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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Nice spin.
    plain meaning of what you said

    no spin at all

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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    What BS. Our FIT system is based on progressive taxes, it's not because we want to punish anybody. It's because they WORK. The progressive tax system increases growth and more specifically growth that is equal across all income classes. We are a consumer economy and we grow by increasing consumer spending not by cutting taxes on those that save most of their income anyway. So stop the whining, if you are paying higher taxes when this is all over it's because you are making more than 98% of us and an extra 3% on your income above $250,000 is peanuts for you.
    Rhetoric. What is the middle class sacrificing?

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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    They're already in a higher tax bracket. Bleed turnips much?

    Uh-uh. It's called government take over. Washington has no business piling programs on us. It's Communistic and therefore, oppressive.
    Actually, its called representative democracy.

    If the people wish to tax a certain income group at 90% in order to fund national healthcare, retirement at full wages or just build a 1000 foot statue of Bullwinkle, and they put enough pressure on their representatives to make that happen, it is the right of the people and therefore the government.

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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Actually, its called representative democracy.

    If the people wish to tax a certain income group at 90% in order to fund national healthcare, retirement at full wages or just build a 1000 foot statue of Bullwinkle, and they put enough pressure on their representatives to make that happen, it is the right of the people and therefore the government.

    Yep, it is the right of the individual to be a dumb ass as well, but the hope is that there are more that are not dumb asses than those that are....
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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, it is the right of the individual to be a dumb ass as well, but the hope is that there are more that are not dumb asses than those that are....
    Given the people we keep electing as our representatives, that may just be a vain hope.
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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Given the people we keep electing as our representatives, that may just be a vain hope.

    And hopefully those minority groups that want that seat at the table drop some of the arrogance, and join the discussion.
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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Holy ****! Are some conservatives actually opening their eyes? Are they finally banking away from this "no taxes on the rich" bull****? Are they finally gonna sacrifice the interests of the richest of the rich for the rest of the American public?
    If there is ever a common sense plan that would include taxing "the rich" I am sure people would go along with it. I have never heard Obama come down on carried interest because it impacts the fat cats who contribute to his campaign. You need to raise the number you called rich above 250K or someone like Schumer from NY will go nuts, because you are certainly not rich living in New York City on 250K, can't really afford a condo to live in.

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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Actually, its called representative democracy.

    If the people wish to tax a certain income group at 90% in order to fund national healthcare, retirement at full wages or just build a 1000 foot statue of Bullwinkle, and they put enough pressure on their representatives to make that happen, it is the right of the people and therefore the government.
    Only if they first pass an amendment.

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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Actually, its called representative democracy.

    If the people wish to tax a certain income group at 90% in order to fund national healthcare, retirement at full wages or just build a 1000 foot statue of Bullwinkle, and they put enough pressure on their representatives to make that happen, it is the right of the people and therefore the government.
    That's where the Republic ends, and where Marxism begins. It's called a bunch of takers offering up their freedoms to a group of bureaucrats who are more than happy to head up the Bullwinkle objective just so the same bureaucrats can gain total power over the people.
    Last edited by Dooble; 11-18-12 at 04:15 PM.

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