Taxes on wealthy won't hurt West Virg...

Taxes on wealthy won't hurt West Virginians

There are 46 comments on the Martinsburg Journal story from Dec 7, 2012, titled Taxes on wealthy won't hurt West Virginians. In it, Martinsburg Journal reports that:

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capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#21 Dec 11, 2012
Sally26 wrote:
No, I have not read Demonic, but I should go on one of those evil capitalist websites like Amazon and order it. Or maybe Ebay, another success story....I mean evil capitalist company...lol
LOL
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#22 Dec 11, 2012
Skunk holler bill wrote:
Don't complain a lot of stupid SOB voted Obama. If you fall in pig shyttee you stink.
Congratulations, I am so proud of you. You graduated from crayons to the computer.
Logan W

Morgantown, WV

#23 Dec 13, 2012
Studley do right wrote:
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Don't push me over the Fiscal Cliff please!
I am a Federal Worker and over the past 3 years we have sacrificed 103 Billion Dollars!
Federal Workers, Social Security, or Medicare did not cause the deficit! The Bush Tax Cuts and Special Tax Rates for the Wealthy 2% contributed to our once great Country (U.S.A.)deficit.
I would like to see a Tax Break for the "Middle Class", Definition: A single person with a net income of less than $70,000 per year!
No negotiations, allow the Wealthy 2% pay there fair share of taxes, we must go over the Fiscal Cliff. After we go over the Fiscal Cliff, Allow no negotiations in any manner towards allowing any tax breaks to the Wealthy 2%! DO NOT REFORM Social Security or Medicare! Remove the Burden of Supplemental Security Income from Social Security and make States responsible for Welfare/Supplemental Security Income!
I stand with President Obama!
As someone recently leaving federal contracting to go back to the private sector - where we actually work (finally, thank God!)- I can say that federal workers are a HUGE part of the problem. A large part of the federal government's operations are handled by contractors because the feds are so lazy and worthless that they are unable to do the work themselves. Therefore, they sit around and "oversee" the contractors' work (who charge significantly more, by the way). YOU are the problem. I'm sure you're a member of the federal employee union, which the fact that such a thing exists boggles my mind. Even the most liberal of liberals, FDR, stated, "... Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations ... The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for ... officials ... to bind the employer ... The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives ..." You work for ME, not the other way around, you lazy government slob.
unbelievable

United States

#24 Dec 15, 2012
Lmbo wv is known for its natural resources sooo rich with them. But it has done nothing for the people still a bunch of dumb hillbilly hicks! Lameos how do you let the coal companies make all the money and u nothing! They make u work in unsafe conditions and do not care as long as it doesn't effect the bottom line. Another thing I'm tired of the coal industry it does nothing but ruin our enviroment! I can't wait till they shut it down for good. Wv needs to come into the 21st century! I support Obama and what he is trying to do for our country...
unbelievable

United States

#25 Dec 15, 2012
Another thing don't get mad if they raise the taxes on you if all u do is sit on topix and complain! Contact your senators and congressman and let them know how u feel. If you don't you have no right to complain I do not want to hear it and I'm sure nobody else does! Love how everybody blames Obama when they should be blaming for themselves. Do something about it or shut up.

Bug Ridge

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#26 Dec 16, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
If the cut off for higher taxes is $500,000 then WV will fare even better...."In the region, only West Virginia has a smaller share of half-millionaires with a quarter of one percent bringing home more than $500,000".
Give it up LL ... Your ' Business owner son ' ain't gettin no tax break .. Ha Ha Ha! He'll have to cut out those fancy vacations Huh?
jim

Buffalo, WV

#27 Dec 17, 2012
This socialist president has spent more money than every president before him combined. How is that anyones fault except his.
unbelievable

United States

#28 Dec 17, 2012
jim wrote:
This socialist president has spent more money than every president before him combined. How is that anyones fault except his.
. You must be completely crazy! You are not high class. You are off topic completely! Anything this President does you will talk shit bout! Soooo lame get a life! I'm glad he's rasing taxes on the rich! You should be thankful it was them and not you!
Sick of it

United States

#29 Dec 18, 2012
When Bush was president we were told that his war debts would take 50 years to repay and would affect your grandchildren. Why is it Obama's debt/fault 4 years later?
LIBERAL MORONS

Beckley, WV

#30 Dec 18, 2012
Sick of it wrote:
When Bush was president we were told that his war debts would take 50 years to repay and would affect your grandchildren. Why is it Obama's debt/fault 4 years later?
Here's how ya find out. Google it dumbass. Bush added 5 trillion in 8 years. Obama added 6 trillion in 4 years and he has 4 more years to go now thanks to dumbasses like you. Now he wants to be able to raise the debt ceiling to whatever he wants whenever he wants. Obama wants to cripple our economy and ubsequently defund
and weaken our military so we can't get involved in middle eastern affairs. That way all those Godless hethenistic towel head terrorists can rob rape and pillage all they want and then there will be no one to stop them, right? Appreciate your vote DUMBASS!!!

Bug Ridge

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#31 Dec 18, 2012
LIBERAL MORONS wrote:
<quoted text>Here's how ya find out. Google it dumbass. Bush added 5 trillion in 8 years. Obama added 6 trillion in 4 years and he has 4 more years to go now thanks to dumbasses like you. Now he wants to be able to raise the debt ceiling to whatever he wants whenever he wants. Obama wants to cripple our economy and ubsequently defund
and weaken our military so we can't get involved in middle eastern affairs. That way all those Godless hethenistic towel head terrorists can rob rape and pillage all they want and then there will be no one to stop them, right? Appreciate your vote DUMBASS!!!
OBAMA 2016

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#32 Dec 18, 2012
LIBERAL MORONS wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's how ya find out. Google it dumbass. Bush added 5 trillion in 8 years. Obama added 6 trillion in 4 years and he has 4 more years to go now thanks to dumbasses like you. Now he wants to be able to raise the debt ceiling to whatever he wants whenever he wants. Obama wants to cripple our economy and ubsequently defund
and weaken our military so we can't get involved in middle eastern affairs. That way all those Godless hethenistic towel head terrorists can rob rape and pillage all they want and then there will be no one to stop them, right? Appreciate your vote DUMBASS!!!
Have you gone off your meds? Why would Obama want terrorists to rob, rape and pillage the middle east? People like you make the rest of West Virginians look bad. We don't have to wait for that TV show.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#33 Dec 18, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you gone off your meds? Why would Obama want terrorists to rob, rape and pillage the middle east? People like you make the rest of West Virginians look bad. We don't have to wait for that TV show.
Acording to a business broker that I heard today, the value of your son's small business will go down 24% if Obama's tax plan takes affect. Think of that 24% of his hard work down the drain, gone. Less depreciation deductions will mean that he will buy less equipment and hire fewer people. When he dies, his children will be deprived of 55% of what your son has worked hard for. Acording to you, he has worked hard and I am sure that as with most small businesses, his wife and children sacraficed along with him in building the business. If nothing else, he probably worked a lot of hours and was away from them.
So tell me how it is fair for your hard working son to have 24% of what he has worked for taken away from him with the stroke of the Chosen One's pen. How is it fair for your grandchildren to have 55% of what their father worked for taken from them. What if they want to work in the business and carry on their fathers work? They might not have that opportunity. They may have to sell the business to pay the estate taxes. How does that promote the future of your grandchildren? You liberals love to talk about fairness. How is that fair?
If you consider his income taxes, real estate taxes, employment taxes, sales taxes, capital gains taxes. Isnt he already paying his fair share?
Sick of it

United States

#34 Dec 18, 2012
capitalist pig wrote:
<quoted text>
Acording to a business broker that I heard today, the value of your son's small business will go down 24% if Obama's tax plan takes affect. Think of that 24% of his hard work down the drain, gone. Less depreciation deductions will mean that he will buy less equipment and hire fewer people. When he dies, his children will be deprived of 55% of what your son has worked hard for. Acording to you, he has worked hard and I am sure that as with most small businesses, his wife and children sacraficed along with him in building the business. If nothing else, he probably worked a lot of hours and was away from them.
So tell me how it is fair for your hard working son to have 24% of what he has worked for taken away from him with the stroke of the Chosen One's pen. How is it fair for your grandchildren to have 55% of what their father worked for taken from them. What if they want to work in the business and carry on their fathers work? They might not have that opportunity. They may have to sell the business to pay the estate taxes. How does that promote the future of your grandchildren? You liberals love to talk about fairness. How is that fair?
If you consider his income taxes, real estate taxes, employment taxes, sales taxes, capital gains taxes. Isnt he already paying his fair share?
Well, his son could hide his money in off_shore accounts like Romney did.
Just sayin.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#35 Dec 18, 2012
capitalist pig wrote:
<quoted text>
Acording to a business broker that I heard today, the value of your son's small business will go down 24% if Obama's tax plan takes affect. Think of that 24% of his hard work down the drain, gone. Less depreciation deductions will mean that he will buy less equipment and hire fewer people. When he dies, his children will be deprived of 55% of what your son has worked hard for. Acording to you, he has worked hard and I am sure that as with most small businesses, his wife and children sacraficed along with him in building the business. If nothing else, he probably worked a lot of hours and was away from them.
So tell me how it is fair for your hard working son to have 24% of what he has worked for taken away from him with the stroke of the Chosen One's pen. How is it fair for your grandchildren to have 55% of what their father worked for taken from them. What if they want to work in the business and carry on their fathers work? They might not have that opportunity. They may have to sell the business to pay the estate taxes. How does that promote the future of your grandchildren? You liberals love to talk about fairness. How is that fair?
If you consider his income taxes, real estate taxes, employment taxes, sales taxes, capital gains taxes. Isnt he already paying his fair share?
Oh please, you should have listened to the news that I heard today....Obama and Boehner are an eyelash away from a deal...will be done before Christmas.

And my son is still fairly young, his wife works with him in the business and they have no children...so there is a big chunk of your suppositions all for naught. You sound really vicious tonight...must have had a bad day.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#36 Dec 18, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
"There is no single policy we have passed that has added as much to the debt, or that is projected to add as much to the debt in the future, as the Bush tax cuts, which Republicans passed in 2001 and 2003 and Obama and the Republicans extended in 2010. To my knowledge, all elected Republicans want to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Democrats, by and large, want to end them for
income over $250,000."
"If there’d been no Bush tax cuts, no wars, no financial crisis and everything else had been the same? Debt would be between 20 and 30 percent of GDP today, rather than almost 100 percent."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Some people post opinions, I post facts.
Those simply are not facts. In fact it could not be more untrue.
Revenues actually went up with the bush tax cuts. Your figures assume that tax collections would have been the same if the economy had not tanked and that is not true. No credible economist supports that line of thinking.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#37 Dec 18, 2012
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please, you should have listened to the news that I heard today....Obama and Boehner are an eyelash away from a deal...will be done before Christmas.
And my son is still fairly young, his wife works with him in the business and they have no children...so there is a big chunk of your suppositions all for naught. You sound really vicious tonight...must have had a bad day.
yes, they are close to a deal. A very bad deal. Boehner is pathetic.

The fact that you son is young and has no children does not change the facts of my argument. There are plenty of people in his position with family and older.
jim

Saint Albans, WV

#38 Dec 31, 2012
What I don't understand is why Liberals thank that if someone works their butts off to get ahead in the world they have a right to steal what they earned from them. I'm not rich, I struggle every pay check but redistribution of wealth to the masses with their hands out just don't seem right.
Sick of it

South Charleston, OH

#39 Dec 31, 2012
jim wrote:
What I don't understand is why Liberals thank that if someone works their butts off to get ahead in the world they have a right to steal what they earned from them. I'm not rich, I struggle every pay check but redistribution of wealth to the masses with their hands out just don't seem right.
Well, in Bombay, India they have women and children digging ditches using pots and pans,because they can't afford shovels, to bury fiber optic cable for $1 a day. To serve the rich.
Just saying.
Sally26

Circle Pines, MN

#40 Dec 31, 2012
QUOTE who="Lesson Learned"<quoted text>
Oh please, you should have listened to the news that I heard today....Obama and Boehner are an eyelash away from a deal...will be done before Christmas.QUOTE
Are you as intelligent as you are psychic? lol You might really want to consider other news sources.

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