Taxing just the rich is a futile effort.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    55,384
    Thanks Received:
    10,206
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +33,362
    It would barely raise enough money to get FEMA out of its deficit. If they want to raise taxes I say let all the cuts expire. Fair is fair
     
  2. occupied
    Offline

    occupied Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    17,361
    Thanks Received:
    2,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +6,477
    I've said all along that if anyone was really so serious about deficit reduction to make it the central plank of their platform then there would be no sacred cows.
     
  3. Wolfsister77
    Offline

    Wolfsister77 Knowledge Is Power Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    9,182
    Thanks Received:
    3,866
    Trophy Points:
    385
    Location:
    Lake Country
    Ratings:
    +4,700
    I agree, let them all expire and also look at spending cuts too.

    A balanced approach.
     
  4. The Rabbi
    Offline

    The Rabbi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    67,629
    Thanks Received:
    7,823
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Nashville
    Ratings:
    +18,227
    OK, so you definitely want taxes to go up but you only want to look at cuts.
    Yeah, that's balanced. If you're drunk.

    Let the budget deal kick in. Sequestration, baby. The Dems can run on the resulting chaos.
     
  5. occupied
    Offline

    occupied Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    17,361
    Thanks Received:
    2,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +6,477
    None of them in Washington really care about the deficit that much, democrats have never made a big deal over it and republicans are just using it as safe cover to attack the welfare state for the poor since they seem to forget all about their distaste of big spending when they get in power.
     
  6. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    55,384
    Thanks Received:
    10,206
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +33,362
    Tax everyone or tax no one. Stop playing favorites and dividing the people against each other.
     
  7. Wry Catcher
    Offline

    Wry Catcher Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    36,251
    Thanks Received:
    4,808
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +10,928
    Everyone will continue to get the tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. Why is that so difficult for those on the right to understand? Eliminating the tax cuts to everyone is sure to slow the economy. That is so self evident only the willfully ignorant and the mendacious will question its veracity.

    That is the first step on the road to deficit reduction.

    Next, cut the home mortgage deduction on all but the primary residence;

    Next, add a fee to all stock transactions of .10 cents;

    next; eliminate the practice of 'riders' and make all bills to come out of the Congress and sent to the President's desk a single issue bill.

    next; replace all federal fleets with hybrid or all electric vehicles by attrition; require all federal buildings to replace or upgrade roofs with solar panels; purchases of made in America units only.

    next, invest in the repair, replacement and upgrade of our electrical grid;

    next; take Marijuana off the Schedule I list and allow each state to regulate or outlaw it as they see fit. Doing so will allow for a reduction in the costs to the Criminal Justice System and provide a massive influx of revenue to the states currently going to the criminal enterprise - both foreign and domestic.
     
  8. mudwhistle
    Offline

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    70,774
    Thanks Received:
    12,791
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Wetwang With Fimber, Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +32,112
    Yeah, but is sure sounds great to the folks that hate others for what they have.

    "Tax the rich" works when your ideology breeds poverty and racism.
     
  9. occupied
    Offline

    occupied Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    17,361
    Thanks Received:
    2,373
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +6,477
    It sounds awesome when these people who have tremendous control of our economy are the only tax brackets who have seen their inflation adjusted incomes rise in thirty years.
     
  10. mudwhistle
    Offline

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    70,774
    Thanks Received:
    12,791
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Wetwang With Fimber, Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +32,112
    Who's been in the White House for 4 years????

    Don't you think if Obama intended to reverse that he would have?

    The market is the only thing up in this economy.......other than excise taxes and inflation.
     

Share This Page