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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    ok, how about we don't extend the tax-cuts for the rich...but ONLY use that money to reduce the deficit, and in exchange cut SS and Medicare and other programs by the same amount each year.

    sound good?
    How on earth would you enforce that?
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Ahh but he does have an "ace up his sleeve" with the massive sequestration defense cuts coming. I think a deal will be cut. Tax cuts end for the top bracket in exchange for less defense cuts. It's an offer the Republicans will not be able to refuse. Except the T's of course and they will be a riot to watch when they go ballistic.
    It figures that Obama would cut defense spending when it really needs to be increased.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    ok, how about we don't extend the tax-cuts for the rich...but ONLY use that money to reduce the deficit, and in exchange cut SS and Medicare and other programs by the same amount each year.

    sound good?
    I would certainly support raising taxes on the wealthy if the projected annual income from the increase was accompanied by a subsequent annual cut in the budget. The tax increase would remain in effect as long a an annual decrease in the budget is made.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I would certainly support raising taxes on the wealthy if the projected annual income from the increase was accompanied by a subsequent annual cut in the budget. The tax increase would remain in effect as long a an annual decrease in the budget is made.
    you would support this, because you are a free-thinking & intelligent individual, who cares for the welfare of your country.

    however, most extremist Republicans would OPPOSE such a plan, even if the matching budget cuts on social programs were multiplied by three.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you would support this, because you are a free-thinking & intelligent individual, who cares for the welfare of your country.

    however, most extremist Republicans would OPPOSE such a plan, even if the matching budget cuts on social programs were multiplied by three.
    MULTIPLIED BY THREE??!!! Now you are just talking dirty to me!
    I don't even think it's extremist as much as it is lackadaisical "politicos" that fell they need a party to belong to but are to lazy to REALLY investigate the issues. They choose Repub. Pundits say "tax bad" so tax bad..always.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    If you want to talk about a deal to raise taxes in return for spending cuts, I would say okay...if you reversed the order.

    When spending is cut by a particular amount, then taxes could be increased by a certain amount...as long as the tax increases were across the board.

    Any time taxes are raised with the promise to cut spending...we only get the tax increases. The spending cuts never seem to happen.

    The Republicans would go along with that...probably including the Tea Party guys. But I really don't think the Democrats would like it.

    Oh, well.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I believe the middleclass is pissed off enough at him from the huge tax hike on them in the form of Obamacare.
    Get real. Obamacare is not a "huge tax hike" You need to get your news from sources other than Fox.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    It figures that Obama would cut defense spending when it really needs to be increased.
    Based on what?

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If you want to talk about a deal to raise taxes in return for spending cuts, I would say okay...if you reversed the order.

    When spending is cut by a particular amount, then taxes could be increased by a certain amount...as long as the tax increases were across the board.

    Any time taxes are raised with the promise to cut spending...we only get the tax increases. The spending cuts never seem to happen.

    The Republicans would go along with that...probably including the Tea Party guys. But I really don't think the Democrats would like it.

    Oh, well.

    Nonesense...they have not gone along with it.....remember grover numbnuts Norquist FORCING everyone to sign the pledge....The republican platform and agenda is THIS....Cut everything from the middleclass and Poor...to pay down the deficit....give TAX CUTS to the rich and corporations and reduce all regulations to make it even easier for them to pull DIRTY DEALS and steal...like Jp Morgan and Barclay...and the recent drug companies...who stole and did dirty deals anyway.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    I would think middle class tax cuts would be something both sides could agree with.
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