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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 TurtleDude View Post
    I think the dems call them IDEAL VOTERS
    No, the Republicans are the ones that don't like taxes, I would call them IDEAL Republican voters.



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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    No, the Republicans are the ones that don't like taxes, I would call them IDEAL Republican voters.
    dems don't like paying taxes-they want OTHER people to pay taxes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your major fail is that you ignore the real issue

    are education majors generally dullards compared to other students at public universities? the answer of course is yes: as to "earning their grades" is a meaningless question because obviously the standard for an A in the teaching departments is far far far lower than what it takes to get an A in other majors. Its like asking if the football players at say Haverford earn their varsity letters-and the answer is yes. The more important question-for the purpose of this analogy-would be-are those who start for Haverford as accomplished as the varsity starters at Ohio State, Stanford, Texas, Florida or even Harvard and Princeton and the answer is obviously no.

    and that is the true point. if the average GPA for teachers majors is a 3.8 and those students have the lowest HS grades and test scores we can safely predict two things

    1) people from other majors would score much higher if they took the same courses or if the grading standards were the same in their majors

    2) education majors would not have a 3.8 major or anywhere near it if they had to take the same course work and meet the same standards as other majors

    Again-the Teachers' unions are among the most egregious groups when it comes to a sense of entitlement. I guess it comes from their professors telling them they are A students and then realizing that in the real world they are still the bottom of the barrel as they were in HS or after they got the results from the LSAT or GREs back
    Harvard has a football team??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Harvard has a football team??
    Yeah, its not bad given there are no scholarships, and the team cannot have more than one standard deviation academic numbers lower than the rest of the student body.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your major fail is that you ignore the real issue
    actually I would say that his major fail is that he is creating a strawman - trying to argue to put us in the position of saying that education majors don't "earn their grades." Of course they do. What we are saying is that high grades in an education program are ridiculously easy to earn, even if you are a poor or mediocre student.

    Again-the Teachers' unions are among the most egregious groups when it comes to a sense of entitlement. I guess it comes from their professors telling them they are A students and then realizing that in the real world they are still the bottom of the barrel as they were in HS or after they got the results from the LSAT or GREs back
    On the other hand, this does explain quite a lot about teachers' unions opposition to utilizing standardized tests to measure performance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Yeah, its not bad given there are no scholarships, and the team cannot have more than one standard deviation academic numbers lower than the rest of the student body.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    dems don't like paying taxes-they want OTHER people to pay taxes
    Not so. Buffett is a fine example of Democrats wanting to pay their share, certainly not Romney, hell for all we know Romney probably won't show his tax returns because he probably hasn't been paying any taxes.



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

    Being a successful capitalist makes one a patriot, regardless of how much they actually pay in taxes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Being a successful capitalist makes one a patriot, regardless of how much they actually pay in taxes.
    Yeah sure, rob from your country, that's a real patriot. NOT.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Being a successful capitalist makes one a patriot, regardless of how much they actually pay in taxes.
    lol........

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