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This Bill also restored Social Security's dedicated funding stream to make sure benefits will be there for years to come.

See how your Rep. Voted.

http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/11...
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Honestly wrote:
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sound close to money laundering ??????? they should shut you down.
Yes, cashing payroll checks and Social Security checks for customers sure looks fishy !
You tell em cabbage.....you have a head for it.
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WHAT??? Oh, I understand...I understand perfectly...I understand that you're full of chit! I owned a small business for awhile, remember? Don't even try that crap with me...and that's what it is, CRAP!
It is the Income you made off your business, after the tax Deductions that you are allowed and they are numerous , even for a very small business! And the Super Wealthy pay, AT THE MOST, a 14% Tax Rate on what's left AFTER they take all those tax deductions.
Your taxes on your Earnings from your Stock Market investments (Stock Dividends) are a whole different thing and totally separate from your Tax Rate on your Business Income...or at least, they're supposed to be...who knows how you may be cheating the Gov't. on your taxes!
Your use of colorful metaphors in expressing your argument is quite endearing.
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And it looks like they are starting to work a little harder at getting it on the "FIRST crack".
US tax evasion fine closes Switzerland’s oldest bank.
http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/...
NICE.......I'm sure Willard and his other buddies(the 2%)are busy moving their stash out.
I love it!
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Wait-----what wrote:
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If you cannot get your money, you have to shut down. That benefits the larger corporations. After all, they run the country anyway. If you have to shut down, there is a chance that you will face a financial crisis. If that happens you may have to rely on the government for assistance. Which is where they want you to be. Completely dependent on the government. Dependent, obedient, subservient. The United States of Dependency.
Well, I understand NOW what you are saying.....I am not sure I subscribe to the theory though.
I SUSPECT that the bankers are instituting these rules because they think businessmen and women who cash checks for customers are cutting into the fees they charge to people who do not have an account and present a check to be cashed. It is my understanding that some banks are charging as much as 10% of the amount of those checks if the person doesn't have an account. This is something I was unaware of until I began asking questions a few days ago. Then they wonder why folks call them banksters. I find that legalized theft from those least able to afford to pay it, but if there are many of those folks, it must make a heck of a pile in "fees" for the banks.
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Nuh wrote:
Proverb:
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
2012 Updated Revision:
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, free internet, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment, free medicine, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life…even after he's dead .
You forgot to add, he'll vote twice.

And, he'll vote whether he's an illegal alien or a felon.

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Nuh wrote:
Proverb:
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
2012 Updated Revision:
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, free internet, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment, free medicine, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life…even after he's dead .
You can't even make a rational Post. Why? Because there is no rational reasoning to what you support...ONLY Selfish, Hate-filled, Jealousy, is the argument that you, and everybody just like you, have and we all know it, even you! You want yours and everybody else's, too!

I don't know how much money you have and I don't care! But, I'd stake my Life on You being, compared to the super wealthy, a Pauper! Yet, you are fighting to let them off the hook and you will have to make up the difference...how stupid is that??? Unless you are a Multi-millionaire in the economic category of Mitt Romney...to the Super Wealthy, YOU ARE A PAUPER! Get that through your head, they think no more of you than they do of me, or the Poorest among us. You're there to do them a service, and as soon as they don't need you anymore, they wouldn't even acknowledge that you exist! And that will probably happen, if you keep having to pay their share of Income Taxes! They really look down on you because you are beneath their economic status , just like you look down on the People below you economically...make no mistake about it and you're fooling yourself of you think otherwise!
Do you think the Koch Bros. give a hoot in He*l about any Tea Party member. Of course they don't, they are using them. the minute they can't use them anymore, they'll be trying to destroy their Lives financially and take everything they have, too! they're already doing it, just in a Back-door, conniving kind of way! If they cared anything about you, they would be more than willing to pay their fair share of Taxes, so you wouldn't have to pay yours and theirs, too. For the Life of me, I cannot understand why you People can't see that!
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You can't even make a rational Post. Why? Because there is no rational reasoning to what you support...ONLY Selfish, Hate-filled, Jealousy, is the argument that you, and everybody just like you, have and we all know it, even you! You want yours and everybody else's, too!
I don't know how much money you have and I don't care! But, I'd stake my Life on You being, compared to the super wealthy, a Pauper! Yet, you are fighting to let them off the hook and you will have to make up the difference...how stupid is that??? Unless you are a Multi-millionaire in the economic category of Mitt Romney...to the Super Wealthy, YOU ARE A PAUPER! Get that through your head, they think no more of you than they do of me, or the Poorest among us. You're there to do them a service, and as soon as they don't need you anymore, they wouldn't even acknowledge that you exist! And that will probably happen, if you keep having to pay their share of Income Taxes! They really look down on you because you are beneath their economic status , just like you look down on the People below you economically...make no mistake about it and you're fooling yourself of you think otherwise!
Do you think the Koch Bros. give a hoot in He*l about any Tea Party member. Of course they don't, they are using them. the minute they can't use them anymore, they'll be trying to destroy their Lives financially and take everything they have, too! they're already doing it, just in a Back-door, conniving kind of way! If they cared anything about you, they would be more than willing to pay their fair share of Taxes, so you wouldn't have to pay yours and theirs, too. For the Life of me, I cannot understand why you People can't see that!
Ah Yes, your posts portray you as a rational, loving, and happy person.

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Your use of colorful metaphors in expressing your argument is quite endearing.
Flattery will get you everywhere, except Me off the the Super Wealthy's case...even if you did mean it sarcastically!:)

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Nuh wrote:
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Ah Yes, your posts portray you as a rational, loving, and happy person.
My Post are meant to portray me as a "Mad as He*l and I'm not going to take it, anymore" Citizem of this Nation, who is sick and tired of watching her be destroyed, by a bunch of Lame-brain Politicians and a Small Group, compared to the rest of us, of super-wealthy elitists, who have done nothing but drain her Life's blood right out of her and they are still doing it, as she's slowly dying!
We've got all these major decisions coming up in the next 90 days , that will mean the Life or death of this Country and all I hear, and all I read from the Teapublicans is, we'll let the country go into default before we'll raise taxes on the Super Wealthy, any more! That is absolutely ALL that they are worried about, they couldn't care less if this Country ceased to exist tomorrow!
It's not going to matter to me because the stress they're putting me through is gonna kill me, but I want my Kids to have a decent Country to live the rest of their Lives in and Thank God that I don't have any Grandkids to worry about!

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They're gonna keep this crap up until I'm going to move to Costa Rica or somewhere, where the Leaders of the Country have some sense!

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Either that or I'm gonna take up Drinking, so I don't give a hoot, anymore!

Ok, I've vented, so I'll shut up now!:)
At least now, I won't explode!:)

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Nuh wrote:
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Ah Yes, your posts portray you as a rational, loving, and happy person.
Honey, if you don't want passion, both good and bad, then stay away from me! I don't do complacency!
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Nuh wrote:
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The top 10% of wage earners (the evil rich) pay 70% of the federal income taxes taken in. This means - that the bottom 90% pay only 30%. Yep. That's just not fair...not fair at all.
http://www.ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income...
First, kudos for posting the word INCOME. Too many conservatives just say "taxes" which is badly misleading, since the middle class and the working poor pay lots of taxes to the Federal Govt, but not as much, or none in income taxes.

I see the figures you posted as a symptom of a disease that this country is afflicted with. The reason why those figures you posted exist are IN MY OPINION two fold. First, wages for the middle class. and those who aspire to be middle class have flatlined or fallen in the last 15 to 20 years, but inflation, although low by historical standards still keeps taking a bite out of those wages each and every year. Secondly, those who have made it into the "wealthy" catagory, have seen their NET income increase, largely because of the favorable treatment of capital gains in the tax code.
That tax revenue fell, should be EXPECTED. Our leaders (in BOTH parties) have placed American labor in competition with cheap foreign labor markets, creating the collapse of manufacturing in the USA. Those jobs,(and the unions representing those workers) have disappeared, outsourced to Mexico, India and China. These were the jobs that CREATED the great American middle class, and nothing was done to level the playing field. Instead politicians ENCOURAGED foreign investment in those countries, and the outsourcing of those jobs.
Secondly, jobs that by their nature couldn't be outsourced, but didn't require a lot of education, had their wage rates driven lower by unfettered ILLEGAL immigration.
Lower wages for American workers, fewer and fewer benefits for workers and increasing cost share for health insurance from companies that still provide it at all, further lowered take home pay. SO....we have a shrinking number of middle class people paying INCOME taxes to the government.
At the same time, "we" cut and cut and cut the tax rates on 'investment" income, incentivising passive income over work, and those incentives worked. So we have a number of wealthy people doing extremely well, a growing underclass living from paycheck to paycheck, and a large segment of the former working poor who have been driven onto public assistance. Their reward for the actions of those who they sent to represent them ....the disdain of those who have "arrived".
This is where I see us. A victim of the actions we asked for, by allowing those we elected to destroy the American Dream.
I look forward to your thoughts.
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<quoted text> First, kudos for posting the word INCOME. Too many conservatives just say "taxes" which is badly misleading, since the middle class and the working poor pay lots of taxes to the Federal Govt, but not as much, or none in income taxes.
I see the figures you posted as a symptom of a disease that this country is afflicted with. The reason why those figures you posted exist are IN MY OPINION two fold. First, wages for the middle class. and those who aspire to be middle class have flatlined or fallen in the last 15 to 20 years, but inflation, although low by historical standards still keeps taking a bite out of those wages each and every year. Secondly, those who have made it into the "wealthy" catagory, have seen their NET income increase, largely because of the favorable treatment of capital gains in the tax code.
That tax revenue fell, should be EXPECTED. Our leaders (in BOTH parties) have placed American labor in competition with cheap foreign labor markets, creating the collapse of manufacturing in the USA. Those jobs,(and the unions representing those workers) have disappeared, outsourced to Mexico, India and China. These were the jobs that CREATED the great American middle class, and nothing was done to level the playing field. Instead politicians ENCOURAGED foreign investment in those countries, and the outsourcing of those jobs.
Secondly, jobs that by their nature couldn't be outsourced, but didn't require a lot of education, had their wage rates driven lower by unfettered ILLEGAL immigration.
Lower wages for American workers, fewer and fewer benefits for workers and increasing cost share for health insurance from companies that still provide it at all, further lowered take home pay. SO....we have a shrinking number of middle class people paying INCOME taxes to the government.
At the same time, "we" cut and cut and cut the tax rates on 'investment" income, incentivising passive income over work, and those incentives worked. So we have a number of wealthy people doing extremely well, a growing underclass living from paycheck to paycheck, and a large segment of the former working poor who have been driven onto public assistance. Their reward for the actions of those who they sent to represent them ....the disdain of those who have "arrived".
This is where I see us. A victim of the actions we asked for, by allowing those we elected to destroy the American Dream.
I look forward to your thoughts.
This is a fair assessment and I applaud your taking the time to post it. Where you an I may disagree is that I feel that the income tax should be completely phased out in favor of a flat tax - or a consumption tax, with ALL deductions rendered null and void. With a flat tax, the wealthy would still pay a larger portion...and with a consumption tax, the wealthy would pay more due to their purchasing more and bigger ticket items. I doubt either has a chance seeing as the income tax is so ingrained and utilized so well in class-warfare by politicians.
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Pete wrote:
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Don't take my word, just Google "East Tennessee Unemployment Rate." You will not see one rate posted in any municipality or county in East Tennessee close to 10%. Do the same for "East Tennessee Per Capita Income." You will not see any muncipalities or counties with income near the $26,000 figure you state. Regarding your misstatement on the availability of jobs, just look in any Sunday paper or at least the Wednesday edition of the JC Press under "Hot Jobs" and you will find numerous jobs available well above $10.00 per hour with benefits. You can look at Monster.com or BetterTCJobs.com and see even more.
I just did all of this and anyone can do it. You're simply incorrect.
Well, to be SURE that I can't be accused of using some left-wing website, I am quoting these figures from the State of Tennessee labor dept site.(unless you think Haslam and Ramsey are socialists too) Here are the most current figures available, for the area where I live and do business. I will not tell you which county I live in, but suffice to say it is included.
Hamblen County, 9.2%
Grainger County 10.5%
Claiborne County 10.2%
Hancock County 10.6%
Hawkins County 8.0%
Greene County 10.4%
Do you see any rates over 10%?
I took YOUR advice and accessed the census bureau site, and I was badly mistaken...you are right there were no incomes near the $26k figure.....they were MUCH LOWER.
Hamblen County Per Capita income $21,332.
Grainger County $17,381.
Claiborne County $18,012.
Hancock County $13,417.
Hawkins County $20,293.
Greene County $19,036.
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All hail Pharoh Obama.

"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."

Pharoh's succubus, when reminded about the Second Amendment to the Constitution said, that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."

Constitution be damned.
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Truth Detector wrote:
All hail Pharoh Obama.
"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
Pharoh's succubus, when reminded about the Second Amendment to the Constitution said, that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."
Constitution be damned.
Stalin & Hitler 'acted' as well
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Truth Detector wrote:
All hail Pharoh Obama.
"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
Pharoh's succubus, when reminded about the Second Amendment to the Constitution said, that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."
Constitution be damned.
I will wait to hear the proposals made. Then I can decide for myself if they sound reasonable and constitutional, or are an overreach of executive power.
(The parents of those kids in Ct. may have different ideas about what constitutes executive overreach than you or I do, and it would pay us to remember that as well.)

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Nuh wrote:
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Stalin & Hitler 'acted' as well
Nuh, if you honestly and truly believe in your Heart of Hearts that something nefarious is going on in our Gov't. and the Recent Shootings are just an excuse, tell me exactly what you think is really going on. I won't criticize you for your opinion, either. I may not agree with you, but I won't criticize you, if you're really sincere about your Belief and/or Opinion.

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