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View Poll Results: The Bush Tax Cuts
Keep them all. In this economy, the rich should be included here. 34 66.67%
Keep the middle class tax cuts, but the rich have had their day 15 29.41%
End them all. The public coffers are empty and this will help the economy. 1 1.96%
Other. 1 1.96%
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:28 PM  
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The Tax Cuts

Where do we stand, as they expire and as Sen. McConnell introduces a bill to continue the tax cuts indefinitely, even for those in the highest income bracket?
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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I'm generally supportive of the early indications of what the Obama plan is, which is to extend the middle class tax cuts and use the revenue from letting the others expire to create tax incentives targeted at small businesses and investment.

My feelings could change when the plans become more solid.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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Take from small business men so we can give small business a tax break.....ponder that.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Nice job of attempting to skew the poll. You could have just as easily (and more accurately) said "Keep them all in order to encourage economic activity and avoid penalizing small business owners".
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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Nice job of attempting to skew the poll. You could have just as easily (and more accurately) said "Keep them all in order to encourage economic activity and avoid penalizing small business owners".
Skew the poll? Which way do you feel it is skewing towards?
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #6
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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Skew the poll? Which way do you feel it is skewing towards?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:49 PM   #8
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Gosh, it was so cool when the democratically elected sovereign of Iran was doing it in 1952.
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Skew the poll? Which way do you feel it is skewing towards?
Is this a serious question?
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:50 PM   #10
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I think that we should keep all of the tax cuts, and start moving towards spending cuts, and then towards a fair tax system. I would rather eliminate Federal Income tax on individuals, and have the federal government collect their dues directly from the states. This, of course, would require that the 17th Amendment be repealled and States are given their voices back in the Senate.

Outside of this fantasy, I would like to see us move in a direction of a fair tax system that treats all individuals equally regardless of their income. Everyone gets taxed the same percentage, rich or poor. All men, treated equal under the law. Leftists complain about disposable income percentages when this is proposed though. Apparently, they have a goofy damned idea that we should all have equal disposable income percentages or something. Stupid of them. Tax everybody an equal percentage, and let everyone pull their weight.
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I think that we should keep all of the tax cuts, and start moving towards spending cuts, and then towards a fair tax system. I would rather eliminate Federal Income tax on individuals, and have the federal government collect their dues directly from the states. This, of course, would require that the 17th Amendment be repealled and States are given their voices back in the Senate.

Outside of this fantasy, I would like to see us move in a direction of a fair tax system that treats all individuals equally regardless of their income. Everyone gets taxed the same percentage, rich or poor. All men, treated equal under the law. Leftists complain about disposable income percentages when this is proposed though. Apparently, they have a goofy damned idea that we should all have equal disposable income percentages or something. Stupid of them. Tax everybody an equal percentage, and let everyone pull their weight.
Agreed. We don't have a prayer of seeing it happen, but I'm with you.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #13
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Gosh, it was so cool when the democratically elected sovereign of Iran was doing it in 1952.
Yeah, but we're a Republic with a Constitution that ensures protection of property. We're not a democracy. You're strawman twist of my position as written in a previous on Iran is nothing more than an attempt to alter it to suit some antagonism you have on free-enterprise systems. Just as it was when I mentioned Tocqueville using the word democracy much earlier.
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They should all be kept. Spending should be reduced to 2008 or 2005 levels.

They should be kept for the rich even more than for the middle class so benefits can be seen to investment and small business. A middle class family doesn't need a tax break, they need job security before they start spending.

We need tax breaks, not another (democratic party) stimulus bill that won't create permanent, quality jobs.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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REAL SPENDING CUTS are needed in EVERY GD department.

*Cut 5% annually across the board for the next 4 years.
*Keep W's tax cuts in place.
*Kill Obama's national health care bill and stick a fork in cap and trade.

Then watch the economy and the markets take off.
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