Thou Shall Never Touch The Tax Cuts

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    Destroy medicare and medicaid. Pull the plug on sociable security. Screw the little bastards who might benefit from CHIPS. Destroy all the programs that have benefited the majority of Americans, for these are progressive evils of the leftists devils.

    But thou shall never touch the tax breaks for the rich.
    For these shall bestow upon them the ability to
    Tinkle down on Us, and you shall be grateful
    with their fukking peeing on thee.

    Reagan was the beginning of the war on the middle class and poor. It wasn't his fault, however, he didn't know he was doing it. Bush and company continue it. When they have privatized everything and been as successful as they were in Iraq, will we finally reclaim our country?
     
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    No.
     
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    I've always been curious as to just where you left-wing mush-brains draw the line for "rich". At what income level is a family of four considered "rich"?

    Next question, what proportion of the tax burden is fair for the top 1% to pay. The top 5% and the top 10%?
     
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    I've always been curious why so many Republicans so blithely dismiss fiscal responsibility?

    There was a time when the GOP was the party of fiscal discipline. Now they are the tax-your-children-and-spend party, recklessly and irresponsibly mismanaging the affairs of this nation.
     
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    I've always been curious why some folks can't discuss an issue without resorting to name calling. :eusa_think:

    I seriously doubt if the rich that I am talking about converse on these threads. They can afford to have someone else do their blogging for them.:rofl:


    % of US Population % of Wealth Owned
    ==========================================================
    Top 1% 38.1%
    Top 96-99% 21.3%
    Top 90-95% 11.5%
    Top 80-89% 12.5%
    Top 60-79% 11.9%
    General 40-59% 4.5%
    Bottom 40% 0.2%

    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=2050

    If you earned your money the old fashioned way of working for it, no big deal. If you earn your money by having other people make laws to favor you, chuck you farley.
     
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    Yeah, well 30% of what I earn the old fashioned way goes to support the bureaucracy while additional chunks go to support your pet handout programs.

    Seems to me IIRC correctly, the tax system was supposed to be overhauled during CLINTON's watch, not Reagan's nor Bush's, and so it was. I pay even more now.
     
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    Surprising that that that top 1% also pay roughly 37% of the entire tax burden in the US. 38% of the assets, 37% of the tax burden. Pretty close. That 5% is pretty close too. Top 5% currently pay roughly 58% of all taxes in the US. And the bottom 40%....pay about 0.25% of the taxes.

    Amazing how incredibly FAIR Bush has acutally made the tax load.

    I never understood why the mush-brained left comes by the notion that tax "breaks" should go to the poor....when there is nothing there to be given a break "FROM"!!!
     
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    Where are you getting those tax numbers? They don't parallel anything I've heard.

    And what about all the corporate tax breaks?
     
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    Yep. I'd kick 10,000 people out of public housing if it meant I'd pay $0.01 less in taxes every year.
     
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    And there's the big issue. What defense budget do we need to defend us? I agree we have to have a strong military. But to my mind that doesn't include 200 billion a year for Iraq which does nothing to protect us... never did. And it certainly doesn't include money being paid to firms like Blackwater which are nothing more than private armies like some banana republic. Do you know that Haliburton employees got about $1,000 a day for working in Iraq. How much would someone in the military be paid to do that same job?

    And that doesn't include the truckloads of cash that disappeared in Iraq.

    So, before you cut things that have value to our society, I'd say one has to look at the Iraq expenditures first.
     

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