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  1. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, Boehner has proposed closing a number of known loopholes in the tax system as an alternative to a tax hike.
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    His logic is that by closing the loopholes, the government will collect the same amount of tax revenues as a hike would.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    The loopholes are controlled by the bureaucracy that writes the tax code. I’m having difficulty imagining Congress having the ambition to go through thousands and thousands of pages of tax code and closing specific loopholes although that is probably what needs to be done. Some of those loopholes fall into the “Why is that deductible!?” category.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Rather than go through thousands of pages of tax code how about if they throw it out in its entirety. Starting from scratch they could craft a simple effective code. They won’t but they could.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “….No one is stopping the ‘rich’ democrats from paying extra taxes ….”
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    The last bastion of the freeloading conservative nut-cases. You give all your money to the government and I’ll keep all of mine.

  5. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “No one is stopping the ‘rich’ democrats from paying extra taxes but I have yet to see it happen.”
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    You seem to have mistaken the government for a charity.

  6. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ODon

    “Rather than go through thousands of pages of tax code how about if they throw it out in its entirety. Starting from scratch they could craft a simple effective code. They won’t but they could.”
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    Agreed. Unfortunately, most of the proposals I’ve heard of are TOO simple, sacrificing fiscal resposibility, or fairness, for the sake of simplicity.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @ODon

    Good God a man with a brain….. good comment but sadly you are correct.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    You just did not listen. How about when Obama proposed the exact same strategy in 2011. Obama said it would net 1.2 trillion dollars but he also did not mention specifics.

    The answer? Cap deductions at 25K for everyone. That closes every loophole just a tad. You chose which ones you want to use and those of us that do not make so much money that our deductions could reach millions lose nothing with those that make millions only get 25K deducted.

    Too complicated for you?

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    Closing loopholes as an alternative to raising the tax rate is code for no tax increases. Raising the tax rate (or allowing tax reductions to expire) is simple and can be done quickly and effectively. Overhauling the tax code could take years while they debate crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Eliminate “deductions”, all but the mortgage deduction for your actual home/residence, and 99.999999% of the tax codes would be gone. Now keep the actual “taxes” and you’ve retained 5 pages, and hugely increased revenues, with only a 4% increase in current maximum rate on the over $250 K crowd.


    Boehner proposes bringing in less than half what Obama calls for over ten years. Just the F-35 cancellation would save nearly twice the entire Boehner “increase”… Yes, there are very valuable “government programs”, that save our planet, and our people, but Boehner only wants to save profit for his corporate, and “private”, partners.


    Repbulican paranoia has increased terribly in the last three decades, as note the absurd vote against a simple U.N. treaty to try to provide a semblance of caring for persons with disabilities around the world. “Isolationists” reigned prior to both WW 1 and WW II, but profit today is in “mini-wars”, preemptively entered into, and that’s okay with those same “conservatives” who can’t stand the thought of caring for people, or peace.

  11. Let Shell

    Let Shell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    HQ get off your high horse…the regular people are not envious of the rich, we just want them to do what’s fair…they didn’t get rich on their own, they got rich off the backs of the regular folks who work for them and buy their products…we’re just asking for them to pay their fair share of taxes to help pay for things that help us out a bit.
    I’m tired of working so hard and barely get a paycheck and benefits but yet they sit on their butts making more and more money…

  12. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, over 2 years ago

    To all those who are saying if you tax the rich they can no longer afford to pay employees, It is personal taxes being discussed. Businesses are not in the discussion. Employees are paid by the business they work for not their bosses. If they take more of their money and put it in their business they have lower taxes.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    Look, no more cliff…

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “….a freeloading conservative? let me welcome you to the United States. it’s obvious that you JUST got here…..”
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    Its been a long time observation of mine.

  15. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Except for the part where he won’t actually name any of the loopholes he wants to close, and independent agencies have studied the available options and found that even with an unrealistically generous set of assumptions, there is no way it’s possible to collect the same amount of tax revenues as a hike would. The math doesn’t add up and they know it doesn’t, which is why they don’t dare offer specifics. As soon as they do, those specifics can be analyzed, and then everyone will know the math doesn’t add up.

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