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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    i'm not in favor of the public option, but i do believe there are a lot of senate dems/independents who are caucusing against there own party for the wrong reason. Lieberman is obviously blocking the bill because of collateral he owed to health issuance companies that funded his campaign.

    do i think they should tax the rich? no, i believe in a flat tax. but regardless of how this bill is payed for, it's likely going to pass. and it does have some positives to balance out the negatives. hopefully this will work.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There won't be anyone who isn't subject to the tax.
    Show us where the proposed legislation says that, boo dog.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Of course we have to tax the rich, for the same reason Willie Sutton robbed banks, because that is where the money is.
    When you tax the rich, the economy prospers.

    BTW, I am probably considered rich.....over $600K in property assets, about $100K in savings, and a 6 figure retirement income....more than enough for me and the wife to enjoy the rest of our days....
    That ain't rich, bill. A million a year in adjusted gross income makes you rich.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by nocturne View Post
    I believe in a flat tax.
    The flat tax is evil.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    That's just it dumb dumb..... the majority don't want it, just look at the polls.

    It's the stupid democrats that want to shove this crap down our throats, just wait until the next election.
    Given the quality of Republican officials I am assuming the Dems will have 70% stronghold in the senate.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post

    That ain't rich, bill. A million a year in adjusted gross income makes you rich.
    Well we all can't be like you.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    That is indeed a fabulous idea.

    Although I wonder if the number of people they got off welfare because of the tests would be enough to cover the cost of the testing itself.

    Drug tests for small to medium employers generally cost in the $50-$70.00 range, including collection of the sample, laboratory analysis, services of a Medial Review Officer, and communications of the results in the manner most convenient to the employer.
    Intro to Employment Drug Testing for Employers and Human Resources Professionals

    Executive Summary

    The value of the full package of welfare benefits for a typical recipient in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia exceeds the poverty level. Because welfare benefits are tax-free, their dollar value is often greater than the amount of take-home income a worker would have left after paying taxes on an equivalent pretax income.

    •In 40 states welfare pays more than an $8.00 an hour job. In 17 states the welfare package is more generous than a $10.00 an hour job.
    •In Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New York, and Rhode Island welfare pays more than a $12.00 an hour job--or two and a half times the minimum wage.
    •In nine states welfare pays more than the average first-year salary for a teacher. In 29 states it pays more than the average starting salary for a secretary. And in the six most generous states it pays more than the entry-level salary for a computer programmer.
    •Welfare benefits are especially generous in large cities. Welfare provides the equivalent of an hourly pretax wage of $14.75 in New York City, $12.45 in Philadelphia, $11.35 in Baltimore, and $10.90 in Detroit. For the hard-core welfare recipient, the value of the full range of welfare benefits substantially exceeds the amount the recipient could earn in an entry-level job. As a result, recipients are likely to choose welfare over work, thus increasing long-term dependence.
    The Work Versus Welfare Trade-Off: An Analysis of the Total Level of Welfare Benefits by State

    I'm thinking the answer just might possibly be yes .... good idea E-dude
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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Well we all can't be like you.
    Further evidence of a kind and benevolent God.

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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    When you tax the rich, the economy prospers.
    That is the single funniest statement I've heard in months... Thanks for the laugh.


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    Re: AP POLL: Tax the rich to pay for health bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    When you tax the rich, the economy prospers.


    That ain't rich, bill. A million a year in adjusted gross income makes you rich.
    I have enough trouble spending the income I have, why would I want more?
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