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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Except the rich (in general) didn't rape anybody.

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    I say give Obama sometime and then we judge him. BTW I didn't vote for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    I said in general, not specifically. Of course we can find specific cases of people doing anything and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    This guy is a moron.

    What is an excessive profit? Should we have a windfall profits tax on Google for their earnings last year? Should we have a windfall refund to oil companies when oil goes from $140 to $55 per barrel?

    You can't just look around the economy for the companies making the most money and say, "hey, that's too much, give it to me so that the government can allocate it as it sees fit."
    WTF is an excessive profit? This policy is tremendously bad on two major levels. 1) You penalize the companies that are doing well. What incentive do they have to be efficient?
    2) Low income family: "Hey, i'm gonna get money. Why the hell do I have to even try?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets_Penguin View Post
    And the question of "fairness" is a relative one. Fair doesn't necessarily mean equal. For instance.........

    If a mans rapes my daughter, raping his daughter in return may be fair but............................

    raping his daughter, killing his dog, burning down his house, kicking his grandmother, cutting off his wanker and nailing it to his lip would make it EVEN.
    Right now our economy needs to be run more efficiently. By redistributing income like this you only make the economy more inefficient. My god, He's going to cripple us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Voice of Reason View Post
    WTF is an excessive profit? This policy is tremendously bad on two major levels. 1) You penalize the companies that are doing well. What incentive do they have to be efficient?
    2) Low income family: "Hey, i'm gonna get money. Why the hell do I have to even try?"
    You know, I was cautiously optimistic on the day after the election. Maybe it won't be so bad, I thought.

    Well that feeling only lasted two days. Now we have talk of taxation "fairness" and government mandated community service. Uh... huh. Right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    This guy is a moron.

    What is an excessive profit? Should we have a windfall profits tax on Google for their earnings last year? Should we have a windfall refund to oil companies when oil goes from $140 to $55 per barrel?

    You can't just look around the economy for the companies making the most money and say, "hey, that's too much, give it to me so that the government can allocate it as it sees fit."
    Ask Sarah Palin, she's been doing it for years..

    But I agree, I don't like this at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBound View Post
    Fairness is making someone who makes more than you pay more taxes.
    We do that here already.
    Last edited by jetstream23; 11-07-2008 at 11:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    I say give Obama sometime and then we judge him. BTW I didn't vote for him!
    I absolutely agree with that. But he already has some things on his Change website that can be judged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets_Penguin View Post
    Fair doesn't necessarily mean equal.


    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    George Bush won twice. Does that make him a genius?
    VERY well played...

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    Priceless!

    I got three phonecalls today from people telling me to "Vote for Obama. Change we can believe in!"

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    Hahahaha! That was great..

    If someone came up with a catchphrase as simple and vague as yes we can they would have an entire army of extremely energetic, insufferably annoying mindless pawns at their command..

    lolwza!

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