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Old 11-06-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Conservatives like to say that taxes are theft. In fact it is tax cuts that are theft because they break a long-standing contract.

Seeing the Forest: Tax Cuts Are Theft
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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This is the Reagan Revolution home to roost: the social contract is broken. Instead of providing good wages and benefits and paying taxes to provide for the general welfare and reinvestment in infrastructure and public structures, the bounty of our democracy is being diverted to a wealthy few.
What have the tax cuts given this country so far? At the end of Bush's term we had doubled the debt, soaring deficits, and hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost. Despite the GOP's fuzzy math skills, the cuts don't seem to be helping firms create more jobs. Instead corporations just take the money, stock pile it, and aren't hiring. The GOP's idea is that we continue with the artificially low taxes and hope for a different result. It's both inane and crazy.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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What have the tax cuts given this country so far? At the end of Bush's term we had doubled the debt, soaring deficits, and hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost. Despite the GOP's fuzzy math skills, the cuts don't seem to be helping firms create more jobs. Instead corporations just take the money, stock pile it, and aren't hiring. The GOP's idea is that we continue with the artificially low taxes and hope for a different result. It's both inane and crazy.
I don't believe that their intent is a different result. The result that they get is kick back and campaign finance to insure tha they remain in power. I cannot undeerstand how people voted them back in. They know that trickle down crap is voodoo and they will keep it that way at the expense of this country. I've said it before and I'll say it again...it's a Mafia.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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What have the tax cuts given this country so far? At the end of Bush's term we had doubled the debt, soaring deficits, and hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost. Despite the GOP's fuzzy math skills, the cuts don't seem to be helping firms create more jobs. Instead corporations just take the money, stock pile it, and aren't hiring. The GOP's idea is that we continue with the artificially low taxes and hope for a different result. It's both inane and crazy.

everything was fine until the democrat regained control of congress.
wanna take a guess on when that happened ?

I didnt think so.
thanks for playing...
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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What have the tax cuts given this country so far? At the end of Bush's term we had doubled the debt, soaring deficits, and hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost. Despite the GOP's fuzzy math skills, the cuts don't seem to be helping firms create more jobs. Instead corporations just take the money, stock pile it, and aren't hiring. The GOP's idea is that we continue with the artificially low taxes and hope for a different result. It's both inane and crazy.
You could steal every dime from the American people and we would still be in trouble.

STOP SPENDING!!
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Conservatives like to say that taxes are theft. In fact it is tax cuts that are theft because they break a long-standing contract.

Seeing the Forest: Tax Cuts Are Theft
So anyone that works and doesn't give 100 percent of their paycheck to the federal government is a thief.

Makes sense.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Conservatives like to say that taxes are theft. In fact it is tax cuts that are theft because they break a long-standing contract.

Seeing the Forest: Tax Cuts Are Theft
This author might have a little credibility if he knew what type of government we have. It's not a democracy.

And he also fails to mention that since Regan left office the democrats has had the presidency for 10 years. And had the Congress more years than that. But it is Reagan's fault? LOLs.

The democrats just had the presidency, the senate and the House. There was absolutley nothing that could have stopped them from raising taxes. But they didn't do it. Now they wanna blame things on Reagan. He's been out of office for 22 years. He's not even alive anymore, but it's his fault the economy is a mess. LOLs.

Clinton cut capital gains taxes. Does that make him a believer in trickle down economics?

Obama cut taxes in the stimulus bill. Does that make him a thief?

This author also fails to mention that wealthy people pay a higher percentage of thier income to taxes than non-wealthy people. His entire premise of the rich not paying taxes is nothing more than a lie.

All dems had to do was raise taxes. They had 2 years to do it. Instead they blame a dead man for their failures. How mature.

This article is the dopiest thing I ever read. What a total waste of time.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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A progressive tax system violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

I just made that up, but it sounds like it might be right.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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This author might have a little credibility if he knew what type of government we have. It's not a democracy.

And he also fails to mention that since Regan left office the democrats has had the presidency for 10 years. And had the Congress more years than that. But it is Reagan's fault? LOLs.

The democrats just had the presidency, the senate and the House. There was absolutley nothing that could have stopped them from raising taxes. But they didn't do it. Now they wanna blame things on Reagan. He's been out of office for 22 years. He's not even alive anymore, but it's his fault the economy is a mess. LOLs.

Clinton cut capital gains taxes. Does that make him a believer in trickle down economics?

Obama cut taxes in the stimulus bill. Does that make him a thief?

This author also fails to mention that wealthy people pay a higher percentage of thier income to taxes than non-wealthy people. His entire premise of the rich not paying taxes is nothing more than a lie.

All dems had to do was raise taxes. They had 2 years to do it. Instead they blame a dead man for their failures. How mature.

This article is the dopiest thing I ever read. What a total waste of time.
well said
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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The top 10% of income earners already pay 70% of all federal income taxes.

It is clear from the OP that it isn't enough.

So how much should the top 10% pay? 80%, 90%, 100%?
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