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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No serious person addresses our debt without asking for both cuts in spending and increases in taxes.
    That is your opinion, when you cut spending in your own home....where do you get your "tax hike" from? Could it be a credit card? Or maybe you just spend less instead.
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That is your opinion, when you cut spending in your own home....where do you get your "tax hike" from? Could it be a credit card? Or maybe you just spend less instead.
    that's not very "American" of you. when our credit card debt get's too high.... we get serious. we buckle down, pull out the ole pencil-and-paper, figure out what's what, take honest measure, make the hard decisions.... and pay it off with a second mortgage.

    that's the American way. what are you, some kind of commie?

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No serious person addresses our debt without asking for both cuts in spending and increases in taxes.
    No, not really. A serious person would realize the this economy is one of a lingering malaise. A serious person would not increase the amount paid in taxes by individuals or companies.

    Also, in the 1980s and 1990s, Democrats made bargains with the Republicans to raise taxes and cut expenses. The taxes were raised, but we are still awaiting the expense cuts. Why should Republicans trust Democrats?

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    No, not really. A serious person would realize the this economy is one of a lingering malaise. A serious person would not increase the amount paid in taxes by individuals or companies.

    Also, in the 1980s and 1990s, Democrats made bargains with the Republicans to raise taxes and cut expenses. The taxes were raised, but we are still awaiting the expense cuts. Why should Republicans trust Democrats?
    If these deals are in writing, part of the actual budget, there's nothing you have to wait for. Like increases, the cuts would be part of the legislation. So, no, a serious person would demand both. And increases can be done so that they pose no reserious effect on the economy.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That is your opinion, when you cut spending in your own home....where do you get your "tax hike" from? Could it be a credit card? Or maybe you just spend less instead.
    I take a second job. And having been in that situation, that is exactly what I would do. A two pronged approach attacks the problem better than limiting your options.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I take a second job
    i don't know about new south wales, but here in america there aren't any

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I take a second job. And having been in that situation, that is exactly what I would do. A two pronged approach attacks the problem better than limiting your options.
    Then get a second job and pay more taxes, but don't expect me to solve my problems the same way you do. You speak for yourself, and yourself alone.
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That is your opinion, when you cut spending in your own home....where do you get your "tax hike" from? Could it be a credit card? Or maybe you just spend less instead.
    My home doesn't print its' own money
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then get a second job and pay more taxes, but don't expect me to solve my problems the same way you do. You speak for yourself, and yourself alone.
    So you're saying that if you owned a business, you would NEVER raise prices if you weren't profiting?

    Is that a good way to run a business?

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So you're saying that if you owned a business, you would NEVER raise prices if you weren't profiting?

    Is that a good way to run a business?


    Actually we offer a fair price for our services, we feel no need to gouge our customers and often will have to bid on selected work with the government, often reducing our rates in order to get the job.


    So yes, not gouging your customers is a good way to run a business.
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