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balancing the federal budget

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neal Nov 14, 2012. 18 Replies

Wouldn't taxing the churches go a long way toward balancing the federal budget?  Shouldn't we atheists be pushing for this?Continue

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Neal replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Billy Graham Group, Catholic Bishops Come Under Scrutiny For Blurring Election Lines Published on 12 November 2012 by Reuters * Tax status saved churches $145 billion over 10 years * Complaints filed to U.S. Internal Revenue Service * IRS received…"
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Neal replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"You're talking bullshit and using false data: Groups like the CRFB and the Concord Coalition, founded by former Congress members in the 1980s and ’90s, have long presented themselves as nonpartisan, penny-pinching critics of wasteful…"
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"One point that is frequently raised to distinguish socialism from communism is that socialism generally refers to an economic system, and communism generally refers to both an economic system and a political system. The means of production are…"
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Neal replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Where are these numbers coming from?"
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Adriana replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"And here is another way to look at the US defense budget: to compare it with that of other nations: And the International Institute for Strategic Studies is not a "commie" organization :-)"
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Adriana replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Nope, Medicare is not larger. In 2012, the US Defense budget is 24% and health care is 22%. From an official site, the freaking US Government site."
Nov 11, 2012
zrdm replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Family housing is a tiny segment of social security. It could be argued it needs to be improved on, and that hypothesis I expect would be true, but you quoted a self-professed communist site. I had to call that. Wikipedia is better, but still not…"
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zrdm replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Up Military spending to 700 billion(2011), it is going to be a little lower in 2012 Health care spending federally is shy of 900 million and social security is 730 billion"
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Michel replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"As the total represented by that graphic is below 1 trillion, it is certainly not 100% of the budget. Here's from Wikipedia (another commie-front rigfht?) By title The federally budgeted (see below) military expenditure of the United States…"
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zrdm replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Socialism is the belief that the government should exercise control over industry for the good of the common man. Labor should have a voice, and labor unions are a good way to bring about that voice, and there are many good socialist parties that…"
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zrdm replied to Doug Reardon's discussion balancing the federal budget
"Not accurate, the military is only 20% of the US budget, medicare is larger."
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An Atheist's prayer?

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 11:19am 3 Comments

I was thinking about all the little prayers that religious families recite throughout the day, such as: "Praise the Lord!", "god is watching", "bless you" & etc. and how they offer comfort to each other.  And, I realized that my family of ardent atheists, does pretty much the same.  But we don't acknowledge some deity.  Our prayer, nevertheless, is uttered to comfort each other in tough times, it's uttered when we're laughing, we say it when we're scared, and most times we just say it…

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