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(Think Progress)   House budget gives $187,000 tax cut to everyone who matters. Suck it peasants   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 151
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2012-03-23 11:30:19 AM
www.whitehouse.gov
 
2012-03-23 11:31:05 AM
Clever! The economy will surely recover now.

/demand drives supply, you farking dolt
//somebody give ryan a bag of skittles...
 
2012-03-23 11:44:56 AM
Look on the bright side. If you were looking for a stark contrast to compare the two sides heading into November, this should certainly be 'exhibit A'.
 
2012-03-23 11:48:06 AM
I think this will finally help the wars pay for themselves.
 
2012-03-23 11:52:25 AM
I'm sure they'll use that money to create jobs.
 
2012-03-23 11:56:40 AM
I am jack's complete lack of surprise
 
2012-03-23 11:57:25 AM
Go fark yourselves forever, GOP.
 
2012-03-23 11:58:00 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-23 11:58:18 AM

Jackson Herring: Go fark yourselves forever, GOP.

 
2012-03-23 11:59:24 AM
Remember, it's only class warfare if the poor benefit.
 
2012-03-23 11:59:33 AM
What debt?
 
2012-03-23 12:00:27 PM
Any super rich person who has to pay even just $10 more in total on taxes will be eating out of garbage cans the next day due to paying that $10.
 
2012-03-23 12:01:27 PM
You know, jerking off would be more productive than this POS, DOA bill.

It might also be less damaging to the country.
 
2012-03-23 12:03:28 PM
Don't worry, I'm sure it will trickle down.
 
2012-03-23 12:03:36 PM
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/he must be a nazi kenyan muslim socialist!
 
2012-03-23 12:06:01 PM
Does anyone else think that the election of a republican president and congress would result in a return to the days of the robber-barons of the 1880's through the early 1900's?
 
2012-03-23 12:07:37 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm sure they'll use that money to create jobs.


What he said.
 
2012-03-23 12:07:48 PM
I really thought they were going to put this guy in a box until after the election. Does the party really think this is what swing voters are looking for?
 
2012-03-23 12:07:59 PM
It's not your government, morons. It belongs to me and my rich friends. You fight the wars and buy the TVs and so forth and that's a part of life, but never forget that.
 
2012-03-23 12:08:09 PM
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How will this man afford his next chin without this tax cut?
 
2012-03-23 12:08:49 PM
I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.
 
2012-03-23 12:10:38 PM
Keyth
Does anyone else think that the election of a republican president and congress would result in a return to the days of the robber-barons of the 1880's through the early 1900's?

We've already hit a wealth gap that rivals the Roaring '20s and the Gilded Age. GOP policies will continue the trend of the last 30+ years.

Yeah, basically they are horrible people...
 
2012-03-23 12:10:47 PM
This should help my fledgling guillotine construction company get off the ground.

/we also make torches and pitchforks
 
2012-03-23 12:11:48 PM

palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.


I propose we just let them go.

yglesias.thinkprogress.org
 
2012-03-23 12:12:12 PM
I think the events of the past few weeks have finally damaged my ability to feel outrage.

Let's see..........GREEDY BARSTIDS!!!

Nope, not feeling it. Sigh.
 
2012-03-23 12:12:52 PM

Dog Welder: This should help my fledgling guillotine construction company get off the ground.

/we also make torches and pitchforks


See, the Ryan Budget is already creating jobs!
 
2012-03-23 12:14:19 PM

lennavan: palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.

I propose we just let them go.

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Yeah, I'll start packing.
 
2012-03-23 12:15:08 PM

palelizard: Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.


The people who vote republican blame Obama.
 
2012-03-23 12:15:18 PM

palelizard: lennavan: palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.

I propose we just let them go.

[yglesias.thinkprogress.org image 400x394]

Yeah, I'll start packing.


Keep in mind when planning a place to move to, when the actual lines get drawn, we're letting at least the southern half of IL go too.
 
2012-03-23 12:16:16 PM

lennavan: I propose we just let them go.

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I wish.
 
2012-03-23 12:18:11 PM

lennavan: palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.

I propose we just let them go.

[yglesias.thinkprogress.org image 400x394]


That map needs to be updated. Canada took quite a bit of territory in their 2008 offensive. We'll have to see if Jesusland can reconquer any in this year's Operation Deseret Storm.
 
2012-03-23 12:18:51 PM

lennavan: palelizard: lennavan: palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.

I propose we just let them go.

[yglesias.thinkprogress.org image 400x394]

Yeah, I'll start packing.

Keep in mind when planning a place to move to, when the actual lines get drawn, we're letting at least the southern half of IL go too.


I'm thinking Vermont or New Hampshire. I've got a friend up there who does the same kind of IT I do, in between skinning muskrats. Maybe he can teach me.
 
2012-03-23 12:19:05 PM
Look guys, this is just math. Basic math. The less taxes you pay, the more money you have. Clearly, as taxes approach zero, income approaches infinity. Do you know how much revenue the US would generate if everyone made infinity? Infinity squared, at least. In summary, Taxbongo sosulizim.
 
2012-03-23 12:19:30 PM
Is anyone really surprised by this? Because I tend to be gullible and all, but even I saw this coming.

Republicans honestly believe that lowering taxes on the wealthy will create jobs, and they're not backing down.
Democrats honestly believe that raising taxes on the wealthy will stimulate the economy, and they're not backing down (at least I hope not)

If two trains are headed in opposite directions towards the same brick wall and equivalent speeds, who dies first?
 
2012-03-23 12:21:21 PM
because jobs
 
2012-03-23 12:21:49 PM
As someone who is making $2.5 million this year being a self-employed plumber, I find that my getting a tax cut of only 18.2% while my neighbor, who is in the $5-$10 million range probably (he's an AC/heating guy, pretty good at changing furnace filters), is getting a bigger tax break at 19.6%.

This plan is beginning to smell a lot like Obama's socialism stuff. Why isn't Ryan cutting off the welfare queens?
 
2012-03-23 12:22:10 PM

Brandyelf: Democrats honestly believe that raising taxes on the wealthy will stimulate the economy, and they're not backing down (at least I hope not)


I don't think Democrats believe that raising taxes on the wealthy will actually stimulate the economy. I think they believe that raising taxes on the wealthy is a necessary component of a rational plan to reduce deficits and fund necessary programs.
 
2012-03-23 12:22:39 PM
Whatever, you right-wing farks. I give up. Go on, do it. Steal from the rest of us more to feed your overstuffed faces. Give me more radicals to work with. Help us build an army, you shiats.
 
2012-03-23 12:23:48 PM

Brandyelf: Is anyone really surprised by this? Because I tend to be gullible and all, but even I saw this coming.

Republicans honestly believe that lowering taxes on the wealthy will create jobs, and they're not backing down.
Democrats honestly believe that raising taxes on the wealthy and recirculating that money to the bottom through the social safety net will stimulate the economy, and they're not backing down (at least I hope not)

If two trains are headed in opposite directions towards the same brick wall and equivalent speeds, who dies first?


That is an important part of the "raise taxes on the wealthy" part.

The wealthy do invest their money, but it stays in a paper shuffling game where they reap the largest chunk of the rewards and that only marginally benefits and sometimes seriously harms the poor and middle class, as we saw when the CDO racket went bust.
 
2012-03-23 12:24:10 PM
obviously, the solution to ALL our problems is tax cuts for the rich.
 
2012-03-23 12:24:37 PM

Republicans honestly believe that lowering taxes on the wealthy will create jobs, and they're not backing down.


No they don't.

Your implicit assumption is that Republicans want to create jobs. Which, given the evidence to the contrary, is the political equivalent of being a creationist.
 
2012-03-23 12:24:46 PM
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2012-03-23 12:25:00 PM

Weaver95: obviously, the solution to ALL our problems is tax cuts for the rich.


America's fall will be dubbed "Death by 1,000 Tax Cuts"
 
2012-03-23 12:25:29 PM

lennavan: palelizard: I've reached the bottom, I think. I'm disgusted by this but... I don't think it will matter. Republicans will still control 40% of the country. Nothing they say or do will make their base wake up and say "Holy shiat, are you trying to destroy the country?" It doesn't matter at all.

I propose we just let them go.

[yglesias.thinkprogress.org image 400x394]


Could we squeeze Northern Virginia into the USoC? We're not like our slack-jawed brothers to the south.
 
2012-03-23 12:25:52 PM
... but yet my pastor suggests I will go to hell unless I vote Conservative Republican.

Old white people built America... and now their going to destroy it to fund retirement packages for the wealthy. Of course the next step will be to eliminate "Death Taxes" so that the upper class can be permanently entrenched forever.

Your system is soooo broken.
 
2012-03-23 12:26:06 PM
Considering 50% of American households don't pay any income taxes, how are you supposed to give them a tax cut? Any percentage of zero is still zero.
 
2012-03-23 12:26:43 PM

Brandyelf: Is anyone really surprised by this? Because I tend to be gullible and all, but even I saw this coming.

Republicans honestly believe that lowering taxes on the wealthy will create jobs, and they're not backing down.
Democrats honestly believe that raising taxes on the wealthy will stimulate the economy, and they're not backing down (at least I hope not)

If two trains are headed in opposite directions towards the same brick wall and equivalent speeds, who dies first?


Actually, democrats tend to believe that judicious government spending programs can have a stimulative effect on the economy. They just prefer to pay their bills.
 
2012-03-23 12:27:10 PM
you gotta give the GOP credit. At least they are consistent.
This was all a grand scheme to roll back The New Deal and they are succeeding.
Power is a drug.
 
2012-03-23 12:27:30 PM

Shaggy_C: Considering 50% of American households don't pay any income taxes, how are you supposed to give them a tax cut? Any percentage of zero is still zero.


What national debt?
 
2012-03-23 12:27:48 PM

Shaggy_C: Considering 50% of American households don't pay any income taxes, how are you supposed to give them a tax cut? Any percentage of zero is still zero.


huh?
 
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