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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, its not what he said.
    It is what he said. "You didn't build that!" Said rather emphatically, I might add.

    no intelligent & logical reading of his statement can bring one to that conclusion.
    Except for one lacking the worshipful bias you have for him.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    govt. provides the infrastructure to allow business to succeed.
    If it didn't, business would provide it's own infrastructure. Which has been proven through thousands of years of history preceding modern govt.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    If it didn't, business would provide it's own infrastructure.....
    no, there would just be a lot fewer businesses.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    no, there would just be a lot fewer businesses.
    and how would you substantiate that?

    Furthermore, I'd appreciate it if you would stop editing my comments when you reply to me. It's cowardly and dishonest.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    and how would you substantiate that?....
    its an assumption. Just like the one I was responding to.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Masada View Post
    Combining corporate tax revenues and payroll tax revenues, businesses pay the lion's share of taxes. Who do you think pays payroll taxes? Especially when a person is self-employed?
    No, individuals still pay the lion's share of taxes as a good portion of the payroll tax comes out of their paychecks. Of course whatever a sole proprieter pays counts as both individual and business income.
    "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."

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its an assumption.
    Exactly. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Exactly. You have no idea what you're talking about.
    well, then neither do you, as you also made an assumption.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No, individuals still pay the lion's share of taxes as a good portion of the payroll tax comes out of their paychecks. Of course whatever a sole proprieter pays counts as both individual and business income.
    That's a bit of a misrepresentation. The personal income of small business owners make up the majority of the overall personal income portion.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    well, then neither do you, as you also made an assumption.
    I made no assumption.
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