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#1 Posted on 27.10.02 1041.37
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Some of the more liberal people on this board might just put this off as paranoid libertarian rhetoric, but... I'm not so sure.
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#2 Posted on 27.10.02 1216.24
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A few things that caught my eye...

By the way --- you should know that there is an imputed income bill in the Congress. It’s about child support, not home mortgages. If you’re a deadbeat dad who owes back child support you would, under this law, have to add the amount of your arrearage to your taxable income and pay taxes on it. Fact is, you’ve already paid taxes on this income once. The bill would just punish you for not forking it over to the ex wife by making you pay tax on it a second time. Today, child support. Tomorrow, that money you could be making if you would only rent your home instead of live in it.

This makes me just feel so bad for deadbeat dads. /sarcasm

As Democrats work diligently for more control over our economy and increase levels of income redistribution many high-achieving Americans are making plans to run. The greater the confiscation of wealth becomes the more people start looking for other countries in which to base their businesses. Democrats have a “secret plan” to impose confiscatory taxes on any Americans who try to move their wealth or their business interests out of this country.

He goes into at least some detail about all the other 'secret plans', so why not this one?

Those who value and celebrate the worth of the individual and of individual freedom generally believe that the individual should be permitted to own and bear arms. Those who put the power of government over and above the power of the individual would just as soon see the individual unarmed. Armed individuals are, of course, a threat to tyranny.

And a threat to EVERYONE ELSE. But that's just me.

Basically, if the Democrats get into power, and do any or all of the things on this list, I see one of two things happening. Either the voters like what they're doing, and keep them in power, or they don't like it, and vote Republican. If the majority rules, and these changes are made, then doesn't it have the approval of the people at the time?

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#3 Posted on 27.10.02 1912.31
Reposted on: 27.10.09 1913.12
One thing that I can tell you definitely is paranoia with no basis in reality is the "secret plan" for taxing 401k's and, especially, taxing pensions. This would piss off the labor unions, and especially the public-sector unions, to absolutely no end, as that's where a heck of a lot of pension money is.

The other stuff is more pie-in-the-sky hopes of liberal interest groups than anything congress would actually implement, even with a Democratic majority in the house. Some, (such as making payroll taxes more progressive), are a lot closer than others (there is no way the home mortgage interest deduction would be ever be eliminated. And anyway, Democrats will usually support any incentive to homeownership. If anything they would want to expand the credit to those who don't itemize, like the student loan interest deduction).

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