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Old 05-19-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Just discovered this new party. Seems to be unique in the sense all other third parties appeal to the fringe. This Party really has potential. They seem to be starting from the grass roots level which is good and have interesting candidates.

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Main Street Platform - Citizens Party
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Some ideas are right along Tea Party lines. Others sounds like "hope and change" with no real substance behind them. My feelings on a few things that jump out at me.

End Tax breaks that reward Companies for shipping jobs overseas - The .gov shouldn't try to control companies with the carrot and stick approach. Stop corporate income tax altogether since it is just passed along to the customer. Create an environment that fosters growth in the US for all companies.

End corporate special interest / Lobbyist influence over elections and the legislative process. - Keep the .gov from micromanaging businesses and corporations will have no incentive to try and sway politicians.

Give local law enforcement and fire companies the funds they need for security and emergency prevention & response - not the responsibility of the federal .gov. They need to stick to their powers and let state and local taxes pay for fire, police, etc.

STOP the Neo-conservative hijacking of American foreign policy - Who decides what is neo-conservative and what isn't?

Preserve social security - how about a way to opt out and leave it up to the individual to decide if they want a government safety net for retirement.

Support gay rights in anti-discrimination laws such as equal housing laws - Why does a segment of the population get mentioned specifically. Shouldn't everyone be treated the same? Also, isn't this in contrast to the "don't infringe on individual rights" above? Shouldn't a property owner have the right to discriminate any way they want to? Who's rights are more important at this point? What if I only wanted to rent to college aged, blond women?
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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It is a Democrat party machine operation trying to shave Republican or Conservative votes like the No Labels operation.
Political trickery.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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The problem is 50% of American's absolute #1 priority is to cut taxes for the rich at all cost. After tax rates for the rich are 0%, they'll want the rich to get paid for being rich.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Just discovered this new party. Seems to be unique in the sense all other third parties appeal to the fringe. This Party really has potential. They seem to be starting from the grass roots level which is good and have interesting candidates.

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Main Street Platform - Citizens Party
So...... The Neocon Party?
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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The problem is 50% of American's absolute #1 priority is to cut taxes for the rich at all cost. After tax rates for the rich are 0%, they'll want the rich to get paid for being rich.
In New York city, the "rich" already pay a 50% of their income in taxes. It's not your childish view, that people want the rich to pay zero in taxes, but that paying 50 cents on every dollar earned to state. federal and local government, is overtaxing people.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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In New York city, the "rich" already pay a 50% of their income in taxes. It's not your childish view, that people want the rich to pay zero in taxes, but that paying 50 cents on every dollar earned to state. federal and local government, is overtaxing people.
BS, the rich get out of paying most of their taxes because they have the best lawyers and accountants. You have completely bought the lie that the rich are overtaxed. How sad.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:58 AM
 
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BS, the rich get out of paying most of their taxes because they have the best lawyers and accountants. You have completely bought the lie that the rich are overtaxed. How sad.
You are getting your political views from the comic books. A company may be able to invest back in the company to legitimately tool up, but once people start drawing pay or salaries, the government at all levels takes percentages based on earnings.
Among the wealthy the rate adds up to 50-55% of income depending on the state you live in.
Of course when you die they also come for half, god forbid your family gets what was already taxed.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:24 AM
 
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It is a Democrat party machine operation trying to shave Republican or Conservative votes like the No Labels operation.
Political trickery.
Yes, I think you're right. It's not very subtle.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:28 AM
 
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Just discovered this new party. Seems to be unique in the sense all other third parties appeal to the fringe. This Party really has potential. They seem to be starting from the grass roots level which is good and have interesting candidates.

Platform:

Main Street Platform - Citizens Party
Also known as "Where the hell am I?"
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