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The Problem With Supply Side Economics
Forbes ^ | 02/10/2011 | Bill Flax

Posted on 06/12/2011 6:20:17 PM PDT by billflax

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To: Hoodat

‘The only fair way to do that is to implement a flat tax.’

Personaly, I would like to see a “Fair Tax” on all goods and services paid by the end user of goods and services with no exception. Why? Because every time I would buy an item the rate of tax would be staring me in the face. The difference is point of “view”. People get use to seeing the “bottom line” on a pay check. But when you go to buy an item(which could be several times a day)and the tax goes up 1% you would notice and get ticked off enough to end some elite politician’s dream of redistribution of money.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 9:47:22 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: BreezyDog

The website has adware/trackers/beacons which, besides making money for the blogger, also track you once you leave the website.

Some of them [most notably Google Friend] even “harvest” any private email addresses you may have on your machine that are linked to GMail accounts.

The others just snoop on you and keep track what your ‘surfing habits’ are.

[maybe some folks like being ‘watched’ by tracking companies but I don’t]

The cookies are deposited on your machine and can be ‘activated’ when you go to another site that has compatible trackers.

All in all, it’s not a happy thing.

The majority of ‘make money on the internet!’ bloggers couldn’t care less how badly your security is compromised.

They get paid for clicks, not clear consciences.

If you’re running Firefox, get the ABINE and Ghostery plug-ins and you can kill all the cookies and adware/tracker/beacons sites and set it so they can *never* access your computer again.

That’s why I get to be the canary in the coal mine.

I can go look at what’s lurking there and not be harmed by [most] of it.

I still “purge” the crap off my system, periodically, just in case the plug-ins missed it.


22 posted on 06/12/2011 11:35:05 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: shibumi

LOL

Terse but applicable.


23 posted on 06/12/2011 11:37:02 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: TheOldLady; SunkenCiv; shibumi; Larry Lucido; 50mm; Eaker; Markos33

I’m currently taking Cefuroxime for sinus pain.

I’m covered for cyber-cooties.


24 posted on 06/12/2011 11:38:55 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yeah, and they’ve got lots of tracker/ad/cookie crap, too.

:]


25 posted on 06/12/2011 11:40:04 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Salamander; TheOldLady

Thanks!


26 posted on 06/13/2011 3:13:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Stay clean!

;D


27 posted on 06/13/2011 3:47:44 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

You’re exactly right.

I don’t know what kind of economics is being “tried” right now.

America-destructonomics? zer0nomics? obamanationomics? Dieinfidelonomics?

Whatever it is, it’s disgusting.


28 posted on 06/13/2011 4:54:20 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT Lightning ping list.)
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To: billflax

My comments were made in open forum. Please post any reply in the same manner.

In your private reply, you said I obviously didn’t read your column. You’re right.

I will not go offsite to give hits to a blogger who’s pimping his work on a site that I and my fellow FReepers are supporting specifically so that we have a clean and safe environment in which to read news and opinion.

You want to be read and understood? Post it here. You want to be perceived as a pimp? Keep doing what you’re doing now.

If you value your own integrity, you might want to check out what kind of adware/spyware is being foisted on your readers. I’m just one less on the hit (sucker) count.


29 posted on 06/13/2011 7:12:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Salamander

Thanks for being the canary in the coal mine by listing all the junk on a lot of sites. :-) *hugs*


30 posted on 06/13/2011 9:13:49 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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