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Old Army

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<quoted text>kinda .. but with our debt the way it is no new programs will be inacted i beleive since obamacare was already proposed and actually was a good idea since we are one of the last industrialized nations in the world to have some sort of universal healthcare... next i beleive dems will propose paid maternal leave for child bearing mothers .. in which case we would be one of the last industrialized nations in the world to enact that proposal into law as well.. but i do not support that idea untill we come to an equal agreement on a balanced budget and only after we have paid back a majority of our debt and are headed into the right direction..it's almost like balancing a business budget .. but with alooot more factors involved.. considering you cannot just hire and fire people or progams that may be harmful to your business without popular vote or some compromise.. so in a way it's the laws for how the free market works but doesn't work the same as the free market.. IF THAT MAKES SENSE.. and i must agree wholeheartedly with your last couple of statements if more politicians, primarily republicans, cared more about their country as a whole rather than who's gonna support them in their next primary or what kind of benefits they are gonna recieve for their state from the government so that their state budget improves and they get a raise.. then the whole country would be better off.
No Ma'am, you don't make a lick of sense.
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Dec 4, 2012
 
Lisa wrote:
Hurricane Sandy (hats off to whoever wrote this)
As you know, America is the first country to send aid when other
countries are in trouble.
... THANK our neighbors, to whom we have invested BILLIONS!!!!
First on the list is…
NONE
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_re...
lower in the entry notice the topic "Actual Funds Used" Little bush turned down $854 million in aid. Yup charity starts at home. But not to a state that didn't support your side :)
Old Army

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Redd wrote:
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(The next coach at Arkansas) Seems to be Gruden .
Seems your savvy sources are about as credible as Barney's.
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Dec 4, 2012
 
Old Army wrote:
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Seems your savvy sources are about as credible as Barney's.
True, his name only came up last night.

Try to be happy.
BarneyIII

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Dec 4, 2012
 
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BTW- never really thought of you as a "dead horse" but if that is how you choose to identify yourself, IM cool with it.
I was referring to your self gratification when I mentioned beating a dead horse. If it takes jumping through a few hoops to help your comprehension, I am willing to make the sacrifice, I am a compassionate conservative and if anyone ever needed compassion it is you.

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BarneyIII wrote:
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I was referring to your self gratification when I mentioned beating a dead horse. If it takes jumping through a few hoops to help your comprehension, I am willing to make the sacrifice, I am a compassionate conservative and if anyone ever needed compassion it is you.
NO, you "jumping through a few hoops" did not do a thing for my "comprehension". As long as it took to get you to do what I wanted you to do, evidently it did not do a hell of a lot for yours either.

What it did prove, I whistle and you dance..........

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Dec 4, 2012
 
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I was referring to your self gratification when I mentioned beating a dead horse. If it takes jumping through a few hoops to help your comprehension, I am willing to make the sacrifice, I am a compassionate conservative and if anyone ever needed compassion it is you.
BTW, Barney III, I noticed your IP was Camden Ar. not Jonesboro.

"give me the post number and the IP address from whence it originated"

Maybe I should name the type of device it was posted by also.
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No Ma'am, you don't make a lick of sense.
i'm sorry i don't understand 2nd grade hillbilly giberish.
BarneyIII

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Dec 5, 2012
 
BARNEYII wrote:
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BTW, Barney III, I noticed your IP was Camden Ar. not Jonesboro.
"give me the post number and the IP address from whence it originated"
Maybe I should name the type of device it was posted by also.
Please give the type of device, I have never been to Camden. If whistling and dancing will help you, heck I will do that, anything to enlighten you. You have problems and the Topix community would like to help. We would like to see you get off government assistance and stand on your own and with a little help and a lot of remedial training, Barney you can so it.
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Dec 5, 2012
 
BarneyIII wrote:
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Please give the type of device, I have never been to Camden. If whistling and dancing will help you, heck I will do that, anything to enlighten you. You have problems and the Topix community would like to help. We would like to see you get off government assistance and stand on your own and with a little help and a lot of remedial training, Barney you can so it.
Give it up son, you cannot whistle and dance at the same time.
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Dec 5, 2012
 
I was thinking about the tax argument the other day. If you tax the rich to death, they are going to mover their money out of the economy. If they move their money out of the economy, the expected revenues won't be there to meet the spending demands. If the spending demands aren't met the government will have to either borrow more money or tax those that are left at a higher rate. If you borrow more money you will need more revenue to pay for it so the rates will go up anyway. Either way, America needs as many millionaires as it can get it's hands on so those that don't make as much won't have to be burdened with a tax rate that leaves them unable to feed their families. Make the environment so that millionaires want to live in America. The best way to do that is a flat tax with no deductions that applies to everyone from Warren Buffett down to welfare recipients. People would be taxed at, lets say, 10% on their working income, domestic investment income, retirement income, overseas investment income, or basically anything that gives a person more money than they had. This way we can stop making taxes a social issue and start climbing out of this hole we are in. If Warren Buffett total combined income is $62 million per year and his secretary makes only $30,000, Mr. Buffett's tax bill would be $6.2 million and his secretary's bill would be $3,000. It would also encourage investors to invest here in America and not overseas because investing overseas would be subject to the tax in the country in which the investment was made plus the 10% U.S. tax. It's a win win situation. Not to mention the fact that prices on goods would not only come down but also stabilize because there would be near 100% certainty of how much a given company's tax burden would be. That certainty would then cause more intense competition for consumers between like companies driving prices lower as well making each dollar able to go farther on the goods we buy. If there is a downside to this, I can't find it.

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Reality Check wrote:
I was thinking about the tax argument the other day. If you tax the rich to death, they are going to mover their money out of the economy. If they move their money out of the economy, the expected revenues won't be there to meet the spending demands. If the spending demands aren't met the government will have to either borrow more money or tax those that are left at a higher rate. If you borrow more money you will need more revenue to pay for it so the rates will go up anyway. Either way, America needs as many millionaires as it can get it's hands on so those that don't make as much won't have to be burdened with a tax rate that leaves them unable to feed their families. Make the environment so that millionaires want to live in America. The best way to do that is a flat tax with no deductions that applies to everyone from Warren Buffett down to welfare recipients. People would be taxed at, lets say, 10% on their working income, domestic investment income, retirement income, overseas investment income, or basically anything that gives a person more money than they had. This way we can stop making taxes a social issue and start climbing out of this hole we are in. If Warren Buffett total combined income is $62 million per year and his secretary makes only $30,000, Mr. Buffett's tax bill would be $6.2 million and his secretary's bill would be $3,000. It would also encourage investors to invest here in America and not overseas because investing overseas would be subject to the tax in the country in which the investment was made plus the 10% U.S. tax. It's a win win situation. Not to mention the fact that prices on goods would not only come down but also stabilize because there would be near 100% certainty of how much a given company's tax burden would be. That certainty would then cause more intense competition for consumers between like companies driving prices lower as well making each dollar able to go farther on the goods we buy. If there is a downside to this, I can't find it.
Bush cut tax rates for the rich, decreased regulations, and we went from a budget surplus,(created under a higher tax rate) to the great rescission.

Now does that not impede your theory a bit, never mind, just tell me why you think it dose not.
Old Army

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Dec 5, 2012
 
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>i'm sorry i don't understand 2nd grade hillbilly giberish.
Everything I need to know about you, I learned in kindergarden. I'm sorry you failed kindergarden so many times. You should go try again.
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Dec 5, 2012
 
BARNEYII wrote:
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Bush cut tax rates for the rich, decreased regulations, and we went from a budget surplus,(created under a higher tax rate) to the great rescission.
Now does that not impede your theory a bit, never mind, just tell me why you think it dose not.
Once again, the facts "impede your theory"

"Obama’s White House approved 613 federal rules during the first 33 months of his term, 4.7 percent fewer than the 643 cleared by President George W. Bush’s administration in the same time frame, according to an Office of Management and Budget statistical database reviewed by Bloomberg."

You really think the Bush tax cuts led to Obama's recession?
Then again, you do think that removing Billions in revenue doesn't hurt commerce.

Here we are again, Are you a sucker or a liar?
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Dec 5, 2012
 
BARNEYII wrote:
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Give it up son, you cannot whistle and dance at the same time.
You've proven that over and over again...
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BARNEYII wrote:
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Bush cut tax rates for the rich, decreased regulations, and we went from a budget surplus,(created under a higher tax rate) to the great rescission.
Now does that not impede your theory a bit, never mind, just tell me why you think it dose not.
Because, if you limit deductions to 0 then you don't have to tax at a 35% rate because all of your income is taxed. If you take away deductions and still tax at 35%, the highest income earners will leave thus burdening those that can't afford the $16 trillion and climbing debt we currently have in this country. You also can't have half of America not paying any taxes. That is as unsustainable as your argument of the rich getting tax breaks. Under a flat tax system it would not matter how much in welfare a person got (to a degree) because they would always be giving back the flat tax rate. It would also get welfare recipients used to paying income taxes so they would be more likely to get off of welfare if a better income opportunity presented itself. I understand that given we have had this tax structure forever, this proposal seems extreme but it makes "paying your fair share" 100% spot on. America makes roughly $9.7 trillion in income every single year. We currently take in about $1.4 trillion in revenue. In order to equal that amount, everyones tax rate would have to be about 14.5% with no deductions. If you tax all entitlements that brings the total revenue to $11.2 trillion meaning that the tax rate for everyone would come down to 12.5%. The variable then becomes investment income. We know that Wall Street deals in trillions of dollars each year plus there are probably hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars invested overseas. Take whatever the tax rate is for everyone else and apply that to the profits off of interest in those investments, and you will add who knows how much to the total revenue. The final piece of the puzzle has to be controlled government spending. Under this equation, nobody can say that someone else doesn't pay their fair share be it the ultra wealthy or the entitlement sector. I think that there is room for upping the rate from what probably appears to be around 11%, all things considered, to maybe 15%. I can assure you that EVERYONE paying to support this great nation we live in would eliminate the wealthy trying to hide their money from our government. I understand that there will always be about 2% that are greedy and do it anyway but you can't alienate the entire country to go after that very small amount of people.
Why

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Dec 5, 2012
 
Good for you
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Why is this happening
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Because, if you limit deductions to 0 then you don't have to tax at a 35% rate because all of your income is taxed. If you take away deductions and still tax at 35%, the highest income earners will leave thus burdening those that can't afford the $16 trillion and climbing debt we currently have in this country. You also can't have half of America not paying any taxes. That is as unsustainable as your argument of the rich getting tax breaks. Under a flat tax system it would not matter how much in welfare a person got (to a degree) because they would always be giving back the flat tax rate. It would also get welfare recipients used to paying income taxes so they would be more likely to get off of welfare if a better income opportunity presented itself. I understand that given we have had this tax structure forever, this proposal seems extreme but it makes "paying your fair share" 100% spot on. America makes roughly $9.7 trillion in income every single year. We currently take in about $1.4 trillion in revenue. In order to equal that amount, everyones tax rate would have to be about 14.5% with no deductions. If you tax all entitlements that brings the total revenue to $11.2 trillion meaning that the tax rate for everyone would come down to 12.5%. The variable then becomes investment income. We know that Wall Street deals in trillions of dollars each year plus there are probably hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars invested overseas. Take whatever the tax rate is for everyone else and apply that to the profits off of interest in those investments, and you will add who knows how much to the total revenue. The final piece of the puzzle has to be controlled government spending. Under this equation, nobody can say that someone else doesn't pay their fair share be it the ultra wealthy or the entitlement sector. I think that there is room for upping the rate from what probably appears to be around 11%, all things considered, to maybe 15%. I can assure you that EVERYONE paying to support this great nation we live in would eliminate the wealthy trying to hide their money from our government. I understand that there will always be about 2% that are greedy and do it anyway but you can't alienate the entire country to go after that very small amount of people.
Why
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