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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    No. From many an account, the ones who actually knew about it kept their mouths shut. The Weinstein brothers were/are one of the godfathers of modern Hollywood. Some outsider? Highly doubt they knew about it. I'll give Hill the benefit of the doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    No. From many an account, the ones who actually knew about it kept their mouths shut. The Weinstein brothers were/are one of the godfathers of modern Hollywood. Some outsider? Highly doubt they knew about it. I'll give Hill the benefit of the doubt.
    She is shocked about him just like she was shocked about Bill
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    Even I knew about Weinstein years ago. It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood. I guarantee she knew.

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    A students rights are not absolute. (restrictions of Freedom of Expression are all over the place) Not sure they have much of a case although the fact that she had already sat 200 times with nothing happening is kind of ****ing. What will kill the school is if they dont have a set policy on the Pledge that every student knows...

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    Isn't it interesting that Equifax top executives were able to sell shares of Equifax stock BEFORE revealing their **** up. And this apparently is ok. After 2008 this should not be ok, but it is. And the parachute the CEO is using is lined in gold thread.

    How nice.

    Oh, and put this on the "America doesn't give a ****" side of the ledger with Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Clean Water.
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    Meanwhile parallels are being drawn between Kansas and Trump's new Tax Plan for the United States. It's always good to pick a failure as your model for tax reform.

    WICHITA, Kan. — In December 2014, the University of Kansas agreed to pay David Beaty $800,000 a year, plus incentives, to be the football program’s head coach, but with an interesting structure: More than two-thirds of that pay would be channeled to an organization called DB Sports L.L.C.

    DB Sports is what accountants call a pass-through entity, and it pays all of its profits directly to Mr. Beaty. As a result of a tax law that Kansas lawmakers passed in 2012, ostensibly to benefit beleaguered small businesses in the state, that contract structure allowed Mr. Beaty to avoid paying about $37,000 a year in state income taxes, nearly enough to fund a first-year teacher’s salary in the Wichita school district.

    With the state hemorrhaging government revenue, Kansas lawmakers rolled back the tax law this year, but congressional Republicans and President Trump are trying to take the experiment with pass-through preferences national, beyond Wichita and Topeka to cities with residents who measure incomes in seven, eight or nine figures.

    The Republican tax rewrite unveiled this month aims to jump-start economic growth in part by establishing a 25 percent tax rate on small businesses and other firms that operate as pass-through entities, a cut from the top rate of 39.6 percent that such business owners pay now.

    But the abandoned experiment in Kansas points to how a carve-out intended to help raise growth and create jobs instead created an incentive for residents, particularly high earners, to avoid paying state income taxes by changing how they got paid.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/u...imes&smtyp=cur

    Chalk this up on the America doesn't care side.
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    Meanwhile parallels are being drawn between Kansas and Trump's new Tax Plan for the United States. It's always good to pick a failure as your model for tax reform.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/u...imes&smtyp=cur

    Chalk this up on the America doesn't care side.
    I'm not a tax expert, but this situation may not be that unjust. In Wisconsin single member LLCs are also pass-through entities for tax purposes. All that really means is that the individual pays the taxes, not the LLC. The taxes are still paid.

    But as often the case, I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will set me straight.

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    Meanwhile, the majority of, if not all, of Donald Trump's businesses are set up as pass-through entities. What a coindeedink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    I'm not a tax expert, but this situation may not be that unjust. In Wisconsin single member LLCs are also pass-through entities for tax purposes. All that really means is that the individual pays the taxes, not the LLC. The taxes are still paid.

    But as often the case, I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will set me straight.
    Yes, the taxes are paid, at the top individual level of 39.5%. This bill will lower that level to 25%. Instant 14% tax savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
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    This is what America cares about. And it's sad. Because they don't care at all about this.





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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    What do you mean by neoliberal crap?
    A lot of what happened under Bill Clinton with NAFTA, welfare reform (ie gutting it), deregulation of financial markets, and under Obama you had the handouts to companies like Chase who just abused the crap out of them (see recent scandal/fraud).

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    Here's another item America cares about.

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to blast Hillary Clinton over her slow pace to condemn Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuses.

    “It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults,” Conway wrote on Twitter.
    See how it works?

    Harvey Weinstein? Don't care.
    Hillary's reaction to Harvey Weinstein being slow? Care a lot.

    Thank you Kellyanne for pointing this out for America and knowing what we care about.
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    Ditka: Lol, jk there's totally oppression.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/11/mi...ssion-comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Ditka: Lol, jk there's totally oppression.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/11/mi...ssion-comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The old fart must be worried about his dick pill endorsement deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    A lot of what happened under Bill Clinton with NAFTA, welfare reform (ie gutting it), deregulation of financial markets, and under Obama you had the handouts to companies like Chase who just abused the crap out of them (see recent scandal/fraud).
    Still not sure all those Bernie voters should have voted FOR Trump though, thus putting him over the top in key states....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Still not sure all those Bernie voters should have voted FOR Trump though, thus putting him over the top in key states....
    Susan Sarandon disagrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Still not sure all those Bernie voters should have voted FOR Trump though, thus putting him over the top in key states....
    Nor for the Dems to nominate someone as toxic as Hillary...

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