jjoyce wrote:Being an idiot or a self-righteous bore isn't against the rules.
But are they co-equal?
Cornbread wrote:wack wack wrote:Cornbread wrote:But then again, this is all about whose money it is in the first place............private property or "communal"?
Caesar gets paid first. You have no claim to "your" money until after Caesar gets his.
Now you're closing in on logic. We can actually have a discussion/debate when people act like adults and do that.
I agree with you here. I think people at the end of each month should pay their taxes. This means they get their full gross pay each check, then as the write out their bills, they can pay one of their bills--taxes/fica.
DCB wrote:snoqueen wrote:Example: on Monday he implied that a janitor at the UW would betting rich off the 5.5% tuition, a position he refuted today.
pjbogart wrote:lukpac wrote:Yeah, mine too, and I have to admit at times I get curious and click the "display this post"
You risk getting kicked out/shunned by the (ignorant) collective.
I also think people were burned at the stake when they even questioned the earth wasn't flat, so beware............There was a time when Jason would quickly lose patience and send the cornbreads packing, but I suspect that the Althouse clicks have been profitable so he's letting it play out.
scratch wrote:But are they co-equal?
I believe the interest on the debt is close to 1/2 of the total. It's no small irony that the people who oppose higher taxes and big government actually voted for the 2 biggest spenders who also increased government powers and size beyond what was normal: Reagan and Bush Jr.Henry Vilas wrote:The problem is undertaxation. During the Bush administration the U.S. got involved in two wars and what did Bush do? He cut taxes, especially for the super rich and large, profitable corporations. This was unprecedented during wartime. As a result, we needed to borrow money to pay for those expensive wars. Much of our national debt is due to interest paid on those loans (many of those bonds held by China).
john_titor wrote:From what I gather, outside of trying to sow discord among citizens it seems your main issue is taxation.
If I may, I have a couple of assumptions and then a question for you; I assume you work hard and due to this hard work are financially secure.
My question for you; how much money do you need?
Rich Schultz wrote:My question for you, how much of my money does solar "expert" Van Jones need?
snoqueen wrote:It's undertaxation.
The biggest thing the military is doing for us today is keeping the unemployment rate down,
We're losing all these fine young people trying to rewire Afghanistan
If we want to offer people the opportunity for military service, we should be finding things for them to do within our own borders.
Cornbread wrote:The amount of blatant, high dollar nepotism/cronyism is outright frightening...
Henry Vilas wrote:Cornbread wrote:The amount of blatant, high dollar nepotism/cronyism is outright frightening...
Does that apply to the eight years of Bush/Cheney or do you given them a pass?
Despite the Republican mantra of Drill, Baby Drill,
Bush the younger ended government leases around Florida when brother Jeb was governor, purely for political reasons.
And with Cheney, the Iraq War
and no bid government contracts with Halliburton.
Do I need to say more?
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