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Originally posted by jeffreystrong
Boehner is in hot water with his fellow republicans. Obama is again blaming the republicans for holding up the deal...he hasn't proposed anything different than he did months ago.
Obama thinks that he has an open ticket to raise taxes on america.
250 K should not be upper class.
As pointed out in many published articles...the democrats refuse to cut spending and want more stimulus money.
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
There you have it, folks. Against his corporate handlers' wishes, Boehner inches closer to reality. Taxes MUST go up for the top 2%ers. Let the robe-tearing and gnashing of teeth begin, conservative ats'ers!
From the article:
"Washington (CNN) -- Taxes on the wealthy are going up, House Speaker John Boehner conceded Wednesday in challenging President Barack Obama to sit down with him to hammer out a deal for avoiding the fiscal cliff.
Obama, however, continued to insist on Republicans first ensuring no tax hike for anyone but the top 2% of Americans as a first step toward a broader agreement on tackling the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt. (...)"
edit on 5-12-2012 by Snoopy1978 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by zroth
Since it is Christmas, I'll just say Jesus Christ people.
I am not mad at rich people but I am not ignorant to their ways either.
1) The rich pay less tax today. Write-offs, accountants that leverage loop holes on their behalf, fake charities, etc;
2) They expense a great portion of money spent as "business travel", meals, etc; This is no different that a waiter lying about the tips they made.
3) etc, ad nauseum
The only to way to make everyone pay the same tax is to have a flat tax, no exceptions.
why is everyone always defending the caste that can afford to defend themselves?
The divided poor and middle class bicker while these people continue to steal the "civilized world".