White House highlights tax fairness a...

White House highlights tax fairness ahead of Obama speech

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Sue Robbins

AOL

#22 Apr 10, 2012
From the polls it seems we must concentrate on preparing our families for the dramatically devalued future that is the dream of every anarchist and pelosian who will vote for B.O. in November.

It is cruel not to prepare our children for the hopelessness of a lifetime as nothing more than tax slaves as America crumbles under the weight of Big Govt.

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#23 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
The ridiculously amusing aspect of your comment is the fact that republicans resurrect Ronald Reagan all the time to compare themselves to his views, beliefs and (distorted) policies. More so, the larger point is the fact that President Obama is pushing what were once republican ideas before the tea-baggers and neo-cons pushed their Party to the extreme right. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that the strategy that the Obama campaign has implement is working, and that’s all that matters.
NEW VIDEO: PRESIDENT REAGAN BACKS THE BUFFETT RULE
“Last fall, when President Obama debuted the Buffett Rule — the simple idea that millionaires and billionaires should pay at least the same tax rate as middle class workers — we climbed into the wayback machine and found a video of President Ronald Reagan decrying “crazy” tax loopholes that allowed a millionaire to pay a lower tax rate than a bus driver.

“With the Senate set to vote one week from today on a Buffett Rule bill that would make sure millionaires and billionaires pay a minimum tax rate of 30 percent, we now present another video of former President Reagan supporting the principle behind the Buffett Rule. In today’s video, President Reagan describes a letter he received from an executive who wanted to come to Washington and tell Congress why it’s “wrong” that he was able to “take advantage of the present tax code” to pay a lower tax rate than his secretary. Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/09/4...
Sarge

United States

#24 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The ABC/Washington Post poll released this morning shows that the President’s message about income quality is resonating. A strong majority of voters agree with President Obama’s (and Ronald Reagan’s) declaration that millionaires and billionaires should pay more in taxes than (as Reagan said) bus drivers.
This latest poll is devastating to the Romney campaign and the right-wingers hopes of preventing our Osama-killing President from winning re-election. President Obama has a 40 point lead over Romney on likeability… WOW!
. Hey dummy, it is Marine Corps.

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#25 Apr 10, 2012
Sarge wrote:
<quoted text>. Hey dummy, it is Marine Corps.
"IT" is a fake Marine,the closest he/she has ever been to a real Marine is when he/she was pulling a train outside of a base.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#26 Apr 10, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently it meant something else to President Reagan...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =g9vNG_jIqk4XX
yeah, and?
who give's a rat's ass WHAT it meant to reagan...that was 30 years ago! different time, different circumstance, different motive...his WASN'T inciting class warfare and pandering for votes, obama's is.

if you had ANY reading comprehension skills you would understand what i posted ... EVERYBODY pays! THAT'S fair!
(is the concept to complicated for you?)
Mothra

United States

#27 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess whatever helps you feel better about the results… but in spite of what you pointed out, the President still leads Romney 52% to 43% in the head to head matchup in the general election… which is a very powerful statement that can be interpreted as President Obama’s positives strongly overpower the few negatives in this poll for him, or… Romney’s negatives weight him down from climbing up to Obama’s level. Either way, I prefer Obama’s position going into the general election than Romney’s.
A couple months ago you said polls that far out from the election mean nothing. Now they do? What changed?

Few negatives?

More spin?
Mothra

United States

#28 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
The ridiculously amusing aspect of your comment is the fact that republicans resurrect Ronald Reagan all the time to compare themselves to his views, beliefs and (distorted) policies. More so, the larger point is the fact that President Obama is pushing what were once republican ideas before the tea-baggers and neo-cons pushed their Party to the extreme right. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that the strategy that the Obama campaign has implement is working, and that’s all that matters.
Obama's strategy is working?

You do remember the recession ended in June 2009, don't you?

And that Obama touted his 'recovery summer' back in 2010, right? That's when Obama said his plans would be seen in action.

How'd that 'recovery' work out? Did Obama say it would happen in 2012?

Seems that there's more evidence that the economy is recovering more from it's own volition than anything Obama has done.
Mothra

United States

#29 Apr 10, 2012
Let' not forget that to Obama, taxes are not about revenue, but about "fairness"... even when he's shown that lower tax rates can result in higher government revenue.
HT Springer

Williston, ND

#30 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess whatever helps you feel better about the results… but in spite of what you pointed out, the President still leads Romney 52% to 43% in the head to head matchup in the general election… which is a very powerful statement that can be interpreted as President Obama’s positives strongly overpower the few negatives in this poll for him, or… Romney’s negatives weight him down from climbing up to Obama’s level. Either way, I prefer Obama’s position going into the general election than Romney’s.
Dspite your wishful thinking, those poll umbers mean nothing. First, Obama hasn't been vetted, while Romney's just been through a bloodbath. Second, those polls are "registered voter" , not "likely voters". Democrats have a big problem in that their base consists largely of ignorant, lazy, informed masses who are not going to show up in large numbers on election day. They also heavily rely on voter fraud. Anyone who looks at history will readily conclude that Obama is in BIG TROUBLE with these numbers at this point in his presidency. Carter was polling far better at this point in 1980.
Dane T

AOL

#31 Apr 10, 2012
Mothra wrote:
Let' not forget that to Obama, taxes are not about revenue, but about "fairness"... even when he's shown that lower tax rates can result in higher government revenue.
Some think like Pat/Roy and will agree to demonize the accomplished who ADD VALUE to society because THEY never added any value to anything.

Those are the kind of morons who support more from B.O........they only want MORE of their neighbors hard earned $$$. Three years and NO Budget.....Obama is a failure by any 'American" standard.
Gravediggers

United States

#32 Apr 10, 2012
You can't believe this White House PERIOD!
republican clowns yep!!!

New York, NY

#33 Apr 10, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The ABC/Washington Post poll released this morning shows that the PresidentÂ’s message about income quality is resonating. A strong majority of voters agree with President ObamaÂ’s (and Ronald ReaganÂ’s) declaration that millionaires and billionaires should pay more in taxes than (as Reagan said) bus drivers.

This latest poll is devastating to the Romney campaign and the right-wingers hopes of preventing our Osama-killing President from winning re-election. President Obama has a 40 point lead over Romney on likeabilityÂ… WOW!
WOW IS RIGHT!!:):):)
republican clowns yep!!!

New York, NY

#34 Apr 10, 2012
Hoot wrote:
<quoted text>Pretty amusing how Obama can't find a dead Democrat to use to hawk his ideas. What no Demcrat before him support ideas like him? Only Republicans did? Maybe he needs to switch parties to the one that he touts is right.

Yeah he won the election on 2008 because he was popular and look what a gigantic mistake the people made then...we are paying for it now.

Who cares what a dead President said...different time..different circumstance.
Evidently a lot of people care what a dead president said...I hear his name mentioned a lot by the right mudslinger.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#35 Apr 10, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's strategy is working?
You do remember the recession ended in June 2009, don't you?
And that Obama touted his 'recovery summer' back in 2010, right? That's when Obama said his plans would be seen in action.
How'd that 'recovery' work out? Did Obama say it would happen in 2012?
Seems that there's more evidence that the economy is recovering more from it's own volition than anything Obama has done.
No, Obama's strategies for our society and economy are not working for the good of all Americans. But that is not what the fake marine said. He said that Obama's CAMPAIGN strategy is working. You know, he lies and dictates and his sycophants drool all over him and the uneducated buy into his politburo propaganda? Any means to an end, and the laws of this country be damned.

That is what the left is hoping- that the American people are stupid enough to want to be ruled, not led.

We will see. And if he does win, the pendulum will just swing that much further right in 2016 because Obama will overreach even more than he already has this term- yes, he will, and his legacy will be a shameful one for America.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#36 Apr 10, 2012
Dewey Wins!!!

"Obama ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the January New Hampshire primary by an average of 8 percentage points." Clinton won.
scout

United States

#37 Apr 10, 2012
tax 'fairness?' Get rid of income tax. Take the money from our neo-Marxist rulers, and they won't come back.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#38 Apr 10, 2012
Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey has this to say about the WaPo/ABC News’ methods:

I love the Washington Post/ABC poll. It’s a great object lesson in how to manufacture news. Need a story that the incumbent President’s fortunes are looking up? Well, just adjust the sample a bit and voila, he takes a seven point lead over his presumed rival in the fall election!

You know where else Obama got a double-digit lead? In the polling sample. In 2008, when Democrats surged to the polls after eight years of George W. Bush, CNN’s exit polls showed a seven-point advantage for Democrats, 39/32, which mirrored Obama’s seven-point victory in the popular vote. In 2010?s midterms, CNN exit polls showed a 35/35/30 split. By contrast, the previous WaPo/ABC poll in March had a D/R/I of 31/27/36, which undersampled both parties relative to independents but left Democrats with a 4-point advantage — perhaps an arguable model for 2012 turnout. Today’s has a D/R/I of 34/23/34, adding seven points to that Democratic advantage and presenting a completely unrepresentative, absurd model for the 2012 turnout.

What happens when you switch from a D+4 to a D+11 in measuring Obama’s standing? Suddenly, his job approval goes from 46% to 50%— actually, a rather weak gain given the sampling distortion in the poll. Not coincidentally, the last time Obama hit 50% in this poll was in February, which also had a D+11 sample, after January’s D+7.

Now, with a D+11 and Republicans only comprising 23% of the respondents in this poll, one should be seeing huge leads for Obama in the head-to-head matchups. Instead, Obama lead Romney by only eight among general-population adults, 51/43, barely getting into majority territory, and Santorum by ten, 51/41. Among registered voters, Obama leads Romney by seven, 51/44 — in both cases, smaller than the artificial sample advantage of the poll. In fact, adding seven more points to the Democratic advantage only resulted in Obama’s support growing by five points since March, and Romney’s dropped only four in that period. Once again, the numbers are almost exactly like February’s poll, with its matching D+11 sample.

But hey — the Post got to write its headline, right?

Love it.

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#39 Apr 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends).

Views of the Supreme Court have improved dramatically following the hearings on the president’s health care law. Before the highly publicized oral arguments were heard by the court, just 28% thought the court was doing a good or an excellent job. Now, as the belief has grown that the court might overturn the health care law, the number offering positive reviews is up to 41%. Most voters continue to favor repeal of the health care law.

Sixty-one percent (61%) believe finding new sources of energy is more important than reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume. Thirty-two percent (32%) feel reducing the amount of energy consumed is more important.

In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 45%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
HT Springer

Mandan, ND

#40 Apr 10, 2012
scout wrote:
tax 'fairness?' Get rid of income tax. Take the money from our neo-Marxist rulers, and they won't come back.
Unfortunately, liberals have absolutely no concept of the word "fairness".

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#41 Apr 10, 2012
[QUOTE who="republican clowns yep!!!"]<quoted text>
Evidently a lot of people care what a dead president said...I hear his name mentioned a lot by the right mudslinger.[/QUOTE]

more from your mudslinger-in-chief...
WAY more.

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