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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnfrmClevelan View Post
    That's a legal argument, not an economic one. And laws can be changed.

    I really don't think you guys are capable of making, or even understanding, economic arguments.
    no he made a philosophical argument and it cannot be defeated by statist claims of what is best for the economy as a whole
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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnfrmClevelan View Post
    You guys could do with more education.
    we should compare educations. I also find it hilarious that the people who constantly whine about the wealth of others, pretend to be economic geniuses. If that were true, you all would be wealthy enough not to constantly conjuring up reasons you want others' wealth
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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnfrmClevelan View Post
    You guys could do with more education.
    You know what?

    For the sake of efficiency, lets just cut out the government middle man....just move into his house, eat his food, sleep in his bed, and help yourself to his car and bank account.

    After all, he has more than he needs, and we should all be brought down to the same level.

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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    The problem with all of the above is that the law provides congress the ability to tax income..not personal wealth or perceived personal value.
    Why do democrats think someone else should pay for what they don't have? I spend a lifetime working and raising myself up and I expect others to do the same.

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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Integrityrespec View Post
    Why do democrats think someone else should pay for what they don't have? I spend a lifetime working and raising myself up and I expect others to do the same.
    Something about economic justice/equality...….Look, I have been over the Declaration of Independence more than a few times...not a legal scholar by any means; but when reading about certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, I never see the words "entitled" or "guaranteed" associated with that statement.

    More power to you if you can come by the above legally and get silly rich, but its not a freebie; and for those that manage to get rich or get a leg up due to whatever your family may leave you, I'm certainly not mad at you.


    And its not just Democrats looking cash in on an individuals wealth, its pretty much the government as a whole.

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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we should compare educations. I also find it hilarious that the people who constantly whine about the wealth of others, pretend to be economic geniuses. If that were true, you all would be wealthy enough not to constantly conjuring up reasons you want others' wealth
    So true.

    What they are doing, is rationalizing more wealth redistribution.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnfrmClevelan View Post
    Another awesome economic argument.

    Seriously, why do you guys even hang around this forum when you don't know the first thing about economics? Go rant on some political thread.
    Why do you rationalize taking other people's money?
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnfrmClevelan View Post
    You guys could do with more education.
    You could do with less envy.
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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Why do you rationalize taking other people's money?
    Modern American liberalism is a constant search for ways to pretend that their proponents' envy and greed for others' wealth can be camouflaged by grandiose appeals to "the common good" and "economic justice"
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    Re: a new U.S. wealth tax - only on the ultra-wealthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Modern American liberalism is a constant search for ways to pretend that their proponents' envy and greed for others' wealth can be camouflaged by grandiose appeals to "the common good" and "economic justice"
    Well, some of us aren't ignorant enough to let them do that.

    I'm about to start calling the Party of Hypocrisy the Pitiful Party of Hypocrisy.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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