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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    So according to you loans only come from the rich and they control the banks?

    And no doing whatever you can to avoid paying taxes is not money laundering. It's very common to see corporate shell offices in Bermuda etc. and Swiss bank accounts have been used for decades. And if you think everybody pays their share if taxes you need to come to the real world.
    So what is "their fair share"? 90% 100%? How much of the money of the wealthy do you want to see disappear from this country, because I can assure you that when it gets too high, they can afford to just leave. Then your sliding scale of wealthy starts downward til you get to those who can't escape....Do you know what other system had that plan? Communism.
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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Hyperbole much? As the owner of two businesses I know all about paying taxes. All I ask for is for people to pay what's due without trying to beat the system. And believe it or not I believe everyone should pay some tax. Even the poor.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    It is an honest statement. What you infer from it and what I inferred from it were very different things.
    No, it isn't.

    That 47% of the population not paying federal income taxes? That includes retired seniors, high school and college students who work part-time jobs, deployed combat troops, and some incredibly wealthy people whose income comes entirely from investments.

    Which of these people can't take responsibility for themselves?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So what is "their fair share"? 90% 100%? How much of the money of the wealthy do you want to see disappear from this country, because I can assure you that when it gets too high, they can afford to just leave. Then your sliding scale of wealthy starts downward til you get to those who can't escape....Do you know what other system had that plan? Communism.
    Really? Nothing in between 0% and 90%?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    It's a pity that you fail to see the remarkable difference in the two.
    He actually believed the right-wing version of "you didn't build that."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, it isn't.

    That 47% of the population not paying federal income taxes? That includes retired seniors, high school and college students who work part-time jobs, deployed combat troops, and some incredibly wealthy people whose income comes entirely from investments.

    Which of these people can't take responsibility for themselves?
    The ones not paying federal income tax.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Romney was never popular with the base. The base held their nose. At least the ones I know.
    the bible thumpers hated him since he was neither their version of a Christian nor uneducated. some of the populists on the right disliked the fact that he held Ivy league law and business degrees and was a well connected financier



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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the bible thumpers hated him since he was neither their version of a Christian nor uneducated. some of the populists on the right disliked the fact that he held Ivy league law and business degrees and was a well connected financier
    Totally agree. To me he lost due to his religion. Sad in America 2012.

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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Totally agree. To me he lost due to his religion. Sad in America 2012.
    I remember an interview back in 08 when some thought it would be Mitt v. Hildabeast

    the reporter interviewed a bunch of slow witted evangelicals and asked each one a bunch of questions about policies

    after each had chose policies that were far closer to Mitt than HC's the reporter said-so you will vote for Romney if he runs against Hillary? almost everyone of them said no-saying voting for a "real Christian" was more important than getting a president who supported the policies those cheese-dicks wanted.

    this is why I hate the religious right almost as much as the socialist left.



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    Re: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The ones not paying federal income tax.
    Deployed combat troops can't be convinced to take responsibility for themselves.

    Ok. Well. If that's what you believe, I hope you voted for Romney. Nothing else to discuss.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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