Posted by swamphawk22 on 1/8/2013 5:07:00 PM (view original):
Apples and oranges is an old saying. It means that you are comparing 2 things that are not really the same, like apples and oranges.
Investment is about rerutn. If you have to pay a large tax on your investment you will find other ways to invest.
An unfair tax burden is hurting Ameirca? The top half pay almost all the taxes.
The Bush tax cuts didnt reduce income, they just made people feel bad because the left painted it is unfair. It is a myth.
The Auto and bank bailout did good things and for the most part were paid back.
The Iraq war in its entirety cost about as much as Obama's failed stimulus plan.
Come on man, I know what apples and oranges means. But what in what you said and what I said is apples and oranges?
yah, exactly my point they will always invest their money on the surest thing. money is always flowing in and flowing out. Why shouldnt the profits they make be taxed? If they let it sit in the bank it wont be taxed, ofcourse their money will dwindle away thanks to inflation.
When the top half make 95% of the money ofcourse they should pay at least 95% of the tax!!! Christ, the bottom half barely have enough money to buy FOOD for themselves and their children. But it sounds to me like you bloody idiot right wingers think that they should be paying 50% of the tax! Guess what genius, if the bottom half were taxed FAIRLY at least in your warped sense of the word the economy would go right down the $hitter. KFCs and McDs and Chick Fila would all go bankrupt as would all stores that fit in the market segments between Walmart and say Sears. Because the bottom 50% could barely even afford to shop at Walmart, and only the top 50% could afford to shop at Sears and higher up.
According to this article:
the Iraq war cost more like $5 trillion.
Numbers are all over the place is the reality of it. But I wonder how much both wars cost the entire WORLD? Its got to be in the 10s of trillions of dollars. Not to mention the millions of people that have died in the conflicts, and the many many millions more that have been injured in some form or the other. Id hazard a guess that if you counted the TRUE cost of both wars, that is the pain and suffering of the families who lost loved ones, and the people who got injured, how much will it cost them and their countries to rehabilitate them? Is it inconceivable to think that the total true cost including all these real things reaches into the 100s of trillions of dollars? Who are we to put a price tag on a life? If we are it has to include any future possible earnings of each dead person at the very least. And the lost earnings for all the injured people. Surely there are better ways for the entire WORLD to spend money on then to give "democracy" to a country who obviously has conflicting ideas on being forced into westerners way of thinking.