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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-29-07 12:27 PM
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14. But, but.....
These are very complex issues, and we must debate them endlessly before making tiny, ineffectual changes, dontcha know? :sarcasm:

I was thinking last night, while watching the GOP debates, about how impossible it seems to make the smallest, commonsense decisions these days that would improve our collective lives.
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  -Here are a few modest proposals that would fix most of our problems pscot  Sep-29-07 11:42 AM   #0 
  - I'm ever so relieved to know that homelessness isn't a "problem".  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 11:43 AM   #1 
  - Truly sorry  pscot   Sep-29-07 12:06 PM   #4 
     - You are WRONG. But, that's such a good way to dismiss all of us who are homeless.  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 12:09 PM   #6 
        - Nice. Wishing homelessness on someone is very progressive.  Midlodemocrat   Sep-29-07 12:23 PM   #11 
        - Been there.  Warpy   Sep-29-07 12:28 PM   #15 
  - lol. Thanks!  robinlynne   Sep-29-07 11:43 AM   #2 
  - Actually, I think the tax rate should be higher to boost spending on social programs.  Selatius   Sep-29-07 11:53 AM   #3 
  - I don't know.  riverdeep   Sep-29-07 12:10 PM   #7 
  - One time where Carlin is wrong.  bobbolink   Sep-29-07 12:50 PM   #17 
  - They could, but then they'd be abandoning a customer base of millions in the US.  Selatius   Sep-29-07 01:04 PM   #18 
     - I'm confused, I though we were talking about personal income, not corporate.  riverdeep   Sep-29-07 01:11 PM   #19 
        - I include both corporate and individual, since corporations are considered individuals as well.  Selatius   Sep-29-07 01:18 PM   #20 
  - I'm comfortable with higher taxes, but not with this  JackintheGreen   Sep-29-07 12:16 PM   #9 
  - Why do you think a $500K earner would be netting the same as a $250K earner?  Jim__   Sep-29-07 12:28 PM   #16 
  - You may be right, Jack  pscot   Sep-29-07 01:21 PM   #21 
  - I considered returning to the 86% rates of the Eisenhowr years  pscot   Sep-29-07 12:16 PM   #10 
     - Already you're conceding that for this to work it's dependent on many other things.  riverdeep   Sep-29-07 12:23 PM   #12 
  - Re the Social Security tax  jlake   Sep-29-07 12:09 PM   #5 
  - The basic problem is that the payroll tax base is shrinking.  TahitiNut   Sep-29-07 01:30 PM   #22 
  - The point about SS is not to raise the cap; it is to tax FROM THE TOP DOWN, and THEN  WinkyDink   Sep-29-07 12:11 PM   #8 
  - First, get Social Security overpayments out of the general fund  Warpy   Sep-29-07 12:24 PM   #13 
  - But, but.....  Jade Fox   Sep-29-07 12:27 PM   #14 
     - That's the beauty part of this plan  pscot   Sep-29-07 01:33 PM   #23 
 

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