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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    I spent a whole big pile of money on gifts and donations and the ring over the last two months an find that my checking balance is way down compared to September.

    My income did not change, but prior to the season of romance and holidays, my checking balance was on the rise. Since then, the balance has been decreasing.

    Spending causes debt, not income.
    Comparing the expenditures of an individual with the largest economy in the history of the world fails for more reasons than i wish to list. If you want to make the case for expenditure reduction... then by all means, have at it.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    We are in the Christmas Season. I also just gave the woman of my dreams an engagement ring.

    She accepted, thank you very much, and agreed to grow old with me- the best is yet to be.

    Why do I bring this up? Well, as it happens, I spent a whole big pile of money on gifts and donations and the ring over the last two months an find that my checking balance is way down compared to September.

    My income did not change, but prior to the season of romance and holidays, my checking balance was on the rise. Since then, the balance has been decreasing.

    Spending causes debt, not income.
    Your checking account balance wouldn't be low if you'd received a $10 million bonus last year.

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    Unsurprisingly, the billionaire Koch Brothers and their Koch Industries are among the biggest winners in the GOP tax giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations.
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    Don't you really mean the govt is now going to take less away?

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Comparing the expenditures of an individual with the largest economy in the history of the world fails for more reasons than i wish to list. If you want to make the case for expenditure reduction... then by all means, have at it.
    EVERY Traditional Company in the country is doing more with less in all areas.

    In the case of my particular occupation, my lap top has replaced a secretary and my share of the GL expense of the secretarial pool.

    The group of clerks that used to be responsible for accumulating the data supplied by the handwritten records of the sales folks no longer exists. They have been replaced by the hand held tablets of the sales force that automatically accumulate when the end of day download occurs.

    IF the USA restricted spending increases to the level of inflation over the last decade, there would be no deficit today. They don't. There is.

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaea View Post
    Your checking account balance wouldn't be low if you'd received a $10 million bonus last year.
    My employer is a family owned business.

    The guy who runs the place loves his children.

    He would prefer to barbeque and eat his his children rather than pay ANYONE a 10 million dollar bonus.

    All that aside, though, how does me receiving a 10 million dollar bonus fit into this discussion?
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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    My employer is a family owned business.

    The guy who runs the place loves his children.

    He would prefer to barbeque and eat his his children rather than pay ANYONE a 10 million dollar bonus.

    All that aside, though, how does me receiving a 10 million dollar bonus fit into this discussion?
    If you had 10 million dollars in your checking account, you would have been able to buy that engagement ring without your checking account balance becoming low.

    Thus, increasing revenues DOES change the definition of what it means to "overspend".

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaea View Post
    If you had 10 million dollars in your checking account, you would have been able to buy that engagement ring without your checking account balance becoming low.

    Thus, increasing revenues DOES change the definition of what it means to "overspend".
    Well, if I had $10 million in my checking account, I would have bought a more expensive ring.

    She's a pretty good lady.
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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Well, if I had $10 million in my checking account, I would have bought a more expensive ring.

    She's a pretty good lady.
    You probably don't realize it, but you just made my point for me.

    When you have more income (revenue), you can spend more without depleting your bank account.

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    Re: The Koch Brothers Have a Plan to Make the Tax Bill Popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaea View Post
    You probably don't realize it, but you just made my point for me.

    When you have more income (revenue), you can spend more without depleting your bank account.
    If I had Bill Gates' bank account and I wrote a check for $1.00, the account would be depleted by $1.00.
    Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, ...every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. -George Orwell

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