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    the3g_ipwn
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    Again. How does successful=bad. So McCain is a successful man who married into some rich pussy. I’ll take that deal. And besides, I have never seen Obama arrive in a Ford Escape. In a plane or limo always. I don’t know to whom they belong, but having free access to an airplane is still pretty rich from where I’m sitting.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
    Member

    Good thing McCain always buys American. Oh wait…

    yawn
    Member

    Success isn’t bad.
    Lavishness is.

    dieAntagonista
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    dieAntagonista

    Owning more cars than your family has members doesn’t have anything to do with success.

    I call people like that arrogant snobs. And this guy is supposed to solve problems that have mostly to do with money? Oh please.
    Well at least he’ll have Sarah by his side. Oh wait, she installed a tanning bed in the governor’s mansion, right? Never mind, we’re screwed.

    AgZed
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    @the3g_ipwn: I’m pretty sure this is a response to McCain’s claims that Obama is out of touch with the average American, which seems kind of odd coming from a man with ten cars, eight houses and a private jet. Unless that’s what the average American family owns these days. Been a while since I was over there, so maybe things have changed.

    Marrock
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    He gives the impression of being so hopelessly out of touch in regards to everything from the energy crisis to technology that I’d be willing to bet all the remotes in all his homes are those old ones the size of a VHS tape that clicks like a pistol being cocked whenever you click one of the three buttons on it.

    Probably calls the radio a ‘wireless’ too.

    And I still say he looks like he’s swallowing a banana sideways…

    Elepski
    Member

    @the3g_ipwn: The point being… McCain represents that upper 1% that this is the norm for. He represents undue excess… He represents the overboard consumerism that fucked wall street.

    as far as Obama’s campaign rides…. rented.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    The point is McCain is the same old rich guy with the same old policy that does not work. Plus he has a huge carbon footprint.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    And he was a POW in that one war.

    the3g_ipwn
    Member

    Hey, if he can afford to pay for what he is buying, he is not “fucking Wall-Street.” He is actually supporting it. And to hell with this “carbon footprint” shit. You see, this is why Middle America can’t relate to liberals. You live in a dream world where you can have things both ways. “We shouldn’t allow American buisness to go over seas. I know! Let’s raise minimum wage, raise taxes on coorperate gains and the CEOs, raise taxes on the laborers to pay for social programs for people who have no interest in working because society has made it… Read more »

    Marrock
    Member

    I have this little scenario that plays out in my head where, by some miracle, McCain gets elected and just as he’s about to be sworn in he gets jumped by the gang from Scooby Doo.

    They yank off the rubber mask he’s wearing and it’s Bush, who then yells “I’d have been president again if it wasn’t for you blasted meddling kids!”

    Harlequin
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    Im personally undecided on this election, but this argument is bullshit. Were not voting in a ‘who has less money’ contest, were voting for a goddamned president. Really, if McCain has more cars and houses that just means he knows how to manage assloads of money and payments, something this country could use. Thats not to say im for McCain, just saying this argument is bullshit of the highest caliber.

    TheLotusEater725
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    @ marrock

    I have the same thing too. Only Diedrich Bader is vice president.

    Also who gives a fuck what cars either president drives. Obama is some little kid off in dreamland thinking thast the world really can run on puppies and sunshine and McCain is just some fucking old white asshole that we get every election cycle. Goddamn i hate politics.

    Puulaahi
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    @the3g_ipwn
    I can’t understand you when you speak like a Republican sheep. Makes you sound kind of closed minded and not open to intelligent discussion. Also, I like how you simplify random quotes and react sarcastic to it. Go you, more power to you!

    FYI – I am middle class.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    @Harlequin
    Without any context, this would be irrelevant. But McCain has tried to portray himself as being in touch with the average American and to portray Obama as being elitist. The cars, houses, etc. point out the hypocrisy of that view and imply that McCain is generally full of shit.

    the3g_ipwn
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    Puulaahi:

    “I can’t understand you when you speak like a Republican sheep. Makes you sound kind of closed minded and not open to intelligent discussion.”

    Come on now. What you really ment to say was I am Republican, therefore I am incapable of intelligent discussion. And you call me close minded.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
    Member

    “What you really ment to say was I am Republican, therefore I am incapable of intelligent discussion.”
    Until this point, I didn’t know you were Republican, but you certainly haven’t proven capable of intelligent discussion.

    nyoki
    Member

    @the3g_ipwn
    No, he meant exactly what he said and your answer verifies it.

    @dieAntagonista
    I have more vehicles than people in the household…that means nothing, but I get your point.

    @reboot
    ‘zactly.

    jadechimera
    Member

    @the3g_ipwn From your ‘quote’ (who are you quoting there, again?): “…raise taxes on the laborers to pay for social programs…” Bullshit, unless you make >$250k per year. And if you do, I guess that would explain a lot of things, except for why you think you can speak for “Middle America.” I really want to see the Republicans try an attack that *isn’t* either incredibly misleading or a flat-out lie. Maybe I’d have some respect then, but considering that McCain’s hired all the same people who smeared him in SC 8 years ago to run his campaign, I’m not going… Read more »

    Thrella
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    Thrella

    So if he has 9 houses 183562385 cars and a jet um… Doesn’t that make him good at managing lots of stuff at once (and his own private Lame force one) ??

    I mean… just asking…

    the3g_ipwn
    Member

    jadechimera: Bitch don’t try to tell me that only people who make >$250k per year pay taxes and get a tax increase. I made $63K last year and 1/3 of that went to the government. This year I generally gross 2500 every paycheck and can put 1300 in my pocket. If you raise the taxes of the rich, you increase my overall cost of living. The rich are buisness owners in a capitalist economy. Do you honestly think that raising their taxes will encurr them any cost. FUCK NO! They will pass that extra cost on to the consumers and… Read more »

    SmellySmurf
    Member

    I don’t understand why this matters… but since it is being discussed, I read that McCain only really has 4 houses, the rest are a lie. I don’t understand why his daughter’s Prius and his wife’s company vehicles (including plane) are listed as his. If you can do that, why not put Obama’s uber O-force-1 on his side, I guarantee it costs more than McCain’s entire fleet. My income rating puts me in the lower class, but I still own 3 cars on my own. I’m not sure why that means I am an elitist to some of you. I… Read more »

    the3g_ipwn
    Member

    If you people think that someone can feed everyone and house everyone and medicaly insure everyone without everyone paying taxes, and the people paying taxes will not have to pay more, then you are the sheep. Not me. I will not have the wool pulled over my eyes.

    SmellySmurf
    Member

    Frankly, I just wish we could choose what we want from the government and pay taxes that go towards those items. For instance, I don’t need social security, health insurance, welfare, food stamps, unemployment, stimulous checks, ect… I wish I could just check off on my W4 that I don’t want those items so I don’t have to pay for them and I can never take advantage of them. Let people choose and see which programs succeed or fail. I hate how people get handouts, it makes me angry that my jobless neighbors collect unemployment and just purchased a new… Read more »

    the3g_ipwn
    Member

    That’s all nice. Except you over look the fact that if taxpayers actually chose what we pay taxes on, none of those programs would exist for the lazy bastards who do want them. Ah yes. Got to support them.

    SmellySmurf
    Member

    Then don’t let them exist. Why do we have to support them?

    Caio
    Member

    Here’s how it works in Alberta (at least when I lived there): If you don’t have a job you’re entitled to a mat on a cement floor, in a semi-heated warehouse. You get soup, bread and muffins in a soup kitchen. If you get a job you get a six month stay in a one room apartment, so you can stay clean, away from crackheads, and save up money for a damage deposit. After six months you’re out, though. If you have a kid, you get enough to eat and afford the cheapest apartment possible. If you have a kid… Read more »

    outofocus
    Member

    Excessive-ness is bad, mmmm’kay. @SmellySmurf Some of those programs are things you might not need now, but you might need them later. Personally, I’d rather put the money that is going into SS into a bank account somewhere but I am fine paying for unemployment, etc. I’ve been laid off several times and would have been homeless within a month if I didn’t have that to fall back on. @Caio That sounds pretty reasonable. Certainly better than the welfare system here which a person can get without ever having done a thing to pay into it. I also like that… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    Erm, well, it still doesn’t work. Because most of the working homeless can get back on their feet, the people who really stick to homelessness are the hardcore crackheads and heroin addicts, who get kicked out of the shelters anyway.

    Still I don’t mind paying out to a system that keeps the crazy-but-not-crackheads warm at night, and gives a chance for non-lazy people to get back on their feet.

    fahzworth
    Member

    @ the3g_ipwn i enjoy how everyone got off your back once you explained the whole tax thing. there really is no comeback to it cuz you’re right. it also amazes me that people don’t see through the whole “tax the elite” thing more often…you would think the general public would be more intelligent than that, but i guess not. I personally think that our government needs to adopt the Fairtax (a embedded sales tax on retail goods) because then everyone wins (except for old people YAY). also nobody bitch me out about how that would never work unless you have… Read more »

    asdf
    Member

    silly tiki john mccain doesn’t eat arugula.

    Caio
    Member

    No one replied because it’s useless to argue with retard. More and more economists are saying that we should shift the majority of the burden from income tax to sales tax – maybe even eliminate income tax altogether – because it encourages the middle class to save and investments rather than mindless purchases, and forces the rich to cough up if they want to have eight houses and ten cars and other frivolous ostentatious garbage. If you want to enjoy the luxury of wealth, you have to recognize that you live in a society – and under a government –… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    And don’t anyone fucking scream “socialism” unless you’ve, in the context of furthering your profit and protecting your investments, have signed a contract and had it broken. Because it’s not welfare guaranteeing your contract, it’s the administration of the legal system, the courts, the legislators, etc etc etc.

    Tax dollars make wealth possible by preserving the very laws that make large-scale economic activity possible.

    Society has given generously to McCain for his services to the economy, now he should kick back maybe a few extra dollars to make possible the government, nation, and society that got him there.

    Caio
    Member

    Or did you mean, ip and fahzwah, that McCain built those houses, cars and aeroplanes with metals he mined and smelted by hand, personally, on his Montana survivalist compound?

    fahzworth
    Member

    how does a sales tax force the middle class to save money? last time i checked saving money was completely voluntary. likewise the idea of a national sales tax vs. all the taxes we have in place right now is that we Americans (not you) get to keep all the money we earn in our paychecks and are free to spend it as we see fit. now if there is a embedded sales tax on all retail goods does that mean that prices are going to increase on goods? not really, because right now companies prices are inflated by the… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    Do you know how McCain “worked hard” and made his fortune? He married a rich wife. Do you know how she “worked hard” and made all her money? She inherited it. —– faz – what the fuck are you talking about? There are so many things wrong with that, and you are so clearly pulling that out of your ass, and it still doesn’t address my points. I don’t know where to start but I’ll try: Belgium and most of the Scandinavian countries have already redistributed burden on sales tax, and the rest of the Eurozone has been gradually moving… Read more »

    fahzworth
    Member

    what’s not to get? research the Fairtax…like i said…then come back and say it doesn’t make any sense. and how is mccain’s way of making money any different from most politicians? you honestly think 99% politicians deserve the money they have? almost every politician will think how something is going to affect them first before the people they represent (even if it’s accidental). this goes for democrats and republicans. also…didn’t John Kerry do the same thing as McCain? and wasn’t Al Gore ridiculed a few years back for the amount of energy his home was consuming (what this has to… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    Research the “fairtax”? Is that what your ideologues are calling it now? I’m sorry, but I researched 1000 years of tax systems and read more theory than you heave ever when I was getting degree after degree in economics is enough research for me. I’m not even going to bother trying to explain you what you can’t even not use the buzzword for, plebeian. —— The entire crux of Ip’s argument was that McCain worked hard for his money. Cunnilingus may be hard work if you don’t like the ladies, but being born into the right family is not hard… Read more »

    fahzworth
    Member

    oooo edumacated eh? i wasn’t defending lp in the sense that mccain worked hard for his money. i was defending his common sense in our current “tax the rich” ideology of liberals. you’re research of 1000 years of tax systems must not have included the last 10 years. How about you research HR 25 then? You’re economic degrees should be able to understand that lingo correct? if you could get rid of the college boy supremest thought process for a second then maybe we could have an intelligent argument. your way of saying “that doesn’t make sense in more ways… Read more »

    AbNo
    Member

    Oh damn, is it time for more class warfare from the left AGAIN?

    Jeez, where did the time go?

    I HOPE I can be that successful some day, and I’d like to be able to keep some of it, too.

    (Yeah, I’m talking about stupidly high taxes as your income goes up)

    fahzworth
    Member

    haha AbNo

    I HOPE that pun was intended:)

    AbNo
    Member

    It is now. >_>

    fahzworth
    Member

    fuck yea. awesome pun FTW. i lol’d

    Puulaahi
    Member

    @fahzworth

    Some of us don’t have time or care enough to debate on a picture website all day. Doesn’t mean anybody is right. Great job over generalizing to make yourself sound smug.

    AbNo made a joke about HOPE by saying HOPE…Which indirectly directly relates to…ROFLWHAT…Let’s all sit around in a circle and pat each other on our backs.If we get bored we can jerk each other off…

    AbNo
    Member

    All right, but you have to eat the doughnut.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    I have to pick up on a comment from the beginning of the thread.

    The number of cars vs family member argument doesn’t really make sense, because I see a large number of houses in my neighborhood have more cars than family members. Of course, most of them don’t work, are parked indefinitely in the yard and leaking oil all over the place.

    Caio
    Member

    I’m not having an intelligent debate with an American who says “smart tax” any more than I’m having an intelligent debate with a Russian who says “dictatorship of the proletariat”

    I love the idea of sales tax. I think it should be the only kind of tax. But if you insist on using the word crafted by some marketing department, which is laced with a word that is literally meant to make you feel good about yourself, than fuck off zombie.

    This is my impression of Fahzworth:

    “I know what a ‘smart tax’ is. I must be capable of having an intelligent conversation!”

    Caio
    Member

    Oh, sorry, not a “smart tax” a “fairtax” (one word).

    Here’s an idea: Why not call it a “freedom tax” or a “never forget tax” or a “crying bald eagle tax”?

    If Democrats are so “elitist” than why is it that Republican ideologues have to dumb down and spin fucking everything for you?

    Caio
    Member

    Also, I refuse to have an “intelligent” discussion of “fairtax” with someone who thinks America invented the idea, and who would abandon it quickly if he found out that it was mainly formulated and put into practise by French-speaking Belgian economists and politicians.

    Oh did I say “French-speaking” I meant “Freedom-speaking”

    No go enjoy your Minuteman Salsa, the all-American Anti-Immigration Salsa and intelligently contemplate just how tragic it is when a bald eagle cries.

    beep beep
    Member

    I’m always joining these discussions last, but… I don’t understand why Republicans are so upset about tax money going towards welfare programs when the government has just spent an astronomical amount of taxpayer money not only on a futile and poorly managed war, but also on equally poorly managed companies. I mean, as taxpayers I think we should all be entitled to health insurance solely because we helped bail out AIG, but no. Privatize profits, socialize losses. Republicans bitch about lazy people (read: poor people) getting “free” handouts when it’s privatized corporations that are getting taxpayer money. But whatever, as… Read more »

    fahzworth
    Member

    i’m sorry for using general terminology to try to relate to you dumbshit. i’m actually sitting here eating my “freedom fries” with some Hunt’s ketchup and contributing as much as i can to global warming. did i ever once say america invented the idea of a embedded sales tax? pretty sure i didn’t.

    if republicans are the only ones that spin everything for you then why is it that democrats say they’re only going to “tax the rich”? is that not in its self a spin on words?

    MrDooves
    Member

    I almost choked while reading all this. A comment from this ridiculous Faz fuck stood out especially. Never thought I would see the day when an American republican would dare call a Canadian ignorant of politics and economics. I’ll agree, that canadians have little cause to worry themselves about such things, but existing within a mostly functional system doesn’t make us ignorant of the infrastructure. To have a floundering loud mouth redneck attempt such a bold and hypocritical claim was the real icing. That’s like a chicken pecking a boulder. Unless the comment meant that a Canadian just couldn’t understand… Read more »



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