McConnell Flashback: ‘Everyone Should Pay Their Fair Share, Including The Rich’

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    Today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) named three Republicans to the fiscal super committee that was created by the debt ceiling deal. All three have taken the Americans for Tax Reform anti-tax pledge and support a cockamamie constitutional balanced budget amendment. “What I can pretty certainly say to the American people, the chances of any kind of tax increase passing with this, with the appointees that John Boehner and I are going to put on there, are pretty low,” McConnell has said.

    But McConnell has not always been so virulently anti-tax. In fact, in a 1990 campaign ad, McConnell said that “everyone should pay their fair share, including the rich,” prompting the Associated Press to say that he sounded like a “populist Democrat”:

    MORE: FLASHBACK: In 1990 Campaign Ad, McConnell Said ‘I Think Everyone Should Pay Their Fair Share, Including The Rich’ | ThinkProgress
     
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    Just another GOP hypocrite trying to keep a black president from winning reelection - while holding America hostage in the process. Sad...
     
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    Yep... everyone should pay their fair share


    EVERYONE


    Not just 50 or 51% of us, but ALL of us.
     
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    Done.... you lose!
     
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    I’d offer that you and McConnell probably have a much different vision of just what a “fair share” is.
     
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    The general-population has NO problem....

     
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    McConnell is right.


    Everyone should pay their fair share. And the rich are already paying their fair share.....AND MORE!!!!

    The rich pay the highest net amount, and the highest % of income.

    So, what exactly is "fair share"? Oh, I get it. Just MORE in general, right? Just enough to keep your entitlements coming? Right?

    Get a fucking job and pay YOUR fair share you left wing morons.
     
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    I agree.

    So you were against the Bush tax cuts that created the situation where so many don't pay income tax in the first place?

    And you are now in favor of letting them lapse without renewal?
     
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    When congress took upon itself the power to tax you differently from me, they stepped outside the constitution.

    Every individual should be taxed at EXACTLY the same rates. Every business should be taxed at EXACTLY the same rates.

    Google Search: Profitability of the Tax Preparation Industry

    :eek: HOW many BILLION$ do we spend per year, just to do the fucking paperwork required to work here?!?

    Simple taxes = Fair taxes

    Fair taxes, a budget balanced by law and then build a government your children can be proud of.

    The time to swell the unemployment lines with tax attorneys is overdue.
     
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    It all depends on what is considered a fair share.

    The rich pay a lesser percentage of income in taxes? That's a myth. | StarTribune.com
     

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