View Poll Results: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

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  • Yes, across the board.

    14 12.17%
  • Yes, for infrastructure.

    33 28.70%
  • Yes, for education. (K-12)

    21 18.26%
  • Yes, for job creation.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, for social programs.

    15 13.04%
  • Yes, for medical care.

    26 22.61%
  • Yes, for the environment.

    19 16.52%
  • Yes, but... not for some particular programs (please elaborate).

    10 8.70%
  • No. None. Not for anything at all.

    63 54.78%
  • Undecided. Convince me either way.

    1 0.87%
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you saying someone who works for minimum wage because that is the best job they can find is worth more than what he is paid?
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It takes a twisted little mind to think anyone living during WWII was a forefather of any note whatsoever. Trying to make forefathers sound like founding father, hahahahahaha. Pullllleaze
    It just takes someone that knows the definition of forefathers. Here you go:

    "1: ancestor 1a

    2: a person of an earlier period and common heritage "
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually the term FOREFATHER was used properly by catawba.
    Sorry, I didn't see that you had already explained to American the definition of forefather before I posted the definition as well. At least he should no what the term means now.


    FDR certainly qualifies as an ancestor, a person from an earlier period of one of common heritage with Americans today.
    As, do our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and the Republican presidents, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Ford (our forefathers all) which supported a tax system for half a (century) that was far more progressive than anything proposed by the Democrats today.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I do my job, thank you very much.
    It is obvious to anyone who cares to look at the evidence, what it is that you are doing during nearly the entire time you are at work.

    Somehow, I very much doubt that participating in this forum is what you are expected to do at work, to earn your paycheck. And from the amount of time that you spend on this forum during work hours, there exists very, very little plausible basis on which to believe that you are actually doing enough productive work to earn your pay.

    As I said, I think that collecting a government paycheck, while not doing any productive work to earn it, constitutes receiving a government handout.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    folks who sit on the couch all day, making money off the hard labor of their workers, are indeed parasites.

    no, contrary to unpopular view.....writing checks is not work.
    Neither is spending your entire work day participating on this forum instead of doing the job you are supposedly being paid to do..
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    folks who sit on the couch all day, making money off the hard labor of their workers, are indeed parasites.

    no, contrary to unpopular view.....writing checks is not work.
    Yeah granny. Get off that couch and get to work. Living off your retirement interest is not work you parasite.

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It is obvious to anyone who cares to look at the evidence, what it is that you are doing during nearly the entire time you are at work.

    Somehow, I very much doubt that participating in this forum is what you are expected to do at work, to earn your paycheck. And from the amount of time that you spend on this forum during work hours, there exists very, very little plausible basis on which to believe that you are actually doing enough productive work to earn your pay.

    As I said, I think that collecting a government paycheck, while not doing any productive work to earn it, constitutes receiving a government handout.
    Oh - but you don't spend time on the forum, do you? Nu-uh

    So you don't intend on retiring or ever being unemployed? Can I hold you to that?

    Look - the only one not doing her job right now is me: I volunteer all my time to the betterment of my household and right now I'm on unpaid administrative leave for being a very - very - very naughty little girl.
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you saying someone who works for minimum wage because that is the best job they can find is worth more than what he is paid?
    Are you saying McDonalds is a viable company without people flipping burgers and working the drive-thru?
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    folks who sit on the couch all day, making money off the hard labor of their workers, are indeed parasites.

    no, contrary to unpopular view.....writing checks is not work.
    It is amazing how irrational people can be. To assume that management jobs and company ownership do not entail a tremendous amount of work and dedication is illogical, ignorant- and dishonest. Because I don't think even YOU believe that.

    Just for one example: A road contracting company secures a multi-million dollar parking lot paving project. The project allows (or forces, depending on whether or not you think corporations are evil and greedy) to create an additional 100 jobs for a period of 18 months. While the management stays in the office, the laborers work resurfacing the parking lots. What is the management doing in the office? Working on securing more contracts so that there is continued profitability for the company AND so they have somewhere to place those 100 workers after the first project is completed.

    People, obviouly, have different skills and different levels of skill. Just because some work in the office, and some do the physical labor doesn't make either parasitic. Matter of fact, I would argue that productivity of the management has more overall impact than the laborers- but the relationship is clearly symbiotic.

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