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Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 1216

Then, once you've demonstrated a better than, say, seventy percent probability that you're not such a complete fuckup that you'll destroy an entire company before the top shareholders can grab their loot, you'll be handed the seven- to eight-figure salary position.

And if you do demonstrate that you're a complete fuckup and destroy multiple companies, and a coke problem and a drunk driver, you may instead be handed a Texas governorship and a mere six-figure salary position as president of the United States. Only the not-total-fuckups get the more valuable seven- to eight-figure salary positions.

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Comment Re:find a way around (Score 1) 1216

because those taxes were fictitious?

In 1981 the top tax rate was 70%, and kicked in at $108,300 for individuals and $215,400 for couples. That's hardly "fictitious". We also cut capital gains taxes, which pretty much only apply to the wealthy, which is why Mitt Romney with a net worth of a quarter billion dollars paid a lower tax rate than his secretary. That's not "fictitious".

Under Reagan the overall tax burden (all taxes paid by all Americans, divided all income of all Americans) ranged between 29.2% and 31.1%. In 2010 the overall tax burden was about 26.9%. So overall taxes are down, taxes on the wealthy are WAY down, and taxes on the poor and middle class are up.

For the last thirty years we have been shifting taxes off of the rich and onto the poor and middle class. That's Wealth Redistribution. Government tax changes over the last 30 years is exactly why the rich have been getting richer while the poor and middle class have been getting poorer, and the economy has stagnated. A strong middle class is the core driver of the economy.... the middle class 200+ million majority having money to spend is what drives the economy. And the middle class has been systematically decimated under delusional Trickledown-Economics Wealth Redistribution.

Most liberal/progressives want very high taxes

WTF delusional "very high taxes"? In 1981 we had a top rate of 70%.... and now we have ignorant idiots are screaming that a 30-odd percent top tax rate is "socialism" and "wealth redistribution". Well, they're half right, 30-odd percent *is* wealth redistribution, from the poor and middle class to the wealthy. It's ludicrous to call 30-odd percent or even 40-odd percent to be "very high taxes" when we had 70% top rate while Saint Reagan was president.

Most liberal/progressives want very high taxes on the other guy.

Google "raise my taxes".
Google says About 830,000 results.
Results for page 1&2:
Raise My Taxes, Please! - James Kwak - The Atlantic
Google Millionaire Tells Obama: 'Raise My Taxes, Please ...
Please Raise My Taxes Says This Millionaire - CNBC.com
'Raise my taxes,' town hall attendee tells Obama - Los Angeles Times
Wealthy Man Asks Obama 'Please Raise My Taxes' - ABC News
Question to Obama: "Would you please raise my taxes?" - CBS News
'Would you please raise my taxes?' | Nealz Nuze | www.wsbradio.com
Former Googler Asks Obama: Please Raise My Taxes! - Forbes
Buffett: I beg you to raise my taxes - Politico Staff - POLITICO.com
Raise My Taxes, Mr. President! - The Daily Beast
Daily Kos: So, I voted to raise my taxes * photo diary *
Rich man to Obama: 'Please raise my taxes' - USA Today
'Raise My Taxes,' Town-Hall Participant Tells Obama -- VIDEO ...
Dow Chemical chief: Raise my taxes too - Nov. 18, 2011 - CNN Money
Warren Buffett: Please, Raise My Taxes : The Two-Way : NPR
Audience Member Asks Obama: 'Would You Please Raise My Taxes ...
Tell President Obama: Don't Raise My Taxes | Heritage Action for ...
15000 Illinois Protesters Chant "Raise My Taxes" - Mish's Global ...
Jay-Z says President Obama can raise taxes as Congress debates ...
A millionaire for higher taxes - Washington Post

Else why would all the wealthy people who are in congress ever pass taxes like that?

Ummmm..... how about because their job is to help the nation, help the economy, benefit the American people?

Oh, I'm sorry, I'm living in a fantasy land where politicians make some attempt to do their jobs and strengthen the country. Better than living in some fantasy land where cutting total taxes and cutting the top rate from 70% to 30-odd percent is "very high taxes", and where ideology is more important than economic reality, where ideology is more important than deficit and the debt, where ideology is more important than middle class majority American households struggling to pay their bills. Because somehow lowering the top tax rate, and shifting the tax burden and debt burden off off billionaires and onto the poor and middle class will magically cause money to rain down from billionaire-heaven onto everyone else. It's an exact mirror image of the blind faith ideology of Marxist Utopia. Massively shifting the tax burden off of the rich has been tried over the last thirty years, and it has proven to be a failure. It's been a massive government wealth redistribution program, robbing the poor and decimating the middle class to turn a few millionaires into billionaires.

Cutting the top tax rate from 70 percent to 30-odd percent has been a government Welfare handout to billionaires.

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Comment Re:Double standards... (Score 2) 710

And evolutionists do not want students to think critically when it comes to evolution.
Cuts both ways, that knife does.

It's the creationist side wielding the knife to cut Critical Thinking skills from education, and the science side fighting to defend and promote critical thinking in education.
A Google on oppose teaching " critical thinking skills" returns the following page of links:

Texas GOP's 2012 Platform Opposes Teaching Of 'Critical Thinking ...
Jun 29, 2012 ... The Republican Party of Texas' recently adopted 2012 platform contains a plank
that opposes the teaching of "critical thinking skills" in schools.
talkingpointsmemo.com/.../texas-gop-s-2012-platform-opposes-teaching-of- critical-thinking-skills - 50k - Cached - Similar pages

Texas GOP rejects 'critical thinking' skills. Really. - The Answer ...
Jul 9, 2012 ... Knowledge-Based Education â" We oppose the teaching of Higher Order
Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and ...
www.washingtonpost.com/...critical-thinking-skills.../gJQAHNpFXW_blog. html - Similar pages

Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills ...
Jul 7, 2012 ... The Texas GOP's hidden curriculum against critical thinking and other ... Texas
GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in ...
truth-out.org/.../10144-texas-gop-declares-no-more-teaching-of-critical- thinking-skills-in-texas-public-schools - 62k - Cached - Similar pages

Texas GOP chair explains controversial "critical thinking" platform ...
Knowledge-Based Education â" We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS ...
http://www.kvue.com/news/Texas-GOP-chair-explains-controversial-critical-thinking-platform-language-163615606.html

The Terrifying Texas GOP Platform - Forbes
Jul 1, 2012... with the portion that opposes the âoeteaching of Higher Order Thinking Skillsâ and
âoecritical thinking skills.â Although a partial retraction followed, ...
www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2012/07/.../texas-gop-platform/ - 115k - Cached - Similar pages

Texas GOP Platform opposes teaching "Critical Thinking Skills"
Jun 27, 2012 ... This kind of stuff I expect from know-nothing Republicans, but opposing the
teaching of critical thinking skills in schools? Who needs critical ...
www.dailykos.com/.../-Texas-GOP-Platform-to-ban-teaching-Critical- Thinking-Skills-in-schools-The-stupid-IT-BURNS - 158k - Cached - Similar pages

Gail Collins says Texas GOP platform calls for schools to ... - PolitiFact
Aug 11, 2012 ... We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values
clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply ...
www.politifact.com/.../gail-collins-says-texas-gop-platform-calls-schools/ - 40k - Cached - Similar pages

No Comment Necessary: Texas GOP's 2012 Platform Opposes ...
Jun 29, 2012 ... We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values
clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply ...
takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/.../no-comment-necessary-texas-gops-2012- platform-opposes-teaching-critical-thinking-skills/ - 61k - Cached - Similar pages

Half True: What Politifact Got Wrong About the GOP and Critical ...
Aug 18, 2012 ... Knowledge-Based Education â" We oppose the teaching of Higher Order
Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and ...
www.austinchronicle.com/.../half-true-what-politifact-got-wrong-about-the- gop-and-critical-thinking/ - 129k - Cached - Similar pages

GOP Opposes Critical Thinking - The Austin Chronicle
        Jun 27, 2012 ... "Knowledge-Based Education â" We oppose the teaching of Higher Order
        Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and ...
        www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/.../gop-opposes-critical-thinking/ - 127k - Cached - Similar pages

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Comment Re:Lab (Score 4, Funny) 72

Obama's Social Security Number begins 042, a which is only issued to Connecticut residents.
This Social Security Number was issued in the late 1970's.
Lyme Disease was first identified in Connecticut in.... you guess it... the late 1970's.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Obviously Obama created Lyme Disease in a lab in the 1970's, as part of his plan to manufacture fake evidence of evolution, to turn Americans away from God, to ensure he'd be able to usurp the Presidency of the United States after the new Millennium arrived.

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Comment Re:It's a shame homophobephobes won't see it (Score 1) 732

The Streisand Effect certainly draws additional attention to something, but attention doesn't necessarily equate to paying-customer. In this case the movie already approaches a saturation level of publicity, and informing people of Orson Scott Card's extremely offensive bigotry certainly can reduce the number of paying customers. Like it or not, a rapidly rising percentage of the population consider anti-gay bigotry to similarly as offensive as anti-black bigotry. Most people rather avoid socializing with or giving money to bigots.

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Comment Re:It's a shame homophobephobes won't see it (Score 1) 732

Marriage is not a right, has nothing to do with love.

Marriage has nothing to do with love, sure, the government should issue marriage licenses to applicants without attempting to examine whether they are in love or not.
Marriage is not a right, sure, the government doesn't have to issue marriage licenses to anyone.

However if the government is issuing marriage licenses (and it is!) then the government CANNOT discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable marriage applications based upon the races, genders, or religions of those applicants.

So..... if you're suggesting that "marriage is not a right" is some sort of relevant argument or justification here for denying some marriage applications, then I'm going to point out that you're a bigoted fucktard for posting an anti-interracial marriage argument.

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