Comments on: If the answer is $2.3 trillion, can you guess the question? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1122442 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:31:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1122442 EndlessIke wrote:
The United States has never been a democracy. It’s a Republic. Retake civics.

Bravo! I had momentarily pondered commenting on the “free market economy”belief but, wisely reconsidered, after stifling some insane laughter, and the thought that somehwere in the background the comment-scooch is quietly moderating posts and discussions.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1122441 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:30:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1122441 @EndlessIke wrote:
The United States has never been a democracy. It’s a Republic. Retake civics.

Bravo! I had momentarily pondered commenting on the “free market economy”belief but, wisely reconsidered, after stifling some insane laughter, and the thought that somehwere in the background the comment-scooch is quietly moderating posts and discussions.

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By: hometown http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1122068 Sat, 05 Dec 2015 03:12:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1122068 Pharoah: Mongolia.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121965 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:44:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121965 UgoneHearMe writes: “Time for a Million-armed-man-march on DC and make a new govt. like the Founding Fathers would.”

Actually, the founding fathers were generally from England. And they never marched on England’s capital (London). They just moved across the ocean to the woods and started their own thing with a bunch of slaves. And then killed all the Indians who got in the way. No million-man march.

Maybe you guys could move to Sierra Leone? Start your utopia there?

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By: zim_06 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121935 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:30:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121935 The eventual answer is to return to where we were about 40 years ago, witha tax of about 90% on the wealthiest. The bottom line is that the hardwired behavior in all of us is to seek more and more for ourselves. The problem with that fundamental behavior being tide to possession of extreme wealth is that the individual then has the ability to subvert society into a money funneling machine for their own benfit at the expense of society. Ultimately, people feel when things are unfair and become more lawless when they are. It comes from the unspoken bargain of society- i’ll play by the rules if this society provides a life worth living-

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By: UgoneHearMe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121926 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:46:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121926 We have TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, which last time I checked caused a revolution. The IRS are ruthless thugs who take your house and car if you don’t pay, yet WE HAVE ZERO SAY IN WHAT THE BUREAUCRATS SPEND OUR TAXES ON- ZERO.

They drone murder civilians in Pakistan, AFghanistan, Iraq, Syria, making AMERICANS TARGETS of TERRORISTS. AND THEY have armed guards then want to tell us we cannot be armed. The HYPOCRISY is STUNNING.

Time for a Million-armed-man-march on DC and make a new govt. like the Founding Fathers would.

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By: Het_Russ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121878 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:05:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121878 If the problem is as serious as you say, why only a ‘modest’ wealth tax? The author’s interest is not in reducing inequality, only in accruing more power to the state. Socialism by the back door/death by a thousand small cuts.

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By: Ephphatha http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121821 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 03:55:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121821 “It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

Proverbs 16:19

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By: Heyoka http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121817 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 23:35:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121817 A republic is supposed to offer representative democracy. And this one certainly does. Of the .1% by the 1% supported in large part by the top 5 or 10% that comprise the trustee class, including but not limited to major media moguls and their paid “journalists” and those in academia paid to lie by their corporate funded thinktank sponsors.

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By: EndlessIke http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/03/if-the-answer-is-2-3-trillion-can-you-guess-the-question/#comment-1121808 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 19:53:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45139#comment-1121808 The United States has never been a democracy. It’s a Republic. Retake civics.

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