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Irresponsible behavior

March 26, 2013

I am writing concerning the irresponsible behavior of the Republicans and budgetary concerns....

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gavinf56

Mar-27-13 5:15 AM

Jerry, if you are going to be there, let me know.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-26-13 9:09 PM

I run. It's my favorite hobby. Tweet at me if ya want some company. I'm easy to find.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 8:13 PM

Hi Gavin.. thanks for the heads up. I had back surgery 11 years ago, I haven't been much of a runner since. But, I've met a lovely young lady from W'sport who is a runner, she just did a local 5k last weekend. It sounds like the kind of cause we would both support, I'll see if she's free and interested..

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 7:28 PM

Hey Buff,

American Cancer Society 5k Trail Event at Rider Park;

RACE DETAILS · Date: May 4, 2013, 10:00 AM · Schedule: Registration begins at 8 AM, to 9:45 AM. Race begins at 10:00 AM · Timing: 5K run will be using pa runners chip timing Services

I will be there. Sorry for the ot post.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 7:10 PM

As much as I dislike and generally refrain from responding to you bobbie2 , you do realize that you indicated in previous posts that 19 and 5 refer to your physical dimensions, not mine.. hahahaha..

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 7:08 PM

As much as I dislike and generally refrain from responding to you bobbie2 , y

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 6:20 PM

I will agree with you on one thing Buff, it was, in all probability, a political stunt.

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 6:18 PM

Actually Jerry, right now you could say that about both parties.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 5:21 PM

Hi Gavin.. yep, that was essentially my point. His actions were calculated to give the impression that he paid a higher percentage in taxes. And, as is his right, I'm betting that he has subsequently amended his returns to recoup monies, validating the fact that the entire episode was a political stunt. One last tidbit about the twit, if the mitt romney from years past could have made it through the primary process, I would have given him a serious look in terms of my vote and my political support. The one who once supported a women's right to choose, minimum wage reform, an individual mandate and immigrant rights.. the one who also, I have no doubt, has historically been charitable with both his vast financial resources and his time.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-26-13 3:47 PM

Regardless of which facts can be agreed upon and which can not, the underlying point is this, why should anyone trust the GOP to be the champion of fiscal conservatism now, when in the past they've demonstrated the opposite.

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 3:25 PM

Yes BuffYrev1, he did not take all of his deductions for the monies that he DONATED to CHARITY.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 3:19 PM

Hi steelers .. mitt the twit did not take all the deductions he could because he wanted to get the rate he paid up to 13%.. I'm willing to wager that he's since gone back and amended his returns..

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 2:39 PM

Chris, I fully understand what you are saying.

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JohnZook

Mar-26-13 2:13 PM

OK, was this Satire too..................?

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SteelerFan

Mar-26-13 2:06 PM

Why would anyone in their right mind think that paying more to the government is a good thing? Oh, that's right, Dummycrats are not in their right mind.

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 1:52 PM

"No Chris, what I am saying is that if someone doesn't think they are paying enough, they can always voluntarily pay more."

I don't think you're understanding what THEY are saying Gavin. It isn't that they personally should pay more, its that EVERYONE above a certain income level should pay more.

Just to refresh your memory, I brought up that example to rebut your statement:

"Well of course everyone thinks someone else should shoulder the burden Chris."

As I pointed out, that isn't really true. There are plenty of high income people that think they themselves AND everyone else that a top tier income should pay more.

Again, the fact that they follow the law currently, has no bearing on the fact that they support changing the law.

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 1:26 PM

No Chris, what I am saying is that if someone doesn't think they are paying enough, they can always voluntarily pay more.

Don't worry, I don't expect anyone from the Hollywood crowd to lead by example.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 12:32 PM

bobbie2 makes a compelling case against Darwinism..

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 12:30 PM

"You know Chris, those rich Hollywood elites could always pay a little more if they wanted to. I can give them the information on how to do that if they need it."

Are you saying that you think our tax system in the US should be that everyone sets their own rate?

You said everyone wants the other guy to pay more, and I gave you an example of a demographic that wants tax law changed in a way that will require themselves to pay at a higher rate, and your implication is there's something wrong with them for following the current law.

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CarlHiller

Mar-26-13 11:53 AM

Both parties are hacking at the branches and not the roots, simply because they can not (under the current structure) and do not want to fix the problems. Taxes are only a part of the issue. Our economy has been replaced by a consumption economy with consumer spending representing 70% of the U.S. economy. With falling wages American workers can’t and won’t buy, which is the only way to stimulate the economy and increase the flow of money into government coffers. A consumer economy, like a debt based economy (which is also a part of the problem) is based on a continual growth in consumer spending, just like a debt based economy is based on an ever expanding debt base. Without consumers, businesses have no reason to borrow more or spend more. What they do is speculate by buying back their own stock and by mergers and acquisitions, which is exactly what they’re doing today. Since investment income is taxed at a lower rate than wage income, lower amounts of taxes are collected. It is a bi

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Bufftrev1

Mar-26-13 11:34 AM

Hi nobud.. one of the problems with a fair tax is that the only 'fair' rate would have to be the one the lowest wage earners could afford to pay and still afford to live..

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CMReeder

Mar-26-13 11:13 AM

I like this letter!

The right is screwing this country.

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 10:51 AM

You know Chris, those rich Hollywood elites could always pay a little more if they wanted to. I can give them the information on how to do that if they need it.

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CHayes

Mar-26-13 10:34 AM

Pardon me for noticing gavin, but doesn't that knife cut both ways?

Ever notice that people living in poverty don't run the media?

And what about all those pesky, rich "Hollywood elites", that campaign to have their own taxes increased?

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gavinf56

Mar-26-13 10:17 AM

Well of course everyone thinks someone else should shoulder the burden Chris.

It's like eating a **** sandwich, I want someone else to eat it too.

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