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Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Shaul, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Quintessence

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    Sure, I'll pay up when the billionaire class is eradicated, corporate handouts end, and people like me make what they should be making if wealth was distributed more equitably in this country. Deal?
     
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  2. Suave

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    I had to pay child support in arrears for the last year, despite my daughter then being a 17 year old having earned income working at McDonald,'s. I am so glad she is now a young adult who can fend for herself, I won't be having to pay anymore child support for her .
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  3. Mestemia

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    Except it is not my debt.
    Thus not my "portion" of the debt.
     
  4. Suave

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    If I were a billionaire, I'd be more than happy to pay for our share of national debt. I don t understand why uber wealthy people are so stingy about paying taxes.
     
  5. Audie

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    Hope you do a lot better than that.
     
  6. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Of course. Its always fun to spend using other people's money.
     
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  7. Shadow Wolf

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    I am. I'm still finding my way through things, but California has so much more money to earn and so many more ways to earn it. I'm sure I can, it's just figuring out how.
     
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  8. Suave

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    I am very grateful for all the medicaid, SNAP EBT funds, and enhanced unemployment benefits Uncle Sam has provided to me, I figure the federal government has incurred tens of thousands of dollars in public debt to help me out.
     
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  9. Suave

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    I know! Right?
     
  10. Shadow Wolf

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    Ya know, if he can afford to be so wasteful that he can pollute space with one of his anto-consumer cars, something like that I really do think the government should be able to step in, say no, and issue him a very hefty fine litering, and make him pay his employees more. If he has that much money to waste, he can start helping to prop up those who helped prop him up, because he wouldn't have his wealth without his employees.
    Or just make him make all of his company's stuff, no employees, keep it all, do whatever.
     
  11. Shadow Wolf

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    I know, right? Those parasites building our roads, and powering our homes, and serving our meals, how dare they want a little more when so many have so much to waste!
     
  12. KenS

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    ???

    Apparently you aren't reading up on the news.

    Obama added 8.59 trillion
    Trump added 6.7 Trillion

    Which President Increased U.S. Debt the Most?

    And Biden is well on his way to beat the two of them.

    :facepalm:
     
  13. Revoltingest

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    They see how it's used.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

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    But it doesn't feel that way.
     
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  15. Suave

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    I don't like seeing any taxpayer's dollars or pubic debt being spent on military weapons capable of inflicting mass destruction.
     
  16. Audie

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    Ha. So that was where my taxes went
     
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  17. Revoltingest

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    If we didn't, we'd be toast...someone else's toast.
    I object to playing policeman to the world...poorly.
     
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  18. Suave

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    I figure if Congress were to implement the revenue enhancements proposed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as well as limit federal spending to under 2 percent of GDP, there, d be a manageable increase towards our national debt
     
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    I would favor the U. S. military getting rid of its existential threatening strategic nukes while still maintaining its defensive capabilities to prevent a foreign hostile takeover. If World War 3 were fought with strategic nukes, , I suspect World War 4, would be fought with rocks.
     
  20. Revoltingest

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    Without nukes, we'd be at a pretty severe disadvantage.
     
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