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Old 12-11-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Are people really that ethical? Why do people still pollute the environment then?

Seriously, if you increase the taxes on the rich then you decrease taxes for everyone else.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Is it the poor protecting the rich or the rich protecting the rich? Or perhaps many here subscribe to IGMYGY ( I got mine you get yours ) and are actually jealous that someone gets a hand up every now and then.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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People are frankly uniformed. They're probably not aware that the hedge fund manager has managed to have his income declared capital gains and taxed at 15% while they pay more than that. They listen to Republican pundits who tell them that the real reason they make $10 isn't because the billionaire is too cheap to pay them more. The real reason they think is the because the teacher or nurse is getting paid too much.

But I'm not poor nor am I uniformed so I really don't understand it at all.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Because I work very hard and aspire to be one of them not one of you!
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Are people really that ethical? Why do people still pollute the environment then?

Seriously, if you increase the taxes on the rich then you decrease taxes for everyone else.
Are people really this naive in 2010?
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:50 PM
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Why do rich people protect the poor?
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Why do rich people protect the poor?
To use them as servants?
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Because Beck and Limbaugh told them to.

Limbaughmings

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Pretty much, the right turn to fox and talking heads like beck and limbaugh to tell them how to think on issues. If it's the right wing's position, they will defend it and never question. That's why you see the answers from most right wing people are almost always in unison to the exact statements given on fox. I think it comes from lack of intelligence and because it's "hard" to do research, hear both sides of the isle and come to a conclusion yourself, than it is to just turn on fox and have them do all the thinking for you.

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Old 12-11-2010, 01:58 PM
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To use them as servants?
Oh, I guess the Gates foundation is trying to save millions of people from AIDS so they can be slaves. Good point.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Oh, I guess the Gates foundation is trying to save millions of people from AIDS so they can be slaves. Good point.
Or a tax shelter.....
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