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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Why is it we never hear Leftists say "I do think at a certain point the government has enough of our money through taxes and Ponzi Schemes, and limited enough of your liberties"?
    because they are not stupid. they realize that a government of the people does not function as a ponzi scheme

    They always want more for doing nothing but making us poorer and our lives more complicated.
    show us proof where this has been the case

    But we, with some hard work, cleverness, knowledge, or skill in demand... No, no, no... we have to give more.
    again, show us where this is the reality

    To think the first tax was for a tiny fraction of the very wealthiest. Now it smacks 50% in the teeth, while another 50% sticks out their hand... and trying to change it is seen as unfair.
    you keep posting specific numbers but you never offer a cite to show your numbers are valid. well, here is your chance

    Their appetite for our money is insatiable.
    please distinguish between mine, yours, and ours ... then you will have provided something more than overblown, yet meaningless, hyperbole

    And what do they want to cut?
    Precisely what the government should fund, further weakening America.

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    and what would it be that they want to cut which you believe should instead be left alone


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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    That is utterly laughable, as according to the left, regardless the topic and regardless reality, the so called "fear" and you can throw in fear of "violence" ruse is the go to brain fart of the left when referring to those who oppose their mindset. For decades. As are quite a number of your own stated at DP "fears" which just means you regurgitate the same inane hyperbole as many who have come before you. And will follow.

    Need examples from your own posting history? I'm here for you, to help you recall so many of your own poses. Ain't that the beoch of public debate boards?

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I don't think money is necessary at all. All it does is complicate one's life, IMO.
    What are the things that really matter in life? Love, family, friendship, health.
    Money can't buy any of that.
    At best, it can buy you some toys and trinkets that might provide a fleeting distraction from your unhappiness.
    I guess money can buy you some physical comfort and leisure, but I think true happiness lies in expanding your comfort zone, and in being useful.
    When I look around at people who have a lot of money, they don't seem happy.
    A lot of poor people don't either, but it's because they covet the toys and trinkets more affluent people flaunt in their faces. If they had them, though, they still wouldn't be happy, I don't think.

    I don't know the answer. I wish money were less of an issue in our society. We're a wealthy society; there's plenty of money for everyone to have everything they need.
    I just wish things were different. I wish more people saw things the way I do, but I've come to accept that almost nobody does.

    And in this great country, you can believe that and live your life however you want. Good for you. More power to you.

    The same goes for someone who wants to make alotta money and buy toys and trinkets. Those people should be just as free to do so.

    My main problem with, "..at a certain point you've made enough money", is, who gets to decide where that point is?

    I wonder what Warren Buffet thinks of Obama now?
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    Fear was the main motivater for The Constitution. The Founders feared that even if they established a free country, without a document to protect those freedoms, it wouldn't stay free for very long. I don't blame them. Look at the attacks on our freedom that are being engaged now, even with a constitution to protect those freedoms.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    You might have a good point if you care to explain it more in depth.
    Fear of what?

    There are a lot of things I fear, indeed - I'm not a rounded conservative, I'm just fiscally conservative - but fear does play a role:

    Fear of our country going bankrupt due to our government's bi-partisan spending and taxation policies (as is currently happening in Greece).
    Fear of the government leaning on taxes SO much to fund it's bloated budget and excessive spending that they won't be able to get it under control.
    Fear that as we continually borrow more and more from other countries (like China) that we'll become TOO dependent on them and will no longer be able to continue the practice and will fall into their debt beyond the money tree's roots (as is already happening).
    Fear that my children will enter into a world that's so riddled with international financial debt and crisis that even a solid, strong education and career in a expansive field of work won't even be able to secure them for life.
    Fear that the basic requirements of living ordained by the government will topple more and more individuals and couples over - forcing them to be more dependent on the government for support because the basics of living would be unaffordable . . . (Already happening - how many things are requirement by the government that people *must* pay for? Insurance: auto and health - at the least - taxes on all things you buy and own.)

    Property taxes are a yearly gutting for me, right now I'm capping off at over $300.00/year - which is 4x's more than what we paid just 3 years ago)

    Yeah - I'm driven by fear - fear that our government's irresponsibility and lack of respect for our own people will drive us back and hold us down in our own lives.

    Soon the government will crack - instead of favoring reprieve for the middle man it will favor heavier taxation and draw money from people who have none like poison from a wound with the guise of "it's ok, if you can't afford to live we'll take care of you"

    Just how many people does the government WANT to support? How long can that type of support last?

    All the while - our country is becoming unbelievably fat and ignorant, we're falling off the world scale of importance like a stone from a cliff.
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    Love too. You cannot fear that you are losing something if you do not value it.

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    Do you consider that a bad thing?


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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Depending on your goals, yes.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really starting to gain a stronger understanding of the conservative mind and it's primary driving force:

    Fear.
    Just remember that when another liberal documentary filmmaker (you know, most of them) puts out his/her next work of "informative art" that "opens up our minds to the next crisis" or "blows open a crisis no one talks about."
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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