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Thread: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    sad that the selfish and greedy place themselves and their worship of Mammon above America and the American people.
    Hay? You can lead by example. Maximize your taxes to show us ho the unselfish and ungreedy do it. Sell all that you own and give the proceeds to the almighty government.

    Tell us that you take no notice of the actual tax laws and just give all that you earn to the government.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Cp pretty well spelled it out-Logical people could follow it easily

    teacher majors are high school dullards

    they go into the major where they get much higher average grades than what many elite or far more competitive majors award

    yet when they take standardized tests they are back to being dullards.

    its not about prejudices-its about the fact that there are few groups that have a more inflated view of what they are worth than the teachers' unions and few groups has as high a ratio of what they feel they are worth versus their actual level of talent.

    I am sure that those teachers majors "earned" their grades as long you don't pretend that a 3.8 in your major (where that is average) is the same as 3.8 at say Columbia or Cornell law where 3.3 gets you Order of the Coif.

    its like being a varsity starter on the williams college tennis team vs one at Stanford, UCLA or Georgia
    that is all speculation and jumping to conclusions because both of you hate teachers and unions and democrats.

    Where is your verifiable evidence that those education majors did not earn those grades?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Hay? You can lead by example. Maximize your taxes to show us ho the unselfish and ungreedy do it. Sell all that you own and give the proceeds to the almighty government.

    Tell us that you take no notice of the actual tax laws and just give all that you earn to the government.
    Do you know the difference between a nationwide tax policy for 300 million people and one lone individual?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that is all speculation and jumping to conclusions because both of you hate teachers and unions and democrats.

    Where is your verifiable evidence that those education majors did not earn those grades?

    Its not speculation but pure logic


    the stupidest people at age 18 are still the stupidest at age 22 but for four years they get higher GPAs than those in real majors.

    so either the teaching department has rampant grade inflation

    or makes dullards temporarily smarter than the other people wo take GRE's GMATs LSATs or MCATS but that wisdom boost is like cocaine-it wears off quickly

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its not speculation but pure logic


    the stupidest people at age 18 are still the stupidest at age 22 but for four years they get higher GPAs than those in real majors.

    so either the teaching department has rampant grade inflation

    or makes dullards temporarily smarter than the other people wo take GRE's GMATs LSATs or MCATS but that wisdom boost is like cocaine-it wears off quickly
    Show us where the education majors did not earn the grades they were given. And lead you prejudice fueled speculation at the door. We are looking for evidence..... not for your connecting the dots on different pages to produce the picture that your belief system tells you to produce.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Hypothetically, Romney makes 150 million a year.. Lets say he pays 50% tax, that still 75 million he gets to take to the bank. I make 50k a year and bring home 25k. Who has the higher tax burden?
    For those who do not find math particularly hard he does. Your burden is trivial compared to his.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Our crazy spending definitely needs to be stopped yes and our government needs to bring in more money yes
    Perhaps it is time for the government to sell off all of the lands it controls. That should bring in quite a bit.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Show us where the education majors did not earn the grades they were given.
    YOu are confused again. 3-8 is AVERAGE?

    the fact remains-those in the education major are the bottom of the barrel

    and you can not deny that.

    we couldn't care less about the obvious grade inflation.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Perhaps it is time for the government to sell off all of the lands it controls. That should bring in quite a bit.

    that's a great idea.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post

    if there was no withholding and everyone had to write out a check for their entire IRS bill the day before the elections are held we'd have a far far far smaller government
    This one change alone would completely fix the problem.

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