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  1. C. A. Brobst

    C. A. Brobst GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    They put everything on the table that the rich love the rest of us to have shoved down our mouths except taxes for the rich, which they hate. Return the top rate to 90%.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 4 years ago

    Uhhh boy, this is gonna be a lousy day. I log onto gocomics and the FIRST two cartoons I click feature brussels sprouts as part of their central theme . ( The other was Andy Capp )

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 4 years ago

    True nothing new but true.

  4. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 4 years ago

    Try a little dieting, Simple recipes like removing our troops from Korea, Japan, Okinawa, all of Europe. Thats a pretty good start and a little quid pro quo tariff tart for dessert.

  5. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    This is going to be painful, but it is necessary. As debt service increases, it puts us into downward spiral.

    I cannot understand why the Commission is recommending reducing tax rates on higher income folks, though. It makes no sense. If you’re recommending Soc. Security retirees do without COLAs , or receive reduced COLAs, you have to realize those people will sink a little each year. Why would you ask, then, that those making $500,000/yr pay LESS?

    They also ignored redefining capital gains so it no longer includes non-investment Wall St. gambling like hedge funds. That’s nuts. The fact that they would consider eliminating mortgage deductions (which should be on the table for discussion) but not tax hedge funds as income is incomprehensible.

    The commission’s recommendations seem to include some giveaways for the higher incomes, Wall St. and big corporations. It’s an inexplicable decision.

  6. Gregory Coyne

    Gregory Coyne GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Looks like a good compromise - all parties are equally unhappy. We should all take a little bite of the bullet - rather than trying to make the other guy chew on the whole thing.

    btw: Like my sprouts coated with a little olive oil and sea salt and roasted in the oven until dark brown & crispy on the outside.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 4 years ago

    I just wish it were that easy. I love those foods too.

    Get rid of all the Bush tax cuts in honor of our veterans instead of passing the debt on and denying obligation.

    WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL DEBT!

  8. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, over 4 years ago

    It is so simple - cut social services for 99%, and cut taxes for the top 1%. Keep the military at half the overall budget, and let the rest of country go down the tubes. What’s not to like? Living in a banana republic has never been easier.

  9. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Brobst, I agree with you, although we could discuss the number.

    Pavlov, I agree with you, except about the tariffs.

    Sense, I agree with you. The commission seems to want its members’ taxes reduced.

    Justice, I agree that we need to let Bush-Dick’s tax giveaway expire for the wealthy Americans. That will help decrease the debt.

  10. raycity

    raycity said, over 4 years ago

    The party is over time to pay the band.

  11. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    where I disagree with pearlstein is he calls the body of suggestions fair. To leave hedge fund income alone, and pretend (lie) that it is investment income, therefore, subject to capital gains tax is incomprehensible. I notice that he does not mention the lowering of max tax rates, therefore I don’t know what his reasoning is for thinking it a good idea.

  12. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 4 years ago

    another view:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/12/opinion/12krugman.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=a212

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I really want to slave for rich people until I can retire at 67.

  14. edrush

    edrush said, over 4 years ago

    Everything on the table? Not even close. E.g., they said nothing about raising the regressive cap on FICA taxes.

  15. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 4 years ago

    Clark Kent, thanks for the recipe; I make a similar basic pasta sauce, but never thought of adding cider vinegar, much less Asiago.

    believecommonsense, perhaps not all that inexplicable when you consider there are Republicans on the commission.

    What I’d like to know is why isn’t the Social Security income cap on wages totally removed. The poor, who have no hopes of retiring successfully, and the middle class pay SS tax on every single penny they make, but anyone making over $106,800 pays no taxes on the income above that amount.

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