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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Actually, I'd like to see a comparison between all taxes, not just income taxes. Sales tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax, etc.
    I would too, it is very interesting that they were able back then to pay for almost half the cost of WWII through taxes, and additional amount through war bonds.

    Since Reagan's and Bush's tax cuts, our tax revenues are too little for that, we have to put our wars on the tab for future generations to pay.
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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Beck may have something, just because he is a conservative doesn't mean that he cannot think.
    I have advocated this for years. We can, if we open our minds ,learn much from the Orientials..
    This is also common sense..

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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Beck may have something, just because he is a conservative doesn't mean that he cannot think.
    I have advocated this for years. We can, if we open our minds ,learn much from the Orientials..
    This is also common sense..
    yea man, i take heavy interest in their philosophy.
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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Beck may have something, just because he is a conservative doesn't mean that he cannot think.
    I have advocated this for years. We can, if we open our minds ,learn much from the Orientials..
    This is also common sense..
    Art of War would be one big example.
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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    I sure hope Beck knows what the Chinese does that us Americans don't.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    This post is so long - and I'm in so late.
    But I can never shut my trap . . .


    I see this:

    When Obama speaks out in favor of something Chinese-related and looks to them in a possitive light the Right get pissed. . . and Obama becomes president.

    When Glenn Beck references the Chinese in a similar 'possitive light' and looks to them in some measure the Left get pissed . . . (don't worry, Beck won't become president).

    So now that everyone on the Left is pissed - why are you pissed?
    What, only Democrats are allowed to stay ignorant, favorable things about the Chinese government or something? That's stupid. If you're mad at Beck - we're you mad at Obama when similar things came out of his mouth?

    You know - I know the Chinese have a bad record of citizen/government issues in their past - but they're not all bad. Unfortunately, our stupid goverment LOVES to lean on the Chinese government as support when we're in "need" of "money" - we're in debt to them forever, now (an, no, it's not all Bush's debt).

    However, I don't want our country to mirror theirs in any way - So I get equally riled over all pro-Chinese sentiments no matter who says them. . . and so should everyone else.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Unfortunately, our stupid goverment LOVES to lean on the Chinese government as support when we're in "need" of "money" - we're in debt to them forever, now (an, no, it's not all Bush's debt).
    Half of it is Bush's debt.

    09/30/2009 11,909,829,003,511.75
    09/30/2008 10,024,724,896,912.49
    09/30/2007 9,007,653,372,262.48
    09/30/2006 8,506,973,899,215.23
    09/30/2005 7,932,709,661,723.50
    09/30/2004 7,379,052,696,330.32
    09/30/2003 6,783,231,062,743.62
    09/30/2002 6,228,235,965,597.16
    09/30/2001 5,807,463,412,200.06
    09/30/2000 5,674,178,209,886.86

    Another huge chunk is Reagan's - he didn't just double the debt like Bush did, he almost tripled it.

    09/29/1989 2,857,430,960,187.32
    09/30/1988 2,602,337,712,041.16
    09/30/1987 2,350,276,890,953.00
    09/30/1986 2,125,302,616,658.42
    09/30/1985 * 1,823,103,000,000.00
    09/30/1984 * 1,572,266,000,000.00
    09/30/1983 * 1,377,210,000,000.00
    09/30/1982 * 1,142,034,000,000.00
    09/30/1981 * 997,855,000,000.00
    09/30/1980 * 907,701,000,000.00

    And before you claim a democratic congress during these years, go look it up and you'll find the Senate was majority Republicans for most of these years. The Democrats had control only for 2 of Bush's years and 2 of Reagans. The other 12 years were ALL REPUBLICAN.

    http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/r...t/histdebt.htm
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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"
    Well, I think a large portion of the country could start with baby steps.

    Merely beginning to think. That would be nice.

    See post above; Statistics without context. No thinking.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Merely beginning to think. That would be nice.

    See post above; Statistics without context. No thinking.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: "We need to start thinking like the Chinese"

    O-o-okay...like hmmm, I knows Iz beens gone a year, buts, who is dis morons?

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