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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    How do other nations function when the majority of their citizens pick their leaders? Everyone is so frightened about that possibility.
    How do other nations function when one of the major national parties does not rig its primary in favor of a pre-selected candidate but instead acts impartially and unbiased according to its charter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    How do other nations function when one of the major national parties does not rig its primary in favor of a pre-selected candidate but instead acts impartially and unbiased according to its charter?
    Yeah, this is how we ended up with Drumpf as our president... thanks a lot GOP'ers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Exactly. The wealth tax may make progressives feel warm and fuzzy, but that is an extremely dangerous precedent. Once you open that door, what is next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    That's idiotic. I promise you that Bill Gates wasn't weighing the options of working at Taco Bell or starting Microsoft. Bill Gates was motivated by great ideas. Politics aside, only people with mediocre ideas are motivated by money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    That's idiotic. I promise you that Bill Gates wasn't weighing the options of working at Taco Bell or starting Microsoft. Bill Gates was motivated by great ideas. Politics aside, only people with mediocre ideas are motivated by money.
    That's sort of what I was thinking, but you said it much better.

    I worked in the computer industry for decades and our prime motivation was to do things that had never been done before, and to do it better than the competition. Getting payed well for it was just a bonus.

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    Bloomberg looking to enter the democrat race? Please tell me it’s true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    That's idiotic. I promise you that Bill Gates wasn't weighing the options of working at Taco Bell or starting Microsoft. Bill Gates was motivated by great ideas. Politics aside, only people with mediocre ideas are motivated by money.
    So, it is your position, that tax policy has no impact on investment or innovation?

    If so, that is nuts, man.

    That said, the tweet you are responding to you is stupid as nobody knows what impact tax policy had on Bill Gates individual decision, I am speaking more in aggregate terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanihonjin View Post
    So, it is your position, that tax policy has no impact on investment or innovation?

    If so, that is nuts, man.

    That said, the tweet you are responding to you is stupid as nobody knows what impact tax policy had on Bill Gates individual decision, I am speaking more in aggregate terms.
    This is an amazing post so I’m responding just to preserve it in case iman decides to delete it.
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    Bill Gates still would’ve started Microsoft, but he would probably have moved a lot of the operations and personal assets overseas to avoid taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    This is an amazing post so I’m responding just to preserve it in case iman decides to delete it.
    Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Huh?
    Iman reinterprets ns’s post in a disingenuous manner in an attempt to prove him wrong, then iman goes on to basically agree with ns. It’s the perfect polarized political argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Non Sequitur View Post
    That's idiotic. I promise you that Bill Gates wasn't weighing the options of working at Taco Bell or starting Microsoft. Bill Gates was motivated by great ideas. Politics aside, only people with mediocre ideas are motivated by money.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Iman reinterprets ns’s post in a disingenuous manner in an attempt to prove him wrong, then iman goes on to basically agree with ns. It’s the perfect polarized political argument.
    Okay, Moli, you tell me what he means by the last sentence in his post. I didn't interpret anything disingenuously, I asked if I was interpreting his post correctly. I could be wrong in my inferences and wanted to make sure I was understanding him correctly.

    Perhaps you were projecting with your disingenuous characterizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Bloomberg looking to enter the democrat race? Please tell me it’s true.
    This could be be fun!



    The Dems seem to be loving him.
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