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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

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    Right, forgot how specific I have to be with liberals, I was talking FEDERAL INCOME TAXES not use taxes.

    I care about people being taxed even you. If you care so much about what the govt gets then send more of your income to the Federal Govt. and stop trying to spread liberal misery equally to everyone else. What is it about liberals who worry so much about how much money goes to the govt. yet never sends in more than required. If you truly cared, help your local bureaucrats out by sending them more of your own money
    Yeah, you're quite the compassionate person. I can feel the warmth radiating.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Uh, here's Romney: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...ssential/?_r=0

    “With regards to the individual mandate, the individual responsibility program that I proposed, I was very pleased that the compromise between the two houses includes the personal responsibility mandate,” he says in the video, which was found by the group American Bridge 21st Century.

    It is Flipper Romney, so maybe he was for it, against it, then was for it again.....
    Massachusetts health care reform - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "In Fall 2005, the House and Senate each passed health care insurance reform bills. The legislature made a number of changes to Governor Romney's original proposal, including expanding MassHealth (Medicaid and SCHIP) coverage to low-income children and restoring funding for public health programs. The most controversial change was the addition of a provision which requires firms with 11 or more workers that do not provide "fair and reasonable" health coverage to their workers to pay an annual penalty. This contribution, initially $295 annually per worker, is intended to equalize the free care pool charges imposed on employers who do and do not cover their workers.

    On April 12, 2006, Governor Romney signed the health legislation.[19] He vetoed eight sections of the health care legislation, including the controversial employer assessment.[20] He vetoed provisions providing dental benefits to poor residents on the Medicaid program, and providing health coverage to senior and disabled legal immigrants not eligible for federal Medicaid.[21] The legislature promptly overrode six of the eight gubernatorial section vetoes, on May 4, 2006, and by mid-June 2006 had overridden the remaining two."
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    The internet is such a strange and wondrous place. In the RW, most of the conservatives I encounter are social conservatives who will gladly say screw banks, Wall Street, corporations, rich people, etc., but then on the internet I seem to only encounter the ones who talk like they were born in a manger and rose to be Emperor by eating bean sandwiches and everybody can do the same.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, not scarce. Finite maybe, but not scarce.
    Scarcity is a law of economics.

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Scarcity is a law of economics.
    Yes, and there are very few resources currently in short supply globally.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yeah, you're quite the compassionate person. I can feel the warmth radiating.
    So does that mean you are going to send more of your take home pay to the Federal Govt. that required because you are such a warm caring person? Or do you have a job rather than being an expert student?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So does that mean you are going to send more of your take home pay to the Federal Govt. that required because you are such a warm caring person? Or do you have a job rather than being an expert student?
    I'm not sure what my tax rate is, effective that is, I could find out soon. I probably should know.

    Either way, for someone who makes my level of money, I am sure I pay a tax rate that almost every person in the country would say is high enough. I feel fine with myself.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It's not opinion. It's putting what YOU posted into plain english. Did you not indicate the increase in debt? Well, you did. Increase in debt lowers net worth.
    You said most of the reduction in net worth was increases in debt, but no increases in assets. Evidence? And this proves what? They're better off because they went into debt for cars they are upside down in (no increase in assets) and for a college education that got them no wage increases?

    Well, you can't ignore what's causing the decline in net worth while lamenting the decline in net worth.
    And the two positives you mentioned to indicate living standards have not dropped is stuff they bought on credit. Are they better off having to borrow to go to college and to be upside down in their car loans? And let's face it - without added debt, our economy does FAR less well during that period, so wages drop further, fewer jobs, fewer profits for DJIA, etc.

    Uhm, who generally champions free trade agreements and lowered tariffs? And right to work laws are the very embodiment of the American ideal. The idea that one must be a member of an organization (and pay them) in order to be allowed to have a job is downright un-American.
    You tell me. If you're going to point out that Clinton signed a bunch of this stuff, sure. Supported all along the way by GOPers. I didn't make this partisan and I don't feel any need to defend policies signed by democrats because they are democrats.

    And unions weren't "unamerican" for the soldiers that fought and put their lives on the line in WWII. When did this idea of unions become UNamerican? What year was that?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm not sure what my tax rate is, effective that is, I could find out soon. I probably should know.

    Either way, for someone who makes my level of money, I am sure I pay a tax rate that almost every person in the country would say is high enough. I feel fine with myself.
    Tax rates are irrelevant, what are you sending to D.C. Show your compassion and lead by example, send more of your take home pay to D.C. to fund those politicians that you care so much about because we all know they are compassionate and really care. You certainly are going to get a great rate of return in the form of human compassion so just do it and let me know how it turns out.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Yes, and there are very few resources currently in short supply globally.
    Do you even know what economic scarcity is??

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