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And just think...even with these tax increases to "the vast majority of American households," these increases will not be enough to cover obama's spending. Those supporters of the messiah ain't seen nothin' yet. Your taxes are going to continue to increase, even though he promised to only raise taxes on the "rich." That's the only way the math will work to pay for the runaway spending of this administration!
Who is surprised? Even though the messiah campaigned on increasing taxes on the "rich," and he got almost everything he wanted on his proposal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," taxes are going to rise for "the vast majority of American households." All of you messiah supporters that believed you were not going to get an increase could not understand that that's the only way the math was going to work. obama and his socialistic policies require massive amounts of money and taxing only "the rich" was not going to come close to coverring his extensive spending proposals. Just think, when obamacare kicks in full force in 2014, those taxing levels are going to have to increase even more. On the good side, all of you obama supporters that were so happy with the thought of the wanna-be king raising taxes on the "rich" are now, apparently, members of the "rich" that you so abhor. Elections truly do have consequences...
True, & Americans haven't seen anything yet. Who do Obama's millions of useful idiots think he's coming for next when it quickly becomes evident that obsession about raising taxes on the rich hasn't made a ounce of difference in our severe spending problems?
We have to do something to get our budget back in order. Part of that is getting spending under control, and part if it is getting enough revenue. Neither party has any interest in fixing this problem with spending cuts alone. If Republicans really wanted to slash spending we wouldn't have run up all this debt under Bush, Bush Sr., or Reagan. Heck, the Tea Party folks even voted down Paul Ryan's bill to slash spending. Now Obama has the same problem. To his credit he's been talking about fixing the revenue side for 4 years, but should be criticized for not making any progress until now. Now our lawmakers need to start focusing on spending. Start by getting rid of all subsidies for billion dollar businesses, by creating a logical end to unemployment, by cracking down on abuse of our social systems, by getting rid of lavish lifetime benefits packages for our elected officials, etc. Focus on keeping core services well funded, and eliminating things we don't need.
@ drfrankt - The only ones calling the President the "messiah" are sour-grape-eating conservatives, like you. On another note, no one but the folks on the fringe thinks we can solve this financial mess by either a) Just raising taxes or b) just cutting spending. There has to be a balanced approach, JUST AS the President has been saying since before the campaign. Personally, I don't mind paying a little more in taxes (as we all will). Now they just have to figure out how to cut some spending. Maybe we can just not buy a few F-35s??
Wow! Now that those handouts promised to re-elect Obama have to be funded - tax increases for all! What did you all think, the Chinese would give you a bunch of free stuff?
ahugginkiss - there are no spending cuts in the fiscal cliff deal. your political isn't interested in reducing spending or balanced budgets. no cuts in this fiscal cliff deal and your democrats in the senate have been operating without a budget for 4 years now and nobody cares enough to hold them accountable.
jimmyjames76 - paul ryan's budget has been passed and is sitting at the table of the democratically controlled senate. in 2011 it passed 228-191. in 2012 it passed 235-193.
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