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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    You mean Barack Hussein Osama the terrorist commie child molester from Kenya who worships the devil and faked his cousin Bin Laden's death to get reelected? The real issue is our spending isn't paid for because silly Reaganite "economists" cut taxes excessively for rich people from 2000-2008. My biggest criticism of Obama is he didn't get rid of those stupid Bush tax cuts quickly enough.




    Can you please bother to do some research next time?

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    The whole problem in this country is there are way to many people who pay no tax. They could careless how high the taxes so long as they get the freebies but guess who is paying for the freebies. This will only going to end when everyone has a stake in the game. You get nothing if you don't have some flesh in the game. It is time for the taxpayers that enough is enough. Oh BTY the Obamacare taxes haven't kicked in yet and who pays for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    The whole problem in this country is there are way to many people who pay no tax. They could careless how high the taxes so long as they get the freebies but guess who is paying for the freebies. This will only going to end when everyone has a stake in the game. You get nothing if you don't have some flesh in the game. It is time for the taxpayers that enough is enough. Oh BTY the Obamacare taxes haven't kicked in yet and who pays for them?
    No that's not the whole problem. The structurail problem with our debt is that health care costs in this country have been going up for decades as a percentage of GDP and will soon be over 20% of GDP. This is a structurial issue that is impacting the debt of the USA, States, local governments, businesses and individuals.

    This rising cost of a critical piece of everyones everyday expenses coupled with the demographic changes is the reason debt will continue to explode regardless of who the President is. If we shift more of this cost back to consumers from taxpayers the economy will simply shrink in other areas as health care costs take up a greater percentage of economic life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    You mean Barack Hussein Osama the terrorist commie child molester from Kenya who worships the devil and faked his cousin Bin Laden's death to get reelected? The real issue is our spending isn't paid for because silly Reaganite "economists" cut taxes excessively for rich people from 2000-2008. My biggest criticism of Obama is he didn't get rid of those stupid Bush tax cuts quickly enough.




    Can you please bother to do some research next time?
    LOL. Not only do you manage to ignore the fisking you got on this nonsense the last time you raised it, but you are citing a graphic based on the assumption that a temporary spending measure was permanent in the very same thread that you praise the ending of a temporary tax cut measure since it was never meant to be permanent.

    You are one special and sad panda.

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    $16.4 trillion – that’s the latest figure for America’s massive national debt. Nearly $6 trillion of this debt was racked up in the first term of the Obama presidency – a 50 percent increase.

    You can't honestly say that in four years, medical costs have doubled.

    Barry pissed most of that money away on green energy boondoggles, increased welfare, and "stimulus" ie porkulus.

    The man is a looter.

    Only Barry and his O-Bot stooges could call a deal that authorizes new spending of $330 billion and reduces spending by $2 billion "an emergency deficit reduction bill".

    And the piss stream media propogates the false narrative that this is going to "help" the middle class®.

    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frequent Flyer View Post
    $16.4 trillion – that’s the latest figure for America’s massive national debt. Nearly $6 trillion of this debt was racked up in the first term of the Obama presidency – a 50 percent increase.

    You can't honestly say that in four years, medical costs have doubled.
    I can honestly say during a huge economic contraction my health care costs of insurance went up an absurd amount while tax revenue was decreasing by huge amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs View Post
    I can honestly say during a huge economic contraction my health care costs of insurance went up an absurd amount while tax revenue was decreasing by huge amounts.
    How are your personal costs relevent to what the federales spent (borrowed) over the past four years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs View Post
    I can honestly say during a huge economic contraction my health care costs of insurance went up an absurd amount while tax revenue was decreasing by huge amounts.
    Have you ever stopped to wonder how well increased healthcare cost correlate with increased healthcare regulation/legislation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnJetFan View Post
    The whole problem in this country is there are way to many people who pay no tax. They could careless how high the taxes so long as they get the freebies but guess who is paying for the freebies. This will only going to end when everyone has a stake in the game. You get nothing if you don't have some flesh in the game. It is time for the taxpayers that enough is enough. Oh BTY the Obamacare taxes haven't kicked in yet and who pays for them?
    Perhaps...but we spen WAY TOO MUCH. the equivalent of a family earning 100K, spending 170K annually and having credit card increase every year by 70 K.

    No corporation can exist with similar policies. in fact fortune 500 companies are going out of business at record rates. Current corporations do not have pension plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Perhaps...but we spen WAY TOO MUCH. the equivalent of a family earning 100K, spending 170K annually and having credit card increase every year by 70 K.

    No corporation can exist with similar policies. in fact fortune 500 companies are going out of business at record rates. Current corporations do not have pension plans.
    MTP #s were much better...

    A family that earns $28,000, spends $38,000 and has $170,000+ on a credit card...

    The tax increase on the millionaires amounts to roughly a $400 a month payment towards that debt.

    Great work, gubbmint

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Not disagreeing with you but interesting that tax cuts are viewed temporary while taxes (higher) are viewed as inevitable or the norm.
    Not as a generality, but in this particular case, yes. Given the fiscal standing of the programs being funded by payroll taxes, a tax cut cannot be reasonably viewed as anything but temporary.

    How many "temporary" taxes have you seen expire?
    Not many. In hindsight, the Clinton tax increases were temporary.

    Taxing based on income is bull**** because of an easily manipulated tax code (unless you're a sucker on a payroll). It is not fixed because our elected officials don't want it to be.
    What is the alternative to taxing income? Taxing consumption? Taxing wealth?

    There are many proponents for a consumption tax, but do we really want to discourage consumer spending in an economy fundamentally built and reliant on consumer spending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parafly View Post
    There are many proponents for a consumption tax, but do we really want to discourage consumer spending in an economy fundamentally built and reliant on consumer spending?
    If you abolish income and payroll taxes, the price of goods and services produced in America goes down, and a federal sales tax becomes a virtual wash in the total cost. And there would be no tax on used items or food/clothing/health care/other necessities up to the poverty level. Lots of other nice side effects, like you finally force everyone into the tax paying world and your illegal immigration problem ends.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frequent Flyer View Post
    How are your personal costs relevent to what the federales spent (borrowed) over the past four years?
    At least as relevant as blaming that spend and borrow on the President. I can decide to let myself die if I get sick the government is on the hook for it's commitments regardless of revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    If you abolish income and payroll taxes, the price of goods and services produced in America goes down, and a federal sales tax becomes a virtual wash in the total cost. And there would be no tax on used items or food/clothing/health care/other necessities up to the poverty level. Lots of other nice side effects, like you finally force everyone into the tax paying world and your illegal immigration problem ends.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax
    Much to be said for a consumption tax. Just need to figure out how to transition without chaos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    Much to be said for a consumption tax. Just need to figure out how to transition without chaos.
    If it replaces Income and other Federal taxes, I'd support it.

    If (as is likely to come to pass) it's simply an additional tax form in addition to all the others, then no. Hell no.

    Sadly, most likely tax changes is the imposition of a VAT Tax in the U.S., in addition to the existign tax forms already in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    If you abolish income and payroll taxes, the price of goods and services produced in America goes down, and a federal sales tax becomes a virtual wash in the total cost. And there would be no tax on used items or food/clothing/health care/other necessities up to the poverty level. Lots of other nice side effects, like you finally force everyone into the tax paying world and your illegal immigration problem ends.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax
    It will never happen that corporate, income and wealth taxes will be replaced by a consumption tax. It may be an additional tax but you simply can't expect the power base in this country that was built on the tax code to give it up. It's like getting rid of deductions nice idea but nobody has the balls to mention an actual deduction to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs View Post
    It will never happen that corporate, income and wealth taxes will be replaced by a consumption tax. It may be an additional tax but you simply can't expect the power base in this country that was built on the tax code to give it up. It's like getting rid of deductions nice idea but nobody has the balls to mention an actual deduction to get rid of.
    Oh, I'm well aware that it won't happen. Doesn't mean it shouldn't.

    Just something to keep in mind when we have to start over from scratch and do it again. That day is quickly approaching.

  18. #38
    This administration AND Democrats in both houses of Congress have stated within the past week that the recently enacted taxes on the rich are not enough to cover their spending plans.
    More taxes will be necessary including those on the rich, the middle class and business. There will be no negotiation on reductions.
    The programs needed are those to enrich the needy in our society. That would include the usual leeches and illegals. Just lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parafly View Post
    They have to keep the boomers happy. It's an important voting block.
    Lets keep the blacks and other poor groups happy they vote democrat all the time! BTW the democrats started most of these policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmetto defender View Post
    This administration AND Democrats in both houses of Congress have stated within the past week that the recently enacted taxes on the rich are not enough to cover their spending plans.
    More taxes will be necessary including those on the rich, the middle class and business. There will be no negotiation on reductions.
    The programs needed are those to enrich the needy in our society. That would include the usual leeches and illegals. Just lovely.
    This kind of bashing of the underclass is exactly why Republicans will continue to get their clocks cleaned in elections. Until Republicans can explain how their economic positions are going to help the middle class and create more jobs and opportunity they have nothing.

    As long as Republicans are viewed as the protectors of corporate interests and not the creators of real pro-growth policy that lifts all Americans they are dead meat.

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