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July 6, 2013

As a small business owner, I don’t need a government handout or a special tax brea....

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FortySixand2

Jul-08-13 9:56 AM

Every other nation is now a competitor because corporate behemoths set up shop there to provide themselves a profit/tax haven. They're now freeloaders on the backs of US citizens. They'd squeal like stuck pigs if they lost this market. They just don't want to pay into the system which gave them everything.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-07-13 8:55 PM

Isn't California running a giant surplus this year? How did they pull that off?

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gavinf56

Jul-07-13 7:14 PM

"....like we used to do back in the most successful economic boom times any nation on earth has ever had!" - FortySixand2

...and this is 2013 where every other nation on this earth is a competitor, not the 1940's to the early 1960's where every other nation on earth was decimated by a world war or emerging from colonization.

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FortySixand2

Jul-07-13 11:32 AM

Fix the debt....... by taxing corporate profits.... like we used to do back in the most successful economic boom times any nation on earth has ever had! Tax the MONEY.... and those who try and hide it the world over. Like corporations who hide profits off shore and guys like Mitt Romney who stash it in the Cayman Islands.

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CHayes

Jul-07-13 11:16 AM

I'm curious what ways the letter writer feels the federal deficit effects a small business.

The implication in the letter, is that if the federal debt were zeroed out, that his small business would magically no longer face "uncertainty". Quite frankly, small business ALWAYS faces uncertainty, irregardless of the federal debt.

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philunderwood

Jul-06-13 11:53 AM

Compromise would be OK if the sides agreed on something that would take a step toward smaller government instead of compromises always incrementally increasing the size of government. It’s doubtful the left would consider that a compromise though.

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WKnapp

Jul-06-13 11:04 AM

CMReeder

Jul-06-13 9:19 AM

"They want a compromise between the two parties and their beliefs. Not one over the other."

This from an adamant supporter of a party whose idea of 'compromise' is when the opposition caves, abandons its values and completely gives in to a viewpoint with which they disagree. Amazing! He truly believes, as does his 'leader', that only one party has any ideas worthy of consideration, and it's NOT the one across the aisle, EVER!

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Premier

Jul-06-13 11:04 AM

Chuck:"Actually Gavin you don't know what are."

Chuck:"Gavin is {HIC} drunk yet again."

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USABorn

Jul-06-13 10:13 AM

If sham is remembered for anything, it will be for bloviating!

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USABorn

Jul-06-13 10:11 AM

MrShaman - 8:31 AM e

"Economically, Could Obama Be America's Best President?"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....The only thing Obama "is best at," and will be remembered for in history, is serving as Liar-In-Chief!!!!

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USABorn

Jul-06-13 10:05 AM

MrShaman - 8:23 AM

"Hey....there's no explaining why Republicans insist on ballooning our debt...in the HOPES that Dems will bail-us-out...one-MORE-time."

Thousands of comedians out of work and sham is trying to be funny. But he's a failure at that too!!

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spike2

Jul-06-13 9:42 AM

How many workers would you hire? With or without medical benefits and a pension plan?

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cheyenne

Jul-06-13 9:36 AM

"Mr. Shaman would you agree that Clinton's second term was successful as a result of his willingness to reach across the aisle and work with the republicans?"- GysgtUSMC.

You may as well give up Sarge. What you are attempting is comparable to throwing darts at a rock.

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philunderwood

Jul-06-13 9:34 AM

In today’s world, the only way the budget will be balanced with some left over to lower the debt, is if a law is passed requiring government’s income to be slightly higher than it’s outgo. If voters realized the cost of government in real time, there would be a radical change in politics at all levels.

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gavinf56

Jul-06-13 9:26 AM

"They do not ask for a reduction in government, they are asking for a long term reduction in deficit." - CMReeder

...and that balanced approach is going to take a reduction in Government along with an increase in revenue. Bottom line. There is no way around it. No, go back and see 1993 deficit reduction.

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CMReeder

Jul-06-13 9:19 AM

Mr. Rippon co-author an op-ed with Maya MacGineas in 'The Patriot News' on 1/29/13. He calls for compromise, noted that the 'fical cliff' was avoided but nothing much has happen since. They are calling for the leadership Congress to get going on it and to work towards a compromise that will reduce the deficit. Congress inaction has created uncertainity in the business world. They are the ones who make policy and they are not doing it. They do not ask for a reduction in government, they are asking for a long term reduction in deficit. They want a compromise between the two parties and their beliefs. Not one over the other.

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Ritty77

Jul-06-13 9:06 AM

Kinky!

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CMReeder

Jul-06-13 9:05 AM

You just have a ring in your nose Gavin with a fake gold chain attached to it.

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philunderwood

Jul-06-13 9:00 AM

Outstanding letter from one who has the expertise to know.

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gavinf56

Jul-06-13 8:59 AM

I know I am not a pathetic sheeple like you.

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CMReeder

Jul-06-13 8:57 AM

Gavin is drunk yet again.

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CMReeder

Jul-06-13 8:57 AM

Actually Gavin you don't know what are.

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gavinf56

Jul-06-13 8:56 AM

Drink!

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CMReeder

Jul-06-13 8:56 AM

The right is not interested in reducing the deficit they are only interesed in reducing their taxes.

Cutting government indiscriminately does not help, it has only hampered growth of the economy.

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gavinf56

Jul-06-13 8:54 AM

I know you are but what am I, nyah.

See Youtube;

"I know you are but what am I? - Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"

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