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‘Big-tax victory’

January 11, 2013

Dear Editor, In the disgraceful tug-of-war between President Obama and the practically do - nothing Congress over the “fiscal Cliff” mess, nobody got a tax cut....

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promo61

Jan-24-13 11:59 AM

Yeah, that's from Tommy Boy 1995;)

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promo61

Jan-24-13 11:58 AM

@oluh; "I doubt promo61 watches MSNBC either, so I don't know where he gets his intelligence."

It's called reading. Top-to-bottom, left-to-right. Group words together into a sentence. Take Tylenol for any headaches, Motrin for any cramps.

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oluhjnb

Jan-24-13 7:50 AM

As the country returns to near normal employment, the right wing goon balls will be left sucking hind tit.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-22-13 4:15 PM

Business continues to thrive under Obama. Dow and S&P both hit 5-year highs today. Home sales up 12.8% in 2012, also a 5-year high. It's a "socialist paradise!"

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jonetu

Jan-21-13 1:42 AM

The middle class did get an extended tax break from the new years day deal. Obama is the one who pushed for the tax break. Where do you get your info?

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Thoughtful

Jan-20-13 8:34 AM

Please provide solutions. Criticism is easy. Solutions challenging and difficult !!!!!!

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oluhjnb

Jan-19-13 5:44 PM

Thoughtful reminds me of a sausage grinder, the meat always looks the same.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-19-13 4:21 PM

The previous post sponsored by Goldman Sachs.

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Thoughtful

Jan-19-13 8:22 AM

remember, I have been exposed to a very wide spectrum of opinion, extreme views, and diverse opinions. More than even you can imagine.

With that being said, we do have a Hugh debt problem in this country, need to address the issue, and if not addressed, there will be impact beyond belief. It will hurt the poor and middle class the most. If we want to avert this we must place ourselves on a path of reasonable spending. No tax increases will solve this problem. It is beyond that. Every neutral commission, independent source, and non political advisory committee agree that it must be addressed. Let us begin the process NOW to avoid the collapse of the dollar and terrific harm to this great nation. ALL of US must clearly see this on the horizon and be supportive of a solution that will create some pain but great benefit in the long term. both rating agencies are sounding alarms in our rating and that will have very negative impact if lowered. this is not political. It is real.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-18-13 8:14 PM

Thoughtful is hilarious. He ping-pongs back and forth between debunked Rightwing talking points and trying to be "reasonable."

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Thoughtful

Jan-18-13 7:27 PM

Let us all talk issues and lay aside what we watch, read, or gather our opinions. a broad base of input gives all of us much better big picture perspective regardless of your opinions or beliefs. One can learn from many sources. the best possible source is reading books, Articles, and speeches. It is much better to evaluate the written word than the spoken word.

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oluhjnb

Jan-17-13 5:42 PM

I doubt promo61 watches MSNBC either, so I don't know where he gets his intelligence.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-16-13 12:03 AM

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-16-13 12:02 AM

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

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promo61

Jan-15-13 8:17 PM

I don't watch Fox and I don't listen to Limbaugh. Is your gun empty now?

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-15-13 6:28 PM

It's painfully obvious that a few of you are immune to facts. Fox News and Limbaugh are getting rich off your ignorance.

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promo61

Jan-15-13 10:44 AM

@BCF: Your combination of intelligence and ignorance is simply stunning. Quoting Reich proves it.

Ditto oluhjnb. Democrats are all poor, right?

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Thoughtful

Jan-14-13 7:38 PM

We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. That is NOT the problem. Companies create jobs. Higher rates less jobs more unemployment.

we want to encourage jobs now more than ever.

Look at the big picture and see how jobs are created...............

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Thoughtful

Jan-14-13 7:36 PM

Please look at our debt, the impending down grade from Moody rating service, and the impact placing controls on spending will impact our country. If you fail to see this, you may want to dig more deeply as to where we are headed. This is a political, it is reality and urgent for us to address before all of us are deeply affected. Wake up. Forget R and D. Look at where we are..................

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-13-13 3:03 PM

• Federal revenue today, at 15.8 percent of GDP, is lower today than it was 60 years ago. During the last year of the Clinton administration, when we had a significant federal surplus, federal revenue was 20.6 percent of GDP.

• Today corporate profits are at an all-time high, while corporate income tax revenue as a percentage of GDP is near a record low.

• In 2011, corporate revenue as a percentage of GDP was just 1.2 percent -- lower than any other major country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, including Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Norway, Australia, South Korea, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Poland, and Iceland.

• In 2011, corporations paid just 12 percent of their profits in taxes, the lowest since 1972.

• In 2005, one out of four large corporations paid no income taxes at all while they collected $1.1 trillion in revenue over that one-year period.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-13-13 3:02 PM

Richest 1/2 of 1 percent owns 28% of nation's wealth. A 2% surtax on them would generate $750 billion over a decade to upgrade nation's schools.

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SpankysLastDance

Jan-12-13 4:41 PM

THe writer is spot-on concerning the tax increase on everyone. And what about all the health insurance companies raising their rates? Obamacare was supposed to stop that!! That is why it is officially called the Affordable Healthcare Act. THe other comments about Republicans and the NRA is just trash talk. Not all Republicans are members of the NRA and all members of the NRA are not Republicans. Although I could not find find a breakdown of membership by political affiliation, I would venture to say that a considerable portion of NRA members are actually Democrats. But since Dems want to be so unAmerican about the 2nd amendment lets throw this out there. Which Democrat Former Governor has starred in some of the most violent movies ever made? Which Democrat lefty movie producer just made a movie where another lefty, movie start revelled in killing white people? I guess we have a lot of work ahead of us in this country to make things right. Whining and hating won't make it happen!

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oluhjnb

Jan-11-13 6:40 PM

The bottom line of the NRA agenda of ******** is MONEY. So they and the GOP get along well.

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Thoughtful

Jan-11-13 3:13 PM

spending like this is immoral!! You are correct !

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Thoughtful

Jan-11-13 3:12 PM

Yes we are turning our back on the young with this level of debt. They will be harmed beyond belief. You aRe so correct. We owe our children and grandchildren a future which will not happen with this current spending spree. Open your eyes. We are on a road to oblivion.

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