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

    On Fox News Sunday, conservative pundit and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol warned the GOP that “elections have consequences” and it shouldn’t “fall on its sword” in defense of lower taxes for millionaires.“The leadership in the Republican Party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas,” Kristol said. “Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell when one person says, ‘You know what? It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.’ It really won’t, I don’t think.”
    “I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000 — make it $500,000, make it a million,” Kristol argued. “Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of them live in Hollywood?”


    Read more @: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires - Salon.com

    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?


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

    sacrifice their interests? rich people paying an extra few % of their incredible wealth per year won't sacrifice diddly squat.

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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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    Read more @: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires - Salon.com

    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?
    Yep. The republicants have decided to agree with the demorats and see that getting 8 days worth of new federal revenue, possibly aided by cutting 8 days worth of federal spending to match that "massive amount" will be the magical fix to spur the private economy into instant growth mode and (eventually) balance the budget. The remaining 349 days at 38% deficit spending will no longer matter, since the huge economic "Obama boom" will wipe that minor deficit out within just a few centuries, possibly sooner if the CBO gets the right input spoon fed to it.
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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    I would be willing to compromise.
    The difference between the additional tax revenue brought in by allowing the top tier
    of the *Obama tax cut to expire and the deficit is about $1.1 Trillion.
    *( Obama signed the current tax rates into law in 2010)
    I think the ratio was 16:1, So if the Democrats cut $16. from the budget for each additional
    dollar raised by the new taxes, I am ON BOARD.

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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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    Read more @: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires - Salon.com

    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?
    In that case, it won't kill the country to reduce their taxes either.

    It's a question... do you want to embrace and foment Parasite Nation or do you want to fight for a government free of fomenting class warfare?
    Hell... let Parasite Nation take it all.

    What was wrong with 28% as agreed to by Democrats back in Reagan's years?
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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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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    Read more @: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires - Salon.com

    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?
    Perhaps, but none of them have been elected to Congress, and anyway a tax on millionaires is not going to bring in enough bucks to even come close to balancing the budget anyway.

    So, we're still screwed, Congress is still dysfunctional, and the likelihood still is that we'll go over the fiscal cliff in January with the two parties still pointing fingers at each other and ranting.

    At least, that's my optimistic view of the situation.
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    Re: Bill Kristol: “It won’t kill the country” to raise taxes on millionaires

    Now that Obama can't get re-elected again, they have more flexibility. The goal before was to make him a one-termer. Since that failed, maybe say you're ok with the raise, then run against it in '16.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    What was wrong with 28% as agreed to by Democrats back in Reagan's years?
    That's when the deficit started blowing up out of control.


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

    Since when is a decision being good, based on the fact that it "will not directly kill you or the country?" You could raise taxes on everyone or no one, and that would still be true.

    The fact is you want federal benefits and you demand someone else pay for them because you have no interest in doing what it takes to earn it yourself. That's it, nothing more to be said.

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

    When a patient is hemorrhaging, adding new blood is one answer, but you should
    probably stop the blood flow first.

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