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(ABC News)   The Senate has passed a tax cut extension for all but the wealthiest Americans, so you may want to put a hold on that new dressage horse you ordered   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line
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2012-07-26 08:22:06 AM  
6 votes:
i50.tinypic.com
2012-07-26 08:24:27 AM  
5 votes:
This benefits the wealthy as well since the first $250k of their income is taxed at the lower rate.
2012-07-26 08:50:05 AM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-07-26 08:20:07 AM  
4 votes:
The Senate opened the drama Wednesday with surprise debates and passage of a Democratic bill fashioned on President Barack Obama's proposal to extend the income tax cuts to all but the wealthiest Americans through 2013. It passed even though the measure stands no chance of surviving the Republican-led House.

Nice. Put them all on the record.

Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

In case anyone missed it that was the sound of the GOP sucking up to the 1%ers once again.
2012-07-26 08:21:44 AM  
3 votes:
FTFA: Republicans say raising taxes on higher earners saps money from business owners who would otherwise create jobs.

And this assertion can clearly shown to be true by what empirical evidence?
2012-07-26 09:37:00 AM  
2 votes:

Not a liberal:

i234.photobucket.com



No matter how often you say it, he's still not a Socialist or a Communist or even the closest President we've had to those.
2012-07-26 08:58:48 AM  
2 votes:
i've worked for quite a few small business folks and none of them make anywhere near $200,000.00 a year. In a good year most are able to pull in around 60k to 80k a year for themselves.
2012-07-26 08:27:31 AM  
2 votes:
Let them expire. Since the Republicans have all signed seventh-grader Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, they refuse to negotiate on any part of the upcoming increase. Their only position is that none of it can happen. But once taxes have gone up for everybody, those verboten compromises will suddenly all be tax cuts, and they'll be much more receptive.
2012-07-26 08:25:28 AM  
2 votes:
Could the GOP be bigger whores for the richie richs of this country? They don't even hide it and the rubes just keep eating it up.
2012-07-26 10:12:49 AM  
1 vote:

Cinaed: So.... what are the chances the Derp-majority House will actually go with this and hand the Dems a win this close to the elections?


The Dems win either way. Either they get tax relief or they get campaign ammo.
2012-07-26 10:02:57 AM  
1 vote:

aug3: i've worked for quite a few small business folks and none of them make anywhere near $200,000.00 a year. In a good year most are able to pull in around 60k to 80k a year for themselves.


My father is a small business entrepreneur, and he intentionally keeps his income low so as to avoid paying taxes. Instead, he invests his profits back into the company, thereby creating jobs and avoiding steep taxes! This "lower taxes means more jobs" line is complete nonsense. Profits need to be taxed heavily so companies have more motivation to keep money inside a company.
2012-07-26 09:42:25 AM  
1 vote:

MyRandomName: How about real reform for once?


republican "real reform" = more regressive taxes for the middle class and tax hikes for the poorest Americans annnnd increased fees to use government services to pay for tax cuts for the rich, amirite?
2012-07-26 09:31:25 AM  
1 vote:

rtaylor92: PopularFront: This benefits the wealthy as well since the first $250k of their income is taxed at the lower rate.


and this is exactly how democrats should frame this debate: "Tax cuts for everyone! The wealthy just don't get a second cut"


But they won't, because they're democrats and they have zero idea how to communicate their positions, particularly when they're slam dunks.


Well, more like the media won't allow Democrats to frame any debates.
2012-07-26 09:17:17 AM  
1 vote:

danvon: FTFA: Republicans say raising taxes on higher earners saps money from business owners who would otherwise create jobs.

And this assertion can clearly shown to be true by what empirical evidence?


And apparently they believe that when you don't take as much money from the poor that money just disappears. It doesn't go on to be spent by them on products and services that they need or choose to have. In fact, by leaving more money in the hands of the people most likely to spend it, that money will end up going to the job creators with the best products and not to all job creators in general.

Why do republicans want to put a pair of cuffs on the invisible hands of the market?
2012-07-26 09:16:35 AM  
1 vote:
Attention all GOP hacks:

Do you realize that the GOP's retarded political showdown over the debt ceiling cost the country $1.3 BILLION dollars?

ONE POINT THREE BILLION DOLLARS. TO MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT.
2012-07-26 09:06:33 AM  
1 vote:

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


If the obstructionist Republicans have their way, then everybody will lose all their Bush-era tax cuts. If the obstructionist Republicans pass Obama's plan, the bottom 98% get to keep all their Bush-era tax cuts and everybody else still get to keep a tax cut on the first quarter million. But obstructionist Republicans are obstructionist Republicans, and so they would rather see everybody's taxes raised.
2012-07-26 09:06:27 AM  
1 vote:

dr_blasto: RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.

Everyone gets to keep the current tax cuts on the first 250k of their income. Now, because the Republican-led Congress is full of tools, there's a chance no one will keep their current tax cuts and will end up paying more. Since you're a partisan dickbag, I don't expect you to understand any of this.

Of course it is the Democrat's fault; they didn't give the Republicans 100% of what they wanted. Damn those Democrats for not compromising.


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2012-07-26 09:03:05 AM  
1 vote:

dr_blasto: Now, because the Republican-led Congress is full of tools, there's a chance no one will keep their current tax cuts and will end up paying more.


Ah, but here's how this will be explained to the public:
"The Democrats raised your taxes. It was us, the Republicans, that had a plan to lower taxes for all Americans, but the Democrats wanted nothing to do with it. Vote for us!"
2012-07-26 08:56:43 AM  
1 vote:

RobertBruce: Meanwhile, the Senate rejected a GOP amendment to extend the cuts to all taxpayers.

And yet it's somehow the GOP that is obstructionist. Democrats only fight for how much they can take from you.


Don't you have an orphanage to foreclose on? My condolences on the passing of your pardner, Jacob Marley. He did a lot for reggae music.
2012-07-26 08:52:11 AM  
1 vote:

smitty04: [www.jewishworldreview.com image 666x209]


Right wing humor?
2012-07-26 08:51:01 AM  
1 vote:
Normally at this time I would post a scintillating photo of a bridled large-breasted woman prancing with with a ponytail-shaped butt plug protruding from her perfectly shaped arse. Since I promised mods I'd behave, I'm gonna refrain from that and continue to guard my HTML privileges like a omnipotent billionaire protecting his turtle-faced Senate minority leader.
2012-07-26 08:42:48 AM  
1 vote:
Just more proof the Republicans really don't give a shiat about you if you're not in the highest tax brackets.

The GOP is not standing up for "small businesses"... They're standing up for the people like Mitt Romney.
2012-07-26 08:32:32 AM  
1 vote:
dunno what went wrong there... My entire sentence was actually:

How about tax cuts for the poor bastages earning less than $100k. Why $250? Was that magic figure chosen so they could exempt as many normal peops as possible?
2012-07-26 08:31:23 AM  
1 vote:

gilgamesh23: Let them expire. Since the Republicans have all signed seventh-grader Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, they refuse to negotiate on any part of the upcoming increase. Their only position is that none of it can happen. But once taxes have gone up for everybody, those verboten compromises will suddenly all be tax cuts, and they'll be much more receptive.


I agree with this, but if you can put the GOP on record as being the obstructionist a-holes they have been the past two years, there's a chance they can get voted out.

Put the vote on record and let everyone see that the GOP doesn't give a damn about anything but the GOP gaining power. Disgusting, really.
2012-07-26 08:30:17 AM  
1 vote:

NateGrey: Obama said if both sides agree on the under 250 then just pass it, and work on the over 250 separately.

I guess that would make too much sense.


If they did that sort of stuff, government would be functional; that would mean people would be happy with the government, which means they wouldn't vote for the party that tells them how evil government is.

The GOP's best bet is to do everything in its power to destroy the country. That way people will think "Man, government sucks, better vote for the anti-government party!", and they'll win elections.
2012-07-26 08:22:45 AM  
1 vote:
Obama said if both sides agree on the under 250 then just pass it, and work on the over 250 separately.

I guess that would make too much sense.

Lets completely abolish government, vote Republican this November.
 
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