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  •  well, which is it? (0+ / 0-)

    are they undertaxed, or are they overtaxed?

    •  Whether they are over or under taxed depends on (1+ / 0-)
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      how big on thinks government spending should be over the long term.  If government should be larger, then most everyone is undertaxed.

      Today Federal, State and local spending, including transfer payments is about 38% of GDP when Pres Clinton left office it was about 31%.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 04:57:06 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, and how much of that is Iraq and Afghanistan (3+ / 0-)
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        and the interest on that debt?

        Seems to me that Bill Clinton was not fighting two wars.

        The Muslim said "I wished I had met Christ before I met the Christians" - Rev. Marvin Winins

        by captainlaser on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 06:52:51 PM PDT

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        •  The costs of the wars are under 1% GDP/yr (0+ / 0-)

          Of course this does not include the cost in lives and wounds of all involved.

          The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

          by nextstep on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 05:01:22 AM PDT

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