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Here is an interesting statistic: A 2011 dollar is now worth 18 cents of a 1971 dollar.

"Taxing the rich" has been the liberal mantra for years.

I'm well into my '70's, and grew up in a family in which I must have heard a thousand times the the "Democrats are the friend of the working man". As Churchill said, "If you're not a Liberal in your '20's, you have no heart...If you're not a Conservative by your '40's, you have no brain".

The Liberals have historically played the class warefare card to maintain their voting base among minorites, yet after 50-plus years of liberal policies, the monorities are as bad off, or worse, as ever. It's the people with decent incomes that make the investments in the economy that create jobs, and who are already paying a disproportionate percentage of all the personal taxes collected by all livels of givernment. Those are the Fed's own figures, and can easily be verified by any doubters. The only way that we will reduce, and hopefully evevtually retire the deficit, is TO CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING by cutting government's throat! Anyone who can't understand that has no business in any level of government.

1 posted on 04/16/2011 1:18:16 PM PDT by IbJensen
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The why the hell are we even discussing wether or not to move forward with "free" health care????

What a cluster**** we have created in Washington.

2 posted on 04/16/2011 1:23:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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There is, quite literally, not enough money in the entire world to sustain the programs Obama and the Democrats have put in place for any substantial amount of time, and yet they want to put in place even more programs.


3 posted on 04/16/2011 1:30:36 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Well,If 100% isn’t enough, we’ll just have to make it 150%


4 posted on 04/16/2011 1:42:48 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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The problem, sir, is a simple one -- that if we were to tax these individuals 100 percent of their income, we still could not cover our deficit this year alone.

That IS not the point! It never was the point (with the LEFT)!

God, the Republicans are STUPID.

Of course "taxing the rich" (whatever that means) is not going to solve the debt, eighty percent of the voters have no real quantitative idea of the debt anyway.

But the motion of "taxing the rich" consolidates the resentment of the dull, uninformed voter, and emotional youth, and farms votes. Emotionally!

This guy Weaver is a paid strategist???

The solution is to raise the tax on the "rich," some, declare loud and clear, we are compromising on this, but it is not going to quantitatively solve any debt problem, and never never never could; this gives the opening to explain that fact right in the face of the Democrats. All the while slashing the federal government (spending) with a chain saw, i.e. bureaucracy, departments, programs, declaring loud and clear this is necessary by virtue of the arithmetic clarified above.

I don't care what generation one is, they can see this.

Incidentally the Left will hate, absolutely hate, the fact, they were exposed.

Johnny Suntrade

5 posted on 04/16/2011 1:48:02 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: IbJensen
"Taxing the rich" has been the liberal mantra for years.

Taxing income won't raise enough income. I guess they'll want to tax wealth next. It's taxed indirectly now, of course, through real estate, and through income based phaseouts of income, but that's ineffecient, and no one comes like they used to and takes every fifth goose out of the barnyard (or every tenth dollar out of your bank account).

Of course it's "un-American", but your government needs the money! At present, we only do it at death, but think how much could be raised for the social good if we taxed wealth every year.

/s

6 posted on 04/16/2011 2:19:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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When people have nothing left to lose in peace they have everything to gain through war.


7 posted on 04/16/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: IbJensen; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...

Tim Scott/South Carolina bump.


8 posted on 04/16/2011 2:30:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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