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90proofprofessional
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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People act like the programs these leeches are living the high-life on with nice cars and cellphones and food isn't available to them. Good news everyone, IT IS!

could it be that they aren't jealous in any way, and instead just believe that such programs shouldn't exist in their current form?

nah






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Jbird
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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No, I meant work for minimum wage to get ahead in the future. But my ex-wife's father, a former Marine, was living in public housing while he was in med school. He went on to work for 40 years as the chief surgeon in an emergency room. He also has worked as a US Marshall for 15 years. And only recently retired at the age of 72. I don't have a problem with people using public assistance to lift themselves up to do better.


Neither do I, but there is a big difference between someone who first was a Marine (gave back to the country) and used programs to better himself. I respect the hell out of a person like your former father in law. I am willing to bet he donated alot of time and his expertise in the community as well.

Do you see a glaring difference between a person like him and say a three generation exploitation family like the Diks?

Never said the programs need to be eliminated but come on already this is abuse on a generationally grand level.






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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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could it be that they aren't jealous in any way, and instead just believe that such programs shouldn't exist in their current form?

That may be, and I would agree, but that's not what they're saying.

Look at that whole "47%" thing. People on this board actually believe that 47% of the people don't pay taxes. There is very little thought expended in this area of discussion.

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nah


I believe it was Oscar Wilde that said, "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit" He was right.






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Jbird
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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People on this board actually believe that 47% of the people don't pay taxes.


Never heard this before? Who would say "no taxes"?






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90proofprofessional
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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This post was edited on 11/25 at 8:01 pm


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90proofprofessional
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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I believe it was Oscar Wilde that said, "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit"

i believe it was me that said that griping about "people on this board who believe __" is the lamest form of strawman






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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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i believe it was me that said that griping about "people on this board who believe __" is the lamest form of strawman

So? Got a point in there somewhere?

A strawman is used to deflect the argument. I made my point clear, and stated it outright as my point. I was merely explaining why I have disdian for discussing this topic on this board with my 47% comment. I was not deflecting.

You, on the other hand, have contributed nothing to the discussion.






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90proofprofessional
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


true enough

i posted here, responding to sarcasm with my own. you brought up something relevant only to you, and then gave a thinly veiled insult to me, so don't act superior






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SoulGlo
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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You mean the poor who pay sales tax, social security, Medicare, gas taxes, etc. is that what you men by not paying anything?



So the poor get a check from the government, returning a small portion of that check in the form of various taxes. How, exactly, does the government revenue increase in this manner?






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WildTchoupitoulas
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so don't act superior

I'm not acting.







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AUsteriskPride
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,





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taylormade
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


They need that money for gas in that Escalade on 28's





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Poodlebrain
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re: Ok, I keep hearing about the rich needing to pay their fair share,


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We should end social welfare as soon as we end the corporate welfare and get rid of all tax breaks. If the rate set isn't fair then we should adjust it, not open up for loopholes and deductions.
Why don't you provide some details of the corporate welfare programs you want to eliminate? It sounds great in the abstract, but what does it mean in the real world? What exactly is a tax break? Personal exemptions are a tax break. Different rates for different filing statuses are tax breaks. Progressive tax rates are tax breaks. Aren't deductions tax breaks since they reduce income subject to tax? You'll have to be more specific to be taken serious. All you are doing is regurgitating political platitudes that make it appear you care, but the truth is you haven't even bothered to learn what the terms you are using actually mean.






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NC_Tigah
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I'm not acting.






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