House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care

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    House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care - Yahoo! News

    Another round of brilliance from the Dems. Yet one more tax the rich scheme that will fall on the middle class once the rich figure their way out of it.

    Democrats are just dumb.
     
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    The numbers are staggering, and there's no way taxing the "rich" is going to be more than even a drop in the bucket compared to this spending. Even if they could tax the top 5% of earners, 100% for ten years, they wouldn't pay for half of this shit.

    Unless of course, they re-define "rich" which they variously have been doing: First it was anyone making over $250K, then $150K was mentioned, then $100K was mentioned by Biden, they might as well make "rich" mean $60K and hit the middle class, which is what they're going to have to do anyway.
     
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    Whats REALLY dumb Gunny, is our current health care system...it needs to be fixed, I just hope the Democrats have the spine to do whats right for WE the PEOPLE, and not for they, the corporations...
     
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    If you think a trillion in new spending and government control is going to "fix" it, then you're a perfect Mark for this con.
     
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    You know what MM...as your house gets flooded every time it rains, you can continue to order new furniture...
     
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    Do you understand what a trillion is? I mean, really comprehend it?

    Obama's own DOCTOR is against this stupid shit they're proposing.
     
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    What have I been saying all along people? Tax the rich. The Debt has doubled in the last 8 months? Who did that? The rich bankers. So, to pay for it, tax the fucking rich.

    Who's benefitting from the Iraq war? Haloburton, Blackwater, KBR and Hunt Oil, not to mention every other oil company who's got their hands in the kitty. Tax them.

    Healthcare costs out of control? And a Healthcare CEO made a billion dollars last year? Raise his taxes.

    Record Oil company profits? Tax them.

    Social security isn't being funded properly? Tax the rich.

    OMG, it is so simple.

    Lobbying firms paying off/bribing our politicians millions of dollars? Tax them and tax those dollars too.

    Any company who offshored the jobs but ships their shit back here to sell it? Tax the fuck out of them.

    Want to take your money to Europe because of the taxes? Tax you too.

    Who benefitted from the last 8 years? Who's better off now than they were in 2000? Tax anyone who answers yes.

    And give tax breaks to everyone else.

    I'm not saying the government should take over private companies, just tax them.

    Small business'? Give them tax breaks.
     
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    1.) There aren't enough "rich" to pay for this shit, even if you taxed them all 100% for ten fucking years.

    2.) They will be redefining "rich" all the way down to those making more than $60K a year, because they well know #1 above.

    3.) And you're too stupid to be able to figure that out, just like they know 90% of their supporters are.
     
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    We will NOT solve the problems of our economy with increasing or decreasing taxes.

    Our problems aren't stemming from taxation, they're coming from the fact that Americans on the whole have been making less purchasing power since 1970.
     
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    Yea, I know what a trillion dollars is. It is a lot of money invested over a decade to create solutions for a health care system that is badly broken, and needs to be addressed before it consumes our nation, our citizens AND our businesses...

    MM...Do you know the Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care

    Now MM, do you know what 3 TRILLION dollars is, wasted on a foreign nation?

    The three trillion dollar war

    The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have grown to staggering proportions

    Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes
     

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