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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Wow! And that from someone that probably values what Sarah Palin has to say. Matthew Iglesias is a Harvard graduate, with honors, I might say, Magna Cum Laude who was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Independent and other campus publications. He was a staff writer for American Prospect, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, made appearances on TV and radio as a political commentator and won the Hillman Prize in 2007 (a journalist award).

    Can you say that about Glenn Beck? Sarah Palin? (doesn't she claim to have a journalist's degree?


    His opinion may be left, but not drivel. That would be Glenn Beck with the drivel.



    We have progressive tax rates. They make the most money - of course they pay the most money - DUH! But, their rates are a lot lower!

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — Families earning more than $1 million a year saw their federal tax rates drop more sharply than any group in the country as a result of President Bush’s tax cuts, according to a new Congressional study.

    The study, by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, also shows that tax rates for middle-income earners edged up in 2004, the most recent year for which data was available, while rates for people at the very top continued to decline.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/08/washington/08tax.html
    1) find a quote of mine that backs up your idiotic lie that I somehow am a disciple of Sarah Palin. I am amused that she causes the loony left such issues though

    2) I was an equivalent graduate of Yale plus I have Masters and Law degrees. Thus what I say is more valuable than that guy using your criteria. he has an opinion, no more valuable than someone with the same or better education. He writes-BFD-what did he do that gives him expertise? Its like someone testifying in a malpractice case who has a medical degree and has never practiced medicine, only written about it. I will give you a clue-people like that rarely make it past the judge.

    3) I oppose a progressive tax system mainly because it gives politicians too much power and allows those with no skin in the game to jack up the taxes of others. Just because something exists doesn't make it right.

    4) people making a million a year pay far far more taxes than the vast majority of the voters. they get absolutely no additional benefits from the government over what you get. if you don't want the rich to get big tax cuts above what you get, then don't call for the rich to pay such idiotically high taxes



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    1) find a quote of mine that backs up your idiotic lie that I somehow am a disciple of Sarah Palin. I am amused that she causes the loony left such issues though

    2) I was an equivalent graduate of Yale plus I have Masters and Law degrees. Thus what I say is more valuable than that guy using your criteria. he has an opinion, no more valuable than someone with the same or better education. He writes-BFD-what did he do that gives him expertise? Its like someone testifying in a malpractice case who has a medical degree and has never practiced medicine, only written about it. I will give you a clue-people like that rarely make it past the judge.

    3) I oppose a progressive tax system mainly because it gives politicians too much power and allows those with no skin in the game to jack up the taxes of others. Just because something exists doesn't make it right.

    4) people making a million a year pay far far more taxes than the vast majority of the voters. they get absolutely no additional benefits from the government over what you get. if you don't want the rich to get big tax cuts above what you get, then don't call for the rich to pay such idiotically high taxes
    Hey Turtle,

    1) I like Sarah Palin. Its like that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you eat rabbits.

    2) Masters and Law!!!! whats your favorite lawyer joke.

    3) Yes but its better than your consumption tax. wooooosssshhh <the sound of the economy going down the toilet>

    4) People making millions a year represent the majority of ones making the law. If the ones making the laws never earned $20k a year you would be in REAL trouble. Wouldnt it be interesting if the poor had representation in congress.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    Census finds record gap between rich and poor Let's take it down a notch.
    I think that's the problem here. hehehe j/k
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Hey Turtle,

    1) I like Sarah Palin. Its like that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you eat rabbits.

    2) Masters and Law!!!! whats your favorite lawyer joke.

    3) Yes but its better than your consumption tax. wooooosssshhh <the sound of the economy going down the toilet>

    4) People making millions a year represent the majority of ones making the law. If the ones making the laws never earned $20k a year you would be in REAL trouble. Wouldnt it be interesting if the poor had representation in congress.
    1) I think its moose you are thinking of

    2) Clinton and Obama apparently are no longer lawyers

    3) Consumption tax is a great idea-it rewards thrift and captures billions in income not reported-like drug dealers etc. gets rid of the IRS-more freedom, less bureaucracy

    4) the poor have plenty of representation in congress. the poor have far more votes than the top 1% or even the top 5%
    Obama campaigned to the poor. so did Poodle BOy (kerry)



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    1) I think its moose you are thinking of

    2) Clinton and Obama apparently are no longer lawyers

    3) Consumption tax is a great idea-it rewards thrift and captures billions in income not reported-like drug dealers etc. gets rid of the IRS-more freedom, less bureaucracy

    4) the poor have plenty of representation in congress. the poor have far more votes than the top 1% or even the top 5%
    Obama campaigned to the poor. so did Poodle BOy (kerry)
    1) LOL

    2) thats an awful joke. You can do better.

    3) But it destroys the economy and is a regressive tax.

    4) What member of congress would you say is poor. Citizens dont vote in congress.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    1) LOL

    2) thats an awful joke. You can do better.

    3) But it destroys the economy and is a regressive tax.

    4) What member of congress would you say is poor. Citizens dont vote in congress.
    The poor can't vote?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The poor can't vote?
    Not in congress they cant. Because there are no poor people in congress.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    1) LOL

    2) thats an awful joke. You can do better.

    3) But it destroys the economy and is a regressive tax.

    4) What member of congress would you say is poor. Citizens dont vote in congress.
    1) thanks

    2) yes, its awful that two presidents who went to the two finest law schools in the country are no longer allowed to practice law

    3) bs-complete Bs and more BS

    4) your last comment makes no sense.lots of congress reps pander to the poor and claim to represent their interests.



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Not in congress they cant. Because there are no poor people in congress.
    people who get elected to congress tend to have some prominence, and success which rules about the poor who tend to be uneducated and unsuccessful But Al Gore sr got elected claiming to be a poor country school teacher. I don't think John Dingell, John COnyers, were rich when they were elected. same with Steve Chabot here in Ohio. but they weren't in the poorhouse either.

    would you vote for some guy who can only merit minimum wage? I sure wouldn't



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Not in congress they cant. Because there are no poor people in congress.
    Then none of us vote in congress.

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