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Old 12-31-2012, 12:36 AM   #101
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I got news for you guys: Spending will increase every year and a dollar won't buy you what it used to indefinitely.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:39 AM   #102
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Check out Eduard Saverin, a Facebook founder. He left for Singapore because of tax reasons, but the government won't you renounce your citizenship if you say it's for taxes...so he gave another reason
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:40 AM   #103
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Check out Eduard Saverin, a Facebook founder. He left for Singapore because of tax reasons, but the government won't you renounce your citizenship if you say it's for taxes...so he gave another reason
yes, there is always one example of anything. that doesn't mean the rich will en masse leave the country. there are plenty of rich liberals who don't mind their tax rate going up.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:41 AM   #104
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The logic behind raising taxes on the rich is uncomfortable for me. When your justification for doing something is merely "because they can afford it," that sets a dangerous precedent.

Technically I can "afford" to pay more taxes too.
See, I'm actually in a bracket that is taxed fairly high and I have no problem with the "they can afford it" justification. My job pays extremely well but is certainly no more important and not nearly as demanding as, say, working for the fire department. But that's the balancing of the scales. My job allows me the flexibility to give a little more back without it hurting me. I'm fine with that.

Or I might renounce my citizenship and leave in a huff while firing my gold-plated automatic rifles in the air. We'll see how it plays out.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:42 AM   #105
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Spending is a major problem, but what should you cut? Medicare or defense spending? I know PBS is sucking us dry.
Ok, I'm going to make one last comment for your simple brain to try to soak up. Entitlement spending eats up a huge percentage of our budget and trends indicate it's only going to increase as we have a larger percentage of the public reach retirement age. Raising taxes alone ain't gonna do it. Numerous studies have indicated that taxing "the rich" at 100% of their income wouldn't touch the financial disaster we face. You have to find a way to reform these programs or else the 16+T debt we have at this point will explode beyond comprehension.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:43 AM   #106
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I got news for you guys: Spending will increase every year and a dollar won't buy you what it used to indefinitely.
What's sad is that people accept this as a natural thing. It's not normal for the purchasing power of your money to go down over time.

Technology should bring down the cost of food and energy and a dollar could buy more not less every year.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:43 AM   #107
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See, I'm actually in a bracket that is taxed fairly high and I have no problem with the "they can afford it" justification. My job pays extremely well but is certainly no more important and not nearly as demanding as, say, working for the fire department. But that's the balancing of the scales. My job allows me the flexibility to give a little more back without it hurting me. I'm fine with that.

Or I might renounce my citizenship and leave in a huff while firing my gold-plated automatic rifles in the air. We'll see how it plays out
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that way certainly sounds more fun and will attract the frisky dames.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:44 AM   #108
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What's sad is that people accept this as a natural thing. It's not normal for the purchasing power of your money to go down over time.

Technology should bring down the cost of food and energy and a dollar could buy more not less every year.
where are these paradises that have cracked that code?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:44 AM   #109
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We have to cut both military and entitlement spending. Cutting one is not enough. And dramatic cuts too
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #110
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where are these paradises that have cracked that code?
The United States during the 1800s when we were on the gold standard. All the advances in technology drive the prices of everything down, while the money maintained its value because it was backed by gold
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:47 AM   #111
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Ok, I'm going to make one last comment for your simple brain to try to soak up. Entitlement spending eats up a huge percentage of our budget and trends indicate it's only going to increase as we have a larger percentage of the public reach retirement age. Raising taxes alone ain't gonna do it. Numerous studies have indicated that taxing "the rich" at 100% of their income wouldn't touch the financial disaster we face. You have to find a way to reform these programs or else the 16+T debt we have at this point will explode beyond comprehension.
Guy, why is it all about entitlement spending? Yes, that's part of it. But, how about we stop giving tax breaks to companies that outsource our jobs or maybe we can stop our overly bloated defense spending? You're just coming across as very "Damn the 47%!"
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:49 AM   #112
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The United States during the 1800s when we were on the gold standard. All the advances in technology drive the prices of everything down, while the money maintained its value because it was backed by gold
Quit referring to what happened 200 years ago. The world is a different place now.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:49 AM   #113
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Ok, I'm going to make one last comment for your simple brain to try to soak up. Entitlement spending eats up a huge percentage of our budget and trends indicate it's only going to increase as we have a larger percentage of the public reach retirement age. Raising taxes alone ain't gonna do it. Numerous studies have indicated that taxing "the rich" at 100% of their income wouldn't touch the financial disaster we face. You have to find a way to reform these programs or else the 16+T debt we have at this point will explode beyond comprehension.
The liberals will have us print money to pay for it. One morning we'll a wake up and the dollar will have lost 10% over night. Confidence goes fast after that...our money won't be worth jack shit. Then even the rich won't have money for food
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The United States during the 1800s when we were on the gold standard. All the advances in technology drive the prices of everything down, while the money maintained its value because it was backed by gold
no no, where are these countries that have maintained that type of success that you claim is possible to this very day? i mean, there should be countries out there where after a few hundred years of their dollar increasing that they should be able to buy a car for 3 bucks right?

you say this "Technology should bring down the cost of food and energy and a dollar could buy more not less every year"

but i'm not sure i know of any country that has really effectively done that.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:50 AM   #115
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I'm just glad all my money is in Yen.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:51 AM   #116
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In the 1800's everyone had gold and the country was a Utopia!
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The liberals will have us print money to pay for it. One morning we'll a wake up and the dollar will have lost 10% over night. Confidence goes fast after that...our money won't be worth jack shit. Then even the rich won't have money for food
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Guy, why is it all about entitlement spending? Yes, that's part of it. But, how about we stop giving tax breaks to companies that outsource our jobs or maybe we can stop our overly bloated defense spending? You're just coming across as very "Damn the 47%!"
The people who pay corporate tax are the consumers who buy their products. When you raise corporate taxes, they pass that along to the consumer. So that increases the prices for you when you go to the store
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Don't worry Spence. It's not a tumor, it's just Tamby giving you a headache.
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no no, where are these countries that have maintained that type of success that you claim is possible to this very day? i mean, there should be countries out there where after a few hundred years of their dollar increasing that they should be able to buy a car for 3 bucks right?

you say this "Technology should bring down the cost of food and energy and a dollar could buy more not less every year"

but i'm not sure i know of any country that has really effectively done that.
All countries money is based on the dollar...that's what holds this all together
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