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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The government can't create weath, nor jobs.
    : You would think that in their quest for ever-more revenue, though, they might have figured out by now that overly draconian regulations on business does tend to put people out of work when those businesses go under, or leave for more equitable treatment elsewhere in the world. I like clean air and water as much as anyone else, but c'mon...the trend is not looking good for the jobless...

    Greetings, apdst.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yup.

    National Taxpayers Union - Who Pays Income Taxes?

    National Taxpayers UnionTax Basics
    ... Who Pays Income Taxes? Are You Paying Too Much in Taxes? Taxes ... Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid. Top 1%. $343,927. 36.73. Top 5%.

    Who Pays Income Taxes and How Much?

    Tax Year 2009
    Percentiles Ranked by AGI
    AGI Threshold on Percentiles
    Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid
    Top 1%
    $343,927
    36.73
    Top 5%
    $154,643
    58.66
    Top 10%
    $112,124
    70.47
    Top 25%
    $66,193
    87.30
    Top 50%
    $32,396
    97.75
    Bottom 50%
    <$32,396
    2.25
    Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
    Source: Internal Revenue Service
    Individually the rich are paying far less than they would have paid before the Bush tax cuts. Also, your deceptive report doesn't account for tax shelters which are available to people like Mitt Romney, but not to people like me. Just saying.


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Thanks, but no thanks, linking to a RW site proves nothing.
    Data is data. Address it or withdraw.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Individually the rich are paying far less than they would have paid before the Bush tax cuts. Also, your deceptive report doesn't account for tax shelters which are available to people like Mitt Romney, but not to people like me. Just saying.
    And yet the top 10% of earners pay more than 70% of all federal income taxes. Looks pretty progressive to me.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The government can't create weath, nor jobs.
    Are you telling me, the space program, the military industrial complex, the internet didn't create any jobs or wealth? LMMFAO


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Which doesn't address his post..
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And yet the top 10% of earners pay more than 70% of all federal income taxes.
    As you would say, address his post, Jack, or withdraw..
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Data is data. Address it or withdraw.
    Don't be silly.


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    I think the fact that Obamacare has been such a failure... that it was not, and probably will not ever be, ready for prime time and that was precisely [ as well as in general the imprudence of the damn thing ] what those in the conservative tea parties wing of the Republican party were trying to emphasize, highlight, to warn and rail against... and that when it comes to a real down-the-line accounting, who was for, who was against and who was truly confrontationally against this super clunker, people will finally understand whose hearts were in the proper place.

    Folks like McCain have marginalized themselves... they are just the buffers which the other team uses to pass these things on to the American people... we needed someone to stand up finally, to say, "STOP!!!" ...to risk a little, to draw a REAL line in the sand... to actually start the battle...not just appease.
    Nobody will be allowed to go long believing the Republicans' hearts were in the right place when most their ideology and almost all their policy runs contrary to the interests of the vast majority of struggling Americans. Their power lasts as long as they can keep gerrymandering, conning, capitalizing on Democrat mistakes, and just generally stalling things out as long as they can.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    The technology developed by the space program and the military industrial complex is why we are such an advanced Nation, for better or worse..
    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Are you telling me, the space program,
    the military industrial complex, the internet didn't create any jobs or wealth? LMMFAO
    People who act like there is no partnership between the private sector and the military
    haven't noticed the GOP House of NO spend more on the DoD than what the Joint Chiefs ask for .
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Don't be silly.

    I'm not the one running from facts.
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