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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 Misterveritis View Post
    This one change alone would completely fix the problem.
    following the constitution and having 5 supreme court justices who understand the tenth amendment and agree to uphold it would put an end to a need for a tax rate higher than 5%

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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.
    All you now have to do is show us that each of those students did not earn the grades they were given.

    Apparently your definition of LOGIC is "speculation based on ideological self imposed beliefs when no verifiable data is available to support my prejudices."
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    All you now have to do is show us that each of those students did not earn the grades they were given.
    if 3.8 is what is average in the department than what does that show


    your problem is not if they earned them but how they compare to the much smarter and able students in other majors.

    It would be idiotic with a department with an average ACT score of 24 and HS GPA of 2.7 gives out 80% A grades and 20% B grades meaning those in that major garner most of the university honors while another major where the average ACT score is 33 and HS GPA is 3.9 awards 25% A, 25% B, 25% C and 25% D or less.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Do you know the difference between a nationwide tax policy for 300 million people and one lone individual?
    Is that your way around saying that you too look for every tax credit and deduction you can get?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if 3.8 is what is average in the department than what does that show


    your problem is not if they earned them but how they compare to the much smarter and able students in other majors.

    It would be idiotic with a department with an average ACT score of 24 and HS GPA of 2.7 gives out 80% A grades and 20% B grades meaning those in that major garner most of the university honors while another major where the average ACT score is 33 and HS GPA is 3.9 awards 25% A, 25% B, 25% C and 25% D or less.
    Just show us that the education majors did not earn the grades they were given.

    I have no idea what "much smarter and able means". It matters not if a doctor can do complicated math if they can tend to a patients ailments. Smartness - as measured by something a test of something outside of ones field - is inconsequential.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Is that your way around saying that you too look for every tax credit and deduction you can get?
    Please quote where I said that.

    Like Indiana Jones, you seem to be making this up as you go along.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Do you know the difference between a nationwide tax policy for 300 million people and one lone individual?
    No. But I can recognize a hypocrite when I see one.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    No. But I can recognize a hypocrite when I see one.
    Looking in the mirror again it would seem.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Please quote where I said that.
    You were asked to make an example of yourself and pay as much in taxes as possible. You dodged and came back with nonsense. An indicator that you are avoiding the question/suggestion. But if you don't want your lack of a real response to suggest the most likely reality that I put forth, answer this:

    Do you take all the tax credits and deductions that you can, or do you just put income on your form and calculate taxes owed off that total amount?

    I (and probably a few others) will be standing by for your confirmation of hypocrisy.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Just show us that the education majors did not earn the grades they were given.

    I have no idea what "much smarter and able means". It matters not if a doctor can do complicated math if they can tend to a patients ailments. Smartness - as measured by something a test of something outside of ones field - is inconsequential.
    many posts ago I noted that the teachers' majors were the bottom of the barrel

    you denied that and we proved it

    now you are diverting

    I couldn't care less. the point I made has been established and not rebutted. and maybe that is why that union is such a big fan of Obamunism and his tax hike schemes--a bunch of people with bogus or tainted degrees who are mad that the students who really made good grades in far more rigorous majors are now making 3-4X as much as those teachers. The teachers whine-"BUT I HAD A 3.8 GPA and that engineer only had a 3.0-its UNFAIR he makes 200K a year and the GOVERNMENT has to tax him more because I AM ENTITLED to that wealth not him"

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