View Poll Results: Is it unreasonable to pay a little more?

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  • Yes. I'm a greedy bastard!! I need MORE!!!

    28 28.87%
  • No. There's comes a point in wealthiness where it just doesn't even matter anymore.

    61 62.89%
  • I'm not sure.

    8 8.25%
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The country is at its best with compromise. Both have. To give and get. It's not a bad word.
    All I care is about following the constitution, which both parties dont seem to understand. So a compromise between fools and crooks is no good for the rest of us.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    All I care is about following the constitution, which both parties dont seem to understand. So a compromise between fools and crooks is no good for the rest of us.
    Gawain, I'd like to introduce you to my good friend reality. Reality, this is Gawain. I hope you have a long and prosperous relationship together.


    Lemme give you a metaphor about compromise. A dragon has two heads, one red and one blue; since they share a belly, they are arguing over what to eat. The red head wants to eat sheep and refuses to eat anything else. The blue head wants to eat beef and refuses to eat sheep. Each is stubborn and refuses to back down, and one day, the dragon died of starvation.

    Meanwhile, that dragon's two-headed cousin faces a similar dilemma; one head wants to have pork, and the other wants venison. They agree to eat half pork and half venison, realizing that, if they did not eat, they would die like their cousin. They eat as such, and do so each day, allowing them to grow strong and live a long and prosperous life.

    What is the moral here?

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    All I care is about following the constitution, which both parties dont seem to understand. So a compromise between fools and crooks is no good for the rest of us.
    I'm not convinced you're a world renown Constitutional scholar. A good number of tea party candidates and supporters have interpreted that document wrong. However, remember that it now includes two hundred plus years of history. Not likely to back to day one.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    If compromise means taking poison I oppose it.
    Both sides believe the other side's views are "taking poison". Democracy can't work if 47%ish of the population believes anything other than their view is poison....
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Gawain, I'd like to introduce you to my good friend reality. Reality, this is Gawain. I hope you have a long and prosperous relationship together.


    Lemme give you a metaphor about compromise. A dragon has two heads, one red and one blue; since they share a belly, they are arguing over what to eat. The red head wants to eat sheep and refuses to eat anything else. The blue head wants to eat beef and refuses to eat sheep. Each is stubborn and refuses to back down, and one day, the dragon died of starvation.

    Meanwhile, that dragon's two-headed cousin faces a similar dilemma; one head wants to have pork, and the other wants venison. They agree to eat half pork and half venison, realizing that, if they did not eat, they would die like their cousin. They eat as such, and do so each day, allowing them to grow strong and live a long and prosperous life.

    What is the moral here?
    Dont try making sense with a liberal

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Both sides believe the other side's views are "taking poison". Democracy can't work if 47%ish of the population believes anything other than their view is poison....
    Again when both sides are wrong whats the good of compromise?

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    Don't try making sense with a libertarian
    Fixed that for ya, bud.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not convinced you're a world renown Constitutional scholar. A good number of tea party candidates and supporters have interpreted that document wrong. However, remember that it now includes two hundred plus years of history. Not likely to back to day one.
    Still only around 17 pages as i recall lol. Just because your a progressive doesnt mean the rest of us have to go along.

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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Fixed that for ya, bud.
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