Fairness Doctrine

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    As noted in another thread a number of Members of the Democrat Underground are calling for a reestablishment of the Fairness Doctrine. Senator Reid made statements about a month or so ago indicating that he wanted to reinstate it as well.

    Since the President seems to eager to work with the Congress, is he going to support this?
     
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    He may at some point. But I think the initial issues they're going to deal with is raising the minimum wage, which Bush says he might be able to get on board with. It's only fair, after all, since Congress keeps raising their own paychecks and many states have already done so with none of the ill effects predicted by the alarmists.
     
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    Yes, raising the minimum wage is the BEST idea for "helping working families." After all, paying x% of $6.85/hr is better than paying x% of 5.15/hr. And it will especially help when all the tax cuts expire. That will REALLY put money in the "working families'" pockets. Oh wait... I was confusing "working families" with "federal government." :rolleyes:
     
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    Sometimes Fair is Evil. Let the market decide minimum wage; not federal law. If Congress was run by a private organization congress wouldn't have to vote-in their own pay raises now, would they?
     
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    Wow, the assault on the First Amendment has already begun and they haven't even been sworn into office yet.
     
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    It's not the "working class famiies" who benefit from the tax cuts. Does $400 a year make a huge difference to you? Doubt it... Unless you're in the top 1% of wageearners, it isn't really going to affect you now, is it.... especially if they make college tuition tax deductible and rebuild the student loan and pell grant programs that the repubs eviscerated.

    Finally, Bush is the only leader ever... in history... ever... who cut taxes during wartime. You want to fight your war, then the money has to come from somewhere.
     
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    Anyone who pays taxes benefited from the tax cuts. That is why they cut taxes for everyone who paid them.

    And cutting taxes has INCREASED the governments revenue. It has happened everytime its tried.
     
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    Tax revenues increased by the tax cuts you moron.
     
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    It's a question of how large the benefit... The average family probably saved about $400 a year. It's the top wage-earners who benefitted. It always struck me as interesting when people like Bill Gates and Donald Trump comment that Congress ran to save money for rich people like them and opposed the tax cuts. They were right and put national interest in front of their own greed.

    As for increasing government revenue, that's simply not the case. Our debt is unspeakable... we've been operating on a credit card that our children will be paying off. They cut taxes for the 1% and then gave tax breaks to the corporations for off-shoring and outsourcing. That's resulted in our kids being born with $20,000 to $30,000 in debt. I'd like us to do better for my son.
     
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    That's a bunch of crap... it's why there was a recession after Reagan and why Bush I couldn't keep his "read my lips... no new taxes" promise and got tossed out after one term.

    I wouldn't go calling other people names, dude...check that your own house is in order first.

    And now I have to go work for a living.

    Cheers.
     

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