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  1. Lola-at-Large says:

    Awesome graphic at the end there. I shared on FB.

  2. Yup- great graphic! I shared it on FB as well!

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      the Mortgage Interest Deduction is a residual of the 1913 tax code, and was not created to encourage homeownership..

      • Dario says:

        All tax deductions have unintended consequences. I think the deduction was for the benefit of the banks, but it’s been a good thing for the middle class. It’s the only loophole available to the working class.

    • 1539days says:

      the Mortgage Interest Deduction does encourage those who would be homeowners anyway to purchase larger houses than they otherwise would

      • Three Wickets says:

        That’s a stupid and near-sighted view from someone like this person giving the testimony who only thinks about real-estate. MID can reduce monthly mortgage payments for middle class homeowners by as much as 30%, savings which households will use to cover other basic living expenses, groceries, utilities, etc.

        • 1539days says:

          There is statistical evidence to prove this out. Before MID, people at certain incomes bought smaller homes. After that, they bought bigger homes. Obviously, the banks and the real estate agencies steered people in that direction, but the effect was to make the MID a subsidy instead of a bridge to home ownership.

          The Bush administration did a study that made the same point. Eliminating the MID would increase tax revenue slightly. It also would have kept many people in rental properties. Of course, if that deduction had been eliminated before 2007, it might have taken some air out of the housing bubble.

        • Three Wickets says:

          Fair point, thx.

    • yttik says:

      The mortgage interest deduction is all that is keeping some middle class homeowners in their homes right now.

      • Yup. Which is why it comes as no surprise coming from either party machine. Third worldization of the US is their goal, and they won’t stop until you’re happy to work for pennies a day and sleep in a tent on wall street (not by choice).

        And funnily enough, both banks and wall street wouldn’t be happy with that I suspect. Which might come as a surprise to OWS’ers. Then again, it’s more money for wars, maybe they would like it.

    • 1539days says:

      Why not? The original Nazi party went after rich bankers and redirected unfocused rage to elect a great speechifying.

      Unlike Obama, Hitler was able to raise campaign funds by paying admission to his speeches.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. HELENK says:

    hitler gets angry over fast and furious

  5. HELENK says:

    weird thought
    what happens if Wall St moves to the Caymans?
    good weather, low taxes, with computers why not?

  6. catarina says:

    maybe I should move to the Caymans.
    thanks, helenk.

  7. catarina says:

    so quiet..everyone went to the OCCUPY protests?

    • votermom says:

      Hah! Weekends are busy for me. I don’t know what everyone else’s excuse is.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, I am not at an Occupy protest. However, I went to one a few days ago. I wanted to do some research.

      • dorkle says:

        Oh, that’s cool.

        I have a younger brother at Berkeley and he was collecting some data about the OWS for me because they have an Occupy event happening on the campus.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m being occupied by my twin 8 y/o granddaughters and their new puppies, 10 week old pooping and peeing machines (mini longhaired dachshunds, being adorable has kept them alive πŸ˜‰ ). Sigh, I now know what Liberty Plaza must smell like.

  8. catarina says:

    You can take the weekend off, vm.

    Rest easy knowing others are working πŸ˜‰


  9. HELENK says:

    what the democrats say when backtrack is not in the room. They are not happy


    • dorkle says:

      Well, it’s hard to be happy or excited when the leader of your party is a big lemon. I shed a single tear for them.

    • Dario says:

      Koolaid drinker, Zuckerman, didn’t see Obama with clear eyes. The paragraph that caught me eyes is this one:

      Mr. Zuckerman recalls reports of Mr. Obama consulting various historians on the qualities of a transformational president. “But remember, transformations can go up and they can go down.”

      Obama thought he could copy the traits of a transformational president. How stupid is that? An empty suit candidate will be an empty suit president.

  10. westcoaster says:

    Here are some interesting ideas from an article on the demonization of the working class: identity politics has taken the place of the class struggle. These words in the article remind me of 2008: “Instead, the New Left looked for new groups to replace labor, which in the case of America were students, African Americans, the urban poor.”

  11. Three Wickets says:

    This is pretty funny, albeit courtesy of progger activists.

    • Dario says:

      It’s only partially true. Most Americans don’t know where the countries are located. Heck forget about countries, a great number of Americans wouldn’t be able to find the state they live in on a U.S. map.

    • 1539days says:

      How much of that map could be labeled “they take our aid money” or “all our jobs went there?”

      • Three Wickets says:

        Stereotypic perceptions about the world was propably their point. Actual numbers don’t always match the scale of isolationist rhetoric.

  12. Three Wickets says:

    Also funny and cute. Europe according to the Greeks.

    • crawdad says:

      Be careful what you say about Greeks.

      Angienc will rip you a new one.

      • Three Wickets says:

        You think I wasn’t aware. I’m not stupid. It’s from a Greek pov, and I kind of sympathize with the humor. Don’t hurt me, angie.. πŸ™‚

    • Dario says:

      That’s very funny, especially the workaholic label.

    • angienc says:

      Why would I hurt you? The map is completely accurate except for 2 points:

      (1) Use of the “r” word — it’s hurtful & should read “malakas” (guys who is so lame they can’t get women & have to jerk off all the time –loose translation to simple “jerk offs.”That is the word Greeks would use).

      (2) Eastern Greece is not “lent” to Turkey — it was STOLEN by the Turks. Here’s to the liberation of Constantinople!

      I especially love “Plagiarists” for Italy.

  13. timothy2010 says:

    Yahoo is replaying the Clinton concert.
    Watched live(but very drunk)
    Highlights lots of praise for Hillary from most
    Lady Gaga doing Caught up in a “Bill Romance”
    Hillary smiling and dancing next to I believe Bonnie Raitt
    Maria Bello acknowledging CGI not ignoring women in its post earthquake efforts.
    Even better stuff that I am way to far gone to articulate,

    • DandyTiger says:

      Cool, thanks.

      • mothy67 says:

        Surprised that everyone is not talking about it.
        Lady Gaga opened her set with a ditty about living in a tiny one room apartment and needing one person to take a chance on her and then she said in America that can happen. Lest we forget WJC was the son of a nurse,
        Very positive show. I was a little scared when Usher covered Help from my Friends but he didn’t butcher just re did it differently (Joe Cocker fan here)
        And Kaa’an(Somalian) and a Columbian band rocked.
        No comments anywhere except for those bashing

        • DandyTiger says:

          It’s great. Looks like they have some pretty good clips in addition to the rebroadcast. Hopefully they’ll add more.

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