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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    i'd rather see all of the rates return to 1990s levels, not just the top rate.

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    I am OK with the rich paying a little more IF it accompanied by spending cuts. Not promises of future spending cuts but immediate cuts that are implemented at the exact same time taxes go up.

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    What happened the last time a government got it in their head that they could tax their citizens to the breaking point without fear of being held responsible? Oh ya, it was called a revolution. Britain was the super power at the time and their citizens maintained the highest standard of living the world had ever seen. Now America is in that position, and making the same mistakes Britain did. Taxation is not the answer.

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraAnne View Post
    Ummm Military should be at the top of your list! Before we get to Medicare or Medicade! We spend double what the rest of the world spends. One way to cut the military is to quit butting into other countries problems.
    We spend three and a half times more (and growing) on health care than we spend on the military. You could defund the military entirely and Obama would still be running a deficit higher than all but one year under Bush.

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Does anyone really believe this additional money from the "rich" is going to be paid toward the deficit?

    And does anyone really believe substantive cuts are going to be made to entitlements?

    Government has never gotten smaller. Why would it now under a president who BELIEVES in massive government?

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraAnne View Post
    Ummm Military should be at the top of your list! Before we get to Medicare or Medicade! We spend double what the rest of the world spends. One way to cut the military is to quit butting into other countries problems.
    I think taking positions like this is a big reason why we have gotten this close to the abyss in the first place.

    We're well past the point of being able to pick and choose which expenditures get cut and which ones are spared. With a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit, just raising the top tax bracket to 39.6% only cuts into that figure by 50-80 billion. Now we're at 1.13ish trillion. Not anywhere close to where we need to be. Cut the military? OK, let's lop 10% off the top. That saves us about 70 billion bringing our deficit number down to about 1.06 trillion. Still not anywhere close to where we need to be.

    See where I'm going with this? We need to cut everywhere. Nothing should be safe at this point.
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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I am OK with the rich paying a little more IF it accompanied by spending cuts. Not promises of future spending cuts but immediate cuts that are implemented at the exact same time taxes go up.
    What you're describing is the fiscal cliff everyone is freaking out about.
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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    SS vs Medicare
    As I said, SS is the easy one, Medicare a disaster.
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    BINGO.

    The rightwing noise machine has worked endlessly to promote the meme that SS is "broke' or is a Ponzi Scheme. In fact it's the most secure, best funded, best managed fund in the world. Nothing is even close.

    As to Medicare -- yep that's a real problem. Obamacare might help for a while, but the only real answer is single payer. Pay for service in health care is the wrong model for numerous well-known and well-researched reasons.

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    Re: Corker: Why We Should Just Raise Taxes on Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    BINGO.

    The rightwing noise machine has worked endlessly to promote the meme that SS is "broke' or is a Ponzi Scheme. In fact it's the most secure, best funded, best managed fund in the world. Nothing is even close.

    As to Medicare -- yep that's a real problem. Obamacare might help for a while, but the only real answer is single payer. Pay for service in health care is the wrong model for numerous well-known and well-researched reasons.
    I don't know about your characterization of your opponents, but SS is well funded. Except when we have to start paying even more taxes to pay back the IOU's that represent the borrowing from the Social Security Trust fund.

    If the medical profession goes to single payer, I hope the legal profession does as well.

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