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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Yay, a typo.
    After your claim that 72 and later is "not" late, you obviously wanted to talk about irrelevant things.

    Thanks for quitting.

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    Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    After your claim that 72 and later is "not" late, you obviously wanted to talk about irrelevant things.

    Thanks for quitting.
    you just called your own chart/date irrelevant.

    thanks for failing.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    This debate is so old that it's become pretty useless.

    The approach to a nation's economic recovery is the same as an individual's recovery. Increase revenue, decrease spending. Have we done either of those things? No, we haven't.

    Unless something radical and out of our control happens like an inevitable war (not like the ones we've been waging of late), or a disaster of some kind, then there's no real reason why our government can't follow these simply tenets.

    The problem is that our government is no longer accountable to its people, but to the larger non-state global actors. These actors don't really care if America is bankrupted because they are no longer relying on American soil to sustain them. They can go anywhere they please after they've leeched our system into oblivion like the parasites they are.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    thanks for failing.
    If by my post you mean your post, then sure.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Consider the following quote from Winston Churchill:
    "We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

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    The Space program, the Internet, the Eisenhower Interstate Highway system, the TVA, represent a few success stories of tax monies well-spent. The USA could have spent tax dollars developing breakout technologies in Renewable Energy and Global Warming mitigation technologies instead of spending more on Military Defense (OFFENSE). The USA could have developed a small-farm infrastructure instead of Corporate Farms. Central Distribution of Energies could have been replaced with Distributed Energies. Just a few items to identify how tax monies could be spent wisely instead of fattening the coffers of the already wealthy, influential, corrupt, entrenched oligarchy.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Consider the following quote from Winston Churchill:
    "We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

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    If the taxes go to infrastructure that promotes a strong economy and a healthy, educated workforce, absolutely. If it goes to stupid bull**** like the War on Drugs or Ten Commandment court statues, then no, of course not.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's not, however, what liberals have in mind when they talk of raising taxes. With liberals, it's all wealth redistribution and making life easier for the poor and lazy.
    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That's not true at all. It might suprise you that one of our most liberal Senators Bernie Sanders wants to spend money to update our infrastructure
    Actually it is true, last Friday your man Bernie was rather explicit on Bill Maher about wanted to redistribute wealth. At the 5:33 mark "So yes, I do want to redistribute that wealth."
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    You trust WaPo and you trust your government to tell you the truth. Surely, you are a man of the times.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Actually it is true, last Friday your man Bernie was rather explicit on Bill Maher about wanted to redistribute wealth. At the 5:33 mark "So yes, I do want to redistribute that wealth."
    Listen to what he says at the 1:25 mark.


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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    If by my post you mean your post, then sure.

    Glad you admit and recognize you posted irrelevant data that didn't support your original claims.

    Not sure WHY you would do that, but it does save a lot of time.

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