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Thread: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Can't knock your taste in music, but it doesn't answer the question as to how the rich on the left ... and apparently JUST on the left ... need votes (?) to maintain their wealth? And thus pretend to care about the poor? Fantastical.
    people that claim to eschew corporate wealth tend to crave government created wealth. Obama and Clinton are two examples of people who have made lots and lots of money from public office

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Show me any other time in the last 30 years when we reduced our budget deficit as much as we did in the 90's when both sides came together to cut spending and increase taxes?
    ...you do realize that the four years where the "budget was balanced" (thanks to taking money from Social Security) was after Clinton cut tax rates - specifically after he cut the capital gains tax, which is what this thread is about?

    It's not the taxes. It's the spending.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people that claim to eschew corporate wealth tend to crave government created wealth. Obama and Clinton are two examples of people who have made lots and lots of money from public office
    Hmm, seems to me that Gingrich is worth more than both of them put together, thanks to his peddling his public office ass like a K Street crack whore. Both sides do it, but I think it's pretty obvious that Republicans are the biggest beneficiaries.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ...you do realize that the four years where the "budget was balanced" (thanks to taking money from Social Security) was after Clinton cut tax rates - specifically after he cut the capital gains tax, which is what this thread is about?

    It's not the taxes. It's the spending.
    It's not the taxes, or the spending, or the economy. It's the taxes, the spending, AND the economy.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Hmm, seems to me that Gingrich is worth more than both of them put together, thanks to his peddling his public office ass like a K Street crack whore. Both sides do it, but I think it's pretty obvious that Republicans are the biggest beneficiaries.
    Newt's a pimp, but most of the GOP doesn't buy votes of the anti corporate luddites by whining about corporations and wealth

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's not the taxes, or the spending, or the economy. It's the taxes, the spending, AND the economy.
    Its a society where too many people think government exists to give THEM what they want and paying for that is the DUTY of SOMEONE else

    Until the tax system can change that attitude, we will never get rid of massive deficits.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its a society where too many people think government exists to give THEM what they want and paying for that is the DUTY of SOMEONE else

    Until the tax system can change that attitude, we will never get rid of massive deficits.
    Oddly enough we didn't have massive deficits until a conservative spent eight years slashing taxes and yammering about but not actually cutting spending. That's what Republicans do.

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the ONLY REASON WHY REVENUES increased was due to that massive bubble. that's why the orgasmic joy for tax hikes is idiotic
    You mean the tax increases didn't hurt economic growth? Imagine that! They won't this time either!

    But back to your supply side economics, where are all the jobs that the tax cuts to the rich for the last ten years was supposed to provide???

    Give the middle class a reason for continuing to subsidize your tax cuts???
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ...you do realize that the four years where the "budget was balanced" (thanks to taking money from Social Security) was after Clinton cut tax rates - specifically after he cut the capital gains tax, which is what this thread is about?

    It's not the taxes. It's the spending.
    He cut them to a rate that is 5% higher than they are now.

    It was both the spending cuts, most of which came from the military, and from the tax increases - the only time in 30 years when we have cut our deficit significantly.

    When we get serious about the debt, that is what will have to be done again.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the people who are heard tend to be the rich lefties-Obama, Buffett, Soros.

    and nothing is more sinister machiavellian than watching rich dems whine about the rich
    It shouldn't even matter. Politicians want to stay in power regardless of political orientation; developing some form of conspiracy that associates leftist ideology with greed shouldn't be relevant. And watching rich people saying that they themselves aren't paying enough isn't sinister; most rich people usually include themselves in their political judgements.

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