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Not sure who you are talking to but even the article above says 30% of liberals rate religion as 'very important'. Also, not sure why you are mixing religion and politics...
Although as I think about that argument, it would seem that the government does less regulating morality now then it used to. 100 years ago if you killed someone who everyone knew deserved to die (say he raped your daughter 1 week ago) you would never get convicted. Now you will.
This is probably pointless, but...no one has ever voted for infanticide. What people have voted for is that 10 cells is not a living person. A quite distinct difference.
I would argue that that's not regulating morality...that's regulating actions. And those points are quite black and white compared to anything that's listed in the article. Murder and MEdicare are hardly in the same league in terms of moral ambiguity.
while I would argue that 'moral' and religious do not nessecarily have to go together it's a good point. But if you think Obama (or through him the Dem's in general) have anything to do with any perceived "moral decline" of america I think that's crazy.
At what point did it become the role of government to regulate my morality?
When reagan's economy boomed he did cut taxes...he also spent like mad and lowered the interest rate. You can't claim that his tax cuts caused the boom and ignore everything else that he did.
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ebartee Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 5:12 PM
Because the top 25% of EARNERS control 90% of the wealth...shouldn't they be shouldering 90% of the burden?
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ebartee Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 4:41 PM
You make 250,001 you are still in the 33% tax bracket and pay =82.5k in taxes, but you get to pay an extra 3%... That is how the tax code works... Except that's not how the tax code works. you do get the pay the extra 3%...but only on the income IN THE HIGHEST TAX BRACKET! In this case $1 which would cost you an extra $0.36...Look explanation below...or look at the IRS website...or any other number of web sites devoted to the US tax code...
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ebartee Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 4:37 PM
And just because I'm bored...by filling out hte 1040 form Income 379,150 (33% bracket) - tax burden 110,016.50 Income 379,151 (35% and highest bracket) - tax burden 110,016.85 ... I'm right...again
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