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  1. IcyPatriot

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    #87 Jersey

    So ... how exactly is BHO leading the race anyways? Seems more of the 84% mentioned in this poll needs to get their butts out to vote in November.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/108445/Americans-Oppose-Income-Redistribution-Fix-Economy.aspx

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    Wow. That's quite a poll.

    Almost 20% of democrats think the economy is good? WTF? Must be the Obama 20.
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    Since when?

    about 90% of your posts are calling for just that.
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    I don't equate our income tax structure as "redistributing" wealth. I don't see anyone getting out of poverty because some guy paid $3Mill in taxes.

    I see taxes as the governments way of getting money to spend.
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    Umm...when was the last time you saw the "government" spending money wisely?

    Who's going to spend your money better--Warren Buffet/Carl Icahn or nancy pelosi?
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    So is that your signal that you've had enough for tonight?

    Because the income tax system as currently constituted exists only to punish the achievers AND give government power. Take away their money, and you've got their nuts in your hand.

    And if they send their storm troopers after you, shoot back.

    That's the whole point of the IRS after all. Any legitimate law enforcement agency that operated the way they do (and with no constitutional mandate) would have been overthrown by now if it weren't for the sheep who accept the crap dished out.

    A really rich person usually doesn't pay much in taxes. A poor/middle class person doesn't pay much. Who pays the majority of taxes? Where does government get it's power from?

    It's supposed to be The People then government, not the other way around.
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    Not to rain on your thoughts here ... because I agree with you ... but I would have replaced Pelosi with everyones #1 biggest liberal George Bush ... his spending has made former liberals look good.
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    Well I have no answer for that.
    :mad:
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    What no reply from GJAJ15 & Patters.

    The people have spoken.
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    jose, in defense of these members, Patters has not replied to ANY post since 6:16pm Saturday evening and GJAJ15 hasn't posted on this board since 5:21am on Friday.

    This thread was originally posted at 8pm Saturday.

    So "there you go"
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    If the OP is correct, they don't understand what is meant by income redistribution or Americans now oppose Social Security, any sort of income taxes, FEMA, aid to the poor, etc.

    But, I would also add that the OP misrepresented the poll. Americans by a wide margin prefer steps other than income distribution to fix our economy.
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    What are you, the who's where police now?
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    Yes PR, you're right. Some people have lives. I'm sure they'll post when they see it.


    As for the poll #'s, they're very surprising to me. I'm elated to see them as they are.
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    I wonder how many of those polled understand the question. If the question were : "Should the top 10% of income earners in the country pay more taxes ?" I bet the poll results would be very different. And, given that the top 10% earn "only" 46% of the national income but pay 70% of the income tax, this is clearly income redistribution.

    Chalk this up to theory vs. reality.

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