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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seems to me that if you are not paying federal income tax then you have no business suggesting that others should not get a tax cut or be opposed to it.
    Seems to me that if you're not getting unemployment benefits you have no business suggesting others should get benefits or be opposed to it.

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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seems to me that if you are not paying federal income tax then you have no business suggesting that others should not get a tax cut or be opposed to it.
    FALSE ! Every American citizen has a right to voice an opinion (1st Amendment). What amount of tax one pays has nothing to do with it.

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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Seems to me that if you're not getting unemployment benefits you have no business suggesting others should get benefits or be opposed to it.
    FALSE ! Every American citizen has a right to voice an opinion (1st Amendment). One's status with respect to unemployment benefits has nothing to do with it.

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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Protectionist View Post
    FALSE ! Every American citizen has a right to voice an opinion (1st Amendment). One's status with respect to unemployment benefits has nothing to do with it.
    It was sarcasm. I absolutely agree with you.

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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    apparently so, the hatred of the rich is pathological with a lot of them
    The only "hate" I perceive in this thread is coming from you TurtleDude, against those who are opposed to extending the tax cuts for the rich. I don't see people hating the rich. They (myself included) just want things to be fair and proper. Bush made them unfair and unproper, and that should not be confirmed and continued, that's all.
    Frankly, I think the super rich who want the tax cuts extended (this may be a small minority of them) are more sick with greed and a detachment from reality where wealth is concerned, than any sort of malice that would cause people to hate them.
    I also don't think it's envy. If I had hundreds of millions of dollars ( what could I do with all that ?), I'd give most of it away to deserving poor Americans. In fact, I did do that, in a way when I owned my own business, and paid my sales reps commissions equivalent to $150/hour.
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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    Most people don't know that most of the tax cuts are going to those who make 250,000 or less, not those who make more then 250,000.

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    Would venture to guess that a sizable portion of those being polled have limited understanding of the issue/question. A common confusion among many still seems to be that the topic involves a Tax Cut at all.

    Be interesting to see another poll in which the question was phrased:

    "Do you favor raising taxes at this time?"


    Suspect we could/would see different poll results....


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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Would venture to guess that a sizable portion of those being polled have limited understanding of the issue/question. A common confusion among many still seems to be that the topic involves a Tax Cut at all.

    Be interesting to see another poll in which the question was phrased:

    "Do you favor raising taxes at this time?"


    Suspect we could/would see different poll results....


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    It would be silly to poll the public on the question of "Do you favor raising taxes at this time?". Nobody is discussing raising taxes. That has already been done by the 107th Congress and signed into law by former President Bush. Its a done deal. Finished. In place. Its the law.
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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Protectionist View Post
    The only "hate" I perceive in this thread is coming from you TurtleDude, against those who are opposed to extending the tax cuts for the rich. I don't see people hating the rich. They (myself included) just want things to be fair and proper. Bush made them unfair and unproper, and that should not be confirmed and continued, that's all.
    Frankly, I think the super rich who want the tax cuts extended (this may be a small minority of them) are more sick with greed and a detachment from reality where wealth is concerned, than any sort of malice that would cause people to hate them.
    I also don't think it's envy. If I had hundreds of millions of dollars ( what could I do with all that ?), I'd give most of it away to deserving poor Americans. In fact, I did do that, in a way when I owned my own business, and paid my sales reps commissions equivalent to $150/hour.
    Dang right!! It's all about fairness. So the current path will lead to taxes being raised on the top earners by about 4.6% come January 1st. Wouldn't it be even more fair to raise their taxes by 10%? Or maybe 15%? There is a lot of money out there to be harvested in. Lots of opportunity here. Let's not think small....!!!


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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Dang right!! It's all about fairness. So the current path will lead to taxes being raised on the top earners by about 4.6% come January 1st. Wouldn't it be even more fair to raise their taxes by 10%? Or maybe 15%? There is a lot of money out there to be harvested in. Lots of opportunity here. Let's not think small....!!!


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    Re: CBS News Poll: Most Oppose GOP Tax Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Congratulations for thinking in the proper direction.
    It took a while but i thinks i has finally seen the light!! More tax is better!

    So here is the plan:

    • Next year we raise the taxes on the rich to 100%. That oughta bring the deficit down.
    • So the following year the "rich" will all be broke so they won't have to pay any taxes. That should make them happy.
    • And since those former rich bastards are now broke and unemployed, they will be collecting Unemployment Benefits (which Pelosi assures us in the BEST way to inject money into the economy!!!)


    Lordy. This plan looks like a WIN/WIN situation for everybody....!!!!!


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