest of advanced civilization got rid of slavery without killing 600,000 people in a war. Its only recently that our deaths in other wars in total exceeded the civil war.

How exactly does one compromise on slavery? That's how. Peacefully. For example, the judiciary could have respected the state's rights of all the state's that moved to free the slaves much earlier.

"I get such a kick out of know-nothings who cry about being over-taxed (we're not) or how we have the highest taxes in the world (not even close)."

You are right, Europe has significantly higher taxes than we do, ever since President Reagan. But, since 1980, our employment has grown 60% while Europe's has only grown 26%. And, Europe's jobs were of much lower quality, fewer dollars per hour and fewer hours per week. Meanwhile, countries like New Zealand have significantly lower taxes than we do and are growing over 30% faster.

If we don't grow faster, Social Security is dead as we know it. It is projected for bankruptcy in 2029 even if we grow at 2.8%. Obama closed out with 2.0% in 2015 and 1.9% in 2016. Obama's growth rates add $29 trillion to the unfunded deficits of Social Security, meaning bankruptcy even faster than 2029.

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