Tax Cuts

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    Why would a Republican, any Republican, object to lowering taxes for middle America? If as postulated, tax cuts stimulate the economy, then next year or the year after the Republicans will have solid evidence to pass additional tax cuts for the very rich.

    On the other hand, if the Republicans stifle middle class tax cuts because the rich are excluded, there will be strong evidence to suggest the GOP only supports the wealthy. Not a good message, I'm sure.

    If the R's need cover from their base, wouldn't targeted tax cuts or credits - say for creating new jobs - make sense?
     
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    Because they don't believe in a class-war type of Legislation, perhaps, and are standing on that principle?
     
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    Assume you're talking about extending the current tax rates for middle Americas, something I don't recall Republicans objecting to. Republicans aren't in favor of raising taxes on the $250,000.00+ earners as Obama and Dimocrats want, which they'll likely cave on soon IMO.
     
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    Democrats need to stop worrying about the GOP and start asking themselves what they're going to do to win the next election.
     
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    Democrats and Republicans need to start worrying about a huge debt; and allowing the windfall tax break to the top 2% to continue is absurd. If some in the top 2% creates jobs, then a tax credit and deduction is appropraite for them.
    The word out is the top 2% is not investing, is not spending; they are saving and/or buying gold. They are part of the problem, not the solution the Republicans and you and the other fellow travelers advertise.
     
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    Oh please.....the GOP hasn't had any principles since they were thrown out of power in 2006....who are you trying to kid?
     
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    My response was in the form of a question, obviously.
     
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    Because the Dems and the Reps are both engaged in class warfare and serve their corporate masters.

    there are only to differences between the parties:

    1) The Reps serve old money (eg: oil) whilst the Dems serve new money (eg: green energy)

    2)The Dems put more effort into throwing crumbs to the masses; the Reps just spend lots of money on tv commercials to get the stupid American masses to vote against the evil communist ******
     
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    I think it's time to stop referring to the current situation as an Extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, and to refer to it as the pending Obama Tax Increase.
     
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    Who wrote the legislation with an expiration date?

    But facts don't matter to you partisan fuckwads, do they?
     

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