Here we have a country wherein even those in poverty live in a residence with
indoor sanitary facilities, clean water, a couple TV's, a car or two, food
on the table and it is due to capitalism and private property rights. This has
been restrained by a huge bureaucracy with over 22,000 regulations by Obama. I
would suggest one look twice at anything the Dems suggest. IT is the Democratic
socialist party. Socialism doesn't work other than to make everyone poor.
@FT ,Nope! It's irresponsible spending, and management.It's easy, and fun spending other peoples money, but it's
theft.Taking money away from people, and spending it is dishonest,
and reflects on the character of our political leaders, and many of our
Tax cuts are something the GOP has always unified behind. The affect has been
increasing deficits and the national debt. Those are the facts.
@marxist,Many of the bottom 50%, pay hidden taxes with tax money
which was redistributed to them in the form of benefits.That
doesn't cut it. It's consumers taking from the producers, and than
complaining that producers aren't giving enough.
@ Marxist: You said, " if you examine the ENTIRE tax system of the United
States at all levels of government, we have at best a proportional tax system,
i.e. percentage of income taxed at all levels is about equal." That is
baloney!I can find no such information that you claim! The entire tax
system is almost entirely funded by the highest income producers all the way
from county property taxes who own more property, thus they pay more, to state
income taxes: all taxes. US corporate taxes are among the highest in the world,
which mostly get passed along to consumers in higher cost of goods that the
highest income producers tend to consume more because they can. The poorest
among us pay the least sales taxes because they spend less, they pay the least
amount of fuel taxes because they use less! To demonstrate, lets say
person "A" earned $500k and paid 20% taxes=$100K.Person
"B" earned $70K and paid the same tax rate 20%= $14K. In reality, person
"B" would pay a much lower percentage of their income due to our
graduated tax code!Who paid the most taxes? It ain't equal at all! No
How do people think they are going to get paid back otherwise for the millions
and millions of contributions funneled to the GOP?
@Thid Barker "Well, since nearly 75% of all federal income taxes collected
are paid by the top 20% of income producers, while the bottom 50% contribute
only about 4%, how do you cut the taxes any more for the bottom 50%? Our punish
the achiever tax system proves Democrats never met a tax they don't
love,..."Like I have said on these blogs repeatedly, apparently
to no avail, if you examine the ENTIRE tax system of the United States at all
levels of government, we have at best a proportional tax system, i.e. percentage
of income taxed at all levels is about equal.
To "SMcloud " how has CEO pay outpaced the worker's pay? The
average CEO makes about $180,000 per year, according to the US Census Bureau.Your average CEO isn't really making that much more than the
average worker, only about 3 times what the average worker makes.
Worf you have me confused, saying no to tax cuts will drive up the deficit? Is
this part of the Republican "up is down" campaign?
Good. CEO pay has greatly outpaced the pay of the everyday worker. If we continue on our current trajectory, very few people will hold most of
the wealth and the middle class will disappear. Who will keep the economy going
then? Big gaps between the rich and poor are unhealthy for society.
Amazing how rich Democrats are saying "no" to tax cuts.They
are so compassionate. Aren't they?It's like a car
salesman telling you he's not making anything on a sale.So many
folks, are so deceived.Compassionate politicians don't create a
national debt in which all the money in America can't pay off. Somebody
Yes what a terrible idea, have those who can easily afford it pay more taxes
then their workers who cant afford it. Horrible. Think of all the money the
wealthy pay their legislators to get the tax breaks they dont need. how terrible
if that money was wasted. I weep for the wealthy.
Tax cuts for the rich? Well, since nearly 75% of all federal income taxes
collected are paid by the top 20% of income producers, while the bottom 50%
contribute only about 4%, how do you cut the taxes any more for the bottom 50%?
Our punish the achiever tax system proves Democrats never met a tax they
don't love, as long as other people pays them! Also proving a Democrat is
someone who thinks they have the right to spend other people's money! What
we need is a flat tax so everyone contributes thus we have more people paying
taxes instead of ever fewer people paying ever higher taxes! When was the last
time anyone in the bottom 50% income bracket offered another person a job? Want
to kill jobs? Punish those who create them!
"They won't support any upcoming GOP effort to overhaul the U.S. tax
code that delivers tax cuts to "the top 1 percent" or adds to the
government's $20 trillion debt."The Republicans know how to
do two things, and two things only, cut taxes and cut programs which help the
middle and under classes. Their dominant theory is "trickle down" which
is well known not to work.A progressive tax is justified because the
wealthy, capital, make their profits from surplus value, the exploitation of
The title of the article is (as usual from AP) deceptive. By definition for
most Democrats and the DNC, all tax cuts are cuts for the rich.The
most informative part of the article is that Democratic senators from West
Virginia, Indiana and North Dakota did not sign the letter. They know that a
clear majority in their states generally support GOP tax reform proposals. They
know that if they fall in line with other Democrats, they will be out of a job
at the end of 2018.
The ultimate test of fairness in the congress is whether all congressional
members will agree to be covered by the ACA rather than the limousine plan they