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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    I'm not debating this based on value. I'm simply talking about the fact that we are all Americans. We should all be faced with the same burden for our country and to keep our country operating. If we do not like where our money is going, then you can complain to politicians and fight for lower spending and thus lower taxes. But that doesn't change the fact that it is not fair if the Americans who have more money have less of a burden than the Americans who have less money. We all should be faced with the same burden and that's it.

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Here ya go.How about $2.8 trillion offset.Thata work.

    <A group of House Democrats is calling for any deal to raise the debt ceiling to bring about the end of the Bush tax rates for the wealthy.>


    <“At this point, both government and private-sector economists agree that sharp immediate cuts in government spending risk plunging our economy into a double-dip recession that will cost further jobs and ultimately worsen our fiscal situation,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter obtained by The Hill.>

    <They added that allowing the Bush tax rates for the wealthiest to expire at the end of next year would by itself “stop the growth of the deficit over the next decade.” >

    House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal - The Hill's On The Money
    Huh...and here I thought the Bush Tax limits expired already and we now have the Democrat Tax Limits in place...

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I hope they get it. I am eager for the coming revolution.
    Wow, they might raise taxes to the same levels they were at under the Clinton administration. That is totally something to revolt over.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Huh...and here I thought the Bush Tax limits expired already and we now have the Democrat Tax Limits in place...
    Were you paying attention? There was this thing called a midterm election.
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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    No because it's not the same benefit. You are DESTROYING someone making 20k a year by taking 8k from them, and you are doing absolutely NOTHING to someone making 20 million a year by taking 8k from them. What does where it is written matter? And they are not paying more. They are simply paying the same thing and having the same burden. We've gone over this already in other topics.
    Or as Karl put it, "From each according to his abilities. To each according to his needs."
    It is a very popular thing to want someone else to pay for the stuff you want but cannot quite figure out how to pay for yourself. Thank goodness there are politicians who will bridge the gap so that you need not mug me directly.

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Were you paying attention? There was this thing called a midterm election.
    Aaaaaaanndd...democrats voted for a tax package and President Obama signed it. They own it. Deal with it.

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Aaaaaaanndd...democrats voted for a tax package and President Obama signed it. They own it. Deal with it.
    Wow, you only see what you want to see, doncha?
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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Question for the righties who constantly demagogue the issue of taxation by claiming it is marxist, socialist or communistic: given that taxes go back some 5,000 years to the Egyptians and marxism and socialism are relatively modern developments , whom did your far right wing ancestors demonize before the cry of "marxist" came along?
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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    its very simple: if the GOP expects the middle-class to suffer in terms of budget cuts, lower pension benefits, and loss of collective bargaining rights..than the wealthy have to sacrifice too....buy paying a little more in taxes.

    or should the poor and middle class bare ALL the burden of reducing the deficit?

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    Re: House Dems to call for expiration of Bush tax rates in debt-limit deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I'm not debating this based on value. I'm simply talking about the fact that we are all Americans. We should all be faced with the same burden for our country and to keep our country operating. If we do not like where our money is going, then you can complain to politicians and fight for lower spending and thus lower taxes. But that doesn't change the fact that it is not fair if the Americans who have more money have less of a burden than the Americans who have less money. We all should be faced with the same burden and that's it.
    but too many people aren't burdened. they get money from the government. They get their citizenship dues paid for by others

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