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(CBS News)   Mitch McConnell says what we really need is more tax breaks for the wealthy   (cbsnews.com) divider line 153
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2012-06-19 09:38:15 AM  
asshole. of course 70% of tax revenue comes from the richest individuals. Where the fark do you think the money is? hiding in some homeless persons shopping cart?
 
2012-06-19 09:45:54 AM  
You know what a great tax break is? Being able to deduct from your or your business entity's taxable income 100% of salaries and wages paid to employees. Maybe if "job creators" paid their employees more, they would get a larger tax break, and their employees would have more taxable income, thus shifting some of the tax burden more toward the middle class.
 
2012-06-19 09:46:48 AM  
Surprise surprise.
 
2012-06-19 09:49:16 AM  
Wasn't he just yesterday saying that making people disclose who gives money to what political groups was wrong?

He really is an asshole.
 
2012-06-19 09:49:56 AM  
To be fair to Mitch, this is a brand new policy, since he would also raise taxes on the poor.

What a sick fark.
 
2012-06-19 09:51:40 AM  

Lurking Fear: asshole. of course 70% of tax revenue comes from the richest individuals. Where the fark do you think the money is? hiding in some homeless persons shopping cart?


There's a surprising amount of money in recycled aluminum, and I bet we're not taxing any of that money. It could rake in enough revenue to give tax breaks to several dozen billionaires.
 
2012-06-19 09:53:07 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: To be fair to Mitch, this is a brand new policy, since he would also raise taxes on the poor.

What a sick fark.


It's not all that new. The rethugs have been talking about how totally unfair it is that 40-50% of people pay no income tax for a while now.


Hey Mitch mcturtle - how about this- if those people not paying any income tax have it so good, why don't you go live on their income for 1 month? Let's see how much you enjoy that 'free ride'.
 
2012-06-19 09:54:06 AM  
Delusions: false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality that persist despite the evidence to the contrary
Non-bizarre: the situations could occur in real-life (i.e., a tax cut could theoretically lead to increased revenue, but it probably won't spontaneous generate giraffes).

Delusional Disorder
1. non-bizarre delusions which have been present for at least one month check
2. absence of obviously odd or bizarre behavior check (not including their political stances here)
3. absence of hallucinations (probably) check
4. no memory loss, medical illness or drug or alcohol-related effects are associated with the development of delusions they seem to have an awfully short memory, but what the hell, check

So yup, Republicans are delusional.
 
2012-06-19 09:55:47 AM  
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.

Adam Smith
 
2012-06-19 09:59:39 AM  
Rather than workable solutions, my party is offering low taxes for the currently rich and high spending for the currently old, to be followed by who-knows-what and who-the-hell-cares. This isn't conservatism; it's a going-out-of-business sale for the baby-boom generation. Link
 
2012-06-19 10:00:08 AM  
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2012-06-19 10:02:08 AM  
Aren't 40-50% of the population either elderly, diasabled or children?
 
2012-06-19 10:04:21 AM  
McConnell said he willing to make a so-called "grand bargain" with the Democrats, but he said he "will not make a commitment in advance about what I will or won't do."

Somehow I doubt his sincerity.

McConnell: Here's our tax plan. More cuts for the rich. Redistribution of more tax burden to the middle and lower classes.

Obama: This is nothing new. Where's the bargain?

GOP: Obama Rejects GOP Compromise!
 
2012-06-19 10:07:41 AM  
"Trickle Down Economics will work this time... We promise!"

fark McConnell and fark the people who believe the bullshiat he's peddling.
 
2012-06-19 10:09:06 AM  
So Romney wouldn't accept a $1 in tax increase for every $10 of spending cuts deal?
 
2012-06-19 10:14:26 AM  
They EARNED that money and the government has NO RIGHT to STEAL it from them.
 
2012-06-19 10:15:52 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Delusions: false beliefs based on incorrect inference about external reality that persist despite the evidence to the contrary
Non-bizarre: the situations could occur in real-life (i.e., a tax cut could theoretically lead to increased revenue, but it probably won't spontaneous generate giraffes).

Delusional Disorder
1. non-bizarre delusions which have been present for at least one month check
2. absence of obviously odd or bizarre behavior check (not including their political stances here)
3. absence of hallucinations (probably) check
4. no memory loss, medical illness or drug or alcohol-related effects are associated with the development of delusions they seem to have an awfully short memory, but what the hell, check

So yup, Republicans are delusional.


I think calling him delusional gives him too much credit, as though it is not his fault. He panders to the wealthy for campaign donations. His political views are overwhelmed by greed.
 
2012-06-19 10:17:50 AM  
This is totally a winning message that will help in November.

i595.photobucket.com

Slow and steady wins the race, Mitchy.
 
2012-06-19 10:21:19 AM  
Why does the party keep him around in that role? He's done nothing, and hasn't been particularly good at thwarting Obama. At some point you'd think even the converted would be kind of "meh" on him.
 
2012-06-19 10:23:45 AM  

Diogenes: Why does the party keep him around in that role? He's done nothing, and hasn't been particularly good at thwarting Obama. At some point you'd think even the converted would be kind of "meh" on him.


Who we talking about here? McConnell or Reid?
 
2012-06-19 10:26:09 AM  
McConnell, but I wouldn't mind seeing a shakeup in the leadership in general.

Reid has a reputation for being an effective guy "behind the scenes". As an outsider I don't see it. It may be true, but who would know?
 
2012-06-19 10:33:33 AM  
On behalf of Kentucky, I apologize for putting him in office every few years :(
 
2012-06-19 10:36:29 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-19 10:38:56 AM  
Mitch McConnell is the Platonic ideal of a turtle. Actual turtles look less like a turtle than Mitch McConnell.
 
2012-06-19 10:41:27 AM  
yglesias.thinkprogress.org

Turtle

schbiolenvsci.files.wordpress.com

turtle
 
2012-06-19 10:42:13 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: They EARNED that money and the government has NO RIGHT to STEAL it from them.


Paris says thank you.

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-19 10:48:32 AM  

Linger: Aren't 40-50% of the population either elderly, diasabled or children?


damn deadbeats
 
2012-06-19 10:49:18 AM  
 
2012-06-19 10:52:23 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link


Youre gonna have to give us a little more foreplay than that if you want us to click that.
 
2012-06-19 10:56:38 AM  
Need some Lucky Duck up in here...

farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-19 11:00:35 AM  

quickdraw: Youre gonna have to give us a little more foreplay than that if you want us to click that.


If you want to read what a Nobel Prize winner has to say on inequality and its consequences you could do worse than that link.
 
2012-06-19 11:06:11 AM  
Between 45 percent and 50 percent of Americans pay no income tax at all. We have an extraordinarily progressive tax code already. It is a mess and needs to be revisited again," McConnell said in the interview, taped Monday.

The bottom 50% in Amerca make a grand total of only 12% of the nation's income. You could increase their tax rate to 100% and it wouldn't make a huge difference in tax revenues. The top 10% make about 47% of the income, almost 4X what the bottom 50% make. For every 1% increase on tax for the top 10%, you would have to tax 5 times as many people 4 times as much each to gain that same amount of revenue from the bottom 50%--and these are people who are already, at best, barely above the poverty line ($33k or less in household income).

F*ck you, Turtleboy.
 
2012-06-19 11:13:16 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: They EARNED that money and the government has NO RIGHT to STEAL it from them.


I know, right? Rich people usually don't joint the military so why should they be the ones to pay for it?!?!?!?
 
2012-06-19 11:22:03 AM  
I feel doubly bad for hte people of Kentucky: not only do they live in Kentucky,
they also stupid enough to keep voting for this guy.
 
2012-06-19 11:35:05 AM  
i51.tinypic.com

Fark you all. Fark the unemployed, fark the homeless, fark the women(especially the women), fark the soldiers, fark everyone(except the rich), Obama's president and we're gonna stomp our feet and hold our breath until he's gone because he's a mean old Democrat taking all our good policy positions and turning them into his policy positions leaving us no resort but to appeal to a xenophobic and hate filled base.
 
2012-06-19 12:37:43 PM  

Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 636x480]


99.6% of fat dogs pay NO taxes
 
2012-06-19 12:55:25 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: [i.imgur.com image 636x480]

99.6% of fat dogs pay NO taxes


goo.gl
 
2012-06-19 01:01:58 PM  
So this clown believes that giving millions of Americans access to affordable health care is a "mistake," and that the rich need more tax cuts at the expense of the poor??

Fark him, fark the GOP, and fark the damn Teabaggers who support this asshole.

fark
 
2012-06-19 01:18:27 PM  
Of course. It will give them more time and money to buy politicians who can then say things on one hand like 'We need less government hands on business and finance' and then on another hand scream 'Why hasn't Oblack NoMammy fixed business and finance?'
 
2012-06-19 01:19:57 PM  
Um a third of the stimulus went towards tax cuts. So we just need more tax cuts for the tax cuts?

/yo dawg
 
2012-06-19 01:20:13 PM  
That's a joke, right? I mean, no sane politician would march into an election on the explicit slogan "The poor have things too good. Lets make their lives worse, and the rich easier". It's one thing to have policies which indirectly create that outcome, but to make that your slogan is just insanity.
 
Ehh
2012-06-19 01:21:37 PM  
I can think of a few things that Mitch McConnell really needs.
 
2012-06-19 01:22:26 PM  
It'll be fixed in January when all the rates revert to 2000 levels. But it'll be bad news for anyone running in a competitive race in 2014.
 
2012-06-19 01:24:15 PM  
McConnell said he willing to make a so-called "grand bargain" with the Democrats, but he said he "will not make a commitment in advance about what I will or won't do."

Hmm, I wonder if he signed Grover Norquist's tax pledge....

What do you know? He did.

But KFTC about not making commitments in advance.
 
2012-06-19 01:24:16 PM  

Lost Thought 00: That's a joke, right? I mean, no sane politician would march into an election on the explicit slogan "The poor have things too good. Lets make their lives worse, and the rich easier". It's one thing to have policies which indirectly create that outcome, but to make that your slogan is just insanity.


"Forgive me for noting that conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less." - E.J. Dionne Jr
 
2012-06-19 01:24:56 PM  
An earlier version of this article said, "The United States tax code favors lower income Americans too much already and should be restructured to make it fairer to upper income earners, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said." An aide to Sen. McConnell called to clarify that the Kentucky Republican has never called for lowering rates only on upper income Americans but said the code should be "simplified" and taxes should not increase on anyone.

Dear McConnell aide;

I don't believe you, and I don't think you believe you either.

Signed, apoptotic.
 
2012-06-19 01:25:58 PM  
The false turtle god must be destroyed, so that Tortolla's strength will return!

wow.zamimg.com
 
2012-06-19 01:26:11 PM  
Here's Mitch McConnell's ideal tax policy for the federal government. Wipe the entire tax code off the books. Everybody is charged a tax of $30,000 once a year, including newborns and those on their deathbed. Those who can pay get off scot-free. Those who can't are forced into the gulag for a lifetime of back-breaking manual labor.
 
2012-06-19 01:27:01 PM  
Actually reading the article, it seems that Turtle is even more retarded than previously imagined

Europeanizing America

WTF does this even mean? Is there some founding principle that America must be the opposite of Europe, regardless of the merits? Wasn't America founded by Europeans, and retains 99% of the political philosophy of Europe?

70 percent of the federal revenue is provided by the top 10 percent of taxpayers now

The top 10% control 95% of all the money. So you would expect 95% of all revenue, assuming each dollar is taxed equally.

Jeb Bush caused a stir in Republican circles earlier this month when he told the House Budget Committee that he would have taken the hypothetical offer to increase taxes for a dollar of revenue if it came with $10 in spending cuts

McConnell said he willing to make a so-called "grand bargain" with the Democrats


The second statement is clearly a lie, as evidenced by the first statement

the eligibility for [entitlement programs] needs to be adjusted in order to meet the demographics of America,

So he wants to means-test Social Security. I thought Republicans were against that.
 
2012-06-19 01:27:52 PM  

kronicfeld: Being able to deduct from your or your business entity's taxable income 100% of salaries and wages paid to employees.


Just so you know, this is not entirely true. Still has to follow a set of rules before it can be deducted.

If you were to simply increase everyone's salary so that you get a larger deduction, you may fall out of the realm of reasonableness needed to be able to deduct said payments.
 
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