View Poll Results: Should the GOP should fear the 99% movement

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  • Absolutely should fear it

    33 31.13%
  • Somewhat fear it

    9 8.49%
  • Fear it a little bit

    3 2.83%
  • Fear it a tiny bit

    3 2.83%
  • Absolutely nothing to fear

    47 44.34%
  • Don't know

    1 0.94%
  • Don't care

    6 5.66%
  • Other (explian)

    4 3.77%
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexxouellette View Post
    So did GE in 2010, yet I'm willing to assume, knowing your political leanings, that your against higher corporate taxes. Yet when it involves the most vulnerable among us it's fine to suggest that they don't pay enough. It does seem to me like that 50 percent is exaggerated not to mention that those who don't pay income tax either make so little it's ridiculous to assume they could afford taxes or they've taken advantage of tax credits to lower their tax rates, most of these if not all are also available to the rich. So who's being whiny now. Your whining about how some people make so little that it's possible for them to totally erase their taxes through creative(and i don't mean the illegal kind) accounting but even though the wealthy can take the same actions they can, it's still somehow unfair.
    You are the one who whines. what is unfair are those who cannot provide for themselves demanding that those who can have a duty to give them more and more and more without ever doing anything for us in return

    Here's the story

    IF you cannot afford the level of government you want, you need to demand less government NOT that others pony up to pay for what you want



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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's called "the early bird gets the worm".... it's a saying that's been around a long time.

    waiting for someone else to give you worms has also been around a long time... but it's generally not celebrated as the proper way to live.
    After a pride of lions finishes off a carcass the birds move in to peck at the scrapings. Is that what you expect the middle class aspire to? I may be wrong but I don't think the majority of the country are going to vote against their own interest next November. The protest movement is a fairly clear heads up of that realization.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    After a pride of lions finishes off a carcass the birds move in to peck at the scrapings. Is that what you expect the middle class aspire to? I may be wrong but I don't think the majority of the country are going to vote against their own interest next November. The protest movement is a fairly clear heads up of that realization.
    I expect the middle class to stop being addicted to the milk government feeds them from the public teat but rather they go out and do some hunting on their own



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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    After a pride of lions finishes off a carcass the birds move in to peck at the scrapings. Is that what you expect the middle class aspire to? I may be wrong but I don't think the majority of the country are going to vote against their own interest next November. The protest movement is a fairly clear heads up of that realization.

    I expect people to aspire to greatness, not to be content with scraps.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I expect people to aspire to greatness, not to be content with scraps.
    Then I guess you support Occupy Wall Street then.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Do a little research about the tax rates and tax revenue, and you will realize it is hardly relevant what the tax rates are among the top 1%. Increasing tax rates for only the richest of the richest may feel good, but will not solve the deficit and actually may hurt the economy.

    Secondly, many of them own companies. When you increase their taxes, then they will just raise prices.
    Can you explain to me how that works? It seems counter-intuitive: raise taxes on people, and they'll pay more taxes. I understand that it's possible to harm people through that, but the wealthy are not even close to that point. Even raising taxes to what they were under Reagan would help. We're well to the left of the Laffer curve.
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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Then I guess you support Occupy Wall Street then.
    those people are a circle jerk of loserhood



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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You are the one who whines. what is unfair are those who cannot provide for themselves demanding that those who can have a duty to give them more and more and more without ever doing anything for us in return

    Here's the story

    IF you cannot afford the level of government you want, you need to demand less government NOT that others pony up to pay for what you want
    Thank you for quoting me and then not addressing anything I said it only helps to further demonstrate my argument. You were upset that these people paid no taxes, I explained why and how they are being given no truly unfair advantage. I'm not concerned with taking money from the wealthy but it isn't irrational to believe that taking 10,000 dollars from someone making 25,000 dollars is worse than taking 10,000 dollars from someone making 250,000 dollars a year. Relatively speaking that 10,000 dollars means a lot more to someone with 15,000 dollars left over not including state taxes to live on. Whereas the wealthier individual's money does truly mean less for him, not that it means little, merely that it means less. Lowering anybody's taxes isn't a reality at this point in time, I am more than willing to admit that our country has a spending problem, however amidst the spending we already incur and will continue to incur it is necessary not only to maintain revenue but to increase it. Since the amount is significant it makes more sense to take more from the wealthy who although not uninjured will not be grievously wounded than to bleed the less fortunate among us dry. How am I personally taking something from you, the money benefits you in the same way that it does me, it doesn't go from your pockets to mine.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    those people are a circle jerk of loserhood
    well of course you say that.

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    Re: Does the GOP need to fear the 99% Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's called "the early bird gets the worm".... it's a saying that's been around a long time.

    waiting for someone else to give you worms has also been around a long time... but it's generally not celebrated as the proper way to live.
    But you notice it didn't say ALL the worms, right?

    Historically, the early bird that grabs ALL the worms eventually gets pecked to death by the other birds.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

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