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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Are you suggesting they not be allowed to do this? Pardon the obvious question, but what happened to the Constitution?
    Apparently our founders intended that only those who can "buy speech" (read: bribe public officials) should have the freedom to speak.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    They dictate by calling,writing,emailing and faxing their elected representatives.
    The rich are more likely to do these things, not the poor or working people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others pay? Seems to be a fair question. Seeing how 50% of American households pay no federal income taxes is it fair for these people to demand that others who do pay income taxes pay more?
    Should those corporations that receive government subsidies be allowed to have lobbyists and contribute to election campaigns and PACs?
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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others pay? Seems to be a fair question. Seeing how 50% of American households pay no federal income taxes is it fair for these people to demand that others who do pay income taxes pay more?
    That I pay no Federal income tax has nothing to do with my voice as an American citizen..I just finished paying over $900 in real estate taxes
    Conservatives.....DO NOT TRY TO TAKE THIS AWAY !!!!!!!!! Do not infringe on my rights...

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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    I would also like to point out that as service members, like me and Jamesrage, we actually cost more in tax dollars than we generate in tax dollars what in our salaries, medical benefits, training, equipment, etc. Of course we perform a service and work for these benefits, but there's no denying that we cost more in federal dollars than we generate dollars for the government.

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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others pay? Seems to be a fair question. Seeing how 50% of American households pay no federal income taxes is it fair for these people to demand that others who do pay income taxes pay more? It always amuses me when people piss bitch and moan about the rich using the tax system to pay as low as possible of a income tax rate when many of these same people use that same tax system to not pay any federal income taxes and to sometimes get back extra.
    Currently they do, I mean there are dead people still voting for you to pay more. They haven't paid taxes in years.
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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Apparently our founders intended that only those who can "buy speech" (read: bribe public officials) should have the freedom to speak.
    Apparently to you maybe.
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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The rich are more likely to do these things, not the poor or working people.
    I am sure those occu-tard protesters did more than just harass people,vandalize property,commit all so sorts of crime while claiming to represent 99% of the people.They most likely contact their elected officials as well.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am sure those occu-tard protesters did more than just harass people,vandalize property,commit all so sorts of crime while claiming to represent 99% of the people.They most likely contact their elected officials as well.
    Much less than you might think. There were likely not heard at all. Access is much more likely among the wealthy. Sorry.

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    Re: Do those WHO PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES have a right to dictate how much others

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Should those corporations that receive government subsidies be allowed to have lobbyists and contribute to election campaigns and PACs?

    No one should be allowed to have any government subsidies.Seeing how corporations are a peaceful assembly of people just like churches, GLAAD,planned parenthood,workers unions and many other groups are they should be allowed to voice their concerns to elected officials and make campaign contributions.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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