"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Make it a thousand times, it does not make it true. Look, it's been explained to you, and now your continual instance on sticking to your flawed partisan argument bores me.So for the hundredth time,
The tax level is not being raised on everyone, in order to give an 'incentive', as you have suggested.
Last edited by Arbo; 04-09-12 at 05:16 PM.
"nah i think the way cons want to turn this into a political issue is funny though" - Philly Boss
My understanding is the baseline is without children. It's not a penalty it's a credit.
If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama
Just my opinion - for those who are arguing about the distinction between a penalty and a credit, the distinction in my mind is largely artificial - they are two sides of the same coin. In terms of cost, whether a penalty or a credit is applied, you're always better off being "credited" or "not penalized."
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
How did Our Oil get under Their Sand?