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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    It takes money to make money. People struggling to make ends meet don't have the extra scratch to invest. It's not penalizing, it's noblesse oblige.
    It is noble to whine and complain about what someone else makes and to penalize them for their income? How does raising the taxes on the top 2% benefit you or the country?

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    And that is where the rubber meets the road. What are you going to cut to make up the massive difference?
    Told you what we should cut and all I got from you is "good luck with that." Making tough choices is something that liberals never do, as they prefer to whine and complain hoping that the govt. is there to bail them out again.

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    Please stop talking about making tax policy "permanent". It's not like they can make a policy that can never be changed.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    It is noble to whine and complain about what someone else makes and to penalize them for their income?
    Where's the penalty? How much money could rich people make without all the government largesse and governmental protections they are receiving?

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    How does raising the taxes on the top 2% benefit you or the country?
    It could go a long way toward balancing the budget, for one thing.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It is noble to whine and complain about what someone else makes and to penalize them for their income? How does raising the taxes on the top 2% benefit you or the country?
    By reducing the deficit, strengthening the dollar, and not allowing foreign nations to hold so much of our debt.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    Told you what we should cut and all I got from you is "good luck with that." Making tough choices is something that liberals never do, as they prefer to whine and complain hoping that the govt. is there to bail them out again.
    Did you figure out how many jobs your proposal would eliminate?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    bernanke's doing his best to weaken the dollar

    Fed to Buy $600 Billion of Treasurys - WSJ.com

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    vicious circle.

    IF the poor would take advantage of educational opportunities that exist then they could get better jobs and then they too could bitch about having to pay too much in taxes.

    I don't see how further taxing the rich is going to help the poor break out of the cycle of dependency or encourage them to get better educated/trained.
    The argument with allowing the tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans at this time isn't about taking that money and putting it back into social services programs. It's about "PAYING DOWN THE NATIONAL DEBT!!!" Granted, Clinton was able to do it (reduce the deficit) by cutting spending and raising taxes just slightly, but his tax increases were "targetted" and the money did go towards debt reduction. The same thing is being proposed now and most top wage earners don't have a problem with "doing what's necessary by way of those who can help in support of their country". Millianaires know they've had it good since the 80's. From many of the news reports I'm reading, the rich don't seem to have a problem with paying alittle more in taxes. They'll get that money back anyway. So, for them paying an additional $100K in taxes compared to their $10M in earnings...a drop in the bucket. Of course, you'll phrase this as "wealth redistribution". I'd call it that IF the tax revenues were going towards social programs, but from everything I've heard the President say on this matter, it would not.

    DEFICIT REDUCTION...those of your party continue to voice this as a montra...time you start putting your "money" were your mouth is.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    By reducing the deficit, strengthening the dollar, and not allowing foreign nations to hold so much of our debt.
    it won't do any of those things if they just spend it on more worthless BS programs. if they get more tax $ they will spend more tax $. govt is like a ****ing drunken sailor on shoreleave. they spend every ****ing dime we send them. raising taxes won't do dick to reduce the deficit.

    no new taxes on anyone until they cut freakin spending.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it won't do any of those things if they just spend it on more worthless BS programs. if they get more tax $ they will spend more tax $. govt is like a ****ing drunken sailor on shoreleave. they spend every ****ing dime we send them. raising taxes won't do dick to reduce the deficit.

    no new taxes on anyone until they cut freakin spending.
    It's really not an either/or situation. Both need to happen. You can't just solely cut spending. The deficit is too large.
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