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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM PST.

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  •  Blame Boehner for EVERYTHING, even TeaParty (8+ / 0-)

    even though he might not be the cause, he has does NOTHING to stop this craziness.

    Let them shut down the Federal Government.

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !

    by Churchill on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:02:11 PM PST

  •  Obama should concede NOTHING in debt negotiation (0+ / 0-)

    If he caves in against, this time it's over, I mean really over.

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up !

    by Churchill on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:02:44 PM PST

  •  A brain two sizes too small! (6+ / 0-)

    Sent via African Swallow carrying a coconut

    by ipaman on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:12:57 PM PST

  •  Stephen Baldwin. Teabagger, tax cheat, arrested (4+ / 0-)

    Aren't all teabaggers just people who don't want to pay their taxes?

    "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

    by greendem on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:16:14 PM PST

  •  Correct me if I'm wrong here (2+ / 0-)
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    DSPS owl, blueyedace2

    On the MSM I don't think I've ever heard a republican say "We would agree to limiting deductions of high income Americans." It seems to be just "We would agree to limiting deductions." In other words they might agree to revenue across the board.

    Democrats say "That could be a possibility for revenue from high earners" but isn't it the input from the Democrats and the media where is becomes specific for high earners?

    Now I can find online quotes from republicans where they get high income specific  but it seems to me that at the level of the mass media, they are trying for a revenue gain that families at $40,000 a year will feel.  

  •  Well hell, the millionaire made 20 times as much (3+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, blueyedace2, PSzymeczek

    so of course he get's back 150 times,golly..nevermind

    Slow thinkers - keep right

    by Dave the Wave on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:18:04 PM PST

  •  Boehner has no heart --- THEREFORE, (1+ / 0-)
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    We can only conclude that Boehner's "heart" works along the same cosmic principles as a Black Hole.

    A very, very big Black Hole.

    As is "two sizes to the left of zero on a number line."

    Yup...sounds about right to me.  You?

    I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

    by Liberal Panzer on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 04:28:15 PM PST

  •  Four or Five Sizes too BIG. (1+ / 0-)
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    The box representing the $903 tax cuts, I mean. Were it to be represented proportionately to the $138,045 cuts. Just saying'.

    William O. Douglas- “I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all.”

    by WaltK on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:18:50 PM PST

  •  where does that number come from? (0+ / 0-)

    even if the entire million were subject to being raised from 35 to 39.6% that would still be less than $50,000.

    is there some kind of tax cut not being rescinded that I am not aware of?

  •  Percentages (0+ / 0-)

    By my math, the tax cut for those making $40,000 - $50,000 is roughly around 2% and the tax cut for those making $1,000,000 is roughly 14%.

    Imagine if those were turned around - the $40,000 - $50,000 crowd would see a tax cut of around $6,300 and the $1,0000 would see a tax cut of around $20,000. That's still way more than the middle class would get back but can you imagine what the middle class group could do with a $6,300 tax refund?

    Two talking points: many of the Senators and Representatives are in the $1,000,000 or more earners so these tax cuts benefit them directly. Why would they vote against them?

    Every year, we pour more and more money into the federal budget. We see an ever growing deficit and more war while social programs are cut and the infrastructure crumbles. How long will we continue to throw money at problems created by government waste, corporate welfare and warfare before we say enough and find a way to stop this run away train?

    •  85% of the 'bush tax cuts' went to the 98% (0+ / 0-)

      you couldn't turn those numbers around.  if you did the total 'cost' would be about 7 times of what it was.  about 8 trillion instead of just over 1 trillion.

      everyone gets these numbers wrong.  as a percentage, the 2% got a lower percentage cut than everyone else.

      it only seems lopsided when you use the actual totals because the 2% does make a bunch of money even a small percentage cut results in a large number.

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