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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    yeah, clothes made in Mexico, Guatemala, and China are of the same quality as clothes made in the USA.

    right.....
    Typically they're better. The Mayor will take a suit made in Hong Kong over anything made in the US.

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Do you like the fact that American corporations move their manufacturing operations to nations where horrible labor abuses, insanely low-wages, and rampant fraud & abuse, is legal and allowed?
    Do YOU like the fact that it was rampant goonionism, excessive regulation, ridiculously high "minimum" wages laws, and an antagonistic political class and media severely reduce the desirability of starting or keeping a business in the US?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Do YOU like the fact that it was rampant goonionism, excessive regulation, ridiculously high "minimum" wages laws, and an antagonistic political class and media severely reduce the desirability of starting or keeping a business in the US?
    You have demonstrated NONE of the things you list.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
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    Nonsense. Clinton campaigned on ending welfare as we know it. Clinton had to drag the republicans into voting for welfare reform.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Its not a simple matter of decreasing spending and raising taxes. If it were, we had done so a long time ago.
    We are a vast, fine tuned machine. When we want to be just to everyone, those who pay taxes and those who benefit from those taxes (that's all of us eventually, more or less), we must seek to create the most sensible oversight possible, and that is one State/local level.
    Different infrastructures apply to different States, while our populace is as diverse as their needs.
    Many argue that we have too many people wanting a free ride, and that may be true. We also have too many who slip through the cracks, because those who aren't disabled are using up funds.
    Raising taxes without closing loopholes is like fixing a huge crack in a dam with a bandage, right?

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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Umm .. have you ever heard of shift work?
    I have, and it sucks....especially rotating shifts....takes me 5 days to get accustomed to mids, then 2 days later they change my shift....
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I have, and it sucks....especially rotating shifts....takes me 5 days to get accustomed to mids, then 2 days later they change my shift....
    Oh man, I feel for ya! I did that for 4 years with a job once, I hated it! My favorite was four 12 hour days on and 4 days off. It was very nice having 4 days off each week.
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    Re: Do You Want Higher Taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Oh man, I feel for ya! I did that for 4 years with a job once, I hated it! My favorite was four 12 hour days on and 4 days off. It was very nice having 4 days off each week.
    Me too, been there done that ... I feel for both of you .. I still have to do some shift work

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