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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    What a travesty!

    The idea of making wealthier Americans pay just a little extra in taxes (temporarily) so we can have some short term cash to help fix some of our budgetary and economic problems is just sickening. It warrants a giant complaining session in fact.

    Look, I'm all for lowering taxes at times when it makes sense strategically, but this is not one of them. Let's try to fix our budget without making deep cuts to programs that may be the difference between life or death for some folks, and then reassess the situation when when things even back out.

    I don't think an approach based on revenue increases and spending cuts is a crazy idea.
    why not make everyone-especially those who pay no taxes-pay more? can you say political pandering?



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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Why do we continue to subsidize oil companies that are making billions in profits? Why do so many of you guys have big problems with government social programs, but you have no problem with the government handing out billions in corporate welfare?
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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Sounds like were on the same page on this one. if it went off as planned would you vote for Obama?
    No. I am a full conservative, and as it is what it is, there is no way that a second stimulus that proposes to be doled out in almost mirror fashion as the first one that didn't work, to unions, and constituents for votes will.

    I think Obama brought this BS up to invent an issue for his election, this wasn't to boost anything other than the distraction for his campaign. He (Obama) really is an asshole.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most people want others to pay more taxes so they don't have to. Its why the progressive income tax scheme works for politicians. Buy the votes of the many with the money of the few

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Why do we continue to subsidize oil companies that are making billions in profits? Why do so many of you guys have big problems with government social programs, but you have no problem with the government handing out billions in corporate welfare?
    Yeah, let's just outlaw private business in America, then all will be well won't it?

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Why is it okay to tax a billionaire hedge fund manager's income at 15% and your income at 25%?
    You have to be in the top 1% of tax payers to pay anywhere near an effective rate of 25%. and how many billionaire hedge fund managers are there? those few people still pay more income taxes than 100 million Americans combined.



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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You have to be in the top 1% of tax payers to pay anywhere near an effective rate of 25%. and how many billionaire hedge fund managers are there? those few people still pay more income taxes than 100 million Americans combined.
    That is not what he asked you.

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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    That is not what he asked you.
    Then he should follow up but its worthless to whine about less than 100 or so people at MOST

    and I have noted in the past that I disagree with that provision-managing money should be earned income for the hedge manager-LTCG for the shareholders



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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why not make everyone-especially those who pay no taxes-pay more? can you say political pandering?
    Because, genius, the people who spend the most money are the lower class. The goal is to give them more money to spend, not less. That's how you get money back into circulation and fix the economy. Or is your goal something different than that?
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    Re: Obama Seeks to End Tax Breaks to Pay for Jobs Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    Because, genius, the people who spend the most money are the lower class. The goal is to give them more money to spend, not less. That's how you get money back into circulation and fix the economy. Or is your goal something different than that?
    His goal is something different than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why not make everyone-especially those who pay no taxes-pay more? can you say political pandering?
    Hey, it's your side that created this "problem" in the first place.
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