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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Oooooh!

    What's it called when a Tax Me More Fund is established and all the liberals clamoring for tax increases stay away from it?
    aint gonna happen. I saw Bill Maher whine about the Bush tax cuts so someone asked him if he planned on sending as much to the IRS as he had under Clinton and the Clinton tax hikes. He hemmed and hawed and basically said no.

    Liberals are hypocrites in this area. Look at that fraud Buffett whining about how his secretary pays a lower rate than he does. That is because he SET HIS OWN COMPENSATION so that very little is salary. And its amazing how many envious class warfare jihadists drink that clown's bathwater as if it is champaigne



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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Oooooh!

    What's it called when a Tax Me More Fund is established and all the liberals clamoring for tax increases stay away from it?
    Microeconomic sense

    No seriously, a bit of hypocrisy, along with some common sense. No one wants to pay more taxes, but that doesn't mean they are wrong if they call for more taxes. But regardless, if you want tax hikes, you should pay for them. If I was in a position to vote aye for tax increase, I'd make damn sure I payed them.
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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Henry Ford found that he had to increase the pay to his workers so they could afford to buy his cars. He found a slightly smaller profit was necessary to make his business successful.

    That is what people do not get today, and why our economy is not as successful with such a wide disparity of wealth between the upper class and the middle class.
    Then you fail to understand the principle of Capitalism. You seem to think that businesses ought to just break even every year.
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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Then you fail to understand the principle of Capitalism. You seem to think that businesses ought to just break even every year.
    In a perfect competition problem, thats all a business could expect to do. Great example is a farm, without subsidies.
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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    In a perfect competition problem, thats all a business could expect to do. Great example is a farm, without subsidies.
    But that's not how businesses thrive, or survive. The very nature of Capitalism is competetive.


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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    But that's not how businesses thrive, or survive. The very nature of Capitalism is competetive.
    True, but eventually unchecked capitalism would reach a point where the entire economy would be completely monopolized.
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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    True, but eventually unchecked capitalism would reach a point where the entire economy would be completely monopolized.
    Nothing wrong with a few household names rather than a bunch of unrecognizable Ma and Pa products. Again, nature of the beast.


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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Nothing wrong with a few household names rather than a bunch of unrecognizable Ma and Pa products. Again, nature of the beast.
    Or one enormous corporation which has expanded to control every aspect of a citizen's daily life. That is an extreme, I admit, but thats what would happen with unchecked capitalism. The best corporation would win in the end, and then it would be able to immediatly kill any and all competition it encounters.
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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Or one enormous corporation which has expanded to control every aspect of a citizen's daily life. That is an extreme, I admit, but thats what would happen with unchecked capitalism. The best corporation would win in the end, and then it would be able to immediatly kill any and all competition it encounters.
    But on the other hand, if businesses are forced to jump through hoops like they are now, but with even more regulations, they would close because the cost of doing business would be prohibitive.


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    Re: Should the 2001/2003 GWB cuts be extended?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    But on the other hand, if businesses are forced to jump through hoops like they are now, but with even more regulations, they would close because the cost of doing business would be prohibitive.
    Completely valid. Any system needs a balance between free market principles, and government regulation. I personally feel the balance is a bit to the regulation side of things, but I'm sure you'd feel more on the free market side of things, right?
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