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Top things a Romney administration could do for economy without spending a lot of tax money
10/20/2012 | Vince Ferrer

Posted on 10/20/2012 10:01:38 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer

This is a positive thread about the top things a Romney administration could do to get the economy moving again, without the government paying a lot of money.

Reverse all drilling bans imposed by Obama.

This can be done the first day. Do not listen to anyone who brings out the tired "it will take ten years to get any oil" argument. First, it will not take ten years, it will be more like three. But most importantly, the jobs start immediately after the permit is issued. It takes work to get the oil out of the ground, and we want that to be happening as much as we want the oil. This also includes the Keystone pipeline.

Obamacare

Dump it. Preferrebly, dump the whole idea that employers should provide health insurance at all. Employers can give their employees money, and emoployees can buy their own insurance. This will lower the cost of hiring workers, and by having individuals in charge of their own health care, will encourage shopping based upon price.

Tort reform / Loser pays reform

By lowering damages for frivilous lawsuits, prices for all goods and services can come down.

Allow ethanol fuel for vehicles to be made from any source of ethanol, not just corn.

Ethanol can be made more cheaply from other sources, so it would lower the cost of fuel at the pump if ethanol was made from cheaper sources than corn. Coal and natural gas can be used to produce ethanol. We already have E85 vehicles, and so 85% of the fuel for those can come from coal and natural gas, which is easier than converting our fueling infrastructure to support more natural gas vehicles.

Thorium

With a small amount of funding/tax encouragement, we can develop standard designs for Thorium nuclear reactors, which are cheaper than nuclear, and we have plentiful supplies of thorium.

Self driving cars

Private business are investing heavily in this area, and it would be a great increase in productivity for the economy to have self driving cars. There will also be a jobs boom inplementing the hardware and software infrastructure for this. There isn't a lot of funding necessary from the government, but federal and states could take the lead in encouraging the development, implementation and standards for communication between cars, and cars and infrastructure.

Self sailing ships

The same idea as self driving cars, but with our network of river and intercoastal waterway commercial craft of barges and ships. Barges and ships can be pilotless and communicating with each other to bring down shipping costs, relieving traffic on roads and rail, and bring down export costs, such as for exporting grain. This would only require government money for a communications infrastructure, such as the current FAA and air traffic control. The technology is available for self driving cars, but is currently too expensive for consumer cars. However, for shipping it is not too expensive, as the technology is a small part of a multimillion dollar ship. It could be implemented on ships faster.


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1 posted on 10/20/2012 10:01:43 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Disband TSA and replace it with a down-sized privitized force.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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Disband TSA and replace it with a down-sized privitized force.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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Stop deficit spending?


4 posted on 10/20/2012 10:12:41 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

shut down the Federal Reserve


5 posted on 10/20/2012 10:12:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: An.American.Expatriate

That’s the goal...what are the steps to get there?


6 posted on 10/20/2012 10:19:48 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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Immediately cancel every Executive Order of the Obama administration and place a moratorium on the enforcement (pending review of each and every one by the appropriate Congressional committee) of all EPA and other regulations, not authorized and funded by specific Congressional action, issued since 2008. Any personnel in the respective agencies who publicly object or are found to be acting in any way to obstruct this would be subject to immediate dismissal.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 10:19:58 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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Announce that he will reverse all of the lame duck EPA rules that Obama will surely enact before Romney is inaugurated.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by Boss_Jim_Gettys (Barack Obama is "Not Optimal")
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Defund the TSA, EPA, and Department of Ejumucashun.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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Online Education / Homeschooling

Stop shoveling money to ineffective schools and start promoting online education for all grade levels. Promote real educational choice for parents as well, and legitimize homschooling. Out of work parents can be a great benefit to society even when they are unemployed, by homeschooling their children.

10 posted on 10/20/2012 10:22:28 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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1. Limit the monopoly of unions.
Any union must be local only. Do not allow regional, state or national representation.

2.Limit the ‘bundling’ of major television networks. Television networks cannot own their own local tv stations. The networks cannot reuire local affiliate to take all of their products. All outlets can select what programing they want from any source for any time slot. Cannot be dictated from the networks.

Both the Unions and the Major networks have shown themselve to be completed disinterested in engaging in ethical practices, often bordering on criminal (actually crashing the border and stting up camp several mile in on the criminality side of things)


11 posted on 10/20/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT by dirtymac
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Easy:
1. Re-instate the Bush tax cuts that expire on 1/1/2013 retroactive to that date. If clinton and his lib Congress can get away with a retroactive tax hike, then Romney and Congress can do the same. This time make it permanent. People really don't get how much all sorts of taxes are going to increase on January 1st. There is a reason it is called Taxageddon.
2. Romney should set precedent by voiding prior Executive Orders that trample Congressional legislative authority.
3. Set an example by cutting the size of the Executive Branch.
4. Eliminate or at least reduce the size of the various agencies under direct control of the Executive Branch; the EPA being the first on the hit list.
5. Have his Department of Justice investigate A - Z.
6. I could on..................................
12 posted on 10/20/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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Disband TSA and replace it with a down-sized privitized force

I would definately do that, it use to be private companies. Now all of those hundreds of thousands of people, and especially their pensions, are in the federal budget. Privatizing them would be an easy step.

13 posted on 10/20/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Obamacare

Dump it.
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but dont REPLACE it with RomneyCare which unfortunately is what Willard plans to do...


14 posted on 10/20/2012 10:27:07 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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It's primarily about cheap energy. Reverse drilling/mining bans, proceed (very quickly) with thorium reactor development, spend as much money as is necessary to harden and reinforce the power grid, and muzzle the EPA. When energy is cheap and plentiful, our other economic problems become solvable - otherwise, nothing at all can be done.
15 posted on 10/20/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: dirtymac
1. Limit the monopoly of unions. Any union must be local only. Do not allow regional, state or national representation.

A good thing to do would be to reverse the executive order allowing federal employees to unionize.

16 posted on 10/20/2012 10:27:55 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Provide a stable planning environment for business start-up and expansion. Minimal government involvement. No surprises, let the *invisible hand* do the work.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 10:28:23 AM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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Kill the EPA and build more refineries stat.

Go through the EPA and jail selected criminals.

Remove the coal-killing legislation.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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Self driving cars? No thanks.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
It's primarily about cheap energy. Reverse drilling/mining bans, proceed (very quickly) with thorium reactor development, spend as much money as is necessary to harden and reinforce the power grid, and muzzle the EPA. When energy is cheap and plentiful, our other economic problems become solvable - otherwise, nothing at all can be done.

I agree, which is why a lot of my suggestions are energy related. We cannot compete globally based upon labor rates, but we can compete on energy prices. We need to understand that and use it to our advantage. That is why I am so against wind power and all but the most practical solar. Going "green" just for the heck of it defeats our advantage.

20 posted on 10/20/2012 10:31:31 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Fresh Wind
Self driving cars? No thanks.

Your choice, of course, but you will be sharing the road with them faster than you think. In fact, if you live in the Bay area, you already have been.

21 posted on 10/20/2012 10:33:57 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Repeal the criminalization of light bulbs.

Go after obama’s hidden assets gained during his presidency. That should rescue a few billion. Bill the Mooch for the vacations.

Freeze, then confiscate Al Gore’s assets and deport him to his home planet.


22 posted on 10/20/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by DPMD
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Put returning combat vets on the borders and in the airports.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DPMD

“Freeze, then confiscate Al Gore’s assets and deport him to his home planet.”

Haahahaha...that would be poetic justice...Gore with frozen assets...do we have the capability to reach Assholia? Why not just throw him back in the sea like they did in free willy?


24 posted on 10/20/2012 10:39:29 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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Have a HUGE lease sale on public lands in ANWR and others and use money towards federal deficit.

Have a “return profits to USA” amnesty program for corporations to return assets and investment money without any penalties.


25 posted on 10/20/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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Have a “return profits to USA” amnesty program for corporations to return assets and investment money without any penalties.

Good suggestion. there is over a trillion dollars parked overseas by American companies that could be invested here, if the business climate and tax climate allowed it.

26 posted on 10/20/2012 10:42:47 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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A self-driving car is about as appealing as artificial insemination.

And worse, handing control of your movements over to a central power, even if it’s an infallible computer, is a big mistake, a slippery slope I don’t want to go down. A self-driving car is exactly what Big Brother wants to keep the proles under control.

Do you think for a minute that your self-driving car wouldn’t be tied into a central computer capable of monitoring your every movement?

You will have to pry my steering wheel and stick shift from my cold, dead hands.


27 posted on 10/20/2012 10:47:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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Top things a Romney administration could do for economy without spending a lot of tax money

The title is silly. There is nothing Romney can do FOR the economy by spending any money. For instance ; thorium- just change the regulations, eliminating many or most (and firing the associated bureaucrats charged with enforcing the dropped regulations) to favor thorium.

28 posted on 10/20/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Resign


29 posted on 10/20/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: arthurus
The title is silly. There is nothing Romney can do FOR the economy by spending any money. For instance ; thorium- just change the regulations, eliminating many or most (and firing the associated bureaucrats charged with enforcing the dropped regulations) to favor thorium.

That is my point. We need to focus on cutting the budget, but we can still pursue a positive agenda without spending a lot of money or creating new bureaucracies. Small regulatory changes can have a large effect on the economy by opening up new markets, or allowing competition where there currently isn't any. This is not a "Romney's Solandra" thread, where I want him to waste money "investing" on things industry could do.

30 posted on 10/20/2012 10:55:47 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Day one in the name of fairness Romney could, by executive order, direct the IRS to collect capital gains taxes only on the real, ie inflation adjusted, increases in the value of assets. It is certainly unfair that the US currently taxes inflationary gain of assets.

Removing this unfair taxation of inflation would certainly spur business formation and expansion. It would spur employment and tax revenues too.


31 posted on 10/20/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT by JLS
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1. Return the Dept of Education back to the states along with the 1/2 of the money saved.

2. Ditto for the EPA

3. Deregulate the railroad

4. Make three felonies equals life in prison for all states

5. Appoint real conservative constitutionalist judges to all benches


32 posted on 10/20/2012 10:57:30 AM PDT by dirtymac
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And worse, handing control of your movements over to a central power, even if it’s an infallible computer, is a big mistake, a slippery slope I don’t want to go down. A self-driving car is exactly what Big Brother wants to keep the proles under control.

Do you think for a minute that your self-driving car wouldn’t be tied into a central computer capable of monitoring your every movement?

I completely agree. However, starting in 2015, all vehicles will have black boxes which can track you. The privacy issues will happen to everyone whether or not the car is self powered. That is another issue, although I am strongly on the side of privacy.

But here's a question. Would you buy a pizza if it is delivered by a self driving car?

33 posted on 10/20/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

If he only did the first two things on your list, we would see an economic rebound like no one has seen before.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 11:03:14 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: jessduntno

‘Why not just throw him (algore)back in the sea like they did in free willy?’

eh. . I thought we were worried about the oceans rising and flooding the coastal cities. This would of course cause that to actually come true. Not due to global warming but to glabal rescue.


35 posted on 10/20/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by dirtymac
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Allow ethanol fuel for vehicles to be made from any source of ethanol, not just corn.

AllowStop the requirement that ethanol be used in fuel for vehicles to be made from any source of ethanol, not just corn.

36 posted on 10/20/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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1.Get us out of the United Nations

2.Stop all Agenda 21 Programs such as Smart Meters

3.Change the ID used to apply for government programs to require a thumb print and a name. That will stop the fraud of using six names.

4. Make English the National Language. Stop printing forms in 44 different languages.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered ...)
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To go a step further allow school vouchers for any child to recieve their education. Let the public schools compete for those dollars and see how good our education gets overnight. Since the unions took over CA education has slipped from #1 in this country to #50 and in a country that has slipped from #1 worldwide to #37. AND THEY STILL WANT MORE.

May of us in Freeper land live in communities with a District Hospital that is partially supported by tax dollars. How good do you believe health would be at those institutions if everyone in the community HAD to get their healthcare only at that hospital. You would get big salaries . You would get big majestic building but no one would be competing for your business.


38 posted on 10/20/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by dirtymac
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To: Qwackertoo

All Federal lands should be given to the states. The Fed need some land for a variety of uses. The feds can use emminet domain to claim land for specific use.


39 posted on 10/20/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT by dirtymac
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To: Fresh Wind
"A self-driving car is exactly what Big Brother wants to keep the proles under control. Do you think for a minute that your self-driving can wouldn't be tied into a central computer capable of monitoring your every movement?"?

On-Star. Or your cell phone can be used to track you.

40 posted on 10/20/2012 11:15:33 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Do it today. Don't wait.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
eliminate national income tax and replace with national sales tax, it encourages saving as you are taxed when you spend not when you save, also it increases the tax base exponentially by adding all the under the table workers to the tax rolls bookies drug dealers prostitutes illegal immigrants all of them would become legitimate taxpayers every time they spent their ill gotten loot, I also would heavily tax any money wired from the US to any other country, most often it is made illegally here no taxes are paid on it and then it's spent in another country
41 posted on 10/20/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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For now, anyway, the “black boxes” are only local monitors, without any real-time reporting capability (except for BMW, according to what I have read) or the ability to control your use of your car.

I’m not happy about it, but I have had the black box in my last 2 cars.

I am concerned about schemes to base taxation on miles driven as a replacement or supplement to fuel taxes. That will be one giant step forward to complete monitoring of a person’s movements, and something to be fought tooth and nail.

Insurance companies (e.g. Progressive) are pushing a monitor device that rewards docile behavior with reduced rates. For now, it’s voluntary. In the future, it might not be.

The first self-driving cars will, of course, offer the option of do-it-yourself driving, for traditionalists like myself. That last little bit of freedom will gradually slip away as the golden chains are tightened.

These erosions of personal freedom always come as gifts from the masters, wrapped in shiny paper and bright ribbons, with promises of lower costs, better health and safety, and as always, benefits “for the children”.

As for the pizza delivery, I would only require that the self-driven car be occupied by a good-looking android!

(Sorry for the rant!)


42 posted on 10/20/2012 11:29:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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Withdraw from the UN, ending participation in Agenda 21 and Gun Treaty, and sell/lease the UN complex in NY to corporations.


43 posted on 10/20/2012 11:32:52 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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Resign


44 posted on 10/20/2012 11:43:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Vince Ferrer

If Romney is elected we will see a hiring boom that rivals the Industrial revolution, AND HE WON’T HAVE TO DO A SINGLE THING.


45 posted on 10/20/2012 11:48:44 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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We need an attitude change in this country and Romney and Ryan could start it. Have the Romney administration focus on morals and the good results of being honest, hard-working, thrifty, sober, not promiscuous, etc. in a non preachy way. Celebrate those who do good and shame those who don't.

Inspire the young to start businesses that will create jobs instead just looking for jobs. Say America works when we all work together.

Deny welfare benefits for future teenage mothers and their illegitimate children. Let their parents be financially responsible for them.

Look through all the new disability recipients and toss off the fake ones. Redefine disability as not physically able to work. Drugs addicts and drunks are not disabled for life. Give them time to get clean and sober and a job.

But first fire all the Obama appointees, no matter the position and repeal all Obama executive orders, including the hiding of his records.

46 posted on 10/20/2012 11:57:40 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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We should just stop forcing ethanol on our fuel system completely.

Unfortunately, Romney’s in favor of continuing the government meddling that is imposing that boondoggle on us.


47 posted on 10/20/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jessduntno

Just let the Ents deal with algor. They’ll love it.


48 posted on 10/20/2012 12:07:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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“Just let the Ents deal with algor. They’ll love it.”

He probably is a little ... too hasty for them.


49 posted on 10/20/2012 4:01:25 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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Allow ethanol fuel for vehicles to be made from any source of ethanol, not just corn.

Completely wrong. Ban Ethanol, Period.

Anyone who's had the opportunity to run their vehicle on Ethanol-Free gas as I have, knows they get 3-4mpg BETTER than with the ethanol CRAP the government makes us run.

Ethanol=LESS MPG, and in effect is a TAX on drivers who ultimately BUY MORE GAS to go the same miles per year, which results in NET TAXES to the Federal Government via the 5 Cent/Gallon gas tax.

Other than that, good list.

50 posted on 10/20/2012 4:07:24 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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