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Taxpayers, Revolt!

dick4260 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:29 PM
We need to consider policy beyond just numbers In 2010, Republicans called for cuts in the estate tax for wealthy heirs, while increasing taxes on the working poor. Republican budget proposals called for getting rid of tax credits, food stamps, and other programs for the working poor while lowering tax rates paid by those in the top brackets. On the Christian side, try Mt. 6:24, 2 Cor. 8:9, Prov. 29:7, Mt. 19:20ff, Mt. 25:31-46 etc "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
Illbay Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:30 PM
There is no such thing as "the working poor." That's a canard you Leftards love to throw around.

People on food stamps don't work. People on government assistance pay no taxes and contribute NOTHING to this "community" your Organizer In Chief likes to pretend exists.

Stop making a bigger fool of yourself than you already are if that's possible.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:48 PM
Jesus never once said it is the government's job to take care of the poor. He never once said you let the wrong-doer keep doing wrongly. If you really knew your Bible, you would realize it is for YOU to help the poor. Also, it is for the able-bodied poor to help themselves. My grandma used to say--God helps those who help themselves. Now it seems we are supposed to do more than God would.
Ron-CA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:31 PM
First off, your references to republican efforts to reduce spending are inaccurate on the face and do not deserve comment.

Second, Biblical standards for caring for the poor are all, and by that I mean ALL directed to individuals and their responsibility to care for the poor. NONE describe the responsibility of the state government to care for the poor.

If you want to quote Scripture fine, but at least use it in context.
Ron-CA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:25 PM
Emilie,
In the US people took care of their own well up into the early 1900's. It is only since the state started taking over the responsibility of families looking our for their own that people started needing to rely on the state. In many countries of the world even today families take care of their own without relying on "assistance" from the government.
Dot32 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:52 PM
And maybe we should ask ourselves why are there so many poor? Has the "war on poverty" been a total failure? It has because it has exacerbated the problem instead of eradicating it! A safety net is not one that should be wallowed in for generations...which it is for some! You liberals should start a voluntary program--adopt a poor person, and you can sponsor that person. Pay for all they need etc. If you don't like that idea--why not?
Brent150 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:09 PM
You also cannot serve God and vote for democrats. They are mutually exclusive. Although, democracy was never God's invention, He intends to establish a Monarchal Theocracy, with Jesus as eternal King. Until then we have to suffer under whatever system we can get.
Emilie3 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:52 PM
Statements like this is why Republicans are not trusted. In your opinion all Democrats are Godless? You claim to speak for God? Jesus was anti-monarchy, and only God is King. The Messiah was supposed to come when the Temple was rebuilt and 1000 years of peace ushered in, and that didn't happen.
erick24 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:18 PM
Killing innocent humans in the womb, and forcing others to pay for it. Promoting and subsidizing premarital sex. Pushing policies that destroyed the black family, (welfare). Re-defining what God ordained,(marriage). Yeah I'd say the DemocRATs and RpublicRATs are pretty Godless.
Gary2534 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:56 PM
I don't think that all Democrats are Goodless, they just tend to vote for those who are.
Illbay Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:30 PM
In DEMOCRATS' opinions, Democrats are godless.

That's not even arguable.
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.

Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their own making. It doesn't take a genius to predict both parties will try to do two things: (1) reach an agreement that will allow each side to take some credit and (2) require those who work for a living to pay government more while they come up with phony, or inconsequential spending "cuts."

Whatever they do, payroll taxes...