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When men like McConnell and Bonner are leading the Senate and House, you know something is wrong with the so called republicans in both houses.
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Ryan's Hope

Richard_B Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:27 PM
Back in the sixties a business man proposed that the city buy and bulldoze all the buildings in a 16 block area and build new buildings. My question: Where will the money come from? His answer: HUD My question: Where will they get the money? His answer: They will print it. My question: If the federal government can get all the money it needs by printing it, why do we pay taxes? Silence. When a business owner, who is smart enough to run a successful business, is so ignorant about government - is there any hope for the average voter to understand how it works or should work?
Because of global warming food production increased and Europeans were able to build mighty cathedrals. Then the "Little Ice Age" hit and they could no longer afford cathedrals. What caused that period of global warming? It certainly wasn't due to burning too much gasoline in SUVs. Of course I am negatively biased about man-made global warming because my income doesn't depend on fake research.
http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/beyond-the-congressional-budget-office?utm_source=email&utm_medium=feb5&utm_campaign=mason This site also gives the results of a study. $14.4 Trillion added to the GDP over a 30 year period.
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Random Thoughts

Richard_B Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:02 AM
It seems that I am a racist because I hate that SOS in the White House but even so I would bust my buns to get out the vote if the presidential ticket was Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.
The next time you are to pay a debt to your state government, demand that they first issue you an exemption to Article I, Section 10 since you have no gold or silver coins as legal tender. Of course they may not issue a legal exemption and they would be in violation of the law if you give them Federal Reserve Notes in payment.
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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:55 AM
You need to understand the Fair Tax before you make claims. Go to www.fairtax.org and search for the word "prebate". Due to the "prebate" the poor would NOT pay the sales tax out of their own pocket. Another advantage of the Fair Tax is that the poor would not have payroll taxes to pay. SS and Medicare would not be withheld from anyone but it is the poor who would be the most benefited. Since the employer would also be relieved of the SS tax, the savings could be passed on to the worker. The whole idea that the employer contribution is some sort of gift is bs. The worker had to earn that money just as they had to earn enough gross profit for their employer to cover all expenses. Even a worker for a non-profit company must earn their keep.
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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:17 AM
We want less smoking and drinking so we tax tobacco and alcohol. Do we really want to discourage income by taxing income? The more you earn the more you pay. Nobody is forced to consume more than what is needed for basic necessities and with the Fair Tax those basic necessities are not taxed out of the consumer's pocket. If a poor person buys a used car or used home, they are not taxed. If one can afford to buy new goods they will pay the sales tax out of their own pocket. Under the Fair Tax we will all take home 100% of what we earned but it will be up to each of us how we spend our earnings.
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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:05 AM
Californication has both a sales tax and an income tax. Look at states with just a sales tax to see how well it works for them.
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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Richard_B Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:00 AM
A sales tax hits all consumers just as inflation does but both hit the poor the hardest. It is the "prebate" that makes the Fair Tax fair. A person living below the poverty level would, in effect, pay no sales tax out of their own pocket. Since every legal citizen would receive the "prebate" nobody is getting a special favor.
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