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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    First off people (especially liberals) need to understand why the housing industry is having problems.

    American manufacturing jobs were sent to China because of all the outrageous demands made by unions. All these people were now out of work and couldn't pay their mortgages. The goofy union members still don't realize they are at fault for this.

    If we change our environmental and labor laws, we might be able to get some of those jobs back.
    You obviously have a link to this completely objective position you hold..right?
    Can I see it?
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    A small redo of the comment that I think more accurately reflects reality

    Yes, doctors offices and hospitals need a whole administrative staff to keep up with and make sure they are following all the red tape that INSURANCE COMPANIES laid upon them. And yet people think it is ONLY Private businesses that are the answer, when they have mostly been the problem.


    also, one's political bias does tend to make one post silly comments: "Administrative costs" in this instance are primarily those of the insurance industry, 22-25% of total cost of private insurance. In contrast, government-funded health care, VA, Medicare, Medicaid, administrative costs run between 3% and 7%
    Your editing does not bring forth the truth in any fashion. I am in the health care industry, I work at dozens of hospitals, it is government red tape that hampers them and inflates costs more than anything. Every hospital administrator I have talked to knows this.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would love to never again use the little rubber hammer hitting your knee line. Please help. You as a long time standing right winger can prevent this by simply not making the typical and predictable knee jerk responses by mentioning somebody from the left every time you are impotent to defend the actions of one of your icons on the far right.

    Its all up to you Turtle.
    your posts sometimes appear to be caused by large iron hammers hitting your head.

    Your knee jerk response is to demand other people pay more money to a wasteful and bloated government

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    You really should read a bit more of your links and a bit about the author of the linked article.
    the point was that the problems created by the distorted incentive structure of the employer health insurance tax exemption are generally universally recognized, and remain only because it is a policy easy to demagogue. But thanks for playing.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the point was that the problems created by the distorted incentive structure of the employer health insurance tax exemption are generally universally recognized, and remain only because it is a policy easy to demagogue. But thanks for playing.

    Easy to fix...tax the workers and tax public workers double and give the rich another tax cut...right marine

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Easy to fix...tax the workers and tax public workers double and give the rich another tax cut...right marine
    No. Quit distorting the market through a failed and ridiculously complex tax system, and apply simpler but lower nominal rates to all.


    In particular with regards to health care, I'd like to see all exemptions be done away in a budget-neutral fashion in return for a universal tax credit.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No. Quit distorting the market through a failed and ridiculously complex tax system, and apply simpler but lower nominal rates to all.


    In particular with regards to health care, I'd like to see all exemptions be done away in a budget-neutral fashion in return for a universal tax credit.


    How does that help all those with no health insurance, who cant possibly pay for it

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You know, it occurs to me. Are you aware as you write this that Romney has called for even greater tax breaks for the middle class than Obama has? [...]
    Wouldn't be surprising... Republicans always cut taxes and blow up the budget and the deficit and the total debt, then blame it on the next Democrat that inherits the mess. Reagan tripled the total public (gross) debt, GWB doubled it. SOS, DD.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Wouldn't be surprising... Republicans always cut taxes and blow up the budget and the deficit and the total debt, then blame it on the next Democrat that inherits the mess. Reagan tripled the total public (gross) debt, GWB doubled it. SOS, DD.
    dems always engage in behavior that causes the middle class to demand more and more and more government spending

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    dems always engage in behavior that causes the middle class to demand more and more and more government spending



    That sounds correct. Dems want to share tax collections with the majority and the Repubs want to give it to the 1%.

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