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I guess this is another fake deal by Trump?

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The proof where our "poor population" are starving to death?

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Yes. Please "be done."

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Bread lines are a good thing (Bernie Sanders).

 

Can't dispute that.

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5 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Oops. The quote was purposefully misleading.

Bernie said, ""You know, it's funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food," Sanders said. "That's a good thing. In other countries people don't line up for food. The rich get the food, and the poor starve to death."

It is not possible to have a discussion. I'm done!

It isn't possible to take posters seriously, who use a quote from 1985, and apply it to a presidential candidate who is running in 2019, and currently holds office.

But I have never taken this particular poster seriously.

It is all just fun and games!

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34 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

They tried (and are trying).

"The abrupt reversal enraged some supporters of the "head" tax, who argued that wealthy corporations in the city can afford to pay more to address homelessness. The measure, passed unanimously by the city council last month, levied a $275-per-employee tax on companies with at least $20 million in gross annual revenue (Washington Post, 2018)."

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/12/seattle-backs-off-tax-to-help-homeless-after-amazon-business-groups-mount-fierce-opposition/?utm_term=.bfe981436890

Thanks for the clarification that it was about taxation.

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15 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Bread lines are a good thing (Bernie Sanders).

 

Can't dispute that.

I agree with Sanders.  It's a good thing when people help out those more unfortunate.  I've participated in serving the homeless in this community many times.  Churches all around the country do this.  It is indeed a good thing that there are bread lines.  

The sad thing to me is that there are bread lines in the first place.  

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Just now, Tweety said:

Thanks for the clarification that it was about taxation.

I view them as mere nomenclature. "Companies must pay more."

And I really wonder why.

If the public (consumers) see evil in companies..why are they using the product(s) made by those companies?

And we already have labor laws and laws that prevent people (organizations) from wrongdoings.

 

Who are we (consumers) to start determining..that a company (or an individual) is making "too much money?" 

 

I do believe we are united in this one aspect though. 🙂 We all want success.

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53 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Do we have bread lines here in this nation like the U.S.S.R where one product is offered? Well, unless you're Bernie Sanders who thinks it's a good thing: "Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1985 praised countries where people "line up for food," calling breadlines a "good thing (Washington Beacon, 2019)."

https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-breadlines-are-a-good-thing/

 

We have choices. LOTS of choices when it comes to:

Food, Health Care, and Energy.

Perhaps you have many choices where you live with your income and employment benefits. Is it arrogant to assume that your individual experience is universal?

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1 minute ago, Tweety said:

I agree with Sanders.  It's a good thing when people help out those more unfortunate.  I've participated in serving the homeless in this community many times.  Churches all around the country do this.  It is indeed a good thing that there are bread lines.  

The sad thing to me is that there are bread lines in the first place.  

The main difference is:

One side is trying to "force" charity while the other side is giving charity with their free will.

Look at our Churches and the Religious organizations. Look at the (yes, the "evil"GOP members) conservatives side. Do they not also act "charitable?"

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Just now, KonichiwaRN said:

I view them as mere nomenclature. "Companies must pay more."

And I really wonder why.

If the public (consumers) see evil in companies..why are they using the product(s) made by those companies?

And we already have labor laws and laws that prevent people (organizations) from wrongdoings.

 

Who are we (consumers) to start determining..that a company (or an individual) is making "too much money?" 

 

I do believe we are united in this one aspect though. 🙂 We all want success.

 

As I've mentioned before many consumers are conscious consumers.  A poster here that is not a capitalist doesn't use Amazon.  Amazon paid no federal taxes and while they aren't "evil" this bothers some people.

Many people do indeed vote with their wallets.  Many conservatives boycott Starbucks.  I personally try to buy environmentally friendly plant based products.  I try to pay attention to what companies are doing to the environment, to animals, and to gay people (as I am gay myself).

 

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1 minute ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Perhaps you have many choices where you live with your income and employment benefits. Is it arrogant to assume that your individual experience is universal?

I'm not saying my individual experience is universal. Going to steal a line from the side of the conservatives and say..

Lots of "poor people" are trying to come here to our nation. They can make it here.

 

This nation is still the "house on the hill" where everyone looks up to. 🙂

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2 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

The main difference is:

One side is trying to "force" charity while the other side is giving charity with their free will.

Look at our Churches and the Religious organizations. Look at the (yes, the "evil"GOP members) conservatives side. Do they not also act "charitable?"

I think that Seattle trying to tax wealthy corporations and use that tax to combat homelessness is one thing.  Equating that with "forcing charity" is another.  

"Forcing charity" is not a widespread practice that I'm aware of.  But you can be outraged at whatever you choose.

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Just now, Tweety said:

 

As I've mentioned before many consumers are conscious consumers.  A poster here that is not a capitalist doesn't use Amazon.  Amazon paid no federal taxes and while they aren't "evil" this bothers some people.

Many people do indeed vote with their wallets.  Many conservatives boycott Starbucks.  I personally try to buy environmentally friendly plant based products.  I try to pay attention to what companies are doing to the environment, to animals, and to gay people (as I am gay myself).

 

And you have all the right to! What's wrong with that?

I don't boycott Starbucks though. I don't boycott anything. 

 

Think we are nit picking too much. Again, we are all united in the aspect of "we all want success." We all want ourselves to be secure and happy. We want our family members to be secure and happy.

 

Regarding Amazon and the federal income taxes: Shouldn't the laws be changed then? What is going on in that picture? How can a company not pay any income taxes?

And likewise..

How can a individual "not" pay any income taxes while enjoying the benefits of being a citizen of this nation?

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