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Old 07-20-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Fake email: Pelosi to Tax Retirement Income!!!

I just got this in an email:

Windfall Tax on Retirement Income

Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you're so darn stupid that we're going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. That's what the Speaker of the House is saying. Read below...............

Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren't going to believe this.

Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds! Alas, it is true - all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!

This woman is frightening.
She quotes...' We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn't Marx say something like this?), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.' (I am not rich, are you?)

When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
'We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'.'
(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.) 'Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it'.

Send it on to your friends. I just did!! This lady is out of her mind and she is the speaker of the house!

What do you think?

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Old 07-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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I think anybody can make up any quote and send it by email to other people.

What's the source for those quotes?

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Old 07-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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False: Nancy Pelosi Tax on Windfall Profits

Does this email not make you immediately google "nancy pelosi snopes"?

Due diligence.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by FUEGO View Post
False: Nancy Pelosi Tax on Windfall Profits

Does this email not make you immediately google "nancy pelosi snopes"?

Due diligence.
Absolutely. And, no offense meant to the the OP, but people posting stuff straight from their email inbox, without vetting it, is getting to be tiring.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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+3 - you guys beat me to it.

My general rule is, anything that says " send this to all your friends!!!!' is 99.999% guaranteed to be BS.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to dislike Pelosi's policies w/o making them up

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I forward nothing relative to politics. Right or wrong it might hurt someone's feelings. I get so much stuff about Obama and they say "please forward" while you still have the chance, etc. Some item might be pretty interesting but I always go to to check it out.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by JOHNNIE36 View Post
Some item might be pretty interesting but I always go to to check it out.
Great idea. And on that note, I think we can close this thread.

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