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Old 03-13-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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If he's carrying your butt out of a burning building and saving your life, are you gonna tell him he's makin' too much money?
Exactly. Same with police when you're getting robbed. Excuse me, thanks for rescuing me... Now take a paycut.

Rep for ya buzz

 
Old 03-13-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: southern california
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of course if you subcontract to cut down these monster costs of cops and firemen, u know of course u r advocating for "blade runner" dontcha?
 
Old 03-14-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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of course if you subcontract to cut down these monster costs of cops and firemen, u know of course u r advocating for "blade runner" dontcha?
Global warming, genetic engineering, cloning. We're only a few short years from "replicants" and "the corporation."

At least we'll all get super cool trench coats. (Actually, we COULD have already bought them. For $500. Last year.)
 
Old 03-14-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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Exactly. Same with police when you're getting robbed. Excuse me, thanks for rescuing me... Now take a paycut.

Rep for ya buzz
Well I guess we better bump up those city lifeguard positions too. Wouldn't want to be carried out of the pool by anyone making less than 150k after all.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 12:47 AM
 
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Oh. You must not pay taxes. Lucky you. Either that or you lack any logic
One aspect of moving to Las Vegas that continues to amaze me even after two years of living here is that people who pay exactly zero in state, county, and city income taxes, not to mention lower than average property taxes, still manage to complain about whatever low level of taxes they do have to pay.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
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i does not affect me I don't care what others make I care what I make. their paychecks do not pay my bills and are not reported on my taxes...again i dont care.
You sound like a person that does not vote.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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You sound like a person that does not vote.
Sadly (or not) depending on your perspective, she's likely just vocalizing how a lot of people feel. It's all about me, me me. I'm a separate island unto myself and everyone 'out there' is just either in my way or helping me get what I want.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Steve Wynn "donates" $150million to a Chinese school. Sheldon Adelson gives >$10 million to a loser. Meanwhile, they, and their companies pay next to nothing in taxes to support our state and local schools but....
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If he's carrying your butt out of a burning building and saving your life, are you gonna tell him he's makin' too much money?
... "overpaid" firemen is the problem with the state and ecomony??


I'm perfectly happy with my tax dollars going to fund schools (teachers salaries), fire departments (Fireman's salaries), Police (policeman's salaries)....but I am not OK with my tax dollars picking up the slack of billionaires who would rather support other countries/causes than support their own state/country.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm perfectly happy with my tax dollars going to fund schools (teachers salaries), fire departments (Fireman's salaries), Police (policeman's salaries)....but I am not OK with my tax dollars picking up the slack of billionaires who would rather support other countries/causes than support their own state/country.
Really? And exactly how much in taxes are you paying to fund these schools, fire departments and police salaries?

The taxes paid by the casinos and the tourists who visit them are the main reasion that you pay exactly zero in state, county, and city income taxes. Our property taxes are relatively low as well.

So exactly what is this tax burden of which you speak?
 
Old 03-14-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Steve Wynn "donates" $150million to a Chinese school. Sheldon Adelson gives >$10 million to a loser. Meanwhile, they, and their companies pay next to nothing in taxes to support our state and local schools but....
... "overpaid" firemen is the problem with the state and ecomony??


I'm perfectly happy with my tax dollars going to fund schools (teachers salaries), fire departments (Fireman's salaries), Police (policeman's salaries)....but I am not OK with my tax dollars picking up the slack of billionaires who would rather support other countries/causes than support their own state/country.
You are TOTALLY confused....I THINK you need to take a short course in the way things work here.
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