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#1 Unbelievable. You think most Americans agree that's fair?
Please remind me who they voted for again?
Posted by gorb 2012-11-16 03:06||
#2 Well, since half the population don't have paychecks, it makes a kind of sense.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-16 03:58||
#3 January 1, will come and go and no one will have done anything. Both sides will blame the other. That was always the plan.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-16 05:34||
#4 Of course! Because those who sit on their fat asses and don't work by CHOICE deserve just as much as what you work your ass off for every day.
(yes, I do think I need a /SARC tag here...)
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-16 07:47||
There are explicit and implicit taxes and to detrmine the exact amount paid is virtually impossible to calculate. In the end what ever you think you are paying it is most likely more!
Posted by airandee 2012-11-16 10:03||
#6 What can go wrong with a plan where the half who produce give half of what they earn to the half who don't work? It is genius I tell you.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-16 10:51||
#7 I sit on my ass, not by choice, there's the rub.
I'm handicapped and on medicare, again, not my choice, I'd rather be making things(Machinist) or fixing things (Master Mechanic)but instead a few Strokes will that it to you, so I sit.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-11-16 15:31||
#8 I'm sorry RJ. I'm also on Medicare dealing with a few problems too. There are many who are legitimately in need of help. If the system had been run right, it would have worked for people for quite some time. The money paid in has never been protected and managed well. Our federal government has not been fiscally responsible. There are people who milk the system. I know of a young lady who borrowed a couple of hundred thousand in student loans and has no intention of paying any of it back. She thinks it is OK to game the system. I heard about another guy who bought a duplex with student loans and yet another who bought a new Audi with student loans. There are healthcare providers who engage in fraud. There other forms of abuse of these systems. That does not seem right. We need some reforms in government or we are going the way of Greece.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-16 16:14||