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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:56 am 
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders - Bar Tab - A Tax Parable

This is an OLD parable.... but worth repeating.
I have seen it told before to suit the prevailing tax details/brackets.. eg in NZ case back in the 70's.. I even did a version myself.... back in the day, that I titled "There is no such thing as a Free Lunch"....when I still thought that I could educate people brainwashed by daft liberal notions.. before I gave up and accepted that you can't fix stupid.


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Suppose that every day, 10 people –- for our purposes, we’ll say reporters -– go out for beer, and the bill for all 10 comes to $100. If these 10 reporters paid their tab every night the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four, the poorest, would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth, the richest, would pay $59. So that's what they decided to do.

The 10 reporters drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the bar owner threw them a curveball. “Since you're all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.” Drinks for the 10 reporters would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four were unaffected; they would still drink for free. But what about the other six? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get their fair share? These are the reporters after all, so they’re concerned with fairness.

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth reporter and the sixth reporter would each end up being paid to drink beer.

So the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was. By doing that, he explained, they’d continue following the principle of the tax system they'd been using. So he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should pay now.

And so the fifth reporter, like the first four, now paid nothing. He got a 100 percent saving. The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3, a 33 percent saving. The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7, a 28 percent saving. The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12, a 25 percent saving. The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18, which was a 22 percent saving. And the tenth now paid $49 instead of $59, a 16 percent saving.

So each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the bar, the reporters began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving," declared the sixth reporter.

And she pointed to the tenth reporter, "he got $10."

"Yes, that's right," exclaimed the fifth reporter. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he received ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh reporter. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy gets all the breaks."

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four reporters in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!"

The nine reporters yelled at the tenth and made him feel bad.

So the next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, and the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They no longer had enough money between them all to even cover half of the bill.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally benefit from a tax reduction, but not the largest percent benefit. Taxing them too much -- attack them -- and they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

This is a silly story, of course, but it illustrates some very important points. Our tax cuts and reforms will create a fairer system that works better for everyone. And it will make our country the friendliest in the world for American families trying to build a better life for themselves and their children, and for American companies seeking a competitive edge.

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CNN Fake News at it again.. and doubling down after they are busted.....

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Posting link to twitter :doh
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VIDEO: Man walks into CNN broadcast to yell, "CNN is fake news!" and "Anderson Cooper is fake news!"

https://twitter.com/justincaruso2/statu ... 04/video/1

Here is YT version...

[s]Man Yells ‘CNN Is Fake News!’ At Anderson Cooper On Live TV



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But wait... there was another incident "CNN is ISIS" sign...

Man holds CNN Is ISIS sign during Don Lemon's live show LOL




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NOTE

Anderson Cooper AND Shep Smith were out on the streets of NY after midnight...

Did they "hit it off" Gnomesayin? :blow

Inquiring minds want to know :cool

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CNN reporting that the Terrorist said “God is Great” (in Arabic)

Is equivalent to reporting that some street thug shouted.. “Female biological parent copulater” (in Anglo Saxon)

Nah…. it’s just NOT the same… :roll

The actual WORDS are important…. the FACTS as it were… and NOT CNN’s PC interpretation/translation.

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St. Louis protest organizer and shit-stirrer extraordinaire (as well as Z's best bud) got owned by PJW.
This makes my day. :84

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This story was on twitter the other day and I didn't think much about it.
Thought it was hilarious and a brilliant idea.
Is in a restaurant in Allen, TX ... a small suburb north of Dallas.

People on twitter are STILL having a fit about it. :roll I really don't see the problem if restaurant customers don't mind it.

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I like the map and schedule information, Rumpole. Thanks!

I don't understand WHY this is taking place. Maybe I missed something, but I thought the dossier has been proven to be a paid-for fake!?!

Reading Dan Bongino's latest book "Protecting the President", it is unreal to me what all is involved in preparation and during a single-city trip out of the country for a President. I would think Keith Schiller would be with the President during this entire multi-country trip.

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November 3, 2017 - The Washington Post

One of President Trump’s most trusted confidants, a security chief who served as his sounding board for nearly two decades, will face questions from congressional investigators next week about Trump’s 2013 trip to Moscow, according to people familiar with their plans.

The excursion is at the center of some of the most salacious allegations in a now-famous dossier, which contains unverified charges that Trump has vehemently disputed.

The House Intelligence Committee has called former longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller to appear for an interview Tuesday as part of its probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Investigators plan to press Schiller about allegations in the 35-page dossier that Russian officials obtained compromising information about Trump’s personal behavior when he visited Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html

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"House Intelligence Committees" are like road by-passes.
"Questioning people" is what they do :)

The whole POINT of questioning people about the Made Up dossier is to give it credence that it doesn't deserve... just the mere fact that it is being discussed by a "serious body" (House Committee) gives it a measure of implied veracity. No doubt Schiller will CONFIRM (once again) that it is all crap... but the HEADLINE now is that the dossier is "being investigated"... hence the WaPo article you quote.. as well as many other "articles" boldly announcing Schiller to be questioned "about the dossier".... Most likely you will struggle to find an article after Schiller's testimony.. that he testified it was all nonsense.

I dont know who Keith Schiller is exactly... but Trump's security is now handled by SS Bodyguards with and full resources of USA Presidential Protection squad.

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I know that about the Secret Service, Rumpole. ;)

My bad for not paying attention (again). I did not know this happened. I thought Keith was still traveling with the President, he was with him for 20 years!

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Jeff Sessions - I'm Only Sleeping

:DN4 Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
Leave me where I am, I'm only sleeping
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Funny....

It used to be that if it was announced that the FBI were being brought into a case, it was seen as a POSSITIVE. It inspired confidence to think that a case was being taken more seriously, and any local LE failings were now offset by THE PROFESSIONALS taking charge, or at least assisting local LE..

Now.... you mention the FBI is involved and the first thought is..... COVER UP... interference to PREVENT the true facts getting known by the public.

THANKS.. Hillary... thanks Comey... thanks Obama.

The reputation of the FBI is down the toilet

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The interview tomorrow with Keith Schiller and House Intel Committee is behind closed doors. :doh

CNN article said it is closed. Here's some information I found interesting from another long article I read.

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And he became a well-known figure at rallies – even rushing the stage to grab his boss when a protester hurled himself at the barricades at an Ohio rally in March 2016.

In the White House, he shared a cramped office first with Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino, and then with Trump’s other body man, Johnny McEntee. But one former White House official said Schiller always knew his role: he would never hover in the Oval Office for meetings, the way other aides vying for prominence tried to assert themselves. He would come and go only when Trump bellowed for him. But others often sought him out for advice.

“Anytime I had a meeting with the president,” recalled one campaign operative, “I’d always check with him about his mood and what he thought I should focus on. There are only two whisperers in Trump world, as far as I’m concerned,” the former aide said. While communications director Hope Hicks and the Trump family members have a certain status and understanding of Trump, the aide added, “it’s Keith Schiller and [Trump attorney] Michael Cohen.”

Many longtime characters inhabiting Trump’s world have few memories of Trump that don’t include Schiller by his side. Counselor Kellyanne Conway, for example, recalled that the first time she met Schiller was also the first time she met Trump: when she joined the condo board of Trump World Tower in 2006.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/ ... 013-244621 (I know, I know) :roll


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Sen. Rand Paul’s attacker may face more serious charges, due to life-threatening injuries
Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 22:13
Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 08:11

The neighbor of US Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) may get charged with felony assault, after Paul was reportedly hospitalized with five broken ribs, three out of alignment. The attack allegedly took place as the senator was at home mowing his lawn.

Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said Monday that new developments in Senator Paul’s injuries could lead to a felony charge against Rene Boucher, the neighbor who reportedly tackled Paul at his Bowling Green residence on Friday, according to the Washington Post.

“It requires serious physical injury in order for someone to be charged with a felony,” Hodges said. “Our arresting officer will submit his completed case report and then the prosecutors will make a decision about whether to upgrade those charges.”

The five broken ribs included three displaced fractures, which could cause a fatal wound to the heart and lungs, Paul’s senior advisor Doug Stafford told the Associated Press on Sunday. Pain from the rib injuries is severe and can last for weeks or months, according to AP.

Paul has bruised lungs, and the injuries could lead to pneumonia, Fox News reported Monday.

Boucher, a 59-year-old retired anesthesiologist, currently faces a misdemeanor charge for fourth-degree assault. The criminal complaint said Paul, 54, was having “trouble breathing due to a potential rib injury,” according to the Post.

A court date for Boucher has been set for Thursday. He has been out on a $7,500 bond since Saturday, AP reported. Boucher is under court order not to have any contact with Paul, his family or offices, or procure any firearms or any kind of weapon, the Post reported, according to Warren County-provided bond paperwork.

Paul was allegedly wearing headphones when he was attacked while mowing his lawn, according to Fox News.

...more at link
https://www.rt.com/usa/408962-rand-paul ... s-charges/

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!

Hilarious & Pathetic: Liberals Plan To Helplessly Scream At The Sky




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Scheduled “scream helplessly at the sky” events.

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Ya never know...... Scream Helplessly at The Sky.... it could work? :fisties :roll

If it does I imagine the next event will be... "Lie on the floor and have a tantrum? :59

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Suspect in attack on Sen. Rand Paul pleads not guilty
By Brandon Gee and Ed O'Keefe November 9 at 1:26 PM

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A man who allegedly assaulted Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), breaking at least six of his ribs, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge Thursday and faces the possibility of much more serious federal and state felony charges as investigations continue.

A pretrial conference was set for Nov. 30 for Rene Boucher, 59, who allegedly attacked Paul, 54, in the senator’s yard on Friday.

The arraignment in Warren County District Court lasted just two minutes, as he waived a formal reading of his rights. The retired anesthesiologist appeared in a suit with his attorney.

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