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Old 10-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #61
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I would support rolling all of the Bush cuts back. DW and my income will be high enough that, if that was done, we would pay more taxes even in retirement. Would you? Or is the whole discussion academic for you?

I think you're nuts. All the government will do with more money is waste
it. Cut government. Cut spending. This is not rocket science, people.

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Old 10-30-2006, 03:51 PM   #62
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Isn't the correct expression "hide the weenie" and not "hide the sausage?" Maybe not....... Perhaps it's just a regional variation. Getting it hidden properly is what counts, no matter what you call it I suppose.

I'd rather have a sausage than a weenie, but I guess that's a matter of preference....
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #63
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I'd rather have a sausage than a weenie, but I guess that's a matter of preference....
According to Joe Esterhaus' book American Rhapsody, Clinton liked to call
it his Willard (because it's longer than Willy).

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According to Joe Esterhaus' book American Rhapsody, Clinton liked to call
it his Willard (because it's longer than Willy).

actually, it is because 'willard' is the name of a rat. Poor bubba, he has his place in the history books.
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Interesting that I disagreed with the Bush cut from the day it was proposed as did most of the people I know, almost all of whom disproportionately benefited. It was clear from the get-go that the tax cuts would result in increasing deficits* making it much harder to deal with the impending social security and medicare crises. I don't need SS to thrive in retirement but I do need a flourishing economy. And that is less and less likely as the trillions in debt pile ever higher.

I would support rolling all of the Bush cuts back. DW and my income will be high enough that, if that was done, we would pay more taxes even in retirement. Would you? Or is the whole discussion academic for you?

* Both the CBO and the GAO agree that while cuts do potentially stimulate activities that generate more tax, those increases will - at best - produce no more than 7% of the cuts themselves. In other words, the cuts are a net 93% loss of Federal revenue.
If you feel so strongly, why don't you voluntarily pay more taxes?
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I'd rather have a sausage than a weenie, but I guess that's a matter of preference....
A sausage hung on a weenie.......interesting...... But, ah, let's just drop it.
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If you feel so strongly, why don't you voluntarily pay more taxes?

If you are against crime, why don't you become a police officer?

If you are against terrorism, why don't you travel to the mid-east and start fighting terrorists.

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If you are against crime, why don't you become a police officer?

If you are against terrorism, why don't you travel to the mid-east and start fighting terrorists.

Simple, Because I already pay for these services in the form of TAXES. Now, If you want to pay for extra police or servicemen, you can volunteer extra money or your own time and energy. Just don't take my free time and money and volunteer it for me. If you want to raise taxes, raise them on yourself, voluntarily. I feel that I already pay enough, thank you.

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If you feel so strongly, why don't you voluntarily pay more taxes?
Because that would have no impact on the situation. I am not going to punish myself in vain.
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Because that would have no impact on the situation.
Good argument for not raising taxes.
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I am not going to punish myself
Punish yourself? It's your privilege as a citizen to be allowed to pay taxes and a source of great joy to you!
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