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Mike Ross was telling me the other day that no one outside a 10-block radius of the state Capitol yet cares about the governor’s race of 2014.

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Editorial, Pages 13 on 03/27/2012

Print Headline: Prospects for 2014

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  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    March 27, 2012 at 7:16 a.m.

    Mark Pryor would seem to be a real push over after voting for Obamacare .. we will just have to see how the Court plays out on that issue.
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    Mike Ross is in the same position ... matters not that he voted against Obamacare on the house floor ... He voted for it while in committee, knowing full well how the bill would pass under Nancy Pelosi. Which by the way he voted for her to be the Speaker of the House when the Dems held the majority, and also voted for her for Minority. That is your typical yellow dog Socialist Democrat.
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    McDaniel could also be out of contention depending the outcome of Obamacare.
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    I found your spin between Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and Burkhalter, both businessman some what bias.
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    Lets not forget one of the silent tax increase to consumers. The LLC fee went from fifty dollars a year to one hundred fifty dollars per year. guess where the businesses that are under an LLC past that cost to?

  • Reason
    March 27, 2012 at 1:21 p.m.

    Maddjack: You might be the biggest hypocrite on these threads. You do alotta whining but I suspect that since you are a retired military man that you do draw a government check and you receive free health care from the VA. You claim to be a victim of Obamacare but since you are a veteran you are exempted. And since you do not employ more than 50 employees, you are exempted. You whine about high taxes and then pass those taxes on to the consumers... So you pay no taxes. And you believe that McDaniel answers only to your vote but if he had challenged Obamacare than he would have to of answered to my vote.
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    So exactly how will Obamacare affect you, what do you receive from the government and how much do you actually pay?

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    March 27, 2012 at 4:06 p.m.

    I buy my own health insurance as to cover my wife. I do draw a check for retirement. I do pay taxes on all my income.
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    Just remember that sixty percent of Arkansans were against Obamacare, so that would probably put McDaniel in a iffy fifty fifty.
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    What I receive in retirement and pay in taxes is my business.
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    As for whining and hypocrisy, you speak well of yourself.

  • Lifelonglearner
    March 27, 2012 at 9:37 p.m.

    Instead of a mandate, how about making medical debt like IRS and college debt? You cannot escape it, even through death. When the family farm, business, homestead, etc is collected for medical care costs that will be a big motivator to buy insurance.

  • TheDailyHatchorg
    March 30, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.

    John, you fear that potential governor Mark Darr "and his insurgent ilk, favorites of the Koch brothers, would shrink state government to lower taxes on the well-to-do, deregulate business and free poor people to navigate amid the lower taxes and unfettered commercial enterprises."

    I like those conclusions and the difference between you and me is that we see two totally different answers to poverty. I see a ladder up the private sector for the poor and you see government welfare programs as the answer. On my blog I will be breaking down your article point by point and showing how you are mistaken in your philosophy.

    I salute you for engaging the issues that Arkansans want to talk about. Keep up the good work!!!

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