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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Friendly manner? The govt. vs the private sector is like an allegator fighting a duck. Better go after one of those public sector jobs because you will never be able to compete in the private sector.
    Still missing the point about competition?

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Since Fuel taxes go into the General fund how do you know that politicians are using them for the roads? Just another naive comment on your part
    Now you know why I like to argue and only discover fallacies instead of having to actually do some research:

    Revenue for the Highway Trust Fund is derived almost entirely from federal gas taxes and distributed to all 50 states. It covers nearly 80% of the capital costs of federally-funded transportation projects, with states carrying the remainder. From 2008 to 2010, Congress transferred $34.5 billion from general fund revenues to make up the funding shortfall. This stopgap measure was necessary to continue projects that are already in the works.

    Source: Five myths about your gasoline taxes - CNN.com
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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Nope; we are Only discussing relative poverty in the US.

    Why do you believe any private sector in the US would be worse off if every customer could not claim to be in poverty (of money)?
    Why don't you define poverty in this country? What the hell is poverty of money? Where does personal responsibility rest in your world? You think that people below a certain income level yet have a cell phone, computer, HD TV, Car, and a roof over their head are in poverty?

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Why don't you define poverty in this country? What the hell is poverty of money? Where does personal responsibility rest in your world? You think that people below a certain income level yet have a cell phone, computer, HD TV, Car, and a roof over their head are in poverty?
    Poverty is already defined in the US; as you would know, if you had any clue or any Cause regarding this topic.

    What do you believe a "poverty" of "money" may refer to regarding this topic and our Institution of money based markets.

    Personal responsibility starts with our elected representatives in their office of Public Trust, bearing true witness instead of false witness to our own laws. Any Thing else could be considered a mitigating circumstance for Persons in our republic, but especially for the least wealthy.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Poverty is already defined in the US; as you would know, if you had any clue or any Cause regarding this topic.

    What do you believe a "poverty" of "money" may refer to regarding this topic and our Institution of money based markets.

    Personal responsibility starts with our elected representatives in their office of Public Trust, bearing true witness instead of false witness to our own laws. Any Thing else could be considered a mitigating circumstance for Persons in our republic, but especially for the least wealthy.
    I asked you to define poverty and then answer the question I posed. Does the amount of money someone makes really matter if they have limited if any expenses or choose to have luxury items vs. necessities? Seems that liberals only focus on what someone else makes and not the expenses of that person.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I asked you to define poverty and then answer the question I posed. Does the amount of money someone makes really matter if they have limited if any expenses or choose to have luxury items vs. necessities? Seems that liberals only focus on what someone else makes and not the expenses of that person.
    Poverty is already defined, as explained previously, along with the explanations for your other questions.

    Your last question had to do with relative poverty. It is still a form of poverty.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    That was not the point; fuel taxes are used for road infrastructure.
    Yes, that's the point that you were making, and I'm telling you that regardless of what the taxes are supposed to be used for, the politician reallocate tax revenues however they see fit. I'm thinking it's the reason that the US has the crumbling infrastructure problem that it does. Not that insufficient money was collected, no, the money that was collected was diverted from it's intended and promised purpose for other BS. Now, the government wants to take even more money for infrastructure. How much you wanna bet they divert that money too?

    So in essence, the statement you made is pretty much false. The fuel taxes collected don't go, at least not as much as they should, to road infrastructure. That's MY point. Did you miss it?
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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yes, that's the point that you were making, and I'm telling you that regardless of what the taxes are supposed to be used for, the politician reallocate tax revenues however they see fit. I'm thinking it's the reason that the US has the crumbling infrastructure problem that it does. Not that insufficient money was collected, no, the money that was collected was diverted from it's intended and promised purpose for other BS. Now, the government wants to take even more money for infrastructure. How much you wanna bet they divert that money too?

    So in essence, the statement you made is pretty much false. The fuel taxes collected don't go, at least not as much as they should, to road infrastructure. That's MY point. Did you miss it?
    The problem is that our spending allocations are rarely determined based on need, but rather on who is deciding what gets funded - Representative A offers to support the bill if it includes funding for project X in their home district - this helps them get re-elected, especially if they get a few nice campaign contributions from companies who benefited (and lobbied) for that specific spending choice.

    In the end, funding goes where the leaders want it, rather than where it is needed. Sometimes the two are accidentally the same place.


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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Poverty is already defined, as explained previously, along with the explanations for your other questions.

    Your last question had to do with relative poverty. It is still a form of poverty.
    That is a book definition not one rooted in reality. I am done with your silly games and simple one sentence responses that say and offer nothing. I will be here when you grow up and realize how little you truly know

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The problem is that our spending allocations are rarely determined based on need, but rather on who is deciding what gets funded - Representative A offers to support the bill if it includes funding for project X in their home district - this helps them get re-elected, especially if they get a few nice campaign contributions from companies who benefited (and lobbied) for that specific spending choice.

    In the end, funding goes where the leaders want it, rather than where it is needed. Sometimes the two are accidentally the same place.


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    No, I think you are spot on.
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