Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats´ chief political strategist, on Wednesday rejected any possible deficit-reduction deal that does not raise tax rates on the wealthy. Republican leaders have expressed willingness to consider new revenues as part of a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff, but they have rejected raising income tax rates. Schumer said the government cannot raise the $1.5 trillion in new revenues President Obama has called for unless the top rate rises from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. He said Democrats would not accept any proposal that caps tax deductions for families earning below $250,000 a year.
Comments: Don´t ever forget they won! Isn´t it odd you don´t see any of that bipartisanship the Democrats are always screaming about. s/o
Those of you who think that letting the dims destroy the economy/nation would benefit conservatives in the long run by demonstrating how bad their policies are... are forgetting Detroit, Camden, LA, Chicago, Stockton, and on and on. Too few ever admit that the dims cause the problems, only that more taxes and more spending were needed to pull it off.
Everyone forgets the bottom tier that got moved from a low rate to a zero rate. I would guess a lot of those people voted Dem. Let it burn, let the whole ´Bush´ rate schedule expire. Let them own it all.
As long as they define wealthy as high net worth and not based on income, let ´em. The ridiculously wealthy libtards (because they don´t mind cheating and lying and stealing to ´win´) wouldn´t stand for it as then it would affect them. Note they always mention ´income´ and equate a small business generating 750,000 a year as wealthy - though their costs might eat up 400k-600k of that revenue. Lets have these libtards actually craft the taxes so it hits them just as hard as everybody else. Hmmm?
Fine, upChuck, and after you RATS raise tax rates on high-income families to keep the US from going off the fiscal cliff --- and it doesn´t help, what´s next? I know, the government will be forced to confiscate all 401k´s. Don´t think it can´t happen. The ´revenue´ has to come from somewhere.
I would be for a minor tax increase on the Big Rich only if a 20% income tax increase was also applied to all federal workers including congress, WH and SC. Otherwise, no deal. After all, if Congress can exempt itself from Obamacare it can tax itself at a higher rate.
Let all the deals to extend the Bush tax cuts expire. Go back to the Clinton tax rates. The extra Obama tax credits that pay those not paying income tax go away. The number of people with no skin in the game will go down. The AMT won´t need to be fixed for another year because regular taxes will increase. Let the sequestration go into effect and get written into the baseline. The Obamacare taxes on top of the Clinton tax rates will hurt. The Obama phones won´t make up for the new taxes.
I don´t know what´s up with everyone here. Sure increase the taxes on the rich, the Romney´s, the Bushes, Clint Eastwood, all those liberals. When that doesn´t work, they´ll raise my taxes. Companies won´t be able to stay in business, well lose our jobs and our houses, our retirements and our savings. Sure go ahead, lets cut off our noses to spite our faces. How about putting up a fight, educating the country, whatever we can do to stop it?
MSNBC anchor and NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd lashed out at Fox News for what he described as "pandering to an audience" over their coverage of President Obama´s enthusiastic handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro at Tuesday´s memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Chuck Todd ? @chucktodd Follow Really? An entire segment on a handshake? Good grief; pandering to an audience 10:37 AM - 10 Dec 2013 The irony of an MSNBC anchor accusing another network of pandering to their audience requires no explanation. Todd joins CNN, Politico´s Dylan Byers, and a number of other
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