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Biden is now officially the best president since 1909: "No one making less than $400k will pay..."

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by 98cwitr, May 3, 2021.

  1. KCfromNC

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    No idea. And there's not really a lot of info to go on here to figure it out.
     
  2. Oompa Loompa

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    To be fair, I don't think Biden had any idea what he meant either.
     
  3. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

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    There is a term for this.

    "Grace"
    When a person behaves gracefully, they consider what the other person intended to say and react to the intent, rather than to try to accentuate an obvious mistake.

    When people write books or research papers etc, these are peer reviewed. Software is also used to check spelling and grammar. Lots of time and effort is made to get the written word correct.
    These processes and tools exist because people aren't robots, and we make genuine mistakes, quite frequently.

    When people speak live, they don't have the benefit of spelling and grammar checkers, they don't have the benefit of re-reading what they have spoken and correcting any mistakes.

    Jumping on this, like you have, does not show any grace.
    I'm pretty sure you didn't seriously believe that Biden was offering to remove tax from people earning less than 400K per year.

    OK, I get it, Biden said something wrong, he made a gaffe.
    I understand that it seems to be a Republican thing at the moment to try to convince people that Biden is senile. Gaffes like this are normal, not a sign of senility.
     
  4. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    "When people speak live"

    He was reading off a teleprompter.
     
  5. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

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    He was still speaking live.
    When people read from a teleprompter it comes with other issues too.
    People can lose where they were at, they can skip words, they can skip sentences, they can read words wrongly , just like Trump and his "oranges" gaffe. No big deal, every knew what he meant.
     
  6. Silverback

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    Oh...you could not be anymore wrong. Everyone will be recipients of his tax increases.

    How, you may ask? Because the extra taxes being imposed on higher income earners will be passed onto consumers who purchase products, and services, in order to recoup the loss.

    The other scenario is businesses will cut positions, or close stores in order to lower payroll obligations, they could also cut hours, and lower wages

    Or, they could do all these things, which is more likely.

    Businesses will recoup the loss, the average worker will bear the increases.
     
  7. TLK Valentine

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

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    That's odd... the last guy cut taxes on the higher income earners, and prices for products and services certainly didn't go down...
     
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  8. Pommer

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    Trickle-down taxes?
     
  9. Belk

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    Explain to me how that happens. How does one pass the taxes on your income on to consumers? Or did you misspeak and mean business taxes?

    If so then why are the prices not higher already? Is that not the point of the free market? That competition drives prices down and business can not simply jack up prices to increase their profit margin?
     
  10. ChristianForCats

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    Without taxes, there would be no public agencies that serve as charities for the poor. The FDA also would not exist. Do you want people who make $400,000 annually to keep all their money while programs poor, old, and disabled citizens can't live without cease to exist?
     
  11. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    The government had ways of funding itself prior to the ratification of the 16th amendment. I'm not for abolishing all taxes, just repealing the 16th amendment. I oppose most forms of coerced or involuntary taxation. Things like tariffs, sale taxes, and property taxes I can get behind. I think the government has a purpose, but I'd be fine with turning charities and poverty aid over to the private sector; they at least don't create systemic poverty. The old adage holds true: Sometimes, helping hurts.
     
  12. ChristianForCats

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    Before the 16th Amendment was added, America did not have millions of people over age 60 and a major income gap between citizens with and without disabilities. If you think the government today can solve all of the problems that did not exist back then now without income taxes you have a lot of learning to do immediately.

    Let me know when everyone who can afford to pay income taxes wants to donate that money to charities voluntarily. Until that happens, income taxes are absolutely necessary to make sure all poor and disabled Americans can get what they need.
     
  13. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    Actually we did, we had 4.9M people (Of 76M total people) over age 60 in 1900: National Intercensal Tables: 1900-1990

    Many people not only pay income taxes but they donate to charity as well. Doesn't mean that the unjust violation of the usurpation of the fruits of their labors should magically be okay.

    Any mention of "income gaps" I encourage a review of God's 8th and 10th commandments.

    What the poor need is to be helped out of poverty (for I was once poor, and thank God I struggled through college while working 2 jobs making ends meet most of the time), we don't do that via government programs on the whole.
     
  14. KCfromNC

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    The free market is all powerful, except when the narrative requires it not to be.
     
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  15. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats Bible Reader

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    Without government programs, many people who are not in poverty today would still be that poor.

    There is no reason to call legal taxation an unjustified violation of anything.

    America is not a theocracy. The Bible cannot be used to make any of our laws.

    If you want to live in a theocratic nation where only the Bible itself is the law, move to Vatican City.
     
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