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  •  Bubba is too KISSable (2+ / 0-)
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    RobLewis, Yasuragi

    Common GOP counter: Flat Tax.

    Simple, so it has to be better.  
    Fair, everybody pays the same rate.

    They confuse tax rate with tax code.   The code is shelves of volumes upon volumes because determining income and deductions is complex.   Somehow a dancing hourse is tax deductible.  

    The rate only takes up a few pages. A lookup table.

    I don't think fair gets you far enough.  

    Try cancer.  Concentrations of power are like tumors crowding out healthy working tissue.  


    Barack Hussein Obama- Don't Mock the Constitution.

    by odenthal on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:25:18 PM PST

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    •  I was going to use the cancer analogy (4+ / 0-)
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      WheninRome, Yasuragi, Sychotic1, wbr

      If your doctor finds you have a tumor, she doesn't say "This growth is taking more than its fair share of your body's nutrients." She says "This thing is growing out of control and unless we do something to shrink it, it will kill you!"

      Just like the uber-rich are killing our democracy.

      What is valued is practiced. What is not valued is not practiced. -- Plato

      by RobLewis on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:37:23 PM PST

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    •  Which rich people are far more able to afford (0+ / 0-)

      than non-rich people, making it inherently unfair, when explained to them. Plus, it doesn't generate enough revenue and retards economic activity.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:46:32 PM PST

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