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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    And when people steal your copyright, or harm your business, you can seek remedy here...



    We built those too. We maintain and run them for you.

    You're Welcome Mitt.
    This is the usual type of brain-dead idiocy that employs two gaping, egregious, and obscenely dishonest strawmen:

    1) That anyone objects to paying taxes for roads, police, courts, etc.

    and

    2) That the people who this is directed toward didn't pay taxes toward these things.

    I think if one must engage in this kind of ridiculous, mendacious hyperbole, one doesn't have much of any point.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You "disagreed" with my point, but you stated my point.
    I guess what I meant to say is I disagree with how you got there.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I guess what I meant to say is I disagree with how you got there.
    I got there the same way you did.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I got there the same way you did.
    Must have misread. Sorry then.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."



    Who maintains this beauty that brings people into town?

    The 7-11? NOPE.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Goods, products, supplies all need to get to stores.

    How do they get there?



    Who built that?

    Macy's??

    NOPE.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    This is the usual type of brain-dead idiocy that employs two gaping, egregious, and obscenely dishonest strawmen:

    1) That anyone objects to paying taxes for roads, police, courts, etc.

    and

    2) That the people who this is directed toward didn't pay taxes toward these things.

    I think if one must engage in this kind of ridiculous, mendacious hyperbole, one doesn't have much of any point.
    Nice straw man.

    But if you following along with the thread, starting with the OP, we're talking about the word THAT.

    In the sentence, you didn't build "that" -- President Obama, our President, was referring to bridges. I was giving examples of other things that business owners didn't build.

    We all contribute to the general funds. Those who benefit the most from the public-private partnership need to paid their fair share.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post


    Who maintains this beauty that brings people into town?

    The 7-11? NOPE.
    Actually, most of the covered bridges in America are maintained by covered bridge historical societies. Volunteers.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Nice straw man.

    But if you following along with the thread, starting with the OP, we're talking about the word THAT.

    In the sentence, you didn't build "that" -- President Obama, our President, was referring to bridges. I was giving examples of other things that business owners didn't build.
    MY post is a strawman? You're the one mentioning things even Obama didn't mention, and I'm the one with a strawman?

    So, what exactly IS my "strawman"? You brought up the courts. You did this voluntarily; no one forced you to. What in my post is inaccurate?

    We all contribute to the general funds. Those who benefit the most from the public-private partnership need to paid their fair share.
    Really. Of the funds which go to bridges and roads -- which are mostly state -- and for courts and police -- which are almost entirely state -- what's the "fair share"? How does one calculate this? And who, precisely, is paying what?

    Give me all of these figures, and give me the lists of the specific who and what they pay, and exactly how much they're short of paying a fair share on bridges and roads and courts and police.

    You're going to need to provide a lot of specific detail to make any kind of case at all. So do it.

    (Besides, your lefty brethren keep insisting that Obama isn't making an argument for higher taxes. Do you disagree with them? Should they disagree with you?)
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Was financed nearly entirely by the founder of Bank of America, and his bank.
    The last of the construction bonds were retired in 1971, with $35 million in principal and nearly $39 million in interest raised entirely from bridge tolls.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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