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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Bitching about paying for indigent healthcare. Your paying for it now, itís just not seen as taxes, your paying it if you have private health insurance according to President Obama, on the Stephanopoulos show.

    Up to 30% of the premium that you, or your employer pays covers the indigent.

    Think of that when your premiums go up another 14%, Youíre paying for it when someone, (even illegals) go to an emergency for treatment. I believe its called cost shifting in the healthcare field.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So you are trying to tell me people in the highest tax bracket would not be willing to pay 1.5% more in taxes if their income went up by 3%? Plese note they are 1.5% ahead and maybe some pot holes on the roads can get fixed as well.
    Being in the highest tax bracket, they already pay more than their fare share in taxes.
    There are people in the lower end of the highest tax bracket who are certainly unwilling to pay 1.5% more.

    If their income goes up 3% that corresponds to an increase of 3% in tax revenue from the individual. So no reason to increase their taxes.

    As for the pot-holes. No. The Government needs to lessen the tax burden on society and then they need to manage what they have better.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Or Israel.... funny how this admin wants to cut where we DO have NS interests.... do I smell a rat?

    (no racism meant against rats)
    It does give one pause...

    Doesn't look like anyone wants to comment on the leader of the free world needing a dictionary to define "tax". It does show he's more intelligent than the democrat that needed "is" defined for him.

    Hurray for George Sephanopolis!
    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.--Thomas Jefferson

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    Being in the highest tax bracket, they already pay more than their fare share in taxes.
    There are people in the lower end of the highest tax bracket who are certainly unwilling to pay 1.5% more.

    If their income goes up 3% that corresponds to an increase of 3% in tax revenue from the individual. So no reason to increase their taxes.

    As for the pot-holes. No. The Government needs to lessen the tax burden on society and then they need to manage what they have better.
    So what is your position on trickle down economics?

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Can you say maximum pwnage? Words mean things Mr. President, the healthcare bills would require an across the board tax increase, the middle lower class which is already tightening their belts will have to do so again, this combined with his cap and trade initiative will only further hurt folks who are already seriously hurting due to this administration mismanagement of the economy. But after all that is what the Radical in Chief really wants IE to bring the bourgeois middle class down to the level of the proletariat because he knows that's the only possible way they would ever accept his revolutionary socialist agenda and initiatives.
    This interchange between two Democrats was priceless. Cudos to Stephanopoulis for standing his ground unlike many of his counterparts.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by cmckinney View Post
    I really wish there was a special sarcasm font for the Internet.
    Using the green smiley face () usually allows for that. You have to realize that many here do not know one another so satire is difficult to discern sometimes; I thought it was damned funny however.


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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    If income goes up by 3% and taxes go up by 1.5%....well you do the math
    Oh my.......okay we're done here.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did you take math in school?
    It had to be public school systems; don't blame him, blame the system who graduates High School aged citizens ignorant of basic math, English and economics.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So you are trying to tell me people in the highest tax bracket would not be willing to pay 1.5% more in taxes if their income went up by 3%? Plese note they are 1.5% ahead and maybe some pot holes on the roads can get fixed as well.
    Winston, the point is not how much the "rich" can afford to pay, it is the FACT that no amount of tax increases will end the efforts of Liberal Democrats to confiscate ever greater amounts of our wealth to engage in vote pandering programs that do NOTHING to solve the problems Liberal Democrats claim they will; I use the recent stimulus plan passed as exhibit one as NOT doing what the partisan politicians claimed it would. Then we have the declared war on poverty we have been waging for 50 years where this nation has spent in excess of $40 trillion with no discernable results as exhibit number two.

    By the way, where or when, will be seeing those 5,000,000 new high paying jobs Obama promised us? Right now, after losing over 2,500,000 jobs since he took office, we are now at 7,500,000 new high paying jobs to get us there and climbing.

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    Re: Stephanopoulos points out Merriam-Webster definition of taxes to president

    Quote Originally Posted by finale23 View Post
    With trillions in national debt, we will have to raise taxes at some point unless we cut military defense budget and get out of Iraq and Afrgan that conservatives were so eager to get into. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
    You are 100% correct; so you should question any "candidate" who makes the facical claims Obama did while they jack up the deficit to levels not seen in 60 years.

    This is not an issue of "raising taxes" as Winston is attempting, this is an issue of a President who LIED about NOT raising anyone's taxes who made less than $250K. I am fascinated how Obama supporters, not suggesting you are one of them, have such short or selective memories.

    My two cents worth is this; I do NOT agree with any tax increase, but I think that if Democrats are going to spend us into a $1.6 trillion deficit, they had better come to the table with some of that honesty and transparency they hyperbolically blathered about during the last 8 years of the Bush presidency and explain who is going to pay for their grand efforts to control vast amounts our economy.

    The reason they refuse to be honest about who is going to pay for it and trying these asinine stealth efforts is because they know if they were honest about who is going to pay for all this Government largess before the 2010 mid terms, they will lose many, or more seats and possibly the political POWER they so desperately crave more than the welfare of the citizens of this great nation.

    The good news about this thread topic is that many are not falling for the BS this adminstration is spewing.

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