Originally posted by pavil
Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by pavil
Actually I have investments as well and do fairly good with them.
So how do you feel about your tax increase going up 33% in one year? Just curious. You know, you probably aren't paying enough in taxes, you should write your Congressman and tell him to support a 50% Capital Gains rate.
Now you are just being an idiot and you know it.
Why is it that the right is never willing to compromise?
Well I take that back in the last few days I have reached what seems to be a compromise twice with some people on the right. Once with SEA BAG and I think Beezer and I just did today. But I have never witnessed nor had anyone from the right even acknowledge when they are wrong even when all the data is right in front of them and there is no denying it.
I have admitted many times when I am proven wrong I believe it goes to character but not only that it defeats the whole purpose of debating if someones credibility is ruined because they become known for being unyielding.
With Beezer just now his credibility went up magnitudes in my eyes because he offered a compromise I have not seen that except for a couple times. Not that I think he cares what I think but I tell you this much I will pay more attention to his posts now and one day if he says something that makes sense I may change my position which could influence something like the way I vote.
If congress could do that this country would have a chance. I am not even going to go into how congress has failed us because of the lack to compromise with each other or the senate being held hostage because they need 60 votes to pass anything. Unfortunately congress would rather win arguments than be right about the subjects and that is why people either vote Democrat or Republican regardless of whether that representative is a total jack@ss or not. I am faced with that decision in my state. I can’t stand the guy but if the Democrats do not have enough seats the bills I agree with will not get passed like the Veterans Jobs Bill that was just voted down. They needed 2 more votes to pass it but it was politics as usual.
It is the mentality you are throwing out right now that dominates Washington. We call it my way or the highway.
You probably could have come back and said 20% and I would have agreed even though I would like to see it at the same rate as any income earned.
Anyway carry on.