Texas Republicans: Keep the tax break...

Texas Republicans: Keep the tax breaks for wealthy and opt out of Medicaid

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Bristol, VA

#1 Nov 16, 2010
This very bad idea is being led by our very popular Republican governor of Texas Rick Perry [who has not YET quite managed to have Texas secede from the Union], soon to be Texas Speaker of the House, Republican Warren Chisum, sponsored by Arlene Wohlgemuth of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a majority of Republican legislators across Texas. No Medicaid in Texas?

With Texas already at the very bottom in giving health insurance to children and the poor, this will affect the 70% of the elderly in which Medicare is the only thing keeping them in nursing homes rather than in boxes on the street.

As Texas tries everything they can to opt out of the Health Care plan from Washington, and as they so fiercely fight against any tax increases on the very wealthy, they are trying to opt out of Medicaid for Christsake... Yes for Christ's sake. Everyone of these disgusting boneheads are doing God's work. But it's okay they are well armed.

Much has been made of the outright lie from Sarah Palin that the Democrats will have Death Panels to dispose of Grandpa and Grandma. Flat out made up bullshit. While on the other hand this is no lie, this is not made up, this is the real deal. Republicans handing over enormous tax breaks for the wealthy while taking away health care from children, the poor and the elderly.

Or course no one wants to hear THIS, so I will leave it up to you to ponder. When Texas Republicans think of indigent children, the poor, and the elderly on Medicaid, what colors do you think come to mind?

I always understood that politicians and the media can never ever disparage religious faith, our flag or our Troops, but I had not paid attention and only became aware since Obama gained the White House that pointing out our collective, historic and present racism is also not acceptable. About half the people who buy Twinkies and Vote do not want to hear it. Perhaps the single largest voting demography in America and it's a shush...

Greensboro, NC

#2 Nov 18, 2010
I have a great idea. On a map of Texas, draw a line from the Southeast corner of New Mexico to South Padre Island and everyone South of the line get their healthcare from the DF and all North of the line secede from the Union, form the Republic of Texas and if wanted, have your own state healthcare by vote. Is that a great idea or what? I think it is wonderful to know the Republicans and only the Republicans, mind you, are giving tax breaks to the likes of the Kennedy Family, George Soros, the Kerry-Heinz group, Bill Gates, the Clintons and don't forget Oprah Winfrey. That can't be. Only the Republicans are for the rich and those I listed are not Republicans. What is this world coming to? What colours come to mind? Is that the question? Well, I can't mention black even if only half black because that is racist. My computer keyboard is black. Is that racist? I'm glad my car is grey in colour or is that prejudiced against old folks?

Bristol, VA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
If I remember right Bill Clinton commented that he didn't need a tax cut. The Republicans are not wanting tax cuts for The Kennedy Family, Bill Gates or the others you mentioned.

Here is some other things I remember Bill Clinton saying----------

“I don’t know what you’re shouting, but compared to all those Republicans…there’s only one person in America that’s balanced four budgets, run four surpluses [CHEERING]… when I left office, we had the smallest federal government since 1960…so, I don’t need any lectures or shouting. You need to listen to me.”

Also notable is Clinton’s appraisal of the “fabulous disinformation campaign” that’s “whipped those poor Republicans up into a white heat.” Clinton goes on:“Honest to God, half of ‘em need psychiatric help… Not because they’re crazy, but because nobody can be that angry for that long and it be healthy for you.”

Why do you Republicans hate America and the American Dream so bad?

Ashburn, VA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
We need some of those Reagan-era tax rates. I'm on board with that.

Waco, TX

#5 Nov 30, 2012
LOL wrote:
We need some of those Reagan-era tax rates. I'm on board with that.
"Taxes: What people forget about Reagan"

Two tax bills passed in 1982 and 1984 together "constituted the BIGGEST TAX INCREASE EVER ENACTED DURING PEACETIME," tax historian Joseph Thorndike said.

Then there were other notable tax increases under Reagan.

In 1983, for example, he signed off on Social Security reform legislation that, among other things, accelerated an increase in the payroll tax rate, required that higher-income beneficiaries pay income tax on part of their benefits, and required the self-employed to pay the full payroll tax rate, rather than just the portion normally paid by employees.

The tax reform of 1986, meanwhile, wasn't designed to increase federal tax revenue.

But that didn't mean that no one's taxes went up. Because the reform bill eliminated or reduced many tax breaks and shelters, high-income tax filers who previously paid little ended up with bigger tax bills.

All told, the TAX INCREASES REAGAN APPROVED ENDED UP CANCELLING OUT MUCH OF THE REDUCTION in tax revenue that resulted from his 1981 legislation.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/08/news/economy/ ...

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