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  •  Yeah. Grew up on Long Island, NY (4+ / 0-)
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    TDDVandy, MrJersey, madhaus, wsexson

    One of the most expensive areas of the country. So admittedly the 80-90K numbers are not representative of the country as a whole.

    But even in low COL areas, somebody making $35K will resent the senior teacher making $55-60K. So will the a-hole teabagger making $120K.

    (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

    by TrueBlueDem on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:18:16 AM PDT

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    •  well (2+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueDem, NoMoreLies

      Scratch at the surface of a Teabagger hard enough, and what it really comes down to is that they just resent the fact that they have to pay taxes at all.

      They ultimately could care less about what their tax dollars are spent on; they just don't think they should have to pay taxes in the first place.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:43:55 AM PDT

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      •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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        TDDVandy, NoMoreLies

        And sometimes I wish we could indulge their fantasies of a tax-free life so that they may experience first-hand the third-world hell that such ideology creates.

        There are dozens of countries that levy minimal or no taxes. Can't think of a single one a comfortable American would ever want to live in. But to the jingoistic, ethnocentric teabagger, those places just don't exist.

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        by TrueBlueDem on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:50:36 AM PDT

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        •  Mexico (0+ / 0-)

          has low taxes and a government that doesn't do shit.  Wonder how many of them would want to live there?

          28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

          by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:53:38 AM PDT

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