How I read the quote, and how it was presented IMO it seemed like it was $150k for an individual. If it had ment "married, filing jointly" in most cases they say that. The "Fat Cat" remark was implied from your previous posts. The basic attitude (and even said outright by Drew) was "oh, sh*t, everyone you know is rich." I'm not rich. Nobody I know is rich. For me, it was an easy assumption to make, and in re-reading the thread its still there. In fact, it would probably still be the whole crux of your position if it hadn't dawned on you that not everybody gets to live in a low cost-of-living area.
Actually that's exactly what I mean (aka filing jointly because being married, I think it those terms but am also aware that those filing single can make up to 75 grand. You're free to assume whatever you like but it's wasn't even implied in my post, if it was, kindly point to it. Sometimes we take things in the way we WANT to take them. Nor did I ever imply you were rich or undeserving of a rebate. I merely pointed out the intended purpose of the rebate. As far as implying things, your post seemed to imply alot more things than mine did, in terms of who was deserving of them and who wasn't. No I didn't know where you lived but given that I never "implied" a damned thing in the first place, that's all on YOU. If you're pissed off that you're not getting a rebate check, be pissed off at the government. If you didn't like what I said about Conservativeland...Don't dish it out if ya can't take it in return, since my reply was in response to your LiberalLand comment.
Funny, you seem to agree with a lot of hardcore liberal ideas
And disagree with alot too but that doesn't suit the label you want to plaster on me though does it Rob? So it's simpler to ignore the non-liberal opinions I have and broadbrush happily on. I wasn't aware that there were only liberals and conservatives and nothing in between, thanks for clearing that up for me.
I couldn't give two sh*ts about illegals - they do jobs that nobody else will (scrub toilets, pick lettuce, other low paying menial jobs). As long as they don't break the law, more power to them.
Unless I'm missing something, jumping the border without a Visa IS breaking the law, so is working off the books, Identity theft to gain imployment, giving false information at hospitals and clinics to avoid paying medical bills etc...
You believe in the right to own guns, yet you support politicans who will take that right away without a second thought.
I support a waiting period and background check, not the same thing is it? God forbid we not run out and get our guns without any check to make sure we aren't criminals or crazy.
You believe in the military and using it to defend this country, yet, when someone does (Bush) you attack and attack and attack. Hell, you even attack the Rep. frontrunner because he has the same attitude.
I oppose war when a slack jawed idiot abuses his authority, cherry picks intell and on occassion flatout lies to declare one. I oppose the needless deaths of thousands of American soldiers, the trillions in debt it's created and the further destablization of an already shaky middle east. I didn't oppose Afghanistan because that made sense
going into Iraq didn't. Because of it, afghanistan is becoming more violent and unstable and the Taliban are reasserting their presense in the country. Iraq wasn't even a minor player in 911, Bin Laden who actually was responsible is still free and Al Qaeda still thrives. There are valid reasons to go to war and then there's Iraq. As to McCain, IMO he's trying to win Vietnam by proxy. I respect his service to the country but I absolutley oppose continuing to pour money down a bottomless pit. How many millions are unaccounted for in Iraq? It's an obscene amount and demonstrates how imcompetently this has been handled to date. McCain thinks Iraq is winnable, I simply don't think we can do it at the barrel of a gun nor can we continue to indefinately finance it. He's also said he thinks war with Iran is inevitable, sadly it may be but the guys singing "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" seems way too damned eager to me.
Personal responsibility is one of those "talk is cheap" things. As is support of the death penalty. You say this crap now, but you'll flip-flop as soon as you need your opinon to change.
b*llsh*t I have always said I supported the death penalty. My problem has been how many innocent people have had to be released off of deathrow recently when DNA has shown them to be innocent. THAT'S my concern with the death penalty. If we know we have the right person, if the evidence is rock solid, I have no problem with ending their miserable lives but be damned certain you DO have the right person. In cases of circumstantial evidence with nothing solid like DNA, I DON'T support it because I don't want to find out 10 years later that the wrong person died for a crime he/she didn't commit. I know, how liberal, tree-huggy of me eh?
Yet you blow off anyone touching the pile of filth called Bill Clinton. We hear he was a good President and God we dare not touch Jimmy Carter.
You seem to have trouble understanding the difference between being a good president and a good person, they aren't one in the same. Do I think Clinton was a good President? In many ways yes, in many ways no but I think he was a damned sight better than Bush is overall. I think he was a decent president and a very flawed person. I find his philandering disgusting, he's an oily politicians (but than I think pretty much all politicians are). I also look at what he's done since he left office, raising funds to fight aids in Africa, his joint effort with GHW Bush to raise funds for Katrina and realise that while he IS terrible flawed, he at least attempts to do good works as well. No one is wholly good or bad, things simply aren't all black and white G.
Carter, I think was an awful President, worst in my lifetime until Bush came along but as a person, I think he's a better person than Clinton or Bush will ever be.
Sorry if the sanctimous BS I have to wade through wasn't enough I have to defend a man who has warts but he has stuck to his guns on issues rather than see what way things are going and follow the whims of polls. Even issues I disagreed with he stuck to his view. Which says he has things he think are right. Your Man Bill and the harpy his wife are going to stick only when someone else puts a boot down on them. After attempts fail to not get loose.
Yeah it's always better to lie, stonewall, disregard the law, run up a nose-bleed deficit, start an unnessary war that kills thousands and STILL "stay the course". Yep Bush thinks he's right, problem is when he ISN'T right (which is a good chunk of the time) he's to damned arrogant and inflexible to admit it. What you call warts, I call cancer but I can see how you'd find a blow job and illicit sex sooooooo much worse than that. There's alot of things I didn't and don't like about Clinton but the damage I've seen inflicted under Bush makes that pale in comparison. Like Ron White says "Ya can't fix stupid".