Is The Republican Party Dying?

JimBowie1958

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I support a flat tax.
I do too, but I want to also keep the mortgage and charity deductions.

Last I read, a 17% flat tax on all income over the poverty line would be the equivalent of a 10% tax across the board.

In consultation with some of the top tax experts in the country, including the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, former presidential candidate Steve Forbes and Reagan economist Arthur Laffer, I devised a 21st-century tax code that would establish a 14.5% flat-rate tax applied equally to all personal income, including wages, salaries, dividends, capital gains, rents and interest. All deductions except for a mortgage and charities would be eliminated. The first $50,000 of income for a family of four would not be taxed. For low-income working families, the plan would retain the earned-income tax credit.
An ambitious plan, to be sure, and in a way we're surprised his ambitions don't extend to the mortgage interest deduction. But after all, the MID is possibly the most popular tax deduction in America. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 80% of homeowners with mortgages claim it. Even with a falling homeownership rate, more than 60% of Americans own a home and homeowners tend to be older—and older people tend to vote. Very canny campaigning?
In fact, it's reminiscent of 1996, when the Washington Post reported that:
Malcolm S. "Steve" Forbes Jr. has made a flat tax that eliminates all deductions a central platform of his campaign. Other Republicans, while attacking the Forbes plan, have embraced modified versions of a flat tax that retains the mortgage deduction.
 

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No. It’s not dying. It’s dead.
Biden is dead. Brain dead. Why do you want to pay higher taxes? Joe promised to raise taxes.
On those of us making over $400k. I’m ok as long as all of us over that level pay. Those of you under that level are fine. Better off in fact.
Nope and a one party system is bad. $400k is a pittance living in Brookline MA.
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LMAO....you are an idiot. Just a complete and utter idiot.

They should pay higher taxes.
Give them YOUR money.
Weak.
 

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No. It’s not dying. It’s dead.
Biden is dead. Brain dead. Why do you want to pay higher taxes? Joe promised to raise taxes.
On those of us making over $400k. I’m ok as long as all of us over that level pay. Those of you under that level are fine. Better off in fact.
Nope and a one party system is bad. $400k is a pittance living in Brookline MA.
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LMAO....you are an idiot. Just a complete and utter idiot.

The Lefties are dreamers. They prefer promises over performance.
Dems have a better record of performance by every measure.
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No. It’s not dying. It’s dead.
Biden is dead. Brain dead. Why do you want to pay higher taxes? Joe promised to raise taxes.
On those of us making over $400k. I’m ok as long as all of us over that level pay. Those of you under that level are fine. Better off in fact.
SUUURE YOU ARE and I'm Napoleon Bonaparte.
You’re not tall enough to be Napoleon. I am patriotic enough to pay taxes. You think the only patriots should be young men and women willing to serve the military? You coward, pay your taxes.
 

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I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
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have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
 

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No. It’s not dying. It’s dead.
Biden is dead. Brain dead. Why do you want to pay higher taxes? Joe promised to raise taxes.
On those of us making over $400k. I’m ok as long as all of us over that level pay. Those of you under that level are fine. Better off in fact.
Nope and a one party system is bad. $400k is a pittance living in Brookline MA.
View attachment 406685
LMAO....you are an idiot. Just a complete and utter idiot.

The Lefties are dreamers. They prefer promises over performance.
Dems have a better record of performance by every measure.
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The Democratic party as you used to know it is dead. Its faces are now AOC and her squad, Liz Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. Aka Socialists.
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
 

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Sadly, it’s a two party system and anyone they says Party X is dying or dead isn’t to be taken very seriously. Both of these dreadful parties are here to stay.de==
One of the many, many similar behaviors of wingers on both ends is this silly exercise of convincing themselves and each other that the "other" party is always "imploding".

The two parties have certainly changed over the years, and it sure seems like they're begging for a third party to emerge. Sadly, I just don't see that happening any time soon.
There could be a realignment sort of what the dems went through from 1972-1988-92. The dems alignment of working class and liberal economics died for several reasons. I don't see the trump base abandoning the white supremacist sense of gringo discrimination. So I just don't see their upside from 48%
That doesn't mean they can't win with the EC, but despite what the trumpsteets here say, if a party has Tex and Fla, it's not about protecting smaller rural states for a tryanny of the larger
listen to this bitch saying what should happen to the republican party. Communist bitch I'd soon as shoot a communist than allow you anywhere near the republican party.
fuck u Nazi stool
 

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Sadly, it’s a two party system and anyone they says Party X is dying or dead isn’t to be taken very seriously. Both of these dreadful parties are here to stay.de==
One of the many, many similar behaviors of wingers on both ends is this silly exercise of convincing themselves and each other that the "other" party is always "imploding".

The two parties have certainly changed over the years, and it sure seems like they're begging for a third party to emerge. Sadly, I just don't see that happening any time soon.
There could be a realignment sort of what the dems went through from 1972-1988-92. The dems alignment of working class and liberal economics died for several reasons. I don't see the trump base abandoning the white supremacist sense of gringo discrimination. So I just don't see their upside from 48%
That doesn't mean they can't win with the EC, but despite what the trumpsteets here say, if a party has Tex and Fla, it's not about protecting smaller rural states for a tryanny of the larger
listen to this bitch saying what should happen to the republican party. Communist bitch I'd soon as shoot a communist than allow you anywhere near the republican party.
fuck u Nazi stool
no you're the fucking hitler bitch nazi
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
 

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According to a New York Times editorial, it is and very fast.

Let's check the facts:


A breakdown of the parties in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... 197 Republicans. 232 Democrats. 1 Libertarian. 5 Vacancies *. Live Floor Video. *Hunter (R) ...


As of 2020 there are 26 Republicans and 24 Democrats holding the office of governor in the states. There are 4 Democrats and 1 Republican (one is also a ...



In the 2014 United States Senate elections (the last regularly scheduled elections for class 2 Senate seats), the Republicans won nine seats from the Democrats and gained a majority in the Senate. Republicans defended that majority in 2016 and 2018, and now hold 53 Senate seats.


Cumulative numbers
As of October 2, 2020, Republicans controlled 52.01% of all state legislative seats nationally, while Democrats held 46.77%. Republicans held a majority in 59 chambers, and Democrats held the majority in 39 chambers. One chamber (Alaska House) was sharing power between two parties.[4]


IF you believe the NY Times, you need a reality check.HAHAHAHA!
The driving force of the GOP are old folks they have few years to go. The GOP burned their bridges with minorities that are growing fast.
If the GOP dont change their racist ways they will vanish.
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
if i ever become infected & developed antibodies, i will donate them as well. & i wouldn't feel the need to let anybody know.

<pfffft> you act as if what you are doing is something extraordinary, when in actuality - it's the LEAST you could do. a little pinch for a blood draw is no great shakes zoggy.

now if you were on the frontlines, having to reuse your mask & wear garbage bags whilst you clean the ventilator tubes from nasty coronavirus laden mucus, then you might get some kudos you are desperately seeking & deserve.
 

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Perhaps it's time to put an end to this two-party tyranny...

Perhaps it's time to call a Second Constitutional Convention in Independence Hall?
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
if i ever become infected & developed antibodies, i will donate them as well. & i wouldn't feel the need to let anybody know.

<pfffft> you act as if what you are doing is something extraordinary, when in actuality - it's the LEAST you could do. a little pinch for a blood draw is no great shakes zoggy.

now if you were on the frontlines, having to reuse your mask & wear garbage bags whilst you clean the ventilator tubes from nasty coronavirus laden mucus, then you might get some kudos you are desperately seeking & deserve.
I also coach and drive kids back and forth since parents feel safer with them being with someone who is immune. Only nastiness comes from Democrats
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
if i ever become infected & developed antibodies, i will donate them as well. & i wouldn't feel the need to let anybody know.

<pfffft> you act as if what you are doing is something extraordinary, when in actuality - it's the LEAST you could do. a little pinch for a blood draw is no great shakes zoggy.

now if you were on the frontlines, having to reuse your mask & wear garbage bags whilst you clean the ventilator tubes from nasty coronavirus laden mucus, then you might get some kudos you are desperately seeking & deserve.
I also coach and drive kids back and forth since parents feel safer with them being with someone who is immune. Only nastiness comes from Democrats
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
if i ever become infected & developed antibodies, i will donate them as well. & i wouldn't feel the need to let anybody know.

<pfffft> you act as if what you are doing is something extraordinary, when in actuality - it's the LEAST you could do. a little pinch for a blood draw is no great shakes zoggy.

now if you were on the frontlines, having to reuse your mask & wear garbage bags whilst you clean the ventilator tubes from nasty coronavirus laden mucus, then you might get some kudos you are desperately seeking & deserve.
I also coach and drive kids back and forth since parents feel safer with them being with someone who is immune. Only nastiness comes from Democrats
I accept Your surrender. How is that “Indy” lie going for you?
 

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This is from an “Indy” aka playtime the leftist liar. Democrats have become Socialists
View attachment 406682
I accept your surrender. You have used that pic like 100x. So you believe in a one party system. Sad.
Have another...
^^^ fail reply ^^^
Opinions vary. Once you admit you lied about being an Independent we may debate civilly again.
lol ... you had the opportunity & you blew it.
Still waiting. Admit you're a Leftist and we can debate civilly. I am very happy to continue butchering you here but if you want civility, I am offering a one time olive branch. Your choice.
you think that means anything to me? lest ye forget, i am the one that tried & i am the one that gave you a pass.

i won't make that mistake again.

lol ... 'butchering'.... lol.... LOL.

wow....you cray cray on steroids.
So you are going to remain a liar. Outstanding. You may call me what you like but I do not lie. You do. So with all due respect, the world would be better off without people like you in it.
View attachment 406702
have another. Salut!
you're a legend in your own mind.
Enjoy the hangover
enjoy the delusion.
Enjoy the Vodka....
enjoy the covid brain.
I help others. What do you do? All jokes aside.
i don't brag about it like you do.
Brag, by all means. What have you done to help COVID inflicted patients?
if i ever become infected & developed antibodies, i will donate them as well. & i wouldn't feel the need to let anybody know.

<pfffft> you act as if what you are doing is something extraordinary, when in actuality - it's the LEAST you could do. a little pinch for a blood draw is no great shakes zoggy.

now if you were on the frontlines, having to reuse your mask & wear garbage bags whilst you clean the ventilator tubes from nasty coronavirus laden mucus, then you might get some kudos you are desperately seeking & deserve.
I also coach and drive kids back and forth since parents feel safer with them being with someone who is immune. Only nastiness comes from Democrats
I accept Your surrender. How is that “Indy” lie going for you?
you go boy. you be you.
 

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