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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nonsense. It is only going back to where we were, which was no where near the highest rates we've seen in this country. And in no way does it compare, in anyway, with Jim Crow laws.
    that is not an argument. we had idiotically high tax rates. we still have too high tax rates on those who pay too much as it is

    If you are not willing to pay X amount of taxes on the next dollar you make, you have no credibility arguing someone else pay X amount of taxes on the next dollar they make



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    agreed.

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    if you want the rich to pay 80% taxes on their next dollar you should agree to pay that much on your next dollar



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is not an argument. we had idiotically high tax rates. we still have too high tax rates on those who pay too much as it is

    If you are not willing to pay X amount of taxes on the next dollar you make, you have no credibility arguing someone else pay X amount of taxes on the next dollar they make
    Who says it's too high? What is the standard? Who decides? I have no problem paying my taxes, and no problem with a progeressive tax, meaning when I make more, I pay more. So, I don't have the problem you're suggesting.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    I have known, over the years, more than a few people who say that they will vote for anyone who can lower taxes. That is single issue voting, just as stupid as those who vote for a candidate based on any other single issue.
    Taxes are necessary, period. Taxes are often wasted, true, but they are still necessary. Complaining about it won't change it. Posting here won't change it. The only thing you can do is minimize your taxes thru legal means, or even illegal until you get caught.
    The Bush tax cuts did NOT help the economy mainly because spending wasn't cut the same amount. Any president/congress that overspends and adds to the national debt should be considered a criminal. But that is hard to do when half the country is complicit in the crime....
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is not an argument. we had idiotically high tax rates. we still have too high tax rates on those who pay too much as it is
    Obviously, not near enough taxes to cover the looming trillion dollar deficit this year, so expect an even bigger tax hike... either that or cut unnecessary expenses.

    They can start by cutting back on the military (around ten billion for each dead terrorist), and the billions of free money we donate to a dozen different countries every year, including the $6.4 billion to Taiwan, for no other reason than to stick it to China.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Obviously, not near enough taxes to cover the looming trillion dollar deficit this year, so expect an even bigger tax hike... either that or cut unnecessary expenses.

    They can start by cutting back on the military (around ten billion for each dead terrorist), and the billions of free money we donate to a dozen different countries every year, including the $6.4 billion to Taiwan, for no other reason than to stick it to China.

    ricksfolly
    Any serious effort will likely include both cutting spending and rasing taxes.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Who says it's too high? What is the standard? Who decides? I have no problem paying my taxes, and no problem with a progeressive tax, meaning when I make more, I pay more. So, I don't have the problem you're suggesting.
    are you willing to pay 91% of your next dollar

    50% of your next dollar

    if you are not willing to pay the top rate than you are dishonest

    if you are you are lying

    with a flat tax the more you make the more you pay but it prevents people like you voting up my taxes without YOU suffering any more taxation



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Obviously, not near enough taxes to cover the looming trillion dollar deficit this year, so expect an even bigger tax hike... either that or cut unnecessary expenses.

    They can start by cutting back on the military (around ten billion for each dead terrorist), and the billions of free money we donate to a dozen different countries every year, including the $6.4 billion to Taiwan, for no other reason than to stick it to China.

    ricksfolly
    we should start with unconstitutional spending-ie the stuff dems use to buy the votes of their pawns and the spending used to create more dem pawns



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I have known, over the years, more than a few people who say that they will vote for anyone who can lower taxes. That is single issue voting, just as stupid as those who vote for a candidate based on any other single issue.
    Taxes are necessary, period. Taxes are often wasted, true, but they are still necessary. Complaining about it won't change it. Posting here won't change it. The only thing you can do is minimize your taxes thru legal means, or even illegal until you get caught.
    The Bush tax cuts did NOT help the economy mainly because spending wasn't cut the same amount. Any president/congress that overspends and adds to the national debt should be considered a criminal. But that is hard to do when half the country is complicit in the crime....
    cutting socialist spending would destroy the dem party's ability to win elections



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we should start with unconstitutional spending-ie the stuff dems use to buy the votes of their pawns and the spending used to create more dem pawns
    What unconstitutional spending are you speaking of? The war in Iraq, Afghanistan?


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