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09:46 PM on 04/05/2012
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Heyman
4th Resonable Cause
09:40 PM on 04/05/2012
Oh my?...The Corporations and rich may have to pay taxes!
About time...
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
09:45 PM on 04/05/2012
Don't bet on it.
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Beverly Kidwell
10:25 PM on 04/05/2012
Yes, I will believe that when I see it. I should live so long.
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WhoIsNoOne
What I need is a Micro-Brew-o
09:49 PM on 04/05/2012
Corporations pay a low tax (aka campaign contributions) so they
dont have to pay the much higher income tax
09:54 PM on 04/05/2012
Baksheesh?
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StormWarrior
Justice comes from God, Depravity from man.
09:37 PM on 04/05/2012
There's trying to be fair and there's being completely biased on the side of Republicans This article is the latter.

Outsourcing Report: Republicans Rewarding Corporations that Ship U.S. Jobs Overseas

“The Republicans in Washington claimed to draw their ideas from a website called ‘America Speaking Out.’ It turns out that one of the ideas that’s drawn the most interest on their website is ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Funny thing is, when we recently closed one of the most egregious loopholes for companies creating jobs overseas, Republicans in Congress were almost unanimously opposed. The Republican leader John Boehner attacked us for it, and stood up for outsourcing, instead of American workers.”
- President Obama, 9/25/10

Lets see if HP allows me to post the facts:
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StormWarrior
Justice comes from God, Depravity from man.
09:38 PM on 04/05/2012
Here's the Link: http://www.democraticleader.gov/news/reports?id=0472
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09:37 PM on 04/05/2012
IRS Chief: Congress Not Acting Risks 'Real Disaster'

should read...

IRS Chief: REPUBLICANS Not Acting Risks 'Real Disaster'

TELL IT LIKE IT IS FOR GOD'S SAKE ALREADY!!!!
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hrpmap
Retired man still active..
09:43 PM on 04/05/2012
Partison to the core are you? Apparently so and therefore a part of the problem not the solution.
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
10:14 PM on 04/05/2012
Wrong, AGAIN!
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NEOHIO
The less government the better
09:51 PM on 04/05/2012
DEMS. controlled congress, senate, presidency for two years.. and what did they do about this problem... NOTHING!!!!! so one can say DEMS not acting ...etc...
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
10:15 PM on 04/05/2012
Filiblister, ever heard of it ?

Maybe you missed the Stimulus Act, Dodd-Frank and the PPACA ?
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10:37 PM on 04/05/2012
Nothing got done because of constant filibusters in the senate and a Majority Leader (Reid) lacking the bawls to take the reins and move ahead. The Blue Dogs were Repugnicans in Dem clothing in the HOuse. The majority there was illusive at best. Obama was also delusional in thinking that if he only preemptively caved on another ten things, that he might be allowed to pass a small piece of one or two.

Split the blame 70 Repugnicans, 30% Wimpocrats.

The fault was probably
joefoss
They'll never take my panache!
09:36 PM on 04/05/2012
Is there anyone, even among deluded liberal apologists for Obama, who thinks that the president won't break his pledge again (as he already did in 2010) and support the extension of the
"Bush tax cuts for the wealthy"?

Worst of all, it's likely that the extension of the "Bush tax cuts for the
wealthy" will be part of another "grand bargain" where, once again, the Republicans will get,
as Mitch McConnell boasted after the White House was routed on the debt ceiling "compromise"
last summer, "90%" of what they demanded.

Prediction: President Obama will get the crumbs (e.g., an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, an extension of unemployment insurance) plus the "victory" of getting the Republicans to agree to the savage cuts in social programs contained in Bowles-Simpson, in return for accepting what will probably be the permanent extension of the "Bush tax cuts for the wealthy"---the greatest single cause of the rising income inequality in this country and a major contributor to the federal deficit/debt.

Such a deal!
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09:43 PM on 04/05/2012
You know what, this argument never makes sense to me...Yeah, politically, the last deal wasn't great, but maybe, just maybe, Obama was thinking about the millions of people who would have lost health insurance and UE benefits when he decided to cut the last minute deal? Not easy to stick to some political gamesmanship when people's lives are literally hanging in the balance, always easier to play hardball from the cheap seats...
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Harbinger08
You have the right to remain silent
10:18 PM on 04/05/2012
Very well put. I'm pretty tired of these whiners with no understanding of political realities. They think they could have done better, I'm sure, but they never explain how that would have worked, exactly. They're almost as bad as the Republicans for being stubbornly obtuse and resistant to reason.
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jerryengelbach
Working class heritage
11:25 PM on 04/05/2012
Health insurance wasn't on the table in that deal, only Unemployment Benefits.

Obama caved on that one without a fight, as he has on so many other issues.

He could have called the GOP's bluff, and waited to see if it worked. He could have used his bully pulpit to take his case right to the people and shamed the Republicans into allowing the Unemployment extension to go through.

Obama has come out in public now, in an election year. Previously, it was all backroom deals and capitulations.
10:00 PM on 04/05/2012
Well, only if the GOP scores a reprise of 2010 this November.

That last cave was due to the fact that the GOP has the POTUS by the purse-strings. The economy needed more stimulus. You know the GOP would not pass any. So, to get more cash on the streets, the only way in late 2010, was to agree to extend the cuts.

This situation rides more on the shoulders of the weak stick Democrats in the House, who in 2009 and 2010 would not pass a budget that eliminated the Bush cuts for the wealthy in advance of the 2010 Congressional elections. They were so chicken that even die hard Democrats stayed home that November and gave us the reckless batch of GOPhers in their now.
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nyjjc
09:36 PM on 04/05/2012
50 years ago when the US was the strongest nation on the plant both economically and militarily and had the most robust middle class in the world, paying taxes was considered patriotic.

Fast forward to today. Paying taxes is considered almost TREASONOUS by a large part of our population - and we have a huge debt problem.

Coincidence?
09:52 PM on 04/05/2012
Treasonous? stretching things a bit, aren't you.
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nyjjc
09:57 PM on 04/05/2012
Given the way you Liptonheads talk about taxes, that is EXACTLY what you think and it isn't hyperbole in the slightest.
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10:43 PM on 04/05/2012
No. These no tax clowns are destroying the nation from the inside. They are Tim McVeighs with word processors and paranoia generators.
09:55 PM on 04/05/2012
Could it be that most people feel that the best way to deal with liars and thieves is to act like one too?
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nyjjc
09:59 PM on 04/05/2012
While you may disagree with politicians and think they are corrupt, and you may even disagree with government programs here or there, that doesn't make paying taxes "thievery", nor does it make not paying them right or patriotic.
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bestoftimes1
09:34 PM on 04/05/2012
They're not the Bush tax cuts, those expired at the end of 2010, they're the Obama tax cuts...this must be an NBC edit it your favor moment
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Articulator
10:12 PM on 04/05/2012
Wrong, they were Obama's cave in to the Republicans. They continue to have Bush's name on them.
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10:44 PM on 04/05/2012
Split the difference. They're Bushbama tax thefts today.
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
10:17 PM on 04/05/2012
1 d 1 0 t !
OldSchool4942
just passin through
09:34 PM on 04/05/2012
Let's see Bush appointee doing what they do best. "the sky is falling!"
If the Party of NO takes over, you can count on the middle class taking a hit while the wealthy skate.
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
10:18 PM on 04/05/2012
True !
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NAMI
The Divine Socialist
09:32 PM on 04/05/2012
BEST to LET ALL Bush Tax cut expire.!
period
Uncle Sam needs some revenue.
If the Econ gets bad , we can have some TAX CUTS again for lower income people only.
09:55 PM on 04/05/2012
The Bush tax cuts were across the board, my friend. The lowest tax rate was cut to 10% from 15%, that 67% tax cut. Do you think that for one minute that allowing the tax RATES (not cuts) to go back to the 39% level will GUARANTEE frederal revenues?
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Articulator
10:16 PM on 04/05/2012
They will increase revenue. There is no reason for the top marginal tax rate to be the lowest in 30 years and save a few years there the lowest since the great depression. Especially when there has been a huge migration of wealth up out of reach of the middle class. Both trends, most wealth held by very few and tax cuts for the rich preceded the Great Depression. Overall federal rates are the lowest they've been since the 1950's. The Bush tax cuts have been in place for more than a decade, they are doing wonders for us arent they?
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
10:21 PM on 04/05/2012
67% of the lower tax payments accrued to the top 7.5% of taxpayers.

The top earners (I'm in the top 3%) DID NOT PAY 2/3's LESS in taxes than they did before the Bush tax giveaways.
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09:31 PM on 04/05/2012
If any one has been through a hurricane or emergency and had neighbors and friends help each other out no one asked what party you identify with....we find good people as a whole that really want the same thing a prosperous safe society.... BUT what we have is a controlling body of politicians and corporatist that seek to only manage control and exploit people as a resource.. they have a vested interest in keeping you divided and distracted and infighting...the thing is the democrats and republican rank and file Americans are entirely different then the Washington breed...what you fail to see is YOU are trying to be decent honest Americans they are trying to convince you to fly right and be straight wile they manipulate and deceive you and do the bidding of the Oligarchy that they ACTUALLY serve!
09:50 PM on 04/05/2012
Great post! Fanned and faved.
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11:04 PM on 04/05/2012
Thanks....i have a dream!......too bad its turning out to bbe a nightmare!
09:28 PM on 04/05/2012
Tax the 47% who pay zero federal income tax.
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sillylittleme
humble cosmos shaker
09:31 PM on 04/05/2012
Try living below the poverty line and then get back to us whether you think taxing those with no disposable income makes sense.
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CK22
Partly Cloudy Patriot
09:31 PM on 04/05/2012
Maybe if they had income? These people are already subjected to a large variety of taxes.
09:22 PM on 04/05/2012
Let all the Bush tax cuts expire, add a 45% bracket at $500k, and a 50% bracket at $1 million.

Make capital gains and dividends ordinary income.
Aesculus glabra
My micro-bio is empty
09:27 PM on 04/05/2012
Why?
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nyjjc
09:32 PM on 04/05/2012
I dunno, because it MAKES SENSE?
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Protocolor
空耳モード
09:39 PM on 04/05/2012
`Cuz capital gains and dividends are income? Actually, capital gains and dividends should be taxed at TWICE or more the rate of real income because, in theory, real income is money that you actually work for. Capital gains and dividends are money that you get that other people work for, so taxing it at even 99.99% won't discourage industrious applications of effort in the workforce.
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09:22 PM on 04/05/2012
Why do we keep putting these bozos back in office?
09:36 PM on 04/05/2012
They have been able to fool us while we were pursuing happiness.
Now we have to turn that into watching them closer so happiness is pursuable
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09:20 PM on 04/05/2012
The IRS......even the mafia fears them!
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hrpmap
Retired man still active..
09:36 PM on 04/05/2012
The IRS has ruined more liives and businesses than the Mafia.
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nyjjc
10:53 PM on 04/05/2012
After Congress slapped the IRS down in the 90's for being "too aggressive", I dare say they have become a kitten since then and aren't coming down anywhere near hard enough on tax cheats.

Just remember that for every $1 a tax cheat doesn't pay, you and I make it up. This isn't you versus liberals, you versus poor people, or you versus the IRS. This is us against them, because WE pay THEIR bill when the IRS does not or cannot do their job.
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11:00 PM on 04/05/2012
and they have less loyalty to anyone except their DON of dons..MONEY...oooh how they must salivate
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NAMI
The Divine Socialist
09:46 PM on 04/05/2012
liarfire

OF course everybody who cheats should fear the IRS.
That is NORMAL
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11:03 PM on 04/05/2012
Ahh that old mem.....so if a con artists is pulling a scam on you ..you just play along so you wont be seen as a cheater?....typicakl american corporaet cubical zombie...your training was good grosshopper!