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Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

Now that your party, or at least some of your party has some influence now and has hopes for 2012. What is it you want or hope for? Please don't reduce your ideas to less government, less regulation, less taxes, blah, blah........we already know that. Can you name something SPECIFIC that you hope will be accomplished.

 

For instance, instead of saying "I want taxes lowered," you might say "I want an across the board tax cut by 3% and all government agencies to have their budgets cut by 5%."

 

I'll make a prediction. You don't know what you want and you will not be able to move past the generalized rhetoric. Personally, I'd be for an across the board appropriations cut if taxes are to be cut, but I am a LIBERAL & a BACKER (or so I have been told).

 

I am just sort of sick of all the whining without many ideas on what you want, so I thought I would ask. What are your specific ideas? Any...only generalizations?

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Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

GOOD LUCK!!

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Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

1) fiscal responsibility.

2) drain the swamp

3) hope

4) change

5)changed tone in Washington DC.

 

Hey, it worked in 06 and 08.

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Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

Hey Knapper, I want Obamacare repealed that will save money, lives and create a atmosphere of certainty for business to flourish. I want the Bush tax cuts made permanent no more no less for more certainty for investors. I want no inheritance taxes, they`re not fair, that money was already taxed. I want no amnesty for illegals, we can`t afford `em. I want no gun control, no need to explain. I want no gay marriage...period!  I want don`t ask don`t tell in place, it`s the best we can do living in 2010 Gomorrah. I want only Judges that know the Constitution appointed, the kind that only Republicans appoint. Cut military a little, cut farm subsidies alot, we don`t need `em and will do our part. Raise SS retirement age a little, means test. NO Cap/trade or any business hurting regulations!! Folks, thee only way out of this mess is growth, it won`t really work but it kicks the can further down the road and I really don`t forward to starving and freezing to death. I can`t get anymore specific on how the Republicans will save the country til you get more specific on how they will try to destroy it in the next 2 years  Smiley Happy 

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Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

As long as we are dreamin. I want the US out of the UN and the UN building sold for the highest dollar. Even if they turn it into a mosque it will be less hostile to the US that the current occupants. Abolish the federal reserve also. If not that at least an audit. Let's find out where the TARP money and the porkulus money went.

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Amen Brother!! nt

nt   Smiley Happy

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Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

No your estate has not already been taxed. If you bought a farm for $1000 per acre and its' value has increased to $6000 per acre, you have not paid taxes on the gain. If that farm is as small as 80 acres there is $400K of capItal gain that has never been taxed.

 

Stock holders all over the nation have held stocks for decades ad in many cases have millions of untaxed growth. why do we want to tax labor and ignore investor gains/ Don't you think that workers dollars are just as precious as an investors profit?

 

THe investor has already enjoyed the benfit of tax postponement. Capital gains unrealized until the asset is sold. Upon death, the asset changes hands to new owners.s that not the time to call that tax liability due and payable/

 

If we exclude some income from taxation, the the income we do tax must be taxed at a higher rate.

 

I think the already been taxed is a pitiful argument for folks that don't want to pay taxes.

Senior Contributor

Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

This is EXACTLY what I didn't ask for. Generality only. NO speifics, 3020. I expected nonetheless from you. Pediction come true.

Senior Contributor

Re: Ok GOP'ers, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Non-Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Christian Purists

A little betterr on this one 3020. More specific. Abolish the Federal Reserve. TARP was a Bush program, but still it would be good to know where the money went. Stimulus too - disclosure is good. I am not sure how much this would help, but is it really your core goal?

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It`s tax on inflation, Don

Let`s say you had $80,000 in 1975 you could buy 80 acres or 20 cars at $4,000 each. Fast forward to 2010 your 80 acres is worth $480,000, but cars sell for $30,000 each you can now only buy 16 cars. Why should you or your heirs pay tax on top of losing the purchasing power of 4 cars? It`s not the farmer or businessman`s fault the gov`t inflated the currency.