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    It just goes to show that the wealthiest will always have the upper hand because when it comes right down to it, they control everything and will insure that everything remains in their control. Fool me once, fool me 10,000 times i'm use to it.
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    @Politicskid thats true, they dont control how you or I think, but this country is not run by what you or I think, its run by the people with money, the special intrest groups that everyone of the politicains is beholden to, and its rampant on both sides of the aisle.
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    @Politicskid -heard of facism? Or corporate oligarchy? You're vote doesn't count there, they just make it look like it counts. You still got a lot more to learn before you can vote buddy. You may understand the uncorrupted government of America but that's died long ago. You don't seem to understand how the corporate owned government we have runs.
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    @Politicskid - also read up on corporatocracy and plutocracy, you may learn something about the 'invisible hand' that runs our government.
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    There is a serious problem in this country when the average citizen has to hire someone like H and R Block to figure their taxes and pay a fee for this service, The American tax situation is to complicated and needs to be reformed.
    We shouldnt need an accountant to do our taxes.
    All we need is a truly fair flat tax, Were everyone pays the same No Matter your situation.
    If you are more successful, Well then good for you.
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    Of course they favored the deal. Look at how the stock market has reacted since it passed. Smart rich people know that they make far more in an economy with large economic growth than they do when the economy doesn't grow.
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    I personally hoped for an end to the craziness just for this reason. This keeps the market screwed up. Which it has been bad since 2008. If your taxes are going up or if they aren’t you have to deal with it. This rich poor thing is bad for the country. If you feel this way you are only cheating yourself and probably screwing up your kids. Nobody is responsible for you; but you. All your failures or successes ultimately depend on you. You will have to pay for it, or bathe in your success. Some people are very good at making money. Some people at astoundingly good at spending money, for nothing and being poor.
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    @XLP I have had it with you right wingers complaining about "an end to the craziness keeping the market screwed up". For 10 decades a "good year" in the market was an annual average profit of 5% and now you people seem to think you are entitled to a 300% year to year profit on investment. A pox on Wall street. Make your money the old fashioned way. Earn it.
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    @jessejaymes LOL you have no idea what you are talking about. I would hope the index increases over time, or we are really in bad shape.
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    @XLP 30 years ago 70% of the wealth in America was in the hands of 10% of the people. Today 90% of the wealth is in the hands of 3% of the people. You go right ahead and worry about the "index". I'll worry about when the concentration camps start.
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    You know I once was an orphan. I searched parking lots for change and spent every single cent like it was my last. Because it usually was my last. I eventually stared cleaning parking lots for money. Conserving kept me alive. I was my own great accountant and had nothing to fear because I learned to live. Now I thrive and do have a awesome accountant. With or without the accountant I am not a victim or disabled charity-case of democrat politicians. I have nothing to fear because I will search parking lots for money again if I have to, to survive. I know many more like me, and that is why they show no fear in these matters. I have seen dogs who have more than me at one time in my life – nothing to fear here, it isn’t the accountant or lawyer. You know whats really important to go "forward."
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    @martydotcom Fennel has been located, diced, and is presently enjoying a pleasant simmer and (I hope) a successful group marriage with all those other flavors.
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    So it's selfish to want to keep as much of your money as possible? Better tell that to Al Gore. Liberal logic. Funny stuff.
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    Living in Palm Beach Fl.
    topic of conversation overheard from adjacent table at dinner
    Laughing over increase " hell I donate more to charity than I pay in taxes"
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    The wealthy know what DC "cliff diving" amounts to: bad dinner theater. Nothing really changes; more accounting trickery, more off-shore sheltering. Let it pass, then back to the business of business.
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    I dont know about the rest of the country, but here in FL the districts are a veritable masterpiece of gerrymandering, thus rendering the thought of a "wealthy district" moot.
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    @martydotcom -I hit enter too soon, I live in Tea Party Central (shudders), I am just north of The Villages and just east of Ocala.
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    I think it makes sense. I really don't think that they're more concerned about paying 3.5% more in taxes than they are about consumer confidence. If the public isn't going to feel like buying anything (which would happen if there was no deal), that's going to hurt much more.
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