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Mitt Romney: Mathematically Impossible

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Wulframn, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Wulframn

    Wulframn Sock Monkey Extraordinaire!

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    Yes, my thread title is a pun on "Mission Impossible".

    The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has taken Mr. Romney at his word and put his tax plan into action through various simulations. Even under the most favorable conditions his tax plan is mathematically impossible. Note that I do not mean 'improbable' which implies that there is a possibility it might work, I mean 'impossible' which excludes any possibility it could work - even under the most wildly ridiculous, favorable circumstances.

    Read more here
     
  2. Grizzly

    Grizzly Enemy of Christmas Supporter

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    Its a faith-based tax plan. Don't worry about it. We will all be allowed to have everything we want.
     
  3. Rion

    Rion Love the puppy; obey the puppy

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    I didn't realize allowing people to keep their own money was considered a cost.
     
  4. conamer

    conamer Guest

    It is a cost for the statist-power.
     
  5. Wulframn

    Wulframn Sock Monkey Extraordinaire!

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    You have a car. Your car needs to be detailed. You bring it to me to detail it. We agree you will pay me $50 to detail your car. I detail your car. You are happy with the job. I waive the $50 fee.

    So, in your mind, it did not cost me to waive the $50 fee? It didn't cost me time, effort, or material resources? It did not cost me at all to be compensated?

    Your country does the same thing I, in my capacity as the example car detailer, did; however, it does it on a much larger scale. Taxes are a means of revenue in which we pay our country for the services it provides us; services such as: national defense, representation in government, and so forth.
     
  6. Rion

    Rion Love the puppy; obey the puppy

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    You realize that when the government figures it's budget, they figure on all GDP, and then count what they "let us keep" as a "cost" right?
     
  7. Wulframn

    Wulframn Sock Monkey Extraordinaire!

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    Because our government is run like a business and they have to account for all revenue... like a business? :sput:

    No, I did not know that. Please, tell me more? :nowords:
     
  8. abysmul

    abysmul Board Game Hobbyist

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    Exactly.
     
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    Grizzly Enemy of Christmas Supporter

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    It is a cost for roads, bridges, electricity, clean drinking water, and the worlds most powerful military. The money gotsta come from someplace...
     
  10. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    It's the GOP's most Biblical budget plan -- They're expecting God to reward them with money from heaven.

    Perhaps that's what they mean by trickle-down economics?
     
  11. CabVet

    CabVet Question everything

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    LOL! :thumbsup: Best line of the day!
     
  12. utdbear

    utdbear Catalina Wine Mixer....POW!

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    You forgot to mention other people's housing/shelter, food, iPhone, internet, car, education, vacation, doctor's bills, flat panel LCD's, etc. Roads, bridges, water, and electricity have been relegated to stimulus packages.
     
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    CabVet Question everything

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    Oh, so you are one of those that thinks that if a family can afford to buy a phone and a refrigerator they are not "poor"?
     
  14. utdbear

    utdbear Catalina Wine Mixer....POW!

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    a phone and refrigerator, no. An iPhone 4S, and a refrigerator with Internet connectivity, yes.
     
  15. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    They have refrigerators with internet now? I see an idea for a dotcom business...

    www.isthatmilkstillgood.com
     
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    WalksWithChrist Seeking God's Will

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    ^_^
     
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    utdbear Catalina Wine Mixer....POW!

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    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    But you never mention red tape, and waste. The more government we get the more that comes with it as well as less freedom. I don't have faith in the all mighty government.

    The money does come from somewhere like social security, medicare the stimulus and it gets spent other things that it was never intended to be spent on.
     
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