View Poll Results: Is signing Norquist's anti-tax pledge un-American?

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  • Signing Norquist's pledge is anti-American

    13 56.52%
  • Signing Norquist's pledge is pro-American

    2 8.70%
  • Other (please comment)

    8 34.78%
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Thread: Who are Norquist pledge-signers loyal to - the American People or someone else?

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    Re: Who are Norquist pledge-signers loyal to - the American People or someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Can you be more specific and connect the dots on how your plan addresses income disparity directly?
    " For over 30 years America's MOST RICH have been waging war against the middle class and poor. They have hidden their secret agenda in a fancy term called Supply Side economics. Our rich have argued that if we reduce their taxes, lower government regulation and increase privatization that ALL Americans would prosper.

    Warren Buffet claims this economic argument is a fraud. "The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll all go out and spend more, and then it will trickle down to the rest of you," he told Christiane Amanpour on THIS WEEK. "But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."

    The Tax Foundation reported in July 2009 that between 2000 and 2007, pre-tax income for the top 1 percent of tax returns grew by 50 percent, while pre-tax income for the bottom 50 percent increased by 29 percent (not adjusted for inflation) ...

    Since 2001, the average tax rate has fallen from 4.09 percent to 2.99 percent for the bottom 50 percent of tax returns and has fallen from 28.20 percent to 21.46 percent for the top 0.1 percent and 27.5 percent to 22.45 percent for the top 1 percent. TAXFOUNDATION "

    America's Wealthy Wage War Against the Middle Class



    And what about those wealthy who ARE creating jobs? Do we end their tax cuts also? And this will help how?
    I have no problem with target tax cuts for job creation in this country. What is stupid is giving tax cuts just because someone is rich that are not creating jobs in this country.


    I thought Dodd-Frank did that. Was I wrong?
    Its better than what we had, but it doesn't go far enough. We need something like HR 1489, Return to Prudent Banking Act, that would end the banks too big to fail problem, by once again legally separating commercial banks from investment banks (as they were for a half century following the Great Depression) so we are never again in the situation where the public has to transfer large sums of money to Wall Street for making risky investments: H.R. 1489: Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2011
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    Re: Who are Norquist pledge-signers loyal to - the American People or someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Didn't they have the same choice three years ago? And what’s changed? Oh yeah, we spent $750b which “Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%”. How’d that work out for the ‘consumer class that drives the demand’?

    Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1% « Economics for public policy

    If re-elected what’s gonna change in the next four years?
    It will not be enough to just to reelect the president if the country wants to address its problems, we will also have to elect more progressives in Congress. We need more congressmen who put their fellow citizens and the economy more before tax cuts for their rich sponsors.
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