Page 44 of 212 FirstFirst ... 3442434445465494144 ... LastLast
Results 431 to 440 of 2119

Thread: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

  1. #431
    Sage
    sangha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Last Seen
    09-17-17 @ 05:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    59,990

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I musta missed it. Care to educate me?
    carried interest
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

  2. #432
    Pragmatic Idealist
    upsideguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Rocky Mtn. High
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,053

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    More nonsense. jobs move because america labor and american government is too expensive
    So why does it work in Germany where labor and government are even more expensive than that of the US. Germany has a strong manufacturing base. They do not off-shore like we do here.

    BTW... Germany also has much higher taxes and a superior healthcare system that all citizens participate in....

  3. #433
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,219

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes it was, combined with bush*'s wars of choice
    No, it wasn't. Deficits are caused by spending more than what is being brought in. You can't spend more than you make. It's simple money management.

  4. #434
    Student Иосиф Сталин's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Columbus, GA
    Last Seen
    10-02-11 @ 06:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    218

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Are you...are you suggesting we send him to Siberia?
    If Siberia means the elimination of a user's account, then yes.
    Freedom is not free.

  5. #435
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,219

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    carried interest
    That's your answer? really?

  6. #436
    Sage
    sangha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley, NY
    Last Seen
    09-17-17 @ 05:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    59,990

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, it wasn't. Deficits are caused by spending more than what is being brought in. You can't spend more than you make. It's simple money management.
    Yes it was. Deficits were caused by bush*'s tax cuts, bush*'s wars of choice, and the republicans in congress who spent our money like drunken sailors on leave

    Simple money mgmt is a skill the right lacks
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

  7. #437
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ....and then he has the gall to accuse Republicans of being obstinate?

    seven months ago Obama said that the last thing we wanted to do was raise taxes on a poor recovery, but now he thinks that we are doing So Awesome after the last jobs report that it won't effect us? I don't think so - he knows precisely the game he is playing. At least now we know for sure who's holding this whole thing up. Obama knows perfectly well that no package that includes tax hikes will pass the House. His insistence that they be included means he is delaying. Guess he really does want to use this to campaign on after all. Everyone get ready for Obama to start threatening Seniors.


    President Barack Obama declared on Monday there would be no deal on raising the government's debt limit if Republicans won't compromise, and he said he would not sign a short-term extension raising the stakes on volatile negotiations with the clock ticking toward an Aug. 2 deadline.

    "I don't see a path to a deal if they don't budge. Period," the president said in a challenge to his political opponents, accusing Republicans of having a "my way or the highway" posture on taxes.... But Republican Boehner said that tax increases are a nonstarter: "The American people will not accept and the House cannot pass a bill that raises taxes on job creators."...

    ...Sunday's sometimes testy session was shorter than some had anticipated, and it's clear neither side is willing to budge on taxes. Democrats say tax increases are a prerequisite for big spending cuts; Republicans rule out the idea unless taxes are lowered elsewhere....

    even before Obama was finished speaking, Republicans were disagreeing with his insistence that a deficit-trimming deal include cutbacks in tax breaks for the wealthy and some big corporations. While the news conference was under way, Boehner's office sent two emails to his news list saying tax hikes never should have been in the discussion.

    The president warned that failure to reach agreement could create another recession and throw millions of Americans out of work, painting a picture of catastrophe if a partisan stalemate is not broken and Congress fails to act....



    yup. the President needs an economic narrative for 2012, and he's going to make himself one.
    I believe tax hikes should be the last thing done because this just give the government an excuse to raise spending even more. Overlapping agencies to should be removed. Overseas bases should be closed. Foreign aid should be stopped. And anything else we do not need should be cut and cuts in funding to everything else should be done. We need to start having the government do only the basics again.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  8. #438
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, it wasn't. Deficits are caused by spending more than what is being brought in. You can't spend more than you make. It's simple money management.
    Obviously we can because that's what we've done. In fact, the majority of Americans do it. Lots of Americans carry some form of debt.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  9. #439
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,219

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Иосиф Сталин View Post
    If Siberia means the elimination of a user's account, then yes.
    If you have a problem with a user, there's the report feature at the bottom left corner. Simply requesting that a user be permanently banned isn't going to work. I'm sure that could get the forum sued.

  10. #440
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,219

    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Obviously we can because that's what we've done. In fact, the majority of Americans do it. Lots of Americans carry some form of debt.
    But, it don't work. Does it?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •