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And here is the tax blueprint for prosperity....

"Why does this matter? There are myriad reasons. Successful people and businesses flee from states with harsh tax environments. They flock to states with benign, progrowth tax structures that allow them to save and invest. This is why a state like California, with its top income tax rate of 13.3%, saw a loss of more than $31.7 billion over 15 years. Texas, which taxes its residents at the very agreeable rate of zero, gained more than $22 billion over that same time period."

Every Day Is Tax Day
 
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What an exceptional blueprint for education....

At this college, the tuition is nowhere near the $150,000 to $200,000 for a four-year degree that the elite top-tier universities are charging. At College of the Ozarks, tuition is free. That’s right. The school’s nearly 1,400 students don’t pay a dime in tuition during their time there.

So what’s the catch? All the college’s students—without exception—pay for their education by working 15 hours a week on campus. The jobs are plentiful because this school—just a few miles from Branson, a popular tourist destination—operates its own mill, a power plant, fire station, four-star restaurant and lodge, museum and dairy farm.

Some students from low-income homes also spend 12 weeks of summer on campus working to cover their room and board. Part of the students’ grade point average is determined by how they do on the job, and those who shirk their work duties are tossed out. The jobs range from campus security to cooking and cleaning hotel rooms, tending the hundreds of cattle, building new dorms and buildings, to operating the power plant.


This College Takes Hard Work Seriously -- And Kids Want to Go There
 
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Just imagine what we could do as a nation if we implemented all of these tried and proven free-market principles and then channeled the extreme passion of liberals into private foundations for social needs.

Jobs would be bountiful. With low taxes, people would have a lot of money in their pockets for their future and to spend on goods and services in the economy. With private foundations handling the social needs, governments could eliminate their crushing debts (despite the lower taxes). Most of all, it retains liberty for the American people. The blueprint is there. Ask yourself why anyone would oppose proven policies?
 

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When people marvel at the rise of Donald Trump, they forget the republican base, a base so partisan they believe wrong things on top of wrong things so long as the wrong things fall in line with their brainwashing. Any need to mention any? Nah, all you need to do is think for a moment or listen to their talk. You know the words.

Maine Welfare Reforms Have Led to Big Welfare Declines-Mostly Fiction!
 
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When people marvel at the rise of Donald Trump, they forget the republican base, a base so partisan they believe wrong things on top of wrong things so long as the wrong things fall in line with their brainwashing. Any need to mention any? Nah, all you need to do is think for a moment or listen to their talk. You know the words.

Maine Welfare Reforms Have Led to Big Welfare Declines-Mostly Fiction!

From your article...."It led to a 70% reduction in able-bodied adults who receive food stamps". That's exactly what the video says if you had taken the time to watch it. But....being a hardline, brainwashed ideologue, you refuse to research anything or question your ideology.
 

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food stamps are waaaaaay down all over the country, not just Maine.
 

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Texas is an ugly place to live...terrible....but I do like the tax rate.
 

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The Congressional Budget Office predicts a continuation of the slow decrease from a high of 47 million in 2012 to 43 million in 2017 to 35 million in 2022.

The number of Americans receiving food stamps peaked in December 2012, when a record 47.78 million people got benefits ranging from $194 a month for one person to $1,169 for a household of eight.

Thirty-eight states saw a decline in food stamp participation in February 2015 compared with the same month last year. The largest declines were in Maine, Wyoming and Massachusetts, all of which saw double-digit reductions in the number of people receiving food stamps.

Maine saw a 14.5% decrease.

Maine is one of 15 states that have re-instituted a limit on food stamps for childless adults. The limit, which was imposed by the federal government during 1996 changes to welfare law, was lifted during the recession for states that had high unemployment. It allows unemployed adults to receive benefits for up to three months in a 36-month period.

Rosenbaum says the limit will contribute to the decline in people receiving food stamps. By next year, she says, 1 million adults ranging in age from 18 to 49 will lose their food stamps.
 
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The Congressional Budget Office predicts a continuation of the slow decrease from a high of 47 million in 2012 to 43 million in 2017 to 35 million in 2022.

Yeah...and liberals have been "predicting" that guns would be outlawed this year for over 30 year now. How is that working out? You can deal in "predictions" all you'd like. I prefer to deal in reality.
 

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Texas is an ugly place to live...terrible....but I do like the tax rate.

Yeah....I was thinking the same thing as I look out over the sixth fairway and watch the ducks swimming around in one of the ponds in my paid for home in one of the top master planned communities in the country.
It's a real bitch,for your own sake please stay away.
 

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Maine Welfare Reforms Have Led to Big Welfare Declines-Mostly Fiction!

Still, the claim that Maine welfare reform has led to a “nearly 80% reduction in welfare” isn’t true. It led to a 70% reduction in able-bodied adults who receive food stamps — who made up about 5% of all food stamp recipients before the reform took effect.

So, a claim making its way around the blogosphere that Maine has seen an 80% reduction in welfare recipients is false.
 

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But but but...what about my free government stuff?
 
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