Really? Tell me, if the President and congressional drones talk about $250K being the threshold, but all indications are that nothing will be done to extend the current tax rates under the Bush plan, which would raise rates for everyone, not just those with higher earnings, then we are being lied to are we not? I have already shown where my taxes would go up by some $3k + should this happen, and I am nowhere near $250K brother.I think OWS is the better of the two but like how I believe the Tea Partiers are idiots for believing their taxes will go up
In fact, taxes that hit me in every facet of life. Gas prices up, Food up, Home energy up, other goods and services all up due to different tax and regulation that this administration has dropped in under the radar. They are crooks, and liars, and destined to be swept out with the trash in about a year if we can hold on.
Could you clarify this please?(they won't would have gone down if the people they voted for in Congress voted for it)
I've got some news for ya. Since I was the age of 16 and worked at a job that was paid for by writing a check that taxes came out of, I paid into these systems, with the promise that they were going to be there when I got old enough to retire. Now, because these thieves over the years have stolen that money, I have to be demonized for wanting them to make good on their promise, and all that money I have put in is just gone? Oh and BTW, I am not rich at all. In fact, at 49 I am just now within the recent years making above the median income in the country, so think before you type some snark back at me thinking I am rich or something.and want to reign in government spending but hell no don't touch their medicare and social security
Marxism is unashamed of its hypocrisy.in the same light the OWS people do equally asinine things. A guy holding up an American flag (with the stars being corporate logos) will be doing it while tweeting on his iPod and drinking Starbucks. THAT'S an asshole.
Many of these people want more than just say, what the Germans or Japanese have they want it without hard work.
Germans or Japanese? Are you kidding? Japan is still dealing with their own lost decade with stimulus after stimulus that failed, and Germany is poised to go down with the Euro in as little as 2 weeks if nothing is done, and you think that what we want?
America has the hardest working educated workforce in the world.I've worked with Japanese and Germans and they don't **** around.
Who's doing that? I work 60 to 70 hrs per week. I think you have it backwards.Hey, sure they got great benefits but the world doesn't go round with everyone working 32 hour work weeks.
Ok, then I am sure you would be easily able to type something other than constant condemnations, and derision about your fellow posters in here, and come up with some enlightening pronouncements that lead everyone to have that ah ha moment.
Care to share, or just take the easy road and bitch about others?
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.