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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraAnne View Post
    No it was Mitch McConnels idea and as usual any idea the Republicans have that Obama likes they are against it. The debt ceiling has nothing to do with new spending. One would think that has been made real clear. However, knuckle draggers cant get the concept.
    Nice try. The "knuckle draggers" are paying all the damn taxes, which you love, and your POS president is deliberately trying to destroy the country's economic system. Not exactly sure what he wants to replace it with, but I'm sure it'll be just grand.

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Name me one industrialized nation that runs their Govt. on revenue of less than 15% of GDP. These low tax rates are unsustainable.
    You're talking of the federal Government here and completely ignoring State governments. Since the feds have taken over much of what should have been State rights, naturally the expenses have risen, as well as their aloofness from the electorate. They have become a power unto themselves.

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    All I could think of after watching Bill Whittle was Spiro Agnews comment....

    "In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club -- the "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history."

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Can anyone answer the questions below that Grant could not?



    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "The cost of closing Social Security’s 75-year shortfall is equal to the revenue lost from the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans."
    Social Security FAQ | Strengthen Social Security


    What I was asking though was how do you propose the country repay the money it owes to SS? Or, do you think we should just abandon our financial obligations for the first time in the history of this country? And what effect do you think that would have on the country's credit rating?
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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    All I could think of after watching Bill Whittle was Spiro Agnews comment....

    "In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club -- the "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history."
    If you are going to keep up with the ad homs rather than point out where you disagree with any issues mentioned, then there is no need to respond. Ad homs are for juveniles.

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Nice try. The "knuckle draggers" are paying all the damn taxes, which you love, and your POS president is deliberately trying to destroy the country's economic system. Not exactly sure what he wants to replace it with, but I'm sure it'll be just grand.
    Oh really how so such a bold statement with nothing to back it up. Oh by the way how is that whole one term thing working out for ya! Thhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats what I thought!

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Nice try. The "knuckle draggers" are paying all the damn taxes, which you love, and your POS president is deliberately trying to destroy the country's economic system. Not exactly sure what he wants to replace it with, but I'm sure it'll be just grand.
    It's sheer lunacy to claim the "knuckle draggers" are paying "all" of the taxes. I do not fit taraanne's definition of "knuckle dragger" and yet I pay taxes. And I am certainly not the only tax-paying non-knuckle dragger.

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    It's sheer lunacy to claim the "knuckle draggers" are paying "all" of the taxes. I do not fit taraanne's definition of "knuckle dragger" and yet I pay taxes. And I am certainly not the only tax-paying non-knuckle dragger.
    I pay a ton of taxes with alomost no deductions. Does this make me a knuckle dragger I have pretty hands

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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    We need to stop believing that deficits don't matter if they come from tax cuts.
    This is a perfect example of how progressives believe that the money a person makes belongs to the government, and that government only allows you to keep some of it....

    It is NOT your money.
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    Re: No Fiscal Deal Without Higher Tax Rates On Rich, Obama Says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is a perfect example of how progressives believe that the money a person makes belongs to the government, and that government only allows you to keep some of it....

    It is NOT your money.
    I guess it I should let that pass, but that's just a poor reading of what he said. We are the government, and everyone should be concerned about deficits. Paying for the deficit requires spending cuts and an increase in taxes, revenue. Noting that lowering taxes contributed to the increase in the deficit is not equal to saying you think someone elses money is yours. At some point it would be nice to get beyond partisan silliness and stereotypes.

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