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Governor Taxed Rich Increased the Minimum Wage -- State's Economy Is One of the Best

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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE

Now, I'm ranting aren't I? God, I hate wars.

Ranting is fine...acting like I'm arguing with you is a little disturbing (ha-ha)



SM2

posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: SlapMonkey

Color me a hair skeptical about this list. It lists Florida as #6, but I call bullchit on the ranking. The COL is high, and for most people, it's hard to find something that pays well. We left Florida for Michigan last fall because despite having grown up there, it wasn't economically feasible to stay. You can shuffle all over FL looking for the fabled economic sweet spot, but you're going to be screwed with the COL. Up here, it seems W MI is the beacon. E MI appears to be pulling itself back up (save for Detroit) more slowly, but there's a palpable rebound going on for industry here. FL survives on tourism. Despite the Space Coast & a few companies in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, there's not much going for it industrially, or corporately.


I have to call BS on your depiction of florida. The cost of living is lower than a lot of other states. No state income tax, food is not taxed, 6% sales tax. We moved from georgia, car tages in Ga cost us over $450 per year for my wifes car, in Florida, $54 a year, $100 if I pay for two years at a time. Same size home, power bill is under $200 a month, vs over $450 in Ga. Now, go and compare cost of living in Florida to New York. I have family there. taxes on a $250,000 home in New York? Lets take upstate New York, Albany County, about $11,000 per year in taxes on that home, in the county I am in, in Florida, that same home...around $2000 a year. So all that cost of living is high, is bull crap, gas, smokes and booze are higher, thats it.

As for slim picking for companies to work for..let's see. Lockheed, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Northrup Grumman, Carlisle companies, Disney, universal, CSX railroads, 40% of the worlds orange supply comes from Florida, the multiple ports need workers, Sunbeam products is based in Boca, etc etc, on and on, more than "a few companies" so it would seem to me, you just A) are making up bs B) not willing to work within you skillset C) have an over inflated sense of self and think that a online MBA entitles you to a corporate controller position at a fortune 500 company.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

He hasn't raised minimum wage, and he increased taxes for everyone, not just the rich.

One could argue he is inheriting a recovering economy.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

The poor don't pay federal taxes...

I've actually read a few more of your posts, the main issue here seems to be your ignorance of political history in the very country you are from, and your complete lack of knowledge of economics.
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posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: WeAreAWAKE

Sorry.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: WeAreAWAKE

Sorry.

I was just being funny...no offence taken. In fact, I'm smiling that you responded.



posted on Feb, 27 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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Governor Taxed Rich Increased the Minimum Wage -- State's Economy Is One of the Best examples of creative accounting in recent history.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: ugmold


Then we have Governor Brownback (good Christian that he is) doing the exact opposite cutting all Corporate Taxes and Rich peoples Taxes and his Miserable State has never been in such dire distress and the asshat thinks things will work out if given more time.

Did you know there is a movement to recall him? And that people are fleeing Kansas already? Yes - he is a asshat, and it astounds me, truly amazes me, that he was 're-elected.' I'd leave in a heartbeat if my family would come along, too (well, my mom, anyway, and my son and his dad).

Check FB: Brownbackistan. Rally to be held in Topeka on 3/11.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad


Inflation will keep eroding our economy whether we raise the minimum wage or not.

Excuse me, but don't you get a STIPEND every year just for living in Alaska?

In Switzerland, they're considering (or doing already, I'm not sure) giving everyone 30,000 Francs JUST FOR BREATHING. Simply because they are alive. THAT is the kind of system we need.

People who are broke don't spend. They can't.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated


Uh, no it is not.

Uh, yes it is.

Do some homework. It was ABOVE 90% for most of the two decades between 1944 and 1964 - and the middle class did quite well. The Baby Boom was also during that time. We Baby Boomers know what we are talking about.
The country's heyday.

Edumakated indeed.



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posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Edumakated


Uh, no it is not.

Uh, yes it is.

Do some homework. It was ABOVE 90% for most of the two decades between 1944 and 1964 - and the middle class did quite well. Baby boomers.
The country's heyday.



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No, you go do research. Come back when you find out how many people actually paid those rates. Also during that time, the economy did well because the US was pretty much the only industrialized nation that wasn't blown to bits during WWII. We essentially had a monopoly on production.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

My research is Already Done.
You are wrong.

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posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated


A 95% tax rate doesn't mean jack if only a handful of people have to pay it.

AND THAT IS exactly who we are talking about NOW. Only a handful of people.

sigh



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Edumakated

My research is Already Done.
You are wrong.


No it is not because if your research had any depth, you know that hardly anyone actually those high tax rates. To make the claim that there is a correlation with 90% tax rates and a booming economy just shows your ignorance on the subject. Correlation does not equal causation. As I pointed out, there were other factors causing the economy to boom during that time period namely that we were the ONLY FREAKING MAJOR ECONOMY at that time.

I challenge you to come back with the actual numbers of how many people paid those rates. Once you do, then we can have an informed discussion. Otherwise, you are just parroting some talking point with no basis in reality.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated


I challenge you to come back with the actual numbers of how many people paid those rates. Once you do, then we can have an informed discussion. Otherwise, you are just parroting some talking point with no basis in reality.

Like onequestion said -

you are just plain wrong. And we have provided you with SOURCES, Mr "Edumakated." (I'm guessing your first name is "ILL", but it's just a guess).

How about YOU show us sources and data, like we have shown to you?
You have no idea what you are talking about.




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posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Edumakated


I challenge you to come back with the actual numbers of how many people paid those rates. Once you do, then we can have an informed discussion. Otherwise, you are just parroting some talking point with no basis in reality.

Like onequestion said -

you are just plain wrong. And we have provided you with SOURCES, Mr "Edumakated." (I'm guessing your first name is "ILL", but it's just a guess).

How about YOU show us sources and data, like we have shown to you?
You have no idea what you are talking about.





Your "source" is incomplete. What I'm trying to get you to understand is that you and your source have left off critical information that makes your conclusion flawed.

I'm challenging you to go get the information so you can use it as a learning experience in critical thinking. I challenged you to get a very specific piece of info. How many people actually paid those exorbitant tax rates? Once you have that answer, you will then see the flaw in your conclusion.

If you really want to be educated, you will go get the information. Otherwise, you are just a shill. I am not going to do your homework for you.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated


I'm challenging you to go get the information so you can use it as a learning experience in critical thinking. I challenged you to get a very specific piece of info. How many people actually paid those exorbitant tax rates? Once you have that answer, you will then see the flaw in your conclusion.

If you really want to be educated, you will go get the information. Otherwise, you are just a shill. I am not going to do your homework for you.

Mister, I am 56 years old, with an advanced degree in social policy. YOU are a troll.
End of chat.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

When only 1% of the population controls all of the worlds resources then yes it will make a difference when we force them to share those resources with the rest of us who just want a place to live and food to eat.


Stop spreading your clueless rants and total ignorance I'm afraid somEONE might actually side with you and that's a scary prospect.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Edumakated


I'm challenging you to go get the information so you can use it as a learning experience in critical thinking. I challenged you to get a very specific piece of info. How many people actually paid those exorbitant tax rates? Once you have that answer, you will then see the flaw in your conclusion.

If you really want to be educated, you will go get the information. Otherwise, you are just a shill. I am not going to do your homework for you.

Mister, I am 56 years old, with an advanced degree in social policy. YOU are a troll.
End of chat.



Welp, that explains the problem of your lack of logic and shoddy research. You have worthless graduate degree. Like I said, you can address my challenge directly or you can just admit you don't have a logical position to stand on. It really isn't that hard to find out how many people paid the tax rates you are hanging your argument on. If you find that answer, you will see that my position is right. If you don't get the answer, you admit by default that my answer is right too.

I'm sure you can find the answer in a about a 15 second google search.



posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated


Like I said, you can address my challenge directly or you can just admit you don't have a logical position to stand on.

Sorry, you're not my "dad" or my "boss."
I can do whatever the hell I want.


It really isn't that hard to find out how many people paid the tax rates you are hanging your argument on.

It isn't that hard for you to provide the sources for your trolling, either.


If you find that answer, you will see that my position is right.

No, your position is not "right", unless you mean "right-wing".


If you don't get the answer, you admit by default that my answer is right too.

No.
Your answer is wrong.
And your edumakation is what I am concerned about. Yet - you think that only people as dazzlingly brilliant and of such lofty stature as yourself should be able to vote.

You people make me sick.



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