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

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    The poor, struggling millionaires and billionaires, suffering under the yoke of 19% tax rates.
    I await with baited breath for you to show us which millionares and billionares pay a 19% tax rate.

    Take your time formulating your answer.
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Good points....too much money causes problems that most of us don't want to deal with.
    a funny comment from those who spend so much time arguing in favor of confiscatory tax rates imposed on those who are more industrous than they are.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I await with baited breath for you to show us which millionares and billionares pay a 19% tax rate.

    Take your time formulating your answer.
    they talk out of their butts-they make this crap up in order to justify their envy. the top tax payers pay higher rates of taxes on like income as the whiners do



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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sounds alot like class envy to me.

    Just because that what you want out of life doesn't mean that you get to force everyone else to accept that out of life.

    Bottom line is, some people are more motivated and more ambitious than others. Those more motivated and ambitious people shouldn't be punished.

    How are you going to feel, if one day, an agenda come along that says that having, " enough to live on retirement comfortably and afford my children's education", is considered excess and tells you that you must give up half of it? Basically, that's door you're opening.
    it is class envy and what is really funny is what motivates it

    what motivates it is the delusion that the big bad market doesn't value them as much as they value their own worth. They are mad--they claim to be brilliant yet they don't get genius wages. so they want the government to punish those who they believe are less entitled to wealth than they are.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Good points....too much money causes problems that most of us don't want to deal with.
    You don't seem to have a problem with a 6 figure retirement.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    A MUST READ. Don't even read the opinions. Look at the empirical facts. Look at the numbers and tell me Pelosi did all this....

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

    Here's a short paragraph to give you an idea what economist/professor/pulitzer prize winner David Cay Johnston concludes of the Bush tax cuts.

    "The tax cuts did not spur investment. Job growth in the George W. Bush years was one-seventh that of the Clinton years. Nixon and Ford did better than Bush on jobs. Wages fell during the last administration. Average incomes fell. The number of Americans in poverty, as officially measured, hit a 16-year high last year of 43.6 million, though a National Academy of Sciences study says that the real poverty figure is closer to 51 million. Food banks are swamped. Foreclosure signs are everywhere. Americans and their governments are drowning in debt. And at the nexus of tax and healthcare, Republican ideas perpetuate a cruel and immoral system that rations healthcare -- while consuming every sixth dollar in the economy and making businesses, especially small businesses, less efficient and less profitable."

    Obama's fault what?
    I know, we need to increase taxes for cryin out loud so the government can create more government jobs to spur on our economic growth. Tax cuts are a bad thing. BAD! BAD! BAD!
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I know, we need to increase taxes for cryin out loud so the government can create more government jobs to spur on our economic growth. Tax cuts are a bad thing. BAD! BAD! BAD!
    we have to tax our way to prosperity



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wrong-dem voters-the ones who outsource personal responsibility to the government. the people who think they are poor not because they are untalented or unproductive but because they got "Screwed" by wall street. A girl I used to date-saw her for the first time since I left grad school a few years ago. She had earned an MBA and JD at a top program. At my 25th college reunion she showed up (85 degree weather-typical New Haven on Memorial day) in a business suit, heels, hose, silk blouse etc while the rest of us were wearing t-shirts and shorts. She was a senior VP and Goldman -Sachs and by then had two children. She noted she might have to catch the late train back to the city to work on some stuff that Friday night. She also noted she was not working as many hours as she had before she had children-down to about 55-60 a week. Yeah she made alot of money. easily a million with bonuses. She told me the sort of hours she had put in for the 20 years since I had least seen her. She noted people like her -with three Ivy honors+ degrees working 70 hours a week, delaying having a family etc-were common in her business.

    its fashionable to bash "wall street" and the Ivan Boeskies etc of the world. It soothes the hurt of people who couldn't imagine working as hard as people like this woman. But the fact remains, most of those people are extremely talented, very dedicated honest people who work their asses off for what they earn
    I am bashing wall street for running to the government for bailout after bail out

    Crying to big daddy government to save them from their own stupidity

    First you had LCTM which the fed had to help with sorting out the mess. Then the government helped walll street in reducing regulations during the late 90s, and lowered enforcement on the ones it did keep in the 2000s. So when push came to shove you had the fed and the federal government bailing out wall street to the tune of a couple trillion (AIG was a back door bailout). Wallstreet is no better then a bunch of moronic gamblers who rely on government aid when they spend their paycheck on a hot tip at the track.

    They might work alot of hours, but their running to the government for aid makes then no better then a bunch of welfare cheats
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I am bashing wall street for running to the government for bailout after bail out

    Crying to big daddy government to save them from their own stupidity

    First you had LCTM which the fed had to help with sorting out the mess. Then the government helped walll street in reducing regulations during the late 90s, and lowered enforcement on the ones it did keep in the 2000s. So when push came to shove you had the fed and the federal government bailing out wall street to the tune of a couple trillion (AIG was a back door bailout). Wallstreet is no better then a bunch of moronic gamblers who rely on government aid when they spend their paycheck on a hot tip at the track.

    They might work alot of hours, but their running to the government for aid makes then no better then a bunch of welfare cheats
    1) who do you find on this board supporting the bail outs

    2) what presidential candidate got most of the wall street support

    3) what administration has a bunch of wall street fat cats in positions of power



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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You don't seem to have a problem with a 6 figure retirement.
    No, but you do....there is class envy, and then there is good retirement envy....
    I certainly appreciate you working stiffs paying your taxes and SS, so I can draw retirements from the Navy, from SS, and from 2 employers. I hear that the drilling moratorium has been lifted, does that mean you can go back to work?
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