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15551  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Survey Atlasia: July Regional Senator Approval Ratings on: July 21, 2012, 09:37:50 am
This poll is for all registered voters and will run for five days.
15552  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Survey Atlasia: July Presidential Approval Rating on: July 21, 2012, 09:32:40 am
This poll is for all registered voters and will run for five days.
15553  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Protection of Legal Regional Functions Act (Debating) on: July 21, 2012, 09:24:43 am
Quote from: Amendment 50:09
The Protection of Legal Regional Functions Act

A: No federal official, when engaging in an effort to enforce federal law, may prohibit, obstruct or prevent in any way shape or form the functions of a Regional Government, according to their laws, that also aren't in violation of Federal Law.

B: Failure on the part of a government official to follow the above statute can be dealth with in the following fashion:
              1. The Region targeted may sue the official in Federal Court, in accordance with the constitution, to seek an injunction against the official's actions to halt the obstruction of legal government functions.
              2. The Senate shall investigate the activities and determine whether or not further punitive actions need to be taken against the official, such as the impeachment of said official, based on the actions taken by said official and the cirumstances in which it occured.

Sponsor Feedback: Origination
Status: Senators have 24 hours to object.
15554  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: WHITE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL (SHUA NEEDED IN HERE!!!) on: July 21, 2012, 09:22:29 am
Thanks, Scott.

Damn it, I should have made that policy sooner.


We need to update the subtotals, too. Seatown never had his rates scored by Shua.
15555  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Atlasia-Israel Defense and Security Cooperation Treaty (VS) on: July 21, 2012, 09:16:25 am
Vote on Overriding the Veto of the Atlasia-Israel Defense and Security Cooperation Treaty:

Aye (4): AndrewPA, Ben, Clarence, NC Yankee
Nay (5): Redalgo, sbane, Scott, Seatown, Wormyguy
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (1): TJ in Cleve

The Veto Override has failed.
15556  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Power to Parents Act (Failed) on: July 21, 2012, 09:07:08 am
Quote
Power to Parents Act

1- Parents or legal guardians may choose to send their child to any public school within their school district of residence
   -”School district” refers to the governing area of a particular board, government, or administration established to operate K-12 education

2- Families may apply to the school district for financial assistance for the purposes of transportation of the student to and from school

3- To fund this financial assistance $1,000,000,000 will be allocated to the regions proximate to population, to then be allocated to school districts by the same criterion
   -This spending will be placed under the line item “School Choice Transportation Assistance”

4- The funding for this line item will be come from the Go Green Fund line item in the White House budget

Sponsor: Clarence
15557  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House- Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration on: July 21, 2012, 09:02:56 am
Mr. President,

The Less than HONORable Service Peclusion of Benefits Act has passed the Senate and is presented for your signature or veto.

Senator NC Yankee,
Senate President Pro-Tempore.
15558  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Less Than HONORable Service Preclu...Benefits Act (OTPD) on: July 21, 2012, 08:59:44 am
Vote on Final Passage of The Less than HONORable Service Peclusion of Benefits Act:

Aye (5): AndrewPA, Ben, Clarence, Scott, TJ in Cleve
Nay (3): Redalgo, sbane, Seatown
Abstain (1): NC Yankee

Didn't Vote (1): Wormyguy
Attempted to Vote Twice (1): Seatown

With five votes in the affirmative, three in the negative and time having expired, the bill is passed and presented to the President for executive action.
15559  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Government Oversight and Reform Committee Resolution (AFV) on: July 21, 2012, 08:54:04 am
This has enough votes to pass, Senators have 24 hours to change their votes.
15560  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Vice Presidential Reform Amendment of 2012 (Debating) on: July 21, 2012, 08:53:11 am
Well, anything more?
15561  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: NC redistricting revisited on: July 21, 2012, 08:38:31 am

In the NC map I drew, the 1st district is 48.5% VAP black if I remember correctly-- more than enough to elect a black representative

Well, it would still retrogress out of 6 VRA-covered counties. Thats why the the Assembly had to redraw their original CD1 so that it complied with Section 5.

This is off topic, but those idiots at WRAL are still using the original map without the changes to NC-01 and surronding seats.
15562  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TX-Sen: Ground war to the finish on: July 21, 2012, 08:32:11 am
If this ends up going for Cruz big time, I highly doubt we will see this many debates between an establishment candidate and a tea party challanger again. One maybe, two debates tops.
15563  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul: I 'Have Not' Decided If I'll Vote for Romney on: July 21, 2012, 08:26:21 am
I feel like Paul will either abstain or ultimately vote for Romney -- since he is an actual member of the Republican Party in spite of some un-Republican views, he clearly understands that the third parties are hopeless (now; there are paths they could take to try to get into a balance-of-power position, but they're stubbornly not taking them) and that the GOP is the lesser of two evils. He lives in Texas, where Romney will win anyway pretty much no matter what, so I think the first is more likely, or I guess maybe a symbolic vote for Johnson.

Paul could help Romney considerably in NV, CO and NH, though. So having not only his endorsement, but active support, could be advantageous to Romney. Especially if Johnson starts to surge in the polls, Romney might consider reaching some sort of deal with Paul on some of the issues we previous discussed a few months ago.
15564  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party “Fighters” = Tea Party COWARDS on: July 21, 2012, 08:09:58 am
It is an important consideration to take into account and I certainly wouldn't vote for someone like Walsh for many reasons. However, to pick politicians based on this criteria alone is certainly a mistake as you will end up rejecting a lot of otherwise good people and putting in place people who will support policies you disagree with. Hence, why I wouldn't automatically vote for Duckworth in this situation. That would have to be determined by her policies and views. Simply being a veteran isn't enough to ensure they actually will do what is best for the country. They may think they are and I respect and acknowledge their intentions to be sure, but a veteran can have just as many misguided political views as anyone else.
15565  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Ohio redistricting proposal poised for failure on: July 21, 2012, 07:46:37 am
You both are approaching this from a disturbingly slanted viewpoint of what is best for my party and not what is best for the people. It is that very attitude of "all I care about is what is best for my party" that has turned redistricting into a corrupt mess.

I sincerely hope you're not including "automatic voter registration" in your "bad because it supports the Democrats" thing.

I find it hilarious that you can conveniently pretend that you know me far less then you actually do in order to get in a ridiculous jab such as that.

In case you didn't notice, greenforest wasn't the only one that I criticized in this thread. Roll Eyes
15566  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: FL: Survey USA: Mack posts lead of 6 on: July 21, 2012, 07:42:19 am
If I read it right, Nelson only has 69% of black voters while Mack has 18%. I doubt that will end up like that. Probably 87-13 is the least Dem they could be and it is likely to be 90-10 or greater.
15567  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: FL: Survey USA: Mack posts lead of 6 on: July 21, 2012, 07:37:47 am
Wow.

While this may be dismissed as an outlier, it's certainly concerning to the Nelson campaign that they're trailing by 6 in the exact same poll that has the President up by 5.

No because this is an absolute junk poll.

Well, SUSA is a very reputable pollster.

I think that this is an outlier, but I do agree with tmth that the Nelson campaign should see this as a warning.

If Nelson thought that he could turn Mack into the second comming (of Katherine Harris), then he is naive. Mack has issues to be sure, but this was always going to be a close race.
15568  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Morgieb to be Secretary of Internal Affairs (vote) on: July 20, 2012, 09:18:24 am
Vote on confirmation of Morgieb to be Secretary of Internal Affairs:

Aye (6): Ben, Clarence, NC Yankee, Redalgo, Scott and Seatown
Nay (2): AndrewPA and Wormyguy
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): sbane and TJ in Cleve

The nominee has been confirmed.
15569  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Judiciary Reform Amendment of 2012 (At Final Vote) on: July 20, 2012, 09:14:51 am
This has enough votes to fail, Senators have 24 hours to change their votes.
15570  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Senate Committee on National Security...Resolution (AFV) on: July 20, 2012, 09:10:02 am
Aye
15571  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Senate Committee on National Security...Resolution (AFV) on: July 20, 2012, 09:06:50 am
Senators, this bill is now at final vote, please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
15572  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Obama spends $100 million on Bain ads, falls behind in polls on: July 20, 2012, 07:35:41 am
Obama is trying to lock Romney out of the electoral college by making the swing voters in OH suspicious of Romney and thus far more likely to default to Obama. It is very difficult to make up for OH elsewhere and Romney has struggled there for the last several months. It is precious little to show for $100 million but that very little may indeed be what gives Obama the election, even if it is just 2% or less of the vote that has been shifted.


15573  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (Zuwo Edges Tmth 50%-44%) on: July 20, 2012, 07:22:43 am
Mideast Gubernatorial Election (Mid July)
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=155759.0

If the election were today, who would you vote for?
Governor Zuwo (W-KY)   8 (50%)
Fmr. Vice President Tmthforu94 (MCPR-IN)   7 (43.8%)
Other   1 (6.3%)
None of the Above   0 (0%)

Total Voters: 16

15574  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: WHITE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL (Debating) on: July 20, 2012, 07:19:11 am
Can someone incorporate this into the current text for me? The problem with the scrolling on my computer would make that impossible.

Quote from: Amendment 49:34 by Seatown
Income Taxes              
 by tax bracket                  
 9.5K-35K     13% 10%
 35K-80K      24% 22%
 80K-170K    28%    
 170K-368K  35%    
 368K-1M     40%        
 1M+    50%
Financial Transaction Tax:
0.5 % on each stock and similar transactions.
$177 Billion per year
15575  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: WHITE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL (Debating) on: July 20, 2012, 07:16:31 am
Quote from: Current Text
WHITE HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL
               
Income Taxes:   $ 1,466.3 B                  
 by tax bracket                   
 9.5K-35K     13%        63.8 B                  
 35K-80K      22%        219.7 B                  
 80K-170K    28%        250.1 B                  
 170K-368K  35%        239.8 B                  
 368K-1M     40%        214.7 B                  
 1M+     50%        422.3 B                   
 2.5M+        60%        296.5 B    

Financial Transaction Tax:
0.33 % on each stock and similar transactions.
$117 Billion per year               
                  
Corporate Taxes:  $ 378.7 B                    
 rates                  
 0-50K          12%                   
 50-75K         23%                      
 75K-100K     30%                  
 100K-335K    31%                     
 335K-10M     33%                  
 10M-15M      34%                  
 15M+           35%                       
                  
National Broadcaster Levy  $ 18.6 B                  
 Individual (0.25% > $50K)  $ 13.9 B                  
 Corporate (0.5% > $350K) $ 4.7 B                  
                  
Healthcare Taxes    $ 697.7 B                  
 Healthcare Payroll Tax  (CSSRA sec.4)              $ 687.4 B                  
     4.5% Apr-Jun 2012, 6% Jul-Aug 2012, 6.5% Sep-Dec 2012, 2013                  
 Health Insurance Tax   (ANHA sec.2c)                 $ 10.3 B                  
                  
Excise Taxes   $ 51.2  B                   
  Gasoline Tax  (20 cents/gallon)       $ 32.0 B                   
 Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes                       
    (43 cents/pack, plus 2% or 4% for various products)* $ 6.9 B                   
 Alcohol Tax        (various rates per unit, plus 4% tax)*  $ 10.2 B                   
 Marijuana Tax  (28% tax)           $ 14.9 B                    
 *(National Sin Tax Act, as amended)                  
                  
Carbon Taxes  ($25-30/ton)    $ 152.7 B                  
 Domestic              $  133.6 B                  
 Carbon Import Tax  $  19.1 B                      
                  
                  
Special Program Taxes                     
 Plastic Bag Tax (Environmental Fund)      $ 4.9 B                   
 Chain Business Differential Tax (SBA Fund)  $ 33.1 B                  
Oil Spill Protection Tax (5% on profits > $1B) $7.2 B                  
Electrical Power Transmission Network Tax (0.65 c/kW-h) $23.6 B                  
                  
Customs Duties   $ 58.2 B                  
                  
Other Revenue (Sales, Earnings, Fees, Etc.)   $ 83.4 B                  
                  
                  
Total Revenue    $2,978.5 Billion         


Budget Update: Part 2A - Tax Credits         
         
Dependent Child Tax Credit            115 B         
Education Tax Credits                       
   Higher Education                          75  B         
   Elementary/Secondary                   3.5 B         
Earned Income Tax Credit                46.3 B         
Adoption and Foster Care Credit         1.1 B         
Carbon Tax Residential Relief Credits         
   Carbon Tax Electricity Credit          11.6 B         
   Heating Fuel Consumption Credit     6.2 B         
   Fuel Efficiency Reimbursement        4.1 B         
Corporate Clean Energy Credit           2.7 B         
Alternate Energy R&D Credits            3.4 B         
Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Credit    2.9 B         
Public Transportation Tax Credit         6.4 B         
First-time Homebuyer Credit              2.8 B         
Retirement Savings Credits               2.5 B         
Individual Business Credits                2.2 B         
Foreign Tax Credit                          13.1 B         
  TOTAL                                    $ 298.8 Billion         

   Budget Update- Part 2B Direct Spending                
               
TOTAL Direct Spending = $ 2.767.9 Trillion               
               
Military Spending ($356.63 billion)               
$95.00 billion ... Military personnel               
$115.20 billion ... Operation and maintenance               
$60.00 billion .... Procurement               
$50.00 billion .... Research, development, test and evaluation               
$15.25 billion .... Military Construction, Family Housing and Other               
$18.29 billion .... Atomic Energy Defense Activities               
$2.89 billion ..... Defense Related activities
            
               
Afghanistan Operations ($29.0 billion)               
$19.0 billion ..... Military Operations               
$10.00 billion .... Reconstruction aid               
               
Military Retirement ($167.5 billion)               
$46.5 billion .... Military retirement               
$40 billion .... Income security for veterans               
$18 billion ...... Veterans education, training, and rehabilitation               
$ 8 billion….. Veterans mental health resources               
$50 billion ..... Hospital and medical care for veterans and retired military               
$5 billion ...... Housing and other veterans benefits and services               
               
               
International affairs ($24.15 billion)               
$15.00 billion ...... International development and humanitarian assistance               
$3.0 billion ...... International military aid               
$5.0 billion ...... Conduct of foreign affairs               
$1.15 billion ...... Foreign information and exchange activities               
               
General science, space, and technology ($23.97 billion)               
$10.62 billion ...... National Science Foundation programs               
$3.44 billion ...... Department of Energy general science programs               
$9.91 billion ..... Space flight, research, and supporting activities               
               
Non-Defense Energy Spending ($14.62 billion)               
$0.73 billion ...... Energy supply               
$1.03 billion ...... Energy conservation and preparedness               
$0.36 billion ...... Energy information, preparedness, & regulation               
$12.5 billion ...... Go Green Fund               
               
Natural resources and environment ($36.06 billion)               
$5.45 billion ..... Water resources               
$9.07 billion ..... Conservation and land management               
$3.12 billion ..... Recreational & Park resources               
$8.42 billion ..... Pollution control and abatement               
$4.9 billion ....... Environmental Fund from plastic bag tax                 
$5.1 billion ....... Other natural resources               
               
Agriculture ($14.5 billion)               
$11.00 billion ..... Farm income stabilization & crop insurance               
$3.50 billion ...... Agricultural research and services               
               
Commerce and Housing Loan Programs ($6.82 billion)               
$-4.28 billion ..... Federal Housing Loan Programs               
$2.17 billion ...... Postal service               
$-0.96 billion ..... Deposit insurance               
$7.96 billion ...... Universal service fund               
$1.93 billion ...... Other advancement of commerce               
               
Transportation ($87.27 billion)               
$33.13 billion ..... Highways and highway safety               
$18 billion ......... High speed rail (Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act)               
$10 billion ...... Other Mass transit               
$2.81 billion ...... Railroads               
$17.26 billion ..... Air Transportation               
$5.65 billion ...... Water transportation               
$0.42 billion ...... Other transportation               
               
Community and regional development ($59.96 billion)               
$6.25 billion ...... Community development               
$8.36 billion ...... Area and regional development               
$10.15 billion ...... Disaster relief and insurance               
$2.5 billion ........ Homeless Shelter Emergency Housing               
$32.7 billion ...... Small Business Association               
               
Education ($118.52 billion)               
$72.57 billion ..... Elementary, Secondary & Vocational education               
$42.72 billion ..... Higher education               
$3.23 billion ...... Research and general education               
               
Training, labor and unemployment ($11.6 billion)               
$10 billion ...... Training and employment               
$1.6 billion ....... Labor law, statistics, and other administration               
               
Atlasian National Healthcare ($953.3 billion)
$239.5 billion ... IDS Community Health Partnership
$206.0 billion ... ME Community Health Partnership
$113.5 billion ... MW Community Health Partnership
$191.0 billion ... NE Community Health Partnership
$180.5 billion ... PA Community Health Partnership
$22.8 billion ..... Central Administration Costs               
               
Non-ANH Health Spending ($37.07 billion)               
$4.7 billion ....... Disease control, public health and bioterrorism               
$29.36 billion ... Health research and training               
$3.01 billion ..... Food safety and occupational health and safety               
               
Civilian Retirement (Social Security excluded) ($72.02 billion)               
$4.89 billion ...... Civilian retirement and disability insurance               
$58.22 billion .... Federal employee retirement and disability               
$8.91 billion ...... Federal employees' and retired employees' health benefits               
               
Atlasian National Broadcaster ($6.35 billion)               
$4.6 billion …. Infrastructure buliding and acquisition                
$1.75 billion …. Initial start up costs                 
               
Aid to Low-Income Families ($182.96 billion)               
$67 billion ..... Housing assistance               
$87.58 billion ..... Food stamps               
$21 billion ...... Other nutrition programs (WIC, school lunches)               
$4.8 billion ....... Child care funds               
$2.58 billion ...... Other aid to low-income families               
               
General Family Support ($27.06 billion)               
$8 billion ...... Foster care and adoption assistance               
$2.92 billion ...... Child support and family support programs               
$16.14 billion ..... Social and family services               
               
Administration of justice ($29.79 billion)               
$7.25 billion ..... Federal law enforcement               
$7.46 billion ..... Border security and immigration               
$7.6 billion ..... Federal litigation and judicial activities               
$3.26 billion ...... Federal prison system               
$4.22 billion ...... Criminal justice assistance               
               
General government administration ($13.3 billion)               
$2.75 billion ...... Legislative functions               
$0.95 billion ...... Executive office programs               
$7.6 billion ....... IRS & other fiscal operations               
$2 billion ...... Other general government               
               
Interest on debt ($244.73 billion)               
$244.73 billion .... Net Interest[/size]               
               
***************************************               
               
SUMMARY: Current Projected Figures for 2012               
               
Direct Spending                 $2787.47 billion   
Tax Credits                           $298.8 billion   
TOTAL Expenditures             $3,085.87 billion   
               
REVENUE               $3,052.4 Billion               
EXPENDITURES     -$2,771.19 billion               
BALANCE                $ 281.21 Billion

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