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guesT

Garden City, MO

#72 Mar 27, 2013
1961 Alumni Rolla MO wrote:
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I don't doubt more people are on disability now!
Do you have to ask why?
All you have to do is look around. Have you ever seen so many FAT FAT FAT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE???
Yet, when Demcorats try to do something about it - by trying to pass laws to cut down the calorie intake of Americans - you Republicans get up in arms!!!
Unless we can get this OBESE PROBLEM under control - we're going to have a lot more people filing for disability before they are old enough to retire.
Are you fat?
If you are morbidly obese - don't be surprised if you're not filing for your disability in just a few years.
Yes, along with all are financial problems & political dead-lock - America also has a FAT PROBLEM. People in this country are literaly eating themselves to death!!!
Just go to the schools & look around. Probably one-third of those kids are obese. A few years ago - you probably wouldn't see but maybe about 5% of obese kids.
Now, that figure has shot up to 30-35% or more. Young kids are being diagnosed with high-blood pressure, high cholestrol and diabetes - even before they get in Jr. High.
Democrats & Republicans need to start waging a war against FAT. And this should be a bi-partisan effort...
The primary reason that lower-income people are more overweight is because the unhealthiest and most fattening foods are the cheapest. If you were broke and had just three dollars to spend on food today, would you buy a head of broccoli or a Super Value Meal with French fries, a cheeseburger and a Coke?(copied and pasted)

Maybe the fatness is relative to the number of poor people in this country...or maybe not.
Gene

Caruthersville, MO

#73 Mar 28, 2013
LOL you seen all those obese people coming out of private clubs and 5 star restaurants? Income doesnt matter how obese or skinny you are. It's all how you choose to live your life.
1961 Alumn Rolla

Rolla, MO

#74 Mar 28, 2013
John Doe wrote:
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Alumni,
Sorry lady but you are only telling half of the story. The other half of the story was that Obama had added a major tax hike on everyone earning over $500,000/per year. That is why the Republicans nixed the law. The Republicans say tax cuts for all.
Now before you jump on the what the rich can and can't afford and all of this fair share stuff, let's talk about fair share.
Depending on the source you use, the so called 1% already pay 75% to 90% of all revenues received by the federal government. Let's use the low end of the figure for this debate, that's 75%. In simple terms that means 75 cents of ever cent of money going into the federal government comes from 1% of all earners and the other 25 cents comes from the other 99%. Now the Obama and the democrats talk about paying their fair share. What is their fair share? 80%, 90%, 100%?
you cannot keep hiking the taxes on the richest and expect nothing will happen.
Cyprus is in financial trouble right now. It has been all over the news. If the Cypriots were to announce to the world a new tax plan. Everyone pays a flat 10% with no deductions. At the same time the Democrats push through a new tax plan raising the taxes on the rich to 60%. France is already at 75% and their rich are leaving. It has been in the news.
Now, with that circumstance, how many of our rich and how many rich from around the world would start giving serious consideration to make Cyprus their home? How many would do that? What happens to the American Tax base if the rich were to move away?
John Doe,
It's only fair that the top 1% income people pay 75%-90% of the taxes in this country!!!

The reason for this is - because of Republican policies (over the last decade or so) the top 1% income people are are NOW making 75% of all the income in this whole country!!!

What does that say about this country when the top 1% people in this country are making 75%(or more) of all the total income in the whole country?

Now getting back to the 2% tax hike all wage earners got at the first of the year. You still don't seem to understand that this tax hike of 2% was for payroll taxes (which fund Social Security & Medicare).

Obama wanted to exend this 2% tax hike another year. BUT REPUBLICANS NIXED THIS PLAN!

THAT'S RIGHT, REPUBLICAN DEMANDED A 2% PAYROLL TAX HIKE!!!

THIS WAS TARGETED AT MIDDLE-INCOME & LOW-INCOME WORKERS.

THIS PAYROLL TAX DIDN'T HIT RICH PEOPLE VERY HARD - BECAUSE MOST OF THEM DERIVE THEIR INCOME FROM INVESTMENTS etc.

This 2% payroll tax hike didn't hurt rich people - only middle income & the working poor...
1961 Alumn Rolla

Rolla, MO

#75 Mar 28, 2013
guesT wrote:
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The primary reason that lower-income people are more overweight is because the unhealthiest and most fattening foods are the cheapest. If you were broke and had just three dollars to spend on food today, would you buy a head of broccoli or a Super Value Meal with French fries, a cheeseburger and a Coke?(copied and pasted)
Maybe the fatness is relative to the number of poor people in this country...or maybe not.
Yes, you are right about unhealthy foods being the cheapest. But, it's not only poor people who are fat in this country. It's people of different income leves - from the poorest to the richest.

Not only is fatting fast foods to blame for obesity in this country, but LACK OF EXCERCISE is also a major major problem. When was the last time you passed by a neighborhood & saw kids playing out in the yard? When was the last time you saw kids in a game of touch football or basketball?

Do they even have recess or P.E. in schools anymore? The reason I ask, is that I keep hearing they need to bring Phy-Ed back to the schools.

Yes, there needs to P.E. in every scool starting in kindergarten with strenious work outs daily!

When my two boys were growing up they were out in the yard playing all the time. My oldest son (the sports addict) & his cousin spent almost every Saturday bouncing a basketball either at home or at the UMR basketball courts in town or playing touch football. They even killed all the grass around the yard (at our house & their grandparents house) playing ball.

My youngest son was an out-door enthusiest. After school, it wasn't uncommon for him to go fishing in the neighbors pond & bring home a sting of fish. He also was always out in woods setting his traps. You could have compared him to the Roberterson family of Duck Dynasty back then.

But, the point I'm trying to make is - my kids were not sitting at home behind a computer or the tv - they were out playing & getting lots of excercise. Needless to say, neither of them had a weight problem. After they became adults - they too became over weight - but not morbidly obese.

We all need to make an all out effort (in our diet & exercise) to overcome the fat problem in this country...
John Doe

Sikeston, MO

#76 Mar 28, 2013
1961 Alumn Rolla wrote:
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John Doe,
It's only fair that the top 1% income people pay 75%-90% of the taxes in this country!!!
The reason for this is - because of Republican policies (over the last decade or so) the top 1% income people are are NOW making 75% of all the income in this whole country!!!
What does that say about this country when the top 1% people in this country are making 75%(or more) of all the total income in the whole country?
Now getting back to the 2% tax hike all wage earners got at the first of the year. You still don't seem to understand that this tax hike of 2% was for payroll taxes (which fund Social Security & Medicare).
Obama wanted to exend this 2% tax hike another year. BUT REPUBLICANS NIXED THIS PLAN!
THAT'S RIGHT, REPUBLICAN DEMANDED A 2% PAYROLL TAX HIKE!!!
THIS WAS TARGETED AT MIDDLE-INCOME & LOW-INCOME WORKERS.
THIS PAYROLL TAX DIDN'T HIT RICH PEOPLE VERY HARD - BECAUSE MOST OF THEM DERIVE THEIR INCOME FROM INVESTMENTS etc.
This 2% payroll tax hike didn't hurt rich people - only middle income & the working poor...
Alumni,

You grasp of the facts is very weak and you continue to ignore the truth.

1. What was supposed to be taxes on the top 1% is now taxes on the top 2%. So I guess you could say Obama and company lied about only taxing the top 1%.

2. The top wage earners in this country, those who are in that top tax bracket, are paying 40 cents of every dollar they make to the federal government. That wasn't good enough, Obama put in another bill for another tax hike on them and to try to make republicans look bad, he added a TEMPORARY 2% cut on everyone else. When they said no, he and you on the left conveniently forget that tax hike on the rich that were in that bill.

3. Please, learn some facts. If the tax systems were fair, everyone would be fair a share of the expenses of the government and not having 1% carrying the load for almost everyone else.

4. So tell me, what is a fair percentage of taxes on that top 1%. Is it 25%, 50%, 75%, what? You tell me.

5. I'm sorry to say this, I really am but you are coming across as so blinded by leftist dogma that you cannot find your way to truth. Quit believing the left and research it for yourself.

I really think if you were one of the top 1% you wouldn't feel the tax codes were very fair.
1961 Alumn Rolla

Rolla, MO

#77 Mar 28, 2013
John Doe wrote:
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Alumni,
You grasp of the facts is very weak and you continue to ignore the truth.
1. What was supposed to be taxes on the top 1% is now taxes on the top 2%. So I guess you could say Obama and company lied about only taxing the top 1%.
2. The top wage earners in this country, those who are in that top tax bracket, are paying 40 cents of every dollar they make to the federal government. That wasn't good enough, Obama put in another bill for another tax hike on them and to try to make republicans look bad, he added a TEMPORARY 2% cut on everyone else. When they said no, he and you on the left conveniently forget that tax hike on the rich that were in that bill.
3. Please, learn some facts. If the tax systems were fair, everyone would be fair a share of the expenses of the government and not having 1% carrying the load for almost everyone else.
4. So tell me, what is a fair percentage of taxes on that top 1%. Is it 25%, 50%, 75%, what? You tell me.
5. I'm sorry to say this, I really am but you are coming across as so blinded by leftist dogma that you cannot find your way to truth. Quit believing the left and research it for yourself.
I really think if you were one of the top 1% you wouldn't feel the tax codes were very fair.
John Doe,
I cannot communicate with you about this. It seems your brain is now equipped to handle anything that goes against the right-wing talking points. I have explained, and explained & explained - AND YOU ARE JUST TOO DUMB TO UNDERSTAND!!! I GIVE UP! YOU ARE HOPELESSLY BRAIN-WASHED!!!

PLEASE USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE & QUIT REFERRING TO YOUR RIGHT-WING TALKING POINTS!

DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE TOP 1% EARN 75%(or more) of the TOTAL INCOME IN THE WHOLE CONUNTRY!!!

Why is it so important to you whether it is the top 1% or 2% paying more taxes. What concern is it to you?

BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN THIS 1% & 2%!

It appears you are more interested in trying to bash Obama than you are in talking common sense...
1961 Alumn Rolla

Rolla, MO

#78 Mar 28, 2013
Nautilus1 wrote:
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Now I understand why you think Duck Dynasty is the greatest show on TV. Maybe you shouldn't have stopped going to school in the 3rd grade.
Why is it your statement sounds as if it may be coming from someone who is seriously over weight...
John Doe

Sikeston, MO

#79 Mar 28, 2013
1961 Alumn Rolla wrote:
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John Doe,
I cannot communicate with you about this. It seems your brain is now equipped to handle anything that goes against the right-wing talking points. I have explained, and explained & explained - AND YOU ARE JUST TOO DUMB TO UNDERSTAND!!! I GIVE UP! YOU ARE HOPELESSLY BRAIN-WASHED!!!
PLEASE USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE & QUIT REFERRING TO YOUR RIGHT-WING TALKING POINTS!
DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE TOP 1% EARN 75%(or more) of the TOTAL INCOME IN THE WHOLE CONUNTRY!!!
Why is it so important to you whether it is the top 1% or 2% paying more taxes. What concern is it to you?
BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN THIS 1% & 2%!
It appears you are more interested in trying to bash Obama than you are in talking common sense...
Alumni,

If I were in the top 1 or 2 percent on income I can assure you that I would have far more important things to do than be on Topix. I'd be looking for a place to live that has reasonable tax rates.

Why am I so interested? You talk justice, fairness, and equality. I am for that for all. I am for justice, fairness and equality for all citizens from the welfare recipients to the billionaires.

You talk about me bashing Obama. I don't bash him, I oppose some of his policies. I oppose any politician who doesn't give us the fair and straight truth and who is open and honest with the American people. I don't care for a single politician who twists things to make themselves look good.

Obama and company, with his minions such as yourself have not told the entire truth on that 2% tax hike that was placed on everyone. All you have done is point to one bill for a TEMPORARY 2% cut for the middle class.

Why not tell the truth. That cut could have been included in the bill that saw the rate on the so called 1% to 39% but it wasn't. Why wasn't it? Why didn't he put it in there?

That is a simple and fair question. I've seen you and others talk about what those on the right were thinking. How about you turn your psychic powers on the left and tell us why Obama left it out?

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