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Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:41 PM

 

Ben Carson: “As President I Will Create A Biblical Sin-Based Tax Program”

“In the recent Republican presidential debate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he would base a new tax system on the biblical system of tithing. “I think God is a pretty fair guy,” he said. “And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn’t matter how much you make. If you’ve had a bumper crop, you don’t owe me triple tithes. And if you’ve had no crops at all, you don’t owe me no tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about that.”

“He added: “And that’s why I’ve advocated a proportional tax system. You make $10 billion, you pay a billion. You make $10, you pay one. And everybody gets treated the same way. And you get rid of the deductions, you get rid of all the loopholes.”


Which religion's sins, Christian ISIS equivalent.

He is an asshole!

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Reply Ben Carson: “As President I Will Create A Biblical Sin-Based Tax Program” (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Sep 2015 OP
uponit7771 Sep 2015 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2015 #2
Feeling the Bern Sep 2015 #6
pnwmom Sep 2015 #3
sharp_stick Sep 2015 #4
SummerSnow Sep 2015 #5
lordsummerisle Sep 2015 #7
Oneironaut Sep 2015 #8
yuiyoshida Sep 2015 #9
Warren DeMontague Sep 2015 #10
beam me up scottie Sep 2015 #12
Warren DeMontague Sep 2015 #13
Betty Karlson Sep 2015 #11
Warren DeMontague Sep 2015 #14
YabaDabaNoDinoNo Sep 2015 #15
Vinca Sep 2015 #16
ck4829 Sep 2015 #17
WinkyDink Sep 2015 #18

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:42 PM

1. Carson is Donald trump without the courage to be himself... an overt opurtunist

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:43 PM

2. It's satire, though not as clever as The Onion.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:50 PM

6. I know, which is why I posted it here and not LBN. But seriously

 

With this crop of assholes, this could be a platform plank.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:44 PM

3. This is from a parody site. But I agree that he's a creep. n./t

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:47 PM

4. Such a smart man

who let himself be led beyond his area... He's out of his fucking mind.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 07:49 PM

5. using the bible to give more tax breaks for the rich



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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2015, 09:04 PM

8. "God is a pretty fair guy"

Wait, so God is human then? Or does he just sit in the clouds staring at everyone to make sure they follow his rules? Sounds pretty creepy.

Also, you mean a Biblical tax system based on Jesus's teachings? I don't know much about them, but I don't think Jesus would advocate rich people getting to keep more of their money than poor people. Jesus seemed to be pretty much the opposite of that.

Do these people actually think about their own religion, and what Jesus actually did? Oh wait, I get it now - Jesus is just their trump card to pull out to get stupid people to believe everything they say. "I'm doing this because Gawd wants it that way!" I wonder if they're actually religious, or if it's all just a ruse to fool morons?

Edit: It's satire, I guess. "Oh..." Sadly, this is one of those "It's satire but actually true" things for most of the Republicans out there now.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 12:10 AM

9. OH YES!! Republicans! As a non Christian I want you to

persecute me for not believing in your god, and I want you to send me back to China cause I got these here slanty eyes!!

You are not going to win, get over your damn selves!

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 12:56 AM

10. Jesus Fucking Christ, you mean I have to pay to blaspheme?

God Fucking Dammit!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:39 AM

12. KA-CHING! Will that be cash or credit, sir?

Have a blessed day!


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:53 AM

13. TAX TIME IS GONNA SUCK



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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 01:38 AM

11. Carson is a dangerous theocrat. n/t

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 03:54 AM

14. it's not for real. Parody site.

But it's telling that people don't immediately know that. It sounds legit, which is scary in and of itself.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 05:27 AM

15. Good News Atheists won't have to pay taxes under his tax scheme!

 

Seeing that it is religiously based it would be discriminatory against those who have rejected religion, might as well have the tax system based on Jack and the Bean Stalk or the Three Little Pigs or Snow White and the Seven Dwarves no different all nothing but made up stories IMHO.

I bet we would see a big up tick in those who suddenly become atheists to get out of paying taxes.

The rest of ya, enjoy paying your religiously based taxes!


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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 06:49 AM

16. I imagine Ben's tax rate would plummet by using this scheme.

But, as the previous poster noted, I won't have to pay any since I'm an atheist. If Kim doesn't have to obey the law because of her beliefs, ditto for me.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 07:26 AM

17. "Taxes shouldn't be used to punish... taxes should be based off of sin"

But Ben Carson is right about one thing, he doesn't know how it would work, he is "less familiar with the methodology of religious tools and the way in which they’re used", so complete subjectivity would probably be key here. He doesn't know how his sin-based taxation system would work, but he probably also wouldn't know a sinner if he was standing right next to one.

Oh wait...

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2015, 07:32 AM

18. Not everybody knows about this website, OKAY? Don't waste my time without a clear indication.

 

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