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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Joe840 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:28 AM
So your ignorance is showing. Mitt Romney pays the same or higher tax rate as his secretary on the same type of income. If his secretary invested her money and made capital gains, she would pay the same or lower rate as Mitt Romney. So stop lying, repustule, and go back to your mother's basement. Capital gains taxes are lower to encourage people who have money to invest it. That gives people incentives to start or invest in companies such as Apple, Microsoft, etc.
Confidence men know that their victim -- "the mark" as he has been called -- is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.

So part of the confidence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. This delaying process has been called "cooling out the mark."

The same principle applies in politics. When the accusations that led to the impeachment...