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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    You don't seem to get it. They didn't lose their job but rather their investment (wealth).
    If someone loses their investment, they still have things outside their investment (home, car, etc ususally). If someone loses their job, they still have things outside the job (home, car, etc. usually). Both lose their ability to gain any further income. Both need to find another job.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Because there is no benefit to them either way thus doing so would be perceived as 'class warfare'.
    That's your platform - Yeah, there's no benefit to you for voting to continue our tax cuts, but if you don't we'll accuse you of class warfare?

    I don't think that is an election winner, but suit yourself!
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Do you mean like GM and Chrysler?
    ABSOLUTELY! that was wrong the way that was handled.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    If someone loses their investment, they still have things outside their investment (home, car, etc ususally). If someone loses their job, they still have things outside the job (home, car, etc. usually). Both lose their ability to gain any further income. Both need to find another job.
    Yes, they if they lost their investment (wealth) the MAY still have other things (wealth). But their WEALTH has been reduced. Regardless of income a loss in wealth sucks just the same.

    Sorry, but I missed where the investor lost his job. How does that relate?

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    You don't seem to get it. They didn't lose their job but rather their investment (wealth).
    How is losing an investment (source of wealth) different than losing a job (source of wealth)?
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    How is losing an investment (source of wealth) different than losing a job (source of wealth)?
    Investments don't provide the coffee machine.
    When you talk about the Republican candidates, you have to say "Mitt or Newt," else you'll have to say "Neuter Mitt."

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dragon View Post
    Hmm...
    It'll help fund libraries, schools, and other programs paid for by the state.
    You lose.
    Nice edit...

    Libraries, schools and other programs paid for by the STATE are not typicall funded with FEDERAL taxes on capital gains.

    You lose?

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Do you realize the contradiction in your post?
    Contradiction? No Irony? yes!
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointy View Post
    Just a couple of points 1) Insider trading is already illegal ask Martha Stewart.
    2) Is this NEW law to ban Insider trading by members of Congress? or simply an extension of the law for everyone else who is not an elected politician or Union Boss?
    Insider trading is illegal. UNLESS you are in congress. You can do it there legally at this point in time.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    How is losing an investment (source of wealth) different than losing a job (source of wealth)?
    THINK ABOUT IT! An investment IS wealth whether it gains or loses value.

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