Started by Pragmier, September 20, 2012, 02:39:58 PM
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Quote from: Pragmier on September 20, 2012, 02:39:58 PMThis article at the Americans for Tax Reform site is critical of Dem Tim Kaine who's running for Senate in Virginia for suggesting everyone should pay something in income taxes. There appears to be a real conundrum here - doesn't "skin in the game" suggest a tax increase that most Reps have vowed to fight? And instituting a minimum tax, that only affects the poor, I don't see how that is politically feasible.
Quote from: Paper*Boy on September 20, 2012, 06:07:09 PM A lot of this freed up money found it's way into funding the rise of Silicon Valley...
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on September 21, 2012, 11:29:33 AM...Tax Dollars:1. They had a large concentration of universities where you could get a good Computer Science/Engineering education for less than $4000 per year.[i.e., subsidized education -Ed.]Other "clusters of training"...[were impeded by] high tuition (as well as more geographic separation). Duekmejan and Wilson kept education costs low and math/science training within reach of the average family.3. Federal investment in research projects at local universities grew. The research university patent machine took off.
Quote from: Ben Shockley on September 21, 2012, 03:08:38 PMAnd every American should take a pledge that whenever they see Grover Norquist, they will kick him in the 'nads. Regardless of politics. He just looks and sounds like a miserable punk who needs to be put out of everyone's misery.
Quote from: Ben Shockley on September 21, 2012, 03:08:38 PMYou, sir, obviously understand what Pres. Obama meant about "you didn't build that [extensive social, financial, and material infrastructure necessary for the startup and continued success of your business]."Good show, MFM! [applause, applause]...
Quote from: Pragmier on September 20, 2012, 02:39:58 PMThis article at the Americans for Tax Reform site is critical of Dem Tim Kaine who's running for Senate in Virginia for suggesting everyone should pay something in income taxes.
Quote from: Paper*Boy on September 21, 2012, 05:04:53 PMBut he didn't say 'you didn't build that alone', we could have all agreed with that. What he said - 'you didn't build that' - was mocking, dismissive, devisive, telling, and wrong.
Quote from: onan on September 20, 2012, 03:24:44 PMAs I understand the Romney/Ryan plan, People earning 2-3 mill will have a tax decrease of around 3.5 percent.