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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    We all should be concerned with the plight/flight of the rich.

    Donald Trump, who knows something about making money, says of course the rich will leave when hit with higher taxes. "I know these people," he told me. "They're international people. Whether they live here or live in a place like Switzerland doesn't really matter to them."
    You haven't left, I told him.

    "I haven't left yet. ... Look, the rich people are going to leave. And other people are going to leave. You're going to end up with lots of people that don't produce. And then that's the spiral. That's the end."

    And that's another good reason for us to get on with reducing the size of government.
    (John Stossel writes for Creators Syndicate.)
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    I wonder what Switzerland's tax rates are.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    We all should be concerned with the plight/flight of the rich.

    Donald Trump, who knows something about making money, says of course the rich will leave when hit with higher taxes. "I know these people," he told me. "They're international people. Whether they live here or live in a place like Switzerland doesn't really matter to them."
    You haven't left, I told him.

    "I haven't left yet. ... Look, the rich people are going to leave. And other people are going to leave. You're going to end up with lots of people that don't produce. And then that's the spiral. That's the end."

    And that's another good reason for us to get on with reducing the size of government.
    (John Stossel writes for Creators Syndicate.)
    More taxes will send the rich packing - dailylocal.com
    Let em go. So many are already committing economic treason against the people they might as well turn their back on the nation as well. If the color they love is green as opposed to the red, white and blue then good riddance to bad rubbish. Let Mr. Businessman sell his products to the impoverished folks of the Third World who slave in his sweat shops and make his products. Some rich tories left the USA after the Revolution and it was addition through subtraction. Maybe its time to flush that gold plated toilet again?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    You don't see the difference between the Bush and Obama tax cuts? Obama's were targeted and thus didn't provide incentive to all. Bush's were tax cuts for all Americans and provided more income on each paycheck. Apparently you don't understand the difference.


    We all know the Bush tax cuts were for the rich. Where you been for the last umpteen years?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    We all know the Bush tax cuts were for the rich. Where you been for the last umpteen years?
    Well, they must have been. 47% don't pay federal income taxes.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Well, they must have been. 47% don't pay federal income taxes.
    So much for the lies about the rich getting all the tax cuts, right? The Bush tax cuts benefited more lower income people than it benefited the rich. Liberals continue to lie.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    yeah, but you have to live in Texas, part swamp, part desert, part in tornado alley, part in the path of Hurricanes, muggy and buggy from one end to the other....

    My sister that lives in Kingwood compains about high property taxes and high home insurance...guess no place is perfect...
    People have a choice where they live, different communities have different property taxes so you have the choice, something you don't have with Federal Taxes. You see, in TX people decide where they want to live thus how much they want to pay in taxes. Novel idea, isn't it? Seems that personal choice to a liberal only matters when it has to do with abortion. On financial matters it is always someone else's issue?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

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    So much for the lies about the rich getting all the tax cuts, right? The Bush tax cuts benefited more lower income people than it benefited the rich. Liberals continue to lie.
    Liberals are horrible people. We really should just put them in internment work camps.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    I've still never been able to find out who these mysterious 47% of people are... I am forced to assume that they are either unemployed, in poverty, children, or soldiers. I'm pretty sure that would account for at least 47% of the population.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    A question for the crowd here that is obsessed with the idea of this 47% not paying federal income taxes but still being able to vote.

    What is your endgame in pushing this talking point? What do you want to have done about this?
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I've still never been able to find out who these mysterious 47% of people are... I am forced to assume that they are either unemployed, in poverty, children, or soldiers. I'm pretty sure that would account for at least 47% of the population.
    Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax - Yahoo! Finance

    About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability.
    Tax cuts enacted in the past decade have been generous to wealthy taxpayers, too, making them a target for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Less noticed were tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, which were expanded when Obama signed the massive economic recovery package last year.

    The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners -- households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 -- paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

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