trooper59 2 years, 4 months ago on THOMAS: Tyranny is no longer 'lurking'

You may want to take your own advice and read the 2nd Amendment. It's not very long and any form of 'tyranny' is not present in it.

I'm not debating the importance of the 2nd Amendment, but if you're going to beat your chest over it you should at least know what it says.


trooper59 2 years, 6 months ago on Suspect on lam, accused of assaulting, robbing cleaning woman

I was a little outraged at why someone who has been in and out of jail eight times since 2005 is still among us. Looking at the available record of his previous arrests, most of his charges have been smallish: theft, minor drug offenses, violations of probation, etc.

Hopefully since Mr. Johnson has graduated to violent crime his next arrest will prevent us from being graced with his presence for some time.


trooper59 2 years, 6 months ago on Gingrey announces run for Senate

I am afraid you are mistaken. The conclusion that raising minimum wage results in layoffs is a myth. You are only looking at it from the point of view of an employer who sees their cost of business going up.

Ask yourself what motivates a person to work over simply milking unemployment. As it stands working full time at minimum wage only pays out $15,080 a year, which is not a very enticing financial incentive to work and leaves one who is able and willing to work still below the poverty threshold if he or she has a family.

Meanwhile anyone living on $15,080 a year is not spending much of their wages outside of their immediate bills. Boosting that to the point of having some expendable income will potentially allow these workers to patronize the businesses they work for.

But don't take my word for it. There's been one or two studies:


trooper59 2 years, 6 months ago on Dating site offers Sugar Hill $3.75M to change name

It was nice of the mayor to save them that $3.75million by putting out a press release on it.


trooper59 2 years, 7 months ago on Group protests outside Gwinnett school

That's incorrect. The sequestration is actually one of the only pieces of bi-partisan legislation we've seen pass in some time. The idea of an automatic budget cut was presented by the White House, but the details of the cuts were established by congress.

The House passed the Budget Control Act on August 1, 2011 by a vote of 269–161. 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it.

The Senate passed the Act on August 2, 2011 by a vote of 74–26. 6 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against it.


trooper59 2 years, 7 months ago on Group protests outside Gwinnett school

The protest was directed at Rob Woodall, a Republican. He voted yes on the sequestration that caused the furlough. Last I checked, Rob Woodall does not identify as a liberal.


trooper59 2 years, 7 months ago on County expects thousands to appeal value due to new car title tax

We had a similar law in St. Louis. It lead to nobody bothering to buy new cars. When I moved down here I was baffled to see so many 1-3 year old vehicles on the road.


trooper59 2 years, 7 months ago on Shafer proposes 'fair tax' for state

"notice I did not say equal amount of tax revenue"

And that's the problem. When your policy is far more concerned with making the system better for the government than it is for the tax payer, your policy is not going to get support.