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2012/11/6-12/18 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:54524 Activity:nil
11/6    Four more years!
        \_ Yay! I look forward to 4 more years of doing absolutely nothing.
           It's a much better outcome than the alternative, which is 4 years
           of regress.
           \_ Can't argue with that.
        \_ Massachusetts went for Obama even though Mitt Romney was its
           Governor.  Michigan went for Obama even though Mitt's father was a
           two-term Goverrnor there.  Wisconsin went for Obama even though
           two-term Governor there.  Wisconsin went for Obama even though
           Paul Ryan was Governor there.  New Hampshire went for Obama even
           though the Romneys have a large Summer home there!
           though the Romneys have a large summer home there!
        \_ Obama won handily, the Democrats picked up 3 Senate seats, even
           though they had more to defend and 7 seats in The House.
        \_ Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted
           supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare
           power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
        \_ Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a
           coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them
           the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
           Let's raise taxes as much as possible until all the rednecks
           move out of California!
           \_ Raise taxes too much and it won't be the rednecks leaving but the upper middle class.
           \_ Raise taxes too much and it won't be the rednecks leaving but the upper
              middle class.
           \_ Raise taxes too much and it won't be the rednecks leaving but
              the upper middle class.
              \_ Hmm, thinking a surtax on pickups and rifle racks might
                 be targeted well enough.
              \_ How rich do you have to be before you stop calling yourself
                 "upper middle class" and start calling yourself rich? -Poor Ass Millionaire
                 "upper middle class" and start calling yourself rich?
                 -Poor Ass Millionaire
                 \_ If you aren't on goverment assistance, you're a white
                    male oppressor who hasn't been paying his fair share
                    (i.e. everything you make). -obamarx
                    \_ You haven't really answered my question here...
                       \_ It's too subjective for someone else to answer for
                          you.  How much money do you need to live your life
                          the way you want to?  How you want to spend your
                          time, where you want to live -- you want someone
                          else to figure out those costs without knowing
                          your situation and desires?  If you're just looking
                          for a number that is "obviously" rich, you'll
                          probably find that most of the country considers
                          everyone who can afford to live in Silicon Valley
                          "rich" (though our salaries are adjusted for the
                          local cost of living, so the whole thing feeds
                          on itself), even those of us working 40-60 hour
                          weeks with mortgages and retirement nowhere in sight.
                          That's why these generalizations are seldom
                          constructive.
                          \_ You are rich if you can have a lifestyle that you
                             find luxurious without having to work. -PAM
                             \_ Do you realize that your answer is neither
                                universally accepted (ie, there are plenty of
                                rich people who continue working because they
                                like it), nor does it provide a quantitative
                                answer (a number)?
                                \_ If you work even though you don't have to,
                                   then you are clearly rich. Not having a
                                   quantitative value is a feature not a bug.
                                   \_ And yet we're taxed on absolute dollar
                                      amounts.  When they talk about
                                      increasing taxes on "the rich", you do
                                      realize they're not asking "how do you
                                      *feel*?" on your 1040, right?
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