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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I think we'd all benefit from it. All I'd really be losing is my refund at the end of the year which I don't rely on for anything. It would put a lot more money into the system. I'd put a bottom cap on it, whatever falls into "low income" with a lower rate, but everyone above low income would never even notice a difference, and many would have more in their pockets every month...hell...I'd have about an extra $80 to $100 at 10% flat rate.
    Looks like you forgot about Herman Cain getting his ass kicked all over the place by economists with his "9-9-9" proposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Looks like you forgot about Herman Cain getting his ass kicked all over the place by economists with his "9-9-9" proposal.
    I know there's always been a lot of opposition to it, but that doesn't mean it won't work. Let's not forget that economists thought that "trickle down" was gonna fix everything...it was good, until it wasn't. We've tried so many tax laws over the years, but it all seems like a short term fix. If economists were always right then everyone would be living above the poverty level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    . imagine how all the other GED educated, mullet wearing, D100 driving inbreds who voted for Trump would be treated in his presence.
    This type of shit is why you LOST ......And all but the most self-loathing, brain-damaged Whites have already left the Democratic Party in Droves


    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    . Another thing that needs to be clarified: "one-percenter" doesn't refer to net worth.
    Of course not.

    Because that would target the '.001%' (who are actually killing America with their support for open borders/offshore manufacturing and Banking) and only pay themselves a miniscule 'income' for tax purposes.

    And they mostly vote "Progressive" Democrat.

    There are over a Million Hard-working Americans in the 1%. Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Small business owners, investors, savers etc But, demonizing them as "the 1%" sounds more catchy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    I'm sure ANY one-percenter would gladly shit on WJ5 the same way Trump would

    Trump got Glass-Steagall put back into the Republican Platform.

    He's met with industry/and union bosses, to try to find common ground and ways to bring back jobs.

    Sanders is a sell-out phony bitch, who rails on against cronyism, then actively goes out & campaigns for the biggest crook of them all, after she colluded with the DNC to screw him out of the nomination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    The problem is that WJ5 is over here shedding tears for the one percent, when they couldn't give two shits about him. I'm sure he'd be hauled away with a few bruises if he ever tried to get into one of Trump's soirees, while Trump himself would be pointing at WJ5 and laughing. And with WJ5, presumably among the middle class, likely to be treated this way... imagine how all the other GED educated, mullet wearing, D100 driving inbreds who voted for Trump would be treated in his presence.

    I'm sure ANY one-percenter would gladly shit on WJ5 the same way Trump would.

    As far as Democrat politicians being a part of the 1%, if it's because they hold political office, I'm not too worried about that.

    Why? Because if you pay them some working class salary, it would kill the perceived (and ulimately real) prestige of their office.

    Another thing that needs to be clarified: "one-percenter" doesn't refer to net worth. It refers to annual income. Bernie Sanders has, or did have, a net worth of $400,000.

    To put this into perspective, a military spouse whose husband dies while on active duty and has SGLI is going to be worth just as much as Bernie Sanders.
    You show your ignorance. How is it that you go straight to comparing me trying to talk to Trump, but in the same post show that its COMBINED $400k, individually $250k, to be in the 1%? Do you think Trump is any where near $400k a year?

    So, if a politicians reasoning to make 1% money is to show they have power, why cant the CEO's? What about sports stars or actresses or musicians? What "power" do they need to lord over people? I shed no tears for anyone, rich or poor, cause they have the exact same opportunities to be comfortable and live off what they can make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Herein lies the problem, though. Someone with a net worth of $400k can't relate to me on a level any different than someone with a $50 million net worth. It's completely different lifestyles and no matter how relatable they think they are it's just not true.

    edit: Looking into it more (cuz I'd never really paid attention) that $400k is misleading. A lot of stuff is in his wife's name. Also, between his senate salary and his pension he's making over $200,000 a year. I can't relate to someone making that much any more than I can to someone making millions.
    It can also depend on HOW he's getting that income. If its say via stocks, bonds, investments etc, Or whether its coming from hard work and the dividends his company gets..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Herein lies the problem, though. Someone with a net worth of $400k can't relate to me on a level any different than someone with a $50 million net worth. It's completely different lifestyles and no matter how relatable they think they are it's just not true.

    edit: Looking into it more (cuz I'd never really paid attention) that $400k is misleading. A lot of stuff is in his wife's name. Also, between his senate salary and his pension he's making over $200,000 a year. I can't relate to someone making that much any more than I can to someone making millions.
    You probably could depending on where they live, $200k in NYC has about the same standard of living as someone making $70k in Shreveport LA.

    We all can relate more than you think if we want. Most people are motivated by similar motives: happiness, comfort, friends & family etc. Some people try harder to find what makes us different than what makes us alike; it just depends on how you want to focus.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    It can also depend on HOW he's getting that income. If its say via stocks, bonds, investments etc, Or whether its coming from hard work and the dividends his company gets..
    What about the person who through hard work got the money to by stocks, bonds or invest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Herein lies the problem, though. Someone with a net worth of $400k can't relate to me on a level any different than someone with a $50 million net worth. It's completely different lifestyles and no matter how relatable they think they are it's just not true.

    edit: Looking into it more (cuz I'd never really paid attention) that $400k is misleading. A lot of stuff is in his wife's name. Also, between his senate salary and his pension he's making over $200,000 a year. I can't relate to someone making that much any more than I can to someone making millions.
    You probably could depending on where they live, $200k in NYC has about the same standard of living as someone making $70k in Shreveport LA.

    We all can relate more than you think if we want. Most people are motivated by similar motives: happiness, comfort, friends & family etc. Some people try harder to find what makes us different than what makes us alike; it just depends on how you want to focus.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    It can also depend on HOW he's getting that income. If its say via stocks, bonds, investments etc, Or whether its coming from hard work and the dividends his company gets..
    What about the person who through hard work got the money to by stocks, bonds or invest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    You probably could depending on where they live, $200k in NYC has about the same standard of living as someone making $70k in Shreveport LA.

    We all can relate more than you think if we want. Most people are motivated by similar motives: happiness, comfort, friends & family etc. Some people try harder to find what makes us different than what makes us alike; it just depends on how you want to focus.
    Yeah, combined my wife and I made 6 figures, and we are loving it while we live in the south where the taxes are low and cost of living is cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    You probably could depending on where they live, $200k in NYC has about the same standard of living as someone making $70k in Shreveport LA.

    We all can relate more than you think if we want. Most people are motivated by similar motives: happiness, comfort, friends & family etc. Some people try harder to find what makes us different than what makes us alike; it just depends on how you want to focus.


    Of course there are different regions, but I'm talking about areas where normal is $35k to $40k..(which you can no longer relate to, I'm sure, just as I can't relate to living on E3 salary with a dependent even though, at one time, I did it just fine).

    The main point is that people have bought in to the Democrats being "relatable" when the majority of them are multi-millionaires.

    Even with Bernie, one of the lower net worth known politicians, he's got two houses and makes as much in a year as I do in 5. I can't begin to comprehend what that kind of money would be like. And someone near the poverty level can't comprehend what it's like to have what I earn, so to expect someone in the lower class/poverty to be able to relate the money Bernie has/earns is a joke, and to think Bernie can relate to those in poverty (or relate to lower class/poverty level urban black families) is far beyond a joke...but everyone seems fooled by it, especially the black community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildjoker5 View Post
    yeah, combined my wife and i made 6 figures, and we are loving it while we live in the south where the taxes are low and cost of living is cheap.
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