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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Just one question why do we always cut social programs but increase defense spending?
    We should cut both as they represent the lion's share of federal spending.
    They will all eventually have to be cut, there is no argument about it with those in the know.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    yes, cuts make sense, but on the GOP side the cuts are just redirected as tax breaks for the wealthy.
    Its just another transfer of wealth hustle, don't be fooled
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That is where the savings will come from.
    obamacare includes more than three quarters of a trillion in new taxes

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    why does weiner wanna waiver

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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    if we don't immediately restructure medicare, medicaid and social security (as well as state pensions) they won't be there for the next generation

    do something, harry

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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I think your comments lose credibility when just try to complain about tax breaks for just one group of people. If people were serious that the bush tax cuts can no longer be afforded then have some consistency in that view and abolish all of those cuts,not just the ones that do not effect you.
    Sure, I'm willing to give up my microscopic tax break provided by Bush to once again have the wealthy paying their fair share.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Sure, I'm willing to give up my microscopic tax break provided by Bush to once again have the wealthy paying their fair share.
    I've heard a lot about a fair share from you Catawba - what in your opinion is the wealthy's "fair share"?
    ten times the resources the consume from the government? twenty times?
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    If they were getting a special break, it would make sense that they were paying more than everyone else and they are not.
    I don't understand your statement. The large tax breaks the wealthy have enjoyed for the last 30 years is something they are getting that everyone is not.

    The government is not entitled to a specific portion of your income.
    Income taxes are the law of the land and the progressive tax rates we had for 80 years is what created the middle class. If we have no interest in continuing to have a middle class than we should continue in our regressive tax direction we began under Reagan. For myself, I think the middle class is what made our country strong and I have no desire to see to disappear.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't understand your statement. The large tax breaks the wealthy have enjoyed for the last 30 years is something they are getting that everyone is not.



    Income taxes are the law of the land and the progressive tax rates we had for 80 years is what created the middle class. If we have no interest in continuing to have a middle class than we should continue in our regressive tax direction we began under Reagan. For myself, I think the middle class is what made our country strong and I have no desire to see to disappear.
    A special break implies they are getting something FROM THE GOVERNMENT everyone else is not. They are getting a little more of what they earned. They are not getting government handouts and are still paying both a higher % and a higher # of taxes than everyone under them.

    If the wealthy have a tax break now, everyone else has even MORE of a tax break because they are paying even less than they are.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    when you have hi debt and refuse to touch it...
    I am all for cutting our military spending that is almost as much as the rest of the world combined, as well as our optional wars. But why would you reduce your income if you are having trouble paying your bills. It will take both spending cuts and elimination of the tax breaks for the wealthy to ever balance the budget.


    so joe sixpack has to pay for bureacratic larceny?

    thanks a lot, delano
    Joe Sixpack doesn't make $250,000 a year, and has enjoyed 30 years of tax breaks beyond what the middle class got.
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    Re: House passes huge GOP budget cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    americans on medicaid fare worse---longer stays, higher costs and mortalities---than their neighbors with NO INSURANCE

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    Ask any person on medicaid if they prefer it to unaffordable health care. I don't hear people on Medicaid asking to have it taken away.

    And, you didn't answer my question. Show me any private insurance company that administers health insurance more cheaply than the govenment administers M/M?
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