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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:45 PM
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Tax the Rich Republicans !
Why should our children have to pay for their free ride in our great country? They made their fortune from our system of government and now they want to let it die on the vine? Screw them! I say it's time they paid us back. All swell and good for their brains and ingenuity but it was our country that gave them the opportunity to become wealthy. If they wish to transfer all the debt to the children in the future and if they want to destroy Social Security because we "can't afford it", then I say screw them! Let's tax their greedy asses!
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JHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:48 PM
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1. how do you keep from taxing Barbra Streisand,Oprah & Gorge Sores?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 12:50 PM by JHH
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:50 PM
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3. Why shouldn't they be taxed? n/t
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JHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:03 PM
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6. I was responding to the post "Rich Republicans" all the rich aren't Repuks
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 01:09 PM by JHH
I have no problem with returning to the taxis that were in effect under Clinton it is just that we should remember that there all also many rich Dems
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:05 PM
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7. You have a problem with returning to taxrates under Clinton ??
Are you sure you're in the right Party?
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JHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:08 PM
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8. Sorry it should read NO problem not now i'll fix it
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:12 PM
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11. that's strange
that poster's profile no longer exists. huh.

:eyes:
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:16 PM
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13. Rich Dems like Soros don't BITCH about paying taxes
It's the Repukes who whine that they'll have to eat half the beluga caviar they're used to, why, as little as four pounds a day, to pay their share of taxes. What about the beluga caviar fishermen, huh? They'll go hungry without the rich scarfing down as much as they can eat.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:47 PM
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17. There certainly are rich Dems, some of whom pretty much agree
that their wealth increases their tax responsibilities, not decreases them.

It stands to reason that wealth, no matter what its political stripe, costs the system more to create than poverty does, ergo ALL wealth should be taxed appropriately, to pay the system back for what it cost the system to produce the wealth in the first place.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:55 PM
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19. Saying "Tax the Rich Republicans" does not necessarily imply . . .
"Don't tax Rich Democrats".
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:53 PM
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4.  Barbra Streisand,Oprah & Gorge Sores have plenty of money,
and i don't think they would mind paying more taxes.
they don't know how to spend all the money they have now.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:56 PM
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5. Wealthy Democrats already support high taxes for the rich
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:49 PM
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2. Most of them couldn't have made a dime without a lot of people
living on minimum wage and less. If everyone was paid a fair, cost of living, wage, there would be a whole lot less rich people.

Wealth is subsidized by the Poor.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:11 PM
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10. exactly!
there would be no Capitalists without Labor (using the old terms for rich/poor).

I am so sick of the self-made BS. I know one person who was so poor the other kids in the trailer park were not allowed to play with him - he grew up in a non-permanent trailer with his mom and 5 brothers, and now he is a success and without much help from family, BUT he realizes he could not do it without SOCIETY and the benefits from that society, and he is about as staunch of a Liberal that I know. He knows where he came from and how he got where he is. Most of the so-called self-made people have no clue of all of the help they get.

I value hard work and trying to do the best you can, but no one lives in a vacuum.

amen!

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:42 PM
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15. "Most of the so-called self-made people have no clue of all of the help
they get" . . . not to mention the important role that Luck plays.

I agree, hard work is valuable, but a lot of work is made a whole lot less hard by Luck more than anything else.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:03 AM
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18. definitely. I would say most of the good jobs I've gotten
have been a combination of luck ("good timing") and knowing people, which can also be luck if you think about it - luck that you met someone, or that they remembered what you do, etc.

I still had to be qualified, but just to get my foot in the door for an interview, it's back to the "network." It's funny because the old boy network halfway acknowledges this, but a lot of them like to see themselves as "self-made."

Then there are the race, gender, and class issues which further help/hinder.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:10 PM
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9. Then Draft 'Em! nt.
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:14 PM
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12. ***** CALL SENATORS NOW: MILLIONAIRE TAX CUT VOTE TONIGHT! *****
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JHH Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:20 PM
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14. like they would respond with out money changing hands
are not most of them millionaires any way, you think they will vote against their own interest for the interests of the middle class and the poor?
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:43 PM
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16. Call them anyway.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:56 PM
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20. End corporate welfare! Never repeal the estate tax. - n/t
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