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Freep a Poll! (Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?)
cnbc.com ^ | 3-17-13 | CNBC

Posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT by dynachrome

Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?

Yes

No

Don't Know/Can't Say

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bailout; cnbc; confiscation; poll
Ummmm, sure thing. Right after wombats fly out of my rectal cavity.

(related story with poll)

1 posted on 03/17/2013 7:03:02 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Poll is down on the left.
We can be just like Cyprus.

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2 posted on 03/17/2013 7:05:01 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Said the 401k, “They’ll never touch me!”


3 posted on 03/17/2013 7:08:21 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: dynachrome

i don’t respnond to horses asses conducting online polls!!

same for telephone polls, what I think is none of their damn business!


4 posted on 03/17/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dynachrome

Wait till his Obmaness goes after our IRAs and 401Ks.....

wanna see CWII?


5 posted on 03/17/2013 7:09:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: dynachrome

No 92%
Yes 5%
Don’t know 3%


6 posted on 03/17/2013 7:09:28 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: dynachrome

A nice poll would be “would you like to see a tax on savings belonging to a politician, family, distant relatives, etc.”


7 posted on 03/17/2013 7:09:40 PM PDT by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I forsee something like:

“Well, it will be taxed when you withdraw it anyway, so we are going to take that tax a little bit early, and it won’t be a big tax. You won’t even notice it. It will only happen this one time. Trust me.”


8 posted on 03/17/2013 7:11:27 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

What savings?


9 posted on 03/17/2013 7:11:30 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: dynachrome

My savings are already getting taxed. The $6 trillion expansion in the money supply since Obama took office has resulted in a substantial decrease in my purchasing power. That wealth has been redistributed to others in the form of food stamps, mortgage forgiveness, etc. Wake up, people!


10 posted on 03/17/2013 7:11:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: dynachrome

I looked twice and didn’t see a poll.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: dynachrome

Well, at this point I am debating removing all of my money from accounts and markets.

It seems to me that things may be about to spin out of control rapidly, not that they were ever in control.


12 posted on 03/17/2013 7:12:49 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dynachrome
What's the point in polling this issue?

It's not like they're going to ask your permission anyway...

13 posted on 03/17/2013 7:12:49 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Hoodat

They are paying less than 1% interest.
Inflation is 4%

They are stealing 3% from me every day.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: dynachrome

Oddly enough a true wealth tax that REPLACED the income tax would be better. A system of trade tariffs and a NRST that replaced all taxes would be best.


15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:15:47 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

The link it should be at.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100560852


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:16:09 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Venturer
They are stealing 3% from me every day.

That would be every year, but I get your point.

What is really infuriating is the Fed Reserve gives to banks money at basically 0%. Then the banks make 30 year loans at 4%. Why cant I go directly to the Feds myself and eliminate the middle man?

17 posted on 03/17/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Mark

So we’re supposed to just hand over our hard earned savings to some politician who spends like a drunken sailor and is answerable to no one??? Don’t think so!!!


18 posted on 03/17/2013 7:20:48 PM PDT by Fran B (Love!)
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To: dynachrome

Sure, when pigs fly out my....


19 posted on 03/17/2013 7:21:11 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: dynachrome

no. Let the politicians whp bankrupted the country pay it back


20 posted on 03/17/2013 7:30:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: central_va

I don’t want to replace the taxes, I want them abolished. I don’t even think I would consider anything that is called “revenue neutral”


21 posted on 03/17/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks....got it!


22 posted on 03/17/2013 7:33:14 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: dynachrome
Believe that at least half of Americans say yes because they are probably on the free stuff and don’t give a damn for those that have managed to have any kind of savings. You know kick the rich in the ass and a dollar saved makes you rich.
23 posted on 03/17/2013 7:34:09 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: dynachrome

Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?

Yes
5%

No
93%

Don’t Know/Can’t Say
3%

Total Votes: 2768


24 posted on 03/17/2013 7:37:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome
(Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?)

The FDIC assesses banks from 0.025% to 0.45% of their deposits annually, so we are already being taxed to fund state bailouts of banks.

And that doesn't even count Ben "Inky" Bernanke's profligate money printing and how it constantly erodes the value of the dollar.

25 posted on 03/17/2013 7:43:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: dynachrome
93% no.

To obama, et al. that sounds like a mandate to do it...

26 posted on 03/17/2013 7:52:45 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: dalereed

Silence=consent.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 7:53:39 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: dynachrome

I voted ‘no’ since my preferred choice of “No %^%@*#^)#$%^*!@! Way EVER” was unavailable.


28 posted on 03/17/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: dynachrome

No. They already take my taxes on purpose and don’t exactly use the $$ well. Why should they have access to MY $$ 24/7?


29 posted on 03/17/2013 7:58:59 PM PDT by madison10
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To: dynachrome

93% no
4% yes
3% don’t know/can’t say/ too stupid to exist

3511 votes


30 posted on 03/17/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: dynachrome
Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?

Yes 4%

No 93%

Don't Know/Can't Say 3%

Total Votes: 3589
31 posted on 03/17/2013 8:08:04 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Fran B
So we’re supposed to just hand over our hard earned savings to some politician who spends like a drunken sailor and is answerable to no one???

Drunken sailors spend their own money!

Regards,
GtG

32 posted on 03/17/2013 8:18:51 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: dynachrome

Only 4% say yes.


33 posted on 03/17/2013 8:19:10 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: dynachrome

They need to add the following fourth option: “It’s time to lynch the bastards!”


34 posted on 03/17/2013 8:26:39 PM PDT by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized. It ain't about hunting)
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To: Hoodat

Good on ya, it only took 10 posts to get to the issue that YES savings have been double and triple taxed if not by direct taxation then certainly by inflation, year after year after year, but then we hear “we need to pay our fair share”.

There are so may red herrings in the water I can’t see the forest for the pine beetle infestation.


35 posted on 03/17/2013 8:54:18 PM PDT by wita
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To: dynachrome; All
This thread is really about the folly of the ill-conceived 17th Amendment coming full circle to bite the Constituiton-ignorant decendents of the Constitution-ignorant citizens of the 1910s who supported its ratification.

More specifically, the Founding States had undoubtedly established the federal Senate in part to kill certain kinds of appropriations legislation originating in the House of Representatives, legislation which layed taxes which Congress couldn't justify under its constitutional Section 8, Article I-limited powers.

In fact, as I've posted more times than I'd like to think in related threads, Justice John Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially issues which Congress cannot not justify under Section 8, actually state power issues protected by the 10th Amendment.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

So consider that any Section 8-indefensible federal appropriations bills which got by the Senate when state legislatures controlled the Senate essentially usurped not only 10th Amendment protected state powers, but also stole state revenues associated with those powers as Justice Marshall had indicated.

But as a consequence of citizens evidently forgetting, or perhaps never being taught, about the Founders' division of federal and state powers as a consequence of the Civil War, or maybe earlier, the OWG Progressive Movement ultimately succeeded in spooking citizens into twisting the arms of their state lawmakers to ratify 17A in 1913.

And although federal senators take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution regardless who elects them to office, once federal senators figured out that voters cannot tell the Constitution from a football, corrupt senators began helping the corrupt HoR to pass appropriations bills which wrongly usurped state powers and stole associated state revenues, illegal federal taxes winding up who knows where.

So is it really a surprise that citizens are now dealing with the question as to whether or not state legislatures, who foolishly gave up control of the federal Senate in 1913, are now considering taxing savings accounts to help pay for state bailouts that are at least partly a dominoe-effect consequence of the ratification of 17A? (Are you listening bankrupt California?}

Lots of times I think that constitutionally ignorant citizens whose likewise ignorant ancestors supported the ratification of 17A can sleep in the beds that they have made for themselves.

36 posted on 03/17/2013 8:59:57 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: dynachrome

They need a “Hell No!” choice.


37 posted on 03/17/2013 9:00:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED

WTF??

Nothing this government “suggests” surprises me. It may be time to pull out of the banks and “go to the mattresses” — I have NEVER trusted banks as far as their safety deposit boxes go. Better to keep an eye on my valuables — guns too!!

Yes 5%
No 92%
Don’t Know/Can’t Say 3%
Total Votes: 4988


38 posted on 03/17/2013 9:25:56 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: dynachrome

hell no should be an option.


39 posted on 03/17/2013 9:29:26 PM PDT by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: dynachrome

Yes
5%5%

No
92%92%

Don’t Know/Can’t Say
3%3%

Total Votes: 5171

Their failure to plan, should not be my emergency.


40 posted on 03/17/2013 9:37:58 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: TheOldLady
No: 93%

Now, according to the left, all of that 93% is actually the 1%, so this is a solid mandate for obama.

41 posted on 03/18/2013 5:09:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
That makes perfect liberal sense.     8-| rolling eyes 
42 posted on 03/18/2013 6:17:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome

NO.

Tho shalt not steal.


43 posted on 03/18/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: dynachrome
They were losing so bad that they changed the poll question.
44 posted on 03/18/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: G Larry

Come on G Larry,
All those folks living around the D.C. beltway need our money as they have become accustomed to a certain high lifestyle


45 posted on 03/18/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: dynachrome

Until the crooked incompetent Wall Street hucksters that we all were forced to bail out (thanks to Bush, Obama, Geithner and Paulsen) and have their compensation and savings clawed back along with sentenced to decades in prison, they don’t need to tax our savings.


46 posted on 03/18/2013 2:48:27 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: dynachrome

There was no “Not no, but HELL NO!” option.


47 posted on 03/19/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT by KGeorge
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