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Are you worried about losing your job?   [Edit]

Survey period: 20 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008

The World economy is currently having some performance and optimisation issues that, no matter how much we try, we can't blame on the hardware. Does this make you worry?

OptionVotes% 
I"ve already lost my job705.01
I"m very worried I may lose my job856.08
I"m slightly nervous about my job29220.90
I"m not too worried about my job37827.06
I"m not worried at all about my job34724.84
I"m untouchable. I laugh in the face of a recession.22516.11



 
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W Balboos, GHB21-Oct-08 5:12
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Ed K21-Oct-08 12:27
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Ed K22-Oct-08 3:43
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GeneralRead It And Weep Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Oct-08 3:48
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GeneralListen and learn [modified] Pin
Ed K22-Oct-08 16:01
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W Balboos, GHB23-Oct-08 2:53
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GeneralRe: Reminder: Socialists vote on Wednesday, November 5th Pin
Calvin Fabre20-Oct-08 9:42
MemberCalvin Fabre20-Oct-08 9:42 
Hi Sam,

Thanks for the reply. When you say, "The republicans have treated the cream of corporate america like a socialist state for 8 years and done little for the small business owner and average person that the vast majority of U.S. people here would fall into."

Since you didn't specify any "facts" in your post, here are a few:

- The top 1% of wage earners in America (the evil rich), pay 39% of the total income tax.
- The top 5% of wage earners in America (still pretty evil), pay 59%.
- The top 10% of wage earners in America (still rich), pay more than 70% of the taxes.

A word about "the rich." How many people making $20,000 or less ever gave you a job? Instead of begrudging the rich that create jobs, we should be thanking them.

Question: In your opinion, what percentage of your income would you think is "fair" for the government to take from you?

If 10% was fair, a person making $30,000 per year would pay $3,000 in tax and a person making $90,000 would pay $9,000. Sounds reasonable right? But, as it stands today in America, a person making $30,000 per year pays $4,500 (15%), but a person making $358,000 pays $125,300 (35%). Is that fair?

Who do you think will invest in innovation, start a new business, hire people, etc.? The evil rich guy or $30,000 guy?

Anyone want to guess what Senator Obama's proposed tax "changes" and new proposed spending will do to all of us -- especially the guy considering hiring a few more programmers?

Cheers,

Calvin
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Member 9620-Oct-08 9:59
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John M. Drescher20-Oct-08 10:16
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W Balboos, GHB20-Oct-08 10:26
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chaiguy133720-Oct-08 8:16
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GeneralFYI, Soapbox is still there. Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic20-Oct-08 11:00
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Jeremy Falcon20-Oct-08 11:15
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GeneralFully agreed. [modified] Pin
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W Balboos, GHB21-Oct-08 4:57
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Calvin Fabre21-Oct-08 5:57
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GeneralWhat, me worry? Pin
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