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#31 mmmbeans

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

let's suppose we do raise taxes and 4 years from now we are WORSE off. then what? everybody gets a fishing pole and a slap on the back?



free fishing poles? pfff... f*ck that.

#32 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

I would love a new fishing pole.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

mitt romney: shoebomber?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

ahh. one is for the common man and the other uses the comman man. clever.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'd like progressives on here to explain a logical inconsistency that's been bugging me for a while.

The progressive stance on labor is that workers need to be offered substantive benefits to encourage them to work longer and harder. They're given higher minimum wages, more breaks per working hour, and better working conditions. All as incentives to continue contributing to the economy and keep the world spinning, etc. This rests on the fundamental principles that (a) workers should be rewarded for working harder, and (B) incentives are needed to keep people productive.

How, therefore, is it logically consistent to punish the wealthy by demanding that they pay more taxes, make less money, etc., if this is counter-intuitive to the progressive culture of fair rewards for fair work?

Thanks in advance.

#37 Delhommey

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hey, all you conservatives. Clear something up for me real quick. You say you love babies but you turn around and eat babies. Why is that?

Explain that to us, why don't ya?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

Yeah but Medicare is one of the "good"* handouts for conservatives.



*good being defined as giving things to white baby boomers more than minorites.


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I'm mostly conservative, do you think I am a racist too ?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Hey, all you conservatives. Clear something up for me real quick. You say you love babies but you turn around and eat babies. Why is that?

Explain that to us, why don't ya?

Thanks in advance.


Sorry, friend. That straw man doesn't really take.

Unless you'd like to argue that the progressive stance isn't that workers should receive incentives for their hard, long hours of work.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

Delhommy.
I'm mostly conservative, do you think I am a racist too ?


First of all, yes, but so is everyone on some level.

But on a whole, when you look at the conservative movement, it is a pro upper middle class to wealthy movement, and that economic class is almost entirely white. 90% of people voting in the Republican primaries are white. How much of that is a cause and how much is a result can be debated, but you cannot deny that's statistically significant.

No party has ever proven to be against spending when in power. It's what they spend on. As the Republican party is so dependent on a largely white and relatively wealthy monetary and voting base, they tend to spend on programs that will largely help their own: The Medicare Prescription Drug program for example.

The Democratic party has some inherit racism, usually of the patronizing, "we know what's best for you" variety, but as they depend on minorities for both votes and financial support, they can't undertake any programs that exclude minorities without really hurting themselves.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

Delhommy.
I'm mostly conservative, do you think I am a racist too ?



Yes, you hate asians.