OMG Its not that serious, Its the Clinton Tax Rates

Discussion in 'Politics' started by kyzr, Dec 28, 2012.

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If they asked you, which options would you support:

  1. Let all the Clinton rates take effect, they worked well before.

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. Cut Defense by the 10% sequestration

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Tweak SS by means testing & raising eligibility age by one year

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Fix Medicare by making everyone pay for service, can't pay then die MF

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. New Wall Street transaction tax, make them long term investors

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  6. Big tax increase on derivatives and short sales, losses not deductible

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  7. Raise capital gains tax rate

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  8. Make these tax increases in two steps 2013 & 2014

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Keep subsidies for milk but not for oil

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  10. Support the US dollar and avoid S&P downgrades-lower debt ceiling

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
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  1. kyzr
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    I'm amazed that the dickless morons in DC can't keep the bus on the road. Lets vote on how we would fix the US economy for the long run:

    I can't list every good idea, just my top ten. Please put up other ideas for review and debate...the object is to save SS & Medicare for those of us that paid into it...and to grow the US economy for the long haul without Greenspan/Bernanke BUBBLES....
     
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    Well, we can completely rule economic growth out of the equation for at least the next 4 years.

    Nobody in their right mind would expand business in America unless they are chasing new gubmint dollars, and the sequester will go a long way toward shutting down that bubble.
     
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    It's going to a long 4 yrs :eusa_sick:
     
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    The poll choices are inadequate.

    I'd prefer to see federal spending rolled back to 2008 levels. We have a spending problem, exacerbated by the supposed temporary stimulus turning into structural spending (aided and abetted by the Dems refusal to pass a budget).

    Roll it back.
     
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    raise taxes by 2% on people making over a million.

    raise taxes on investment income by 4%

    cut wasteful spending... before you act willy nilly to cut thoughtlessly

    raise social security eligibility by 2 years (with the proviso that we should study the impact on people in trades who have trouble working as many years because of wear and tear on their bodies.
     
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    It is simply freaky to think that the Federal gubmint almost doubled in size this century.
     
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    Oh yes, this will certainly address trillion dollar deficits.
    :lol:
     
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    but.. but... but... Barry said!!
     
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    The economy grew, 20+ million jobs were created, and the budget was balanced; all under the Clinton tax rates.

    So it isn't the expiration of the Bush Tax CutsĀ® that would hold/are holding the economy back. That argument is for rubes with amnesia.
     
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    Clinton never balanced the budget bub... and he didn't leave Bush a surplus.
     

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