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12-05-2012, 05:42 PM #11
12-05-2012, 05:51 PM #12
They got it made!
They control our politicians and they control our finances and the things they do directly influence the economy, and they're also the ones responsible for the great recession of 2008.
Are you kidding me....it goes both ways?
NO, it doesn't!
And trying to shift the blame from the people who DESERVE the blame to poor people is quite hilarious.Science doesn't know everything.....Religion doesn't know anything.
12-05-2012, 05:54 PM #13
I'm making an anti-GREED case!
Poor people can love money all they want but since they don't have any, they can't do the malicious, horribly EVIL deeds that some rich people do.
- Such as profiting off of the misery of others......WALL STREET!
- Corrupting politicians so they get their agendas through.
- Trying to shift the tax burden on lower classes despite making so much money.
Do Poor people do these things?Science doesn't know everything.....Religion doesn't know anything.
12-05-2012, 05:55 PM #14
12-05-2012, 06:31 PM #15
I was losing interest when I saw it is an 8 minute video. I lost what little I had left when it started off by saying "...they had a great education system, safe streets, and jobs for everyone. There were a few poor people, a few rich people, most were in the middle." This clearly has nothing to do with America.
12-05-2012, 06:32 PM #16
alex busts out the Biblical quote!!!!
wickabee, don't have an issue with raising taxes on them, but would like to see deductions for anyone who creates any fulltime jobs, and who gives to a charity.
big bossman (thought you would like that) you could be right, a trip to the 50's might change my mind, i an open to that.
but from what i have seen in my life time, there are just as many selfish and bad poor people as rich people.
i don't think being punished (not by taxation but by the stereotype) is plain old unfair.
the examples i heard of people getting rich off other peoples labor have been foolish, you don't split your profits with all your employees, it is your business and you who started it. even if you use the infrastructure you found a way to utilize it, that is a good thing. now please don't think i am for slave and child labor, I am talking legit business' here in the USA
perhaps you can call me somewhat selfish. because i hate how much in taxes i already pay and an increase really makes me mad. i should not have to give 30% of what i make, that is nearly 4 months a year I work to give to the government already, but yet they i have busted my butt for 20 years in my industry to get the pay i do now, and the same goes for my wife (and we are both back in school). we are law abiding, tax paying upper middle class, but it was not handed to us.
i can't imagine being a doctor who has spent a decade in training and has a student loan that equals what 3-4 times that of the average household annual income and not make the type of money they do, and people say it is unfair. that's just a load of junk to me.
don't get me wrong there are flaws in everything, but the rich have been unfairly stereotyped by many.Jay Shrewsbury
12-06-2012, 12:00 PM #17
A few quick notes.
I do not want to give this corrupt, wasteful government another penny.
Obama is a huge hypocrite in that he used class warfare rhetoric to get elected, yet has done nothing to punish the law breaking and corruption on Wall Street.
The Republicans got schooled by the Democrats. They let Obama push off the fiscal issue until after the election and in return, now they are looking like the bad guys for not raising taxes on the wealthy. Idiots.
Screw the Republicans. They are punishing conservatives that aren't towing the line and moving closer to Democrat positions. You'd think they'd learn that moving away from conservatism is a losing proposition after getting their asses handed to them after selecting two RINOs in consecutive Presidential elections.
There is some upside to going off the fiscal cliff because it will illustrate the mirage that is our current economic condition. There will be a lot of pain, but we still won't be anywhere near balancing the budget. Perhaps this will force the politicians to look at making significant cuts to Defense, Social Security, and Medicare.Buying "Broder" unlicensed sets and singles.
12-06-2012, 12:32 PM #18
I will say that higher taxes is going to result in something not good for me. I will be graduating college and getting married in 2014. When it is all said and done I will be starting a life with 60-70k in debt. We are both entering a field where 50k per individual is not out of the question IF we can find a market big enough for the two of us. If my wife and I will lose more then 30% of our income on top of this debt, it will take us a couple of years just to get a foothold in our pursuit of happiness.
12-06-2012, 02:22 PM #19
12-06-2012, 02:29 PM #20
I think what is surprising me thus far is the lack of history and knowledge from some of the posters here....