Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Nov 13, 2009.
Uhh, you mean Hoover, right?
It's not easy being a Libertarian. I have to argue on both sides.
Uhh NO since fdr's folly was similar but on the order of magnitudes larger and longer than hoovers.
Presently the upper rate of tax is 40% and VAT is 12.5% both will probably rise in the next year regardless of who wins the election. UK Conservatives also like to tax heavily. Swings and roundabouts really I still have more disposable income than someone with the same level of earnings than in NY or CA
Wow! 16 votes so far and EVERY one says domestic. The thing is we all have different views in this forum. Some are dems, some are repubs, some are theists, some are atheists, some are rich, some are poor, but we ALL came to the same conclusion so far. What does that say about where this country is heading when we ALL see that this country is going to hell in a handbasket, we just disagree with which party is going to take us there first!
In view of the fact that our miltiary buget exceeds 700 billion per year and accounts for 53% of the WORLD's total military spending, we better not feel threatened by Foreign threats.
In addition to these outrageous figures is the fact that 7 out of 10 of the next biggest spenders are our friggin' allies. In short, approxiamately 90% of the world's total military spending is is spent by 7 or 8 countries to protect themselves from 1-4 other nations.
Add to the fact that we are also the world's largest military arms producer and arms exporter makes any fear of 'foreign threats' a ridulous neurosis.
Since 1950 we are responsible for more civilian deaths on this planet than ALL other MILITARIES and TERRORISTS combined. This should lead any clear thinking person to understand that WE are the largest 'foreign' threat to every other nation. Well, not exactly EVERY OTHER NATION since we only use our military against those who have ABSOLUTELY no chance of defending themselves.
Huh? i dont know where u got 12.5%. VAT is now at 15% temporarily for this year only and will revert back to 17.5 % next year. Also, top tax bracket next year will rise to 50% in the UK. You are right , your shawdow chancellor in the convservative party said even if they came to power, most likely 50% top tax bracket will remain. Funny is so called conservatives party in Uk would not be considered conservative in the USA at all, and labour would jsut be well communist LOL.
My bad your right its 15% I had a spreadsheet up at the same time it looks I had number dazzle.
Where you get that information as I am 100% sure that it is not even close to being true. 1-3 million civilians killed by the pakistan army in the bangladesh war of 1971.
800k Rwandan civilians killed in 1993
1970s Cambodia...khmer rogue killed as many as 2.5 million civilians.
Ethiopian Red terror, about 500k civilians killed
Iraqi kurds killed by saddam estimated at as many as 150k civilians
Sri lanka killing the tamils...estimated number of civilian deaths about 100k
Darfur 300k deaths
Afganistan from 1978 to 1992 by the taliban 1.8 million
N. Korea 1.5 million
I could list more, but you get the point. (im also leaving out china PRC in which 77 million killed between 1949 and 1987)
So just there are you saying that the US has killed more than 10 million civilians since 1950? (87 million if you include china?)
I dont think so.
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