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Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home

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  1. mainedish

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    I didn't find any good in Hitler. So go ahead and tell me something good that Hitler did . Again, One pretty speech but not reality. He made the trains run on time?
    Hitler was pure evil.
     
  2. Bogy

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    mainedish, using Hitler as an example does not negate the statement. There are aberrations that would negate ANY statement. Unless you feel that Hitler is representative of a huge segment of society. If this had been said by a conservative instead of a Democrat you would probably have no problem with it, but since it was said by a hated Democrat, it must be wrong.
     
  3. bobsupra

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    Maindish, straight forward question. Are there any Dems you like or respect?
     
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    But he does enjoy changing the subject and insulting others because of their physical appearance.
     
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    why do you think I'm defending you? :rolleyes:

    BTW - I thought about about giving you a straight answer to your retort, but decided you really aren't interested. You just want to spread some venom around. So I'll just reflect a little of it back your way.
     
  6. mainedish

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    Hmm, Kennedy is for the poor?

    Senator Ted Kennedy has received tax breaks on his Washington home, even though he does not qualify for the deduction.

    A review of tax and real estate records by the Kansas City Star found that Kennedy was one of 22 senators who took the so-called Homestead Exemption in 2003 and 2004.

    But the deduction is meant only for homeowners who call D.C. their principal residence, and Kennedy remains a Massachusetts resident.

    He reportedly stood to save about $7,700 this year on the tax bill for his $4.5 million dollar Washington home.

    From the Boston Herald.

    One example of many.
     
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    Of 22 senators who took the deduction, Kennedy stood to save the most money in the coming tax year - about $7,700 off the tax bill for his $4.5 million home, according to a review by the Kansas City Star of tax and real estate records.
     
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    "It was simply a mistake that was made by the government," said Daniel L. Black Jr., deputy chief financial officer for tax and revenue. "We're going to fix the mistake, [and] we're going to collect the money that's owed."

    And Kennedy, along with all the others, are reimbursing the local government for what's owed. Are you implying any of the Senators purposely avoided the correct property tax? If so, is this speculation on your part or is there evidence to back that up?
     
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    bobsupra beat me to it!
    Sometimes it's too easy to refute this garbage. :)
     
  11. mainedish

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    This is the same loophole that Tom Daschle used. Daschle put his DC home in his wife's name so that he could keep his residence in SD, but still get the tax break.
     
  12. bobsupra

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    And what about the Republicans?
     
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    When did I ignore that? Kennedy did what others did including democrats and republicans.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    So Kennedy can do it because Republicans did it or other democrats? He's one of the most vocal on tax breaks for the rich. He's a hypocrite.

    But now it's ok to do it because everyone else does. I'm sure he takes every advantage he can not to pay taxes . And this is one example.
     
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    I didn't say that. I was trying to be "fair and balanced."
     
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    You are correct. And he doesnt mention wanting to go to his house when he commandeers the 5 ton truck and the armed escort. How odd. He just thinks of it along the way? Then refuses the helicopter rescue, he wants to stay with the loot IMO. Has to tie up yet another truck to come get him and whatever he has in those suit cases and box :rolleyes:
     
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    When I worked in New Orleans, one of my managers had the National Guard pick him up at his house in a five ton truck and take him to work during a flood. I fired him.
     
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    I would state with about a 90% certainty that this IS the case. If ANYONE knows about real estate law it would be a room full of 22 people of whom probably over 90% are lawyers. They were playing a game and trying to win and got caught. Anyone with ANY real estate knowledge is aware of homestead regulations, especially lawmakers.
     
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    If you want to know why I dislike the politics of people like Kennedy here it is.

    Entrepreneurs have been more apt to vote Republican than any other major occupational group, according to Michael Hout, a sociologist at University of California, Berkeley, who, with Clem Brooks of Indiana University and Jeff Manza at Penn State University, analyzes scholarly data on American presidential elections. The self-employed "have become one of the anchors of the current Republican coalition," says Hout, who surmises that "small business is one of the most powerful groups in the country."

    Entrepreneurs are "a larger force than the labor movement in terms of raw voting power," agrees Morley Winograd, co-author of Taking Control: Politics in the Information Age (Henry Holt) and founder of the California Democratic Leadership Council.

    The truth is I don't see anything that Ted Kennedy has done to help the self employed or Entrepreneurs. He attacks people with wealth but won't lead by example. And please, He takes advantage of every tax break he can get. So do I. Legal tax breaks. What has he done for the poor in his own state? Has Ted Kennedy ever had a real job in his life? I liked John F. Kennedy and I believe he was more Republican then democrat.

    As for Ted Kennedy being fat I don't feel sorry for him. He has the money to get himself in shape . It really shows more of the character of the man. I know men his age who run everyday.

    So instead of democrats attacking the Republican party why don't you tell me why I should vote for you? Democrats have become the " Captain Dunsell" of politics.(Star Trek )

    Democrats are the party of lawsuit lawyers.
    Unions are at a all time low.
     
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