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  • "Austerity" translated:

     


    You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


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  • #2

    ^In a nutshell. 

     

    top tax rates should be jacked up to Ike-era levels and all loopholes closed, with stiff jail terms and forefeiture for dodgers 

     

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    • nedezero1
      nedezero1 commented
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      Zeopold wrote:

      ^In a nutshell. 

       

      top tax rates should be jacked up to Ike-era levels and all loopholes closed, with stiff jail terms and forefeiture for dodgers 

       

      Please explain how tax rates at "Ike-era" levels are beneficial.  In other words, is it about revenue, or just sticking it to the wagon pullers?

      Because if your concern is revenues, the Ike-era isn't very good for actual revenues.

       


    • testuser
      testuser commented
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      Zeopold wrote:

      ^In a nutshell. 

       

      top tax rates should be jacked up to Ike-era levels and all loopholes closed, with stiff jail terms and forefeiture for dodgers 

       

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      I think the tax rate for the rich (those making over $60k) should be increased to 100\% until we get out of this mess. And no loopholes, dang it.

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  • #3

    SHRED wrote:

     


    You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


     

    In addition "cuts to your public services" often seem to include selling out state resources. These are then bought cheaply by who?...

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    • PFB
      PFB commented
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      Sloppy Santa wrote:

      SHRED wrote:

       


      You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


       

      In addition "cuts to your public services" often seem to include selling out state resources. These are then bought cheaply by who?...


       

       

      Definitely a good point. In order to cut taxes on the rich, the governmnets have to borrow money to fund basic everyday functions. When they start to owe too much , the answer is to sell or lease things like parking meters, toll roads and other income generating assets that the government has to hedge funds or foreign investors.

      So selling off the assets is only going to make the problems of balancing budgets worse down the road. 


  • #4
    What are you going to post for us next Tom? A link showing how water is wet?

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    • RedRoadEnsemble
      RedRoadEnsemble commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:
      What are you going to post for us next Tom? A link showing how water is wet?

      What is the interest on savings at your "bank"?


    • Tom Hicks
      Tom Hicks commented
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      its not really wet, its just a sheen.

       


      nedezero1 wrote:
      What are you going to post for us next Tom? A link showing how water is wet?




  • #5
    Too funny that Moonie doesn't even comprehend the subject being discussed.

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    • #6
      About 10 basis points above fed funds.

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      • RedRoadEnsemble
        RedRoadEnsemble commented
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        nedezero1 wrote:
        About 10 basis points above fed funds.

        So austerity is not worth ****************e?


    • #7

      SHRED wrote:

       


      You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


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      This is the lib/socialist interpretation.

      You idiots do it to yourselves.

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      • RedRoadEnsemble
        RedRoadEnsemble commented
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        Davo17 wrote:

        SHRED wrote:

         


        You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


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        This is the lib/socialist interpretation.

        You idiots do it to yourselves.


        What is the interest rate on your bank's savings account?


      • Sloppy Santa
        Sloppy Santa commented
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        Davo17 wrote:

        This is the lib/socialist interpretation.


         

        "lib/socialist"

         

        I tried to come up with something more simplistic. Something even more suited for a very simple mind that can only handle two political views. I failed.

         

        Congrats to you though.


    • #8

      Fat cats and corporations skim money off the top, so let's raise taxes more.

      Boo

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      • #9

        SHRED wrote:

         


        You get the cuts to your public services and earned benefits while the wealthy get the bailouts and tax breaks.


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           Tax revenues hit record high.

         

        http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/0304/Tax-revenue-to-hit-record-this-year.-So-is-spending-the-problem?nav=87-frontpage-entryInsideMonitor

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