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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not being bailed out. Paying their fair share. The wealthy as well. And you really should look at all our leaders, past and present, and not just Obama.
    Businesses aren't paying enough taxes? Maybe if the government would stop killing the work, we could pay more in tax revenues.
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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: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I suspect there is room for negotiation on that, but I've seen taxes reduced to next to zero and them leave the country anyway. At some level, I would like them to see themselves as part of this community, seeking not only to do well, but to do good for those here.
    Companies could not exist unless they were doing good for somebody. That's what keeps them in business. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to sell their products.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening



    How is this not enough?

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I suspect there is room for negotiation on that, but I've seen taxes reduced to next to zero and them leave the country anyway.
    What Liberal op-ed did you read that crap in?

    At some level, I would like them to see themselves as part of this community, seeking not only to do well, but to do good for those here.
    I was doing great, before the moratorium. I had 6 employees and 15 pieces of equipment on the road, paying more than ten thousand dollars a year in taxes, fees and permits.

    Now, I have two trucks, four trailers and two drivers.

    But, again, that's before the government came in to, "make things better".
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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: Rich-Poor gap widening

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    How is this not enough?
    Because there's too much money in the pockets of the private sector.
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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: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You give a different list than he does, and I might agree a couple of those are problems, like the bailouts. And I agree entirely that we need the middle class.
    A strong, healthy, educated middle class is essential to the continued success of the Republic.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What Liberal op-ed did you read that crap in?



    I was doing great, before the moratorium. I had 6 employees and 15 pieces of equipment on the road, paying more than ten thousand dollars a year in taxes, fees and permits.

    Now, I have two trucks, four trailers and two drivers.

    But, again, that's before the government came in to, "make things better".
    Saw a governor on Television discuss it some years ago.

    Expand more on the rest so i get understand why you put it here.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    A strong, healthy, educated middle class is essential to the continued success of the Republic.
    No argument from me on that.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, again, that's before the government came in to, "make things better".
    Your problem is that you are a responsible, productive, small business. We don't take kindly to that anymore. You need to be part of the protected class, a large corporation. Then you get lots of money, beneficial laws, help from the government to drive off competition, etc.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Saw a governor on Television discuss it some years ago.

    Expand more on the rest so i get understand why you put it here.
    I own an oilfield transportation business. When The Messiah imposed his drilling ban, for the good of the country, I had to send four men looking for a job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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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