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Coyote
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Message 155 of 211 (626239)
07-27-2011 11:42 PM
Reply to: Message 154 by Phat
07-27-2011 11:24 PM


Re: Dark Times Ahead
There aren't enough "wealthy" to make much of a difference.

The problem is on the other end of the scale.

With about 50% of the population living off the government (i.e., they and the government are living off the 50% who have incomes), what we really need is a way to make some of those folks pay some taxes. That would give them more of an interest in keeping government expenses and tax rates down.

The problem we have is that we are subsidizing unproductive citizens. If you pay people not to work, what do you think the result will be?

There are a number of folks who we genuinely need to help or support, but that number is far smaller than those currently being supported.


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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Coyote
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Message 162 of 211 (626257)
07-28-2011 1:05 AM
Reply to: Message 156 by hooah212002
07-27-2011 11:56 PM


Re: Dark Times Ahead
Got some sauce for those whack ass numbers?

Figured you didn't.... Just like you NEVER have any solid validation when it comes to anything politics related.

"Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax

Recession, new tax credits have nearly half of US households paying no federal income tax"

http://finance.yahoo.com/...S-households-apf-1105567323.html


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