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Old 07-25-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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Suppose you were renting a house from a landlord.

The landlord is very irresponsible with the rent money that they collect.

They realize that they will lose the property if they do not get more money.

They raise your rent for additional revenue, but not the other tenant because you earn more money.

Then they spend that extra money irresponsibly.

They come back to you for more revenue.

How long will you continue paying more?

This is exactly the position we are in with our government.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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You don't believe in progressive taxation, we get it. If you don't like it, move.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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You don't believe in progressive taxation, we get it. If you don't like it, move.
Great retort.

Very well thought out.

Thanks for playing.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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You don't believe in progressive taxation, we get it. If you don't like it, move.
Isn't that the attitude of New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts governments?
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Originally Posted by alphamale View Post
Suppose you were renting a house from a landlord.

The landlord is very irresponsible with the rent money that they collect.

They realize that they will lose the property if they do not get more money.

They raise your rent for additional revenue, but not the other tenant because you earn more money.

Then they spend that extra money irresponsibly.

They come back to you for more revenue.

How long will you continue paying more?

This is exactly the position we are in with our government.
Yes.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:56 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Or it's more like... One tenant pays little to no rent through a hole in the contract and have a massive income and complains about it being too high while the tenants with the lowest income pay more rent and get no maintenance services while they're at it and would willingly pay more to have them... however, they wish the rich prick would actually pay his fair share so the landlord can afford to give them their maintenance services back.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Or it's more like... One tenant pays little to no rent through a hole in the contract and have a massive income and complains about it being too high while the tenants with the lowest income pay more rent and get no maintenance services while they're at it and would willingly pay more to have them... however, they wish the rich prick would actually pay his fair share so the landlord can afford to give them their maintenance services back.
No,no it isn't like that at all.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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You don't believe in progressive taxation, we get it. If you don't like it, move.
Move where? If we returned the country to the states then that would be a viable option. You could move to the state that balances tax policy with the needs and benefits that YOU support.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Move where? If we returned the country to the states then that would be a viable option. You could move to the state that balances tax policy with the needs and benefits that YOU support.
How then does a person force their beliefs on others?????

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Or it's more like... One tenant pays little to no rent through a hole in the contract and have a massive income and complains about it being too high while the tenants with the lowest income pay more rent and get no maintenance services while they're at it and would willingly pay more to have them... however, they wish the rich prick would actually pay his fair share so the landlord can afford to give them their maintenance services back.
Interesting scenario. Except it has no relation to rality in this country. The so-called rich pay more than their fair share.
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