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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I am glad to see that you can say that. Now all that you have to do is avoid writing posts as if you do in the future.
    I must be in some alter-universe. I am seeing posts that make no sense whatsoever



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

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    So you are saying that a company's profits are only to be reaped by the shareholders, never to be at least partially shared with the workers who created the profits, unless the workers can provide a higher quality of labor than they provided to create the profits in the first place?

    Something doesn't seem fair about that TD.
    I'm guessing that does not matter much to a person who has publicly stated they value money more than the lives of some people.
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    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm guessing that does not matter much to a person who has publicly stated they value money more than the lives of some people.
    most people believe that

    if you went to the average american and said would you be willing to suffer complete bankruptcy to save the life of some internet troll or other person they have never met, I bet less than 5% would say yes.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well we know a few things

    1) jacking up taxes on the rich won't increase jobs and the last I checked this thread was about the tax rates that were implemented by Bush as a reaction to the Clinton tax hikes and then extended by Obumble.

    2) You labor under the idiotic delusion that more government actually helps the poor. What the poor get from more government is akin to what addicts get from Pushers.

    but thanks for admitting that the rich really don't benefit as much from government as the poor and lower middle class. that bit of honesty is refreshing and is a major bitch slap to those who claim that the rich benefit from more and more government
    Bitch slap???

    Who's the majority in America the rich ,or the ones without jobs , the working poor, the poor.

    A lot of people voting age .
    How many poor, working poor and unemployed are going to support less taxes for the rich and more budget cuts for them?
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    Re: What purpose did the tax cut for the wealthiest serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    most people believe that

    if you went to the average american and said would you be willing to suffer complete bankruptcy to save the life of some internet troll or other person they have never met, I bet less than 5% would say yes.
    We were discussing the Bush tax cuts when you made the statement that you valued your money more than the lives of some people, so please show us your calculations used to determine that the rich will suffer complete bankruptcy due to the elimination of the Bush tax cuts for the rich?

    You also have not answered the question here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059780646
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    fair is not a really relevant concept and it would be unfair to the owners of the corporation for management to pay too much for something that can be obtained for less

    should the corporation pay its energy and steel and plastics and lumber suppliers more than the going rate as well to be "fair"
    TD - I'm asking you a question; do you think the workers who help grow and make a company profitable should not share in any of the financial gain they helped create?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Bitch slap???

    Who's the majority in America the rich ,or the ones without jobs , the working poor, the poor.

    A lot of people voting age .
    How many poor, working poor and unemployed are going to support less taxes for the rich and more budget cuts for them?
    many of them are deluded into thinking that more and more government handouts are GOOD for them

    just as junkies think more fixes are to their benefit



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We were discussing the Bush tax cuts when you made the statement that you valued your money more than the lives of some people, so please show us your calculations used to determine that the rich will suffer complete bankruptcy due to the elimination of the Bush tax cuts for the rich?

    You also have not answered the question here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1059780646
    why are you again trying to divert this thread by obsessing over your misconstruction of what I said?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    TD - I'm asking you a question; do you think the workers who help grow and make a company profitable should not share in any of the financial gain they helped create?
    No. They are entitled to the terms of their contracts



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    No. They are entitled to the terms of their contracts
    Well Turtle, congratulations.

    You sir are exactly the reason why Capitalism gets a bad wrap.

    To say that the employees who help make a company great, or who help make a company prosperous should not be able to share in any any of the profits they create is exactly the reason why people turn to alternate economic setups like Communism.

    I think a company should be treated somewhat like a community (within reason, of course). Perhaps if all businesses could do this, maybe we wouldn't have such a huge wealth stratification problem right now and so many people bitching about taxes and welfare and all that other mumbo jumbo.

    If we can treat a company like a community, and not just a big machine filled with labor that's treated like a commodity, perhaps people wouldn't need such a huge government to protect them and provide food stamps.

    TurtleDude - you are your own worst enemy.
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