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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think it was 7.8 when he left office. You're free to check that.
    It was 4.5% before the Libbos took over Congress, then it went up, steadily, starting in 2007. Might wanna do yer own fact checkin', bro.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It was 4.5% before the Libbos took over Congress, then it went up, steadily, starting in 2007. Might wanna do yer own fact checkin', bro.
    Make any excuses you want, but the fact is he left when it was 7.8. Now, I don't think the government controls this, but your partisan view ignores facts to blatantly to ignore.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    but the fact is he left when it was 7.8
    and it's 9.1 today, even tho bernstein and romer promised 6.5

    your partisan view ignores facts to blatantly to ignore
    characteristically incoherent

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not true, they want to screw over obama at any cost, including the economy...boy, this is fun , throwing bombs at the other side.........
    If Obama would stop spending like he can never run out of money we would not have this problem. If Obama would create jobs like he spends money we would have little unemployment and a good economy. Sadly all Obama does is spend money with no way to pay for it.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Income taxes are not the only taxes.

    However:

    In a more typical year, 35 percent to 40 percent of households owe no federal income tax. In 2007, the figure was 37.9 percent. [2]

    ■The 51 percent figure covers only the federal income tax and ignores the substantial amounts of other federal taxes — especially the payroll tax — that many of these households pay . As a result, it greatly overstates the share of households that do not pay any federal taxes. Data from the Urban Institute-Brookings Tax Policy Center show only about 14 percent of households paid neither federal income tax nor payroll tax in 2009, despite the high unemployment and temporary tax cuts that marked that year.[3]

    ■This percentage would be even lower if federal excise taxes on gasoline and other items were taken into account.
    ■Most of the people who pay neither federal income tax nor payroll taxes are low-income people who are elderly, unable to work due to a serious disability, or students, most of whom subsequently become taxpayers. (In a year like 2009, this group also includes a significant number of people who have been unemployed the entire year and cannot find work.)
    ■Moreover, low-income households as a whole do, in fact, pay federal taxes. Congressional Budget Office data show that the poorest fifth of households as a group paid an average of 4 percent of their incomes in federal taxes in 2007 (the latest year for which these data are available), not an insignificant amount given how modest these households’ incomes are — the poorest fifth of households had average income of $18,400 in 2007. [4] The next-to-the bottom fifth — those with incomes between $20,500 and $34,300 in 2007 — paid an average of 10 percent of their incomes in federal taxes.

    Misconceptions and Realities About Who Pays Taxes — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    Like is common, your side once again overstates the problem to the point of being factually inaccurate.
    So you ignore the fact that democrats keep taking people off the income tax roll so they can go after the rich

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Well they say they do, with the election coming up and the self-inflicted Tea Party problem to deal with.

    Their behavior prior to this doesn't indicate anything of the sort.
    That is why the lost power and that is why they will go back to conservative values.

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So you ignore the fact that democrats keep taking people off the income tax roll so they can go after the rich
    That doesn't make sense. Republican bracket cuts and increased credits dropped many of the poor off the income tax rolls. You are basically saying that Democrats raising taxes took people off of the tax rolls. That does not make sense.
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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think it was 7.8 when he left office. You're free to check that.
    Adpt doesn't use google or fact checks. So you can pretty much assume he's 1) not going to fact check his own arguments and 2) not fact check your arguments.
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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    hmmm...then why were they not overly concerned about bush's spending?? so bs, they are suddenly concerned now because there is an election coming up...
    Who said that? That is why the GOP lost power in 2006

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    Re: Republicans Say They’re Open to ‘Revenue Raisers’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    his spending wouldn't be as much of a problem if it weren't for GOP tax cuts.
    You mean the ones Obama and the democrats extended?

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