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Trump Tax Cut Fueling Records Stock Buybacks- not working Americans

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posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: luthier

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CB328

No matter how often you say it, no matter how many times it is repeated. . .

Tax cuts are a good thing. Having more while the government takes less is a good thing.



If you really want government to have more of your money, then give it to them.

But keep your god-damned hands off of my money.

'Kay?






This isn't necessarily true if you decrease the value of currency and increase prices.


So how is raising my taxes going to fix that?




posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

It doesn't unless the budget is leveled out...

It's a paradox. The focus should be on spending. But it isn't. It's on the illusion you are getting more back. It's a lot like variable interest loans.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Glad to hear it.
I think it is hilarious that people think the government will spend my money better than I will.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
So how is raising my taxes going to fix that?


Lemme mansplain that to you, dumb-dumb.

When the government takes more of your rich, 1%er money they can then give that money to something that needs it more, say like an automotive company that made decades of poor decisions but really, really needs that green to stay afloat and make more cars no one wants. Or, if there isn't a broke ass auto manufacturer around, they can give it to some eggheads who have always wanted to get shrimp to run on a treadmill instead of getting the shrimp to do what they were born to do, go into a delicious appetizer. Or, they could give it to some foreign country that hates our guts but we have to publicly pretend is our 'ally' (looking at you Canada).

Shall I go on?



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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My 401k and Roth have done pretty well. My wife and I will also pay less taxes this year. I am definitely a peasant.

Only the left could turn tax cuts into a negative.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The real question is does lowering taxes prevent this?

Or is it an illusion to glaze over what they do with a budget.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:54 AM
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Stock buybacks actually help corporations stok stabilize and make the stock a better buy as associated with risk. I think that is a good thing that they are buying back some of their stock. How would that be bad, people are getting money for their stocks and who's left with stock has a more secure stock. Lots of corporations have way too much stock out these days, that is not good for anyone.

Maybe some people need to do research on how the market works,



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

So government am smarterer than me.



To verify this, I'm going to have to check Facebook and see how many likes it gets before I can get behind it.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: DBCowboy

It doesn't unless the budget is leveled out...

It's a paradox. The focus should be on spending. But it isn't. It's on the illusion you are getting more back. It's a lot like variable interest loans.



This whole tax cut has placed focus on government spending.

Government took in record revenues this year and still it wasn't enough.


We have a great Constitution, a resource-rich country, a population of hard working individuals.


And a bunch of dickheads running the entire crapfest.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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How about those gas prices eh? They will get your money back one way or another. How much tax do you think is on a gallon of gas? 64.6% perhaps.

$2.42 for a pound of tomatoes. wtf...

State sales taxes will skyrocket...there goes your pitiful tax cut.
edit on 20-5-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
The real question is does lowering taxes prevent this?

Or is it an illusion to glaze over what they do with a budget.


If the government had zero dollars could they spend that on shrimp?



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
So government am smarterer than me.



To verify this, I'm going to have to check Facebook and see how many likes it gets before I can get behind it.


The government is always smarter, that's why they get jobs that make them millionaires when they get out of office.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Well they also borrowed record numbers.

Somehow people believe their side has all the answers.

I pretry much call everything bs.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Actually government people are brilliant!

How else could you get a job that pays 120,000/year and after 6 years walk out with tens of millions!



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: luthier
The real question is does lowering taxes prevent this?

Or is it an illusion to glaze over what they do with a budget.


If the government had zero dollars could they spend that on shrimp?


If they own the printing press they can. And it's illegal for you to have one.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:05 AM
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I am easily middle class and my savings have increased at an astounding rate. I have saved/earned more in the last year than I did in the previous 3.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
How else could you get a job that pays 120,000/year and after 6 years walk out with tens of millions!


Simple. You're either a member of Congress or a cartel kingpin.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Actually government people are brilliant!

How else could you get a job that pays 120,000/year and after 6 years walk out with tens of millions!








We are like dogs who wag our tails everytime the master brings out the newspaper to smack us, it keeps coming from the pantry eventually we may get a treat...but it never is.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: luthier
And it's illegal for you to have one.


It's only illegal when I get caught.



posted on May, 20 2018 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Actually government people are brilliant!

How else could you get a job that pays 120,000/year and after 6 years walk out with tens of millions!








Being on the inside of crony capitalism..



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