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6/2/2020 2:34:59 PM
Posted: 1/8/2003 9:47:37 AM EDT
Kill this poll...CNN..Will Bush plan help economy?

Yes   43%    
No, the benefits go to the wrong people 48%    
No, it doesn't go far enough.   9%
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:07:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2003 10:07:19 AM EDT by SHIVAN]
I hit it. [headbang]
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:08:35 AM EDT
Voting "yes" wont change the truth, which is "no".
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:13:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2003 10:15:20 AM EDT by RAMBOSKY]
I voted for Bush and will do it again, but....
the tax package is going to the wrong people.

The middle and lower income people need the majority of the tax cut.  Big business is riddled with greedy scandles.

Where's the priority!


Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:15:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Voting "yes" wont change the truth, which is "no".
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Do I hear a Daschle?
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:15:08 AM EDT
Now you have a crystal ball? [rofl]

You sure?

Depends on what indicators you look at.  It also is intertwined with any more moves by the Fed Reserve.  War?  Anything else you care to throw in the mix?

I think it won't hurt the chances. I think it needs more, but I think it will likely bring it above where it is right now.  In concert with several other things happening that is.....luck of the draw.

Link Posted: 1/8/2003 10:22:28 AM EDT
If the top 10% of wage earners pay over 50% of the tax and the bottom 40% pay none. Then how should tax relief????

The Truth about Taxes
by Anonymous

Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner.
The bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men-the poorest-would pay nothing;
The fifth would pay $1:
The sixth would pay $3;
The seventh $7;
The eighth $12;
The ninth $18.

The tenth man-the richest-would pay $59.

That's what they decided to do. The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement-until one day, the owner threw them a curve.

"Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20."

So now dinner for the ten only cost $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes.

So the first four men were unaffected. They would still eat for free. But what about the other six-the paying customers?

How could they divvy up the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his "fair share?"

The six men realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would end up being *paid* to eat their meal.

So the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with a bill of $52 instead of his earlier $59.

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free.

But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man.

He pointed to the tenth. "But he got $7!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man.

"Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night he didn't show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They were $52 short!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college instructors, is how the tax system works.

The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction.

Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up at the table anymore.

Unfortunately, Liberals cannot grasp this straight-forward logic!
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