View Poll Results: Did Democrats cause the super committee to fail on purpose?

Voters
71. You may not vote on this poll
  • No, they actually thought a trillion dollar tax hike in a recession was reasonable

    9 12.68%
  • No, it was a bi-partisan failure

    28 39.44%
  • Yes, the plan from the beginning was to fail

    34 47.89%
Page 16 of 38 FirstFirst ... 6141516171826 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 160 of 372

Thread: They did it on purpose

  1. #151
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,153

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If we allow the Bush tax cuts to expire, it will raise taxes on everyone.
    Yes. And rather than letting them expire on the upper brackets while preserving them for everyone else, that is EXACTLY what the GOP has guaranteed will hapen.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  2. #152
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,827

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They're not the same thing. We can increase revenue, without raising taxes. I agree a revenue increase is needed, but raising taxes is the wrong way to make that happen and probably won't work.

    Allowing job creation will increase revenues.


    Because you BELIEVE. You BELIEVE. You want to BELIEVE and you do BELIEVE.

    talking with far right wingers these days is like discussing religion.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  3. #153
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,402

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You realize of course that taxing consumption is very anti-business, because it will result in people spending less money on things that businesses make.

    You also realize that one of the "9s" in St. Herman's plan is a consumption tax, right?
    Right and one of the 9's is a 9% income tax. I know, I know, that would mean that more people would have more money in their pocket to spend on stuff and, well, we can't have that. It would make too much sense. Right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #154
    Educator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    11-10-12 @ 04:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    801

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    whats wrong with 81%?
    Because that extra 1% is $30 billion and that could be 600 middle class jobs
    Get informed: UNICEF foreign adoption policy is killing orphans and the US gives $132 million to UNICEF every year. Stop the madness.
    For the best news and commentary on the 2012 election from the GOP perspective, visit www.whitehouse12.com.

  5. #155
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,153

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why couldn't Obama allow the trans-can pipeline to begin construction. The tax revenue from that would surpass a 1% tax hike.
    Well, there's States Rights that you guys are always going on about. From my understanding, Nebraska isn't too thrilled with how it cuts through there.

    If he did allow it, you'd just be complaining that it's a handout to the Unions (because who do think is going to build the pipeline?)


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  6. #156
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,827

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    A little old, but you get the point: Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers - USATODAY.com Companies hold record $837B in cash, yet won't hire workers
    Most excellent of you to print this again. I am sick and tired of the right wing crap that if we lowered taxes on corporations then they would a) have more money, and b) would then hire more workers. The fact is they are swimming in damn money and they are NOT hiring workers. The premise of them needing more money is a damn LIE.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  7. #157
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,402

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yes. And rather than letting them expire on the upper brackets while preserving them for everyone else, that is EXACTLY what the GOP has guaranteed will hapen.
    That ain't gonna happen. When they expire, everyone's taxes will go up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  8. #158
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,153

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Right and one of the 9's is a 9% income tax. I know, I know, that would mean that more people would have more money in their pocket to spend on stuff and, well, we can't have that. It would make too much sense. Right?
    Except that then you're taxing them for doing something with this extra money they have in their pockets. It doesn't make sense to say, "Here, you have more money to spend, so we're going to take it off of that end too."


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  9. #159
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,402

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Most excellent of you to print this again. I am sick and tired of the right wing crap that if we lowered taxes on corporations then they would a) have more money, and b) would then hire more workers. The fact is they are swimming in damn money and they are NOT hiring workers. The premise of them needing more money is a damn LIE.
    Well, raising our taxes sure as hell isn't going to fix anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  10. #160
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,153

    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That ain't gonna happen. When they expire, everyone's taxes will go up.
    That's exactly my point. Rather than letting some people's taxes go up, they've guaranteed that everyone's will.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

Page 16 of 38 FirstFirst ... 6141516171826 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •