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    Apparently there was a mask burning in Idaho today

    https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/masking-lack-of-evidence-with-politics/ The design of these twelve trials differed: viral circulation was usually variable; none had been conducted during a pandemic. Outcomes were defined and reported in seven different ways, making comparison difficult. It is...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Well that explains why everyone in Venezuela is so happy. After all those evil business people stoped preying on them, packed up their wealth, their jobs, and their businesses and left.... they are so much better off. That also explains why so few people are trying to come to the US every...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    "Employee income + Retained earnings = Revenue – (Capital income + Cost of materials)" So under your formulate, when the company revenues fall, should all the employees take a pay cut?
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    The goal is to pay stockholders as much as possible? Really? http://www.simplestockinvesting.com/SP500-historical-real-total-returns.htm After adjusting for inflation, dividends are lower today than at almost any time in the past. In the 1950s, you could get 9% dividend returns. Even in...
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    Apparently there was a mask burning in Idaho today

    Mocking doesn't change the facts.
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    Apparently there was a mask burning in Idaho today

    No it does not. In fact, it may increase the chances of you spreading the spreading the virus.
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    Apparently there was a mask burning in Idaho today

    It doesn't matter if you have it, or don't have, the mask does nothing. There is zero evidence that mask wearing has any positive benefit, and there is in fact evidence that it could increase your chances of getting the virus.
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    Racial inequities

    Back in the 1990s when I was in high school, I went to an inner city school, with inner city kids for half a year. Super long and stupid story. The bottom line is, one of the kids from the inner city, asked me how to do division. It was like 7 divided by 3, or something like that. I looked...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Sure. I've dealt with people making wrong arguments like you, for 25 years now. Of there was a Ph.D for identifying false claims, I should have it by now. I'm a Christian. I'm going to Heaven whether I win an internet argument or not. I'll be good either way. Regardless, your statement was...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Well of course. You just demonstrated it for me.
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    I just disagree with you. Laws do not limit freedom, but actually expand freedom. If you don't have laws against murder, are you more free, or less free? If you don't have laws against stealing, are you more free or less free? In both cases you are less free. In both cases laws protect...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Right..... So do me a quick favor. List for me all the banks that crash, that what you just wrote would have prevented? Bear Stearns? Nope. Bear Stearns was an investment bank, and nothing else. Which financial firm was a combination firm? Wachavia? Nope. Retail. Lehman Brothers...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    But not all laws are a limit on rights. You don't have to violate the rights of other people such as murder. But I do have the right to do with my property as I please. Meaning, denying service to someone I decide I don't want to serve, is not a violation of your rights. You don't have a...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    But facts contradict your claim. Nothing in glass steagal would have prevented any aspect of the sub-prime crash. First the price bubble started in 1997, two years before the 1999 reform bill, after Freddie Mac signed a deal to secure sub-prime loans through First Union and Bear Stearns...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    I've never suggested you can have a lawless form of capitalism. In fact, Capitalism requires rule of law. How can you buy and sell property, unless you have property rights? You can't even leave home, if there is no rule of law, because everyone would take your stuff the moment you left the...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    That isn't accurate either. Deficits increased from 2001 to 2004. From 2004 on, the deficits decreased until the sub-prime crash.
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    That ignores the fact that tax cuts have an effect on GDP. Without those tax cuts, GDP would not have increased by as much as it did. Thus the amount of taxes collected would not have been as large.
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Prove that claim. Show me the poll anywhere, that said people cared about deficits specifically because of the tax increases? New York and California have the highest tax rates in the country, and both have massive debt and deficits. I don't see any corelation between taxes and caring about...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    The Republicans are the ones who caused that surplus. Again, you can go read Clinton's proposed budgets, and budget projections. Not one... not even one of them, projected a surplus. Or even a reduction in debt. In fact, it was only because Bill Clinton's stimulus package in 1993, was shot...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Actually that is not true. You can look up the budget proposals by Clinton, and see that every single budget proposal he ever made, has no plans for reducing the deficit. It was Republicans with the 1994 "Contract With America" with Newt Gingrich that pushed for deficit reduction by...
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    Democrat Rep on CNN: We don't want Small Businesses

    I'll see if I can find that article again.
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    Democrat Rep on CNN: We don't want Small Businesses

    My favorite example of this, was Warren Buffet with this pledge to give away his stock. While Buffet claims that the super wealthy should pay more in taxes, Buffet himself has carefully crafted his wealth give away plan, to avoid paying almost any taxes. First Buffet makes the choice to donate...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Increase taxes and spending will be cut? That's not true. Never has been true. Why didn't that work in Greece? If you made just $48,000 a year, you were subjected to a 44% tax rate, plus your social security tax of 25%, plus the 24% VAT sales tax. Why did Greece go broke? Why did they...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    See it's ironic really, because you come to the exact opposite conclusion that any normal person would You see something that is bad, and say let's make it bad for everyone. I see something bad, and say let's end the bad thing. First, the rich are paying the same property taxes as everyone...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    A wealth tax, is a tax on what you own, independent of your income. Mark Zuckerberg has a salary of one dollar a year. You tax his wealth, that's millions. Anywhere would be lower than a wealth tax. Canada would be lower. Ireland would be lower. Even France today, now that they have...
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    Wealth Tax: Yeah! Why do Warren Buffett and Bill gates need so much money in their Trust?

    Worked so well in France. https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/february/frances-reckoning-rich-young-flee-welfare-state "The entrepreneurial young people, they're going to London," Paris economist Jacob Arfwedson said. "They're going to Asia; they're going to the United States because they...
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    What's next after this 2 trillion dollar pork bill, how about 3 trillion more?

    No, not directly. But you are indirectly, because no one would have ever invested in the business to begin with, if the shares could not be sold. So while your specific dollars that you buy the stock with, does not go directly to the company itself, the fact is no investment would have...
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    What's next after this 2 trillion dollar pork bill, how about 3 trillion more?

    They'll just hide their wealth like they did before. Warren Buffet has a total salary of $100,000 a year. He's not going to pay it. Mark Zuckerberg has a salary of $1. He's not going to pay it. No one is. No one. Yeah, it will be your grand children that are going to pay half their income...
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    What's next after this 2 trillion dollar pork bill, how about 3 trillion more?

    You said "If there was no lockdown we would be facing thousands or millions more covid cases". So I posted that they have not had massive lock downs in Florida, and you claimed they did. So I posted a link saying they did not. Those are mutually exclusive claims. Sorry to disappoint.... but...

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