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Obama, labor talk tax
hikes for rich

United Press International, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/13/2012 9:41:16 AM

WASHINGTON- Labor leaders planned to press U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday to stay strong in his push for higher taxes on upper-income earners, labor officials said. "We´re not asking anyone to do anything that is politically courageous. It´s not politically courageous to implement the broad mandate that the president and Democrats received to raise taxes on the top 2 percent," AFL-CIO spokesman Jeff Hauser told The Wall Street Journal ahead of the 11:30 a.m. White House meeting. "Clearly there was a mandate from this election. The American people are with the president on taxing the wealthiest Americans," Service Employees

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 11/13/2012 9:50:57 AM     (No. 9010969)

Notice the subtle sleight of hand?

Raise taxes on "top 2%"?!

What happened to the top 1%? Remember "we are the 99%" and the Occupy protests?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: craige, 11/13/2012 9:51:34 AM     (No. 9010972)

Income tax and the commerce clause, have allowed the behemoth we now call the federal government.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/13/2012 9:58:14 AM     (No. 9010997)

This is what the people voted for. It´s true and while we don´t have to vote for it - we really cannot stop it.

The more important thing to stop is the EPA´s and the Dept of the Interior´s attempts to engineer ENERGY SUICIDE for the country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/13/2012 10:03:21 AM     (No. 9011023)

Redistribution is upon us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Architect, 11/13/2012 10:24:17 AM     (No. 9011124)

"Broad Mandate"??? Really??

The vote was 51% to 49% and a heck of alot of that was questionable, like with 56 districts in Philadelphia taking about 65000 votes and not a single one was for Romney!? There was no mandate Hauser, you union thug! Unless of course you mean that there was a mandate at the union hall.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 11/13/2012 1:18:24 PM     (No. 9011630)

Start with the labor bosses. Hey, Obama! fork it over! Clintons, you multi-millionaires, you, too! shovel it over (fork would be too small for anything over 10 mill). Let all the loudmouths who think looting the rich will do the trick, let them see how ridiculous this is.

Here´s what´ll happen: before long, "rich" will be defined down again and again.

This is what happened in the Soviet Union. Once all the aristocrats, bourgeoisie, manager class were drained (and/or killed, driven into exile or escaped), they had to turn to the only group still about, namely the peasantry.

So before long, kulaks (peasants) became the hated exploiters, the "rich." A rich peasant might have a cow AND a pig, or two farm implements rather than one.

To put it another way, "sooner or later you run out of other people´s money."

Now, if we were to cheer these people on, give them the ok to tax the Hollywood crowd, all of BO´s buds, all of those in Congress who´ve been pushing for this, let it be voluntary! (we know compulsion will follow)



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