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Old 12-05-2013, 07:57 PM
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Rand Paul wants big tax cuts for Detroit, other distressed areas
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he will propose legislation that would cut taxes for Detroit and other areas of the country that are in dire financial straits, pitching the idea as an alternative to bureaucratic government stimulus programs.
Devotees of the failed Keynesian economic policies that wrought Detroits destruction will hate this plan.
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"A government stimulus takes money from one area of the country, brings it to Washington, and then somebody — a central planner — has to decide who to give it to," Paul said. "The problem is that central planners are never smart enough to know which entrepreneurs will succeed or which are the best in business, so they typically give it to the wrong people. In ours, basically it will go back to people who customers have already voted for."
Solyndra, Fisker, Ecotality etc. come to mind.
Nobody allocates resources better than when ownership risks its own capital.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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I dislike it also. All citizens should be treated the same. Some areas shouldn't have lower taxes just because they were poorly run.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:04 PM
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I dislike it also. All citizens should be treated the same. Some areas shouldn't have lower taxes just because they were poorly run.
Yes agree, everyone should get the same cuts, but its a refreshingly moral and practical suggestion in the land of money printing and crony bailouts.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Yes agree, everyone should get the same cuts, but its a refreshingly moral and practical suggestion in the land of money printing and crony bailouts.
Yes it is the lesser of two evils but lesser of two evils is still evil.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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I have a plan for Detroit.

Move very Democrat party aparatchik there and force them to stay there - and don't give them 1 red cent of federal money.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:12 PM
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Yes it is the lesser of two evils but lesser of two evils is still evil.
Disagree. Its never evil for people to have less of their money stolen.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Disagree. Its never evil for people to have less of their money stolen.
As I said.....as long as it's done for everyone.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:16 PM
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As I said.....as long as it's done for everyone.
Yes I read your post the first time, however I don't think theft is ever okay,even if every individual in the whole country is stolen from equally.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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You can say its not government funded, but who will pay for their Federally funded programs and infrasatructure?

Politicians LOVE picking winners and losers.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:19 PM
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You can say its not government funded, but who will pay for their Federally funded programs and infrasatructure?

Politicians LOVE picking winners and losers.
Detroit should lose them, they would be better off.
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