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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Good leftwing propaganda

    rather poor grasp of reality
    Dems have a plan that cuts spending and removes tax-loopholes.

    let me know when the GOP agrees to work with that plan.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Dems have a plan that cuts spending and removes tax-loopholes.

    let me know when the GOP agrees to work with that plan.
    dems want to raise taxes on those who pay too much of the income tax

    that's a non-starter

    why cannot the dems agree to spending cuts without trying to derail them with tax hikes

    do the dems believe that EVERY PENNY OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS GOOD AND PROPER?

    that is the only possible argument they have for getting tax hikes as a concession to cutting spending



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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ..do the dems believe that EVERY PENNY OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS GOOD AND PROPER?..
    err....the Dems have offered a plan that reduces the debt by $2 trillion, through spending cuts and closing tax-loopholes for the rich.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And India is a socialist nation which is growing faster than we are

    The GLF was communism. It would help if you understood what the words you use really mean
    Obviously India is growing faster than the US. The US still has a greater GDP. US is 1st, India is 10th. India also doesn't make the top 100 when it comes to GDP per capita. US is in the top 10.

    Before you can have communism, you must have socialism, or so it says in Marxist doctrine. If you want to debate the Great Leap Forward, I have no problem with that/ However, I prefer you give me reasons for such a conclusion instead of insulting me.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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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
    Hong Kong is probably the closest to a current free market. US, Germany, Sweden, etc are largely free market economies. They are becoming more and more regulated, but are largely based on free markets. And India is definitely more capitalist than socialist right now.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why cannot the dems agree to spending cuts without trying to derail them with tax hikes
    They already made concessions to get the spending cuts with the Republicans. They're just also looking to close tax loopholes. It seems more to me in this situation that the Repubs more than the Dems are playing the "have my cake and eat it too" game.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Not exactly what I said.

    If someone holds almost nothing in the company why should they have a great sway in the company? Why shouldn't they be the cricket in the room? If they hold a sufficient holdings in the company they have sufficient say. I'm not seeing the problem.
    No you're changing from "sway anything" to "great sway". Your change is obvious, and your motive transparent
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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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.
    So what the law says is legal is none of the govts' business
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    This is very much like claiming that the U.S. is not a capitalist country because it isn't purely capitalist. Same with China and India. Both certainly have capitalist aspects to them.

    As I said earlier, there are no true isms.
    And that's what I have been saying. That's why it's truly absurd for the wingnuts to use China and India as examples of "free markets"
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    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.
    There's more to the obscene bonuses and salary the rich are getting. We don't have to pass a law limiting pay; just pass a law so that the corporate committees that decide the pay and bonuses aren't loaded with the executives friends.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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