Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Smaller script.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah, the Town Crier.
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    The same guy who handed out tobacco lobbyists checks to other Republicans on the House floor .
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    Supposedly, Republicans support keeping the tax cuts for the middle class. So why doesn’t the House vote on the Senate bill that accomplishes that?
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    Could it possibly be — that Republicans don’t give a whit about the middle class? Espcially the NO brainer?
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    It’s also good to remember that when Boehner talks about ‘protecting small business’, he’s talking about ‘small’ as defined only by the tax code. Those are hedge funds, doctors partnerships, Bain Capital, Bechtel, and especially Koch Industries..

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Agree or not, the logic on the part of the conservatives is just a matter of bargaining. They know that if they sign off on the senate bill the rest of the cuts (on the wealthy) expire on 12/31, the democrats have their concessions and will just kick the proverbial can on the rest of the package. Apparently they don’t believe the democrats will keep their word about addressing revision of the tax code and spending cuts on entitlements when congress reconvenes in 2013. So they refuse to sign off on the middle class cuts, risk appearing as the obstructionists and force the democrats to make concessions on entitlements. Politics is such a messy blood sport…

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    The tax will hit certain places hard, like NYC, Chicago and SF where $200,000 a year is a solid middle class income but a far cry from wealthy. But these are all deep blue places and in all likelihood, many of the $200k+ taxpayers support it. It’s a marginal rate after all.

  5. treesareus

    treesareus said, almost 2 years ago

    The US debt and unfunded liabilities of Medicare, SS etc. is growing at over $8 trillion a year, more than 50% of the gross domestic product. Someone must shout "NO!

  6. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    ROGERS IS LYING! No X-rays have ever revealed a brain in Boners head.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @treesareus

    And why are they “unfunded” when the funds have been collected for years? Too busy taking the cash to fund war?

  8. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    @treesareus

    “No” to what? No to taking care of the people who were required to pay into SS now that they are old? Taking care of the sick? Accepting the same responsibilities that every other industrialized nation in the world accepted years ago? Maybe we could say no to the military-industrial complex, or the subsidies to mega food companies, or the loopholes for “capital gains” etc., etc. instead.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    As a “sidebar” to that thought, many of those states and cities you mention also have very high state and local taxes, which could kick them up percentage wise pretty harshly, in some cases close to 50%. Add to that high property taxes and it could be quite a whack for those close to that $200 K line. Just a little more input….

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @walruscarver2000

    “Maybe we could say no to the military-industrial complex, or the subsidies to mega food companies, or the loopholes for “capital gains” etc., etc. instead.”
    Hoorah! I’m all for taking at whack at the military, corporate subsidies and a list of things I could add.

    The big problem I have with this discussion is treatment of capital gains and dividends. For the Warren Buffets of the world, sock it to em. For the senior citizens (me and many friends) who worked our asses off most of our lives and fortunately could invest a little, dividends and cap gains can really affect us adversely. I’m so far under the $200 K level (dammit!) it doesn’t bear discussing and interest rates are almost zero for savings. I would love to plop a chunk of my retirement money in CD’s. They pay maybe 1 percent for a year on an internet bank in lower Slobovia. Whoopee….

    Anyway, I would just put an age cap on some of these onerous tax proposals that would correspond to the income level.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @walruscarver2000

    ROGERS IS LYING! No X-rays have ever revealed a brain in Boners head.”
    How interesting, that’s a condition that Pelosi, Reid and McConnell suffer from as well!

  12. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The party of no has to go. I’ve never seen such outcry over protecting those most able to pay a higher percentage in taxes. When war against Iraq was declared with no means to pay for it who did the GOP expect to pick up the tab ? Then you add in the Bush tax cuts the deficit explodes & now the Democrats get blamed for not getting it under control. The can can’t be kicked any further & sacrifice by all will be required to get our fiscal house back in order.

  13. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Supposedly, Republicans support keeping the tax cuts for the middle class. So why doesn’t the House vote on the Senate bill that accomplishes that?


    Because it is unconstitutional. The Constitution requires all tax measures to originate in the House.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    If you’re one of the people below the 200K mark what are you worried about?

  15. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Speaking of incorrect—-

    “Taxes”—-That would be plural, Howie.

    Brush up on your high school grammar lessons, Mrs. Ima.

    “…taxes forthcoming….ARE enough…”

    Good grief! [“Sigh”….“Yawn”…]

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