The face (and belly) of Occupy
This is a discussion on The face (and belly) of Occupy within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by RemMod597
If his boss is on the up-and-up, then he IS paying income taxes. Pulled already before he gets his paycheck.
December 2nd, 2011 01:33 PM
Depends on his number of dependants and what his deductions are. Even if his employer is taking out income taxes, he may get it all back when he files.
Originally Posted by RemMod597
I condor with you on the wasteful spending. Now, if we could only come up with an universally accepted definition of waste ...
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December 2nd, 2011 06:20 PM
Let me explain it to you:
Originally Posted by ksholder
Healthy economy = Corporation produces product. Corporation hires workers and pays a wage to the workers. Workers have money to buy said product (and other products, real estate, and starts small business?). Cycle repeats.
Unhealthy economy = Corporation produces product. Corporation moves manufacturing of said product overseas. Worker has no job and no money. Worker cant buy product (or any other product). Corporation goes bankrupt and receives a welfare check from the government. Corporations have parties and give out big bonuses. Mitch McConnell raises taxes on workers via payroll tax increase to pay for said welfare check (as of last night). Worker forecloses and loses their home. Banks lose money and need welfare check from government. Banks throw parties and give out big bonus's. Mitch McConnell votes to raise taxes on the would be workers to pay for said welfare check. Workers cant get work to pay for tax increase. Government loses revenue. Banks and corporations still throw parties and pay lobbyists and politicians to keep the money coming. etc etc etc on the down hill spiral.
I can keep going on and on and on...but I think you get the picture.
December 2nd, 2011 06:43 PM
Originally Posted by gunsnroses
Let's put your theory into the business world. You go out for a meal. The meal is over, you ask for the bill.
The server asks, "How much do you have"?
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December 2nd, 2011 07:38 PM
30 TON of Hazardous Waste and garbage removed from Occupy L.A. location by workers wearing HAZMAT protective suits..
Regarding Human Waste:
One of the Occupy people warned a cop... "Don't Walk Over That Way...You'll Step Right In Democracy!"
December 2nd, 2011 08:03 PM
By one man with an antique rifle from the Texas Schoolbook Depository, no less.
Originally Posted by gunthorp
It could be worse!
December 2nd, 2011 08:26 PM
Our current economic/political climate is why I've started "Occupy My Pantry/Gunsafe". Trying to walk that fine line to keep them both full.
December 3rd, 2011 01:42 AM
38%...I don't think so. You neglected to mention state tax, property tax, sales/consumption tax, capital gains tax, just to name a few (more). If you're like the rest of us who actually do pay their "fair" share, it's probably closer to 50% to 55% of your gross income.
Originally Posted by bigmacque
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Ben Franklin
December 3rd, 2011 11:08 AM
I appreciate this argument but it also stimulated a train of thought.
Originally Posted by gunsnroses
If a person or corporation has made millions then they have stimulated the economy. Likely they have been responsible for providing many jobs and have, as a result of spending on a much more grand scale than the average person, paid more taxes in the process than most folks will, and, as a result of their business, they have caused people who have bought their product to pay taxes as well.
It is strange that the elite wealthy are always looked at for what they have by those who have not, but we often fail to realize that if they moved their lives & businesses out of the country, the economic stimulation & jobs they provided would go with them.
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