Republicans vote against Bush tax cuts...

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    And the Democrats passed an extension

    only three republicans voted to extend

    20 Democrats voted against the extension
     
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    do you have a link please?
     
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    This was covered in another thread.

    And this premise is as asinine as the other thread.

    The vote was to raise taxes on those of us who make more then $250k, not to cut taxes. Nobody is getting a tax cut here.

    This was to keep the Middle-Class Tax-Cuts that Dems claimed didn't exist for 7 years from expiring btw.
     
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    Makes zero sense... or probably this figures. Greatly.
     
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    It extends the tax cuts on income up to $250k

    By your 'reasoning', the Republicans voted today to raise taxes on everyone


    You were talking about asinine premises?
     
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    if the status quo is maintained there is no change in anyones taxes,the gov loses nothing, if they expire taxs go up.
     
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    No...dumbass....this was a vote to raise taxes....not to cut taxes.

    It allows the tax-cuts to expire on the rich which means a massive tax increase.
     
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    Let me see if I understand your reasoning here. The Bush Administration passed a temporary tax cut for those making above $250K. But, the premise is that when that temporary tax cut runs it's course, if "nothing" is done the Congress is deemed to have "raised" taxes. So, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it ... it didn't make a sound?

    Tax Cuts for the wealthy are done. The economy is in the toilet and the government's just about bankrupt. It's time for those making $250K and up to get back to paying their fair share.

    The benefit was given to help spur the economy. It didn't work and time has run out. How does it make any sense to extend this benefit? The money that "the rich" have saved by this tax cut benefit was supposed to be put back into the economy yet one look at corporate America's bottom line and it's obvious to the casual observer that "Corporate America" and "the rich" have been hanging onto their money. Any premise for continuing the tax benefit for the rich has long since passed and the idea itself to spur the economy has failed.
     
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    no, he passed a temp tax cut for everyone.



    cha ching. theres your sound..cui bono?


    the top 1% pay more in income tax than the bottom 90 percent, the top 20% pay almost all federal taxes.how much more "fair" do you want it?

    how about this, we all pony up, the 43% of the country that pays no net taxes, they start paying taxes...you down with that?
     
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