"There are many others that have been raised in order..." Other than the minimal tobacco tax, what federal taxes have been raised since last January 20th?Roy said,""So how do you explain that one?" Lousy accountant or just plain ignorance."
Wrong again genius. All you have to do is open your eyes to see that taxes include more than simple income tax. There are many others that have been raised in order to compensate for obama's stupidity.
So where do you draw the line? When is it ok for the Govt. to come take your money that you earn? The fact that a CEO make a big payday is none of your or the Govts business. As long as he pays his taxes as required why should he or anyone else be penalized for being successful?
Typical lib tactic, incite class warfare.
Your comment about my second point is rediculous. What I pay for now is my insurance. I don't pay for illegals, which I will under obama care. I don't pay for your insurance as I will have to under obama care. I am not fined if I decide to pay my own way and not have insurance as I will be under obama care.
As to the third question you again show just how stupid or brainwashed you are. Govt spending has everything to do with tax rates. Why else would the Govt levy taxes if they didn't spend money? The tax people to pay for the spending that they do. That is why taxes are collected.
Are you saying that the Govt taxes just for the fun of taking peoples money away and that they do not spend the money they collect in taxes?
One last thing on health insurancs. I'll take mine I don't need nor want the Govt sticking thier nose into it. I mean after all they have done such a bang up job with Medicare and Mediucade, Social Security, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and soo many other programs.
"So where do you draw the line?" I'd take it back to the pre- Reagan rates for the upper 1%.
"I don't pay for illegals..." You sure as hell do. Tax loads and insurance premiums are increased because of the uninsured whether or not they are legal or illegal. "This cost-shift amounts to $1,100 per average family premium in 2009 and $410 per average individual premium. By 2013, assuming the cost shift remains the same percentage of premium costs, the cost shift will be approximately $480 for an individual policy and $1,300 for a family policy." Graph and discussion: http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/...
"Govt spending has everything to do with tax rates." The hell it does. There hasn't been any correlation since Clinton balanced the budget. In fact under Dubya, spending went straight up even as tax rates went down. "The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts added about $1.7 trillion to deficits between 2001 and 2008. Because they (were) financed by borrowing which increases the national debt this figure includes the extra interest costs resulting from that additional debt. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
"When is it ok for the Govt. to come take your money that you earn?" When you use government services. Unfortunately over the Bush years they damn sure didn't collect enough to pay for the illegal and immoral wars, the massive drug benefit the tax cut that inflated the earnings of the upper 1%, and all the extra cost of privatizing governmental services.