WASHINGTON -As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year. "I´m pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News´ Barbara Walters. "I don´t think they´ll do that," he said of Republicans forcing tax-rate increases for families earning $250,000 a year or less.
If there were men in the Republican party with the courage of their convictions they would:
1) Continue playing the clips of Duh Wun in the Senate decrying the size of the national debt. 2) Contact the Election Commission and demand the 0bama campaign be forced to stop campaigning with criminal charges against 0bama and Stephanie Cutter. 3) Take this clip from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jr3Ceu894 and edit it to show Duh Wun is told history always shows higher tax rates means lower tax revenues and he can´t accept the truth!
Flog him with ´he wants lower revenues for more spending, and nothing to pay down the debt!´ The size of the debt is generational theft, our children and grandchildren will pay for his folly!
Already, we pay so much, it´s like one of us gives up our entire salary.
We are high middle class, live in a nice but not rich neighborhood, in California.
Why, exactly, should I pay suddenly more? So that the 47% of losers who don´t pay anything get a free ride?
Yeah, there, I said it. Losers. Why is it when I was making $15k a year, 30, 40, 50, 75k--I always had taxes to pay? Always, every stage of my life. Why was it OK for me to pay, but not 1/2 the country?
THEY have a ton of kids, get a TON of deductions, yet I pay for their school, their roads, if they buy a hybrid or electric car I subsidize that. I pay for the police that deal with their snotty kids. I pay for the fire and police so they can have their parades. I subsidize colleges, I pay for their welfare, I pick up the tab for their emergency room health care.
But giving away half of what I earn, after working hard in my field for thirty years, is what needs to be done. While sinking us further in debt.
This is personal, and I am getting damned tired of getting fleeced while others smile as they ride on the free gravy train that I pay for with my hard work.
Good grief. Everybody predicts that. And the Democrats will offer spending cuts which actually aren´t cuts.
Here´s a prediction. The idiots in our government will spend and spend and tax and tax until our national debt is so huge that our bond rating goes to junk. And the only way we can have a military is to borrow money. Then the lenders will close our military by not lending anymore. They will then demand compensation for all that money they are owed. And they will take Hawaii. Followed later by taking California. And we won´t be able to stop them. And by that time most of us will probably welcome it. And the people who won´t agree to any cuts in their entitlements and government pensions right now will find there is no more government checks at all.
Sounds like the GOP is willing to give Dear Leader(US) the tax increase on the evil rich. He wants to take that, raise them some more and then get another $50 billion or more on top of that to spend how he wants. Plus all his Obamacare taxes/fees/tributes like the $63 a year insurance fee we found out about today ...
I have stepped away from the Republican Party. I told the most recent money requester that not only would I NOT donate one red cent to the Party, but I would register Independent until Boehner is drummed out of the Speakers Chair, and True Conservatives are reassigned to the various House Committees.
I agree #13 If Repubs are going to be blamed anyway, I think it´s time to all share in the pain. Everybody´s taxes goes up in the name of fairness. Why can´t the Repubs start saying that? We want fairness, let´s start with everyone not just the job creators in this country.
Heck, I forcasted this caving right here on Lucianne a few weeks ago.
#15 is very close with the prediction. I submit that the goal is the CLOWARD-PIVEN strategy:
"First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."
Sleep well tonight, and follow the bouncing ball. It is leading us all to an economic collapse.
Why, #12/ Because those that work and pay taxes sat on their rear ends and didn´t vote. A relatively few votes in 4 or 5 states and Romney wins...but too many Reps called him "mittens", "williard," etc. didn´t think he was conservative enough, or decided they were Losertarians instead of Reps...and because they didn´t get the perfect candidate, we get 4 more years of BO.
I would rather go over ´0bamba´s Cliff´ than cave on tax. I would LOVE to see the0bambascare yanked out of existence, which would save us trillions back! And baseline budgeting should be removed from his vocabulary and replaced with...let´s balance the budget!
#12, you hit the nail on the head. What really irks me is the "Earned Income Tax Credit" whereby people who pay absolutely no income tax get a check (which they all call a "refund") of up to about $5,000. Why?
#16, I agree with you about Cloward-Piven. Ironically, Frances Fox Piven now works for the City University of New York, part of the state university system, and she´s paid about $150,000 a year. So, the taxpayers are actually funding this witch while she spreads her poisonous ideology to our students.
That´s right - go ahead and dump the Republican party. When it gets tough, you jump ship. Where the heck is your loyalty? I´m sorry but the Republicans are in a "no win" situation and you are treating them like they have all kinds of options. They don´t. Obama and all of his grandeur is putting the Republicans in this position and is loving it. Go ahead and jump ship but you might as well join the Democrats.
If the GOP House just passed the middle income tax cut extension,then they can say they didn´t vote for higher taxes. That would put the onus on the senate to deal with the fallout. The senate is getting completely off the hook in dealing with this.
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