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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You should really try and stay more informed of what your messiah wants to do.

    Obama Calls People Earning $250,000 a Year ‘Jet Owners’ - The Wealth Report - WSJ
    By asking for proof, it means he's in the dark. How can you support someone that you don't follow? These people on here don't have a clue whats going on in the world, but blindly defend the president at every turn.

    And just for the record, I've thought two jumbo jets for one man was excessive since Nixon on his 707's.

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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    1. Obama Calls People Earning $250,000 a Year ‘Jet Owners’ - The Wealth Report - WSJ
    2. I posted the cheapest new jet you could buy. I mean after all, does it really count if you buy a 40yo private jet?
    3. The POTUS doesn't need a ****ing 747 to make some ****ing phone calls. And he sure the **** doesn't need two.
    I must disagree with #3.

    The POTUS does indeed need the Air Force One fleet and needs to have two of them with him whenever he travels. I think there ought to be a damned good reason for him to travel abroad (vacation isn’t a good reason) but when he does, he needs to be the most protected and connected man in the world.

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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I must disagree with #3.

    The POTUS does indeed need the Air Force One fleet and needs to have two of them with him whenever he travels. I think there ought to be a damned good reason for him to travel abroad (vacation isn’t a good reason) but when he does, he needs to be the most protected and connected man in the world.
    Then he needs to get off the biggest and easiest plane to shoot down in the world.

    If you think the ECM on that plane stands a chance against anyone with half a wit to shoot it down, you're mistaken. You can defend an elephant pretty well, but if someone wants it dead, it's dead. Put the man in a stealth fighter jet. Not one of the biggest god damn planes on the planet. He's not on a super jumbo heli, so why a super jumbo plane?
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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Then he needs to get off the biggest and easiest plane to shoot down in the world.

    If you think the ECM on that plane stands a chance against anyone with half a wit to shoot it down, you're mistaken. You can defend an elephant pretty well, but if someone wants it dead, it's dead. Put the man in a stealth fighter jet. Not one of the biggest god damn planes on the planet. He's not on a super jumbo heli, so why a super jumbo plane?
    You don’t know jack about what you are talking about.

    I’ll leave it at that.

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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So Obama had a press conference on taxes and the economy today. Obama mentioned as one example, an example obviously used to bait the Republicans and see how they would respond, getting rid of a corporate jet tax break. By a lot of estimates, it equals to around a paltry 2-3 billion dollars. However, if you consider a lot of the things Republicans want to cut and of course are supposed to be much more fiscally conservative, it can add up to quite a bit if you take away several dozen goofy tax breaks that really in the end benefit an incredibly small few people let alone private businesses. So you would think, "Man the Republicans would have to at least say hey that sounds fair, lets talk about getting rid of this silly stuff." That wasn't their response at all. Instead, according to Eric Cantor's office they refused any kind of "tax increases" and added that and get this, "2 billion really isn't that much anyways." lol o rly?

    So there you have it folks. I am 100% done listening to anything a mainstream Republican has to say when they can't even agree that an incredibly small fix to the tax code shouldn't be done.
    So he wants to just get rid of accelerated depreciation on private jets but nothing else?

    Hmm, seems like ole PBO is in campaign mode again, stroking the anti business passions.
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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Well, the irony in this is that it was a part of the stimulus bill and was put in there by Democrats to help create jobs.

    I guess Obama doesn’t care about those jobs anymore.
    is this the actual same law? What's the IRC code?
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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    is this the actual same law? What's the IRC code?
    Yea it was part of the 2009 stimulus.

    AP FLASHBACK: Stimulus Package Rewarded Private Jet Purchases...
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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Ok, now your point is clearer to me. Thanks for clarifying.

    So following your line of logic then, can you explain why Obama has proudly referred to his tax cuts in the stimulus countless times and claimed that those tax cuts, as well as his extension of the Bush tax cuts, helped save or create jobs?

    You see, Obama claims that tax cuts do what republicans claim tax cuts do whenever he signs them into law so your point is invalid.
    Obama has said multiple times that he compromised with the people that want tax cuts. Also, Iím sure he thinks, like I do, that targeted tax cuts can be a good thing. But, in his negotiating position he canít promote a tax cut he wants since it so much better to allow a Republican to propose it then compromise with him. (Iíve donít exactly this in business and with my kids.) So this thing Republicans have made about this tax cut is gaming. It will work on their base. Why?

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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    The WSJ writer made the equate between a $250,000 earner and a jet buyer, not Obama, and then carefully allowed readers to think he said something he didn't. Please read the article again.

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    Re: Eric Cantor and Private Jet Tax Breaks

    Eric Cantor is a ****ing tool. HE was all for nickel and dimming government programs before, and now he wants to say 2-3 billion is not much anyway. Dude that is why I can't take these a** clowns seriously. It is all political games. And then some of you are saying "It was part of the stimulus bill that was pass". So... If they were against it at first then that should make it easy to say okay we can part from this.

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