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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do the class warfare dems only want to raise taxes on the people who already pay far too much of the tax burden?
    Oh Please TD....when taxes are cut on the rich and raised on the middle class you guys don't say anything....but as soon as there is any talk on taking away the tax cuts given to the rich....all of a sudden its "class warfare".

    The bottom line is becoming more and more apparent every day. The GOP will bend over backwards to protect their wealthy base at the cost of the middle class and working class.
    The Democrats do just the opposite.

    Its good to know this so that people can decide where their interests lie when the elections roll around.
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Oh Please TD....when taxes are cut on the rich and raised on the middle class you guys don't say anything....but as soon as there is any talk on taking away the tax cuts given to the rich....all of a sudden its "class warfare".

    The bottom line is becoming more and more apparent every day. The GOP will bend over backwards to protect their wealthy base at the cost of the middle class and working class.
    The Democrats do just the opposite.

    Its good to know this so that people can decide where their interests lie when the elections roll around.
    class warfare = the rich have to "tighten their belts" just like the rest of us
    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..

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes it was
    the debt, caused by a lack of tax revenue?

    astonishing

    The federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

    The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial promises not paid for.

    Medicare alone took on $1.8 trillion in new liabilities, more than the record deficit prompting heated debate between Congress and the White House over lifting the debt ceiling.

    Social Security added $1.4 trillion in obligations, partly reflecting longer life expectancies. Federal and military retirement programs added more to the financial hole, too.
    U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions - USATODAY.com

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    the debt, caused by a lack of tax revenue?

    astonishing



    U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions - USATODAY.com
    No. That wasn't what we were talking about. and that wasn't what I said
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    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..

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    with a universal health care system.
    Every first world economy in the world (and most of the second world economies) have universal health care..... well, except for the US (are we still considered first world?... after all, our wealth distribution system is very 3rd world)

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Pointing to a dem that practices rightwing economics does not make the rightwing policy a leftwing policy.
    it sure doesn't

    LOL!

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Oh Please TD....when taxes are cut on the rich and raised on the middle class you guys don't say anything....
    Probably because it hasn't happened for at least 30 years. That's as far back as the CBO data goes.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So far, I've posted for more links to support my claims than anyone else in this thread.
    think progress or mother jones?

    I'll post a link when the poster I was responding to does the same
    well, then...

    LOL!

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    think progress or mother jones?



    well, then...

    LOL!
    No. Once again, you are mistating what was posted
    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..

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    that wasn't what I said
    ah, then a lack of tax revenue is NOT responsible for our astronomical debt

    thank goodness

    because, frankly, at 61.6 trillion---and growing by 5.3 per year---there's not enough money in the galaxy

    either way, if something isn't done IMMINENTLY to fundamentally restructure our budgets, then our big 3 federal programs will simply cease to exist, as we've come to know them, for our next generation

    leadership, anyone?

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