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Author Topic:   The Even More Awesome Presidential Election Thread
xongsmith
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Message 43 of 308 (671537)
08-27-2012 12:30 AM
Reply to: Message 41 by nwr
08-26-2012 5:23 PM


More for your tax dollar
nwr brings our attention to a suggestion:
"Perhaps we should fund the military by charitable giving and street collections, and the needy through our taxes."
What if, when you fill out your tax form and get the amount you owe or have already been deducted for, reaching the total tax obligation to the government, you then are asked to fill out a dispersal form directing which agencies get your tax money?
Some would 100% education. Some 100% military. Some 100% healthcare. Some 80% social security, 20% highways. Some might divvy it up equally.
Imagine the horrendous onslaught of TV commercials then! Wow: "Please send your tax dollar to fight cancer!" "Please save our local police forces!" "Put your wave-of-the-future dollar where it counts: drones!"...and so on.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 254 of 308 (673818)
09-23-2012 7:41 PM
Reply to: Message 252 by onifre
09-23-2012 7:15 PM


Re: Time for a change...
Oni says:
Why give a shit which one it is?
Well, the women in this country might just have something to say about that.
I love women.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 261 of 308 (673827)
09-23-2012 8:38 PM
Reply to: Message 253 by Coyote
09-23-2012 7:39 PM


Re: Time for a change...
Coyote says:
It is the lesser of two evils, agreed.
But one is proud of being a "community organizer" and a redistributionalist, while the other at least has some genuine accomplishments to his credit.
Coyote - you don't see that the left side argues there's a whole lot more than being a very successful businessperson in life, when it comes to evaluating the best things that have occurred in your life - even if you happen to be an atheist. In fact, when it comes to assessing qualities for the President, business experience is a negative quality. In fact, something like "community organizer" is far more an indicator of good qualifications.
Originally I wanted to say something about the perils of pride, but that's different thread.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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