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Old 10-13-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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He's nothing if not a marketer. And I think people may have over sold this "rich people aren't paying their fair share" Warren Buffet line of logic. Because he is countering that by creating a "fair" tax policy, by the very terms and logic currently being used by Obama to argue against the capital gains tax rate.
An imaginary fair tax policy, nevertheless.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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An imaginary fair tax policy, nevertheless.
A "fair" tax that presumes one man's vacation home is worth another man's heating bill.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: OKC
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I think a flat tax is fair, but fairness has never been the underlying basis for our tax policies.

That's the problem with Obama asking rich people to pay their "fair share". He's legitimizing the argument that taxes should be fair, when in fact, for good policy reasons taxes should be progressive.

But that's just a different way of looking at the same thing I think.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Its interesting because just look at his name "Cain" "The mark of Cain" He calls the federal government a "Beast" (Mark of the Beast) and his economic plan which would be a part of that "beast" is 999 (666). 666 involves economics in the Book of Revelation. 666 is the name of a man (Herman) what are your thoughts about Herman Cain being the anti-christ? Will Cain be Able to win the election?


1) Cain obviously parallels to Cain and Able (worlds 1st murderer) His last name bears a Biblical curse.
2) 999 = 666
3) 9% national sales tax: no person will be able to buy of sell w/o the mark (999 sales tax) of the beast (federal government)
4) Cain was CEO of godfathers = GOD's FATHER
5) he will rise appear from out of nowhere
6) Arch Ennami or Arch Enemy, is what Herman Cain's name spells if you rearrange the letters. The "Antichrist” is the arch-enemy of God.
7) The anti-christ rides on a black horse with scales in his hands. Scales being used to balance lets say the tax rate?


Add to the fact that this is the election of 2012!
You mind sure works in mysterious ways.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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I think a flat tax is fair, but fairness has never been the underlying basis for our tax policies.

That's the problem with Obama asking rich people to pay their "fair share". He's legitimizing the argument that taxes should be fair, when in fact, for good policy reasons taxes should be progressive.

But that's just a different way of looking at the same thing I think.
Fairness is irrelevant as to why Cain's tax policy is lunacy. His 999 idea would decrease revenue by nearly half a trillion dollars, and last I checked, running a republic with 320 million people isn't getting cheaper.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: OKC
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Fairness is irrelevant as to why Cain's tax policy is lunacy. His 999 idea would decrease revenue by nearly half a trillion dollars, and last I checked, running a republic with 320 million people isn't getting cheaper.
You can't blame Herman for that. Sim city's tax policies obviously don't account for exorbitant military spending and entitlement programs buckling under a wicked demographic curve. How could Cain have predicted that?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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He's legitimizing the argument that taxes should be fair, when in fact, for good policy reasons taxes should be progressive.
Absolutely right, and not simply for ethical reasons.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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An imaginary fair tax policy, nevertheless.

It is fair.....if you are already wealthy
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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The world has been predicted to end over 500 times in history oh make that 501. Religious fanatics- who cares if theirs an anti christ- I couldn't whip him anyways so I'll just stay out of the way.
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