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

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor
    If a stupid lender wants to lend a stupid person a stupid amount of money, I'm all for it - just don't force me to pay for their stupidity.
    A wonderful idea, one that could be enforced if we hadn't become an entitlement society. It took over 50 years to undo most of the damage FDR did to us with the New Deal. Now after decades of cramming the genie back into the bottle, we let him back out.

    Let's face it - people want all of the freedom to act stupid, but none of the culpability. Having your cake and eating it too. No wonder we're an obese nation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Let's face it - people want all of the freedom to act stupid, but none of the culpability. Having your cake and eating it too. No wonder we're an obese nation.
    Personally, I think most people are risk averse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    Canceling unemployment extensions in a recession is stupid. Especially on the horizon of a double dip.
    What's stupid is people needing more then two years to get a job.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Goof Noodle View Post
    What's stupid is people needing more then two years to get a job.
    What you are failing to take into account is the total destruction that GWB did to our economy....rebuilding it in a year is not that simple.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    @ DisneyDude -- Christ. Are we never going to stop blaming Bush? You don't have a grasp on reality.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    @ DisneyDude -- Christ. Are we never going to stop blaming Bush? You don't have a grasp on reality.
    Why would we stop blaming Bush for the things he is responsible for? Bush is the author and creator of the economy that we are beginning to pull out of. If we can't pull out of it in the next couple of years, then Obama deserves some blame as well....it doesn't mean that Bush is absolved.

    BTW....this is DP, not twitter....its very easy to use the quote feature if you want to respond...you don't need the "@"....just a helpful hint.
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthy View Post
    Democrats are considering a plan to delay tax hikes on the wealthy for two years because the economic recovery is slow and they fear getting crushed in November’s election.

    It could mean a big reprieve for families earning $250,000 and above annually.

    President George W. Bush’s tax cuts will expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts to delay their sunset.

    Some Democrats are now arguing forcefully that a delay is a win-win plan that would help the federal budget without hurting the economy.

    Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring - TheHill.com

    That ought to set some hair on fire. They admit tax cuts help the economy at least.
    if the clinton tax hikes are reinstated in 2011, that means the Obama re-election effort is gonna take a serious hit if the tax hikes do what Art Laffer and many others expect



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if the clinton tax hikes are reinstated in 2011, that means the Obama re-election effort is gonna take a serious hit if the tax hikes do what Art Laffer and many others expect
    What "Tax hikes" were those specifically?
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    Re: Democrats may stop Bush-era tax cuts for wealthy from expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Hahah, a big reprieve for families earning over 250,000 dollars. Yeah, that's great. Let's lighten the tax burden on the group not suffering. What about the middle class? Do we even care about those bastards anymore? Or have we abandoned all pretense and have admitted that the government does nothing but serve the elite and new aristocracy?
    yeah those doctors and small business owners making 300K or those retirees who invested wisely are real aristocrats. Maybe if the middle class were paying more than half of each next dollar they make in income taxes (State and federal) they would stop voting for tax hiking politicians or spendthrifts. How does the government serve the wealthy when the wealthy pay 40% of the income tax yet make only 22% of the income?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What you are failing to take into account is the total destruction that GWB did to our economy....rebuilding it in a year is not that simple.
    Some progress would help

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