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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-07 03:53 PM
Response to Reply #26
35. Define 'raising taxes'
Rescinding taxes* is not raising taxes.

Just as giving a department more money, but not as much money as for the previous year, isn't a tax cut.

We often hear the latter statement. But never the former one.

Particularly in a time of war, one we're told is supposed to be more significant than WW II, why are tax cuts being made and the deficit allowed to grow? Nobody had cut taxes during WW II...

* often made under the guise it would help everybody but sadly haven't
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  -Are Americans too lazy? HypnoToad  Aug-23-07 11:44 AM   #0 
  - Before voting do read peoples' responses:  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 11:49 AM   #1 
  - The French work 35 hours a week, have more vacation time, and still  Hieronymus   Aug-23-07 11:50 AM   #2 
  - So they're lazier than us.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 11:51 AM   #3 
  - Agreed. They are in a much better situation.  Xenotime   Aug-23-07 01:29 PM   #32 
     - Despite something like a 10% unemployment rate...  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 04:07 PM   #41 
  - It's not so cut and dried...  Greenergrass   Aug-23-07 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Very true. The tax code is slanted against SMBs and sole proprietors...  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 11:54 AM   #5 
  - the left is going to blow it for us?  lionesspriyanka   Aug-23-07 12:17 PM   #13 
     - An excellent question.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:23 PM   #17 
     - Someone may be sleepin' in the greener grass soon.  HughBeaumont   Aug-23-07 12:24 PM   #18 
     - With the economy heading toward a slowdown, if not  Greenergrass   Aug-23-07 12:50 PM   #26 
        - if we raise taxes on the wealthy and the upper middle class we will not lose the election  lionesspriyanka   Aug-23-07 12:51 PM   #27 
        - Define 'raising taxes'  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:53 PM   #35 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-07 01:28 PM   #53 
  - are they kidding?  krabigirl   Aug-23-07 11:58 AM   #6 
  - Exactly.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:01 PM   #7 
  - Yup.  mentalsolstice   Aug-23-07 08:11 PM   #52 
  - I would vote in this poll but find the effort too taxing...  KansDem   Aug-23-07 12:04 PM   #8 
  - You know, there are better things to be sarcastic toward... or for taking a leak on.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:59 PM   #39 
     - It was a joke, OK?  KansDem   Aug-23-07 04:28 PM   #42 
  - At what?  NoMoreMyths   Aug-23-07 12:13 PM   #9 
  - Quite. And if we try to wal, jog, or bike to work,  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:16 PM   #12 
  - What a bunch of shite.  HughBeaumont   Aug-23-07 12:15 PM   #10 
  - Don't forget; the "networking" many execs do is merely playing golf with their buddies.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:18 PM   #14 
     - It's because we're not eating bugs or living under bridges.  HughBeaumont   Aug-23-07 12:23 PM   #16 
        - The $600 laptop looks appealing,  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:26 PM   #19 
  - They're Jealous  shari   Aug-23-07 12:16 PM   #11 
  - No, but journalists have lazy minds  sandnsea   Aug-23-07 12:19 PM   #15 
  - Americans pride themselves on being proud - nothing more.  BlooInBloo   Aug-23-07 12:27 PM   #20 
  - Lazy?  waiting for hope   Aug-23-07 12:34 PM   #21 
  - Lazy is putting it mildly.  SunDrop23   Aug-23-07 12:35 PM   #22 
  - Please expand on your answer; why are Americans lazy?  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 12:47 PM   #25 
     - yes people here may take it as meaning  marions ghost   Aug-23-07 01:14 PM   #31 
        - Meanwhile, the other media articles saying the consumers are witholding spending are made  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:50 PM   #34 
  - Smells like BS to me....  marions ghost   Aug-23-07 12:44 PM   #23 
  - Lazy?  shari   Aug-23-07 12:53 PM   #28 
  - The Auntie Ayn reference was accidentally copied over...  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:48 PM   #33 
  - 21 people voted "yes"? Americans are not lazy. They're always working! Sometimes even three jobs at  DutchLiberal   Aug-23-07 12:44 PM   #24 
  - Exactly. Why isn't that author attacking the Europeans?  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:54 PM   #36 
     - Yeah! We're lazy!!  DutchLiberal   Aug-23-07 06:45 PM   #44 
  - These dolts like to make us look lazy because they're slavedrivers  StopThePendulum   Aug-23-07 12:55 PM   #29 
  - And as Rush, Bill, Tom B., and the rest like to say, we shouldn't depend on government, AND  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:55 PM   #37 
  - Oh, so now it's our fault  melody   Aug-23-07 01:02 PM   #30 
  - Would you write an OP or editorial on what you just said?  HypnoToad   Aug-23-07 03:57 PM   #38 
     - I'm working on that right now, actually  melody   Aug-23-07 07:26 PM   #45 
  - It's because we are more free and not as big of corporate slaves as other slackers  The Straight Story   Aug-23-07 04:01 PM   #40 
  - IF there are ADVANCED societies in outter space...BET MONEY  angstlessk   Aug-23-07 04:57 PM   #43 
  - Hell, no! We're not lazy enough!  porphyrian   Aug-23-07 07:30 PM   #46 
  - That's crazy  treestar   Aug-23-07 07:31 PM   #47 
  - We're the hardest working fuckers in showbusiness!  JVS   Aug-23-07 07:31 PM   #48 
  - CNN gives another blow job to our corporate "leaders". nt  bemildred   Aug-23-07 07:32 PM   #49 
  - Yes and no!  mentalsolstice   Aug-23-07 07:33 PM   #50 
  - Lazier entails a strong  BoneDaddy   Aug-23-07 07:34 PM   #51 

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