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2012-12-06 10:54:56 AM  
7 votes:
j.wigflip.com
2012-12-06 01:14:18 PM  
6 votes:

Weaver95: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768] 

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p.twimg.com
2012-12-06 03:48:40 PM  
4 votes:
I bet tenpoundsofcheese only paid taxes on the first 5 pounds of cheese.
2012-12-06 02:34:01 PM  
4 votes:

Pinner: rufus-t-firefly: Weaver95: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768] 

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Can we get a "Hai guys, what's going on here?" stingray photobomb shop for that?


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2012-12-06 11:16:42 AM  
4 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


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2012-12-06 11:10:45 AM  
3 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]

 

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2012-12-06 09:51:37 AM  
3 votes:
This calls for tax cuts.
2012-12-06 09:24:15 AM  
3 votes:
They're just the ones that are so lazy they want the government to take care of their noblesse oblige for them. Farking slackers, sucking on the government teat.
2012-12-06 03:58:54 PM  
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: mrshowrules: incendi: mrshowrules: Time for a Canadian snow analogy. When Obama was snowed in he offered you $60 for your $20 shovel and you said no. Now it is really warm outside and the snow is melting very quickly. How much do you want for that shovel now?

We're gonna need that shovel next winter, too. Why doesn't that bastard just go to Home Depot sometime during the summer after the snow has melted?

That's my point. When the snow melts Obama can get the car out of the garage and just go to Canadian Tire and buy a $20 shovel (likely for $10) .

If the GOP wanted $60 for the shovel, they should have sold it when they had the leverage.

That is a stupid analogy.
The GOP knew they would never get the $60 (e.g. the mythical spending cuts) so why give up the shovel?


You could have had your old shovel, plus a brand new shovel and $40 extra in your pocket. All you have now is your shiatty old shovel that you still think is worth something.

Obama, now has a brand new shovel he bought it with $40 left in his pocket. Your shiatty shovel breaks in 2014. Obama's good shovel lasts until 2016 when he is moving south anyways. He sold the house to a nice lady who he works with.

/officially taking the analogy too far.
2012-12-06 03:27:42 PM  
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


WTF man?

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2012-12-06 02:34:52 PM  
2 votes:

ManRay: "We have the morals to comply if you make us pay, but not enough to do it on our own because we believe it to be the right thing."


I see this has been rightfully trounced on already, but I can't resist. First, the argument is a Tu Quoque argument, just because they don't already do what they are suggesting doesn't make it a bad idea. Secondly, this is the very nature of the tragedy of the commons. It is in no individuals best interest to act differently even though if EVERY individual acted differently each individual would benefit.

Also, in general this is not an argument any onewould make in normal circumstances, so I don't see why people make it here. An example:


Bill: hey, it's Jeff's birthday, if we all pitch in $20 we can get him that bottle of Johnny Walker Blue he's always wanted to try.
Bob: I don't want to pay, but if you think it's such a good idea why don't you give the liquor store $20?
Bill: Because that won't get Jeff the bottle.
Bob: So aren't you being a little hypocritical asking me to give $20 when you can, and aren't?
Bill: ...? That doesn't... What? ::face palm::
2012-12-06 11:20:48 AM  
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


Is it wrong that I now have a diamond cutter?
2012-12-06 09:56:55 AM  
2 votes:

ManRay: "We have the morals to comply if you make us pay, but not enough to do it on our own because we believe it to be the right thing."


Hey, it's what Jesus would do.

"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars. But not more than what he asks. Seriously, fark that guy. You gotta eat too. Now watch me turn these loaves and fishes into jobs!"
2012-12-06 06:08:53 PM  
1 votes:

todwin: I call for a tax strike. 0 income equals 0 tax. 0 dividends equal 0 tax. 0 capital gains equals.0 tax. The rich don't need to make any money. They can't spend what they have. Then the middle class will have to pay their fair share.


a 0% income tax would bring in federal revenues equal to that of 1997

End the wars and reform entitlements and you could do it.
2012-12-06 02:51:18 PM  
1 votes:
Congratulations, the Republicans won the house, where no one believed they would lose.
That's a new high in setting the bar low.
In other, more practical news, you lost IN the house (lost seats, lost a quarter of the Tea Party Caucus), Lost in the Senate
and lost in the Presidency.

But really, keep thinking this was a definitive win for your ideology. Really.
2012-12-06 02:48:41 PM  
1 votes:

jigger: verbaltoxin: It is about CUTS, people. Not more taxes.

Too late, already had an election on that issue, and it lost. Two wars, one bailout. PAY UP.

Nope. The Republicans won the House (where All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate).


Oh my, you're going to be awfully disappointed when your fiscally conservative masters offer you up as their pound of flesh.
2012-12-06 02:07:42 PM  
1 votes:

sammyk: DamnYankees: To be fair to the GOP, this is sort of dumb. Rich people do want tax cuts. Anecdotally pulling out a few people who don't doesn't mean anything.

If you want to argue the GOP shouldn't listen to its base, go for it. But the base is the base.

%2 of the population constitutes a base?


No, the base is people who are GOING to be in the 2%, just as soon as the President stops being near.
2012-12-06 01:39:09 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: CapeFearCadaver: Bleg. I'll shut up. Guess I just needed to get that shiat off my chest.

I know what you mean. Really I want to say it to their faces but I won't, they're family and I have to see them around the holidays. We do our best to not talk about politics.

Last one off my chest - we have a blind guy who married into the family who has been on government assistance for 30+ years who biatches about the government and wears a "I don't need sex, the government screws me every day" t shirt. Really dude?


Back off, he has no idea what his shirt says.
2012-12-06 01:28:52 PM  
1 votes:

rufus-t-firefly: Weaver95: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768] 

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Well that was disturbing.
2012-12-06 01:28:43 PM  
1 votes:

Pinner: Maybe he doesn't know that he owns that shirt.


Okay, this made me laugh a bit too loudly.
2012-12-06 01:23:57 PM  
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: lennavan: Last one off my chest - we have a blind guy who married into the family who has been on government assistance for 30+ years who biatches about the government and wears a "I don't need sex, the government screws me every day" t shirt. Really dude?

Wow.


Is he biatching because he doesn't get ENOUGH govt money? Maybe he doesn't know that he owns that shirt.
2012-12-06 01:21:43 PM  
1 votes:
Lol, the ultra rich stand to lose substantially more from the GOPs fiscally-irresponsible temper tantrum than they do from the taxes. That is so awesome, soon only the God botherers will be voting GOP. If the markets tank and the rich lose A LOT of money they won't even vote for the GOP anymore and more importantly they wn't donate money. I love it, the GOP is slowly hurting the people it's "protecting". And then telling them it's in their best interest. No, no... I know better than you, this is for your own good; trust me.
2012-12-06 01:15:22 PM  
1 votes:
"In the near term, [income tax rates] need to go up some," Langstaff said. "This is a fairness issue -- there needs to be recognition that we're not collecting enough revenue. In the last decade we've fought two wars without raising taxes. So I think it does need to go up."

DING DING DING DING! This really should end all arguments right there. But, potato.
2012-12-06 12:05:09 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: CapeFearCadaver: My father loves lambasting the 47%, his household and both of my sisters' households would be counted among those in the 47% of 'moochers'. I am the ONLY person in my family who pays a fair share of individual taxes and am beholden to no personal government assistance.

But I voted for Obama, so I'm just a dirty LIB looking for a handout.

My Father in Law is like that. His family struggled by for decades trying to pay his mortgage. He finally just recently paid it off, so in a discussion with him about Romney's tax plan versus Obama's he said "yeah but I don't need the mortgage deduction anymore so I prefer Romney's plan." It's like, yeah, aren't you glad someone like Romney wasn't in office 10 years ago? And what about all of the people like you including your daughters and son who haven't yet paid theirs off? It really was a "I got mine, fark you" kinda moment.

I don't like telling that story, I really like my FIL, he's a really great guy. I don't think he said it or believes it because he's a jerk, I think he just never considered other people. I have no idea how generalizable that one is, just a CSB I guess.


The whole premise of the Romney/Ryan Medicare reform was, you will be OK, we are going to fark-up the next round of people. Presumably they forgot that the younger people also get a vote.

Makes me think of that Simpsons episode where Homer evacuates the Nuclear Power plant first so he jams a door against the exit so no one can follow him.
2012-12-06 11:22:44 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: sammyk: %2 of the population constitutes a base?

There are poor republicans who worship the rich and side with them on the tax issue. Many of them are Farkers.


My father loves lambasting the 47%, his household and both of my sisters' households would be counted among those in the 47% of 'moochers'. I am the ONLY person in my family who pays a fair share of individual taxes and am beholden to no personal government assistance.

But I voted for Obama, so I'm just a dirty LIB looking for a handout.
2012-12-06 11:20:38 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


Sexy and surreal. I like it.
2012-12-06 11:15:13 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


Added to my collection, thanks.
2012-12-06 11:06:56 AM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 553x768]


Um...
2012-12-06 10:09:59 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: To be fair to the GOP, this is sort of dumb. Rich people do want tax cuts. Anecdotally pulling out a few people who don't doesn't mean anything.

If you want to argue the GOP shouldn't listen to its base, go for it. But the base is the base.


%2 of the population constitutes a base?
2012-12-06 09:49:51 AM  
1 votes:
"We have the morals to comply if you make us pay, but not enough to do it on our own because we believe it to be the right thing."
 
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