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GOP Poverty Creators Plan to Increase Taxes on 22.9 Million Poor and Middle Class Families

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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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The rich need a tax cut?
WTF are the GOP smoking?
Oh and to fund that tax cut they are going to pay for it by taxing the middle class more?


Senator Orin Hatch and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed raising taxes on working families by $11 billion to make room for tax cuts for the wealthy. The two main increases affect poor and moderate income families by eliminating the child tax credit and Earned Income Credit that combined, affect 22.9 million families in 2013 alone. McConnell has complained for weeks that the wealthiest one-percent are unduly punished, and that 98% of the population has to pick up the slack in the Republican version of shared sacrifice. At a time when an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the wealthy should pay higher taxes, Republicans are taking the opposite approach and burdening middle-America to help the 2%.


Again the GOP is showing how out of touch it is with the people of the USA.
Except for the rich of course.



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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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its all smoke and light shows. you cant raise enough money to slow down the drunken spending binge. Its game over and its been game over for years now. there is no way to pay for all of this. Government needs to stop with the dog and pony shows. its over. 49% of america is in the "poor" Category. thats making 25k or less!!!!


There is no middle class, its poor and super rich. Middle class is just those people that have not maxed out there credit cards yet to make it look like there in the middle class
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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By doing this they can force more people to go on government assistance. Then the GOP will cry that Obama is trying to make America a socialist country where the government has to take care of everyone.

The GOP is becoming more and more useless every time they open their mouths.


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
its all smoke and light shows. you cant raise enough money to slow down the drunken spending binge. Its game over and its been game over for years now. there is no way to pay for all of this. Government needs to stop with the dog and pony shows. its over. 49% of america is in the "poor" Category. thats making 25k or less!!!!


There is no middle class, its poor and super rich. Middle class is just those people that have not maxed out there credit cards yet to make it look like there in the middle class
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The GOP has succeeded in killing off the middle class now they just want slaves for the wealthy.


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
By doing this they can force more people to go on government assistance. Then the GOP will cry that Obama is trying to make America a socialist country where the government has to take care of everyone.

The GOP is becoming more and more useless every time they open their mouths.


there all one big party looking out for there next elections. Its a one party system to make you think theres two partys. They want you to think you have free will to elect your leaders. Really, Obama is Bush, Romney will be Obama, If they did not make it look like you have a choice then there would be riots in the streets.
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by Indigo5
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They need a tax cut like they need a hole in the head.
That graphic is insane.


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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I really don't understand how killing demand by increasing taxes on the middle class will help our economy. The wealthy will never create new jobs if they don't see demand for their products. Nothing will ever trickle down. The middle class spending is the fuel for our economy.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Just the other side of the story. . .


(The Washington Post) - The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.
Eye Opener

Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the additional child tax credit.

Taxpayers can claim this credit to reduce what they owe in taxes, often getting refunds from the government. The vagueness of federal law may have contributed to the $4.2 billion in credits, the report said.

The IRS said it lacks the authority to disallow the claims.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, On Friday announced plans to examine the refunds.

“The disconcerting findings in this report demand immediate attention and action from Congress and the Obama Administration,” Hatch said in a statement.. “With our debt standing at over $14.5 trillion and counting, it’s outrageous that the IRS is handing out refundable tax credits...to those who aren’t even eligible to work in this country.”

Wage earners who do not have Social Security numbers and are not authorized to work in the United States can use what the IRS calls individual taxpayer identification numbers. Often these result in fraudulent claims on tax returns, auditors found.

Their data showed that 72 percent of returns filed with taxpayer identification numbers claimed the child tax credit.

www.teaparty.org...


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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That is not another side to this story.
That's a loophole that needs to be closed.
My tax money, nor anyone's, should not be going to illegal aliens with no social security number.
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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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The general public needs to know what the republicans are doing in congress, they need to know by there actions who they serve.

Funny how the poor and middle class are expected to carry the tax burden of this nation. Has anything the republicans have done economically worked? ever?

This message needs to be delivered far and wide. Americans must make sacrifices for the betterment of our country, but this doesn't include the wealthy.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
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That is not another side to this story.
That's a loophole that needs to be closed.
My tax money, nor anyone's, should not be going to illegal aliens with no social security number.
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That' what Hatch is doing.

Closing the loophole.

The 22.9 million figure? How much of that is going to people who cheat the system?


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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With so many mega corporations who are not paying anything in taxes plus in many cases they are getting refunds, this is what your concerned with?

Some illeagal may be taking advantage of tax loopholes, so to fix it there going to raise taxes on the entire middle class and the poor?

Serious?



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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Just the other side of the story. . .


(The Washington Post) - The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers

www.teaparty.org...



What??

"Undocumented Workers" is not interchangable with "Middle Class"...though maybe to some folks in Romney's tax bracket they are all just those annoying "other people"?


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Gop poverty creators eh?

The current adminstration with Obama care levies over 20 new taxes on the "middle class" from FDR to Johnson to Obama poverty in America is more than it has ever been.

The poverty creators is the left even tho they try to pass it off on the right as usual blame someone else for the things they have done typical lefists ideology.

It is that same leftist ideology that created the department of education that creates nothing but morons, the same idelogy that has expanded the Epa powers that kill jobs.

It is the same leftist ideology that created Social/ Security,Medicare,Medicaid,welfare, unemployment insurance that all have destroyed jobs and wealth creation that account for over 2.5 trillion dollars of Federal spending.

Even tho those "evil rich" pay the majority of income tax in this country still not good enough. We know that 50% of this country has zero tax liability, and get refunds,.tax credits.free educations.free healthcare.free homes.free cell phones.

Now since 50% is not paying any tax yet they are taking the majority of federal benefits paid for by less than 5 million people.

Not one single federal tax dollar spent through social engineering has ever created a "millionaire", "billionaire" then some get all "upset" about the "evil Gop" and create threads blaming others for what the Democrats have done.


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Regardless of this info shills here at ATS will still defend thier ultra rich masters, tooth and nail claiming that they earned thier obscenely large bank account totals.



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
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With so many mega corporations who are not paying anything in taxes plus in many cases they are getting refunds, this is what your concerned with?

Some illeagal may be taking advantage of tax loopholes, so to fix it there going to raise taxes on the entire middle class and the poor?

Serious?

Actually no. I didn't make this thread. I only responded.

And yes, a flat tax overall with no loopholes would be best for all.


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Deflect much? This isn't about the ACA.

This is about Republicans giving tax breaks to the wealthy and raising taxes on the poor and middle class.

Did the Republicans offer a bill that lowers taxes for the wealthy? Did they offer tax increases for the poor and middle class?

Do you support this?



posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by grey580

Originally posted by Indigo5
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They need a tax cut like they need a hole in the head.
That graphic is insane.


Also see here...


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posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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So are liberals for or against raising taxes? Because Obama has been campaigning on raising taxes. Shouldn't the liberals be happy?



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