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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:12:21 PM »
I want to say more discretionary income is best in the hands of the rich, but that isn't true.  The middle class is the country's biggest source of consumption, while the wealthy tend to use their discretionary income on investment.  Low income earners have very little effect on consumtion and investment.  A temporary tax cut won't help the economy, because it won't change spending behaviors when they their taxes going to go back up.  If anything, it will slightly help people pay off their debt.  Permanent tax increase on the other hand make people feel poorer and less willing to spend on consumtion or investments.

Also, it seems hypocritical to say someone else should pay more, while asking for a tax cut for oneself.

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TSoG Bugs / Re: Telepath RPG: Servants of God buglist
« on: January 06, 2012, 05:43:54 PM »
*Rajav opened the doors, but both exits don't work.
*I not completely sure about this, but it seems like when Duvalier moves diagonal, he gets damage from the spinning blade--even when he doesn't hit the blade.

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TSoG / Luca or Luca'ra'il?
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:00:59 AM »
[Warning--this topic contains spoilers! --Craig]

Spoiler
Based on your choices in Mission 4, Luca will keep her personality or think she is the Angel of Yawah, Luca'ra'il.  Which personality do you perfer and why?

Depending on which personality you pick, you may get new attacks:
Luca- Transfer 2
Luca'ra'il- Light Blast

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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 06, 2012, 12:41:30 AM »
Tax cuts are one way to boost discretionary income; benefits programs like welfare, social security and medicare are another. Republicans tend to prefer the first approach; Democrats tend to prefer the second. Both can be used to increase discretionary income. Neither party has a monopoly on that.
How is medicare and welfare considered "discretionary" income?  Tax cuts boost discrtionary income because it allows people to keep more of their money, while social programs take income from someone and gives it to another.

This is why it's maddening to see Republicans refusing to extend the payroll tax cuts (which make a huge difference to lower-income people), but fight tooth and nail to keep the Bush tax cuts (an expensive boondoggle overwhelmingly targeted toward the wealthy).
Since what you said is completely incorrect, I going to assume that you have not been following the payroll tax cut debate.  First, Obama proposed the payroll tax without any way to pay for it.  The payroll tax is primary source of funding for social security and medicare.  Both of these progressive programs are already underfunded, so Republicans refused to cut their source of funding.  Republicans proposed spending cuts alongside the payroll tax cut to make sure social security and medicare are paid for.  Obama refused spending cuts because it is against his "bigger government" ideology.  The Democrats' counterproposal is to have a temporary payroll tax cut and a permanent tax increase on high income earners.  The Republicans refused because a temporary tax cut has little effect on consumer behavior, while a permanent tax increase will harm the economy.

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Politics / Re: What party will win in 2012?
« on: January 06, 2012, 12:04:56 AM »
Plus, I don't get your point.  Democrats don't like Republicans because they have differing ideology.  What does that have to do with anything?
I'm saying that Democrats speak out against Republicans not because they are "fear-mongers" as you suggest, but because they have differing opinions on important issues.
Democratic leaders such Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are not speaking about differences in opinion.  They have said on multiple occasions that radical republicans are so crazy that they are activly trying to destory the country inorder to get Obama out of office.  That sounds more like fear mongering then ideological debate.

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TSoG Bugs / Re: Telepath RPG: Servants of God buglist
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:49:42 PM »
*After Malis shadowports, the game gets stuck.  When I try to shadowport or attack, text that says "Already attacked" comes up.  She also can't move or end her turn.
*0 rooms north and 5 rooms east there is a treasure chest that doesn't open.
*After the Rajav cutscene, the game freezes on a map of cera bella.
*Luca'ra'il acts like Luca in Crypt 4.

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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 05, 2012, 05:49:50 PM »
When have Democrats every cared about national debt?  They may claim that reducing the national debt is important to them, but they never do anything about it.  The Democratic Congress passed a trillion dollar spending bill without paying for it, and then Obama proposed another massive dollar spending without any way to pay for it. 

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Politics / Re: What party will win in 2012?
« on: January 05, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
That's a huge overgeneralization you made right there, calling the entire Democratic Party and the entire left fear-mongers.
Based on the rhetoric of Democratic leaders such Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are acting like fear mongers by falsely impling that Republicans are "radical".

Democrats tend towards disliking the Republican candidates because some of them express highly socially conservative viewpoints, like standing against gay marriage, abortion, and contraceptives, arguing against providing basic government services to the poor and unemployed, and quoting from outdated literature during speeches.
I least when I generalize, I do it accurately.  There are many Democrats that are socially conservative who are against gay marriage and abortion.  These Blue Dog Democrats are the ones who nearly took down Obamacare, because it will use government money to pay for abortions.  Democrats and Republicans tend to disagree more on fiscal things then social things.  Plus, I don't get your point.  Democrats don't like Republicans because they have differing ideology.  What does that have to do with anything?

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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 05, 2012, 04:38:35 PM »
Anything the president does (not just Obama--I mean any president) that increases consumers' discretionary income is going to boost demand.
That means that Republicans would be better for the economy, because they believe in tax cuts, while Democrats want higher taxes, so they spend more on big government.

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Politics / Re: What party will win in 2012?
« on: January 05, 2012, 04:34:23 PM »
I'd say Obama is going to be the winner, hands down. No really respectable republicans are running. (alliteration...whoo!) I don't think any of those candidates will be able to challenge Obama in the GE.
Polls show that Romeny is better liked then Obama when comes to the general population and when comes to independents.  Conservatives don't even have to like Romney to vote for him.  The conservatives voters hate Obama enough that they will vote in droves for anyone to replace Obama.

I think the most interesting part about the caucus would be that almost 50% of people under 30 voted for Paul. That could mean a huge change in the Republican party will come soon, as the young are supporting libertarian views. It also seems that the Conservative base has grown more radical over the years, so...I think it's coming.

First, many of the people who like Ron Paul don't like actually know what he believes.  People vote for him because they believe he represents the libertarian ideology.  I find it similar to many of the people who voted for Obama in 2008.  Many of the voters didn't know Obama's record or platform, yet they still voted for him because he represents "Hope" and "Change".  Fun fact: Ron Paul is the congressional representative of my district.

Second, the Democrats and the left are fear mongers.  They are propagating that the Republican party is now "radical", so people will support Democrats inorder to stop the "radical" republicans from destroying the world or whatever b.s. they come up with.  It only seems that the conservative base is farther to the right because the far-right has become more vocal then the silent majority.  The majority of people are not part of the tea party or occupy wall street, yet the media spend much thier focus on these more vocal demonstrations.

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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:32:44 PM »
I like to point out that politicians don't have to be right to win the people trust and vote.  Back in 2008, Obama promised that his stimulus plan would save the economy and people believed him at the time.  Now people see the stimulus bill as failing to rein in unemployment and increasing the deficit by a trillion dollars.  Obama's current economic plan is more stimus spending, because his administration believes that the first stimulus bill wasn't big enough and it wasn't spent in the correct places.  Based on how quickly the American Jobs Act failed, people no longer trust his economic plan.  Romney is going to win by pointing out that Obamacare makes hiring more expensive, the Dodd-Frank Act makes it harder for small business to get loans, and the increase in deficit spending hurts consumer confidence bases debt on to the next generation.

Everyone agrees that consumer demand is the main reason for weak hiring.  In a free market, there really isn't anything a president can do to increase consumer demand, yet the President can increase consumer confidence by improving the economic conditions in which people do business.  Obama's antibusiness rhetoric hurts consumer confidence, while Romney's probuiness rhetoric should help consumer confidence.

If you are on a computer, type into google "Rick Santorum" and it shows the Results for Iowa Republican Caucus and Rick Santorum is second with 24.5 where as Mitt Romney (Number One) is 24.6.
I wouldn't take the Iowa Caucus too serius, because Rick Santorum hasn't been under scrutiny by the media or his opponents yet.  Republican voters are about 40% moderate and 60% conservative.  The majority of moderate republicans want Romney, while most conservative republicans want anyone who isn't Romney.  The conservative vote supported Bachmann then Perry then Cain then Gingrich, and now Santorum.  They all support the candidate who is more conservative then Romney, but then look for a new canidate after they see that the conservative canidate is unqualified to be president.  After people realizes all of the unethical things that Santorum has done, they look for a new canidate and they will find that only Romney and Paul are left.

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Politics / Re: What party will win in 2012?
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:36:10 PM »
Republicans tend to agree on economic policy, so the primary election tends to focus on differences in social issues.  The general election is going to be mostly about jobs and the economy.  Since Romney is running on his expertise in business and the economy, he will be much more popular in the general election.  Based on what I have seen and read, Romney has a much better understanding then Obama on how certain laws and policies effect businesses.  The few times it seems Obama knew anything about how an economy works is when he was talking about the stimulus bill.  Of course, all of Obama's comments about the economy are debunked by him promising that the unemployment rate will stay bellow 8% if the stimulus bill was passed.  If there is a debate on the economy between Romney and Obama, then Romney should have an easy win.

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General Discussion / Re: Ask the developer a question!
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:11:54 PM »
I did notice that the price quadruples without Festus's help.
On a side note, it a bug that the Mechanic Base didn't show up on the map after reading the crypt books?

Can you make a map for Somnus like Ravinale?

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Politics / Re: Romney vs Perry vs Gingrich
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:49:43 PM »
I don't much about Rick Santorum.  All I know about him is that he is an extreme social conservative who is against gay marriage, abortions, and contraceptives.  I also know that he pissed off homosexuals enough to make "Santorum" a dirty world.

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General Discussion / Re: Ask the developer a question!
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:42:15 PM »
Before you fixed a bug, Festus gave troops for capturing Hellion.  What made you decide that Shadowling Republic gives gold instead of soldiers?

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