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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If might makes right than I suppose that would be correct. However, if looked at from the perspective of equality, since studies have documented that the top 20% own 85% of wealth in the country, that tax class should pay 85% of the taxes, which is very close to the progressive tax rates our forefathers established and were in use during the 50 year period that was the most prosperous time for the most people in our history, until they were slashed by Reagan and Bush.

    Okay I can agree with that, you are aware tho that right now, the top 20% pay 80% of all taxes paid? So you are saying that a nominal rate increase of 2 to 3 % for the top 20% of wage earners, would do?

    you also realize that is going to be an increase to those making between 80 and 85 thousand dollars a year right ?
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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Really a profound statement don't you think? In 4 years of budgetary control of the democrats, the yearly budget has risen just over 30% in two years under Obama it has risen narly 24% and now we are suppose to be impressed by a spending cut of 1.1 trillion over 10 years or 111 Billion dollars a year?

    So your profound statement is show me where the republicans have ever decreased spending by 111 billion dollars a year, should have this added, after increasing the budget by 700 billion in two years. Or in simple terms, where republican's have shown a budget deficit of 589 billion for the next ten years.
    You are forgetting about the bailouts and stimuluses that were recommended by most economists. I would guess that's were most of that increased spending came from, isn't it? Also, don't worry, I can do your job for you. The republicans did propose a budget:

    The Washington Monthly
    The republicans pushed forward a bill to do what? Cut spending by about a trillion over ten years? Wow, that sounds familiar... oh wait, it is the exact same amount that Obama put forth. How did the GOP receive Obama's plan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sessions
    "No, it's not. This is a ten-year budget. It sets the president's plans and what the country should do for the next 10 years.... $1 trillion reduction is insignificant and does not get us off the right course."
    It is insignificant when Obama posed it. But, 5 minutes later, what did Jeff Sessions think about the GOP proposal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sessions
    "[E]ven the $100 billion House proposal in reducing spending will amount to $1 trillion. And that's a step. I mean, because, you carry it out for ten years and you save $1 trillion in that fashion."
    Now, if this was just some random republican it wouldn't be a big deal. You could say he's just an idiot and doesn't speak for the group, but unfortunately, this is not the case. He isn't just some republican and he does speak for the group. You see, Jeff Sessions is the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.

    Any questions? Now go ahead and throw out a straw man, change the subject, and deny everything I just wrote.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    whysoserious;1059298153]You are forgetting about the bailouts and stimuluses that were recommended by most economists. I would guess that's were most of that increased spending came from, isn't it? Also, don't worry, I can do your job for you. The republicans did propose a budget:

    The Washington Monthly
    The republicans pushed forward a bill to do what? Cut spending by about a trillion over ten years? Wow, that sounds familiar... oh wait, it is the exact same amount that Obama put forth. How did the GOP receive Obama's plan?

    It is insignificant when Obama posed it. But, 5 minutes later, what did Jeff Sessions think about the GOP proposal?

    Now, if this was just some random republican it wouldn't be a big deal. You could say he's just an idiot and doesn't speak for the group, but unfortunately, this is not the case. He isn't just some republican and he does speak for the group. You see, Jeff Sessions is the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.

    Any questions? Now go ahead and throw out a straw man, change the subject, and deny everything I just wrote.
    No argument needed, I simply answered a question of show me where the republicans ever suggested cutting the budget by 1.1 trillion over 10 years, I showed what that statement should have been, that he (Obama) raised spending by 700 billion dollars, are you denying that he did that ?
    Are you denying that his spending cuts after his spending increases will leave a deficit of 589 billion a year?
    Are you denying that the 700 billion in increased spending had anything to do with republican's, if so show me what bill they passed over the last two years.
    Now last time I looked, the republican's have been in charge of one leg of the government for all of a month and half now, and proposed cuts of 100 billion, compared to the last two years of more spending of 700 billion . While I'll agree, that it's not enough, at least they are started in the right direction...........
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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    No argument needed, I simply answered a question of show me where the republicans ever suggested cutting the budget by 1.1 trillion over 10 years, I showed what that statement should have been, that he (Obama) raised spending by 700 billion dollars, are you denying that he did that ?
    Are you denying that his spending cuts after his spending increases will leave a deficit of 589 billion a year?
    Are you denying that the 700 billion in increased spending had anything to do with republican's, if so show me what bill they passed over the last two years.
    Now last time I looked, the republican's have been in charge of one leg of the government for all of a month and half now, and proposed cuts of 100 billion, compared to the last two years of more spending of 700 billion . While I'll agree, that it's not enough, at least they are started in the right direction...........
    Again, I don't think it is fair to talk about spending. The first bailout was in fact proposed and accepted by the Bush administration. He was not in office long enough to know exactly what he or republicans would have done, but judging by his only action it looks like he would have thrown money at it as well.

    But fair enough. I'll concede Congress and Obama have spent more than they have cut. I am mostly just trying to point out how futile the blame game is. Both of the parties have allowed us to get into the situation that we are in and if they don't get better advisers to help them compromise and get us out, we're going to be screwed no matter who we blame.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If might makes right than I suppose that would be correct. However, if looked at from the perspective of equality, since studies have documented that the top 20% own 85% of wealth in the country, that tax class should pay 85% of the taxes, which is very close to the progressive tax rates our forefathers established and were in use during the 50 year period that was the most prosperous time for the most people in our history, until they were slashed by Reagan and Bush.
    Why do you feel everyone should be financially equal? Is life all about money? Can't you enjoy yourself or look after yourself without relying on others? What do you care what other people own? Is that really any of your business? Are you unable to work? To save? To look to your own future?

    If history tells us anything it is that economies run on cycles, and you obviously know nothing of the Carter years.

    As a result of the American people becoming envious and jealous of what their fellow Americans might have, and will become dependent on government rather than the self reliant people they once were, it is a genuine game changer. The idea of planning for lean years in times of plenty is gone. Anyone trying to save for the bad times ahead will have their savings taxed to meet unrealistic social programs of the present, and there will be no inheritance for children either. The Me Generation. led by a Yuppie quite unfamiliar with the real world,will have an irreversible consequence for the future of the country.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Again, I don't think it is fair to talk about spending. The first bailout was in fact proposed and accepted by the Bush administration. He was not in office long enough to know exactly what he or republicans would have done, but judging by his only action it looks like he would have thrown money at it as well.

    But fair enough. I'll concede Congress and Obama have spent more than they have cut. I am mostly just trying to point out how futile the blame game is. Both of the parties have allowed us to get into the situation that we are in and if they don't get better advisers to help them compromise and get us out, we're going to be screwed no matter who we blame.
    The people have only themselves to blame for allowing politiiicans to bribe them with the money of their fellow citizens, pitting one against the other..

    A flat tax would help alleviate this and would encourage those who make a lot of money to work longer. Right now they stop producing when they reach the high end tax bracket, and that does no one any good, either the country or their employees.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Again, I don't think it is fair to talk about spending. The first bailout was in fact proposed and accepted by the Bush administration. He was not in office long enough to know exactly what he or republicans would have done, but judging by his only action it looks like he would have thrown money at it as well.

    But fair enough. I'll concede Congress and Obama have spent more than they have cut. I am mostly just trying to point out how futile the blame game is. Both of the parties have allowed us to get into the situation that we are in and if they don't get better advisers to help them compromise and get us out, we're going to be screwed no matter who we blame.
    -chuckles- see we really aren't so far apart, because we agree that neither party has been conservative when it comes to spending.

    I agree with are in so deep now, that not only our politicians, but the public needs to be aware that it's going to hurt of pull us out of this. There are going to have to be serious spending cuts, and yes I'm conservative, but I don't see any way out without some tax increases. I was one that was in favor of letting the Bush tax cuts expire.

    When you look at our deficit, then think of what is needed to reduce it, hell a reduction of 500 billion dollars a year, is still going to take us 30 years to pay if off …. thats not a balanced budget, but 500 billion dollar surplus, and we aren't ever going to get that on just spending cuts, or just increasing taxes.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Bull****. Taxation is not asset-based, it is income based (except for property taxes, but that is a local affair). If the top 20% of income earners earns 85% of income, then at a flat rate of 22%, they would pay 85% of the taxes. Progressive taxation is unfair, inequitable and represents leftist wealth redistribution. It is wrong.
    Please explain how you arrived at that?
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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The people have only themselves to blame for allowing politiiicans to bribe them with the money of their fellow citizens, pitting one against the other..

    A flat tax would help alleviate this and would encourage those who make a lot of money to work longer. Right now they stop producing when they reach the high end tax bracket, and that does no one any good, either the country or their employees.
    What makes you think they stop producing? They just move assests around, protect, and hide them. Some of the wealthiest people in the world make billions per year and pay a marginal rate of 17%.

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    Re: House blocks funding for health care law

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Really a profound statement don't you think? In 4 years of budgetary control of the democrats, the yearly budget has risen just over 30% in two years under Obama it has risen narly 24% and now we are suppose to be impressed by a spending cut of 1.1 trillion over 10 years or 111 Billion dollars a year?

    So your profound statement is show me where the republicans have ever decreased spending by 111 billion dollars a year, should have this added, after increasing the budget by 700 billion in two years. Or in simple terms, where republican's have shown a budget deficit of 589 billion for the next ten years.

    Hell, isn't that just about the deficit per year that Bush added? Must mean you are satisfied with that ?
    Money had to be spent to clean up the mess from the previous 12 years to prevent economic collapse. Please tell me how much per year did Republican congress in control for 12 years cut in spending per year?
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