1. Spookycolt

    What tax rate do you consider fair for the wealthy?

    Has Obama said what he wants this to be? Or how about the liberals that post here. What rate do you think the wealthy should pay to meet their obligation of fair share and why do you pick that number?
  2. Divine Wind

    Developing a Fair and Just culture

    There is lots of discussion on this forum about the way our government(s) should go. Much of it is conflicted. We have Conservatives preaching individual freedom for all yet advocating oppression for those with whom they disagree (e.g., gays, Muslims). We have Liberals who preach individual...
  3. Sgt Meowenstein

    Fox's new 'fair and balanced' Obama video

    'Fox]'Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (VIDEO) And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad (VIDEO) "Fox and Friends" aired a remarkable four-minute video on its Wednesday show. The video, which the hosts of the show advertised as taking a "look back" at...
  4. meridian5455

    Turn-about is fair play.

    Top 10 Good Things About Obama's Presidency Top 10 Good Things About Obama’s Presidency - HUMAN EVENTS Top 10 Good Things About Obama's Presidency
  5. Blackbeard

    it's only right that we ask everyone to pay their fair share

    National Taxpayers Union - Who Pays Income Taxes? Using 2009 as an example, I like this year as it was Obama's first year in office, when "asking everyone to pay their fair share" became the feed they put down for you liberals to graze on. Let's take a look; Top 1% paid nearly 37% of all...
  6. Mr. Neo-Con

    Fair share?

    T. Boone Pickens says he has no idea what the Annointed One is talking about when he says that the rich should pay their fair share. And, he's right! What does that mean? What is that? I mean, the rich pay most of the taxes in America already. So, are they to give everything they...
  7. T

    Speaking of taxes: MY idea of a fair tax system

    (CAUTION: this long post is pure fantasy!) (I wrote this in 2006) Like many people, I have been thinking about the grossly inefficient and eminently unfair way we levy federal taxes on income. Every now and then, this topic comes up, especially in an election year, when most Presidential...
  8. Macduff

    State Fair: Not so foreign to exchange students

    State Fair: Not so foreign to exchange students | StarTribune.com
  9. michaelr

    "Beat Whitey Night" At Iowa State Fair

    "Beat Whitey Night" At Iowa State Fair Police say it's 'very possible' attacks near fairgrounds had racial overtones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qeMslmDBxY Not much mention on the news hey?? Well you sure as hell would have non-stop coverage had the tables been turned. Our fair...
  10. angryamerican

    Fair and Balanced and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

    Fox News..Bought and Paid for.. Last weekend, at the right-wing Constitutional Coalition’s annual conference in St. Louis, Joseph Farah, publisher of the far right WorldNetDaily, blasted Fox News for its relationship with Alwaleed. Farah noted correctly that Alwaleed had boasted in the past...
  11. Dr Sampson Simpson

    Rich benefit more from tax money, thus paying more is fair?

    I'm sure many may agree and disagree, but the rich do pay more in taxes as they make more money. Wouldn't it suffice that they benefit the most from that tax money? They possess more assets that are protected for them by laws, police, and military. THey have an educated populace to get their...
  12. S

    Fair tax, (i.e. consumption taxation

    It’s economically more desirable to tax consumption rather than income. I am dubious of both the political and economic feasibility of replacing our entire, (both individual and corporate) income tax revenues with a consumption tax. It is certainly financially imprudent to attempt it in a...
  13. B

    Clinton: 'The rich are not paying their fair share'

    I don't get the view Clinton lays out here. We have a situation where there is high unemployment in the country and that equates to the wealthy not paying enough taxes?
  14. G

    Fair Sentence?

    Last year, my elderly neighbor's daughter in law, granddaughter and the granddaughter's friend burned to death in a vehicle accident not a mile from our homes. The woman who hit them was high on Oxy. The woman was sentenced today. She recieved 2-10 years to run concurrent on three counts...
  15. Rasselas

    What's fair?

    This link is a blog summarizing the results of a study of attitudes about economic fairness in a wide variety of people's around the world. The study showed that humans tend toward a more equitable distribution of goods between themselves and a stranger in societies with developed markets and...
  16. Sparta

    Monsanto's Harvest of Fear (Vanity Fair)

    I thought this would be interesting reading given the recent SCOTUS ruling. Monsanto already dominates America's food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation's tactics-ruthless legal battles against small...
  17. Bluesguy

    Make the rich pay their fair share!!

    When are we finally going to make the rich pay their fairshare? The latest numbers are out "The top 1% of taxpayers officially paid 40.4% of total federal income taxes. This is the highest percentage in modern history. Compare that number to twenty years prior (1987) when the top 1% of...
  18. C

    Isn’t our financial crisis fair warning?

    Isn’t our financial crisis fair warning? To the self-actualizing self-learner who has studied briefly the high points in human history the prospect of ever comprehending the human condition seems overwhelming. Where to begin? Perhaps some comprehension as to why the ancients could only...
  19. R

    I went to a fair tax rally today...

    And what struck me was the abcence of democrats at the rally. The fair tax eliminates the income tax and only taxes purchases of goods at a higher rate then goods are taxed at now. So, the people that buy more goods will be taxed more, and the ones that buy less will be taxed less.... This...
  20. S

    Gasp! - Rich Paying Fair Share

    A liberal pillar of the media is taking a decidedly conservative position. The Washington Post says in an editorial that the wealthy already are pulling their weight when it comes to taxes. “In 2006, the top 20 percent of earners paid 70 percent of all federal taxes. On average, they...