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It will be different this time

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
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    A BB member PM me with a great question:

    One thing about politics that I don't understand is why, when something has been proven to be a bad idea, do so many people say, "Well, it will be different this time!"

    What are your thoughts about this:

    First, there is always money to be spent on the program, and since the $$ are from taxes and not out of the Congressmans personal pocket - big deal. Second, most of these programs benefit the bottom 70%* of all citizens/residents. Anotherwards the vast majority of voters will benefite which means that the congressman will get reelected.


    * guessmation of stats
    Here is some into digest: http://pw1.netcom.com/~rdavis2/richpay.html
    Second, look at the CY 2005**) a man with a wife and two children can make up to $22,804 before he pays any federal income tax.
    ** The last tax book I have at my fingertips
    #1 Salty, Jun 10, 2007
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