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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Wanna bet he doesn't know how bail hay much less buck it....
    wanna bet you have no clue what sort of stuff we grow-hay isn't one of them. our main crop was way up a few months ago-almost 8.50 a bushel

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wanna bet you have no clue what sort of stuff we grow-hay isn't one of them. our main crop was way up a few months ago-almost 8.50 a bushel
    And I bet you don't know how to get the stuff out of the ground left to your own devices be it hay, soybeans, corn, cranberries, rice, potatoes or whatever.

    I have cut, bailed and feed hay to cattle and then slaughtered them.

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

    Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us

    "On Tuesday, FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith, an adviser to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, said that the notion that tax hikes on the richest Americans would kill jobs was simply "mythology."

    And on Monday, a gathering of the nation's top defense executives took a surprising turn when they endorsed tax rate increases on the wealthy and cuts of up to $150 billion to the Pentagon's budget. Top executives from Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, TASC and RTI International Metals appeared at the National Press Club at an event organized by the Aerospace Industries Association, the top defense contractor lobbyist.

    David Langstaff, CEO of TASC, said that the executives were speaking out because so far leaders of the defense industry were "talking a good game, but are still unwilling to park short-term self-interest." After the event, he told a defense reporter for Politico that tax rates need to go up.

    “In the near term, [income tax rates] need to go up some,” Langstaff said. "This is a fairness issue -- there needs to be recognition that we’re not collecting enough revenue. In the last decade we’ve fought two wars without raising taxes. So I think it does need to go up.”"

    "AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who was also at the meeting, said in a statement that a deal "will require a compromise involving an increase in both tax rates and revenue."

    Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein, meanwhile, told CNN after the meeting that "if we had to lift up the marginal rate, I would do that."

    Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wanna bet you have no clue what sort of stuff we grow-hay isn't one of them. our main crop was way up a few months ago-almost 8.50 a bushel
    That puts you NOT growing corn or soy, so it makes me ask what you think of the massive cash subsidies the US gives those crops? Not really outside of this thread, as more than 1,000 people inside the beltway receive farm direct cash subsidy cheques greater than $1,000,000.00 per year, I am told. My wife and I drove down to PA last summer to a contract I had there. The one thing we could not understand is how a country can survive and feed its people when it grows nothing but corn and soy under subsidy (just our unavoidable reaction to seeing not one grain crop beside the interstate after we left MT).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Tax cuts alone? Not much. Same can be said for the cuts most talk about. Only a balanced approach, one that includes both tax increases and spending cuts will have any chance of being successful.
    All I can say is your wrong, and i don't understand the mind of a liberal, probably how you don't understand the mind of a conservative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cado20 View Post
    All I can say is your wrong, and i don't understand the mind of a liberal, probably how you don't understand the mind of a conservative.
    It took 30 years of taxing the wealthy too little and spending excessively to create our debt. To think that our debt can be significantly reduced by only addressing one of the causes is not being realistic. to put it nicely.
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It took 30 years of taxing the wealthy too little and spending excessively to create our debt. To think that our debt can be significantly reduced by only addressing one of the causes is not being realistic. to put it nicely.
    Thats not what i even said, actually if you look from my previous comments you will see that i said we cant just reduce the debt by cutting spending or just taxing it must be both and more.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cado20 View Post
    Thats not what i even said, actually if you look from my previous comments you will see that i said we cant just reduce the debt by cutting spending or just taxing it must be both and more.
    I was going by your statement to Boo that he was wrong when he said, "Only a balanced approach, one that includes both tax increases and spending cuts will have any chance of being successful."

    Are you now saying Boo was correct?
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    Re: Is it unreasonable for the wealthiest to pay a little more?

    Quote Originally Posted by cado20 View Post
    All I can say is your wrong, and i don't understand the mind of a liberal, probably how you don't understand the mind of a conservative.
    No, I get along quite well and understand many conservatives. Remember those who see only one way are a very small percentage, as few are t the extremes of the political spectrum.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And I bet you don't know how to get the stuff out of the ground left to your own devices be it hay, soybeans, corn, cranberries, rice, potatoes or whatever.

    I have cut, bailed and feed hay to cattle and then slaughtered them.
    There goes you getting a Christmas card from Ingrid Newkirk

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