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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That makes my point, Reagan added 1.7 trillion to the debt which tripled it and Obama has increased it by 4. trillion dollars or a 40% increase. Which one was worse?
    How was that a response to:

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    Looks like we have an adult here conservative. I'd also like to point out that both of my parents are liberal.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

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    You keep saying this like there are no democratic adults on this site.

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    Point one out to me
    Define adult....

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    How was that a response to:

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    Looks like we have an adult here conservative. I'd also like to point out that both of my parents are liberal.

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    Your point obviously was to make a bigger deal out of the tripling of the debt and somehow claiming that made the poster an adult by acknowledging that. My point was accurate would you prefer a 1.7 trillion dollar debt in 8 years or a 4 trillion dollar debt in less than 3? Which one costs the taxpayers more? Any idea what the debt service was on that 1.7 trillion dollar debt due to the recession and inflation we had in 1981-1988? Do you know what the misery index is and how it affects you? Any idea what the misery index is today or was when Obama took office? Compare that to what the people were experience when Reagan took office.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

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    Of course you know more about it than I do. I only spent 35 years in the real business world after getting a college degree as well. There is a reason that this country is better than all other countries in the world and it is called American Exceptionalism.Why would you compare what taxes we pay here to other countries? Want to compare pay as well? Why do you think we need a large central govt. that those taxes fund? What does increasing Federal Taxes do to state taxes?
    I compare tax rates. Comparing pay is irrelevant, different countries have different costs of living. The most accurate you can get with that is comparing purchasing power parity. Look at this map:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_2009_IMF.png

    As you can see, other developed nations are at least in the same ballpark when compared to the US.

    I never said we needed a large central government, but it is a more favorable government than a small, defenseless, and ultimately useless government (see Articles of Confederation and its failures).

    Federal taxes do nothing to state taxes. These are two completely different taxes that are governed by different entities. My state of NJ increased its sales tax and held its income taxes constant at a time of decreasing federal taxes.
    The GOP National Committee should change their emblem from an elephant to a condom. A condom stands up to inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects pricks, and gives one a sense of security and safety while screwing others.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

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    Amazing how a "dumb cowboy" from TX with total Democrat control of Congress did what you claim he did. Better think about that.

    Keep giving Obama a pass, seems you are in that low percentage that continue to support him. What do you know that the majority in this country doesn't? Your outrage over Bush is misguided and distorts your picture of what Obama has done. he had massive control of Congress and generated the following results 2 1/2 years later yet you blame Bush? No other President in modern history has ever had these kind of results 2 years after a recession ended.
    I know blaming it on the Democrats in congress from 2007 to 2009 is your stock response #9A, its time to take this one out of your bag of tricks:

    1. The damage was done (the wars, tax cuts, etc), before the Dems had control of congress...
    2. Name a single bill of economic consequence passed by the democratic congress over the veto of the President (since you insist it is the fault of the democratic congress)... I'll save you the trouble, there were none.

    Sorry, though the dems may have "held power" in congress from 2007 to 2009, their there presence was incidental to the problems, as a) these problems were already set into motion well before they reported for duty and b) they could really do anything but fuss anyway as they would have to overcome a veto, and they had no veto power (or even power to overcome a fillibuster...)

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by Snevert View Post
    I compare tax rates. Comparing pay is irrelevant, different countries have different costs of living. The most accurate you can get with that is comparing purchasing power parity. Look at this map:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_2009_IMF.png

    As you can see, other developed nations are at least in the same ballpark when compared to the US.

    I never said we needed a large central government, but it is a more favorable government than a small, defenseless, and ultimately useless government (see Articles of Confederation and its failures).

    Federal taxes do nothing to state taxes. These are two completely different taxes that are governed by different entities. My state of NJ increased its sales tax and held its income taxes constant at a time of decreasing federal taxes.
    cost of living is affected by pay. you want the same pay rate in this country as others around the world?

    I am for the govt. our Founders envisioned, strong national defense and promotion of free trade and competition by making sure the laws are enforced.

    Federal Taxes do affect state taxes as businesses will move from high tax states to lower tax states when Federal Taxes go up. There has been massive growth in TX because of that.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I know blaming it on the Democrats in congress from 2007 to 2009 is your stock response #9A, its time to take this one out of your bag of tricks:

    1. The damage was done (the wars, tax cuts, etc), before the Dems had control of congress...
    2. Name a single bill of economic consequence passed by the democratic congress over the veto of the President (since you insist it is the fault of the democratic congress)... I'll save you the trouble, there were none.

    Sorry, though the dems may have "held power" in congress from 2007 to 2009, their there presence was incidental to the problems, as a) these problems were already set into motion well before they reported for duty and b) they could really do anything but fuss anyway as they would have to overcome a veto, and they had no veto power (or even power to overcome a fillibuster...)
    What damage was done prior to Democrats taking control of Congress in January 2007 and please be specific. there was positive job growth, positive economic growth, and low deficits compared to today. Now you can continue to look backwards and be blinded by the present or you can offer solutions today and accept the fact that you voted for an empty suit based upon a message that you didn't understand. Obama understoon Hope and Change and that is what you are getting, massive growth in govt, high debt, high unemployment, and micromanaging of the economy. Private business will not hire until Obama is fired.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Pelosi and Reid controlled the Congress from January 2007 to January 2011. Obama was running for President since about 2006 or right before the Dems took control of Congress.
    The damage to the country was done by then. It occurred years earlier and Obama never voted on any of the bills which allowed it to happen. By 2006, the housing market was crumbling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Obama voted for the 2009 budget which passed with overwhelming Democrat support and then put the Department heads in place to spend the money. The results speak for themselves, 4 trillion added to the debt in less than 3 years.
    We've been through this many times but you keep changing the number. How much of the FY2009 debt do you attribute to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    I suggest you take a civics class so as to stop making a fool of yourself.
    Why would I take that advice from the person who think Democrats controlled the Senate when the recession began in March of 2001? I take advice from people I respect and who provide valuable and accurate information -- not from those who lie constantly, provide bogus data, and don't even know which party was in charge during the era's we debate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    What economic plan, shovel ready jobs that weren't so shovel ready? Obamacare which drives up business costs? A jobs bill that has no chance of passing in the Democrat controlled Senate? What specific economic plan has Obama implemented that generated positive economic results because the actual numbers show that his economy is a diaster.
    Your approval of his plans are not a requirement in order for him to have one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Yep, we shall see, tell us why anyone would vote for Obama with the results we have today?
    I dunno, how about for the reason you voted to give Bush 4 more years? By this point in Bush's first term, there were 3 million additional unemployed, compared to 2.3 million under Obama. By this point in Bush's first term, he inherited a debt growing $21 billion a year and turned it into a debt growing at about $550 billion a year, compared to Obama who inherited a debt growing a $1.4 trillion/year and turned it into a debt growing about $1.2 trillion/year.

    Obama's doing better than Bush but according to your [il]logic, Bush deserved 4 more years while Obama doesn't.

    I also know that if Obama were a Republican, you'd be voting for him next year without even thinking twice about it and deflecting criticism by demeaning his Democrat opponents no matter who they would be.

    You vote for party, not results. That's been proven time and time again.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    For someone your age you don't have a clue ...
    Spits the person claiming an economy not in recession was worse than one that was.

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    You really shouldn't be talking about that which you know nothing about.
    Right backatcha.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires (Continued)

    Sheik Yerbuti;1059864211]The damage to the country was done by then. It occurred years earlier and Obama never voted on any of the bills which allowed it to happen. By 2006, the housing market was crumbling.
    That is your opinion, the recession began in December 2007 and prior to that there was good job and economic growth. Democrats controlled Congress so why didn't Obama vote? But what does that have to do with the performance today 2 1/2 years after Obama took office?

    We've been through this many times but you keep changing the number. How much of the FY2009 debt do you attribute to Obama?
    What you failed to acknowledge is that the 2009 budget was passed almost solely with Democrat votes including Obama's thus the 2009 budget was a Democrat budget.


    Why would I take that advice from the person who think Democrats controlled the Senate when the recession began in March of 2001? I take advice from people I respect and who provide valuable and accurate information -- not from those who lie constantly, provide bogus data, and don't even know which party was in charge during the era's we debate.
    What does that have to do with the current economic results today over 2 1/2 years after Obama took office?

    Your approval of his plans are not a requirement in order for him to have one.
    If he had one then that makes him a bigger disaster than the actual results show. Just goes to show what happens when you vote for someone with zero leadership and executive management skills.


    I dunno, how about for the reason you voted to give Bush 4 more years? By this point in Bush's first term, there were 3 million additional unemployed, compared to 2.3 million under Obama. By this point in Bush's first term, he inherited a debt growing $21 billion a year and turned it into a debt growing at about $550 billion a year, compared to Obama who inherited a debt growing a $1.4 trillion/year and turned it into a debt growing about $1.2 trillion/year.


    Why? because the alternative was Gore and then Kerry. What does that have to do with the 25 million unemployed and under Employed Americans today? You blaming the 2001-2002 numbers on today's performance?

    Obama's doing better than Bush but according to your [il]logic, Bush deserved 4 more years while Obama doesn't.
    Right, because every Republican candidate beats the Obama alternative, not so when Bush was running for election and re-election

    I also know that if Obama were a Republican, you'd be voting for him next year without even thinking twice about it and deflecting criticism by demeaning his Democrat opponents no matter who they would be.

    You vote for party, not results. That's been proven time and time again.
    As has been pointed out many times over the past few months I have voted for more Democrats than you and the fact that Obama is a Democrat has nothing to do with my vote but the fact that he is a radical liberal Democrat disqualifies him from my vote. Your speculation on how I vote is noted but like just about every issue you don't have a clue there as well.

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