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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:45 AM
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If 99 people out of a population of 100 got zero dollars in tax cuts..
... and the 100th got $100,000 in cuts, the average tax cut for the population would be $1,000 per person. The GOP'ers assert that this means if the cuts were rescinded, the average tax increase (notwithstanding that such an action would not be an increase) would be $1,000 per person. These farcical averages are being mentioned in campaign ads throughout the country, hopefully with little effect.

Any GOP'er who uses tax increase averages in their ads intend to misinform and deceive. Let us ensure that they don't 'get away' with it!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:47 AM
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1. If 99 got nothing
37 of them would still vote for Republicans.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:48 AM
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2. I'm surprised how many people sold their vote for a $300 tax cut.
:wtf:
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:51 AM
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3. Yup!
This tax BS won't work this time around.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:51 AM
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4. ain't that right.
:eyes:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:52 AM
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5. Didn't lots of folks find they owed more come that next April
after their little $300 checks? Wasn't it more of an advance against any refund they may have been entitled to come spring?

Sorta like those 'Pay Day Loan' sharks. Here's a bit of change, pay us back with lots of interests later...
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:00 AM
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6. Yep!
I had friends that were furious when they filed their taxes! I asked them why they thought the gov't would hand them $300 with no strings attached? I am sorry to say, I do have friends that are clueless as to the ways of the world, and like to live with their head in the sand, until the moment they get biten on the ass. This was one of those ass-biting moments for them.
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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:10 AM
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7. An advance, not a tax cut was what it was.
Even that was trumpeted as a means to spur the economy in that those who got them were more likely to spend them immediately. Real tax cuts went to the wealthy who, ostensibly, were to invest them, creating more jobs. I'd suspect, though, that luxury purchases increased at the same rate that taxes were cut for the wealthy!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 AM
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8. YES! The junta KNOWS the way to make the economy better
is to put more money into the hands of the working poor, and the rest of working America! They had to give the numbers a nudge and they handed out money (along with IOUs most didn't know they were signing).

But the bastards refuse to raise the minimum wage, which would REALLY help. They don't want a better economy. They are fine where they are. They just need to fudge the numbers now and then so voters will think things are getting better.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:27 AM
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9. Not a tax cut, a tax rebate that was repaid the following year.
Net result for most people was around $zero.
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