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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    indeed, demanding ONLY spending cuts and NO tax-increases, doesn't suggest you are willing to compromise much.
    In the last 23 years we have raised taxes from 28 to 35% increase of 25%

    in the last 23 years we have raised our deficit spending from 1.5 billion to 1.5 trillion increase of 1000%

    Now maybe to liberals they see this as a problem with taxation, but with common people , they might say we seem to have a spending problem … and it getting to be a severe one .. for 23 years in a row they have outspent what they have taken in, let start with cuts ... and show that they can tighten the purse stings first ..... then we can look at revenue .

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

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    In the last 23 years we have raised taxes from 28 to 35% increase of 25%

    in the last 23 years we have raised our deficit spending from 1.5 billion to 1.5 trillion increase of 1000%

    Now maybe to liberals they see this as a problem with taxation, but with common people , they might say we seem to have a spending problem … and it getting to be a severe one .. for 23 years in a row they have outspent what they have taken in, let start with cuts ... and show that they can tighten the purse stings first ..... then we can look at revenue .
    Nope. Have you ever heard a segment on the radio called ". . . The rest of the story"? If these numbers told the entire story, you might have a point. But they don't. Not sure I have the time to link it all for you now, but you should at least understand this.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    In the last 23 years we have raised taxes from 28 to 35% increase of 25%

    in the last 23 years we have raised our deficit spending from 1.5 billion to 1.5 trillion increase of 1000%

    Now maybe to liberals they see this as a problem with taxation, but with common people , they might say we seem to have a spending problem … and it getting to be a severe one .. for 23 years in a row they have outspent what they have taken in, let start with cuts ... and show that they can tighten the purse stings first ..... then we can look at revenue .
    Or, we could close loopholes and cut spending both, and possibly even get things back on track even faster. I know, I'm supposed to be on one side or the other screeching about how the other side is doing it wrong.

    I fail.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Obama's Medicare offer | POLITICO 44

    But yeah...Obama isn't serious about this at all.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Or, we could close loopholes and cut spending both, and possibly even get things back on track even faster. I know, I'm supposed to be on one side or the other screeching about how the other side is doing it wrong.

    I fail.
    You're nto alone. As I've said before, best to cut spending and raise taxes. If we're serious, this is what we argue.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Compromise is a two way street, we have to raise taxes to solve the deficit. Period.
    why do the class warfare dems only want to raise taxes on the people who already pay far too much of the tax burden?



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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Or, we could close loopholes and cut spending both, and possibly even get things back on track even faster. I know, I'm supposed to be on one side or the other screeching about how the other side is doing it wrong.

    I fail.
    Care to tell us what those loopholes are? It's been my experience that anyone harping about, "loopholes", is actually talking about legitimate tax deductions that they don't agree with.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "Raising taxes in a recession is the last thing you want to do." - President Barack Obama



    we are willing to compromise on plenty. whatever the President wants to cut, we'll cut. but raising taxes will not bring in any revenue, it will hurt the country's struggling economy, and it's not a political possibility. we might as well demand that Obama pass the Ryan Plan, and then accuse him of refusing to compromise when he doesn't.



    At best, Obama wants to hike taxes, but doesn't want the blame for it, so he wants to make Republicans his enablers. At worst, Obama knows that this won't pass the House, and so he wants to go past the Aug 2 deadline to see how much he can scare the American public about the "eeeeevil Wepubwicans" [/Elmer Fudd Voice].

    why do the dems demand compromise on tax hikes? do they honestly believe that all the spending is necessary?

    it seems to me if there is a compromise needed it should be with the GOP allowing some cuts on government programs they like combined with the dems allowing other cuts
    tax hikes have nothing to do with the matter



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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Thank you for illustrating my point. They are double dipping, we are paying the price, they are making record profits. Isn't it just plain common sense that it's time to remove the tax subsidies from them? Why are the American taxpayer be the ones bent over the barrel here?

    As an American being forced into bankruptcy, you'll have to forgive me for not feeling sorry for big corporations making huge profits and paying obscene bonuses. It's the average person, working and spending, that makes the economy work. Now we are being forced to spend more of our 'disposable' (whatever the hell that is) income at the pump and on food.

    If you want a healthy economy, quit screwing regular Americans so they can go spend and thus create jobs.

    Giving corporations more money will not create jobs if nobody is buying their product.
    While I might agree with some of what you say … there are two things I would like to point out … first, who do you think that middle class is working for ? Might it not be for those evil filthy corporations making all that money ? You don't have to like it, but they are the ones that create jobs, that increases the middle class, that allow people to spend more to create more jobs, the simple truth of this is you can't have a middle class with out them .. . and they can't expand without a larger middle class. It's a circle .. we need both …... rather then just taxing them .. might a better solution be to sit down with them .. find out what is holding them back from hiring and expanding .. and work on those things that are holding them back …...

    Point two …. …. when you tax them more (that includes taking away subsidies) that money just goes into the equation as a cost,, their profit margin is going to remain the same, and what you will see at the pump is a increase in cost …. which in turn is going to mean higher profits for the oil companies .. because again .. there is always going to be people buying gas and oil products at least in the foreseeable future

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Care to tell us what those loopholes are? It's been my experience that anyone harping about, "loopholes", is actually talking about legitimate tax deductions that they don't agree with.
    When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform set off the worst oil spill at sea in American history, it was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands. Registering there allowed the rig’s owner to significantly reduce its American taxes.

    The owner, Transocean, moved its corporate headquarters from Houston to the Cayman Islands in 1999 and then to Switzerland in 2008, maneuvers that also helped it avoid taxes.

    At the same time, BP was reaping sizable tax benefits from leasing the rig. According to a letter sent in June to the Senate Finance Committee, the company used a tax break for the oil industry to write off 70 percent of the rent for Deepwater Horizon — a deduction of more than $225,000 a day since the lease began.

    With federal officials now considering a new tax on petroleum production to pay for the cleanup, the industry is fighting the measure, warning that it will lead to job losses and higher gasoline prices, as well as an increased dependence on foreign oil.

    But an examination of the American tax code indicates that oil production is among the most heavily subsidized businesses, with tax breaks available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process.

    According to the most recent study by the Congressional Budget Office, released in 2005, capital investments like oil field leases and drilling equipment are taxed at an effective rate of 9 percent, significantly lower than the overall rate of 25 percent for businesses in general and lower than virtually any other industry.



    We can start here.

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