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• ### It Would Appear Kevin McCarthy Somehow Did Worse Than Doing Nothing at All on the Debt Ceiling

05/30/2023 12:17:03 PM PDT · 44 of 52
AuH2ORepublican to Brian Griffin

“That £7,000 is about \$100,000 in 2023 money. The 55% bracket kicked in at about \$140,000 in 2023 money.”

I believe that UK tax rates in 1978 were even more confiscatory than what you describe.

I plugged in £7,000 in 1978 into a CPI inflation calculator and got the following:

“Value of £7,000 from 1978 to 2023

£7,000 in 1978 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £51,381.33 today, an increase of £44,381.33 over 45 years. The pound had an average inflation rate of 4.53% per year between 1978 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 634.02%.

This means that today’s prices are 7.34 times as high as average prices since 1978, according to the Office for National Statistics composite price index. A pound today only buys 13.624% of what it could buy back then.”

https://www.in2013dollars.com/uk/inflation/1978?amount=7000

Under the current exchange rate, £51,381.33 is equal to \$63,669.53. That means that the 41978 UK 40% tax bracket would start at the equivalent of around \$64,000 (not \$100,000) today, and the 55% bracket would kick in at the equivalent of a little less than \$91,000 (not \$140,000) today. And the 75% bracket would start at less than \$160,000!

• ### Texas AG Ken Paxton impeached, suspended from duties; will face Senate trial

05/30/2023 11:58:58 AM PDT · 72 of 76
AuH2ORepublican to CA Conservative; BillyBoy

I believe other states have a similar (temporary suspension) mechanism during impeachment trials. Last year, didn’t members of the NC House wonder out loud about impeaching members of the state supreme court if the court forced the recusal of a Republican justice from a case involving an amendment to the state constitution, specifically noting that the action would temporarily suspend those justices while the state senate took its sweet time with the impeachment trial? (In the end, the Democratic justices did not recuse the GOP justice and the NC House did not impeach anyone.) And a quick Google search makes me think that Utah and Iowa also have automatic (temporary) suspension of impeached officers.

• ### The Queers Versus The Homosexuals - We are in a new era. And the erasure of gay men and lesbians is intensifying. (Disgusting and revolting. But. "Know Thine Enemy")

05/23/2023 6:40:41 AM PDT · 46 of 54
AuH2ORepublican to fieldmarshaldj; RoosterRedux; Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; LS; campaignPete R-CT

As is so often the case, The Who had lyrics that predicted today’s newest developments (although, it being sung in 1973, they used “queer” to mean “male homosexual,” not some sort of Marxist degenerate):

“If you complain you disappear
Just like the lesbians and queers”

• ### Sports Illustrated faces backlash for naming transgender female pop star Kim Petras as swimsuit cover model

05/18/2023 10:47:34 AM PDT · 60 of 64
AuH2ORepublican to OHPatriot

You beat me to it. : |

• ### Reporter banned by Lori Lightfoot slams new 'Orwellian' censorship: 'Chicagoans will die' from this

12/16/2022 4:17:08 PM PST · 18 of 18
AuH2ORepublican to Impy; PhilCollins; BillyBoy

I just saw a poll with Vallas second (behind Chuy).

• ### Boebert holds edge as House race heads to likely recount

11/16/2022 4:27:42 AM PST · 62 of 62
AuH2ORepublican to occamrzr06

Yes, but the district as it existed in 2020 gave President Trump 51.6% to Biden’s 46.1% (a 5.5% Trump win), whereas, as redrawn, it gave Trump 52.9% to Biden’s 44.7% (an 8.2% Trump win). The district shed some rural GOP counties north of Mesa, but it gained rural, even more GOP counties east of Pueblo. Looking at the map, it should have been much easier for Boebert to win in 2022 than it was in 2020—she can’t blame redistricting for her drastic underperformance. Other GOP House nominees in contested congressional districts managed to match or exceed Trump’s 2020 vote percentages and margins, so Boebert can’t blame “Colorado turning blue” either. She’s a lousy candidate, and I hope that she wins her race, serves two more years in Congress, and then finds something else to do rather than run for reelection in 2024.

• ### Boebert holds edge as House race heads to likely recount

11/15/2022 2:08:31 PM PST · 32 of 62
AuH2ORepublican to occamrzr06; marktwain

I don’t know what they added or subtracted from CO-03 in redistricting, but the district as it existed in 2020 gave President Trump 51.6% to Biden’s 46.1% (a 5.5% Trump win), whereas, as redrawn, it gave Trump 52.9% to Biden’s 44.7% (an 8.2% Trump win).

• ### Boebert holds edge as House race heads to likely recount

11/15/2022 2:04:22 PM PST · 30 of 62
AuH2ORepublican to OttawaFreeper

No. Her CD was made a bit more GOP; as redrawn, Trump carried it over Biden by 8.2%.

• ### Republicans: Get Up, Get Out and Vote!

11/10/2022 3:23:41 PM PST · 33 of 34
AuH2ORepublican to Impy

Sorry, I didn’t check in until today. Was there an election? : |

What a freaking disaster—except for FL, parts of NY and maybe (we don’t know for sure yet) NV, AZ and parts of CA.

• ### Guam flips to GOP

11/08/2022 12:25:35 PM PST · 48 of 77
AuH2ORepublican to hanamizu

Actually, it’s been tomorrow in Guam for several hours.

• ### Republicans: Get Up, Get Out and Vote!

11/08/2022 9:40:09 AM PST · 29 of 34
AuH2ORepublican to Impy

Impy, if you’re thinking of submitting your maps to a judge, try not to create two state house districts with a 97% black population .... : )

• ### GOP Expands Lead To 7 Points On Congressional Ballot

11/03/2022 10:40:39 AM PDT · 65 of 68
AuH2ORepublican to campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Taxman

Pete, that’s a bummer. I thought that there would be better GOP performance in CT this year.

My theory is that Lamont will survive while Hochul probably will go down because Lamont reopened schools at the start of the 2020-21 school year while NY schools stayed closed.

• ### Happy Birthday, Jim Robinson!

11/03/2022 8:19:21 AM PDT · 73 of 251
AuH2ORepublican to Jim Robinson

Many happy returns, sir! God bless you for all that you do.

• ### Some pastors see Halloween as ‘innocent’ fun, others view the holiday as ‘demonic'

11/02/2022 8:05:18 AM PDT · 68 of 69
AuH2ORepublican to Wuli

“Halloween, as far as any Christians goes, and as far any Christians sanctioning it, is a practice where local tradition(s), approved/sanctioned by religious authority or not, exceeds biblical scriptural foundation.”
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So is baseball. What’s your point?

• ### Some pastors see Halloween as ‘innocent’ fun, others view the holiday as ‘demonic'

10/31/2022 6:04:21 PM PDT · 66 of 69
AuH2ORepublican to BillyBoy; SeekAndFind; PGR88; Texas_Guy; Honorary Serb; Wuli; Claud; campaignPete R-CT; Impy; LS
• ### GOP Expands Lead To 7 Points On Congressional Ballot

10/31/2022 5:50:27 PM PDT · 62 of 68
AuH2ORepublican to campaignPete R-CT; Taxman; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; LS

I’m predicting that ex-state Sen. George Logan will beat RAT Congresswoman Jahana Hayes by 4% in CT-05 but that state Rep. Mike France will fall 2% short against RAT Congressman Joe Courtney in CT-02. I also thing that RAT Gov. Lamont will beat Bob Stefanowski again, this time by 6% or so, and Danang Dick Blumenthal will hold off RNC member Leora Levy by around 5%. What do you guys think?

And, Pete, what do you think will happen in the other state races (including the state legislature)?

• ### Conservative PACs inject millions into local school races

10/12/2022 2:38:48 PM PDT · 7 of 7
AuH2ORepublican to E. Pluribus Unum

Good to hear. We can’t let Leftists control education.

• ### The Federal Government’s Bungled Census Is Bad News For Red States

09/05/2022 7:45:14 AM PDT · 62 of 71
AuH2ORepublican to Impy; campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy; TexasGurl24; LS; fieldmarshaldj

Well, it wouldn’t have been as simple as that. Sure, the court likely would have “combined” MN-07 with MN-08 and given the southern portion of MN-07 to MN-01, with all three of those CDs being held by the GOP after 2020 (although as recently as 2018 all three were held by Democrats). But the reduction of the state’s delegation to seven members would have increased each CDs required 2020 population by 12.5%, forcing the urban MN-04 and MN-05 further into Democrat-voting inner suburbs and making the suburban districts that moved from R to D recently—the MN-02 and MN-03—more exurban (or maybe even rural) and less Democratic. It is very likely that the redrawn MN-03 would only lean Democrat while the redrawn MN-02 would lean Republican, which would result in a net loss of one Dem-held seat (and, if 2022 ends up being as good a GOP year as it seemed a few months ago, perhaps even a net of +1R, -2D).

• ### Woo hoo!! I'm hooooome!!

08/14/2022 9:35:58 AM PDT · 393 of 460
AuH2ORepublican to Jim Robinson

Excellent news! God bless you, JimRob, and keep working hard until you have fully recovered.

• ### Jim still needs our prayers. Thread 2

08/14/2022 9:32:27 AM PDT · 1,503 of 1,527
AuH2ORepublican to Chris Robinson

Praise the Lord! May God continue to bless your father and may his full recovery continue.

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