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Liberals are Saving the Poor from the Back of a $7 Million Yacht

genomega Wrote: May 27, 2012 11:13 PM
The leftists are betting on the poor being unable to figure out what regressive taxes are.
Brandon156 Wrote: May 28, 2012 2:58 AM
That's because (and forgive me for pointing it out, but) the poor always have an umbrella over their heads called welfare. The middle class do not. The middle class have to work hard for their wages. We have a welfare state where the poor who do not have to work hard for their wages are nonetheless taken care of. They will vote for whoever continues the handouts without expecting them to toe their own line. It's the middle class working (and dare I say poor as well, but less committed to government handtouts) who must carry the burden of both paying taxes and not taking the handouts that they are against.

So of course the poor don't understand taxation. They don't pay taxes. Why should they understand it? .......
Brandon156 Wrote: May 28, 2012 3:00 AM
....that's why in the 1990s welfare reform was the right thing to do. It forced those who collect welfare to actually work so that they know what paying taxes is all about.

I think we're in need of further reform in that area though. I wouldn't want to take subsidies away from those who truly need and deserve them, but at the same time, every American needs to know what it means to work hard and pay taxes.
Brandon156 Wrote: May 28, 2012 3:19 AM
Especially when what our government is able to do depends largely upon the willingness of the taxpayer.
Paul218 Wrote: May 29, 2012 12:20 PM
Obama UNDID the welfare reform of the 1990s, by fiat.

Ericynot wrote: You really ought to know, especially if you don't like foreign aid in general, that Israel is by far the largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. In 2010, the most recent year I checked, we gave them $3.175 billion in economic and military aid. That's more than $61,000,000 a week. When we're $16 trillion in the hole, are you OK with that?- As Predicted Democrats Abandoning Obama

Dear Comrade Y-

I’m ok with it.

You know how much a freakin’ aircraft carrier costs? A new Ford class carrier costs about $12-$14 billion and carries about 75 aircraft.

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