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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    You stated you wanted government to spend less. I also agree. I merely made the point they haven't and neither did Reagan even when he lowered taxes and then had to raise them again.
    And? What's that have to do with the present?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    And? What's that have to do with the present?
    It has to do with the fact that is never does as in past and present.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It has to do with the fact that is never does as in past and present.
    But I thought Obama was "the Change we could believe in"????? Instead he's just another charlatan huckster in an expensive suit that dupe the stupid into voting for him.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    It has to do with the fact that is never does as in past and present.
    What happened to hope and change?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'm not envious of the successful. i am tired of the "makers and takers" oversimplification nonsense that i often see being spouted, though.
    It works just fine as a broad understanding of the issue. At the moment I am a maker of wealth. I generate a great deal. I won't always. There are some who have generated far less if any. But they are right there to take all they can get. And there are plenty who are in between.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    You stated you wanted government to spend less. I also agree. I merely made the point they haven't and neither did Reagan even when he lowered taxes and then had to raise them again.
    Reagan had a huge problem, Tip O' Neal

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It works just fine as a broad understanding of the issue.
    no it doesn't, because it ignores the fact that wealth cannot be created at all without societal structure, and that societal structure has a cost.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no it doesn't, because it ignores the fact that wealth cannot be created at all without societal structure, and that societal structure has a cost.
    Yes. It does actually.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no it doesn't, because it ignores the fact that wealth cannot be created at all without societal structure, and that societal structure has a cost.
    Do they not already pay taxes? Fees? Regulatory compliance? If "societal structure" is in need, then first account for the money already supposedly earmarked for that and tell us where it went.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Do they not already pay taxes? Fees? Regulatory compliance? If "societal structure" is in need, then first account for the money already supposedly earmarked for that and tell us where it went.
    yes. however, there are two problems :

    1. we're wasting the money on things like global interventionism when we should be spending it to shore up the bottom of the ladder so that more people can climb it.

    2. the rates are currently too low. even if we pared the military down to peacetime levels, there still wouldn't be enough money for a first world health care system. the current health care system is ridiculously inefficient, and it relies on the idiotic idea that a business should be the health care provider for its workers. it needs to be replaced. healthcare and energy are both sucking the lifeblood out of the economy.

    if i could wave a magic wand, i'd do a couple things :

    a. pare down the military to peacetime levels. if the world wants a global army, it needs to fund and form one. otherwise, these matters should be handled by the regional powers. we cover the Americas, China is responsible for NK's nonsense, and Iran becomes SA's problem.

    b. return all tax brackets to 1990s levels. they were still historically low, and cutting them didn't work.

    c. tax investment income as income above a certain cap.

    d. cut the corporate rate to below Europe's, and collect it from every corporation. let them deduct expenses, but this having phantom companies in foreign countries has to stop.

    i'm sure that rage will ensue over these suggestions, but these are things that we need to do. we aren't going to eliminate social safety nets, nor should we. we need to get our house in order, and everyone is going to have to give something to get that done.

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