Hieronymous, on 31 March 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:
Adam is right, but you are not. His argument isn't based on class warfare.
Mr. Bosch, when the richest people in the country are demanding that we the taxpayers
foot their bills, that
is class warfare. When they threaten to fire us, and ship their jobs to other nations if we do not acquiesce to their blackmail, that
is class warfare. Tell them "lol, no, pay your taxes, asshats" is not
I would strongly suggest you you and many other conservatives put a little thought and study into these terms before you try to use them. You use them like The simpsons uses catchphrases - you've repeated them to the point of meaninglessness.
Your argument is, with a heavy dose of hyperbole. The top 20% of income earners pay over 3/4s of all federal income taxes. But that's irrelevant to the topic of the thread, which is about corporate tax rates.
Funny then that I'm not the one who brought up income taxes, isn't it? You're not answering the question I did
bring up, though; How much more money do we have to shovel into the pockets of hte "job creators" before they start creating jobs, rather than threatening to destroy them?
I thought "appeasement" was a dirty word for conservatives?
Is the Catholic Church a corporation?
Yes, religious institutions need to be incorporated and organized to be eligible for that tax-exempt status. it's why I can't go "I am now the church of Scootaloo, I don't pay taxes!"
This is just one of those issues people like you are unable to discuss, because you invariably start to grind that axe against people who have more money than you.
When people who have more money than me, come knocking at my door and ask me to open my wallet for them... wait no, let me start over.
When people who have more money than me come knocking sat my door and threaten me and my livelihood
unless I dole out money to them, yes, I'm going to have an axe to grind. Maybe you should, too.
By the way, if you earned more than 1,500 dollars last year you are one of the top 20% of income earners in the world. You're rich. Get over it.
Oh, I understand that very well. See, concepts such as "inequal distribution of the world's wealth" pretty much come pre-packaged with the "leftist" label. I'm happy that you can see that inequality as well - many conservatives cannot. Now, can you tell me why
this inequality exists? Do you think this is an acceptable or ethical situation for the world to be in? That someone such as you or I - for all our complaints about how hard we work and how asinine our managers are - get paid vast sums above and beyond the majority of the world who, in most cases, bust their asses much more than we do?
Another question... a little off-topic, but in a similar vein... How much of all that money you or I have translates into actual, existing wealth, and how much only exists as an assurance by a creditor?
This post has been edited by Scootaloo: 31 March 2012 - 01:42 AM