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I defy you to find where I stated paying less taxes added to the recession. Work on your reading comprehension there buddy, read the string above. . .
The top 1% is twice as wealthy they were in the 70's, so yeah, I don not think they are being taxed into oblivion, nor do I think they aren't creating jobs because of the tax burden. The middle class keeps shrinking, the amount of Americans in poverty is at it's highest level in 50 years and the top 1% keep getting wealthier, yet raising taxes to the level they were at 10 years ago for the richest 1% is class warfare?
Seeu, the Bush tax cuts are one of the major things that have gotten this country into the mess it's in. Maybe you didn't realize the top 5% pay what they paid roughly what they during the Clinton years. If you don't agree paying taxes for the infrastructure of this country YOU could move to one that doesn't, there are of few of those as well, you know, like Somalia. I agree that spending needs to be cut, only I believe that it's the military-industrial complex that are the fattest pigs at the entitlement trough.
JLM, you forgot to include how much of the total income the top 1% make, 22.8% of the the total adjusted gross income of the country! They pay that because they can afford it. The infrastructure, education system and workers of this country have allowed them to gain that wealth.
A more telling figure that you didn't include is what the top 1/1000 of the population make and pay.
"For the first time this year, we are also presenting data on the top 0.1% of tax returns (the top 10 percent of the top 1 percent). This 10 percent of the returns in the top 1 percent amounts to only 141,000 tax returns but accounts for nearly 12 percent of the adjusted gross income earned and approximately 20 percent of the nation's federal individual income taxes. The average income for a tax return in this top 0.1 percent is $7.4 million, while the average amount of income tax paid is $1.6 million, indicating an average effective individual income tax rate of 21.5 percent."
I guess that only leaves them $5.8 million a year to live on, must be tough to let any of that "trickle down" and create jobs.
So does popular opinion trump the constitution now Seeu? Or just when the cause suits you? As for the president, he has stated that he supports their 1st amendment right to worship. So are you reinterpreting the constitution or do you think that it doesn't apply to non-christians?
The government has no business dictating if a mosque, synagogue or church is built on private land, if you don't agree with then you should reread the 1st amendment. Is this the position of the Tea party, or just seeu that the government should keep this mosque from being built?
Got some good lolz at the comments above; are these some future scandals that the birthers might discover?
Right yvb, why don't you post a link to where you got that birth cert from?
Kind of like this one, or the many others on factcheck -
Here's a link to an interesting story on npr that explains the delusions frequently posted on these forums -
Seeu, the threat is short to medium range missiles that threaten US forces in the gulf and Israel more so than long range ballistic missiles. Ron stated that we "sold out" Czechoslovakia and Poland to the Russians, by not installing the missile defenses.
Nice point jk, I didn't catch the Czechoslovakia mention. Maybe Ron thinks the missile defenses were to be directed at the Soviet Union.
Ahh, another weekly op-ed piece to stir the pot. How appropriate that Ron quotes Reagan, the president that began the epidemic of massive federal deficits right after mentioning our debt to China. Do you realize that the missile interceptors aren't being deployed because of intelligence that indicated that Iran's long-range ballistic missile program is slowing in favor of short to medium range missiles? The missile defense wasn't ever directed at Russia, there wouldn't have been enough to counter the thousands of nukes that they have anyways. Obama just can't win no matter what he does huh? The capture of Zazi and the cell in Denver runs counter to your allegation that Obama is dismantling our intelligence agencies. This was the first time a cell was caught in the United States that actually had the means to pull off an attack on our soil since 9/11 and it was stopped. Ron, you may argue that America's turning away from the tenets of God; how can you allege that providing health care for all and not torturing as being un-Christian?
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