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Dembo98 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 11:50 AM
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17. sounds like ...
you aren't so concerned about government programs as you are about the redistribution of wealth. And you think the government won't screw that up? HA I think stereotyping the rich as Scrooge McDuck is wrong. I don't think they horde their wealth. I think they spend it. Happiness is not being locked in a room with piles of cash. I think that speaks to your unfortunate opionion about the essence of man.
You are quick to act condescending on a few of my points but only answered my points with a couple backhanded comments. Riddle me this Batman, has the federal government seen an increase in tax revenues since the tax cuts? I know nobody can exactly define the Laffer curve but how else to explain tax cuts and revenue windfalls. My bottom line is that we have let government in general expand beyond its Constitutional origins and for someone to say that we should give them more power is hard for me to swallow. Please don't tell me that the machinations of "government" is the cure for everything.
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  -Its not "your money"; its "our house". arendt  Jun-29-06 06:07 PM   #0 
  - Excellent post. You have a nice informative way with words.  BlueJazz   Jun-29-06 06:37 PM   #1 
  - Recommended  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-29-06 07:05 PM   #2 
  - K&R!!!  Karenina   Jun-30-06 05:49 AM   #3 
  - Good analogy, I disagree on a few points.  dcfirefighter   Jun-30-06 07:28 AM   #4 
  - Its important exactly how you propose to arrive at smaller government  arendt   Jun-30-06 08:54 AM   #7 
  - Information & Technology are Public Goods  dcfirefighter   Jun-30-06 06:33 PM   #28 
  - "More is different" - Philip Anderson, Nobel Laureate, Physics  arendt   Jun-30-06 09:10 AM   #9 
     - arendt,  tblue37   Jun-30-06 11:40 AM   #14 
     - Sorry, but I don't. Just a journal on DU.  arendt   Jun-30-06 11:46 AM   #15 
        - Well, I am a fan, and if you ever do set up a site, I want to know.  tblue37   Jun-30-06 04:05 PM   #27 
     - Our country as a super-organism  dcfirefighter   Jun-30-06 06:42 PM   #29 
  - Bush is a "bust out" scam artist...has been all his life....  rfranklin   Jun-30-06 08:26 AM   #5 
  - Its amazing with all the cop shows and the Sopranos that...  arendt   Jun-30-06 08:47 AM   #6 
  - Excellent!  CrispyQGirl   Jun-30-06 09:05 AM   #8 
  - Much of the scam is running through the states  starroute   Jun-30-06 09:44 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-30-06 10:48 AM   #11 
  - The Laffer Curve is not esoteric - it is a JOKE, has been from day one...  arendt   Jun-30-06 10:57 AM   #12 
     - sounds like ...  Dembo98   Jun-30-06 11:50 AM   #17 
        - Strawmen, double standards, and libellous labels  arendt   Jun-30-06 12:20 PM   #20 
           - Wow, if I'm not left of you I'm a right winger?  Dembo98   Jun-30-06 12:43 PM   #22 
              - Classic double negative hypothetical smear  arendt   Jun-30-06 12:51 PM   #25 
                 - Hmmm  Dembo98   Jun-30-06 12:59 PM   #26 
  - Here's my take...  FormerRushFan   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #13 
  - So true  arendt   Jun-30-06 11:48 AM   #16 
  - How on earth were you ever a Rush fan?  tblue37   Jun-30-06 11:50 AM   #18 
  - You make my point  Dembo98   Jun-30-06 11:53 AM   #19 
  - Good point: workers are taxed to provide services for wealth. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-30-06 12:44 PM   #23 
  - An excellent and concise analogy of the present problem  Gman   Jun-30-06 12:39 PM   #21 
  - Personal analogies are still useful.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-30-06 12:48 PM   #24 

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