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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:04 PM

Pic Of The Moment: It's Time To End Wasteful Welfare!



NYT's Kristof: 5 wasteful public welfare programs that should be stopped


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: It's Time To End Wasteful Welfare! (Original post)
EarlG Mar 2014 OP
2pooped2pop Mar 2014 #1
corkhead Mar 2014 #2
tclambert Mar 2014 #14
tclambert Mar 2014 #15
pitchforx Mar 2014 #17
Frustratedlady Mar 2014 #3
niyad Mar 2014 #25
wandy Mar 2014 #4
Andy823 Mar 2014 #5
Initech Mar 2014 #6
malthaussen Mar 2014 #7
eallen Mar 2014 #9
malthaussen Mar 2014 #10
SleeplessinSoCal Mar 2014 #8
onehandle Mar 2014 #11
polynomial Mar 2014 #12
AAO Mar 2014 #13
pitchforx Mar 2014 #16
Ccarmona Mar 2014 #23
allan01 Mar 2014 #18
MADem Mar 2014 #19
Cha Mar 2014 #20
Rider3 Mar 2014 #21
joeglow3 Mar 2014 #22
niyad Mar 2014 #24
niyad Mar 2014 #26

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:09 PM

1. Oh goody

 

I was going to try to put this into something small and printable in a sticker format, but this is already done for me. Wonderful. I will post them in my redneck town.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:16 PM

2. I have never understood why capital gains isn't taxed at an equal or higher rate than earned income

The fact that you have to pay more for money you worked for than money that worked for itself makes no sense to me.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:18 PM

14. Because that would be unfair

to rich people.

Well, OK, actually it would be fair. But rich people don't like that, either. They only like it if it's unfair in their favor. And we get the tax laws they buy with their lobbyist money.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:20 PM

15. Oh, and in addition, capital gains and dividends don't pay Social Security taxes

Apparently, EARNING your money is for chumps.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:06 PM

17. "the gamblin man is rich...

 

and the workin man is poor, i ain't got no home in this world anymore"
........................................Woodrow Wilson Guthrie

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:47 PM

3. Don't forget the breaks they get with show horses.

I haven't read the rules in several years, but I think they have most issues covered. It got some publicity when Mitt was campaigning, but not enough.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:05 AM

25. and, if I remember correctly, breaks for luxury cars, including hummers.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:04 PM

4. As we bicker about our best choice for candidates there is something we should........

keep in mind.

It is this type of inequity that the GOP fully supports.
Those that benefit form this type of inequity are the ones that supply GOP funding.
It is their bought and paid for front men that mislead people into working against their own best interest.

EOD.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:26 PM

5. All we need is

Someone get a bill going to put and end to this kind of "wasteful" welfare, then force every member of congress to vote so there will be a record of those who continually vote to cut programs for the poor, but continue to push the "welfare" for the rich!

If you want to cut waste it's always best to start at the top and work down, not the other way around.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:31 PM

6. HEY REPUBLICANS! THESE ARE THE REAL PEOPLE ROBBING YOUR PAYCHECK!!

The mom on welfare with three kids working four jobs just to pay rent? She's not the problem. Exxon Mobil which gets billions in free subsidies and makes money hand over fist? Yeah they're the real problem and why our economy continues to go to shit!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:41 PM

7. Didn't know about the yacht loophole.

Always something new to learn.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:05 PM

9. I know a lot of people who live on boats. None rich.

I knew a cabbie who lived in a small cabin runabout that wasn't worth more than a thousand dollars. He no doubt paid cash, since he wasn't credit worthy. And a preacher who lived on an old 26 foot sailboat, worth maybe $10K at most. A hippie couple who lived on a boat they had finished themselves. Theirs was worth a more, but it was sweat equity.

Boats are like caravans. Both categories include everything from "something rescued from the junkyard" to million dollar palaces. In both cases, the lower end are much more common than the upper end.

My own view is that the mortgage deduction should be eliminated entirely. It's more a boon to builders and bankers than to people generally. It encourages building bigger homes than otherwise, buying homes when it might be wiser to rent, and treating second homes as an "investment."



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Response to eallen (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:10 PM

10. The only person I "know" who lives on a boat is Travis McGee.:)

I agree about the mortgage deduction. All in the cause of getting people to spend more than they can afford.

-- Mal

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:50 PM

8. Just tweeted this pic to my rep and those challenging him

Rohrabacher, unfortunately.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:23 PM

11. Yeah, but someday I might own a private jet, a yacht, a hedge fund, a bank, and a big corporation...

You libruls just want to tax my future wealthinessocity.

Class Warfare!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 04:26 PM

12. Just about everyday one radio channel

With very often advertisements from Ed Shultz or Thom Hartmann says ď America owes sixteen trillion dollars that will never be paid backĒ then goes on to suggest the market will crash, and itís only a matter of time when it happens. So buy gold to protect yourself. Yikes Ölet them keep their gold because you canít eat it.

Sixteen trillion dollars got flim flamed to the one percent because I sure donít have any of it. So my imagination looked around to see what that kind of money can buy. Sheesh

So, ladies and gentlemen of America we could have completely changed or modernize the American infrastructure two times with change left over.

A new infrastructure likely with everyone connected via the post office with fiber optics in new communications era, all being easier to create small business.

A technology example for the future just the other day I signed up to a free seminar to navigate the Library of Congress. We should have all material digitized so all bills in Congress can be automatically emailed to the electorate to be able to give feedback to our representatives. And have poling for American opinions done open online not secret stuff like they do now.

That would mean plenty of jobs, not big government but a smart government that is way overdue. All that would create jobs with a living wage and a good future could have been the big picture. So now all we get is a minimum wage raise, and a screwed up trade agreement. War as a probability because most American donít know how to read the Constitution or bother to look at legislation to know 911 was fixed to profiteer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:12 PM

13. That's at least 2 trillion over 10 years.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:58 PM

16. i call it "Supply-Side Socialism" n/t

 

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Response to pitchforx (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 09:54 AM

23. I Get Your Point

 

But it's really fascism that would make Mussolini jealous.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:41 PM

18. re: Pic Of The Moment: It's Time To End Wasteful Welfare!

end of the WEALTHcare system as we know it ,

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:09 PM

19. Why doesn't this post have the most recs of all the posts on this board? nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:13 PM

20. Excellent Facts to Highlight and let people know what's going on with the

Poor Corporations who are sucking off the American Government.

thanks EarlG & Nicolas Kristof

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 05:54 AM

21. sigh...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 09:54 AM

22. Some companies should get to structure to avoid local taxes

 

I got my b-hole shredded on here a couple weeks ago for pointing out what Amazon costs local governments. The disgusting thing was that so many here defended it because they got to buy shit cheap.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:01 AM

24. k and r for laying it out so neatly and succinctly

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:11 AM

26. and let us not forget the billions in subsidies to the most profitable business in the world-BIG OIL

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