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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    They do seem to lift yachts, if they are big enough. The trouble is, even if is only 97% big enough, they don’t get the prize.
    I feel sorry for those people who think money bys happiness, it helps, but those truly driven to have the most have an addiction much like a gambler that can’t stop.
    Even more they are like hoarders.
    I don’t like them though because they are so sure that only they are worthy.
    Look at Gandi, I doubt if he would choose money over all that he had.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Breaking news: In China Bo Xilai was found guilty of all charges.
    In the US, Republicans voted to defund Bo the water dog saying he needed to get a job.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    What you and others do not seem to realize is that the percentage of their actual wealth that the wealthy pay is no more (and may even be less) than the percentage of the wages and wealth of the middle class and working poor. In fact, from a pure wealth stand point, the top 0.4% of the wealthy own some 40% of the wealth of this nation, and the bottom 40% own some 0.4%. So, just who should be paying the largest percentage of the federal taxes? Especially, as it is those very federal taxes that have built much (if not most) of the very infrastructure of this great country that the wealthy have depended upon to help generate the very wealth that they so enjoy.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Nope, a rising tide lifts all “boats” maybe.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I see you are jealous of those that are successful. Take a gander at the 2013 report on who pays taxes.

    So I suppose that you think those that work hard, become successful, grow a business, employ people, provide them with a wage and benefits should be punished by giving up the wealth they earned to the government so that the government can then play benefactor and distribute that wealth to those it deems should get it?

    What would you say if you were told you do not qualify for a health care subsidy and will have to pay the tax instead?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    A "proverb’ then is not the “original” thinking of Kennedy. Further “research” (and very little at that) shows this:

    In his memoir Counselor: A Life At The Edge Of History, Kennedy’s speechwriter Ted Sorensen reveals that the phrase was not one of his or the president’s own fashioning. It was in his first year working for Kennedy (during JFK’s tenure in the Senate), when Mr. Sorensen was trying to tackle economic problems in New England, that he happened upon the phrase. He writes that he noticed that “the regional chamber of commerce, the New England Council, had a thoughtful slogan: ‘A rising tide lifts all the boats.’” From then on, JFK would borrow the slogan often. Sorensen highlights this as an example of quotes mistakenly attributed to President Kennedy.

    I liked Kennedy event though he was sired by mobsters who took advantage of the poor to build their wealth during prohibition….just sayin’

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago


    I merely presented the facts. It is you who are assuming that I am jealous of anybody. Usually you are a thinking conservative, and making such an assumption about another poster is not something I would expect from you.

    I am perfectly happy with my own existence, and therefore am not in the least jealous of the wealthy. However, when I see the excesses to which many (if not most) of the wealthy take their wealth, when I can easily see the many things that their wealth could do to truly help many other Americans in their need, then I get at least somewhat peevish when I see people making statements about how much those same poor wealthy have to pay in federal income taxes.

    There are those wealthy and vastly wealthy for whom I do have a great deal of respect for: such as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates for founding a foundation that does so much good for humanity, let alone Americans. Then there are those such as Elon Musk and Paul Allen that are using their great wealth gained from the digital revolution to bring back the aerospace industry (especially the space side) to America. As far as I am concerned people like them that are truly already contributing to America with their great wealth should be paying a minimum of taxes to the federal government.

    If I were to post all of my thoughts on such a subject, then I would probably have even longer posts than your usual ones. However, as I have said, at least you are a thinking conservative. And like mikefive and RT, I do have respect for that, even when I disagree with your views. I personally am neither liberal nor conservative, and try to examine each issue on its own merits, one way or the other. I am also a left over 1960’s middle class blue collar aerospace working technocrat, with admittedly some hippy leanings. Sorry, if that offends some of our more ultra conservative posters, but that is the simple truth!

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