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 How do +6 woman do on the LPGA tour? Just because they do well on the PGA tour does not mean they would do the same on the LPGA. The first LPGA event of the year was held at Golden Ocala Gold at 6541 which would give a rating of about 72.8/136 (mens).   Our male golfer can go out an shoot 73s and be scratch. How would he have done in the tournament? Winning score was -16. The cut was 148.  Shooting 292 would have gotten you 53rd place. I wouldn't call that remotely...
 The same reason why scratch golfers don't show up and qualify for the US open. Because they are not good enough.  Just because the LPGA gals  are +3 golfers who can spank the scratch golfer 9 times out of 10, doesn't mean they have a shot against the top half of the the PGA  who are +6s.  If the top LPGA gals played the PGA tour for a full season, they might make a cut or two but they wouldn't be remotely competitive. If a male scratch golfer played the LPGA tour for a...
 What about all the PGA pros who lost to 14 year old boys at the Masters and US Open? I think the take away should be that she has game not that some male scratch golfer is going to dominate. You can look up most of the LPGA courses. The woman tend to play ~6300-6600 yard courses with a 71-73 CR and slopes in the 130-140 range. The players that make the cut generally shot about  par (i.e. odds of a scratch golfer putting 2 rounds together like that are very low). The male...
The problem is that you have named Jack competition.  Those top 10 or so guys were able to carve up all the majors between them because players 25-150 just were not as good as the guys out their today.   Compare people to their peers. Jack was clearly better than his cotemporaries but not by the margin that Tiger was.    At this point the only interesting part is going to be when Tiger is sitting on 83 wins and 19 majors and people are trying to come up with reasons why...
I also like hot fudge trickling down my sundae. Doesn't mean I have to believe in trickle down economics since they are unrelated matters.   The confederacy approach has been tried 2x in American history. Didn't work too well either time.  Just for a random example for something that isn't on your list, I think it would suck to have to deal with 50 different currencies. I am think it would also suck to have 50 different environmental laws. It would suck if every...
Unfortunately the facts don't back you up. in 2009 the budget defict was 1.4 trillion. It is down to 1.1 trillion.  There are 600k less government jobs now than there were in 2009. Private sector jobs are up slightly (something like 500k).     
Fine call it majority. Doesn't change the fact that there are very strict limits on what a president can do. If Obama had wanted single payer health care, he couldn't have passed some executive order to do it. A CEO can make those choices. Feel free to name a list of great presidants who were businessman. Here is a partial list of winners choose from: GW Bush, Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover   As far as the president abusing executive orders people have been whining about...
Why didn't the old person take care of themselves? They had 50 years to prepare for retirement. It is a lot harder for a 3 year old to prepare themselves for being born to a poor mom.   No one buys booze or cigs with EBT cards. They buy them with the cash they save from using EBT cards. If the VA has work available, they would have no problem hiring people to fill those jobs. Having the government provide free labor is a real bad idea. Read about the prison work programs...
The ordinary income tax rate was over 90%. But it isn't an apples to apples comparision. There was an incredible amount of tax shelters and the like. Great for accountants. Not so much for the economy. If you look at the stats from back then guys making over 1 million paid about 30% (note 1 million back then is probably more like 10 today) while in 2011 the number for that guy (actually 5 million but close enough) was a bit over 22%.     The government is not a business....
You must have been under a cliff for the past 6 months and missed all the discussion of how companies like Bain (and every other private equity/hedge fund) use carried interest and the like to get capital gains tax rates instead of ordinary income.  Here is a link . Now the practice is more or less legal. You can debate if it is "fair".  It is actually pretty hard to get long term capital gains on stock options. With ISOs your run into problems with the AMT (and besides...
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