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44. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 17, 2012, 13:54 RollinThundr
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 15:02:
Oh come now. I clearly said that giving everyone the same income is socialism, and I'm probably one of the biggest capitalists here (hence my reputation as a corporate shill.)

Stop making such idiotic strawman arguments. Never once did I say that everyone should make the same amount. This is why you are impossible to argue with - you never make a point, you never give evidence, you just say "blah blah blah BECAUSE!," like a 5 year old who thinks that there needs to be no logic or explanation behind statements, or you just pretend someone made an argument no one in their right mind would make.

Seriously, you read that as "everyone should make the same amount?" I mentioned a tax on people making over a million dollars a year and you think that means everyone should make the same amount?

Histrionics, hyperbole, lack of reading comprehension (which you'll somehow throw back at me), etc.

Try actually reading an argument instead of making up an entirely different one in your head before you hit "Reply."

And of course I won't give my money away. For the same reason I don't begrudge a CEO not giving his away. For the same reason I did not begrudge Romney for paying a tax rate less than half of mine. For the same reason I understand banks that kept giving out bad mortgages.
The person that individually changes behavior will get eaten by those that do not.
Rules need to change, not people. I shouldn't even get into this, though. At best this will be all you reply to. And you'll somehow read it wrong and think I'm saying something something entirely different.

I just want to know what you think is fair? Should those who work the hardest give half of their wealth to those who don't make the effort? 60%? 80%?

How about those folks who receive 100% of the benefits but pay nothing into the system?

And what spending cuts aside from the military would you guys propose? Since you all seem so focused on not cutting any spending aside from military. Explain to me how this is going to not only be sustainable, but not turn the US into a 3rd world shithole like a Greece or <insert shitty Eurohole here>

Socialism and communism do not work. Greece is the perfect example of this, the former USSR another. You often lay the blame solely on Ronald Reagan, but I'll say one thing, I'd take another president like Reagan anyday over what we currently have. Reagan wouldn't have divided the country the way Obama has into right vs left.

Nancy Reagan never would have made a comment like "all this for a flag" like Michelle Obama has while the president nods at her in agreement.

In 36 years I have never in my life seen the US as fragmented as it is right now. And to be honest with you that is both scary and disheartening.
 
 
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