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The Great Tax Divide

Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:38 PM
Why does anyone believe that if Obama is re-elected that things will be any different than they are now????
Kali_Fred Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:54 PM
I believe it will be different - it will be much worse. Much, much worse.
WodenofAzgard Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:18 PM
Of course you believe that. You've been told to believe that.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:39 PM
Yeah, Woden, we're all just mind-numbed robots. YOU are the one believing the bill of goods the libs sell you.
Ron-CA Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:52 PM
I, for one, believe that if Obama is reelected things will be different - they will be much, much worse!
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:45 PM
After all, he'll be inheriting a Gawd-awful mess...!

Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:52 PM
Which he and his party created ---remember the "thumpin" in 2006. They will not admit they they were part of this joy ride that drove us into the ditch.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:13 PM
Should, God forbid, Obama get re-elected, I can hear it now ......... "Look, we really want to turn this economy around, but the previous president left things in such a mess ............. What? ...... the previous president was who? ......... Uh, never mind."
Ben Linus Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 2:15 PM
HAHAHA! Great point! In 2016 he'll be blaming the prior Obama administration. :)
meowbius Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 3:28 PM
AliveInHim: No, it would be still Bush's fault.

Soviet Union ideologues were whining about terrible consequences of WW2 (not that I am denying it) for decades, until it fell apart. At the same time, Germany that was leveled like Moon surface, Japan, all European countries recovered in a decade or so (I am putting it very loosely, but you know the history). SU proudly proclaimed that "Leninism is winning because it's true" while machine guns on its borders were trained INSIDE, in case you did not know it. Now you can see it in all "democratic" or "people's" republics. salaries were set up by govt, whether you were genius or slacker. There was this joke - They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.
Hawker 1 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:44 PM
Because they still believe in that hope ,hope crapola . The old saying wish in one hand and ____ in the other and see which fills up fastest.
There was a time when Democrats and Republicans alike could talk sense about tax rates, in terms of what is best for the economy, without demagoguery about "tax cuts for the rich."

Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and John F. Kennedy spoke plainly about the fact that higher tax rates on individuals and businesses did not automatically translate into higher tax revenues for the government. Beyond some point, high tax rates on those with high incomes simply led to those incomes being invested in tax-free bonds, with the revenue from those bonds being completely lost to the government -- and the investments lost...