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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    participate in what?
    In what you just said:

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    Participation in the USA is a purely voluntary act.
    Are you claiming that a person is free not to participate if he chooses?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    In what you just said:



    Are you claiming that a person is free not to participate if he chooses?
    You can leave at any time and end your sentence here.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    You can leave at any time and end your sentence here.
    Leave? What are you talking about? I'm not talking about going anywhere. I'm talking about a person not participating in this thing you keep insisting is voluntary.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    Leave? What are you talking about? I'm not talking about going anywhere. I'm talking about a person not participating in this thing you keep insisting is voluntary.
    When one enters a voluntary association like living in a nation of their choice, they accept all the benefits and all the responsibilities and duties that the nation offers and demands. If you do not like that, you are free to go elsewhere.

    What part of that has not been explained to you over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again for the last dozen or so pages?
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Nobody is disputing that.
    You seemed to be implying such. Perhaps unintentionally.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    When one enters a voluntary association like living in a nation of their choice, they accept all the benefits and all the responsibilities and duties that the nation offers and demands. If you do not like that, you are free to go elsewhere.

    What part of that has not been explained to you over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again for the last dozen or so pages?
    But if it is a voluntary association, why can't one just leave the association and all its benefits but remain where he lives?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    If that's your defense then I'll put this one in the "win" column.
    You would do that no matter what I said. I just realized you shot yourself in the foot, you said: "Dollar amounts were greater at the top because that's where the money is, and so little was being paid further down the scale." Tax cuts for the rich. :


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So. It looks like thus far the effects of the shut-down have equaled out the effects of the Obamacare debacle. Going forward, mind you, the only thing driving the numbers will be the continued Obamacare debacle....

    ..... until we find a way to do something else stupid.

    Worth noting, however, is that the poll is of registered rather than likely voters, which will lean slightly D, and that "hoping the opposition really screws up" is not a terribly good strategy. Gonna be funny to watch Democrats begin to swing against ole O-Care.

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    The last time I heard that, y'all were telling us how the polls indicated Romney was going to be the next president.


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You would do that no matter what I said. I just realized you shot yourself in the foot, you said: "Dollar amounts were greater at the top because that's where the money is, and so little was being paid further down the scale." Tax cuts for the rich. :
    Funny...

    I read it as "everyone got a tax cut, but the amount reduced from what the richer persons paid was higher because they were paying so much to begin with.

    Or, IOW, 1% of $25,000 is $250, but 1% of $25,000,000 is $250,000.

    (disclaimer: I have no idea what the actual rate cuts were, or whatever).
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    But if it is a voluntary association, why can't one just leave the association and all its benefits but remain where he lives?
    Because the association controls a physical area in which they apply their rules.
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