INFLUENCE GAME: Fiscal compromise is fine, groups say, provided members don't share the pain

  • Article by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 26, 2012 - 2:42 AM
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ginny6Nov. 26, 1212:44 PM

"'Raising tax rates is unacceptable,' said House Speaker John Boehner" ++++++ Wake up to reality, Boehner. The days of borrow & spend--created by Republicans--are over. Time to pay the piper. Raising tax rates on the top earners IS acceptable to most of the public and most taxpayers, including those in the upper tier. It's you and the very narrow interests you represent who find it unacceptible. Get real.

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ginny6Nov. 26, 1212:47 PM

"I don't care what he said,' she said of Obama's campaigning on the topic. "The sound bite, `tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich'" ignores the harm such a policy would do, she said. ++++++++ What harm? A few less houses? Less fine champagne? What about the harm that has been done by instituting these irresponsible tax cuts in the first place? First time in the history of human civilization that a society has gone to war and cut taxes.

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arspartzNov. 26, 12 1:44 PM

"Raising tax rates on the top earners IS acceptable to most of the public and most taxpayers" Ah yes, the tyranny of the majority. Apparently the Pauls now outnumber the Peters. Taxation to redistribute wealth is theft

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falcon1681Nov. 27, 12 4:43 AM

arspartz - "Raising tax rates on the top earners IS acceptable to most of the public and most taxpayers" Ah yes, the tyranny of the majority. Apparently the Pauls now outnumber the Peters. Taxation to redistribute wealth is theft ------------ Well, you should be happy then. It's not going to be "redistributed", it's going to pay the bills YOUR party racked up!

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tnesleyNov. 27, 12 5:54 AM

And back in 2004-2005 under the Bush tax cuts, unemployment was around 4-5%, and the deficit was in the billions. Once Reid and Pelosi got the check book in the 2006 elections, spending exploded. Taxing more to the rich is all symbolic, raising around $80B on a $3T annual budget. Unless we tackle spending and entitlements-we will go bankrupt, and there will be NO money for the social programs.

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falcon1681Nov. 27, 12 7:31 AM

tnesley - And back in 2004-2005 under the Bush tax cuts, unemployment was around 4-5%, and the deficit was in the billions. Once Reid and Pelosi got the check book in the 2006 elections, spending exploded. --------------- Spending "exploded" because the Bush tax cuts combined with two unfunded wars and an unfunded medicare part D started catching up with the already tanking economy. To say that it exploded the moment that Pelosi and Reid took office is to ignore the entire previous 6 years of Republican drunken sailor spending.

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