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

  1. #341
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    Re: Are you willing to pay higher taxes, and if so, for what?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst, replying to another View Post
    It's a fact, the private sector spending will always--yes, always--be a more effective boost to the economy than government spending will.

    [...] At no time did I say that there wasn't government spending that is smart, needed and effective.
    Quoted for confusion

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483, replying to another View Post
    [...] I can guarantee you I'd never allow $3000 to be spent on a toilet seat if I were managing the money. [...]
    It would be better if you could guarantee us that you haven't been hoodwinked by an urban myth

    U.S. Navy's "$600 Toilet Seat"

    The P-3C Orion antisubmarine aircraft went into service in 1962. Twenty-five years later it was determined that the toilet shroud, the cover that fits over the toilet, needed replacement. Since the airplane was out of production this would require new tooling to produce. These on-board toilets required a uniquely shaped, molded fiberglass shroud that had to satisfy specifications for vibration resistance, weight, and durability. The molds had to be specially made, as it had been decades since their original production. The price reflected the design work and the cost of the equipment to manufacture them. Lockheed Corp. charged $34,560 for 54 toilet covers, or $640 each.[2]

    President Reagan held a televised news conference in 1987, where he held up one of these shrouds and stated: "We didn't buy any $600 toilet seat. We bought a $600 molded plastic cover for the entire toilet system." A Pentagon spokesman, Glenn Flood stated, "The original price we were charged was $640, not just for a toilet seat, but for the large molded plastic assembly covering the entire seat, tank and full toilet assembly. The seat itself cost $9 and some cents. The supplier charged too much, and we had the amount corrected."[3] The president of Lockheed at the time, Lawrence Kitchen, adjusted to the price to $100 each and returned $29,165. "This action is intended to put to rest an artificial issue," Kitchen stated.[2]

    Toilet seat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    While I don't doubt the story, I do doubt that Lockheed would have refunded anything had the story not seen the light of day.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    jut did in post 336 - you know.... the one you duplicated part of in order to ask me to quote you when I did in that same post.
    You jut didn't, neither.

    Just because you jut think I said something, doesn't mean I jut said it. Sucks to be you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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