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I enjoy the political threads in the Tinderbox, but the only thing I can take away from any of them are that...

A. Obama sucks

B. Romney sucks

C. I have no faith in politicians in general

Random post, cool story bro, etc...but just felt like saying it.

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I enjoy the political threads in the Tinderbox, but the only thing I can take away from any of them are that...

A. Obama sucks

B. Romney sucks

C. I have no faith in politicians in general

Random post, cool story bro, etc...but just felt like saying it.

I don't have faith in any human being that I don't personally know and know well.

That being said, I do believe that most politicians try to do a good job. But politicians failures are like Sports stars to an extent in that they tend to be magnified because there are so many people watching them and pointing out every single failure to the nth degree.

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I enjoy the political threads in the Tinderbox, but the only thing I can take away from any of them are that...

A. Obama sucks

B. Romney sucks

C. I have no faith in politicians in general

Random post, cool story bro, etc...but just felt like saying it.

As a lurker, I enjoy the alien ones the best

they at least provoke conversation rather than: link + anti-(insert politician here) line

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So success now is defined as paying more taxes? I call that stupidity. It's a game of accounting. You play by the rules and use the deductions etc that are there and work it down.

And let's define "fair share" shall we? What is that? How do you reach that #?

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You all are missing the point, If all this is true then why not just release, you know, the "long form"? I hear that solves everything.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/21/mitt-romney-tax-return_n_1904573.html

When he loses he can always go back and do this.

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This is probably closer to what he did in previous years and would explain why we are not going to see those returns. And it's nothing to do with whats legal or smart - its about the fact that the rich are benefitted FAR MORE with our tax codes than the sniveling, entitled, freeloading government dependent poor.

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http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/21/news/economy/romney-tax-history/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Why this 20 year thing is pretty much bullshit.

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This is probably closer to what he did in previous years and would explain why we are not going to see those returns. And it's nothing to do with whats legal or smart - its about the fact that the rich are benefitted FAR MORE with our tax codes than the sniveling, entitled, freeloading government dependent poor.

Unless said poor qualify for earned income credit (and the majority of poor do), in which case they can get more more back than they pay in (even when including social security and medicare taxes). At very least, they pay very little overall in total federal taxes.

The tax code, in the confusing and halting style in which it is written, actually favors the poor more than it does the wealthy. And I am not complaining about that, but both do better regarding federal taxes than those making between 40-200 or so thousand a year.

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The rich use tax accountants and paid for rules to save millions, then they put it into tax havens. The poor might get a few thousand they use to buy things they need, helping the economy.

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