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(Slate)   Under President Obama, Americans paid the lowest tax rates in 30 years. Where is your Tea Party now?   (slatest.slate.com) divider line 52
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2012-07-11 10:06:42 PM
4 votes:
It's a good thing we're all getting ObamaCare in a couple of years, because some of you will finally be able to afford the surgery you need to remove the stick up your asses.
2012-07-11 09:56:54 PM
4 votes:

whidbey: We get it. He's balck.


So are you saying he stole our taxes?

2012-07-11 04:20:36 PM
4 votes:

oldfarthenry: netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

So Fartbongo doesn't control the economy and shouldn't be blamed for it going bad?


Whoa whoa whoa. Let's not get crazy here.
2012-07-11 10:07:09 PM
3 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Really the only thing Romney has to do to get Teabaggers to vote for him is to be white.


He'll f this up. He still has time.
2012-07-12 07:05:05 AM
2 votes:

TenJed_77: untaken_name: ot even close. Look about 70 years farther back.
You do realize that would be 1942? Yeah right, I'm sure you do.
/trolls more and more everyday.


No, dude, I said SEVENTY years before 1980. The answer is obviously 1839. DUMBASS.
2012-07-12 12:12:10 AM
2 votes:
Debating with a Repulican is like teaching a pig to dance.It only frustrates you and angers the pig.
2012-07-11 10:47:09 PM
2 votes:
Fluorescent Testicle:
Y'know, I'd actually respect the Teabaggers somewhat if they'd just come out and admit that they can't stand having an uppity n****r in the White House. As much as I hate bigots, I hate liars more. Lying to cover up for bigotry is like how-to-piss-me-off squared.

How about lying and falsely accusing others of bigotry? Are you okay with that, or are you a hypocrite?

OF COURSE you have proof that everyone who doesn't like Obama is a racist, right? Figures from the 2008 election DID show racism --- 95% of blacks voted for Obama. That's the only racism involved systemically.


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2012-07-11 10:40:19 PM
2 votes:

Omnivorous: In 19880, I marginal tax rates of:


4.bp.blogspot.com

♫ In the year 20,000 ♫
2012-07-11 10:15:30 PM
2 votes:

vodka: You pay no taxes when you're unemployed.

Plus, being the first year in office, 99% of any effects you see are due to the last president.


So, you're saying that the high unemployment rate was caused by Bush?
2012-07-11 07:53:45 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, but we have the blackest President in 236 years!
2012-07-11 06:33:11 PM
2 votes:
Where is your Tea Party now?

mgoblog.com
I've got a basic idea... Or else their grandchildren are visiting for the week.
2012-07-11 05:09:56 PM
2 votes:
Where is your Tea Party now?

Hiding in their corner with their fingers shoved in their ears screaming for Fox to come save them from the evil facts.
2012-07-11 04:59:05 PM
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

So Fartbongo doesn't control the economy and shouldn't be blamed for it going bad?


He only controls the bad parts.
2012-07-12 03:37:39 PM
1 votes:

Thunderpipes:
Just once, I would like a Democrat to actually reduce spending. We can't fix our issues with revenue. We need to drastically cut spending. Obama is not "saving" money when we will get 10 trillion in debt added during his tenure. Promising poor, dumb people free stuff gets Democrats votes. Just hurts the country.


Yeah, he's a big spender. And that Clinton guy, what a spendaholic he was.

Shut up, you farking ass.
2012-07-12 09:19:11 AM
1 votes:
Ofcourse, when 50% pay nothing it tends to skew the average... wait till the Obamacare taxes kick in
2012-07-12 08:00:20 AM
1 votes:
You mean to tell me when nobody is making any money that the avg tax rate will go down? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell ya.
2012-07-12 05:22:36 AM
1 votes:

Krikkitbot: netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

I was coming in to quote this from the FA.

Hey, you are paying less in taxes because you made less money this year, ain't Obama awesome?!

\That's called spin.


Here's one more for the spin cycle:

Since, as Obama had repeatedly claimed, he inherited the recession then it would make sense that Bush is responsible for tax decline.
2012-07-12 01:55:53 AM
1 votes:

Ceiling Moran: Sherman Potter: Obama is the greatest President ever, and I don't know why we don't make him President for life. People are so stupid. Why can they see that government will fix everything if only the Tea Baggers would go away.

0/10


Crap. Really? Zero?

I suck.
2012-07-12 01:04:02 AM
1 votes:

Jimmysolson: I just got this email message from some non-believer today.
Is this all a pack of lies?
Should I be at all concerned?
Should I block messages from this person who sent it?


Oh, I'm sure the person who sent you this is a height-weight proportional, non-Hoveround-riding, triple-digit IQ, non-kiddie-diddler who does not spend the majority of his waking hours shoving entire chocolate cakes into his mouth with the heel of his hand. This guy seems legit.
2012-07-12 12:55:20 AM
1 votes:

Jimmysolson: health...he has it covered.

While Obama is busy pulling executive orders out of the sky to control everything inside our country, he has been issuing executive orders to force us to submit to international regulations instead of our Constitution. Sher Zieve exposed this in one of her recent articles. Damn the U.S. Constitution, damn the American people and damn U.S. sovereignty.


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2012-07-12 12:25:09 AM
1 votes:
Yeah Sherman.Obama started a war over a fictitious threat that cost over a trillion.Under Obama the twin towers were knocked down while he read my pet goat. Obama stated he didn't care about Bin Laden.The economy collapsed under Obama as he was the first to prop up the banking system.
Obama's staff have been involved with countless scandels and when called to explain could nt remember a single thing.Obama tried to rig the justice system to be beholden to his party.God i could go on ad naseum.
The only problem the right has with Obama is he isn't "one of them". That and he has a social conscience.Fear and consumption,the credo of the right.
2012-07-12 12:20:49 AM
1 votes:

GeneralJim: THIS is where our economic troubles need to be corrected -- in the spending end of things.


Please, for the love of Christ, don't ever speak of economic matters from this day forward. Take up macramé or something. You have no f*cking idea what you are talking about and should really move on to a subject you can grasp. Try sports! You call call into sports radio and scream about how some team sucks. You'll love it.

Thanks for your understanding. I'm not calling you stupid, you just choose to talk about a subject you have no idea about. It happens all the time. You'll get over it.
2012-07-12 12:17:07 AM
1 votes:
Obama is the greatest President ever, and I don't know why we don't make him President for life. People are so stupid. Why can they see that government will fix everything if only the Tea Baggers would go away.
2012-07-12 12:10:42 AM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: No thanks. I'm not going to do the same thing over and over expecting different results. That's insane. I'm voting Libertarian. The same shiat different day thing has to stop.


Cause Libertarians are really good with the idea of pressuring the private sector to fix up things like 30 years of stagnant wages.
2012-07-11 11:58:26 PM
1 votes:

Xyling: Average tax rate? When incomes go down, you drop into a lower bracket. Of course the tax rates on average will be lower.

Those unemployed people are even luckier, their tax rate is 0%!


Orly? I remember having to pay tax on my unemployment benefits when I was laid off...
2012-07-11 11:56:30 PM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Um, Slate, a crashed and near-depression economy will do that. So... thanks for reminding everyone that the economic crash mostly occurred during Obama's first term, then?

I know you're trying to propagandize in favor of the Obama administration, but if this is the result of your efforts then as an Obama voter I'm gonna have to ask you to stop farking helping.


I was laid-off the day after Obama won the election, so I know it must have been mostly his fault.
2012-07-11 11:31:42 PM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: Silverstaff: Facts have a well documented Liberal bias.

Facts have NO FARKING BIAS. Anyone who thinks facts have a bias doesn't understand the definition of the word "fact". Facts are neutral.


WHOOSH!
2012-07-11 11:13:25 PM
1 votes:
Drew, forget the politics queue - balete this POS thread!

/and kiss my arse all you chickhawk teabaggers
2012-07-11 11:12:33 PM
1 votes:

giftedmadness: lol

the tea party is mainly gripes about the government SPENDING TOO MUCH, not about being taxed too much. are you serious?


Got it, the Taxed Enough Already Party, wasn't complaining about being taxed enough already. It's a good thing there's smart people like you around to clear this up.
2012-07-11 10:58:02 PM
1 votes:
The Tea Party is the reason for the low taxes. We put them there after obama strong armed, lied and bribed his democrats into a socialized big govt health package that 60% of Americans didn't want. That being the law now, thanks to the dems new friend Roberts and his chief justicing (slang for doing something wrong just so libs won't hate you). You're about to see a bunch of taxes dropped square on the backs of the working middle class. obama should've been focused on jobs and the economy instead of figuring out a way to create a larger govt. That said, here's your tax.
Here's some things that also happened in the last 3 years under obama. 13 million people unemployed. He said he was going to fix that, what's taking him so long? Unemployment for blacks is 14.4%. Hey black people, you helped elect the first black president, Clinton. Then the first gay president, obama. Are you better off now with the hopey/changy crap? Here's a milestone for obama, 45 million Americans on foodstamps or some taxpayer funded benifit program. What's the tally for large cities filling for bankruptcy under obama, 2/3/4?
All you über rich 1%'rs (those making over $250k), rich by obama standards, should be glad the Tea Party is in a position to keep this tax and waster in check. The alternative is obama sucking this country dry so he can pay off his friends.
2012-07-11 10:34:18 PM
1 votes:
Good thing the wars on drugs and terror are helping to fuel such a strong economy. Time to declare some more wars, huh?
2012-07-11 10:33:39 PM
1 votes:
Democrats = The party of the uneducated.

anyone else can read between the lines.
2012-07-11 10:32:35 PM
1 votes:

Omnivorous: In 19880, I marginal tax rates of:
* 42% to the feds
* 5% to the state of Minnesota
* 6.5% to Social Security

"Taxed-enough already" sounds like traitors who aren't willing to pay for their wars.


Like, whoa dude or dudette. Lay off the booze or the weed. Unless you are a time traveling marginal tax rate from the future and Minnesota has lasted a really long time. Then you can smoke all the drugs you want.
2012-07-11 10:31:35 PM
1 votes:

Omnivorous: In 19880, I marginal tax rates of:
* 42% to the feds
* 5% to the state of Minnesota
* 6.5% to Social Security



Thank goodness you have plenty of time to save up.
2012-07-11 10:17:45 PM
1 votes:

vodka: Plus, being the first year in office, 99% of any effects you see are due to the last president.


So you admit 9/11 happened under Clinton's watch?

2012-07-11 10:10:09 PM
1 votes:
That's awesome. But doesn't it mean that the Liberals have to vote him out?
2012-07-11 10:06:39 PM
1 votes:
Now if I could only get a job so I could pay taxes. Details, details, details...
2012-07-11 10:06:38 PM
1 votes:
Wow..
Lib comments - absolutely stupid.
No wonder I stopped reading this crap.
2012-07-11 10:05:07 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: hey, look - more facts that completely refute what republicans claim!


Hey look more facts that completely prove how full of crap democrats are with their "oh those rich bastiges don't pay their fair share of taxes" whining
2012-07-11 10:03:11 PM
1 votes:

jake_lex: Yeah, but we have the blackest President in 236 years!


Clinton was blacker.
2012-07-11 09:55:35 PM
1 votes:

netizencain: BSABSVR: oldfarthenry: netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

So Fartbongo doesn't control the economy and shouldn't be blamed for it going bad?

He only controls the bad parts.

The political party that is not yours is responsible for the bad.


2006 High gas prices? You hate Bush? It's Bush's fault
2011 High gas prices? You love Obama? The President doesn't control that.

IT's the same... everywhere. everytime.



Obama actually went after oil speculators. Should we blame him if the Republicans try to stop him? Meanwhile, there were literal cocaine-fueled orgies at the MME under Bush.
2012-07-11 09:53:58 PM
1 votes:
Blame Bush?
2012-07-11 09:53:28 PM
1 votes:

netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.


I'm calling PETA, you have to give that chicken a break every once in awhile.
2012-07-11 09:51:17 PM
1 votes:
and if it wasn't for the Tea Party, 0bama never would have extended the Bush Tax Cuts!

Good work Tea Party!

Good work 0bama - nice to see that you agree that the Bush Tax Cuts are good for the country (otherwise why would he have extended them?)
2012-07-11 08:52:22 PM
1 votes:

netizencain: I didn't say that's how I view the world. Its how many people view things. My taxes are lower, it must be Obama. I don't have a job, it must be Obama.


I often wonder if that's why monarchies lasted for so long in human history. It was a balls dead simple government to understand.
2012-07-11 08:23:56 PM
1 votes:
Average tax rate? When incomes go down, you drop into a lower bracket. Of course the tax rates on average will be lower.

Those unemployed people are even luckier, their tax rate is 0%!
2012-07-11 06:11:35 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Why don't they pay income taxes? Because their income is too low?


Maybe the job creators should pay them higher wages.
2012-07-11 06:10:52 PM
1 votes:
Where is the Tea Party now? Calling you a fool.

My mother didn't believe me until I showed her chart with the rates.

Her personal economy was she and step-dad hit the over $250,000 in combined income their first year of marriage due to early retirement, cashing out some vacation, and having to withdraw some cash from their 401K for medical expenses, so they personally had higher tax rates for a while. This was in 2005 though, which I reminded her was before Obama was elected.

Now, she accepted that taxes were really low, but kept saying he was gonna raise taxes soon.

She has said since 2008, that even as a life long Democrat, she "just doesn't trust" Obama. She voted Hillary in the Michigan primary, and I think she's registered might have changed to Independent now.

I finally figured out my mom's a bad in the closet racist though when she admonished my sister for taking my niece to a "nursery run by a black woman" and her little girl was picking up all sorts of "black mannerisms and sass" and then finished it up with "Now I'm not racist but it's just not ok".

Glad I live 2000+ miles away.
2012-07-11 06:10:09 PM
1 votes:
Where is the tea party now?

Probably masturbating to the idea of sentencing a gay muslim socialist to death by stoning.
2012-07-11 05:39:50 PM
1 votes:

netizencain: BSABSVR: oldfarthenry: netizencain: In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.

So Fartbongo doesn't control the economy and shouldn't be blamed for it going bad?

He only controls the bad parts.

The political party that is not yours is responsible for the bad.


2006 High gas prices? You hate Bush? It's Bush's fault
2011 High gas prices? You love Obama? The President doesn't control that.

IT's the same... everywhere. everytime.


Funny how your attempt at a 'both sides are bad' still manages to pin the blame on Democrats.
2012-07-11 04:08:13 PM
1 votes:
In part, the tax decline was due to the dramatic decrease in average income that year.

This has nothing to do with Obama.
2012-07-11 04:04:27 PM
1 votes:
hey, look - more facts that completely refute what republicans claim!
 
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