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The Invincible Lie

bill1640 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 2:31 PM
raising taxes on the rich has nothing to do with increasing revenues , it is only about 'fairness'. If you wanted to really raise revenues you would slash corp. tax rates to 15 %. You would see an explosion of business start ups . If you don't agree , why does Apple sell its software and Itunes from Nevada instead of Cal. ( hint : no corp. tax in NV) and why is Cisco headquartered in Ireland (hint : corp tax in Ireland 15 % , 35% in US why pay an extra 20 % of your profit in taxes
Mike1206 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 3:22 PM
What's fair about 0-bama's tax increase proposal?
bill1640 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 3:35 PM
nothing, but it sounds good. They believe that someone only gets ahead at the expense of someone else , so it's only fair that some of that money is taken from them and given back to the poor ( like Robin Hood). They don't believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. They have to create victims and keep people poor so they are needed to help them
DB07 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 5:27 PM
So if I die, the money I worked for to provide for my family should be confiscated by the bureaucrats, and that, to you, is moral? You'll win NO converts here.
Anyone who wants to study the tricks of propaganda rhetoric has a rich source of examples in the statements of President Barack Obama. On Monday, July 9th, for example, he said that Republicans "believe that prosperity comes from the top down, so that if we spend trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, that that will somehow unleash jobs and economic growth."

Let us begin with the word "spend." Is the government "spending" money on people whenever it does not tax them as much as it can? Such convoluted reasoning would never pass muster if the mainstream media were not...