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Tom Cole Open To Raising Revenue As Part Of Budget Deal

Tom Cole Open To Raising Revenue As Part Of Budget Deal

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 16:12:09 in Politics

“The rich didn't pay any taxes? I seem to recall the top 1% contributing over 1/3 of all income tax revenue in 2009. How much more should they contribute?”

Arielifan on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:40:17

“And they have received 93% of income growth.”
Tom Cole Open To Raising Revenue As Part Of Budget Deal

Tom Cole Open To Raising Revenue As Part Of Budget Deal

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 16:08:56 in Politics

“Haven't republicans called for ending the Obamacare exemption for members of Congress?”

peedropaula on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:00:30

“There IS no exemption. ALL congress critters will be required to choose a plan from the ACA exchanges.”

serz4u on Oct 26, 2013 at 16:14:57

“Haven't you repeated this nonsense often enough?”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 10:56:24 in Business

“HAHAHAHA!!”

QuakerDad on Oct 20, 2013 at 11:12:42

“So, government waste spent on outsourcing is funny to you. Figures.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 22:31:23 in Business

“It is the failure to implement Obamacare.”

QuakerDad on Oct 18, 2013 at 23:01:15

“Thousands are still signing up. I did.

This is typical of when we contract government work to the private sector. The private sector always fails and over charges to fix its own 'errors'. This is just typical private sector failure to do the government's work.”
Americans Among Kenya Mall Attackers, Foreign Minister Says

Americans Among Kenya Mall Attackers, Foreign Minister Says

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 09:13:25 in World

“Look at the stats. More hate crimes against Jews than any other religion.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-11-23-hate-crimes_N.htm

martiniandabotoxchaser on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:44:50

“What is your point?”
Virginia Man Temporarily Detained After Protesting Obama With Loaded Weapons On Highway Overpass

Virginia Man Temporarily Detained After Protesting Obama With Loaded Weapons On Highway Overpass

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 09:39:33 in Politics

“If so, why was he not charged?”

schnauzergirl on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:14:55

“Same reason you don't always get a ticket when police pull you over. Doesn't sound like this guy has a prior history so a warning is fine. If he keeps doing it, there may be consequences.”
1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 14:43:37 in World

“Get your head out of the sand. Even the Saudi's realize that shale oil and gas is a game changer. Support local jobs not royals and despots.”
1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 19:30:08 in World

“All the more reason to divest interest in foreign oil and support locally sourced energy, wouldn't you say?”

totalliberal on Aug 23, 2013 at 19:35:04

“Wouldn't change a thing. There will always be a market for oil......... Unfortunately. Oligarchic greed is the problem.”
Obama Proposes FISA Reforms Amid Growing Concerns Over NSA Surveillance

Obama Proposes FISA Reforms Amid Growing Concerns Over NSA Surveillance

Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 19:46:28 in Politics

“I don't know if it is a twist, but not more than 3 days ago the President went on the tonight show and claimed that the US does not spy on its citizens. I am curious as to the sincerity of his call for reform if he doesn't believe that the spying is going on in the first place.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 11:12:20 in Business

“Here is the video, but if you don't already know that it was under Clinton where the vast majority of financial deregulation took place, you should really do some research.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4it-Fs8RLw
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 11:06:51 in Business

“You have provided some good data, but I believe that you have drawn incorrect conclusions based on that data. There is no rational economic theory that believes taking money out of a system will lead to growth. In fact, the opposite is true. That is why you will hear Keynesians shouting about stimulating aggregate demand by injecting "temporary" funds into the economy. Therefore, you are absolutely correct in saying "Despite the tax hike, we managed...".

Why is it you believe that if A) taxes are raised, is followed by B) jobs are added, that the notion that tax hikes kill jobs has been debunked? For example, if without tax hikes we would create X jobs, and with tax hikes we would create 3X/4 jobs, you would still have to conclude that X/4 jobs were lost as a result of the tax hikes. As you can see, in order for this notion to be defeated, one would have to prove that the same or a greater number of jobs would have been created in spite of the tax hikes. That is impossible to prove.”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 3, 2013 at 22:31:15

“* this part didn't get included....
If W didn't go to war, didn't cut taxes (unnecessarily/arbitrarily -- both), we'd be looking at a 5-7T debt.”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 3, 2013 at 22:30:11

“On the macro, taxes have never hurt job creation in America.  In fact, every time our country has raised taxes (in order to pay for things like war, depression, etc. -- things that require extra revenues), it has never led to further economic turmoil.  FDR raised taxes, spent infinitely more than Obama (adjusted for inflation), and America gave birth to the American middle class -- GI bills paid for college, more money was being injected into the economy, more people were improving their lot.  I'm not calling for Rooseveltian level spending or taxation, I'm just simply wishing that all of the 'fiscal conservatives' out there would simply refer to history and realize that short term tax hikes, possibly in tandem with reform, often help stagnant economies find their legs.  George HW knew this.  Despite campaign promises, he raised taxes/created new taxes.  Why?  Because the economy lulled into the end of Reagan's run and revenues were dropping.  HW had to pay for wars and hurricanes just like any president, and he took the fiscally responsible route.  Cost him the election, but it gave way to Clinton raising taxes further to their modern peak of 39%.  As our books started getting balanced, we rode a great economic wave from 92-2000.  He threw a bone with cap gains tax cut (and later Glass Steagal repeal, huge mistake), but that didn't come until his 2nd term.  By then the economy already added several million jobs and was on course to add several million more).”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 15:18:29 in Business

“Please explain the rational behind your thinkinf that raising taxes leads to increased economic output.”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 3, 2013 at 01:15:40

“1992 - 2000.
After lowering taxes beyond a long-term/sustainable level in the 80s, first George HW Bush, then Bill Clinton, both raised taxes, and Clinton's was raised up to 39% for the top margin.  Though Clinton lowered Cap Gains taxes, he did so in 1997, and the economy was already on the same trajectory of creating 20+ million jobs from 92-2000.  Just saying -- we raised taxes -- and our tax base expanded more than it ever had in American history.  Despite the tax hike, we managed to create 20+ million jobs.  Kind of defeats the notion that tax hikes 'kill' job creation.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 15:06:58 in Business

“Actually I mentioned that all administrations since Carter played a part, but it was dems that played the biggest part. Just take a look at what Matt Taibi said about deregulation under Clinton.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36:08 in Business

“Lets focus on the whole game. The tax cuts on income over $250K only "cost" around $700B. Cuts on income below $250K "cost" around $3T. The crash was caused by the housing bubble, which didn't have anything to do with the tax cuts. The housing bubble was inflated due to the policies of universal home ownership over many administrations, starting with Carter and jump started during Clinton. In fact, the current administration is re-implementing many of those same policies that led to the bubble in the first place. There are no rational economists that think the economic crisis was caused primarily by the Bush Tax Cuts.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 11:06:32 in Business

“Are you suggesting that we raise taxes on everyone back to pre-Bush Tax Cut levels?”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:11:53

“As we have done during previous depressed economies, yeah, I think combined with smart cuts in spending, we could stand to pay a little more in taxes.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 10:48:34 in Business

“Really? I think it was pretty good for the middle class, certainly much better than now.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 10:47:46 in Business

“Well we have those higher taxes now. How is that working out?”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:52:04

“We actually don't, but thanks for kind of paying attention.
We raised the top margin back up.  That's all.  Comparing an 8 year economic period to a 1.5 year economic period (in which the economy is depressed) is hardly an accurate measure for success/failure.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 10:46:54 in Business

“So your argument is to ignore the 5 years of jobs and growth after the implementation and focus on an event that had nothing to do with the Bush Tax Cuts. Got it!”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 09:39:37 in Business

“How was economy following the '03 Bush Tax Cuts?”

pb28 on Aug 3, 2013 at 22:17:57

“To you facts are convenient things you choose to ignore like the fact the republican controlled congress were willing participants to this deregulation”

pb28 on Aug 2, 2013 at 23:48:21

“Republicans sure get upset when the president blames bush, and rightfully so. But they have no problem blaming Clinton who hasn’t been in office since 2000. Can you link to the article you referenced”

pb28 on Aug 2, 2013 at 13:24:11

“I said the bush tax cuts helped spur the collapse along with the housing bubble but more importantly derivatives market. Each to a varying degree played a part. I noticed to conveniently lay blame at the feet only democratic presidents ignoring w’s responsibility related to the housing bubble http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/worldbusiness/21iht-admin.4.18853088.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 you also like to cherry pick the numbers, in total the bush tax cuts cost us nearly $2 trillion and never accomplished its goals other than giving handouts to the wealthy http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/news/2010/07/29/8166/three-good-reasons-to-let-the-high-end-bush-tax-cuts-disappear-this-year/

pb28 on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:14:05

“You prefer to focus on the first couple of innings. I choose to focus on the final score. Tax cuts for the wealthy added trillions to our deficit combined with republican out of control sending helped cause the crash in 2008. W jobs creation record was stagnate compared to the current president. In Obama’s first four years in office he created more jobs then W did in 8”

pb28 on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:04:24

“how was it after 08”

ContrarianbyDefault on Aug 2, 2013 at 09:44:05

“Not as good as it was from 92-2000. When taxes were higher.”

andy txn on Aug 2, 2013 at 09:41:34

“For the rich great, for the rest of the average middle class harking Joe/Jane, not so good.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 09:38:34 in Business

“Really? What happened to the unemployment rate after the '03 Bush Tax Cuts?”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 09:37:43 in Business

“No, I would like to go back to the 4 1/2 straight years of under 6% unemployment.”
July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

July Jobs Report Masks Real Problems In U.S. Labor Market

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 09:34:54 in Business

“1/5 of your paycheck does not support our military.”

dancingstu2 on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:00:02

“Okay, so I exaggerated a bit, but you get my point. Our defense budget is grossly inflated and we're not keeping Americans safe by going to war anytime the opportunity presents itself.”
Exclusive: Dozens Of CIA Operatives On The Ground During Benghazi Attack – The Lead With Jake Tapper

Exclusive: Dozens Of CIA Operatives On The Ground During Benghazi Attack – The Lead With Jake Tapper

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 08:23:04 in Politics

“OK, but we know that no one that testified thought it had to do with a video or a protest. Doesn't it bother you to be blatantly lied to?”
Exclusive: Dozens Of CIA Operatives On The Ground During Benghazi Attack – The Lead With Jake Tapper

Exclusive: Dozens Of CIA Operatives On The Ground During Benghazi Attack – The Lead With Jake Tapper

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 23:29:22 in Politics

“Don't you wonder at all why the attack was so eagerly linked to a video?”

ThugsDeserveHugs on Aug 2, 2013 at 00:26:28

“They are better than at bewilderment than wondering. Their con entertainers spun quite a tale with quite a lot of mendacity over the video and the faux scandal.”

Emereaux on Aug 2, 2013 at 00:14:10

“OMG, please keep up. There were riots all over the middle east because of that video - from Libya to Yemen.”

stallrocket on Aug 2, 2013 at 00:00:09

“Do tell.  That explanation didn't last more than a few days. Is there anything else because we've all heard that for nearly a year already. ”
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