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  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 19, 3:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

joeyjojojunior says

Nobody is complaining about Bill Gates, or Warren Buffett, or anybody that earns their millions through true innovation or hard work.

Did you read my post at all? We should be rewarded for our hard work and success by the use of our infrastructure and education system.
And what is wrong enjoying it? The reward is what motivates us. Don't talk about the obvious. It is a waste of time.

My point is that when these people get rich or become successful, they don't want to give return to the government. So why should Warren Buffet pay less than 15% tax while I have to pay more? It is not fair. or is it? Are you saying the hard work and success also equates to less tax you have pay? I don't get it. You are not Warren Buffet. Then why are you protecting his asset?

  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 19, 4:59pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says

You're basically arguing that success should be penalized.

Don't interpret and assume. The success must be rewarded. No, they are not breaking a law. Don't be so stupid and ignorant. The rich can change the law anyway they want to. They can make us go to war. They can deceive us into thinking that giving the tax credit to the rich would some how make the middle class wealthier. You are the prime example. I will say it again, cause this is not going through your thick skull. If you are not Warren Buffet, why are you so concerned about changing the law to tax Warren Buffer more? It is not about punishment or penalty. Why should tax be? The current tax system is unusually obscured to enrich the 1%. I am saying let's change it, so everyone is taxed equally.

  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 19, 5:01pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

joeyjojojunior says

He's saying those shelters are bad policy. Let's change the laws. Seriously--how can you not see this simple point.

Goran is an idiot.

  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 19, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

Tax shelters may not be illegal, in that case they're just immoral.

OK, Goran is an idiot. But the tax shelters are not immoral, either. Think why we are giving the 1% the tax shelter? It was supposed to help the economy at the same time distribute the wealth. The theory is that everyone gets wealthy. Everyone is happy. Well, you know what happened. Less tax revenue, no more funding for the school. No more investment into kids and their future. This is hurting the economy, cause we have dwindling domestic skilled labor. Go to any companies. Do you see more home grown employees or foreign employees with accent? Our schools are educating the rich foreigners, and our kids are getting less and less opportunities. That's what I am talking about.

  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Jun 21, 10:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says

Market based capitalism under sovereign citizens and governments has taken place and it was responsible for raising more people out of poverty in the history of the planet.

Hey, it is not about poverty. In the end, it is about our country and our economy. Because our tax revenue is dwindling, the school gets the budget cuts. And they can't offer the services to the kids who need it. What happens if we don't educate kids? We get bunch of losers. What happens to the country if there is nothing but a bunch of losers? Our saving grace is the foreigners. They come here, take our jobs, and take the seat at our prestigious colleges.

This graph makes sense that 1% wants you to stay where you are at. They don't want you to flourish or get the equal chance, so they can continue to suck the life blood out of you. What good of parasite are you if you kill your host? A good parasite is that one that doesn't kill the host with poverty but one that keeps the host barely alive. After all, you don't want the host to overtake you and kill you. That is why the middle class is disappearing fast.

  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 5, 2:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Stupid, you voted for him.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 5, 2:18pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

No. It would encourage the rich to buy up more properties as business (income property), so they can squeeze more from the middle class by charging rent. The tax is designed to give more to the rich and cut the funding from school. So we continue to create more idiots who believe in the trickle down theory. That's OK. We still get more talents who can create the products that are in demand from abroad. Guess what? The iPhone is designed mostly by the foreigners in US. And iPhone is made in China. So most foreigners are pretty rich. Even though the school doesn't have any funding, the public schools in their neighborhood are pretty well funded. You wonder why?
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 5, 2:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What do you mean fraud? The fraud portion has been taken out of robbery.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 11:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It must be that you guys can't read an article and understand.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 28, 2:54pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

We are riding on the wave of what Obama did, and now Donald Trump is a good president? You know Trump is setting up to grind the economy to halt? The economy is doing so well, why would you want more infrastructure investment and tax cut to drive up the economy even more? We have no give other than to decrease the interest rate, when the economy hits the wall. And even then, the interest rate is not that high right now. So I guess Feds should be looking to raise the interest rate while the economy is good.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 2, 11:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The wage can drop like a rock. The profit from the difference is kept by the rich people while they also enjoy tax reduction.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 6, 11:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OK, you are not going to forget about it, period. A stupid pissant.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 30, 9:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So the rich can get more slaves?
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 4, 2:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The flat income tax increase sounds like it will hit the lower income family harder than the rich.

It will always be the same scenario from the day that History has started. The rich will squeeze the lower income family.
Why there was a slavery in the first place? If there is no slavery, it must be replaced with something. It is the American way.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 20, 4:14pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sounds like it is just a blip on the whole scheme of things.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 26, 10:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Get over it. We chose him as a president. He has done what he has promised to do so far in giving the rich people more money on the assumption that the rich people
somehow spend or invest to make the middle class little wealthier. Dumb-ass middle class. The trickle theory has been proven wrong. We forget people and corporations
hoard money.

If it wasn't for the stupidity of middle class people who believe in trickle down theory, the Republicans won't have as many supporters as they do.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 26, 1:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You guys are stupid. It takes only a few min to burn a tree, and a tree takEs Moe tHaN a FeW YeaRs to grow.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 30, 1:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When you give the tax breaks to the rich, this was bound to happen. The trickle down theory was based on fantasy and never happened.
The rich hoarded the money or invested the money to squeeze more money from the middle income.

The kids who live in a rich neighborhood get everything from the music hall to the state of the art auditorium. Look at the
Saratoga High School. They have two music halls. One brand new one with at least 10 rehearsal rooms etc. Tell me if these
kids have the advantage over the kids at San Jose High School. By the way, San Jose High School's API is 690. Oh,
Saratoga High Schoo's API? It is 938 in 2013. The difference seems ridiculous. So the kids in Saratoga are almost 40%
smarter? San Jose High School kids are idiots?

And many parents at Saratoga High School are executives at high tech companies. So naturally they get more opportunity and donations
while San Jose High School gets a little donation. So this is where the money they saved on the tax is going. So their
kids are naturally bound to do better than you kid in the regular public school. It is evident with the API.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 18, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There we go again. The Republicans have truly fooled people into thinking they actually care. Look at the last tax reform. It only helped the rich.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 18, 12:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There we go again, it is time for Republicans to act they care for the middle class and do nothing for them. I don't understand how and why people are so gullible in believing what the 1% is saying. Even look at the last tax reform, it only helped the 1%. It ended hurting middle class more than anything. People's stupidity is beyond my comprehension.

The latest is so the 1% can own guns after guns to protect their wealth and property, since they are paying less on tax to hire police.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 21, 10:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What's wrong with homeless? They are only unsightly to the rich. The rich always complain how much money goes into this welfare and some people whom they feel that they don't deserve to get paid. They use that to get a favorable tax reform. This sounds like a rich people scheming again. I bet that this writer is a rich person.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 23, 10:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Homeless - camping by the freeway, living on RV and sleeping bag on the side street.

I am seriously considering buying just a piece of land in an affluent neighborhood and buy a RV to park on my
land just to drive those rich fuc*ers crazy.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 May 25, 3:56pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I can't sell my house, because I would be homeless. but I get bombarded by a question whether
I would like to sell my property from Chinese investors every day. To that, I'd say, F off.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 31, 3:01pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

The housing price seems to be coming down. Anything that is listed in Zillow is reducing their pricing or giving deep discount.
The thing is that this is just a beginning of what is to come. I started actively looking a few months ago. Now, I decided that I need
to wait a few yearsspan as it is for real estate as usual.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 28, 10:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

In a mean time, Toyota and Mazda are building factories in US. Have you heard them laying off people?
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 28, 10:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

In a mean time, Google is here to stay.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/28/google-strikes-deal-buy-downtown-san-jose-church-property/

Tova, this article is just saying the companies that require no skill of brain power are leaving the Bay Area.
Let me know when Stanford and UC Barkeley are shutting down. Then I will worry.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 28, 11:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The bubble bursting for 2006 was pretty predictable. We had everyone who should not have qualified for the loan got the loan and the loan on equity
to squander. Everyone borrowed and spent and spent without any thought into how to pay back without selling their house. When it came time
to pay back, everyone panicked. Everyone tried to sell their house only to realize that there was no buyer who can afford the price.
The average housing price was more than 10 times the average local annual salary. And the bank was tightening the credit. No one could
buy the house.

This one that seems to be bursting right now looks more like a normal cyclical and mild. The cost of building new houses are going up
because of the tariff. The Chinese Yuan is losing its value, so there are less cash buyers now. As a matter fact, there are more Chinese sellers
who are desperate to sell right now. So it is a good time to wait for the better properties out there. You are an idiot to buy right now. But
idiots make up the majority of our population, and they were the major force of the 2006 bubble. I doubt the learning ability of idiots,
so they already bought the properties in 2018 or will buy properties in 2019 and lose money.

2019 maybe the year that Chinese economy finally tanked. We have been saying this forever, and Chinese government has dodged it for the longest time.
Chinese buyers who bought the properties brought the money they borrowed in China. So I am wondering if they are forced to pay them back. Or
they can just default without any repercussion. In that case, the housing market will experience a mild down turn, and it will stabilize. But you should not
see the bubble again. But I could be wrong.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2018 Nov 29, 9:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
"You're desperately poor, so poor in fact, that you walked 2,000 miles to find welfare to support your family. But you couldn't take 2 seconds to make a decision that MAYBE you shouldn't have 5 kids if you can't afford to support them instead of trying to offload them onto the social services of a country 2000 miles away?"


Because they don't have the capacity to think. That's why they are in this predicament.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 8, 10:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But Obama let China run a mock and we are paying for it now, Why do you think we have the housing bubble in Silicon Valley?

Now, the trade war is a bipartisan effort. Media seems to play this as Trump's sole war. And many people are believing it.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 8, 10:22am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wait, Bill Gates went to Harvard. Mark W went to Harvard. Warren Buffet and D. Trump went to Wharton. The list of smart people who happened to be the one of the richest continues.... One should not use their ability to gauge other's intelligence.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 29, 1:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Talk about sore losers. Trump won. Get over it.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 29, 1:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It is actually rising or not, stop fucking the environment.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 20, 12:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It is so sad. The middle class to low class young people are sacrificed to defend the freedom defined by the rich. Look at Japan at the end of WWII. We didn't have to drop two atomic bombs which killed many innocent children and infants. Or have you seen a weapons of mass destruction discriminate kids from adults? Russians were beginning to invade Japan, and we had to end the war quickly in order to protect the financial interest. So Russians are still keeping the lands that they took at the end of WWII. So when some people say that we had to sacrifice our soldiers to end the war, that is absolute false. We had to end the war, because we needed Japan from both financial and strategically.

If you are stupid enough not to see this, then take a look at the Pearl Harbor attack. We already knew they were about to attack us. And one hour before the attack, we sank Japanese submarine by the Pearl Harbor, and yet we were not on the alert? If we have to sink the submarine by the military base, the Norad will put us on the highest alert. You think we shed our blood to protect our lives and freedom? That is the biggest bullshit of them all. It is all in the interest of the rich people and money.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 20, 1:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don't care for rich people being stupid.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 May 6, 3:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How can we have two officers getting injured with no arrest? These people shit in their own backyard and complain that it smells bad.
Well, the shit will keep rolling in these neighborhood. And no decent company wants to locate to these neighborhood. These idiots
are utterly helpless.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 May 6, 3:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Take that stupid sore loser Democrats and Liberals.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 May 7, 1:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is awesome. Finally someone who stands up to China for stealing our technologies and dumping their products to drive our local economy to whither. We are not protecting our economy. We are protecting the fairness of the trade and preserve our way of life. Trust me, you don't want Chinese government taking control of our lives. Unless you like what happened to Tibet. Let me remind you China destroyed most of 6000 temples in Tibet.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_monasticism

Do you remember 1989 Tiananmen Square?
How would you like some country who has no respect to other countries or their own people to be the super power?
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 May 8, 11:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Guys, this is a bipartisan policy, not just Trump's. You guys are giving too much credit to Trump. It is amazing China got away with this much for as long as they did, thanks to Obama. Not any more. It won't make any difference if the Democrats would win the next election. I think it is pretty much the general consensus in US to fight China on this. Just don't choose a president who is too liberal.
  Nobody   ignore (0)   2019 May 20, 6:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don't get it. The trade war with China was bipartisan. It means that it makes no difference who president is.
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