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Old 02-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #16
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isn't that the point? the money has already been taken from their pocket. they are now giving their opinion on where it should go.
is that ok with you?
There is no direct correlation between the amount you want the government to spend and the amount that comes out of your own wallet.

You can say "increase foreign aid by 1% of the total budget," but few will say "increase my taxes another percent".
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #17
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more people would step up to pay more taxes for a 1% increase in aid for the poor than people would pay up to support a multi trillion dollar war. what right have you to judge other peoples convictions? what about you? if you were paying for this war how would you feel about it? well don't worry cause we will just cut more "inefficient" programs and leave it for your grandchildren to sort out and pay for.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #18
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Are we missing a point here...its not about where money is coming from or who is going to open their wallets. Its about people dying everyday....

And just so no one asks...yes I do belong to the One campain, I voted for Bonos program. I give to my church and constantly give to Samaritan purse an organization in which Bono is also affiliated with run by Franklin Graham.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:07 PM   #19
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i am sorry to stir the waters JCOSTER but it really bothers me that someone thinks they can judge peoples convictions. even if it is a silly online pole he has no right make such assumptions about where peoples hearts are in relation to their wallets.

you are absoloutly right. it is about people dying. which is why i am so appauled when people don't understand that it is about justice. instead the cynics are trying to put a price on peoples lives.
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Should the government take Bono's advice? * 27697 responses


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Old 02-03-2006, 07:27 PM   #21
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it is very curious, the theory about u2 fans flocking to vote, because there have never been these kind of numbers in any music related polls u2 have been apart of. and those are polls that you can vote in as many times as you want. i think it is begining to shows that a lot of people are ready to do what they can for the One campaign. maybe it is foolish to think that but i am optimistic.
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I don't think Bono is asking the people to have their taxes increased. He does not ask for money from the people. He wants goverment and religious organizations to step up to the plate and help. Something in his speech related to people living in their mansions up on the hill... inother words...does the white house really need new china? Do they really like how many christmas trees in the white house one isn't good enough...and the stupid chocolate white house they spend a fortune on every year. I can go on and on.

But I do think Bono is refering to such splendors.

By the way, Ali drives and old Volvo, he drives his Masarati, I know his house is beautiful but this is someone who gives $ all the time and thought that for his 30th birthday his swimming pool was the greatest gift.
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what is Bono's advice specifically? (I like to be an informed voter, y'know..)
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You can say "increase foreign aid by 1% of the total budget," but few will say "increase my taxes another percent".
We can take it from the tax cuts for the wealthy. They can put off buying that ivory back scratcher for next year.

Anyway, I voted "Not sure," actually. I'd like to know where our existing contributions are going and how much of it is being used as intended--and how much of it is being wasted through corruption. I don't think anyone wants that hypothetical 1% to go to corruption.

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from what i have read corruption is being tackled by private firms now-a-days. firms like Price Waterhouse have been hired to keep tabs on the money and how it is being spent. does anyone know about this in more detail? can someone with a larger understanding than I tell us more about this?
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what is Bono's advice specifically? (I like to be an informed voter, y'know..)




try www.cnn.com
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don't forget to rate the story 5 stars at the bottom so it might appear in their highest rated sories page
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I scream PORK...F'ing cut the pork and give it to the poor.

thank you!
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this makes me happy that people think giving to the poor is a good idea
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