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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

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    Probably these ones that might be released to the nation...
    How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us by Gail Collins | The New York Review of Books
    Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives are rewriting it | McClatchy
    SBOE Conservatives Rewrite American History Books — Social Studies Standards Debate | The Texas Tribune
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/ed...n/13texas.html

    Excerpts from these "history books":
    "Little known to most voters, though, Roosevelt and his closest economic advisers (Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell) had been influenced by the socialist-leaning doctrines of a controversial European economist named John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). During his first months in office – known as the Hundred Days after the brief second French dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) – Roosevelt enacted a dizzying series of policies designed to centralize economic power in the hands of Ivy League-educated bureaucrats in Washington."

    "The first of these New Deal laws, the Emergency Banking Act, was approved in two days by a docile Democratic Congress (the vote in the Senate was 73-7) without reading the actual wording of the legislation. The Banking Act gave FDR and the Democrats unprecedented and potentially dangerous control over the national supply of credit and led to the abandonment of the Gold Standard later in 1933. Many economists, including Nobel Prize laureate Milton Friedman (1912-2006), now believe that FDR's risky decision to no longer support the American dollar with gold caused the suffering from double-digit unemployment to continue until World War II (1939-1945)."

    "Part of the genius of America -- which many leading thinkers believe is derived from the nation's Christian faith -- is that at times of peril ordinary men (and, someday, maybe ordinary women) step forward to achieve historical greatness. Consider a failed one-term congressman and railroad attorney named Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) or an obscure professor of history at the University of West Georgia named Newt Gingrich (1943- ). So it was in Wheeling, W. Va., on a blustery winter evening in February 1950 when a first-term Wisconsin senator named Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) aroused a complacent America to confront the security threat from Ivy League-educated Soviet spies who had infiltrated the State Department and the presidency of Harry Truman (1884-1972)."
    Excerpts From the New Texas History Textbooks
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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I wint to Hi Skool in Texas....class of 64....are skool bord baned 2 buks, in 1963, IIRC.....
    The Scarlet Letter, and To Kill a Mockingbird.....
    Me learns in Texas two.

    Then I went to New York City for college.

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Me learns in Texas two.

    Then I went to New York City for college.
    PS of D? Pratt?

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Two different things. This does not refute the fact that the wealthy received the biggest benefits from the Bush tax cuts. See the studies referenced above.
    i did and they made me laugh,and the new york times article said they cant post how they achieved their conclusion.


    all three of those were hocus pocus math,if 85% of what was spent did not go to the rich,rich got the lowest drop in marginal rates of anyone under the tax cut,and then one of your links went on to claim ending taxes on poor people under the bush tax cut increased their tax burden.


    4.5% drop in marginal rate does not equal super drop on effectice rate,thats determined by outside factors,not the marginal rate.


    considering the middle class tax rates went down more than ttwice as much as upper class,who marginal taxes went down 4.5%,the lowest bracket making 16k went from 15% to 10%,.5 higher and they even get that back at the end of the year.
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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    PS of D? Pratt?
    Pratt undergrad NYU graduate school

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday - POLITICO.com

    Guess who is going to be glued to C-Span Wednesday? This guy
    I hope they do not pass. I hope their are given some great speeches. I hope Bernie Sanders isnt going to have to stand up by himself and give a 7 and a half hour speech (even though that was amazing) if it comes down to a filibuster.

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    Good news for teatards, all they have to do is not vote and then Grover will still be their friend.

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Pratt undergrad NYU graduate school
    extremely impressive. My former girlfriend's brother went to Pratt, my brother taught there. NYU was one of my top law school options

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    those who generally support the death taxes are those upset they didn't have industrious parents.

    the rich pay the highest taxes possible on like income

    why does someone who claims to be a lawyer lie about the law such much

    and why do the parasite support team members constantly talk about the super rich when their dem masters' plans are really most pernicious to those making several hundred K to a few million a year
    TD, when you look at your posts, do you feel like you are making arguments? I just never even know what to do with them. I look through them to try to identify your arguments so I can respond them, but I never find any... Can you read through this one and see if you can spot any that I missed for example?
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    extremely impressive. My former girlfriend's brother went to Pratt, my brother taught there. NYU was one of my top law school options
    I was fortunate to go to both

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    Re: Showdown over Bush tax cuts Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    TD, when you look at your posts, do you feel like you are making arguments? I just never even know what to do with them. I look through them to try to identify your arguments so I can respond them, but I never find any... Can you read through this one and see if you can spot any that I missed for example?

    I have seen the stuff you post and they prove my claims

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