Edwards Wants Higher Taxes

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    At least Pretty Boy Edwards has the guts to admit he wants higher taxes the the Clinton era

    He should be on the first to drop out of the race. The rest of Dem field has the brains not to tell you how much of your money they want



    Edwards pitches Clinton-era taxes
    By Stephen Dinan


    SAN DIEGO -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said yesterday raising taxes for higher-income families back to their levels under the Clinton administration is a floor, not a ceiling, and he would consider even higher tax increases.
    "What I believe is the starting place is to go back to the Clinton levels," Mr. Edwards told reporters after addressing the 2,000 delegates to California's state Democratic Party convention.
    Four years ago, during his last presidential run, the former North Carolina senator drew boos and jeers from the California convention for his defense of the Iraq war. This year, he was back with a completely different message -- both on the war and on how far he would go in rolling back President Bush's legacy.
    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20070430-124141-8365r.htm
     
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    Pretty Boy's "Two America's" shows how out of touch he is

    Richie Rich in bib overalls
    By PHILIP GAILEY
    Published April 29, 2007


    John Edwards is right - there are two Americas, one for the rich and another for everyone else. He lives in the former and campaigns in the latter, and sometimes he forgets where he is.

    In the "other" America, there is Edwards, dressed in denim jeans and a work shirt, announcing his second Democratic presidential bid against the grim backdrop of a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by Katrina. Then he shows up in the "rich" America, getting $400 haircuts and advising a New York hedge fund for the kind of "wealthy insiders" he denounces on the campaign trail.

    The haircuts and the hedge fund are instructive, if not definitive, in trying to understand Edwards' political character - and judgment.

    Why would a presidential candidate who joins union picket lines, beats up on Wal-Mart and campaigns as a populist champion of American workers indulge himself in something as extravagant as a $400 haircut and then bill it to his campaign donors, not all of whom are rich trial lawyers and hedge fund managers? What was this son of a textile mill worker thinking?

    http://www.sptimes.com/2007/04/29/Opinion/Richie_Rich_in_bib_ov.shtml
     
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    Higher taxes for the RICH. But then they know how to cheat the system and avoid paying them, so don't know if it will do much good.
     
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    he wants higher taxes on the top earners....
    judging by your spelling errors here I can safely assume you are not amongst them :thup: :thup: :thup: :thup:
     
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    how much more do you want the producers to pay?

    the top 25% wage earners pay 84% in federal income taxes
     
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    It would be accurate to say 84% of the federal income taxes, but very inaccurate to say that they pay 84% in federal income taxes.
     
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    My mistake

    The point is - how much more do libs want them to pay?
     
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    What I want is a Balanced Budget Amendment. These people cannot be trusted with our futures as they can't see past the next election.
     
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    a flat tax would be a good start

    any balanced budget amendment would have an escape hatch

    the only way to stop them from spending the money is not to give to them
     
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    You do realize that almost everyone in the United States is among the top richest 5% of the world dont you?

    Besides, why is it moral to steal from people who have more simply cause they have more?
     

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