View Poll Results: Did Democrats cause the super committee to fail on purpose?

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  • No, they actually thought a trillion dollar tax hike in a recession was reasonable

    9 12.68%
  • No, it was a bi-partisan failure

    28 39.44%
  • Yes, the plan from the beginning was to fail

    34 47.89%
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Thread: They did it on purpose

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    No, taxes are your contribution to pay for the services the state offers you (and you have had a say in establishing these services, by participating in the free political process). Enjoying public service, but refusing to pay for it, is theft, plain and simple. You get something, but refuse to pay for it.

    So when you are part of the government, and you cut taxes, although you know the government cannot really afford to miss these revenues, it's a populist means to buy votes, just like giving handouts and subsidies.
    theft is a bunch of people who don't pay taxes getting together and jacking up the taxes on a minority that already pays a huge share of the taxes



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    revenue date from 2000-2008 paints a very different picture.

    Bush's tax-cuts grew revenue by 28%, which sucks compared to Clinton's 75% with tax-increases.
    yeah that big dot com bubble. clinton lucked out that he had that fortunate occurrence-otherwise his tax hikes would have cost the government revenues



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    theft is a bunch of people who don't pay taxes getting together and jacking up the taxes on a minority that already pays a huge share of the taxes
    The downtrodden rich should start their own civil rights movement. "Don't tax me, dude!"

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The middle class didn't do all alone. Someone had to put up the jack to pay for it. Gee! Where did that money possibly come from?
    Someone's grandfather?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The downtrodden rich should start their own civil rights movement. "Don't tax me, dude!"
    you all would starve then



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    Someone's grandfather?
    Someone's grandpa that invested a truckload of capital.
    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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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The downtrodden rich should start their own civil rights movement. "Don't tax me, dude!"
    What about small business operators that the Libbos want to over-tax? Can we join that movement, too?
    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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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I never asked you anything. You're the one trying to bust my balls with your silly little equations to figure gross income.

    ...I'm sorry, but I can't help bu LMAO when I think about that.
    Laugh all you want, but you are the silly guy who thinks that revenues are not related to debt. You need to go to school.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Laugh all you want, but you are the silly guy who thinks that revenues are not related to debt. You need to go to school.
    I never said that revenue isn't related to debt.

    When you look up that equation that figgers gross revenue, you can also look up, "debt", and, "deficit".
    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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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which means, I would have to cut my spending.

    Don't worry, you'll catch on eventually.
    There are two sides to a budget. You learn that in week one of any basic accounting or bookkeeping course. Perhaps some attended a school where they could not afford to include all the information needed so the part about INCOME was cut out? That would certainly explain the ideology of the Grover Norquists of the land.
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