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  • billberggren billberggren Jun 13, 2004 11:12 PM Flag

    FDR, Constitution

    Also add to the fact like 95 percent of the federal budget goes to families making over 50K a year, and I would be willing to bet 95 percent of the laws benefit rich people most. And I would be willing to bet 95 percent of the oil,gas, wood on public lands goes to families making over 50K a year. Only like 1 kid of congress is in Iraq.
    Seems the poor get the shaft.

    • bill said:

      Also add to the fact like 95 percent of the federal budget goes to families making over 50K a year, and I would be willing to bet 95 percent of the laws benefit rich people most. And I would be willing to bet 95 percent of the oil,gas, wood on public lands goes to families making over 50K a year. Only like 1 kid of congress is in Iraq.
      Seems the poor get the shaft.

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      Tz says:

      How does 95% of the federal budget go to families making >$50k a year? The rich are the ones paying all the taxes. The reason why is because the poor don't have the money. It's simple math, really -- even if a rich guy pays only 10% of his "real" income as tax (it's low due to tax shelters, right-wing-conspiracy dealings in the Caymans, etc) that's still a LOT more than the blue-collar guy with a $30k a year job.

      95% of the laws benefit rich people most? Now THAT'S an unfounded assertion. Where is your proof?

      95% of the oil, gas wood on public lands goes to families making over $50k a year? I doubt it. Tons of non-rich people NEED the oil and gas and wood and they use it.

      Regarding 1 kid of Congress in Iraq, I don't know if that's true or not but if it is I wouldn't be surprised. It would just be further validation that Congresspeople are the way we've always thought they are.

      Tz

    • Hey mental dildo...

      You forgot that the armed services are voluntary now. If someone chooses to sign up, it has no relation at all to a relative in politics.

      SPD

    • Amen brother.

    • A big % of the budget goes to social security, benefits all the old people, and SSI scammers.

      A big % goes to Medicare with benefits to all old people, and a ton of scam artists.

      A big % goes to Military families in salary, free medical, and retirement pay.

      A significant % of the budget goes to paying interest, which benefits the Japanese and Chinese, except they get a low interest rate like near 2 percent so that's a pretty good deal. Until they price their currency correctly, debt is a good thing since they are essentially paying for the US military with near interest free debt.

      A big % goes to paying for the 18 million federal employees who for the most part don't do squat, other than to process paper from other federal employees -- most make around 30K.

      The poor have always made up your basic troops since the beginning of time. In fact the current US military is actually a noticeable departure from history on this point, because high tech requires highly educated pilots ... look at who got killed in Gulf 1 and 2, Afghan --> a high percentage had college degrees.

 
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