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by casinterest
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Actually GalaxyFlyer has a point. The ones who drive the most (those outside the areas served by transit) pay more in gas taxes than for example someone in Chicago, Boston or NYC who doesn't even own a car and uses transit instead. Might be cheaper to just subsidize Uber rides. In EV's of course! B...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Excuse me, taxes go to the government, tax revenue like all money is fungible. Yes, some goes to roads, but certainly not 100% of fuel taxes result in road improvements. About 10% goes to mass transit, often more, which means most drivers receive no benefit. Lots of states divert fuel taxes to othe...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

It's not by choice. They are obtuse because they are scared. They run to the ledge and realize they aren't jumping just because their constituents think it would be funny. So everyone looks at this as being strictly about the government not defaulting on its existing loans, no one looking to see if...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Excuse me, taxes go to the government, tax revenue like all money is fungible. Yes, some goes to roads, but certainly not 100% of fuel taxes result in road improvements. About 10% goes to mass transit, often more, which means most drivers receive no benefit. Lots of states divert fuel taxes to othe...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 951

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Looks like everyone is tired of seeing corporations with Tax Havens in Ireland. Wonder if they will do anything about Ships being registered in Panama ;) .

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.php The government isn't ...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.php The government isn't ...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Superior

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.php The government isn't ...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And now witness the right wing talk circus and media farm berating McConnell for actually doing the right thing on the debt cap. The debt cap issue is for spending that has ALREADY been approved... including the spending the last 4+ years pushed through. If you are against raising the cap then you ...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And now witness the right wing talk circus and media farm berating McConnell for actually doing the right thing on the debt cap. The debt cap issue is for spending that has ALREADY been approved... including the spending the last 4+ years pushed through. If you are against raising the cap then you ...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

The idea that someone is accusing a business of doing what is best for itself, and that some of that may not be to the ultimate benefit of the public is ludicrous. Are food commercials 100% accurate? Is eating more food healthy and of general benefit to society? Is buying more stuff and maxing out ...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1300

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

Better benefits and better pay is what it would take.

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Effect

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

If we go by the Oxford definition of "Whistleblower", then I know at least half a dozen whistleblowers. But I doubt 60 Minutes will be interested talking to them, as it probably is not as "big" as Facebook. What is the relevance of this statement? You asked for examples of whist...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

We will have to wait for the SEC to comment, and see if any of this goes to trial. It is easy to get all emotional about Facebook on a.net and come up with arguments why it is a "bad company". But in the end, a judge will have to give a verdict (if it gets that far). Not a bunch of nobodi...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 356
Views: 23803

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

An optimist if ever I read one! I don't subscribe to pessimism as a cause but... with an awful lot of people in the rich countries sceptical of vaccination against this virus (and possibly just as many or more in poor countries with limited capacity to administer vaccinations), why should this pand...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Are you making an assertion? If so, then please prove it. How about the fact that Facebook Fraudulently asserted that they were removing hateful posts ,and falsely assuring everyone that they were safe on Facebook, when the exact opposite is true. If someone searches for and follows hate speech , t...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Bull

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Hate speech definitely is protected. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_in_the_United_States#:~:text=In%20a%20Supreme%20Court%20case,basis%20of%20the%20speaker's%20viewpoint. Not when it is used with certain symbolism ,such as gross images or harmful behaviors. Much of what was seen all over...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activity within a private, public, or government organization that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse ...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 815

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Movie version of Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption was rather awesome.


Ender's game totally blew it.

TC's the Sum of all Fears was horrible.

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Did they break the law, yes or no. Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobody else is talking about that. Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activi...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19346

Re: Texas abortion law

And we have an injunction: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/06/1040221171/a-u-s-judge-blocks-enforcement-of-texas-controversial-new-abortion-law U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman agreed in his 113-page ruling Wednesday night. "A person's right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion p...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 356
Views: 23803

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Hopefully we are finally at the end of this pandemic. An optimist if ever I read one! I don't subscribe to pessimism as a cause but... with an awful lot of people in the rich countries sceptical of vaccination against this virus (and possibly just as many or more in poor countries with limited capa...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Oil and its products has made 2 similar runs - 2008 and 2014. It hasn't been this high since 2014. In those 2 runs , it went over $100 per bbl. Not sure where it will end up this time. But the demand for oil and gas is continuing to grow. In Europe, natural gas is selling for an equivalent of $195 ...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 356
Views: 23803

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck needed a win after going 0-3 on their first three attempts at getting into the COVID game. It'll be interesting to see what demand is really like for this. I wonder how it'll be identified, prescribed, and administered reliably in the time frame needed since I guess it needs to be started qui...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

It's also just an inaccurate take. Spending inevitably results in bids and vendor contracts - people conveniently forget the private sector actions many government programs. Then why doesn’t the government take 60%, 80%? Does government spend and invest in productive ways better than the private se...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

It’s varied from 15-18% of GDP, regardless of tax rates for most of the post-WWII era. And it it generally 16% now. Revenue for Feds was 16.4% of GDP in pre-COVID 2018 and spending was 20.2%. It’s spending that tells the tale because that’s how much of the economy the government is allocating to it...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

True enough, in 1950; top income tax rate was 91% and the Federal government spent 13.2% of GDP, 75% of that on defense. If you want to go back to those numbers, I’m with you. Here’s the data, https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/historical-tables/ The $3.5 trillion number isn’t built from actual needs, ...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

True enough, in 1950; top income tax rate was 91% and the Federal government spent 13.2% of GDP, 75% of that on defense. If you want to go back to those numbers, I’m with you. Here’s the data, https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/historical-tables/ The $3.5 trillion number isn’t built from actual needs, ...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

I posted this a week ago, today's price in right column All Prices WTI CRUDE • 75.45 78.89 BRENT CRUDE 79.56 82.74 NATURAL GAS 5.427 6.17 HEATING OIL 2.306 2.49 China is buying cargoes left and right and OPEC isn't increasing production. Expect the airlines to address this when they release their 3...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord. That statement makes zero sense logically or economically. Citizens and businesses receive a boatload of services they hav...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

You're talking about now versus later. Competent professional people can walk and chew gum at the same time - that's who is largely managing and dealing with these transitional challenges. Innovators in the green energy and engineering spheres are far more focused on solving problems and building P...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

In spite of what Greta thinks, the transition to a green economy will be painful for America. Someone buying a large truck, farm tractor, gasoline powered SUV, or 8 year old 737-900 is expecting to to run a least 10 more years. Biden who is pushing the green agenda has also asked OPEC to produce mo...

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5939

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Nice shots. California is the second largest consumer of fossil fuels in the US. And since this is airliners.net, leads the nation in jet fuel consumption too. I mention that not to say we should drill off shore California. But this State, our Country, and Europe struggles mightily with the transit...

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Discord

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

The issue here is one we all know about. Misinformation spreads rapidly on Facebook amongst those that wish to consume it. This whistleblower is basically stating that Facebook is profiting off of that misinformation, much like a drug dealer does off of his clients. Sure this stuff is bad for everyo...

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by casinterest
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 242
Views: 6232

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Diva

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4477

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

This is both, at once, good and bad for Democrats. They want to cast the widest net possible and let everyone have a voice but, at the same time, it waters down anything. Progressives have to give up some things, moderates have to give up some things. Then, the final bill has to be negotiated becau...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14807

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Have you been to DC? have you seen the poverty? these people you mention are the few powerful who control the federal government and make it what it is today. A giant wasteful administrative state that shouldn't have been. Everyone living in DC making that money aren't just people who come from Cal...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14807

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Membership

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

DC has tons of lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists along with government contractors stationed there to collect money. It is actually a city as well. So instead of comparing it to states. Compare it to cities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_by_adjusted_per_capita_personal_income ...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Wrong metric, meant wage or salaries by State. DC tops it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_median_wage_and_mean_wage DC has tons of lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists along with government contractors stationed there to collect money. It is actually a city as w...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Maybe you missed this part. "The budget for DC includes Social Security, Medicare, and other retirement benefits, along with the Defense Spending " You mean the District itself? I guess I misinterpreted "DC". In the US we refer to DC as the fed government, or as a city. You can ...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

It is a capitalist country, but also its a Federal Republic. Concentrating power in just one place, goes completely against this being a Federal Republic. State capitals should decide what's best for their state, and how they will raise and spend their money. The Federal government's role should so...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Campaign finance is just one step, but removing all of this power DC has, would be what would reduce corruption in this country. Many of the wealthiest zip codes in this country are all in the DC area. That tells you something. Not sure where you got that information, but that statement is simply n...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2359

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I think one of the biggest problems with the corruption in this country is how all power is concentrated in DC. Is more easy to corrupt a group of powerful politicians in one city, than go after 50 states individually. States interests and issues are all decided by DC. All of these social programs,...

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