Page 69 of 109 FirstFirst ... 1959676869707179 ... LastLast
Results 681 to 690 of 1085

Thread: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

  1. #681
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Windy City
    Last Seen
    09-21-11 @ 11:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    397

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Ahhh.... that's just it, he became wealthy by growing a new company/technology. Much different than an established company. Startups see huge numbers in growth of jobs and profit. However, once he is past the certain point of longevity, he too will start to cut his workforce. Much different scenario. It's a tenet of business... keep costs down. Machines are cheaper than people. That simple.
    Like it or not the guy still = wealthy person, so you need to be careful when saying "all wealthy this" or "all wealthy that". It's our over-generalizations that get us in trouble.


    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    How trite... Not everyone wants to be an exec. Some builders, fireman, police, landscapers LOVE their work. So your solution is we should all become executives? LMAO... that was not the American dream.
    Was more or less being sarcastic with my quote but anyways even builders, fireman, police, and landscapers who LOVE their work are usually welcoming of the idea of making more money. Who isn't? I think that the great majority of people in the lower/middle class, if surveyed, would say that they would probably want to make more money. I know I would. A higher position in your respective field, along with the prospect of making more money to bring home to your family is always a good motivator to work harder, be more efficient, ect.



    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Unreal... Hey... ever try heroin? Addicts and junkies use the same rationalization... sure, it's killing me, but what a ride...
    I wouldn't liken capitalism to heroin because when the druggie gets off heroin he has a much better, sober world awaiting him/her. When we get off capitalism, we have no actual viable system awaiting us. Capitalism is the best thing we got right now.




    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    We are plenty smart enough already. Just not well informed.
    Well if we're not well informed collectively, wouldn't that make us not that smart collectively as well?
    Last edited by David D.; 09-03-11 at 01:49 AM.

  2. #682
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    10-10-15 @ 01:31 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    2,069
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    Like it or not the guy still = wealthy person, so you need to be careful when saying "all wealthy this" or "all wealthy that". It's our over-generalizations that get us in trouble.
    The "over-generalization wasn't my implication... but wholly your inference.



    Was more or less being sarcastic with my quote but anyways even builders, fireman, police, and landscapers who LOVE their work are usually welcoming of the idea of making more money. Who isn't? I think that the great majority of people in the lower/middle class, if surveyed, would say that they would probably want to make more money. I know I would. A higher position in your respective field, along with the prospect of making more money to bring home to your family is always a good motivator to work harder, be more efficient, ect.
    Truly, this makes me sad and sick at the same time. We are already working hard, as shown by increased productivity, increased profits, etc. The problem isnt that we aren't working hard, it's that executive pay is four times the increase of the profits... while the cost of living skyrockets, and worker salaries go DOWN. The "motivator" SHOULD be to share in the success of the company... not to be told "you're not working hard enough... LMAO...

    I wouldn't liken capitalism to heroin because when the druggie gets off heroin he has a much better, sober world awaiting him/her. When we get off capitalism, we have no actual viable system awaiting us. Capitalism is the best thing we got right now.
    Too bad this isn't capitalism...

    Well if we're not well informed collectively, wouldn't that make us not that smart collectively as well?
    Not at all. It makes them ill or mis-informed. Not stupid. So, you're saying everyone that fell for the Catholic Churches insistence that the earth was the center of the universe, was an idiot?

    This is my last post to you... this is tedious and silly.

    Good night.

  3. #683
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Windy City
    Last Seen
    09-21-11 @ 11:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    397

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Truly, this makes me sad and sick at the same time. We are already working hard, as shown by increased productivity, increased profits, etc. The problem isnt that we aren't working hard, it's that executive pay is four times the increase of the profits... while the cost of living skyrockets, and worker salaries go DOWN. The "motivator" SHOULD be to share in the success of the company... not to be told "you're not working hard enough... LMAO...
    All I said is that money and the prospect of earning more money is a motivator, and I think that statement holds true in many work-related scenarios. Not sure why this fact makes you 'sick' and sad simultaneously.

    That said, I agree, execs are paid too much. One option would be for 'good' people who believe that execs are generally paid too much to work their way up to the exec position, and once reaching that level they will lower their pay to a more reasonable level, thus correcting the issue.


    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Too bad this isn't capitalism...
    It's close enough.



    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Not at all. It makes them ill or mis-informed. Not stupid. So, you're saying everyone that fell for the Catholic Churches insistence that the earth was the center of the universe, was an idiot?
    Well, keyword = "collective".

    And yes, anyone who fell for that Catholic Bull#$** was an idiot, you can put that on the record.

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    This is my last post to you... this is tedious and silly.

    Good night.
    Agreed, g'night.
    Last edited by David D.; 09-03-11 at 02:53 AM.

  4. #684
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    did I miss the part where you answered the question? Or do you unable to provide information on these "qualifiers" that you introduced into the discussion?
    Do you know what taxes are actually for? It's a pretty straight forward question.

  5. #685
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Do you know what taxes are actually for? It's a pretty straight forward question.
    To build roads so GM can sell more cars and people can use more oil, DUH!

  6. #686
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    To build roads so GM can sell more cars and people can use more oil, DUH!
    Roads are meant for postage. Its also the exception. Fail.

  7. #687
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Roads are meant for postage. Its also the exception. Fail.
    Nope that is what airplanes are for.

    The pony express is no more!

  8. #688
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    07-19-17 @ 03:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    60,458

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Nope that is what airplanes are for.

    The pony express is no more!
    So according to you roads are now not an exception? oh boy..

  9. #689
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So according to you roads are now not an exception? oh boy..
    An exception to what?

  10. #690
    Educator O_Guru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    01-06-13 @ 06:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    758

    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Ill keep it simple
    To keep the corrupt people at the top happy that line the pockets of the corrupt people in government.

    No I'm not saying they are all corrupt.
    PURE STUPIDITY 1.) Glenn Beck doesnt lie. 2.) Obama is Jesus like 3.) Sara Palin is so smart & shes a great speaker. 4.) Obama does just about everything perfect. 5.) Fox doesn' t lean right 6.) Pro-Choice is no different than Pro-Slavery 7.) MSNBC doesn't lean left. 8.) What TSA does is no different than sexual assault & child porn.

Page 69 of 109 FirstFirst ... 1959676869707179 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •