White House: Tax hike threat could hurt retailers

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 27, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    No new taxes. Another lie?

    American government will demand more handouts from its people.---Pathetic!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 7:22 a.m.

    repubs have offered revenue enhancements. BO has refused them

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 26, 2012 11:16 p.m.

    That's progress, and I'll take that.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2012 2:10 p.m.


    With record corporate profits over the last two years the rich have not created jobs at least in this country. The rich are not American job creators in today's world, they are job exporters. For the majority of the wealthiest of Americans today it is a world of bottom line and bottom line only. As long as these folks can take jobs to third world countries where they can set up sweat shops with no government oversight, no minimum wage, no safety standards and pay people pennies for what it would cost to hire someone in America even at minimum wage, jobs will continue to move offshore. The defense of the poor ultra rich who have seen their bottom line increase significantly in the last 30 years while everyone else has been lucky to stay up with inflation is rather humorous. Thirty years of tax policy designed to help the "job creators" hasn't led to more jobs, but it has created more wealth for the ultra wealthy.

    Sorry if I don't feel sorry for them if they have to pay a couple of extra bucks in taxes.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 26, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    if the threat of tax hikes hurt the confidence of the middle class then why would those same tax hike not do the same for the rich? Answer - they will hurt EVERYONE. Yes the rich can afford the hike but it may mean they don't built that new business of they cut back on their current business. Any cut back means layoffs - layoff for the middle and lower class Americans. Here is a thought - why not LOWER taxes for everyone???? Wow - what an idea. If tax increases hurts confidence then tax cuts will do what?? Maybe INCREASE confidence from top to bottom? Now a tax cut would mean a cut to sacred entitlement programs
    (such as FAT CAT UNION pensions) and that will NEVER happen. Too bad. America is on a down hill slide and the slope is increasing and everyone will eventually feel the pain ... except those that don't work or pay taxes which comprise the bulk of the Obama-zombies. Dark days ahead for America. Really dark.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 26, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    how about the balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases the american people voted for?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 26, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Instead of tax increases, why not spending decreases?

    Why should the American people keep paying for extravagant, and needless spending?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    Fiduciary responsibility existed 4 years ago when he put up his hand to do everything possible to make our country great. He has run the government for 4 years on the budget President Bush left him instead of forming his own.

    He signed the passed bill on Healthcare that spends money into the millenium instead of budgeting honestly with the American people on the real issues and costs. He wanted to have his own 13th amendment type of showing with both Senate and House under his thumb.

    His Departments and Agencys Budgets requested by the President and given to Congress to work out the details were not done for his time. Agencies and Departments spend a lot of time and energy on producing their wants and needs for Congress and the President.

    He had the bailouts and how he was going to improve the Union's positions from that money flowing into the reelection efforts for 2012. He could do that by bailouts without showing favortism too much as the manufacturers got their piece also, even without their private jets being displayed.

    However, one of the main jobs of the President is to get Congress to pass a budget and failed.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 26, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    Obama and the Democrats do not care about business, except THEIR business= BIG GOVERNMENT! As long as they get theirs, they care not about anything else!