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Why not let taxes rise
on the middle class?

Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/28/2012 7:25:49 PM

Barring a last-minute breakthrough, taxes will go up for every American taxpayer on Jan. 1 — and that’s a development conservatives should welcome. Don’t get me wrong, it would be better not to raise taxes on anyone, pursue pro-growth tax reform and cut the size of government instead. But that’s not what the American people voted to do last month. Americans cast their ballots for big government. Now it’s time to pay for it. Until now, the growth of government under President Obama has not hit the pocketbooks of most Americans. During Obama’s first term, federal spending

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/28/2012 7:30:13 PM     (No. 9088005)

EXACTLY!!!

America should wolf down the Obama sandwich they voted for....DRY!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer, 12/28/2012 7:31:42 PM     (No. 9088006)

Just give the democraps EVERYTHING they want - make them own the economy hook, line and sinker or I should say stinker. In 2 years we will get back 4-6 seats in the Senate (if they can keep their mouths shut when it comes to abortion.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/28/2012 7:52:13 PM     (No. 9088016)

Good idea. My Liberal friend stands by Obama policies, even though I try to tell her that he has spent every single cent her beloved Grandchildren will ever earn. Maybe taking more of her money in 2013 will change her mind. Yet again, maybe not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/28/2012 7:55:28 PM     (No. 9088020)

Amen Marc. I do not want any more bandaid fixes to avoid the pain. I don´t want any Obama voter spared from the financial consequences of their vote.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 12/28/2012 8:00:28 PM     (No. 9088025)

WaPo actually printed this? Thiessen is spot on, of course. A substantial part of the electorate is ignoring or going along with NerØbama´s programs because the plan was to "tax that guy behind the tree". If everyone feels the pinch, and very few will like it, they will be forced to think about how much government they are willing to pay for. No more living off of their children´s futures.

While I´m not looking forward to the serious dent in my budget, it´s time to swallow some bitter medicine and get the nation´s fiscal house in order.

Stop the Kabuki theater. Over the cliff we go, tumbling towards the debt ceiling. Tough predicaments sometime require tough solutions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/28/2012 8:04:00 PM     (No. 9088029)

An increase in middle class tax rates, an `owning the economy`, will not shame the democrats. They are simply shameless and will never take responsibility for their actions. When they have exhausted every penny from a newly minted tax increase, they will be back for more tax increases. There is never enough to satisfy their appetite for economic destruction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lalo, 12/28/2012 8:18:22 PM     (No. 9088046)

Hey Marc. Let´s don´t and say we did. Or even better - why not go ahead and let taxes rise on the $250,000+ people and let the struggling among us off the hook for now?

But we won´t. I do admit it won´t look good for Obama & the Dims. But do you really think people will stop blaming the Republicans and Congress?? The newsbots are doing their bit for the regime as usual and are calling the Bush tax cuts the Bush "era" tax cuts. Never let it be remotely implied that Bush saved us from the type of royal fracking Obama is about to unloose upon us.

And it will hurt so many of us. But no - with all us purists on his back, Boehner won´t take the deal.. so here we go! Thanks, guys! (not)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/28/2012 8:29:32 PM     (No. 9088055)

What the Republicans need to do is stop protecting the Democrats and business-as-usual in Washington.

Stop allowing them to extend negotations, deadlines, and being nice (they´re expecting all of that and use it against you).

Democrats won´t be able to help themselves in January and will look to increase taxes on more than just the riches 2% - and republicans need to get out of their way by letting them -- blaming them all the way.

Pointedly remind every time you´re in TV or radio show that the president´s tax on the top 2% would hardly cover 1 week´s worth of the debt spending Obama wants.
And, remind "that even with the top 2% tax increase the Democrats will still be looking to borrow over $1 trillion each year".

Many think the debt and deficit are the same thing, and the rich paying more will balance the budget.

Expose the democrats.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/28/2012 8:35:28 PM     (No. 9088057)

The Obamas spent way more than every penny I have ever paid into the federal tax system in my lifetime last weekend in Hawaii. And believe me I have paid a lot. I no longer care who they raise taxes on. I am in full agreement to let these ignorant pansy ass liberals who think they are so smart pay for what they have done - and if I have to pay along with them so be it. And that goes double for the Republicans who stayed home because Romney wasn´t conservative enough. Really?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/28/2012 8:43:22 PM     (No. 9088070)

H L Mencken: The theory of democracy is that the common people know what they want, and they deserve to get it Good And Hard!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 12/28/2012 8:43:37 PM     (No. 9088072)

#9, those republicans should be taxed double as a penalty for giving us four more years of Obomination.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/28/2012 9:02:18 PM     (No. 9088081)

This is a nonsense article. If 47 % of our citizens pay no income tax, they and another 10- 15% returned this Democratic administration to power fof the coming four years.

You can blame some of the little old ladies... the feeble minded... the closet Mormon haters.. the Ron Paul enthusiasts... and a few others for the outcome, but it wasn´t responsible, conscientious, hard working, innovative, entrepreneurial people who bought into this.

So having brought back the Solyndra and the union crowd, should we relax and let them feel good abour impoverishing our children and grandchildren? I think not.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/28/2012 9:40:33 PM     (No. 9088104)

I didn´t vote for scumbama. Why should my taxes be raised? Raise them on registered Democrats.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 12/28/2012 10:25:37 PM     (No. 9088129)

Just give me one state, or county, or precinct where I can escape these Marxist monsters.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 12/28/2012 11:08:22 PM     (No. 9088143)

Then the 47% who pay no income taxes need to be added to that list of tax payers. I am not talking SS or Medicare I am talking income. Everyone chips in something.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: trapper, 12/28/2012 11:42:58 PM     (No. 9088168)

Your spouse will not stop buying stuff until the Mastercard bill comes due and you have to give up one of the cars and cable TV to pay it. Drive it over the cliff.

America wanted this dunce who never took a business or accounting course, instead of an experienced turnaround guy. Well, you got it. Now choke on it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Penney, 12/28/2012 11:50:46 PM     (No. 9088174)

´´Why not let taxes rise on the middle class,´´ ...or, ´´How America came to be OVER-TAXED and, ´love,´ it?!!´´ ...YIKES!!! This is NOT a positive plan for securing our Constitutional freedoms and passing them safely on to the next generations, eh?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tomishere, 12/29/2012 1:13:15 AM     (No. 9088210)

The middle class will feel tax increases under obama care, the question is will they be smart enough to realize it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2012 5:28:34 AM     (No. 9088282)

There is already a trillion dollar tax increase because of Barry´s Death Bill. I agree with the previous poster who said raise taxes on each and every demonrat. They voted for the idjet in the WH; therefore they should have to reap the benefits.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/29/2012 8:02:54 AM     (No. 9088392)

The problem with this logic is most of the people who voted for Obama don´t pay taxes.The only way to make this work is a VAT tax,which I would be in favor of if they froze government spending (-) 2% a year. Make the idiots who voted for Obama pay for his idiotic socialist policies. Same with Obamcare,make the freebie crowd pay a $10 access fee at every level of treatment.

Raising taxes on the middle class punishes the wrong people who are trying to make the country work.

Even if Obama get his tax increase on the rich,it would barely cover the cost of the hurricane bill,so what´s the point. Whatever happened to pay go, Pelosi imposed when she was speaker?
The republicans actually do it and get bashed for it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq, 12/29/2012 9:33:06 AM     (No. 9088499)

Sorry #5, swallowing "bitter medicine" will not get the country´s financial house in order. This rogue, spendthrift administration is spending money it doesn´t even have, or ever will have. That is what needs fixed. See comments of #12.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/29/2012 10:40:21 AM     (No. 9088582)

As long as the federal government can simply borrow $1 trillion+ year, nothing is going to change. Just be locked & loaded in time for the next recession. It will make the last one look like a Sunday picnic.

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