Yes, class warfare is alive and well, but it is perfectly legitimate to argue
for a progressive tax system where higher earning levels pay a higher % of
taxes.And let's be honest here - while Obama has not done
anything to fulfill his promises of changing the way Washington works
(lobbyists, transparency, etc.), the Republicans have done NOTHING to reach
across the aisle or compromise on any points. True, it appears they are willing
to play a game of chicken to the death, but that false bravado and unwillingness
to compromise not only lost them the last election but is going to seriously
harm our country.
Our country's financial situation is less like a fiscal cliff and more like
quicksand. Every second, we owe more (debt) because we spend more than we tax
(deficit). Spend less and people struggle. Tax more and people struggle. Is
there another alternative? Yes. Freeze government spending at current levels
and grow the economy (which increases tax revenue without increasing tax
rates).Or we could grow government spending and freeze the economy.
Wait. We tried that the last four years.
How come no one talks about all the unpaid wars? Remember cut and run?
Republicans are hypocrites.
Sometimes I wish that the states or people who want all of this free stuff
should just start their own country. How about 'The United States of
Entitlements?' My husband thought of that one. People are coveting things
that are not theirs. They also want instant gratification. If someone has worked
hard and earned a billion dollars, I am glad for them, as long as they did it
honestly. America is about opportunities to improve ones future. Some of my
ancestors came through Ellis Island to escape their lack of possiblities in
Poland and other countries. I'm sure they are not jealous of my
accomplishments. I was the first child in my family to graduate from college. It
has certainly made a big difference, and no, I am no where near the 2%.
Class warfare is alive and well. I stand amazed that people who are either to
ignorant, to lacking in education, to lazy, or just to unlucky have so much
dislike for those that have done what it takes to be successful. I think envy is
Obama needs to be impeached before he sells us down the road.
Bebyebe,Good. Obama is not your friend. Do you think he paid more
because of his wealth? Did he pay taxes on the eighty million spent on a
Bebyebe so you base your friendship on how much money one makes ? Sounds like
your being blinded by what someone had made of their life. Im dirt poor but
admire what they done and can do with what they made. They made it ,we can,. I
choose to live meagerly and my well to do friends do not look down on me.
The rich are no friends of mine. TAX em. Get rid of most tax
Where are all the Obama followers to explain how this will reduce the deficit
and increase employment?I suspect as the years pass by Obama's
supporters will conveniently disappear.Except for those who need free
phones and more entitlements.And whatever doesn't work will be blamed
on someone else.I've never seen an administration dodge the blame for
things that happened during their watch like the current one.But I still
love my country. It's the best!
Obama will work across the aisle. He will pass a note across that reads MY Way I
won. Remember Republicans can come along but they have to ride in the back of
the bus.What a fraud.
You TAKE from the haves amd you GIVE to the have nots. Soon no one has. Let the
haves help those who have not. And both have.
All the money in America won't pay off the debt. Throw in our houses, cars,
or belongings, and it doesn't matter. Wealthy, or poor. Not
even close. Foreclosure?
Close loopholes. Don't raise rates.
I hope we hit the cliff. That's so everyone's paycheck
reflects the reversal of the dramatic tax reductions the Bush Tax Cuts gave to
the lower end of the income scale - far more dramatic than what the top got.
Maybe when people see their check, the republicans will be seen as
having long ago done well for vast majority of the middle class and gotten
little credit for it.Then, we can reset the rates with a sense of
realism, more recognition for forethought and less partisan vitriol.
Wait, are we talking about an actual tax increase or a simple expiration of Bush
era tax cuts? Either way, both sides need to compromise, not just the Republican
party, Mr. President. Personally, I'd rather hear how congress is going to
curtail spending money we don't have.
Higher taxes, unemployment, and deficits.Will this improve over the
next four years?How will taxing the rich, help the poor?
What Obama says: "We need to compromise."What Obama means:
"You Republicans need to know your place and do what I say without
questioning my judgement, and if you don't, any misfortune that may come
our way is your fault."
Let me see we have elected for the second time a person with ZERO business
experience and we wonder why we are in trouble. I am always amazed that the
liberals don't factor in how businesses or business owners will react when
taxes or fees go up. The haven't figured out that businesses DON'T
PAY TAXES. The taxes are passed through to the consumer through either an
increase in the price, a decrease in services, or a decrease in the size of the
product. If they are unable to pass it through they will reduce what the
employees get in benefits or compensation.Until the liberals
understand that basic principle the economy will go only get worse.
Let's tax the rich?Wow! It’s beginning. A short list of
companies planning lay-offs after the election, because of the wealthy
projecting added costs of Obama care:•Texas Instruments•Abbott labrotory•Zynga Boston•NBC•Welch Allyn•Dana Holding Corp•Stryter•Boston Scientific•Medtronic•Smith &
Nephew•Covidien•Kinetic Concepts•St Jude
Medical•Hill Rom•Murray Energy•HMX Group•Detroit Police•Pierce Manufacturing•Tooele
County Government•Aviation Services•Potash Corp.•PaPa Johns Pizza•Applebees•Westgate Resorts A short and growing list. The golden goose is gone.
Raising taxes will not cure the problem. To understand the issue and why rasing
taxes won't cure the problem, you need to put a trillion in persepctive.
One way to put a trillion in perspective is if you made a million dollars a day
since the birth of Christ you still would be ~200 billion short. Another way is
how many how many seconds are in a trillion, 31,709. If we taxed everyone
making over a million 100%, you still wouldn't even start to close the gap.
The answer is we need to cut entitlements and everyone pays something in to the
system. Taxing the wealthy is a smoke screen to mask the real problem, to many
The fiscal cliff will hurt the Obama constituency (the poor, single women,
minorities and young people trying to get a job) far more than the Romney
voters. They voted for him so I think they ought to get the benefit of their
bargain. So, lets play chicken and see who blinks first.
No one will question this president. He won't answer questions. Just ignore
those that question you, and use the executive order to shove your agenda down
peoples throats.Potus "There you go, take your medicince....soon
it will be over and this will be the new norm"
I want to know how this will help increase job opperturnities and reduce to
deficit. It does not make sence to me.