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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Lawyers usually have a sense of humor about lawyer jokes. Of course, apparently there are exceptions.
    they were funny the first 300 times I heard or read them

    but in your case I doubt humor was the intent. pray tell your trade



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I never make stuff up. you ought to try following my lead sometime.
    So, if it wasn't ender, there must be a libertarian who supports gun bans that you actually were referring to?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    but in your case I doubt humor was the intent. pray tell your trade
    Humor is both my intent and my trade.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Humor is both my intent and my trade.
    excellent point. I am constantly laughing at most of your posts

    you are skilled in your trade



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    excellent point. I am constantly laughing at most of your posts

    you are skilled in your trade
    Hey that's cool, but somehow I think my jokes go over your head

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Hey that's cool, but somehow I think my jokes go over your head
    Only if I took up scuba diving but due to sinus issues, that won't happen.

    Later dude



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Only if I took up scuba diving but due to sinus issues, that won't happen.

    Later dude
    Nice comeback, Potsie. Sorry about your sinus issues, though.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Hey that's cool, but somehow I think my jokes go over your head
    Just like a shyster, stay for the entire show and slip out without paying the cover after sayin it wasn’t funny.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Irony coming from a "left" libertarian... no?
    I've never heard of a "left" libertarian before. Is that like a liberal progressive libertarian? Those words just don't work together ... sort of like a Catholic aethiest, or a anti-Capital Punishment Executioner.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I do respond honestly, you haven't been around long enough to see that.
    Then why do you constantly spit out nonsense about people being motivated by envy instead of addressing their arguments? It seems like you've decided you can't argue with some of the points I'm making, so you just have to invalidate me as a person. If you sincerely believed in your position, you could argue it - but you've chosen instead to attack everyone who criticizes it, and that's not impressive. It's the attitude of someone defending besieged religious beliefs, not someone with a realistic, common-sense political position.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Taxes should be amoral.
    They're not. One way or another, tax policies affect the lives and livelihoods of human beings, and there is intrinsic moral content in such decisions. You cannot remove that moral content by ignoring it - all you can do is respect or violate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't have a duty to fund your existence and you have no moral right to my wealth
    Then "Go Galt" and prove it - show America that you don't need it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your existence benefits me not
    E pluribus unum. If you're not with that, feel free to leave anytime.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    We are horrific when it comes to our tax code.
    Absolutely - it's riddled with loopholes that under some circumstances allow the wealthy to pay less than their own employees. We subsidize polluters, and pay the corn industry to give children diabetes with below-market HFCs. We now permit the accumulation of dynastic inter-generational wealth, courtesy of Republican priorities.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    The top 1% is not a permanent, ruling class.
    Not yet, but the trends are not encouraging.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    People EARN income, it is not DISTRIBUTED.
    In a de-unionized economy where terms of employment are virtually dictated by employers, people get whatever their masters feel like giving them. It very much is distributed - the only difference is that now it's distributed to top-level executives. Employment is increasingly monopsonized. It begins to bear disturbing resemblances to manorialism.
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