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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That was the worst sort of racist comment and far over the line. Even for the likes of you.

    I do take offense and I see that others do also. This is the worst sort of trolling and baiting.

    That's all his posts ever have, just start ignoring them and move on to posts with substance. That's what I've started doing.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Ok, I'll bite, what is racist in Turtle's comment?
    Bite?????? You racist, you!!!! We'll have none of that on DP. This is beyond the pale even for you. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's all his posts ever have, just start ignoring them and move on to posts with substance. That's what I've started doing.
    OMG, I've been doing THAT for pages.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Ok, I'll bite, what is racist in Turtle's comment?
    It clearly describes some people - his bottom 10% as animals. You do not have to a rocket scientist to put together his past posts where he mentions just who those people are to put one and one together and get two. And he knows it and did it intentionally.

    But beyond that, this is the worst sort of baiting and trolling.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Ok, I'll bite, what is racist in Turtle's comment?
    its the stock response when all the other answers on the libchip no longer work



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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its the stock response when all the other answers on the libchip no longer work
    It was your intention from the beginning. You purposely used words that are applied to animals and not to human beings. You made sure to include who you were talking about. Its easy to put it together and that is what you wanted people to do. It gives you some sort of cred with the radical right zealots.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Bite?????? You racist, you!!!! We'll have none of that on DP. This is beyond the pale even for you. ;-)



    OMG, I've been doing THAT for pages.
    some arent smart enough to understand sarcasm. one poster suggested that taxing the rich more and more is OK as long as it helps society. The point was there are lots of nasty violations of peoples' rights we can do that can arguably help society

    but some take offense as a way of not dealing with the infirmaties of their own side's emotional weakness.



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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That chart where you got your figures was the Internal Revenue Service was from 2004. That is not the latest data. Let's look at the IRS data from 2006.

    Distribution of Income - Top 1%=21.3%, Next 19%=40.1%, Bottom 80%=38.6%.

    The Bush tax cuts were very, very kind to the wealthy and they certainly did pay off for us, didn't they? Look at all the jobs the Bush tax cuts created.

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    The top fifth of households made 56% of pre-tax income in 2006 but paid 86% of all individual income tax revenue collected, according to the most recent data available from the Congressional Budget Office.

    Narrowing in further: The top 1% of households, which made 19% of pre-tax income, paid 39% of all individual income taxes.

    The trend is similar if you count income taxes, social insurance taxes, excise taxes and corporate income taxes (such as capital gains) combined. The top fifth of households paid 69% of all federal taxes. The top 1% paid 28%.


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    The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners -- households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 -- paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

    The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment.

    "We have 50 percent of people who are getting something for nothing," said Curtis Dubay, senior tax policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It clearly describes some people - his bottom 10% as animals. You do not have to a rocket scientist to put together his past posts where he mentions just who those people are to put one and one together and get two. And he knows it and did it intentionally.

    But beyond that, this is the worst sort of baiting and trolling.
    I don't see racist in that comment at all unless all the bottom 10% are one race. Explain the racist element? I have never heard being compared to an animal as being racist.

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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Jesus. I get a warning for telling people they are hypocritical for watching CNN and then criticizing Fox (or vice versa) and for telling someone who told me I have no balls they are childish, and we have some guy who gets to run around talking about chopping off the balls of poor people. I hope the other conservatives on this board are slowly backing away from this "Turtledude".

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I don't see racist in that comment at all unless all the bottom 10% are one race. Explain the racist element? I have never heard being compared to an animal as being racist.
    I think he mixed up racist with stupid. It wasn't a racist comment, it was a useless, stupid comment.
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    Re: Walker takes broad swipe at public employee unions

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Jesus. I get a warning for telling people they are hypocritical for watching CNN and then criticizing Fox (or vice versa) and for telling someone who told me I have no balls they are childish, and we have some guy who gets to run around talking about chopping off the balls of poor people. I hope the other conservatives on this board are slowly backing away from this "Turtledude".
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