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Old 05-02-2012, 11:21 AM
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Oh and this site does a great job explaining why doubling the taxes on businesses it pointless:

http://soaktherich.us/


Way to go! By doubling corporate income taxes on 500 of America's largest employers and taking all compensation from each company's CEO, you've covered 24.9 percent of a single year's federal deficit.

This won't cause employers to flee the country, retirement accounts from sea to shining sea won't implode, and the goods & services these companies produce will not get more expensive, because... fair share!

A huge tax hike on huge corporations would still leave America $48,812/citizen in debt. Should we try quadrupling corporate taxes instead? Including smaller businesses? Surely Congress has a better plan...
See the green square above? That's the amount of Uncle Sam's debt your new taxes will cover: 2.07801%, to be exact.

A box this size () in the chart above represents $6.45 billion -- enough to buy Wembley Stadium, a baker's dozen Boeing 787s, a Porsche 911 Turbo for yourself and each of your 99 closest friends, and 5 Manhattan penthouses overlooking Central Park with a cool $1 billion & change left over.
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Can we see the same compared to private employment?

I bet most losses are at the state and local levels, not really his doing/fault, but an invetiable factor of the shitty economy.
You are very correct. Kudos.
[I totally baited you in to saying that, by the way. ]

Interesting flip side to the "public employees make too much money" theme:


If there has been massive reduction in public sector (mainly municipal) employees and they make about 33% more than a private sector counterpart (on wages and salaries, it's more counting benefits but those are hard to spend)...

Does their reduction in employment create more of a drag?

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whatever. the teaser poster for atlas shurgged part II came out today.
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I can't comment on Atlas Shrugged, as I've never read it.

I did, however, read The Fountainhead, and it's possibly the worst book I've ever read.
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rourak didnt want to build your stupid building anyways.
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Would you like to read my novel in which political ideologies are given human names and interact with each other?
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How you uh, how you comin' on that novel, you're workin' on huh? Got a big uh big stack of papers there? Got a got a got a nice little nice little story you're workin' on there, the big big uh novel you've been working on for three years, huh? Got a, got a compelling protagonist huh? Got a uh got a obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Little story brewin' there? Workin' on, workin on that for quite some time huh? Yeah talkin' about that three years ago eh? Been workin' on that the whole time? Nice little uh narrative uh beginning middle and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends yeah? At the end you're uh main character is uh richer for the experience yeah? Yeah?

You know? Maybe a, maybe a your main character gets into a relationship and suffers a little heartbreak? Somethin' like huh what... what you've just been through? Draw from real life experience? Little, little heartbreak? You know? Work it into the story? Make the characters a little more three dimensional? Little, uh, richer experience for the reader? Make those second hundred pages really keep the reader guessing what's going to happen? Some twists and turns? A little epilogue? Everybody learns that the hero's journey isn't always a happy one?

Oh, I look forward to reading it.
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Did I just read that in Stewie's voice?
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
I can't comment on Atlas Shrugged, as I've never read it.
I haven't read it either and have nothing against it; just thought it would be fun for this thread.

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How you uh, how you comin' on that novel, you're workin' on huh?
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Did I just read that in Stewie's voice?
you did.
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When I see things like this, I want to dig up Keynes and slap him with my gaunlaut.



vs.



personal savings accounts vs. SSI

capitalism ftw.
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This logo is SO correct
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Well, that would be innovative.
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Jamie Simon is an idiot, and should be publicly humiliated.
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Just so I am clear... The ridicule is because you can't have three gears meshed in that fashion because one will have to spin in the opposite direction of the other two?
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That's why I'm laughing.
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Originally Posted by Scrappy Jack View Post
Just so I am clear... The ridicule is because you can't have three gears meshed in that fashion because one will have to spin in the opposite direction of the other two?
Yes. True "innovation" by our government.

More here: http://michellemalkin.com/2011/08/07...il-of-the-day/

and here: http://www.logodesignlove.com/department-of-innovation
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