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elphenor 03-27-2017 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1816946)
My biggest point of skepticism with him was his tax plan

Literally

The

Most

Important

Part of his ideology

elphenor 03-27-2017 07:50 AM

And no this is not an issue of ego, whatever thats supposed to mean, it's an issue of you won't stop saying stupid things pretty much

Anteater 03-27-2017 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1816978)
And no this is not an issue of ego, whatever thats supposed to mean, it's an issue of you won't stop saying stupid things pretty much

You should go commune with your spirit animals Salvador Allende + Augusto Pinochet and come back when you have a leg to stand on.

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1816977)
Literally

The

Most

Important

Part of his ideology

It is only important if you naively think corporations and their CEOs will stay here based on what he proposed. What we need is a smarter tax code that provides more and more incentives for the wealthy to contribute to society with their wealth, not brackets that tax them to the point where they'll forego their citizenships if it means they could save hundreds of millions. Unfortunately, we don't have too many creative thinkers up in Washington. People who are up above the lower millionaire strata are way more mobile than you realize. They'd cut their ties to the U.S. in a heartbeat depending on how unfavorable the environment here becomes to them. Those that do stay here will do so because they simply have no other choice.

elphenor 03-27-2017 12:06 PM

Don't pretend to support Sanders then

If corporations and CEO'S **** off the country that provided them with everything they have we tax the lil babies to oblivion and do it ourselves

This country does not exist for their benefit

But they won't, they actually need our consumer base more than we need them

elphenor 03-27-2017 12:09 PM

We can not compete with the likes of China in a race to the bottom

We can however build a middle class with such spending power that buiz will naturally foam at the mouth for us

Key 03-27-2017 12:11 PM

Reading Anteater's posts in the voice of Donald Trump is more hilarious than I anticipated.

The Batlord 03-27-2017 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1816967)
This right here is what his administration wants to get rid of. It is part of their ideology of having small government. They just want to be able to get away with much more than they have been.

I think it's generous to say Trump and his administration are small government types. They're 1 percenters with purely self-interest at the heart of their policies, even if they truly believe in those policies. The difference being extreme greed and a real opportunity to reap the benefits of small government.

Anteater 03-27-2017 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1817014)
Don't pretend to support Sanders then

If corporations and CEO'S **** off the country that provided them with everything they have we tax the lil babies to oblivion and do it ourselves

This country does not exist for their benefit

But they won't, they actually need our consumer base more than we need them

You can say goodbye to most of what you (likely) enjoy about modern life if the corporations all leave. The government will monopolize everything and what little efficiency we have will cease. Nobody is going to want to take on the responsibility of managing large infrastructure (which you have whether we have capitalism or no capitalism) for pennies when there's no gain. If you think the risk of corruption is a problem now, wait 'til you see what happens when there's zero incentive.

I support a lot of Sanders wanted in regards to overhauling government, but you think Sanders wants to live in a country where he can't feasibly afford to have his three homes and the best in everything? Puh-leeze.

Frownland 03-27-2017 01:14 PM

You're the only one saying there'd be zero incentive. If you want to come in here and pout about argumentative tactics, then you shouldn't be strawmanning all over the place.

djchameleon 03-27-2017 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1817020)
The difference being extreme greed and a real opportunity to reap the benefits of small government.

What does small government mean to you?

Greed and small government go hand in hand.


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