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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Of course! Do not forget to toss in their first born
    Born...not aborted? Cuz you might have to add those up to equal a pound, depending on how far into it the pregnancy went...

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Of course! Do not forget to toss in their first born
    We could use Swift's idea for that one.

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Sounds great to me... damn, now I want to be rich so I can feast on the raw flesh of thousands.

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Lets be honest Luna...you are misstating reality. The reality is that 47% dont give even an ounce, let alone a pound, and the top 1% give 35 pounds....thats the heart, a kidney, an arm, and maybe a leg from the knee down. If this is all about 'fair share' and dramatics shouldnt it at least be close to accurate?
    Our economy doesn't provide the work or wages to enable the 47% to pay federal income taxes. Given the choice between continuing to pay the "35 pounds" or facing economic regulations that would force them to provide decent jobs and wages, I'm sure the 1% would choose to keep picking up the tab for the 47% use of public services. Society doesn't collapse, and they get to keep a larger share of the money according to those rules. Personally, I would be glad to shift more of the tax burden to the 47% as long as our economy was reordered so that they had the income to pay it.
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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Our economy doesn't provide the work or wages to enable the 47% to pay federal income taxes. Given the choice between continuing to pay the "35 pounds" or facing economic regulations that would force them to provide decent jobs and wages, I'm sure the 1% would choose to keep picking up the tab for the 47%'s welfare. They get to keep a larger share of the money according to those rules.
    There are still many jobs out there and sometimes you have to work 2 and 3 to get from broke ass to middle/upper middle income. Some of us spent 30 years doing it. Well worth it. That being said...all good...as long as we stoip this whiny rhetoric about how the poor should just give up a pound of flesh. One side of that 47% drains the country of resources...the 53% pay for it. Im not naive enough to expect the occasional 'thank you'...but it would sure be nice if that 47% were a little more concerned about THEIR role and how to affect positive change.

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Just the obese poor of which there are many.
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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Our economy doesn't provide the work or wages to enable the 47% to pay federal income taxes. Given the choice between continuing to pay the "35 pounds" or facing economic regulations that would force them to provide decent jobs and wages, I'm sure the 1% would choose to keep picking up the tab for the 47% use of public services. Society doesn't collapse, and they get to keep a larger share of the money according to those rules. Personally, I would be glad to shift more of the tax burden to the 47% as long as our economy was reordered so that they had the income to pay it.
    that's nonsense. to say 47% cannot pay ANY federal income tax is complete BS



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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    There are still many jobs out there and sometimes you have to work 2 and 3 to get from broke ass to middle/upper middle income. Some of us spent 30 years doing it. Well worth it. That being said...all good...as long as we stoip this whiny rhetoric about how the poor should just give up a pound of flesh. One side of that 47% drains the country of resources...the 53% pay for it. Im not naive enough to expect the occasional 'thank you'...but it would sure be nice if that 47% were a little more concerned about THEIR role and how to affect positive change.
    excellent point-the entire point of taxing the "poor" or the 47-51% that pay no income tax is to give them feedback. Feedback, as Mach noted, to provide them with edification that government spending has to be PAID for. Right now, too many people have no idea how government is paid for so they constantly demand more and more government

    here is the bottom line. If YOU cannot AFFORD to pay for what you want, then you should demand LESS rather than demand others be taxed more so you can have what you cannot pay for



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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    W.....t.....f
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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

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    W.....t.....f

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