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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    You are incorrect, corporations are posting very good earnings, they are not in danger of falling under. Weakening consumer spending even more is far more dangerous at this point as alot of economists agree.
    People making $250k a year are consumers.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    And they are spending...
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Could of had a real, bonafide, high speed rail system linking the major cities of America. New York to Chicago in a few hours sort of thing. Could have taken the internet as public utility and laid the backbone of a high speed internet system. Could have hired people to start tearing down Detroit since no one lives there. All these things which would have made jobs, but no. Instead my money went to the banks and the lenders and the companies which were "too big to fail".
    I see. We should have let the financial system collapse, brought the lending industry to screaming halt, and encumbered all related transactions to build some trains that people won't use and to give them faster porn downloads to pass all the free time they'd be having without jobs.

    Stupid rich people!

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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't know, they already took a bunch of my money and gave it to the rich ass banks and lenders who caused this mess in the first place. Seems to me that they're doing a fine job at it. And a quarter of a million dollars a year makes you wealthy. You may not be stupid filthy rich like the true aristocracy, but you're damned well off.
    First off...I am not in favor of the bank bailouts. second...Im about to make a huge assumption...

    But My guess is they PROBABLY didnt take a bunch of "your" money and give it to bankers and lenders (who have pretty much paid most of it back). Just curious...how much did you actually pay in taxes and how much did you get back? ANd while I dont agree with the bank bailout program the intent wasnt a government giveaway it was an attempt to keep banks solvent and continue to allow people like you to take out loans for cars, homes, etc.

    The tax cuts you are bitching about are intended to keep investors in the markets and to stimulate economic growth. We tend to not sleep on our cash...we tend to want to see it grow. Without confidence or with expectation of greater taxes, most investors that make more than $250k are holding off...securing their existing investments...taking a wait and see approach.

    We arent talking about economic dealings that impact the change in your ashtray and seat cushions here. This is big boy economy talk.

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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    And they are spending...
    But many are not investing...or are investing in lower yield secure markets.

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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The middle class have it pretty good.
    Everyone should stop whining.
    If you haven't noticed, the middle class is shrinking....thanks to Corporate Welfare and Greed.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The correct verbage would be "defeat proposed extensions of unemployment checks" or "extend MORE government bailout dollars because the unemployment rate still blows".
    Or, "don't go further into the debt quagmire by asking that we offset any additional unemployment costs with spending cuts"

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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If you haven't noticed, the middle class is shrinking....thanks to Corporate Welfare and Greed.
    Greed of the middle class, buying things on credit with no reasonable way of paying for it.
    Absolutely.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Let's turn everything into "class warfare."

    Why would any sane group of people vote to raise taxes during the worst recession we've seen since 1929? Anybody know? Don't bother telling me it's not a tax increase, because it is.

    If the inheritance tax (part of the issue) were based on 55% of anything over $500 instead of $1,000,000 as proposed, people would be goin' crazy. Confiscation of wealth. Nothing more.

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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Greed of the middle class, buying things on credit with no reasonable way of paying for it.
    Absolutely.
    Haha, nope.
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