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Leslie P
Redheaded, lefthanded, native Texan.
Redheaded, lefthanded, native Texan.

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Good news Texans! CA state employees won't be traveling here for business!

I don't know if they ever did, or why they would, but apparently now they can't.

CA continues to be petty and manipulative and sanctimonious and bigoted and other unpleasant things. I'm sure that whatever economic hardship this causes us, we will recover from.

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Ted Cruz' thoughts on the ACA Draft the Senate released today
there are components that give me encouragement and there are also components that are a cause for deep concern

But it is important to remember that what was released today was only a draft. I am hopeful that as we openly debate this legislation, real improvements will be made prior to floor consideration so that we can pass a bill that provides the relief from Obamacare that Republicans have repeatedly promised the last seven years.

Given Avik's optimistic take (and knowing that I disagree with him on some things), and Cruz' take, I'd have to say that I'm guardedly optimistic that something good will end up happening, something that is better than what we have now.

I don't get money from clicks, I don't care about having a big following with tons of comments, so I don't need to be outraged about this. I don't need to be negative about it. I can just be happy that what seems like a good step was made, and happy that folks like Cruz and Lee and Paul and Johnson will keep doing the jobs we hired them to do and make it better.

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SSN / IRS Fraud - here's an idea:
How about set up online account access for everyone. There are smart folks out there who could help them set up a system, Thiel can give them a name or two. Then the taxpayers could participate in their own self defence - we could log in and verify that the wage numbers shown on our account are accurate, and if not, then we could begin proceedings to fix things.

It's about leveraging an understanding of incentives.

I am more incentivized to make some effort to protect my SSN account from being abused than some IRA agent is to take the time to notify me that my number is being abused. I'm more likely to make the effort.
"Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and illegal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday."

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Zinke said long-term efforts to protect the grizzly have allowed it to thrive and grow.

“This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes: the culmination of decades of hard work and dedication on the part of state, tribal, federal and private partners,” the secretary said. “As a Montanan I am proud of what we’ve achieved together.”

The department noted that stable population numbers for the bear for more than a decade suggest that the Yellowstone area's ecosystem is at or near its capacity to support the animal.

Yes, of course the leftists at USA Today have to paint it as a loss, even when it's a victory. Why? Well...

The final ruling will give jurisdiction over the Yellowstone bears to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming by late July.

Oh - the Feds lose just a tiny little bit of control, the states gain a tiny bit. That's bad news to the lefties at USA Today, good news to Grizzlies and normal people.

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Who Does The FBI Work For?
Considering how ludicrous the FBI’s conclusions are as it relates to an attack on the third ranking member of the House of Representatives, you might reconsider whether to trust the FBI’s conclusions in other areas, as well. And this is how our faith in institutions is degraded: steadily, gradually, with incident after incident where men in suits stand in front of microphones and make claims we know are not the whole truth.

It's not just Comey. Clearly the dysfunction has been going on for a very long time. It's been either fostered by or allowed to fester by the FBI leadership for YEARS.

Since 2001, that leadership is Robert Meuller and James Comey.

It's perfectly logical to conclude that they are a huge part of the problem.

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Mothers everywhere can relate to this. You'll be laughing by the 30 second mark, and it's definitely funny throughout.
Stubborn Baby Orangutan Repeatedly Escapes the Firm Grip of His Mother to Return to the Playground

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Behold the brilliance of the left messaging machine.

They know EXACTLY how to manipulate the right.

This will get a LOT of agreement from conservatwitter, which will drive the media stories, which will inform the conservative public. Very quickly you will see conservatives complaining about the bill, angry that it doesn't repeal Obamacare. You'll also see the moderates in the Senate (ok, the RINOs) unwilling to vote for the bill because it is TOO conservative.

The bill won't pass. Nothing will be done. Obamacare will remain law forever.

Oh, and the actual content of the bill doesn't matter. The left has prepared this messaging independent of the content. My prediction of the reaction of conservatives on twitter and in the media is independent of the content. My prediction of the reaction of the Senate moderates is independent of the content. This is all entirely predictable.

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Simple way to END this and so many other forms of corruption:

No such thing as refundable tax credits.

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Didn't just break the world record, absolutely obliterated it.

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