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What the astute reader might realize is that the money just won't be going to the Las Vegas Economy. Every penny of the 17,000 agents and their spouses will still be fully contributing to the economy and government tax revenues, just not Vegas'.
Sounds like you have insights into the spending and saving habits of all 17000 agents AND THEIR SPOUSES !! Wow, that's amazing.
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I read that the tax rates are going up to the levels of the Reagan era.
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Didn't you get a mortgage you can't afford

or was that someone else ?

Confess now.
Actually, everything I own is paid for. I have no loans of any kind, and my present credit card debt is about $ 500, but I pay that off every month.

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There is class warfare going on: The Wealthy have been waging it for decades, and they are winning. It's about time those of us who weren't born with silver spoons and trust funds fought back.
Bad news for you. Most (not all) people who are wealthy have earned it and (suprise) you are not entitled to the fruits of their labor.

Note to idiot: This is a capitalist society Not a communist or socialist or monarchy or anything else, just capitalist. Part of the deal is that if you are capable, then you are expected to be self reliant. Caveat: We will take care of those who cannot take care of themselves.

And here's a shocker to you and your welfare butt buddies: You don't get what you deserve, you get what you earn!

Ooooh, wah wah wah. I blame the man for keepin' me down! Wah wah wah... Bushes Fault!!!!!!! Where's my free money dammit!? The world owes me a living! You have plenty of money! Gimme some! I want it now! Wah wah wah. It's not fair!
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I read that the tax rates are going up to the levels of the Reagan era.
It's 1840. You are a simple Irish farmer (small business man who makes 251k/yr) and The Big Zero is the King of England and he wants spuds with his dinner.

Whatcha gonna do? Oh that's right, starve and die at the pleasure of the King.
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Sounds like you have insights into the spending and saving habits of all 17000 agents AND THEIR SPOUSES !! Wow, that's amazing.
I do. I read and know that they are just like everyone else and they are part of the consumer economy and are going to spend their money whether at Vegas or at home in Nashville or Lexington or NYC or Malibu.

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I read that the tax rates are going up to the levels of the Reagan era.
Would that be after the 1982/3 Reagan Tax increase that was the largest tax increase as a percentage of GDP in the history of the country?

The one he had to implement after the disaster he caused by his overly ambitious 1981 tax cut that dropped the GDP the most it had ever dropped in a single year until [guess who].

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Actually, everything I own is paid for. I have no loans of any kind, and my present credit card debt is about $ 500, but I pay that off every month.
Good for you.
I can't say the same for the others.
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The point being missed (or skirted, perhaps) is that no one with functioning brain cells cares about the conventions or moneys spent on them. What we care about is companies who are taking huge bailout dollars from the government and spending lavishly on such junkets. Then the middle class (who apparently would benefit from such spending at least according to the article) is on the hook for a part of the tax dollars spent on the convention, so it's just forced redistribution of wealth.


Let's REALLY tax the poor. HARD.


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Bad news for you. Most (not all) people who are wealthy have earned it and (suprise) you are not entitled to the fruits of their labor.
On what planet do they serve THAT Republican party Kool Aid??

In THIS country the wealthy have very often STOLEN the money, used slick accounting trickery and legal loopholes establishing tax avoidance schemes made possible by bribing lawmakers through investing in their political campaign funds with the understanding they will be "paid back"...They have granted themselves write offs, stock options, and huge fat bonuses.


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Note to idiot: This is a capitalist society Not a communist or socialist or monarchy or anything else, just capitalist. Part of the deal is that if you are capable, then you are expected to be self reliant.

"From each according to his ability, and to each according to his needs."


That's what I say when I siphon the gasoline out of Cadillacs. HEEEEEEEEE


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And here's a shocker to you and your welfare butt buddies: You don't get what you deserve, you get what you earn!

"STARVATION IS GOD'S PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE THAT HAVE NO FAITH IN CAPITALISM !!!

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