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Stuart Carlson for August 25, 2011

  1. Socks
    TURTLE  over 10 years ago

    Again picking on the Republicans.

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    grapfhics  over 10 years ago

    Do I hear “no new taxes” echoing again?

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    Motivemagus  over 10 years ago

    ZING!

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    yohannbiimu  over 10 years ago

    More propaganda from Carlson. Raising taxes on “the rich” raises them for all. It’s a fact. It effects the poor and middle class far more than it does “the rich,” and it always will. When will you idiots on the left realize that the only reason you want tax increases ONLY on “the rich” (which is a myth) is because you AREN’T “rich,” and you simply want to punish them.

    Here are two prevailing myths about raising taxes on “the rich”: 1) they increase revenues, and 2) they only effect those who they are supposedly aimed to punish. Firstly, when you tax anything (especially income) you effect the activity of the taxed in ways where they will attempt to avoid paying taxes, or to keep from investing money that they would otherwise spend. A vast amount of money is taken out of what you pay for gasoline, so if you avoid driving as much as you used to, then perhaps you can come to understand this concept. Ergo, when you raise taxes on income, those who are taxed will find ways to avoid them, and LESS money is actually taken through said tax.

    Secondly, EVERYONE is punished by tax increases, regardless of whether your tax rate is raised or not. Punishing the private sector changes hiring practices, causes rises in prices, destroys incentive, and overall makes for a hostile environment in the marketplace. You all want to knock “the rich” down a few rungs on the ladder, but spreading the misery around increases the misery far more for the poorer classes in America (who, on average, are far better off than 90% of the rest of humanity), and barely touch “the rich” in terms of effecting their lifestyles in the least.

    Class hatred is the bases for all of this sad desire to spread misery, but in the end you are only destroying your own lives in the process. Nothing will satisfy your envy of anyone who makes a buck more than you do, and that’s delusional. I pity you.

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    Simon_Jester  over 10 years ago

    No….YOU said it, and tried to claim your dog said it, apparently with the silly idea that this way, you can’t be called on it.

    That;s also a lie about Obama rising taxes; they’re at the lowest level since the early 60s

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    Motivemagus  over 10 years ago

    Seems to me that Clinton raised taxes on the rich and the economy improved. Having a solvent government is good for the economy, too.Oh, and it would be pretty stupid for me to have class warfare on myself — I’ve said repeatedly that I’d be fine with raising my taxes and eliminating the Bush tax cuts.

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    Dtroutma  over 10 years ago

    The simple fact is that Obama IS more a “Republican” than most of today’s “republicans” in Congress, or out campaigning. Eisenhower would recognize the social responsibility intended by this administration and tax THREE TIMES AS HIGH as proposed by this administration. He supported building infrastructure, and defending social protections for the poor, or those trying to work their way up. He saw “capitalism” as a system in which not just the rich, but ALL could participate. He new that endless war spending for endless war was a fraud and the greatest danger to America.

    While the “liberal class” has indeed changed, and many are hardly “liberal” any more— “conservatives” are likewise not “conservatives” and just like the “left” have moved far to the right— but they’ve moved way, way, far to the right- right into feudalism being defined as “democracy”- not hardly, dudes.

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    Simon_Jester  over 10 years ago

    No, it wasn’t.

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    Rymlianin  over 10 years ago

    Taxes on the upper 5% were twice as high under Reagan than under Obama.

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    dannysixpack  over 10 years ago

    @yohann,learn the difference between regressive taxes (your example on gasoline) and progressive taxes.

    also you are factually wrong. look up the laffer curve. cutting taxes does NOT ALWAYS increase revenue.

    just as increasing taxes doesn’t ALWAYS reduce revenues.

    it depends on the times.

    just because it rained yesterday doesn’t mean it will rain today.

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    pirate227  over 10 years ago

    Two unfunded wars and tax cuts for the rich, no wonder it did not happen.

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    doc white  over 10 years ago

    i was stationed in IRAN from aug.72 till mar.79. there where one hell of a lot of things i was sorry to see,but the tax on every one and every busness was a flat 10%. no exception at all. i realy don’t know if that would work for the US but its something to think on.

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member over 10 years ago

    “NBC News reported Obama wants to give Corporations Tax Breaks to hire workers to lower the unemployment rate.” …Yep …That will get my vote. Any R that opposes the idea will be targeted for defeat.

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member over 10 years ago

    “When did Obama become a Republican?” It’s a Clinton ploy. Make the R’s look like ‘also rans’ . It’s the R’s fault for being weak on pushing substance.

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