J. Goulet: Where is this country headed?

Freedom and close-mindedness do not go together.

I heard a lady say she hates Mitt Romney and doesn't trust him. I asked her if she watched the conventions (I watched both). Her answer was "No, no. I can't stand him."

How can she, and others who think the same, assess what Gov. Romney stands for?

Romney respects all who take pride in earning their own way — from all walks of life. He is, however, concerned with the "takers." Admit it, we all know some who feel entitled to all the "freebies" they can get from the government.

People need to wake up and listen; use some common sense. If the government gives, it expects something in return. Total obedience, perhaps. What happens to freedom then? Is socialism in the future?

Someone once said, "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything." That is the danger.

How sad.

Jacqueline Goulet, Sabattus

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RONALD RIML's picture

WTFO???

Jacqueline Goulet writes:

"I heard a lady say she hates Mitt Romney and doesn't trust him. I asked her if she watched the conventions (I watched both). Her answer was "No, no. I can't stand him."

And you think anything so scripted as a Convention is going to tell us the complete truth about either candidate??

What horse did you ride in on, Jacqueline???

Try doing some independent research.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Hating Romney

The next time someone tells you they hate Mitt ask them which one? There is no position on any issue he hasn't taken at one time or another and he will tell you for sure the one you want to hear is where he is now. Sort of like a used car salesman trying to sell you a lemon. As for the takers well they are the kids who need an education, the women, the workers who want to get paid, the seniors who want the pension benefits they paid for, the blacks who think they are equal, the immigrants, the sick folks who want to get well, the kids who want to go to college, the small businesses who want to grow, the veterans who want the benefits they were promised, etc. etc. The takers are pretty much everybody except the rich white financiers who are selling you a pig in a poke by telling you they will make everything fine for everybody after the election, except for the takers of course.

MARK GRAVE's picture

1. You can sit there with a

1. You can sit there with a straight face and say Obama as not flipped-flopped – gay marriage comes to mind. Both sides behave that way, one side no more than the other side. Moreover, it is human nature to ignore that behavior from your team.

2. I notice you end your comment with a jab at the rich. Remember the rich come in many sizes, shapes, and colors.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Flip flop

Changing your mind is not flip flopping. I have in the past for example voted for many Republicans. Sometimes circumstances change or you learn something you did not know about before. The president is not alone in having changed his mind about gay marriage. Changing your mind according to your audience, however, is something else. They are for ACA unless they are against it. They are for women's health unless they are against it. They are for the middle class unless they have to say what it is. They are for transparency unless they have to release their tax returns or explain their budget. They are for the military unless it involves benefits. They are for education as long as rich people get to pay to educate their own kids. They are all hispanic unless it involves coming up with an actual immigration plan. They are for social security and medicare all the while plotting ways to kill it. To me this goes beyond flip flopping and is outright flim flamming

MARK GRAVE's picture

Is it not ironic how people

Is it not ironic how people filter the same behavior if there team is exhibiting the behavior? If it is my team, then it is changing ones mind. If it is the other team, it is flip-flopping.

Try again.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I agree with you....

Its unfair to judge the guy on his reputation alone. I did watch both debates, I also have read numerous reports on both his and Obama's campaigns. Unfortunately for Romney, he doesn't think people in general are smart. He thinks he can outsource 170 jobs to China, after having those people train the Chinese workers, then go on the stump and pledge to condemn China's trade policies. This man brags about touring a factory in sweatshop conditions, in China, and being amazed at the number of hours these people are willing to work to make him rich. I even made it through several hours of "FOX NEWS" without losing my lunch.
Romney thinks that by trying to distance himself from Bain Capital, no one will think he is doing any of this. True he isn't the CEO, any longer, therefore he thinks people won't notice his "eight million dollar" ownership in Bain, which represents fifty one percent of the profits of the company being outsourced to China. A company that showed record profits last year. I mean who can pass up a work force that is willing to work for ninety cents per hour, twelve hours plus a day? This mans only pursuit is money, he has proven he'll go to any length to get it. If thats the kind of person you can support, vote for him. I wouldn't give him a vote for class clown myself.........

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"Unfortunately for Romney, he

"Unfortunately for Romney, he doesn't think people in general are smart."
He's right, they're dumb as hell; at least half of them. How do you think oBAMa got elected? It wasn't the "smart" ones that did it, that's for sure. The scary part is that there are still enough dumbasses out there to elect him again.
No wonder the Europeans and Asians are laughing at us; we're a bunch of dopes.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, You sit there and

Frank,

You sit there and demonize off-shoring like you know what you are talking about. That said, tell the readers how you would reverse that trend?

What would Frank do?

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Your right Mr.Gravel

I don't know what I'm talking about. That wasn't me working as a subcontractor for General Motors back in the mid nineties. Myself and thirty one other drivers working for the same company were taken over by the "High Bidder" in a contract deal. Thats nothing new in dedicated logistics, happens all the time, just ask drivers for Country Kitchen, the guys that drive the trailer trucks, not the rout drivers, they'll tell you. Well this new company that took us over, as we learned later was a British company. They Wined us and dined us, told us how good life was going to be. Within six months they started hiring new drivers, new guys with no experience. They tried making us believe it was to decrease the time our runs took. At the time we had thirty runs go out every night, average run time, thirteen hours. We were to train them to do the runs. Well it didn't take long for a bunch of dumb truck drivers to read the writing on the wall. There was nothing we could do. What they did was wrong, but when all you care about is money, anyone is fair game. We all ended up leaving at the same time. without training their new drivers, we also disabled all their brand new trucks. I'm sure that little expense made them real happy. I guess I really don't have a clue. You want me to go back a little further to when the shoe industry started heading to Haiti? I don't know about you, but I don't see many shoe shops in the area any more. The one that I was forced to help dismantle and ship to Haiti was Srtide Rite on Hotel road. I had to many friends there, I quit rather than srtip that plant or their other plant in Scarborough.
Being a truck driver, I've been dumped more than a thirty year old John Deere. Most of the time it was part of the job, other times it was due to someone wanting to make some money off the backs of others. Is it any wonder why I feel the way I do???????

P.S. When this new auto parts distribution company finally started up again with all their new drivers and re computerized, brand new trucks, they lasted fourteen months, their back lot in Massachusetts looked like an auto salvage yard on steroids. Like they say, "You get what you pay for"...

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, There is a lot to

Frank,
There is a lot to respond to, so I’ll only talk to a few points.

1. Why would an employer hire you if you are subject to walking off the job based on your assumption or believe of what may be. In my humble opinion, your behavior sounds a bit childish. Since you walked off the job, you have no clue of an alternative outcome.

2. Again, in my opinion, your perception that you and the other drivers are not replaceable is misplaced, you are wrong. We are all replaceable in the workforce. When you think otherwise, you are becoming complacent. Complacency begets low productivity which begets layoffs.

3. Lastly, your motto should be “you get what you work for”, not “You get what you pay for”.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I'm sure you would have stayed....

Would you willingly train your replacements? Also they didn't hire me they acquired me. And to top it off, it takes four to six weeks to train a new driver to deliver to "New Car Dealerships". You ever try to maneuver a 48' trailer around a new car lot at nigh, and get to the one door you can access the dealership. Most of these places shut the lights off at around ten o-clock, thats when the real skill comes in handy. I may be replaceable, but without training, it was like a big bumper car ride. That's pretty much why they went out of business after fourteen months, they wrecked most of the trucks......

MARK GRAVE's picture

“Would you willingly train

“Would you willingly train your replacements?”

I have done it many times. The key is to continually show your value and how you contribute to the bottom-line. You may not agree, but business is all about the bottom-line, not making people feel good.

No, I never have driven a tractor trailer, but the fact the many people do does mean it is a skill that many can acquire – we are not special, we are not that different from others, the world and the company I work for will continue to exist without me.

We are all but a spec in the cosmos; to think otherwise is complacent.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Great chronological essay,

Great chronological essay, Frank, but you failed to cover the so-called 170 jobs Romney outsourced to China. Tell us a little more about those, please.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

This information is nothing new.....

Everyone has known all this for quite a while. No one ever accused Romney of committing a felony. He thinks that by sidestepping the rules to his advantage is just business as usual. If anyone was to take the time and follow the cash, it would lead right to Romney, as would the profits from his back room deals. Thats not illegal. That don't make it right though.....

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

How come you don't rag on the

How come you don't rag on the Kennedys and how they accumulated their wealth? Oversight or cherry picking?

FRANK EARLEY's picture

At least they worked for their money.....

Bootlegging ain't easy. Then again they just imported the stuff, kind of started a family tradition.......

David A. Gagnon's picture

Really

From Politico: Obama team: Romney committed a felony or lied to voters. Does Stephanie Cutter ring a bell.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Funny how people don’t

Funny how people don’t contemplate the alternative to Bain’s involvement - assured bankruptcy and dissolution.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Great point, Mark. All of the

Great point, Mark. All of the things Romney's accused of having done took place after he'd left Bain.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Well said! I too find that

Well said! I too find that those who proclaim they hate Romney know little of him. Perhaps their only source of news is from the left, or they fear losing some sort of government benefit. Eight out of ten times, I find that it is the later.

Not everyone has come to terms with the fact that this country is broke. The left (i.e. Obama) has done well convincing a certain segment of the population there is a pot of gold just waiting for the taking on the other side of the 1%’ers. Just like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this other pot of goal will not solve the country’s addiction to spending.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Who is broke?

The country is not any more broke than it was at the end of WWII. We recovered then and will again. The way we do it however is not to swallow the same snake oil that made the economy crash in the first place. It is not welfare and takers that made us broke it is 2 unfinanced wars, overgenerous tax breaks and financier criminality in collusion with our lawmakers, . A repeat of this is not going to be the road to prosperity any more than it was after the great depression. The last thing we need is to put our general welfare in the hands of lobbyists again.

MARK GRAVE's picture

When the country is borrowing

When the country is borrowing $0.40 on every dollar is spends, all appropriations are contributing to the situation – all spending is breaking the bank, including welfare.

Lastly, playing the ostrich game will not make the debt go magically away. It will take a man of action, like Romney.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Tell us how we're going to

Tell us how we're going to overcome a $16 trillion debt load. I'll keep the crickets fed while you gather your distorted "facts".

FRANK EARLEY's picture

You may be right...

You may be totally correct, who knows? Just do me a favor, educate me. Make the point with solid examples. Verifiable facts. All I hear is general statements that Obama is going the wrong way, not doing his job. Give some examples, then you may have an argument.....

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Spending $500 million in

Spending $500 million in taxpayer money to fund a destined to fail green energy company, Solyndra, is doing his job? Having a scandal the likes of BengahziGate in which 4 Americans were murdered, which makes Watergate look like a pot luck dinner is doing his job? Having 47 million Americans on food stamps for the first time in history is doing his job? Having America lose its AAA credit rating for the first time in history under oBAMa's watch is doing his job?
I could keep going till you fall asleep, but I'm sure you get my point by now.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Remember I said Verifiable......

I'm still trying to figure out how to compare what happened in Benghazi with Watergate. One other thing, the relatives of the victims in Benghazi have stated in no uncertain terms. They do not want what happened to become a political point. Romney has already tried using this tragedy to his advantage, It just amazes me how low some people will go to get votes. Other than that keep going, I have all night.......

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Only with liberals does the

Only with liberals does the truth have to be "verifiable". What is it?; so much dealing in lies, fantasies and fabrications that the truth becomes unrecognizable and unbelievable when you're presented with it?

Oh, BengahziGate and Watergate? Both scandals involving cover ups, except no one died from Watergate.
I would welcome you to disprove any of the statements made in my previous post. (Crickets, please).

All Romney is doing is thwarting oBAMa's ability to squirm and lie his way through the cover up of what really happened in Bengahzi. If that's political posturing, go for it, Mitt.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Conversely, let’s measure

Conversely, let’s measure this to the lengths the Obama administration will go to cover this up for what? For votes – my tit to your tat.

MARK GRAVE's picture

<b> Small Government too </b>

I have one more major point that I need to add. I want less government involvement in my life, and Obama is on a bus heading in the wrong direction.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Government involvement

You can only say that because you are not a woman. There is no end to the government involvement planned by the Romney involvement in the lives of women and their daughters. From lower wages for the same work to higher insurance rates to involuntary vaginal ultrasounds, they have a real picnic planned for us.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

With all due respect,

With all due respect, Claire...Hogwash. I challenge you to prove any of your posted comments as stated above. Platitudes and folklore don't make it true.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Five major Obamacare taxes

Five major Obamacare taxes that will hit your wallet in 2013

1. The ObamaCare Medical Device Manufacturing Tax – 2.3%
2. The ObamaCare High Medical Bills Tax – 7.5%
3. The ObamaCare Flexible Spending Account Cap - $2500 annually, down from $7500.
4. The ObamaCare Surtax on Investment Income - increase 15-20% to 23.8-43.4 – cost of $123 billion annually.
5. The ObamaCare Medicare Payroll Tax increase - $86 billion over ten years.

I don't know about you Frank, but I cannot afford more federal taxes on top of my State taxes and on top of riasing food and energy costs.

Add to this:
1. No budget for the last three years.
2. According to the CBO, Obama’s policies are projected to increase the debt 47% to $21.7 Trillion dollars.

Are we off to a good start?

RONALD RIML's picture

You can afford it.

You've stated numerous times your opposition to taxes.

But rather than lower the cost of medical care - you're rather support bloated insurance company racketeers.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Will Obamacare lower the

Will Obamacare lower the price of healthcare?

Remember Obamacare are the same old insurance companies with a layer of federal bureaucracy on top. How is that going to lower healthcare costs?

David A. Gagnon's picture

The other piece

that people (i.e. the takers) don't realize is when the 1% have had enough, investment in this country will dry up and go overseas and with it the 1%. Look at what is happening in France. The 1% in France are packing up and getting the hell out of Dodge.

MARK GRAVE's picture

David, You are spot on. Many

David,

You are spot on. Many people fail to realize that these are thinking humans deaminized for being successful. That said, don’t be surprised when these people change behavior when pushed into the preverbal tax corner – getting out of Dodge for example.

RONALD RIML's picture

They've already sent their $$$ out of Dodge

to the Caymen Islands, et al....

MARK GRAVE's picture

To Ronald "I hate the rich" Riml

We are still free people at the moment. This is just a prime example of unintended consequences of government policies.
Why can’t the feds have favorable taxes like in the Caymen Island? This behavior is exactly what Laffer talked about.

RONALD RIML's picture

The goes Mark "Carry Water for the Rich" Gravel

I know, "Be Nice"

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If you won $10 million in a

If you won $10 million in a lottery would you give it all back to keep yourself from becoming one of the hated rich? Or, would you keep it all, and just hate yourself for being so damn rich?

MARK GRAVE's picture

Don't forget that by the time

Don't forget that by the time you pay taxes, you'll walk away with half that amount.

RONALD RIML's picture

I'd gladly pay the taxes you abhor so greatly.

Must really suck being as greedy as you are.

I appreciate all I have so very much, and thank God every night.

MARK GRAVE's picture

It is a bit ironic that I am

It is a bit ironic that I am called greedy for wanting to keep more of what I earn, but it is not greedy to take or demand more of what I earn. What an up is down, left is right world we live in. How did we as a nation get to this point?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Three

Three words====
LIBERALISM
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

MARK GRAVE's picture

THREE

LIBERALISM
MENTAL
DISORDER

RONALD RIML's picture

Mark 12:17

Hardly liberal, though 'Biblically' correct

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"Who is this person? Where

"Who is this person? Where did Veritas go?" screeched the bewildered parrot.

RONALD RIML's picture

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society"*

*Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It's obvious, therefore, what type society Mark Gravel prefers.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Do you mean the like the

Do you mean the like the civility in Greece produced by high tax rates?

Let me tell you something. Civility does not cost one penny.

Taxes are akin to indentured servitude. If one can claim they are a slave if they are taxed at 100%, then they are nearly a slave if taxed at 70%, or nearly half a slave taxed at 40%.

How civil is that?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot wanted to take all

The parrot wanted to take all those percentages you mentioned and convert them to fractions,but half way through the exercise he had to admit to himself that, "5 out of 4 people don't know diddly squat about fractions".

MARK GRAVE's picture

Do you mean the like the

Do you mean the like the civility in Greece produced by high tax rates?

Let me tell you something. Civility does not cost one penny.

Taxes are akin to indentured servitude. If one can claim they are a slave if they are taxed at 100%, then they are nearly a slave if taxed at 70%, or nearly half a slave taxed at 40%.

How civil is that?

MARK GRAVE's picture

Ronald Riml gladly pays taxes

Ronald Riml gladly pays taxes without question that are wasted by our government bureaucrats; some say patriotic, some say foolish.

Reader, what say you?

bullshit-meter-011.gif Bullshit detector

RONALD RIML's picture

The B.S. Meter is on Mark's "Without Question"

-He likes to make so much crap up.

MARK GRAVE's picture

The meter actually measures

The meter actually measures the reader's Bovine Quotient.
So Ronald, what does the meter register when you are viewing it?

MARK GRAVE's picture

Ronald, I carry water for the

Ronald,

I carry water for the American dream. That is to work hard, take risks, make it big, and not be vilified for success.
Like yourself, not all will succeed on the scale of Bill Gates, Mitt Romney, and perhaps me (it is a dream right?), but the takeaway is that we get to keep what little success we do achieve without the government or others confiscating it.

The class warfare propagated by this administration goes far beyond taxing for basic services; it attacks those who are successful.

Don’t expect individualist to go quietly into the night; we will fight.

RONALD RIML's picture

That "Class Warfare" you refer to

was tacitly admitted to by Mitt when he was secretly videotaped at his $50,000 a pop Boca Raton Fund Raiser.

And has been long, long declared.

MARK GRAVE's picture

We can go tit for tat, back

We can go tit for tat, back and forth discussing fund raisers and misspoken words on either side can’t we? #*it happens on both sides so come down off your high horse.

BTW, you have already posted this picture - its old news.

RONALD RIML's picture

And you've already posted

your incredibly selfish views on taxes. Ad nauseum. Ancient history and never news.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Yes Ronald, and I will

Yes Ronald, and I will continue to assert taxes should never consume more than 20% of any individual’s gross income save very few exceptions.

Is it not equally selfish to expect others to pay for your view of the world? Another tit for you tat.

The elegance of my view is that it does not preclude you from forming your own collectivist group where you all chip in for the services you think are necessary at the exclusion of those who don’t participate.

Your view forces me to participate at the point of a gun.

Which view exhibits freedom? This is the truth, this is news to some.

RONALD RIML's picture

Misspoken - and Oh So revealing about that Romney High Horse.

MARK GRAVE's picture

You didn't build that.

You didn't build that.

RONALD RIML's picture

You're right.

But think of the glue we could make......

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Oh that sounds so poetic.......

Mark, you keep following your dream. We all have them, and it feels kind of nice when you can accomplish them. I remember how good I felt the first time I surpassed 100k per year, I actually felt rich. Compared to some of my friends I was. Hell I was only forty four years old.
Now lets fast forward a little. Imagine going from 100k plus per year to less than twenty five thousand a year. In roughly the same amount of time it takes to write a good term paper. Thats what life is all about my friend, not money, taxes or anything else. No one knows when some unknown disease will strike you down, no one is ever expecting it. I was lucky though, my father always taught me to be prepared for the worst. You can talk all you want about chasing the dream, and put others down for not catching it. I just hope you never have to learn what its like, to really have to start over again, and I'm not just talking about work. To some people "Health Care" is more than a political sticking point. To some of us its what keeps us alive.

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, A salary of greater

Frank,

A salary of greater than $100K per year is good, even tremendous for Maine standards.
That said, of that $100K, how much of that did you save for a rainy day?

I recall in another Frank story that you once owned an RV, Boat, Snowmobiles, …, etc. Let’s talk like adults here, why did you not invest the money you spent on these toys.

People fall into two broad categories when it comes to money. Those who spend and those who save. I assert the former do not know how to make money work for them, the latter group does.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Save for a rainy day.......

I'm sorry you feel that all the toys I supposedly have wouldn't meet to your approval. The fact is, I did just purchase a small aluminum boat, not exactly a "Cigarette Boat". That's about it. As for saving for a rainy day, that was clearly answered in my post. You are a perfect example of a person who only reads what he wants to see. It's like everything else is invisible. The point of my post had nothing to do with money, wealth or how many toys one has. The point was to show you, that you can have all the dreams and ambitions in the world. When your young, or relatively young, you don't think about tomorrow. Saving for a rainy day is a given when your young enough to do it. Its going to be there for you when need it. I don't know how old you are, but I assume from your posts your still fighting for that dream. When I was forty four, yea, I had a good year, I finally reached that goal I set for myself, I also thought I could do better at forty five. "No Luck", That was my point. You never know when that rainy day will arrive. and if your still young enough to look forward to it, you haven't had enough time. You think there's to much government in your life? Try becoming Disabled, your gonna think you died and went to Congress. Everything in your life is dictated. They tell you how much you can have in savings. Hell, you can't take a crap without two or three forms to fill out. My point was that this could be you or anyone else in two months. No warnings, no arguments, end of game. The worst part is there is nothing you can do about it, accept to be prepared, which I was at forty five. The year my "rainy day" arrived........

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, First things first,

Frank,
First things first, I’m trying to criticize you, I’m just trying to understand more. For example, you talk about saving for a rainy day; what does that mean to you? Does that mean you saved 25% of all earned income? I don’t know if I don’t ask.

Now if I simply read what you wright without asking questions, I may walk away thinking you complain a lot. Do you want a dialogue, or do you simply want people to feel sorry for you? I would prefer to have a dialogue.

The ball is in your court: Please define what a rainy day means to you and what did you do to prepare.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I learned at an early age....

I'll just say I saved what anyone would, I also planned for the unexpected. I payed for two more degrees after retiring, When I started my new career, I was ready to take on the world, I just ran out of time. I don't feel sorry for myself, I'm quite comfortable. I will be the rest of my life. My only regret? I spent so much money on college, now I'm the most educated cripple on my street........ and I have a boat. and I haven't even reached 55 yet......

MARK GRAVE's picture

On a side note, does you

On a side note, does you disability prevent you from enjoying your boat? I used to own a sailboat, but I sold it because I never had time to use it.

RONALD RIML's picture

Do you Work to Live - Or Live to Work??

Sailing is part of that equation.

MARK GRAVE's picture

I guess I’m one of those

I guess I’m one of those fortunate people that has a hobby that is also my source of income. That is, work and play are one in the same.

Remember the logic of "or" of "A or B" means:

1. A, but not B
2. not A, but B
3. A and B

I live for work and work to live; my hobby and work are one.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I hope not...

Won't know til next April

MARK GRAVE's picture

you --> your

you --> your

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, If you have saved what

Frank,

If you have saved what anyone would, that means you saved little because the national savings rate, an average, is all but a few percent.

While this response may be good enough for Ronald, to me it has no meat, only fat.

For example, I save 25% of my gross income every month over the past 30 years. That is quantitative.

While it is your right to share only the information you want, the reader will have to fill in between the lines.

That is, if your savings is average, you did not save nearly enough.

RONALD RIML's picture

Frank is quite easy to understand...

When one reads with understanding, clarity, and empathy.

MARK GRAVE's picture

You better have your boots

You better have your boots on...it is getting deep.

You never miss an opportunity. Now if you are thinking of responding to say there are many opportunities, I'll save you the time. You're welcome.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

By the way.....

Who ever won the ten million bucks, can I borrow a couple of hundred? Thanks......

MARK GRAVE's picture

Frank, I would be happy to

Frank,

I would be happy to loan you any amount at 14.5% APR.
Otherwise, I could give you a grant; that is if I win.

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