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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Thanks for admitting defeat.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Thanks for admitting defeat.

    from 1932 to 1960 (your choice of a 28 year window, per your chart), the GDP more than tripled.
    between 1872 and 1900, it did not triple.


    game over.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    your choice of a 28 year window, per your chart
    that was the beginning of the chart. i posted it to show the claimed numbers did not match.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    that was the beginning of the chart. i posted it to show the claimed numbers did not match.

    you posted it to make your point.
    it failed.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    you posted it to make your point.
    The numbers matched? Or are you wrong?

    Picking another option is admission of defeat. I dare you to admit defeat.

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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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    As I recall, Churchill was never an economist; so we do we even listen to this fool ?

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Seriously? That's your angle here? There isn't a conservative around, including Churchill, who's against taxation used to build and maintain infrastructure and on research and development. 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.
    Yep. Like that socialist health care your country has.
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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Yep. Like that socialist health care your country has.
    You may believe we have socialist healthcare, and that's fine - it's a good quip. After a few years on this site, it's perfectly clear that Americans haven't much of a clue what Canada's healthcare system is about and what it does or doesn't cover and what direction it's moving in.
    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You may believe we have socialist healthcare, and that's fine - it's a good quip. After a few years on this site, it's perfectly clear that Americans haven't much of a clue what Canada's healthcare system is about and what it does or doesn't cover and what direction it's moving in.
    LOL. I guess canadian conservatism is equal to american socialism.
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    Re: Can A Nation Tax Itself Into Prosperity?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    LOL. I guess canadian conservatism is equal to american socialism.
    Wrong again, but keep trying. Eventually, you might luck into one cogent comment worth considering.
    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

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