Why is congress playing these stupid tax games?

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    Revenue increases vs rate increases. The bottom line is some individual tax burdens will increase so why the semantics?

    Cut a deduction or raise the rate and allow the deduction. There is no difference in the end.

    Making the tax code simpler is a good thing but don't pretend you're not raising taxes.
     
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    This little game doesn't bother anyone else? I mean if you're gonna raise taxes just fucking man up to it rather than trying to fool the people with name games.
     
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    When you do things like eliminate sops to the mortgage bankers like the mortgage deduction and flatten the rates, your overall tax bill won't go up.

    Problem being that most people look upon such deductions as getting a special dispensation from taxes, when all it is is a big shell game.
     
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    Why is Obama playing these stupid tax games?

    fixed.
     
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    But they aren't talking about lowering the rates with the loss of the deductions. Romney was but now that the election is over I'm only hearing about the deductions and nothing about lowering rates.
     
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    Obama can't do it without congress.

    Congress holds the purse strings not Obama.
     
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    Why is Boner playing these stupid tax games?

    Fixed.
     
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    Well what did you expect? Obama's got cronies to pay back.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dePMo9MK30]Warren Buffett says TAX THE RICH, TAX ME! - YouTube[/ame]​
     
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    ....i.e.....

     

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