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"Lee Doren Busted Redux" by Old Fart Rants

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Published on Aug 6, 2012

Lee Doren put a video up some time ago called "Barstool Economics" which he says explains why it's not fair to raise taxes on the rich. I did a response to it that I want to update. Every day 10 guys go to a bar to drink beer. The total tab is always $100. Mr. Doren says we pay taxes the same way these guys drink beer. The first 4 men drink free because they're poor. The 5th man pays $1.00. The 6th man pays $3.00, the 7th man pays $7.00, the 8th man pays $12.00, the 9th man pays $18.00, and the 10th man, the richest guy, pays $59.00. Sounds pretty unfair huh? So the 9 guys got together and beat the 10th man up. And when the 10th man didn't show up at the bar the next night, the 9 men realized they didn't have enough money to pay the bill. According to Mr. Doren, this explains perfectly why it's wrong to raise taxes on the rich. So now, I want to add one more thing to my rebuke of Lee Doren's cute, but completely stupid, bar room analogy. What if the 4 men who drink for free who Mr. Doren would have you believe are "gaming the system" by not paying any taxes used to have money until Bain Capital shut down their companies, raided their pension plans, cancelled their health insurance, and shipped their jobs overseas? And what if that 10th guy - you know, the one who's supposedly getting the raw end of the deal, is Mitt Romney? How does THAT analogy work Mr. Doren? Original refutation: http://youtu.be/TGxo_2v85kQ

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Eric Oxner
Hey man I like your videos and your right about people voting against there own best interest.I live in n.c and the people are coned.I do not listen to the talking heads.I hate what the republicans have done to my state.If people would do some research.They would see that it do not help them or their family.We have this right to work law which takes rights away from the workers here.Its gives all the rights to the company so they treat the workers like crap.Another thing is when I hear people talk about the left or right.I tune them out because that is a pile of bs.It shows me that they are not ready to talk about subject and try to come with any thing useful.People need to wake up they are being conned.All I can say is the republicans do not care about people.They look up on people as cannon fodder.They say this and that just to get their vote.After that they have no use of the voter.They are beholden to the people or corp that give them money for their election. Keep at it old fart maybe more and more people will listen.
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EatMAndSml
Yer a punk
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EatMAndSml
A single person making $20k a year will lose $4k to taxes (after income tax return). $4K is HUGE to a person making only $20k but you believe people like Mitt Romney that make 21.6 million a year don’t have to feel the brunt of a FAIR AND EQUAL tax like a single person making only $20k has to? Your sense of fairness is fucking whacked! It’s not about dollars dude it’s about percentages and equality! Saying Mitt pays a higher tax because he’ll pay more money is moronic. 
EatMAndSml
Is this supposed to be an analogy about taxes? For the love of Horus I hope not. 
EatMAndSml
P.S. Stop thinking about my dick. 
EatMAndSml
That's what you come up with, small penis syndrome? Holy fuck you can get dumber. You're talking to a MAN not the little boys you're used to talking to. Stupid cunt. 
Brian Dean
I wonder what would happen if we applied your principal to everything in the marketplace. Let's say you go to Walmart to buy a printer. In the current economic system, a printer is $90. It doesn't matter if you are Mitt Romney, or Old Fart. Both Romney and Old Fart pay $90 to get the printer. What if instead, Walmart got to look at your income and adjust the price of the printer accordingly? So since Old Fart is poor, he only pays $1 whereas Romney has to pay $1,000. Is that fair?
EatMAndSml
You see you stupid fuck of a (cough) human being all those people you love and suppprot in office have VOTED to keep themselves from having to work for their money. Isn't that EXACTLY what you fucking dumb mother fuckin teabags bitch about all the time? Welfare bums? People that live off the government and do nothing? Awww, what's the matter stupid? Got nothing but "DUH" going on in the that vast emptiness of swirling air in that chasm you're trying to pass off as a human head? 
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