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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Yea...remember when we were told a 39.6% rate would destroy the economy? And that hiking the minimum wage would cause us to LOSE jobs.

    God, the 1990s were SOOOO terrible. What an awful time to be in business. It was like you were under constant attack.
    The first graph shows job growth trending upwards under a Democratic House. The 2nd shows the job growth trend after the repubs took over the House.

    What is the difference?



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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Yea...remember when we were told a 39.6% rate would destroy the economy? And that hiking the minimum wage would cause us to LOSE jobs.

    God, the 1990s were SOOOO terrible. What an awful time to be in business. It was like you were under constant attack.
    You guys are hysterical. One person misreads a comment and others jump on it as if it were a truth. LOL! You guys really are a stitch!

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    I was talking about the failed promises [read: lies] of the Democrats to cut spending in exchange for increased taxes.
    What amuses me most is how much they sold themselves as hardlined fiscal conservatives when they took over Congress. One of the first things they did was pass that Pay-Go bill.

    Pelosi: "When I became speaker of the House ... our majority made PAYGO the rule of the House -- that if you wanted to have an investment, an entitlement, etc., you had to pay for it. There was no open-ended spending."
    Yeah... no open-ended spending except... all discretionary spending, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, tax cut extensions, estate tax reductions, AMT exemptions, as well as anything the majority wishes to use a waiver on - unemployment benefits, a new veterans' entitlement, a $787 billion dollar stimulus bill...

    Other than that, Nancy is right, if you wanted to have an investment, an entitlement, etc., you had to pay for it. Now THAT'S fiscal discipline.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    um...what was wrong with our economy in the ninties?
    You did not follow the train of thought of my discussion. No problem. We all make mistakes. :-)

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Not much. Gingrich and crew did a fine job. However, I was not talking about the economy. I was talking about the failed promises [read: lies] of the Democrats to cut spending in exchange for increased taxes.
    show me the lies?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    IMO, to raise revenue by closing loopholes/exemptions/freebies/welfare/etc., isnt raising taxes.
    and where the hell are the so called "job creators".. theyve had these breaks for about a decade, so where's the jobs? or should i ask 'in what country are they creating the jobs?'
    The jobs are in China. Last year I went to buy a pair of cowboy boots and guess what.... they were made in China. The only cowboy boot factory left here in the USA is Tony Lama. This is a crying shame. Most jobs are in China and other parts of the world. How about getting our jobs back here to the USA??
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    You guys are hysterical. One person misreads a comment and others jump on it as if it were a truth. LOL! You guys really are a stitch!
    What's funny is saying that a mild tax increase will destroy an economy when there's ample proof that it won't.

    What's riotous is saying a minimum wage hike will destroy tons of jobs when it's been proven time and time again that it may have a very brief impact on number of jobs, but it long-term boosts the economy.

    What's even funnier is calling people "job creators" when they've done nothing but lay people off for about three years and reap the profits.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    show me the lies?
    How about the famous, Hope and Change. This hasn't gone down well, has it??
    Catch me if you can.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    At least Obama is doing something right! Im 110% for raising taxes on top 25% of income by at least 5%. And again Im all for removing all illegals in the US and for greatly restricting welfare plus eliminating most all of corporate welfare. Plus all State Unions must be eliminated.

    what sort of libertarian oozes such envy of the top tax payers? why shouldn't people like you-those who take more from the government than they pay in taxes not face an increase?



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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    What's funny is saying that a mild tax increase will destroy an economy when there's ample proof that it won't.

    What's riotous is saying a minimum wage hike will destroy tons of jobs when it's been proven time and time again that it may have a very brief impact on number of jobs, but it long-term boosts the economy.

    What's even funnier is calling people "job creators" when they've done nothing but lay people off for about three years and reap the profits.
    What's truly sad is to watch liberals believe that taking more money from people is a good thing.

    What's truly sad is to think that increasing the minimum wage does not hurt anyone.

    What is even more truly sad is that liberals think the Democrats have the correct economic and fiscal policy for the United States.

    Pathetic! Truly pathetic.
    Last edited by LesGovt; 07-15-11 at 05:38 PM.

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