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(Fox News)   CNN:"Obama calls for Bush tax cut extensions for those making less than $250,000" Fox News: "President Obama calls for tax hike on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year". Fair AND Balanced   (foxnews.com) divider line 294
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2012-07-09 01:34:46 PM
If Fox's headline was any different, then we'd all be shocked.
 
2012-07-09 01:37:53 PM
That isn't what the headline says, but this is fark, so just make stuff up.

Or did the headline change?
 
2012-07-09 01:38:50 PM
Why is this viewed as Obama raising the taxes? The tax cuts were temporary in the first place. Obama isn't raising the taxes; the original legislation is.

Deceitful farkers
 
2012-07-09 01:40:58 PM
As the extension is only for one year, it could also read, " Obama to raise taxes on all in 2014".
 
2012-07-09 01:41:20 PM
Why are Americans afraid of paying taxes? Are they afraid of good education, infrastructure, police/fire/ems services?
 
2012-07-09 01:42:32 PM
Nice troll there, subs.
 
2012-07-09 01:43:46 PM
Considering the middle class tax cut is also a tax cut for the rich, why should the rich get two tax cuts to the middle class' one?
 
2012-07-09 01:45:32 PM

make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.


tenpoundsofcheese: That isn't what the headline says, but this is fark, so just make stuff up.

Or did the headline change?


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That is the main page right now. It's probably too small, but it reads: "President Obama calls for tax hike on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year -- in response to a Republican push to keep current tax rates -- reigniting charges the White House and Obama campaign are waging class warfare"
 
2012-07-09 01:49:16 PM

EnviroDude: As the extension is only for one year, it could also read, " Obama to raise taxes on all in 2014".


Your post could also read "Waaah, I'm butthurt and I make shiat up"
 
2012-07-09 01:51:08 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Considering the middle class tax cut is also a tax cut for the rich, why should the rich get two tax cuts to the middle class' one?

 
2012-07-09 01:51:47 PM
www.tc.umn.edu

One man's "tax hike" is another man's "ending a fiscal catastrophe".
 
2012-07-09 01:56:44 PM
I am thoroughly convinced that if Barack Obama committed suicide, Fox News would criticize him for not doing it right. They'd say he didn't use an American-made gun, or that he used poison made in China......anything to continue the narrative of Barack Obama hating America or being un-American.

If it wasn't so obscenely pathological, it would be funny.
 
2012-07-09 01:56:46 PM
1) The idea of temporary tax cuts is dumb. If you're going to cut taxes, go ahead and cut taxes. If you expect the next guy in office to raise taxes, go ahead and expect him to raise taxes back to where they were.

2) When you've "let the tax cuts continue" for as long as Obama has, you've effectively made them as "permanent" as a tax cut could reasonably be.
 
2012-07-09 02:00:55 PM
I'm sure this thread will be full of captains of industry decrying how much this will cost them.
 
2012-07-09 02:01:22 PM
The so called "Bush tax cuts" were temporary by their definition. Its in the law that they expire.
 
2012-07-09 02:02:47 PM
Well it's a start.

I don't mind rich people. They are necessary...and hey, some of them actually earned it. We need more rich people and less uber-rich people.
That's the problem. There are too few "well off" people. That upper-middle class turned over more money collectively than the uber-rich person of the same matched worth will ever do. We need more ways to take away from the folks who are hoarding up all the money.
 
2012-07-09 02:05:51 PM

ontariolightning: Why are Americans afraid of paying taxes? Are they afraid of good education, infrastructure, police/fire/ems services?


Unfortunately yes. We all want Small Government to provide the shiat that we need for free without anybody paying for it.

/ More seriously, most of us want a more "fair" way of taxing people, where "fair" is a terribly subjective concern. If you're poor, "fair" means taxing the rich guy because look at all that money he's got. If you're rich, "fair" means charging everybody a flat tax because you worked twice as hard in order to make twice as much money so how come that other guy only has to pay 10% of his gross income while you have to pay 25%?
 
2012-07-09 02:06:23 PM
To be fair, the average FoxNews viewer earns $300,000+, so this would be pertinent to their audience.
 
2012-07-09 02:09:38 PM
Come out and say it already, GOP--you want the Bush cuts reversed for everyone except for the top 1%. The "job creators" (in China and India), as they're commonly called.
 
2012-07-09 02:09:39 PM

ontariolightning: Why are Americans afraid of paying taxes? Are they afraid of good education, infrastructure, police/fire/ems services?


is that what's going to happen if the government gets its hands or more money? or, is it just going to funnel it to powerful interests and we'll no better than we are now, except poorer for it?
 
2012-07-09 02:11:35 PM

Coco LaFemme: I am thoroughly convinced that if Barack Obama committed suicide, Fox News would criticize him for not doing it right. They'd say he didn't use an American-made gun, or that he used poison made in China......anything to continue the narrative of Barack Obama hating America or being un-American.

If it wasn't so obscenely pathological, it would be funny.


Remember that you're talking about people who got pissed off that bin Laden was killed.
 
2012-07-09 02:12:43 PM
You don't say.

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2012-07-09 02:18:12 PM

Bontesla: You don't say.


That last screencap has to be a photoshop. It's got to be.
 
2012-07-09 02:21:25 PM
Both are right (or close). It's all in how you spin it.

tenpoundsofcheese: That isn't what the headline says, but this is fark, so just make stuff up.

Or did the headline change?


"Obama pushes for tax hike on top earners, extension of Bush-era rates for others"

So, both.
 
2012-07-09 02:23:11 PM

make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.


How is exposing bias by presenting two major media sources headlines side-by-side trolling?
 
2012-07-09 02:23:36 PM

sigdiamond2000: Bontesla: You don't say.

That last screencap has to be a photoshop. It's got to be.


The political version of Poe's law? *shrug*

Lor M. Ipsum: make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.

tenpoundsofcheese: That isn't what the headline says, but this is fark, so just make stuff up.

Or did the headline change?

[img803.imageshack.us image 477x259]

That is the main page right now. It's probably too small, but it reads: "President Obama calls for tax hike on Americans earning more than $250,000 a year -- in response to a Republican push to keep current tax rates -- reigniting charges the White House and Obama campaign are waging class warfare"


Ah, see, I didn't see Fox's front page.
 
2012-07-09 02:23:48 PM
t3.gstatic.com

Not only are they fair and balanced, they are color blind.
 
2012-07-09 02:24:09 PM

Aarontology: Coco LaFemme: I am thoroughly convinced that if Barack Obama committed suicide, Fox News would criticize him for not doing it right. They'd say he didn't use an American-made gun, or that he used poison made in China......anything to continue the narrative of Barack Obama hating America or being un-American.

If it wasn't so obscenely pathological, it would be funny.

Remember that you're talking about people who got pissed off that bin Laden was killed.


Well yeah, their guy didn't do it. Their guy didn't give a fark about bin Laden.
 
2012-07-09 02:25:19 PM

sigdiamond2000: Bontesla: You don't say.

That last screencap has to be a photoshop. It's got to be.


It's entirely possible. I put a Fox News amount of effort into collecting these screencaps for you.
 
2012-07-09 02:26:59 PM

vernonFL: [t3.gstatic.com image 230x219]

Not only are they fair and balanced, they are color blind.


And geographically challenged.

t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-07-09 02:27:49 PM

vartian: make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.

How is exposing bias by presenting two major media sources headlines side-by-side trolling?


Because one of the headlines was made up?
 
2012-07-09 02:32:58 PM

vernonFL: [t3.gstatic.com image 230x219]

Not only are they fair and balanced, they are color blind.


Noted Hip-Hop Star Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley, Shut Up And Rap
 
2012-07-09 02:37:28 PM

Lionel Mandrake: EnviroDude: As the extension is only for one year, it could also read, " Obama to raise taxes on all in 2014".

Your post could also read "Waaah, I'm butthurt and I make shiat up"


You obviously don't have a calendar and do not see the end of the extension. Obama was going to raise taxes on all of us in 2013. Now he will raise them in 2014. And if you happen to make too much money, your taxes are still going up this year.

To deny that Obama is going to raise taxes is to deny reality.
 
2012-07-09 02:37:58 PM

Jackson Herring: Noted Hip-Hop Star Charles Barkley


The only gangsta rapper thug missing from Obama's hip hop BBQ is Common.
 
2012-07-09 02:43:30 PM

vernonFL: Jackson Herring: Noted Hip-Hop Star Charles Barkley

The only gangsta rapper thug missing from Obama's hip hop BBQ is kenny g.

 
2012-07-09 02:54:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-09 03:11:35 PM
Well, those aren't exactly mutually exclusive concepts.
 
2012-07-09 03:15:14 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: vartian: make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.

How is exposing bias by presenting two major media sources headlines side-by-side trolling?

Because one of the headlines was made up?


Nope, it just came from a different section of the same site. And this one simply paraphrased that. Though you know that. You seem to enjoy being disingenuous.
 
2012-07-09 03:32:12 PM

EnviroDude: As the extension is only for one year, it could also read, " Obama to raise taxes on all in 2014".


Since Obama isn't a legislator anymore, no it couldn't.

Well, it could, but that would be a lie. You wouldn't lie, would you?
 
2012-07-09 03:32:52 PM

EnviroDude:
To deny that Obama is going to raise taxes is to deny reality.


Actually, Obama is in favor of extending the middle class tax cuts. the GOP though, is hardwired to automatically oppose everything Obama does. should be interesting to see how their CPU processes this little logic problem.
 
2012-07-09 03:33:07 PM

Party Boy: [i.imgur.com image 610x416]


Please tell me that's from Mitt's fundraiser in the Hamptons.
 
2012-07-09 03:36:49 PM

Party Boy: [i.imgur.com image 610x416]


Bartender, I'll have what they're having.

And make it a double.
 
2012-07-09 03:44:03 PM
See, the real trolly (while still retaining some truth) is that Bush is calling for a tax hike on Americans, because the Bush era tax cuts are set to end. They were set by the Bush administration.

So...Obama is not really doing anything. .Just...you know...letting Bush raise taxes from beyond the presidency. Which is kind of funny
 
2012-07-09 03:46:31 PM

InfamousBLT: See, the real trolly (while still retaining some truth) is that Bush is calling for a tax hike on Americans, because the Bush era tax cuts are set to end. They were set by the Bush administration.

So...Obama is not really doing anything. .Just...you know...letting Bush raise taxes from beyond the presidency. Which is kind of funny


It really should be driven home that W. Bush is raising taxes.
 
2012-07-09 03:47:48 PM
You know what I love? Yogurt. it's delicious and reasonably healthy. Why don't more people eat yogurt?
 
2012-07-09 03:48:25 PM

SphericalTime: InfamousBLT: See, the real trolly (while still retaining some truth) is that Bush is calling for a tax hike on Americans, because the Bush era tax cuts are set to end. They were set by the Bush administration.

So...Obama is not really doing anything. .Just...you know...letting Bush raise taxes from beyond the presidency. Which is kind of funny

It really should be driven home that W. Bush is raising taxes.


Actually, if I was the Obama campaign, I would be using this for sure. "Bush set his tax cuts to expire during my presidency. I'm trying to extend the tax cuts, but the Republican congress won't let me."
 
2012-07-09 03:48:26 PM

timujin: tenpoundsofcheese: vartian: make me some tea: Nice troll there, subs.

How is exposing bias by presenting two major media sources headlines side-by-side trolling?

Because one of the headlines was made up?

Nope, it just came from a different section of the same site. And this one simply paraphrased that. Though you know that. You seem to enjoy being disingenuous.


Got it. When you paraphrase, you are allowed to use quotes, and you are also allowed to go find snippets from other parts of a site. Whew. At least you are honest about your dishonesty.

Or as Vatian said "You seem to enjoy different sections of the simple site"
 
2012-07-09 03:49:29 PM

SphericalTime: It really should be driven home that W. Bush is raising taxes.


Holy shiat.
 
2012-07-09 03:50:38 PM

InfamousBLT: SphericalTime: InfamousBLT: See, the real trolly (while still retaining some truth) is that Bush is calling for a tax hike on Americans, because the Bush era tax cuts are set to end. They were set by the Bush administration.

So...Obama is not really doing anything. .Just...you know...letting Bush raise taxes from beyond the presidency. Which is kind of funny

It really should be driven home that W. Bush is raising taxes.

Actually, if I was the Obama campaign, I would be using this for sure. "Bush set his tax cuts to expire during my presidency. I'm trying to extend the tax cuts, but the Republican congress won't let me."


That would be great.
At least then that 0bama would admit that tax cuts are good for the economy. (he wouldn't do something that is bad for the economy, right?). Mr. President, Grover is calling on line 2.
 
2012-07-09 03:50:42 PM

AmazinTim: Why don't more people eat yogurt?


Because it's spoiled cow lactation. With fruit.
 
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