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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2009 16:35      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Seems to me it does.

Not just for AIG, but all the filthy rich who have soaked America of its wealth under Republican "Rob America Blind" policies.

From Enron's unregulated pillaging of California, which Bush and Cheney tacitly authorized, to AIGs using taxpayer funds for million-dollar bonuses the filthy rich have demonstrated they have no right to failed "supply side" policies which unfairly benefit them at the expense of hard working Americans.

It's time to value honest, hard work over greed and thievery!

It's time to go back to the 70% tax rates on anybody making more than $500,000 a year! These jerks ruined America. They had their chance to prove their goofy policies would work. Now that they have failed and shown they are just greedy, immoral, self-serving America-hating slobs.

Soak the rich! It's much more rewarding than eating them!

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_________________ Colonel Panic __ Let me get my nail gun and saws, we need to build a gallows. Well maybe a Diaz for you to speak from.

Corporate America seems to think "Lets take the money and run" if these bonuses were to retain the execs why did 53 of them flee.

National Sales tax with a luxury tax kicking in on non real estate at 60K and on real estate at 125K both with upward sliding scales. I am not sure how to tax houseboats.

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2009 06:13      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just hope folks down South are getting something for their hard-earned taxes that are being handed to these reckless companies. I think the US Gov should own them lock, stock and barrel -- that is, for every organisation that has gleefully stuck their hand out. Don't like it? Tough -- don't ask the People to fix your mistakes.

The bail-out worries me -- not in principle, just the way it has been orchestrated. Under Roosevelt more of the cash was put into workers' hands directly, with all the construction work that was undertaken. This time round they seem to be bypassing the people who need to be spending it in order to invoke the stimulation they're looking for.

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___________________ spungo __ Oh how I agree with you, the biggest problem in this country is that the news companies decide what is news, and shovel ready projects are not as headline drawing as this bank wasted money.

Here in the county I live in roads will not get much Federal help because the Native Americans (Indians as Casino) are maintaining large portions of the area roads. They want the white man to come support their welfare programs.

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2009 08:26      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:

The bail-out worries me -- not in principle, just the way it has been orchestrated. Under Roosevelt more of the cash was put into workers' hands directly, with all the construction work that was undertaken. This time round they seem to be bypassing the people who need to be spending it in order to invoke the stimulation they're looking for.

The bail-outs get a lot media attention, but the stimulus package passed a little while back included huge sums for infrastructure spending and states are getting busy. Thing is, the stuff that's working as it should, or that has popular support doesn't really sell papers or airtime. Media consumers like scandal and sensation and, as MoMan pointed out, getting a damaged highway fixed is neither. Running to the rescue of dipshit executives who ran their companies into the ground, OTOH, is.

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Icon 12 posted March 18, 2009 08:52      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Thing is, the stuff that's working as it should, or that has popular support doesn't really sell papers or airtime. Media consumers like scandal and sensation and, as MoMan pointed out, getting a damaged highway fixed is neither.

Heh! Some of our governements understood that, so now, when a road gets repared, a nice little (ok, big) sign shows up "Your taxes at work: X millions spent to repair this road" in the hope that those for whom it matters - the road users - will remember that at the next election. (I'm not sure it works, since people are so quick to forget important scandals and elects on empty promises anyway...)

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
I am not sure how to tax houseboats.

Twice?

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