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

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Thread: They did it on purpose

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why should someone like me pay any more taxes when I already pay more than millions upon millions of MIDDLE CLASS people pay in income taxes?
    But this isn't class warfare, oh no. It's only class warfare when the middle class, who buy the way, BUILT THIS ENTIRE ****ING COUNTRY, do it.


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    Re: They did it on purpose

    The fact is that the majority of Democrats & Independents agree that the best solution to our debt-crisis is a mixture of spending cuts & more revenue. Why does the GOP refuse to acknowledge this?

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Let's look at it, here is what he said:



    Ok, sounds like you might have a point, except he continued his remarks.



    Oops, he is talking about the capital gains loophole to paying less in taxes, or the "Buffett rule". So much for your silly assessment.
    There is no "capital gains tax loophole." Everyone who earns long-term capital gains pays the same capital gains tax rate. Short-term gains are taxed at ordinary income rates. Those who make their capital gains (long or short) inside a Roth IRA pay no tax at all. Those who make capital gains within their Keogh's, IRAs and SEPs pay no capital gains tax either. Maybe that's what you're talking about.
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    You know... I'd agee to a tax increase if it came with a multi-party committee who's sole purpose was to build a crew and start auditiing and cutting fat in every section of government. Rather, I want them to make recommendations, have those debated and passed as bills, but their only job is to hunt poor use of money.

    I would want CPAs, efficiency experts, economists, and MBAs on it. And I would want a promise that for every dollar they cut, 50 cents was reduced in taxes.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    But this isn't class warfare, oh no. It's only class warfare when the middle class, who buy the way, BUILT THIS ENTIRE ****ING COUNTRY, do it.
    what politician is trying to buy votes by attacking the middle class?



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    The fact is that the majority of Democrats & Independents agree that the best solution to our debt-crisis is a mixture of spending cuts & more revenue. Why does the GOP refuse to acknowledge this?
    because the dems want tax hikes to buy votes and they don't want tax hikes on anyone but the rich



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    because the dems want tax hikes to buy votes and they don't want tax hikes on anyone but the rich
    tax hikes on the wealthy doesn't buy Middle-class votes.

    but refusing to allow even a small tax-hike on the wealthy....DOES insure more campaign contributions.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    tax hikes on the wealthy doesn't buy Middle-class votes.

    but refusing to allow even a small tax-hike on the wealthy....DOES insure more campaign contributions.
    I call BS on that. there are plenty of people who like it when Obumble whines that those more industrious than them ought to pay more taxes

    especially if Obumble tells them that all the government they want will be paid for by OTHERS being taxed more.



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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...especially if Obumble tells them that all the government they want will be paid for by OTHERS being taxed more.
    good thing Obama has never said that to anyone.

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    Re: They did it on purpose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    good thing Obama has never said that to anyone.
    you obviously didn't listen very well



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