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The Great Tax Divide

Jkerouack Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:54 PM
Let's just tax at 90% those who inherited their wealth. They didn't earn it. What's the difference between getting it from the government or from dead parents. Why should I work my butt off and have very little and they don't work at all and have everything.
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The Great Tax Divide

Jkerouack Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 4:02 AM
That is a different issue one could argue about. All this report is saying is that low top rates don't help growth but they give the rich a greater share of the pie. Whether that is right or wrong is a different issue. I think we forget how lucky we are to be born in the US. If BIll Gates or Mitt Romney were born in Sri Lanka, I don't think they would be as successful no matter how hard they worked. They were as successful as they are partly because they were born in the USA. I don't think it is unfair for them to give a little of that back to the country that helped them make it in the first place.
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The Great Tax Divide

Jkerouack Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 3:57 AM
The Congressional Research Service is the research arm of Congress. It is very respected and I have found their reports in the past to be nonpartisan and very accurate. This CRS report was based on statistics starting in 1945. It is report R42729 so check it out yourself. I realize that everyone with a different point of view will dismiss the report even if it were signed by God himself. Our Democracy today is based on ideology and opinion, not facts. It is all about what you want to believe and not what the reality is.
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Obama's Apology Tour 2.0

Jkerouack Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Nor did Obama ever have an apology tour. But the conservative media badly want that to be the case so they continue the lie.
I agree with King. Krauthammer has lost all objectivity. For example, when he says that 3 months ago the Dems knew what the weather would be in Charlotte. He would say and think anything to prove that Obama is horrible.
The so-called job killing tax on small businesses HAS NOT YET TAKEN EFFECT. Do you really think that an increase of less than one percent on investment income over $250,000 will have any impact on anyone's decisions?
Mine was just a snarky comment. I think one of the problems with the Ryan plan is that sick elderly people are not ideally suited to deal with insurance companies.
I don't think that it works that way. What makes you think it does?
If you get the Ryan voucher would you be required to buy insurance or would there be a mandate requiring you to buy insurance. If there is no mandate then a lot healthy 90 year olds would just pocket the voucher and go to the emergency if they happen to get sick. If there would be a mandate, this according to Republicans is unconstitutional unless it is a tax, which is something they are against. Something tells me this has not been fully thought through.
Ryan read a few Ayn Rand novels making him the intellectual leader of the GOP. Apparently, not a very high bar.
Why are all the "conservatives" in favor of government handouts to oil companies, corporate farms, high tech firms, and more. Conservatism is something right wingers identify with abstractly but when it comes to the real world they always are in favor of giving money to those who don't need it.
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