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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You haven't been keeping up with the news then:
    "Obama announces Pentagon budget cuts"
    Thanks, but no thanks!
    Have you been keeping up?

    Obama proposes TRICARE changes

    So BHO wants to control military costs by having military retirees partially pay for their healthcare and that’s a good thing? Isn’t this similar to what is proposed in the ‘Ryan plan’ for Medicare and has stirred broad opposition? Isn’t this similar to what states want public sector unions to do which has stirred broad opposition?

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wrong. "Senate Republicans, united in opposition to the Democrats’ legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system, voted on Monday to block the bill from reaching the floor for debate."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/bu...7regulate.html

    Thanks, but no thanks!
    Maybe I’m wrong but wasn’t this ‘Dodd-Frank’? Per you link both Ben Nelson (D) and Harry Reid (D) ALSO VOTED AGAINST IT…And didn’t it ultimately pass AND BE SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT? If so what is your point?

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If the ‘Buffet rule’ was so important and would change the ‘playing field’ how will it compel ‘Buffet type’ folks to pay the taxes they are CURRENTLY liable for?

    Buffett

    What’s going to change? We're going to tell them to pay MORE and yet we cannot get them to pay what they owe now...

    you dream...on

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    "...Washington’s role is to “serve the banks.”
    I don't know what this clip of a sentence is supposed to mean. From what article is this from and in what context was it used?
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Have you been keeping up?

    Obama proposes TRICARE changes

    So BHO wants to control military costs by having military retirees partially pay for their healthcare and that’s a good thing? Isn’t this similar to what is proposed in the ‘Ryan plan’ for Medicare and has stirred broad opposition? Isn’t this similar to what states want public sector unions to do which has stirred broad opposition?
    This is what you oppose??? From your article:

    "To bring the TRICARE plan more in line with private and other federal plans, the president's proposed plan would eliminate co-pays for generic mail-order drugs, while shifting retail co-pays from a dollar amount to a percentage co-pay. The change would apply to military families and retirees, but not active-duty service members.

    These changes will ensure fiscal responsibility without compromising quality care for service members and their families, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement released Sept. 19.

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta "has consistently emphasized the need to keep faith with our troops and their families," Little said.

    "That includes maintaining the highest quality health care for them," he continued. "We will continue to maintain the highest possible health care, but during this period of fiscal belt tightening, we may see modest cost increases in TRICARE enrollment fees and co-pays to sustain the health system."

    The changes are necessary to help reduce the deficit and ensure the long-term strengths of the programs, a White House news release issued after Obama's speech said. The changes also would help to level "a measurable disparity" between military retirees and private sector workers, it says.

    The statement notes that the administration has expanded GI Bill benefits, job training and veterans' homeless prevention programs, and proposed tax credits for employers to hire veterans."
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Maybe I’m wrong but wasn’t this ‘Dodd-Frank’? Per you link both Ben Nelson (D) and Harry Reid (D) ALSO VOTED AGAINST IT…And didn’t it ultimately pass AND BE SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT? If so what is your point?
    Look at the party that voted for financial regulations and which party voted against financial regulations..........that's the point!

    223 Democrats voted Aye, and 176 Republicans voted No.
    GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 4173 [111th]: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    If the ‘Buffet rule’ was so important and would change the ‘playing field’ how will it compel ‘Buffet type’ folks to pay the taxes they are CURRENTLY liable for?

    Buffett

    What’s going to change? We're going to tell them to pay MORE and yet we cannot get them to pay what they owe now...

    you dream...on

    Your red herring has nothing whatsoever to do with raising the capital gains tax rate.
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't know what this clip of a sentence is supposed to mean. From what article is this from and in what context was it used?
    It came from YOUR post #104. It was what Spencer Bacus stated. My question to you was since you found fault in this is it position that the opposite is true? IOW is the banks' role to serve Washington?

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    This is what you oppose??? From your article:

    "To bring the TRICARE plan more in line with private and other federal plans, the president's proposed plan would eliminate co-pays for generic mail-order drugs, while shifting retail co-pays from a dollar amount to a percentage co-pay. The change would apply to military families and retirees, but not active-duty service members.

    These changes will ensure fiscal responsibility without compromising quality care for service members and their families, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement released Sept. 19.

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta "has consistently emphasized the need to keep faith with our troops and their families," Little said.

    "That includes maintaining the highest quality health care for them," he continued. "We will continue to maintain the highest possible health care, but during this period of fiscal belt tightening, we may see modest cost increases in TRICARE enrollment fees and co-pays to sustain the health system."

    The changes are necessary to help reduce the deficit and ensure the long-term strengths of the programs, a White House news release issued after Obama's speech said. The changes also would help to level "a measurable disparity" between military retirees and private sector workers, it says.

    The statement notes that the administration has expanded GI Bill benefits, job training and veterans' homeless prevention programs, and proposed tax credits for employers to hire veterans."
    The specific bolded statements, yes they are the ones I oppose. How could any self-respecting Liberal agree to raise health care costs on military retirees, many of whom were put in harms way?

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Look at the party that voted for financial regulations and which party voted against financial regulations..........that's the point!

    223 Democrats voted Aye, and 176 Republicans voted No.
    GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 4173 [111th]: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
    OH, I get it...the vote on some bill was divided on party lines and that is some big news???! Really? And since 'too big to fail' was one of the major causes of the financial downturn did Dodd-Frank address it? How about FM/FM, were they addressed?

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