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Postby Santacruzer » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:52 am

As an "out of place" Albertan, I don't care much for Harper (or even Ralph Klein). "King Ralph" as he like to call himself (literally) is just the lucky one who got behind the wheel during the Oil and Gas boom. But he is so beloved out here, it is out of hand. And Harper is the lucky recipient of the Liberal party defeating themselves.

As for the reducing the taxes for the wealthy, it is not a new political tactic. It is something that even Reagan tried to slide in, back in the day. I can't recall the title of the theory, but basically the theory of it is the "Wealthy" will relax their tax shelters and hidden profits, and increase spending and their other ventures, which in turn will create a "trickle-down" effect, whereupon the increased money will eventually flow into the lower income households. Sound retarded? Well, it is. It hasn't worked in the past, and it sure won't work in the future.

And Spiderman would beat up Batman any day of the week!!!
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Postby josebach » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:37 am

Santacruzer wrote:As an "out of place" Albertan, I don't care much for Harper (or even Ralph Klein). "King Ralph" as he like to call himself (literally) is just the lucky one who got behind the wheel during the Oil and Gas boom. But he is so beloved out here, it is out of hand. And Harper is the lucky recipient of the Liberal party defeating themselves.

As for the reducing the taxes for the wealthy, it is not a new political tactic. It is something that even Reagan tried to slide in, back in the day. I can't recall the title of the theory, but basically the theory of it is the "Wealthy" will relax their tax shelters and hidden profits, and increase spending and their other ventures, which in turn will create a "trickle-down" effect, whereupon the increased money will eventually flow into the lower income households. Sound retarded? Well, it is. It hasn't worked in the past, and it sure won't work in the future.

And Spiderman would beat up Batman any day of the week!!!


Bush implemented a similar tax break a couple years ago and the economy in the USA is really starting to pick up. We have the lowest unemployment rate in years. Is it related to the tax breaks? I don't know. The economy is such an incredibly large entity, it's extremely difficult to determine exactly how much the tax breaks contributed. Whatever the reason, you can be sure politicians somewhere are going to be taking credit.
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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:35 am

awwchrist wrote:At first I was like "how the hell did this topic go 4 pages in one day?"

Spiderman and boobies, OF COURSE!


Throw sports in there and thats what life is all about!
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Postby The_Dude » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:25 am

Santacruzer wrote:As an "out of place" Albertan, I don't care much for Harper (or even Ralph Klein). "King Ralph" as he like to call himself (literally) is just the lucky one who got behind the wheel during the Oil and Gas boom. But he is so beloved out here, it is out of hand. And Harper is the lucky recipient of the Liberal party defeating themselves.

As for the reducing the taxes for the wealthy, it is not a new political tactic. It is something that even Reagan tried to slide in, back in the day. I can't recall the title of the theory, but basically the theory of it is the "Wealthy" will relax their tax shelters and hidden profits, and increase spending and their other ventures, which in turn will create a "trickle-down" effect, whereupon the increased money will eventually flow into the lower income households. Sound retarded? Well, it is. It hasn't worked in the past, and it sure won't work in the future.

And Spiderman would beat up Batman any day of the week!!!


You are a wise wise man, santacruzer.

And now a word from Ben Stein, circa 1986 (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)


"In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics."
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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:26 am

Homeless wrote:LOL, first half dozens posts on this thread cracked me up!

PS Spiderman would kick batboys ass. Its not even close, I never understood the popularity of batman, he's a guy in a costume not a real superhero. Hell give me a cape and a gun and I could take out a few villans :-b


the Punisher doesn't need a cape he would and has kicked spidey's butt and would abuse the batman.

I thought canada had a Queen. ;-D or maybe I heard it's comprised of queens :-o
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:29 am

The_Dude wrote:And now a word from Ben Stein, circa 1986 (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)


"In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics."

There was a time when I could quote this verbatim. Ben Stein rocks, and so does Ferris Beuller's Day Off. Good flick! ;-D
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:52 am

Nilmerf wrote:He doesn't like same sex marriage? Me neither.


I do as long as they are both hot ;-D

Chaulk me up for Spiderman

I'll also take Canadian strip clubs over American any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Lastly, Save Ferris!!
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:57 pm

J2thez929 wrote:
Nilmerf wrote:What is the difference between American and Canadian strip clubs? I wouldn't know cause I'm not old enough to go to the American ones.


Hehe. The best way I can desribe it is that Canadian strip clubs are much more, lets just say interactive, than American strips clubs(at least one i've been to).

Plus, you can lay up on stage and tip with a loonie/toonie. It's much for fun that way. Also, I've been to the ones in the Niagara region and these girls are absolutely smokin hot ^10^


Sundowners, in Niagara Falls (canada) has the hottest strippers iver ever seen. That said, i havent seen that many, but its kind of a consensus around here.
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Postby CHE » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:38 pm

josebach wrote:
Santacruzer wrote:As an "out of place" Albertan, I don't care much for Harper (or even Ralph Klein). "King Ralph" as he like to call himself (literally) is just the lucky one who got behind the wheel during the Oil and Gas boom. But he is so beloved out here, it is out of hand. And Harper is the lucky recipient of the Liberal party defeating themselves.

As for the reducing the taxes for the wealthy, it is not a new political tactic. It is something that even Reagan tried to slide in, back in the day. I can't recall the title of the theory, but basically the theory of it is the "Wealthy" will relax their tax shelters and hidden profits, and increase spending and their other ventures, which in turn will create a "trickle-down" effect, whereupon the increased money will eventually flow into the lower income households. Sound retarded? Well, it is. It hasn't worked in the past, and it sure won't work in the future.

And Spiderman would beat up Batman any day of the week!!!


Bush implemented a similar tax break a couple years ago and the economy in the USA is really starting to pick up. We have the lowest unemployment rate in years. Is it related to the tax breaks? I don't know. The economy is such an incredibly large entity, it's extremely difficult to determine exactly how much the tax breaks contributed. Whatever the reason, you can be sure politicians somewhere are going to be taking credit.


You gota be kidding. The Canadian dollar is worth about .86 c to the american dollar highest its been in 13 or somthing years :-b You guys are about 2 trillion dollars in dept, Clinton left a Surplus. How does a presdent get that much into dept in 5 years?????
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:44 pm

CHE wrote:You gota be kidding. The Canadian dollar is worth about .86 c to the american dollar highest its been in 13 or somthing years :-b You guys are about 2 trillion dollars in dept, Clinton left a Surplus. How does a presdent get that much into dept in 5 years?????


Actually, the US is over $8 Trillion in debt.

Clinton had a surplus in his last year's budget, but the US has been in debt forever. The regime we have now just dug us a deeper hole.
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