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GreenDream Wow, REPUBS are there to stab in the back... the teachers, police, firefighters, corporate employees, seniors, and the hard working middle class......BUT, if the REPUBS can get EVEN MORE loopholes and taxbreaks for the wealthy the REPUBS are all for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's disgusting! show more show less
volitionx LOTS of poor people spend tons of money on all sorts of crap, and they'd be taxed more, obviously, than a frugal rich person. Nonetheless, yes, rich people TEND to spend more in total dollars. I sense class warfare in your comment.
The REPUBS need to be gutted from CONGRESS for their efforts to gut the hard working middle class!
The framework also calls for the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax -- often called the "wealth" tax, which threatens to hit the middle class in increasing numbers every year because of how it's set up.
Reform Social Security if debt reduction passes: The framework calls on lawmakers to consider reforming Social Security if a comprehensive debt reduction plan garners 60 votes in the Senate. It also calls on lawmakers to direct any savings derived from reform back into the solvency of the program, not deficit reduction.