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Tax Loopholes May
Be Next, Obama Says

New York Times, by Mark Landler

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Posted By:pineledger, 2/4/2013 8:46:31 AM

Washington--President Obama said in a televised interview on Sunday that he could foresee a budget deal in Congress that did not include further increases in tax rates but instead focused on eliminating loopholes and deductions. Mr. Obama has generally insisted that all revenue options, including higher rates, should be considered to slow the rise of federal budget deficits. But in the interview with Scott Pelley of CBS News, he said, “I don’t think the issue right now is raising rates.”

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No, he got his rate hike and now he wants loopholes too. Typical child who wants to have his cake and eat it, too.

I hope he holds his breath.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/4/2013 8:54:15 AM     (No. 9157066)

Mitt Romney, the man who should have been president, proposed the closing of some loopholes, and President Hologram sneered at Mitt, as did the media. Remember?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 2/4/2013 8:54:29 AM     (No. 9157068)

Those who swallow the notion that tax loopholes and deductions are in any way part of this problem need to stop accepting that false premise.

Government spending, not tax loopholes and deduction are the problems.

For God´s sake, stop letting the Left set the table, then reacting to THEIR premises. The GOP needs to set the agenda on spending, not reacting to what Obama does.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/4/2013 8:56:39 AM     (No. 9157076)

Fine. As long as it is with at the least concomitant spending reductions. But you can bet that´s not what O wants.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/4/2013 9:17:13 AM     (No. 9157123)

Democrat definition of a tax loophole - your money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: aasilver, 2/4/2013 9:45:57 AM     (No. 9157196)

Obama´s next target will be company supplied health insurance.

At a value of $20,000 annually, the taxes generated will be enormous.

The middle class is about to get hit.

Are all you Obamanuts happy now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 2/4/2013 9:46:09 AM     (No. 9157197)

Although the Republicans make a great noise about cutting spending, none of them have suggested exactly where these cuts should be made. An across the board cut appears to be the answer that they could live with and would not offend any group.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/4/2013 10:47:55 AM     (No. 9157385)

Wait until he closes the tax loopholes for child care, home mortgage deduction...you will hear the O. voters scream. Hope this hits the multiple homes that Hollyweirdites own.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/4/2013 10:51:28 AM     (No. 9157392)

If you want more revenue adopt pro growth policies. It works everytime.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: marthaville, 2/4/2013 11:12:43 AM     (No. 9157451)

Surely the loopholes Obama has in mind are not the ones that have given him mulit-million dollar deductions over the last few years.

He only wants to eliminate loopholes for his enemies. His friends and $$$ supporters get special grants and personal loopholes.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: texas_gop, 2/4/2013 2:37:55 PM     (No. 9157960)

Removing deductions is the same as a tax increase. Liberal politicians.

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