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  •  so only in a business context... (0+ / 0-)

    how convenient...

    I've had a cost of production for my the tune of a quarter of a million dollars.  My profit derived from my wages and benefits serve to off-set my student loans.  When I wasn't working and taking in less profit, I couldn't pay my loans.  Profits are taxable just like wages.  Do  you really want to argue that wages and profit are not synonomus?

    •  I am prepared to believe you (0+ / 0-)

      when you say you had an inferior education. I think there may have been a problem with application. Do you read books ? If I knew as little as you, I would not be so generous with my comments, especially on a site known to be frequented by educated, well informed posters.

      •  Who said... (0+ / 0-)

        I ever said, I had an inferior hom much...

        My educational bonafides would stack up with most on this board despite coming from a poor background.  That is what my teachers did for me.  They educated me and I was educated at a time when poor parents could rely on public schools to do just that educate, no excuses.

        For your information, I have TWO Bachelors degrees and a Masters degree.  To assume I'm not educated says more about you than me.  I guess you couldn't disprove me point but whatever, YOUR problem not mine.  Sad and pathetic to see you revert to ad homs.

        •  I suggest further (0+ / 0-)

          that the quarter of a million dollars mentioned above was not spent wisely.

          •  Okay... (0+ / 0-)

            that quarter of a million investment made sure that I don't have to subject my kid to public school and can afford private school.  It is well worth it despite immature heckling, lol.

            I see you can't argue my point and instead running away hurling ad homs.  Put your big girl panties on and concede the point or we can go back and forth all day.  

          •  Projection... (0+ / 0-)


            Definition of PROFIT

            1 the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received <after we deducted the cost of sugar, lemons, and paper cups, the profit from a day of lemonade sales was about $20>

            Synonyms earnings, gain, lucre, net, payoff, proceeds, return

            Related Words cleanup, killing, windfall; bottom line; gross, sales; compensation, emolument, income, pay, payment, remittal, requital, salary, wages; interest, return, revenue, yield

            Near Antonyms charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, expense, loss, outgo, outlay

            2 an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property <found that there was a profit in training dogs for rich people>

            Synonyms earnings, gain(s), incoming(s), proceeds, profit, return, revenue, yield

            Related Words killing, windfall; salary, take-home pay, tips, wages; bankroll, capital, coffers, exchequer, finances, funds, money, pocket, pocketbook, resources, wherewithal

            Near Antonyms charge, cost, disbursement, expenditures, expenses, outgo, outlay


            •  Profits (0+ / 0-)

              are the return on capital, wages are the return on labor, or does this distinction elude you as well ? The difference is recognized by your government. Profits are unearned income and wages, tips and salaries are earned income. The two appear on different parts of your tax form and often require separate forms entirely.
              Again, if you envy the riches amassed by school teachers, you probably earn below the median income. $250k might have gotten more earning potential, maybe even a basic economics or accounting course as an elective somewhere along the way.  

    •  Shifting the argument.... (1+ / 0-)
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      you do not address anyone's meaning, but shift to new agendas when you are boxed in. This is called "debate absent good faith" to reach a true statement.

      Without good faith in the ability to come to truth statements, all debate is futile, and in fact counterproductive because it is mere emotion. I dont want to indulge in that.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 09:28:06 AM PDT

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      •  Where did I shift the argument... (0+ / 0-)

        please point to where I shifted.  And I resent your statement that I'm not acting in good faith.  That really cuts me to the core - which I think was your intent - in order to put me on the defensive.

        I'm not falling for it.

        Back up how I shifted and I'm by no means boxed in so stop projecting.

        •  Just re-read the thread. (0+ / 0-)

          You will see it. That's what two bachelor's degrees and one master's degree is good for.

          Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

          by OregonOak on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 10:04:56 AM PDT

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