Tax the rich, lose the rich

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  1. The Rabbi
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    Not to mention that you could confiscate every $ of wealth from everybody and every corporation in this country and you would get about halfway towards paying off all the obligations.

    It's like a family of 4 with a $300,000 mortgage, two $600 car notes, $30,000 in CC debt, 2 kids in $10,000/yr private schools and $50,000/yr income thnking they don't have a spending problem. Yeah, ok, it'd be great if you could make $200,000/yr... BUT YOU DON'T.
     
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    Yeah and despite the fact that bush's tax cuts which were supposed to spur growth are still active while the wealthy that you are referring to chose and are choosing to pocket the tax breaks and have not used them to act as the dynamic force in our economy and are now asking for MORE.

    Sometimes you have to say enough is enough. If they have the tax cuts but haven't used them for what they claimed they would use them for then why should they get more or even keep what they got??
     
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    I, for one, feel sorry for the wealthy. They do so much for this country and ask for so little in return. I would like to continue giving them their tax cut, but we just can't afford it this year.
    You see, the Tea Party reminded me that we are running this massive deficit and we really need to cut back on things that add to the defecit. Since this tax cut has added $2 Trillion we need to cut it out temporarily until we are on better financial footing.

    I promise that once the wealthy stop sending our jobs overseas, and once that $13 trillion in debt is paid off.....they can have their tax cut back

    Seems fair
     
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    Not all that make over 250K a year are sending jobs overseas. Likely, just a small percentage at best.

    Not all that are making over 250K a year are living a wealthy lifestyle.

    Just needed to make that clear.
     
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    Abraham Lincoln said it best!:

    1)You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich

    2) You can't strengthen the weak by weakening the strong

    3) You can't bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift

    4) You can't lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down

    5) You can't (promote) the brotherhood of many by inciting class hatred

    6) You can't build character and courage by taking away a mans initiative and independence

    7) You can't help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves


    These are the principles we must all remember when heading to the polls in november, and in the next presidential election.

    The liberal/progressive agenda will destroy the very foundation of this country. That agenda must be attacked and destroyed.
     
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    I agree

    I also don't think the Republicans should have lumped those who make $250,000 a year in with those who make $25 million a year. It was their way of protecting the super wealthy from tax increases
     
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    From your own article


    So the claim that they are RICH and are leaving the country for tax purposes is a little less than honest don't you think?? Especially since the article itself counters that claim.

    Thanks for the "worthless opinon presented as fact post".
     
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    Nothing makes my blood boil more than government asking for more money. It's even worse that instead of seeing what's gong on we decide to go into class warefare over who should be paying the tax increase. The cop out the deficit is just too big, we have to raise taxes, is just that. EVERY politician in washington needs to be held accountable for the money they are spending, OUR money. The reason we have a huge deficit is not because us citizens aren't paying enough taxes. It's because the way in which our government collects taxes and spends them is an inherrently ineffecient system that requires little accoubtability on their part. The reason we have this huge deficit is because government thinks it is obligated to more than it really is and is horribly irresponsible with money. And now they have the nerve to ask for more? Knock off the class warfare people. You're just making it easier for them. The goal ought to be for EVERY american to pay only as much tax as is reasonable, necessary and is being spent efficiently.
     
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    Haven't we been through this a dozen times already?

    Abe Lincoln never said that
     

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