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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:20 PM
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So I Did A Silent Callout On a Republican Hypocrite
Edited on Sat May-07-11 03:25 PM by rsmith6621

....Anyhow this morning my wife and I drop off some items at Goodwill. We waited on the car in front of us as they were waiting for the clerk to get a tax receipt so they could write off the donation on their taxes. I happened to notice on their bumper a McCain/Palin,Dino Rossi for Governor stickers and a couple of other Republican campaign stickers as well.

Anyhow we went in to the store to browse around as we are looking for a cheap file cabinet...so the same person that was in front of us outside was now in front of us inside so I just said to my wife "isn't it funny that those who vote republican say they do so because they want less government but will take any tax breaks and loopholes from the government".

The lady in front of us face turned into a prune and she was doing her best to get out of the store quickly as possible, she paid for her items and walked away and I just said "enjoy your tax break"
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:24 PM
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1. lol. Nice!
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:29 PM
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2. Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:31 PM
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3. Isn't Republican hypocrite redundant? just sayin...n/t
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:35 PM
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4. They also hate socialism, but love their social security checks.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 03:42 PM
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5. I have a friend who votes republican bitching about the high price of gas
the other day. I told him it was because of the oil speculators on Wall Street driving up the price. I then told him if it wasn't for the damn republicans in the way we could regulate the Wall Street bastards.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 04:14 PM
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6. Wow, the PERFECT rejoinder!Updated at 3:43 PM
Good on ya!

:thumbsup:
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ermoore Donating Member (474 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 04:17 PM
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7.  . . . I don't get it . . .
They're really for the government because they want to minimize how much the pay in taxes . . . ?

Not trying to be a dick, just wondering what the punch line is.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 05:21 PM
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8. The Punch Line???


...Is they want their cake and eat it to... They don't want to pay taxes but they will take every opportunity to squeeze the LEMON every drop to their benefit.
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 05:44 PM
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9. Do you take a tax deduction for charity donations?
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 05:56 PM
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10. I have never


I have always thought off it petty when people claim $1500 of donation church tithes to in reality receive a a boot one step down on the tax chart only to save themselves maybe $30.00
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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 08:16 AM
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15. $30 would be right if....
....they were in the 2% tax bracket, which does not exist.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:00 PM
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22. I do... the difference being... I'm not a hypocrite calling for less gov. eom
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 06:15 PM
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11. I'm clearly in the minority here, but . . .
I think this was uncalled for. I don't take tax breaks for charitable donations either, but I just don't see the reason for this mockery.
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 06:33 PM
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13. I think it was
extremely passive aggressive. If you don't have the courage to say it to the person's face it is probably best left unsaid.
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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 06:24 PM
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12. Makes sense to me.
If you're a Republican and want smaller government, one way to do that is to not fund it, then it can't do as much, either because it has less money, and/or because it increases debt, and thus spends larger portions of its available money in interest on the debt.

So from the perspective of wanting to defund government, getting every tax rebate possible is a good idea.

It's like you haven't been paying any attention at all to what Republicans have been doing over the past thirty years and more.




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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 07:51 AM
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14. So now maybe they won't feel like going to that Goodwill anymore.
Fewer donations and purchases for that Goodwill then.

Sorry, I disagree with what you did. People who contribute to charity shouldn't be harassed in that process, even if they are being stupid or greedy in other choices.

And, I take those tax breaks myself, except for when I'm too lazy to bother with the record-keeping. It's not a big thing, but it's in the tax code, and it's reasonable. Not the same as stretching things that really shouldn't be deductions.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:28 AM
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17. I take the tax break too. I don't get the reasoning that one shouldn't??
It doesn't take anything away from the charity if I declare the donations on my taxes. :wtf:
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:17 AM
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16. Good for you on calling them out on their hypocrite lifestyle
Repugs who have to shop at goodwill but want billionares to make all rules......uugh
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 02:53 PM
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18. Unrec. That's not hypocrisy.
Edited on Sun May-08-11 02:55 PM by lumberjack_jeff
The tax code is written to divert taxes from government to private charities.

Drown government in the bathtub and leave social good to the charities is their whole point.

I see nothing here to cheer about.

And besides, what was silent about it? Passive-agressive undoubtedly, but silent not so much.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 03:00 PM
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19. I see no logic in your story.
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TimLighter Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:31 PM
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20. So I Did A Silent Callout?
Ok, I'm new and don't understand all the terms here yet, but what's a 'Silent Callout"? Did you actually say something or just wish you would have?

I do that all the time, I'll be driving home and think of some cool putdown or comeback I should have used. Hate when that happens.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:55 PM
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21. How does one vocalize a callout such that it remains silent. Reading
the OP it seemed like a lot of words were actually said.

unrec
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