Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#76227 Apr 13, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
We are at record high tax levels already.
This is simply not true.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76228 Apr 13, 2013
The Original Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you work? I pay almost double that each week and I've got one of the better plans in town. Does your healthcare cover anything more than leeches? I haven't paid a healthcare premium that low since Clinton was in office.
Well OA, only since you brought it up, I use to pay half of that when I was working,(at one time we didn't pay anything at all) now that I'm retired I now I pay a little more. But don't think the company did it out of the goodness of their heart, it takes a good Union for that to happen.
The only thing I can say is that it is BlueCross BlueShield which is a POS, and it covers Medical,Dental and Vision,
I have a $20 deductible.
They do provide me with other options every year, but my wife does the choosing.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76230 Apr 13, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
"In fiscal 2010, according to numbers published by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), net spending by all levels of government in the United States was $5,942,988,401,000. That equaled $50,074 for each one of the 118,682,000 households in the country.
In that same year, according to the Census Bureau, the median household income was $49,445."
http://www.sumnerbooks.com/books/view/complet...
"A nation whose government spends per family more than the typical family earns is on the road to ruin. "
O.K., Thanks!
But wait, the Feds just don't get ALL of their revenue from households, now does it?
They also squeeze taxes out of Corporations(people per Romney)and other places. So it's not sound math when you take a number(net spending) and divide it by just "households" and leave off all other forms of income.
But still I do agree with you that we are spending way too much.
Now what I do see coming, or at least what the Republicans want to do is "FIRST" take it off the backs of those that need it the most.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76231 Apr 13, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
OT, republicans and democrats are both at fault. However, now we need to fix the problems. Right now, they are getting worse because we continue to do the same things that got us here. Yes, Bush and company helped get us here. But Obama is now accelerating the ill effects. The country has no money with the highest taxes in history. This is an obvious problem, regardless of how we got to this point. We now need to focus on fixing it.
My point in my post centers around the fact our debt is now more than our GDP. Therefore, we have no means to pay this debt other than to print money. This hurts everyone including the middle class and the poor. I wish for everyone to stop the blame game and simply redirect the focus to actually fixing the problem. Everyone is going to have to participate at fixing this problem.
Again, just my opinion, and if I sound a little bit cynical, it is probably because I am as well. Right now we have come to a rock barrier in a road with a semi truck barrelling towards us from the rear. Our solution to this problem is removing one rock at a time rather than taking a backhoe and removing a lot of rocks at a time. Stupid analogy, but I hope it helps make my point
"Pete" your assetrion that we have the highest taxes in history is simply....wrong. The top tax bracket under Eisenhower was 91%. The top bracket when Reagan was inaugurated was 70% the top bracket today is under 40%. Capital gains are half that top rate.
In 1976 the top 1% held 19% of the wealth in America. By 2000 they held 40% and today slightly under 50%...so SOME Americans have the ability to pay the debt. What congress and Obama need to do is grow a backbone and tax those who have gotten a free ride as the rest of us have barely stayed afloat, not look to the 99% which COLLECTIVELY have little more than the 1% do, to correct the mistakes made over 30 years. If a jump to 70% on the highest earners isn't enough, there are always tariffs on cheap Chinese junk which we are swimming in thanks in part to Wal-mart and our free trader friends in both parties.... I believe it was Willie Sutton who, when asked why he robbed banks, answered "because that's where the money is". Well we all know where the money is in our country and it isn't in the back pockets of average Americans. If the traesury needs to further constrict the pittance given to retirees, I suggest they divest a few bucks from those who can well afford it FIRST. To take more dollars out of the pockets of retirees and working class Americans just constricts their buying power all the more and exacerbates an already sluggish recovery.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76232 Apr 13, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>O.K., Thanks!
But wait, the Feds just don't get ALL of their revenue from households, now does it?
They also squeeze taxes out of Corporations(people per Romney)and other places. So it's not sound math when you take a number(net spending) and divide it by just "households" and leave off all other forms of income.
But still I do agree with you that we are spending way too much.
Now what I do see coming, or at least what the Republicans want to do is "FIRST" take it off the backs of those that need it the most.
Seems funny to me that the emphasis of this is that the government is spending as much per family as an average family makes...but not at what a pittance a fifty thousand dollar average income for an American family is !
We spent last year hearing what a terrible time folks were going to have if incomes over 250K were subjected to a 3% income tax raise....but NOTHING about the fact that the average American family has to get by on ONE FIFTH of that. Now our elected representatives are busy telling us that 50K is enough to live on and still save to suppliment a retirement, because government must cut the COLA for seniors....Talk about being out of touch with average Americans....they aren't out of touch they are from a different planet.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76233 Apr 13, 2013
The Original Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
This is simply not true.
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> "Pete" your assetrion that we have the highest taxes in history is simply....wrong.
Pete was not talking about tax rates, he was talking about tax receipts - the amount extracted from those who actually work and pay federal income taxes.

According to the CBO in this document:

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofil...

the federal Treasury expects to collect a record $2.712 trillion in taxes on Americans and U.S. business this year, shattering the 2007 high of $2.5 trillion in taxes.

And the fine print in President Obama's budget presented Wednesday reveals that the administration expects to take more in taxes than the Congressional Budget Office projects.

The president's 376-page "Historical Tables," projects that tax receipts will soar during the remainder of the president's second term, reaching nearly $4 trillion in 2018.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files...

Something tells me that it won't all come out the hides of the rich.....
Bump

Lebanon, TN

#76234 Apr 13, 2013
John J. Hooker
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76235 Apr 13, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
I asked you some of the seperate questions that first responders,building experts,family members,demolition experts and the 9/11 commission committee are asking.
You are not answering the individual Questions that don't stack up with reality.
How does molten steel run down the building from an office fire? The steel in the building is melting from office furniture that's burning,then it collapses in its own footprint in a few seconds with no resistence? The point is it can't.I'm not saying this, the experts are saying this,and there are a lot of experts involved in wanting answers.
You say you don't think i'll be satisfied no matter what answers I get but you have not answered any questions I've asked,You just come back with how silly to think you could get such involvement but these folks are looking at these individual things that do not add up,and there is many many of these that don't add up.
Fifty percent of a building gone in the dust just does not sit well with the experts who are aware of these kinds of issues.
I think it's important to know these answers for this country as we know it is day by day losing it's place as a free nation,and there are a lot of dead people in this war on terror.
Just answer this 1 question on building 7.I know it's a magical building that stands its ground one half hour after the BBC said in went down,but that's another story another rock to look under.
Well, "Hey" I would guess that a jet is powered by jet engines, and that jet engines run on jet fuel, and that jet fuel burns fairly easily and a fire from jet fuel would get pretty hot...but I never claimed to be a structural engineer, and I have no idea how or why the buildings fell.
I am sure there are people with questions, and engineers that have opinions, and those who claim to have heard or seen unusual things....and those who will pay them to express their opinions and those who will exploit those opinions, heck I know a man that believes our country never landed a man on the moon. Another big conspiracy to get money out of the treasury according to him....
I am not going to attempt to answer any of your questions...since I am no expert on how this building went up or how it came down. I did watch a documntary where an engineer was explaining how the towers were built and why it was possible to have them collapse as they did, but truthfully much of his explaination went over my head.
I do not believe any conspiracy happened here. If you do, power to you !
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76236 Apr 13, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Pete was not talking about tax rates, he was talking about tax receipts - the amount extracted from those who actually work and pay federal income taxes.
According to the CBO in this document:
http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofil...
the federal Treasury expects to collect a record $2.712 trillion in taxes on Americans and U.S. business this year, shattering the 2007 high of $2.5 trillion in taxes.
And the fine print in President Obama's budget presented Wednesday reveals that the administration expects to take more in taxes than the Congressional Budget Office projects.
The president's 376-page "Historical Tables," projects that tax receipts will soar during the remainder of the president's second term, reaching nearly $4 trillion in 2018.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files...
Something tells me that it won't all come out the hides of the rich.....
If that 4 trillion dollar number isn't too rosy an estimate, maybe congress and the administration will stop trying to milk the last dollar out of those who can least afford it, and folks like me that depend on the spending from those average Americans, to survive in business can FINALLY breath a sigh of relief.
Pete

Nashville, TN

#76237 Apr 13, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Seems funny to me that the emphasis of this is that the government is spending as much per family as an average family makes...but not at what a pittance a fifty thousand dollar average income for an American family is !
We spent last year hearing what a terrible time folks were going to have if incomes over 250K were subjected to a 3% income tax raise....but NOTHING about the fact that the average American family has to get by on ONE FIFTH of that. Now our elected representatives are busy telling us that 50K is enough to live on and still save to suppliment a retirement, because government must cut the COLA for seniors....Talk about being out of touch with average Americans....they aren't out of touch they are from a different planet.
OT, I'm not simply making this up. News articles everywhere have been reporting this for months.

http://www.newsmax.com/US/tax-revenue-record-...
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76238 Apr 13, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Well, "Hey" I would guess that a jet is powered by jet engines, and that jet engines run on jet fuel, and that jet fuel burns fairly easily and a fire from jet fuel would get pretty hot...but I never claimed to be a structural engineer, and I have no idea how or why the buildings fell.
I am sure there are people with questions, and engineers that have opinions, and those who claim to have heard or seen unusual things....and those who will pay them to express their opinions and those who will exploit those opinions, heck I know a man that believes our country never landed a man on the moon. Another big conspiracy to get money out of the treasury according to him....
I am not going to attempt to answer any of your questions...since I am no expert on how this building went up or how it came down. I did watch a documntary where an engineer was explaining how the towers were built and why it was possible to have them collapse as they did, but truthfully much of his explaination went over my head.
I do not believe any conspiracy happened here. If you do, power to you !
So from what I take from your remarks is that you don't believe anything is wrong with the official story put forward basically by Bush and Cheney because you think it would be too hard to bring something like that together.
Well I say look how many were involved in the scam of the American Medical Assoc. to get the alternative therapies out of their way.How many agencies conspired to take this competeing method of healing down.
How many picked up on that Quack word to describe natural methods and make them even laughable.Many did,you said it yourself, their method worked didn't it.There were people jailed because they had the damn nerve to cure folks from cancer without using chemo or radiation even when they were sent home to die by the groupies.
How many conspire to keep Monsanto going strong even to threaten other countries if they go against them?Is this not a whole bunch of folks conspiring on Monsanto's behalf?
There are thousands in this group.
Jet fuel does not burn hot enough to melt steel And office furniture certainly does not. Building 7 was not hit by a plane.It simply had office fires and went down in it's own footprint.This does not seem out of place to you?
PairAnnoyed

North Augusta, SC

#76240 Apr 13, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
So from what I take from your remarks is that you don't believe anything is wrong with the official story put forward basically by Bush and Cheney because you think it would be too hard to bring something like that together.
Well I say look how many were involved in the scam of the American Medical Assoc. to get the alternative therapies out of their way.How many agencies conspired to take this competeing method of healing down.
How many picked up on that Quack word to describe natural methods and make them even laughable.Many did,you said it yourself, their method worked didn't it.There were people jailed because they had the damn nerve to cure folks from cancer without using chemo or radiation even when they were sent home to die by the groupies.
How many conspire to keep Monsanto going strong even to threaten other countries if they go against them?Is this not a whole bunch of folks conspiring on Monsanto's behalf?
There are thousands in this group.
Jet fuel does not burn hot enough to melt steel And office furniture certainly does not. Building 7 was not hit by a plane.It simply had office fires and went down in it's own footprint.This does not seem out of place to you?
Bush & Cheney had nothing to do with the report. Neither of those two have enough smarts to concoct a bogus report. But, it's obvious to even a non engineer, that the planes caused the buildings to collapse.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76241 Apr 13, 2013
PairAnnoyed wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush & Cheney had nothing to do with the report. Neither of those two have enough smarts to concoct a bogus report. But, it's obvious to even a non engineer, that the planes caused the buildings to collapse.
The 9/11 Comission Report Committee had an appointment with Bush after some effort to get it and they complained they were not getting answers and found that disturbing.
This was the investigative team into 9/11.
The Original _Mobile

Livingston, TN

#76242 Apr 13, 2013
old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
Where have you been hiding?
Smoke break.....
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76243 Apr 13, 2013
PairAnnoyed wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush & Cheney had nothing to do with the report. Neither of those two have enough smarts to concoct a bogus report. But, it's obvious to even a non engineer, that the planes caused the buildings to collapse.
Would you perhaps like to explain how building 7 collasped in its own footprint in 7 seconds and no plane hit that building .It fell later in the eve.
Jet fuel burns at 750 degrees.It takes 2700 degrees to create molten steel.
At the first hit of the plane into the towers the explosion burned off the fuel,what was left was office furniture and carpets etc. burning
Their was evidence of the use of thermite which can burn at tenperatures to melt steel.
90 thousand tons of material had been pulverized into thin air.
New York Times headlines"More than 118 Firefighters Witness Sounds and Flashes of Explosions.
Top documentary films "9/11 Explosive Evidence-Experts Speak Out"

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76244 Apr 13, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
To be honest, we’ve been on a tax and spend philosophy for the last 50 years, and it transcends parties. It started to get out of control under Bush, and Obama has no concept of the words fiscal responsibility.
<quoted text>
And it isn’t enough.
<quoted text>
The pink elephant in the room that everyone is ignoring is that interest rates have been kept at ridiculously low rates for a very long time. At some point, they are going to rise, and when they do, we will be in a heapatrouble.
Have your expenses gone up in the last fifty years? Of course they have! So, why do you think the Gov't.'s wouldn't go up just like yours? Then, add on the extra expenses like two Wars at the same time, trying to protect our borders and all the other extra expenses, necessary and unnecessary, that were brought about by 9/11, Bush/Cheney and Phil Graham taking all the Regulations off of Wall Street and the expensive catastrophe that almost ruined our Economy and caused us to have to spend an enormous amount to just keep the Country, and Everybody in it, from going Bankrupt...not to mention all of the Crises situations that have resulted, and were caused by the bad decisions that were made when all of the previous things happened...it's kind of easy to a rational Person to understand why we're spending more and will for years in the Future, just to straighten all of the screw-ups that were committed for the 8 years of the Bush/Cheney Presidency!
And NOW, we can't make any progress because we have a TEApublican "Do Nothing" Congress who's only intention is to oppose the President on EVERYTHING that he tries to do to fix these Bush/Cheney Screw-ups and get the Country out of this mess they made...and to keep the Super Wealthy from paying their Fair Share of Taxes! That's it! That's their ONLY intention and the ONLY thing they care about! In the meantime, the Super wealthy are making more money than at any other time in this Nation's History, while EVERYBODY else is going broke...and the World is in chaos around us because of those same Screw-ups of Bush/Cheney! They were warned this could , and most likely would happen, by all the Experts on the Middle East, before Bush/Cheney ordered the Invasion of Iraq...but they ignored those warnings, and did it anyway, and NOW...Obama, the Nation, and ALL of us, EXCEPT the Super Wealthy, are paying the price! But, the Super Wealthy won't even pay their part, so we have to pay ours and theirs, too!
And you voted for the SOBS that's put this burden on us , and you, and now, you want to complain about the very thing that you helped cause by voting them into Public Office! How long are you going to stay in denial and keep making the same mistakes, that have and will continue to cause the very things that you're complaining about? Not facing the truth and blaming the wrong Person, just because you don't want to admit that you were wrong, is a guarantee that things will only get worse, for you and all the rest of us!
If something isn't working, change it...what do you have to lose, things can't get much worse by voting in a Congress that will work WITH Obama in 2014, for anybody except the Super wealthy and why should you protect them...I'll guarantee they don't care whether YOU live or die. In fact, they would probably prefer that you die because they consider you as unimportant, and a hindrance to them accumulating even more Wealth FROM this Country!
Pete

Johnson City, TN

#76245 Apr 13, 2013
The Original Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
This is simply not true.
It is true. This has been reported for the past couple of months.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cbo-federal-r...
Pete

Johnson City, TN

#76246 Apr 13, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> If that 4 trillion dollar number isn't too rosy an estimate, maybe congress and the administration will stop trying to milk the last dollar out of those who can least afford it, and folks like me that depend on the spending from those average Americans, to survive in business can FINALLY breath a sigh of relief.
OT, I guess we will simply have to disagree with one another on this. The class warfare thing simply isn't helping the problem any. We are spending more than we ever have, we are taxing more than we ever have, yet the problems persist. In my opinion, nobody is taking anything from the poor or needy. Our welfare, food stamp and other such programs are at an all time high. We are losing money at an astronomical rate. Our spending now exceeds our GDP. And as bad as it is now, when interest rates go up and Obamacare hits next year, things will only get much worse. Spending has to give. One way or another, it will. We can do it sensibly now, or wait until disaster strikes and slash across the board, but spending will be cut one way or another. This level of spending we are experiencing is what is actually hurting the less well off. This, to me and a whole host of others, is a very obvious problem. We need to cut the name calling, class warfare, ideology focused thinking, etc. and fix the obvious problem. It will be fixed at some point, but why go through all this prolonged pain? Engaging in the class warfare talk simply prolongs the length of this pain because this is exactly what our politicians are doing to try to resolve this. It isn't working. And more and more people are starting to wake up and are getting tired of all the rhetoric.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/obam...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76247 Apr 13, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you perhaps like to explain how building 7 collasped in its own footprint in 7 seconds and no plane hit that building .It fell later in the eve.
Jet fuel burns at 750 degrees.It takes 2700 degrees to create molten steel.
At the first hit of the plane into the towers the explosion burned off the fuel,what was left was office furniture and carpets etc. burning
Their was evidence of the use of thermite which can burn at tenperatures to melt steel.
90 thousand tons of material had been pulverized into thin air.
New York Times headlines"More than 118 Firefighters Witness Sounds and Flashes of Explosions.
Top documentary films "9/11 Explosive Evidence-Experts Speak Out"
I'm not an Engineer, are you? But, I read numerous Articles and listened to numerous Experts on TV, at the time, explaining just exactly how it happened and how that was possible.

But, the most important evidence to me, is that none of the Families of the Victims have questioned anything about how it happened and I am absolutely positive that they would have , if ANY of them had any doubt that it wasn't exactly like we have been told that it was!
And those People are New Yorkers, they are by nature, skeptical People. If they haven't questioned it, then there is no doubt that they believe it happened just exactly the way they were told...and I'm sure they have been told more than we have!

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76248 Apr 13, 2013
"Goal Of Nuclear-Free N.Korea Tests U.S., China Ties."

Click here:
http://news.yahoo.com/goal-nuclear-free-nkore...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greeneville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Another 19 min Curious 9
Miranda Finley an her herpys 32 min clay 2
Traci Jones 2 hr big ben 2
cook out burgers 2 hr mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 2
4 apply for school director 2 hr actually 24
***** last post wins ***** (Oct '14) 2 hr Bah 1,774
Miranda Finley 4 hr everyone needs to... 1
RIP Jeff Roark Thu benjamin 23
More from around the web

Greeneville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]