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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There is likely a reason they are exempt. BTW, I keep saying less than 40% and not 40%. A small point, but I do want to be accurate.
    If you wanted to be truly accurate you would say that regardless of the percentage there are millions and millions of income earners not paying any Federal Income taxes and collecting any revenue from those people would be a lot more than you can collect from those rich people that Obama wants to use for political gain.

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well, that's your favorite game, isn't it? How about this: when Obama took over the economy was SHRINKING at a rate of over 6% per year and the economy was losing over 700,000 jobs per MONTH. So in terms of progress, you'd have to say his results are pretty freakin' spectacular.
    How many months during the Bush years did the economy shrink and lose 700,000 jobs a month? You want to judge Bush on one year of his Presidency and ignore the affects the Democrat Congress had on that record. Then you want to ignore the 2011 record of Obama, 2 1/2 years after he took office. You call adding 4 trillion to the debt, downgrade of our credit, 25 million unemployed/under employed Americans positive progress?

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Income taxes are designed to be tax discretionary income, which is income after life necessities are paid for. 47% of the people have no discretionary income. Nonetheless, this group pays more than their fair share of other taxes, including employment taxes, sales and use taxes and government fees. The reality is that though we are suppose to have progressive system designed for people to share the pain equally, we actually have a de-facto flat tax with everyone paying about 30%. It turns out that the pain is borne unequally on those least able to pay. No, the upper income is NOT paying their fair share.
    Nice spin, income taxes were to fund the govt. and to get people to pay for the services provided by that govt. Right now 47% are earning income and not paying for those services. That in the liberal world is what you call fair? Still waiting for what that fair share is for the upper income since paying 38% of all income taxes isn't it but zero for millions is?

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well, that's your favorite game, isn't it? How about this: when Obama took over the economy was SHRINKING at a rate of over 6% per year and the economy was losing over 700,000 jobs per MONTH. So in terms of progress, you'd have to say his results are pretty freakin' spectacular.
    I've seen this inane talking point repeated over and over in here by libs that must think everyone is actually stupid enough to buy this crap.

    Listen you can't base, and tout success on a presupposition of what might of, could of, or would have happened because these are things that you really can not know with any degree of certainty.

    Second, the Obama economy has logged some 400K of unemployment applicants since as far back as I can remember in his Presidency. Now, if you really want to say that adding some 118K jobs is a positive then I would say that simple math disagrees with your spin....That by my calculations is still 282K in the negative.

    Then, we have the stimulus that "Sheriff" Joe said was creating all these jobs, when the truth of the matter is that it really wasn't...And the jobs that it did manage to create cost the tax payer in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars to create one job that paid little more than minimum wage. Who got that money? hmmmm....?

    And libs answer to all of this is that we didn't waste enough money? how insane is that?

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I agree. And we'd be in better shape if Republicans hadn't blocked it the first time around.

    Wait a minute here....I thought that TARP was what libs love to bash conservatives with over the head as some wasted money that Bush applied....Now you want to say that repubs blocked it?

    I think you've lost your place in your own argument pal....

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute here....I thought that TARP was what libs love to bash conservatives with over the head as some wasted money that Bush applied....Now you want to say that repubs blocked it?

    I think you've lost your place in your own argument pal....

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    J-Mac you have some serious growing up to do. Not all liberals think alike just as not all conservatives think alike. Some liberals think TARP did good, most don't. Just as some conservatives think gay marriage should be legal and most think it should be illegal. The fact you are so ridiculously partisan to realize that says more about you gor sure and not in a good way.

    It's funny how Conservative and Prof blame Obama for the downgrade when it's congress that controls the pursestrings.

    I have no doubt if the teabaggers hadn't made this so dysfunctional that we would not have been downgraded. They wanted no increase in the debt, that simply was not possible and even the GOP realized that. But since the teabaggrrs threw a tantrum, the world saw just how bad our government can't get along.

    Also amusing that Teabaggers say cuts are necessary but have no problem with Corporate welfare and rewarding companies that send jobs overseas with cuts in taxes.

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    J-Mac you have some serious growing up to do. Not all liberals think alike just as not all conservatives think alike. Some liberals think TARP did good, most don't. Just as some conservatives think gay marriage should be legal and most think it should be illegal. The fact you are so ridiculously partisan to realize that says more about you gor sure and not in a good way.

    It's funny how Conservative and Prof blame Obama for the downgrade when it's congress that controls the pursestrings.

    I have no doubt if the teabaggers hadn't made this so dysfunctional that we would not have been downgraded. They wanted no increase in the debt, that simply was not possible and even the GOP realized that. But since the teabaggrrs threw a tantrum, the world saw just how bad our government can't get along.

    Also amusing that Teabaggers say cuts are necessary but have no problem with Corporate welfare and rewarding companies that send jobs overseas with cuts in taxes.
    Amazing disdain that liberals have for the Tea Party when it was the original Tea Party that was part of the founding of this nation. Keep spouting the DNC talking points while ignoring that we have a spending problem and not a revenue problem. For some reason liberals ignore the 3.7 trillion dollar spending spree that Obama has generated. Wonder why?

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    J-Mac you have some serious growing up to do. Not all liberals think alike just as not all conservatives think alike. Some liberals think TARP did good, most don't.
    Your point about group think is correct but I do not see anyone saying that TARP was wrong. At best a very small minority. No, I do not believe most think it was bad.

    I have no doubt if the teabaggers hadn't made this so dysfunctional that we would not have been downgraded. They wanted no increase in the debt, that simply was not possible and even the GOP realized that. But since the teabaggrrs threw a tantrum, the world saw just how bad our government can't get along.
    The House passed a bill that raised the level on July 17th. The Senate dismissed it and Obama said he would veto it. It raised the debt level. I'm not generalizing here. I'm being specific. Your recall of what happened is sorely lacking.

    Also amusing that Teabaggers say cuts are necessary but have no problem with Corporate welfare and rewarding companies that send jobs overseas with cuts in taxes.
    Not only are you doing what you are complaining about you are outright misrepresenting their positions.

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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    how dare you compare the tea party of today with the actual patriots of yesterday. really?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: United States loses its AAA Credit rating from S & P

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    how dare you compare the tea party of today with the actual patriots of yesterday. really?
    Obviously history isn't a strong suit of yours. You buy the talking points of liberals and ignore the actual policies being promoted by today's Tea Party. There is very little difference between the two. Low taxes and small limited Federal govt.

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