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Originally posted by sonnny1
Originally posted by campanionator
Exactly why I think millionaires and billionaires should pay more, they got a break for decade,
break is over.
I suggest you talk to ALL of Congress, and have them pay first.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Now the government comes along and says "Bad news folks, budget fell short. We need people to pitch in a bit more to right the ship - the ship we are ALL sailing in!" and you say "Go bug Heff, he only paid one tenth what I did.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
Yeah, nice try. I'm a web designer. I'm sorry I don't have PTSD an on social security like you.
Originally posted by seabag
Serving in the military isn’t killing kids!
You must have heard some BAD recruiter stories!
You don’t get paid for that!
I spent 28 years in the military and none of these guys ask me how many lives I saved...(non-american lives)
In just two missions of many I spent 6 months dropping food and medical supplies to the Kurds and another 6 plus months of my life getting food and medical supplies to Somalians. Two of 100s of missions but these took a year of my life living in some really nastily hell holes to do it all.
So many people have no clue to what the Evil military actually does most of the time.
Originally posted by seabag
We don’t have a tax problem….we have a spending problem.
Originally posted by neo96
People really do need to understand what regulation is-sanctions that is an accepted form of economic warfare, and the largest creator of wealth disparity that is the talking point for some.
We have all seen how well sanctions have worked, we have all see how well regulation has worked even tho most will never admit it.
Regulation/sanctions are designed to break the back of the economy even tho they are spun differently they both have the same outcome.
The both stifle growth, and productivity, that create jobs,that also create wealth, that in turn create tax revenue to the point of the current state of the union.
There are more people consuming the wealth of others than generating their own that makes them dependent upon government.
That same government who is currently regulating/sanctioning the American citizen and what is the new talking point?
The rich should pay their fair share which means more sanctioning that has the opposite effect of the intended purpose.
I really do wish people would wake up to the fact of what regulation is-------sanctions.edit on 1-10-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jjacks89
reply to post by campanionator
it's ironic that in 8 years with tax cuts and two wars that Obama still managed to spend more in 3 years.(o yeah and still kept those horrible bush tax cuts flowing.)