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Democrat Senate Candidate Backs New "Minimum Tax" For All

dmoose Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 4:54 PM
When the US government was founded, only land owners were registered to vote. They understood, those with some "skin in the game" should be selecting the people to represent everyone. The carpetbaggers came to town after the civil war and gave freed slaves 40 acres and a mule, with the express understanding they would turn around and vote for their "new friends." When you have nothing to lose, there is no harm in voting for someone you know is less capable, as long as they promise to take more from others and pass it around. It's human nature to want more for doing less. The US was founded on principles that were bigger than human wants and desires. Where did it all go wrong?
nodeamass Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 4:58 PM
The only 'skin in the game' those landholders wanted were the black skins of slaves. That's why they ended up being sonsidered 3/5ths of a person in our godfearing US constitution.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 7:04 PM
And the liberals still treat them like slaves.

Virginia Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine probably wishes he could hit a "do-over" button.  During a televised debate with GOP candidate George Allen, the former DNC Chairman came out in favor of a new federal "minimum tax for everyone," including tens of millions of low and middle class American families:

In his haste to demagogue Mitt Romney's '47 percent' comments, Kaine fell into a trap.  As Romney stated, roughly 47 percent of all American households pay zero or negative federal income tax rates.  Many...