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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That is how it should be in some cases. As long as this corporation is doing nothing illegal, it's really non of the governments business how big it's ego gets.
    Except that the government can pass rules and regulations to keep them under control .. so actually it is sometimes the government's business

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    But you still can't post an example of a free market economy lifting its' people out of poverty
    He'd probably be hard pressed to find an example of an actual free market economy-
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Except that the government can pass rules and regulations to keep them under control .. so actually it is sometimes the government's business
    I've argued for regulations. I noted where it is frustrating that the govenment would pass Sarbanes/Oxley and then completely ignore it. There is no reason that the government should set what a CEO should get paid though. (as long as they are not bailing them out) which is wrong in the first place and not something they seem to want to do anyway.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    He'd probably be hard pressed to find an example of an actual free market economy-
    That's because as long as we have groups of people, one won't exist, people will always find ways to govern themselves .. a free market economy is anarchy .. this doesn't even exist in the animal world .. even Chimpanzees keep each other in line

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    That's because as long as we have groups of people, one won't exist, people will always find ways to govern themselves .. a free market economy is anarchy .. this doesn't even exist in the animal world .. even Chimpanzees keep each other in line
    Either there's regulation, as there should be, or those who benefit use the system to take advantage of others. Neither example equals a free market.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Why should anyone be forced to pay more taxes while we waste in on things such as..


    #1 A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft. The goal of this “video game research” is reportedly to study how “emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games and online virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life can help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in the global marketplace.”

    #2 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the University of New Hampshire $700,000 this year to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.

    #3 $615,000 was given to the University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.

    #4 A professor at Stanford University received $239,100 to study how Americans use the Internet to find love. So far one of the key findings of this “research” is that the Internet is a safer and more discreet way to find same-sex partners.

    #5 The National Science Foundation spent $216,000 to study whether or not politicians “gain or lose support by taking ambiguous positions.”

    #6 The National Institutes of Health spent approximately $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

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    #8 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $175 million during 2010 to maintain hundreds of buildings that it does not even use. This includes a pink, octagonal monkey house in the city of Dayton, Ohio.

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    #10 $35 million was reportedly paid out by Medicare to 118 “phantom” medical clinics that never even existed. Apparently these “phantom” medical clinics were established by a network of criminal gangs as a way to defraud the U.S. government.

    #11 The Conservation Commission of Monkton, Vermont got $150,000 from the federal government to construct a “critter crossing”. Thanks to U.S. government money, the lives of “thousands” of migrating salamanders are now being saved.

    #12 In California, one park received $440,000 in federal funds to perform “green energy upgrades” on a building that has not been used for a decade.

    #13 $440,955 was spent this past year on an office for former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert that he rarely even visits.

    #14 One Tennessee library was given $5,000 in federal funds to host a series of video game parties.

    #15 The U.S. Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on a television commercial during the Super Bowl that was so poorly produced that virtually nobody understood what is was trying to say.

    #16 A professor at Dartmouth University received $137,530 to create a “recession-themed” video game entitled “Layoff”.

    #17 The National Science Foundation gave the Minnesota Zoo over $600,000 so that they could develop an online video game called “Wolfquest”.

    #18 A pizzeria in Iowa was given $60,000 to renovate the pizzeria’s facade and give it a more “inviting feel”.

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    #20 Almost unbelievably, the National Institutes of Health was given $800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.
    Prison Planet.com » Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On


    How is it right to tax persons more only to waste it in areas the government has no business to be involved?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Why should anyone be forced to pay more taxes while we waste in on things such as..





    Prison Planet.com » Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On


    How is it right to tax persons more only to waste it in areas the government has no business to be involved?
    great point-

    I believe the burden is on the government to come up with massive spending cuts to show good faith before anyone's taxes are raised. especially on those who are tasked with paying most of the federal income taxes and all the federal death taxes.



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I believe the burden is on the government to come up with massive spending cuts to show good faith before anyone's taxes are raised
    I think there's something we can finally agree on

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I believe the burden is on the government to come up with massive spending cuts to show good faith before anyone's taxes are raised. especially on those who are tasked with paying most of the federal income taxes and all the federal death taxes.
    been there...done that.

    GOP refuses to play ball.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    been there...done that.

    GOP refuses to play ball.
    Good leftwing propaganda

    rather poor grasp of reality



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