Obama taking "fiscal cliff" fight to ...

Obama taking "fiscal cliff" fight to the public

There are 2428 comments on the CBS News story from Nov 30, 2012, titled Obama taking "fiscal cliff" fight to the public. In it, CBS News reports that:

President Barack Obama delivers remarks about extending tax cuts for middle class people during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building November 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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gossamer

Warren, MI

#93 Nov 30, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>How can we stop blaming Bush? We are still experiencing the consequences of his ineptitude.
You really haven't learned anything have you? How many times do we have to prove to you that the housing crisis started with Clinton and ended with Barney Frank?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#94 Nov 30, 2012
gossamer wrote:
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You really haven't learned anything have you? How many times do we have to prove to you that the housing crisis started with Clinton and ended with Barney Frank?
It started with George Bush and ended with George Bush.
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Little Rock, AR

#95 Nov 30, 2012
hobama will be taking a 4 million dollar holiday vacation in HI

as he pushes all of us over the fiscal cliff

that bankster hobama and his peers are designing global poverty as a weapon of global war

hobama is the new nixon/hitler/gwb 2.0

hobama is a liar and his entire life is a lie!!!

shame on the sheeple!!!!!!!

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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#96 Nov 30, 2012
gossamer wrote:
Obamas obscession with tax the rich has neared psychosis stage.
See your doctor. Treatment is available.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#97 Nov 30, 2012
gossamer wrote:
<quoted text>
You really haven't learned anything have you? How many times do we have to prove to you that the housing crisis started with Clinton and ended with Barney Frank?
How about zero times? Life is short.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#98 Nov 30, 2012
ALICIA BANKS wrote:
hobama will be taking a 4 million dollar holiday vacation in HI
as he pushes all of us over the fiscal cliff
that bankster hobama and his peers are designing global poverty as a weapon of global war
hobama is the new nixon/hitler/gwb 2.0
hobama is a liar and his entire life is a lie!!!
shame on the sheeple!!!!!!!
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If you ask nicely, they'll let you choose between origami and paper dolls.

“To Eff The Ineffable”

Since: Nov 12

Wailuku

#99 Nov 30, 2012
Obama's opening bid is now on the table.Soon we should see the republican counter-proposal. I can't wait.
whats it matter

Batesville, IN

#100 Dec 1, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>Grow up and learn to speak English, fool.

ALL rich people should be taxed at a higher rate. This has NOTHING to do with their politics.

Does that help you to understand, li'l fella? Good...:)
I disagree rich should not be taxed at a higher rate but be forced to pay the same rate as everyone else. A flat tax percentage would solve all. I know of a business man that made over a million dollars in income for 1 year and paid less in taxes than I did at 45k a year. Why? Loopholes, the rich can afford them. Also make the people in government pay their taxes on time. I read that almost 80% of government officials are behind on their income taxes by years! If everyone would pay 10% in taxes reguardless of income things would get better. I don't pay less sales tax at the store because I'm not rich so why should the rich get to pay less income tax? A flat percentage is key. Then again the rich will see this as paying more and the poor getting a free ride

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#101 Dec 1, 2012
whats it matter wrote:
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I disagree rich should not be taxed at a higher rate but be forced to pay the same rate as everyone else. A flat tax percentage would solve all. I know of a business man that made over a million dollars in income for 1 year and paid less in taxes than I did at 45k a year. Why? Loopholes, the rich can afford them. Also make the people in government pay their taxes on time. I read that almost 80% of government officials are behind on their income taxes by years! If everyone would pay 10% in taxes reguardless of income things would get better. I don't pay less sales tax at the store because I'm not rich so why should the rich get to pay less income tax? A flat percentage is key. Then again the rich will see this as paying more and the poor getting a free ride
I see you really just regurgitate the Rush Limbaugh Faux News bullshit. Try reading this from Forbes.com ...A consevative site.

A flat tax would be much more regressive than the current income tax. As a result, poor people will pay a larger share of their income than they do at present. Middle-income people will also pay more. Moreover, spending falls as a share of income as income rises. Low-income people spend all their income or more. High-income people spend only a tiny fraction. A flat tax inevitably exempts most of the income of high-income people from tax. If it is going to raise the same amount of revenue as the current system, it must raise somebody elseís taxes. That would be low- and middle-income people.
gossamer

Warren, MI

#102 Dec 1, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It started with George Bush and ended with George Bush.
Shut up military bitterness man no one ask you.
whats it matter

Batesville, IN

#103 Dec 1, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I see you really just regurgitate the Rush Limbaugh Faux News bullshit. Try reading this from Forbes.com ...A consevative site.

A flat tax would be much more regressive than the current income tax. As a result, poor people will pay a larger share of their income than they do at present. Middle-income people will also pay more. Moreover, spending falls as a share of income as income rises. Low-income people spend all their income or more. High-income people spend only a tiny fraction. A flat tax inevitably exempts most of the income of high-income people from tax. If it is going to raise the same amount of revenue as the current system, it must raise somebody else’s taxes. That would be low- and middle-income people.
No I don't listen to the Fox News crap and if everyone paid 10% how are the poor pay more and the rich less? I pay on average now 22% in taxes yearly how would I pay more if I paid 10%? Honestly I did not purpose a flat tax but a flat tax percentage pay attention. A flat tax percentage would mean the rich and the poor both would contribute 10% of their income.

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#104 Dec 1, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I see you really just regurgitate the Rush Limbaugh Faux News bullshit. Try reading this from Forbes.com ...A consevative site.
A flat tax would be much more regressive than the current income tax. As a result, poor people will pay a larger share of their income than they do at present. Middle-income people will also pay more. Moreover, spending falls as a share of income as income rises. Low-income people spend all their income or more. High-income people spend only a tiny fraction. A flat tax inevitably exempts most of the income of high-income people from tax. If it is going to raise the same amount of revenue as the current system, it must raise somebody elseís taxes. That would be low- and middle-income people.
Which flat tax plan are you speaking of? Most plans don't effect poor people as it doesn't kick in util a certain income is reached. And then there are two tier plans in which high incomes pay a higher flat tax than a lower income does. The important thing is most of the loopholes are gone.

“Here we go!”

Since: Feb 07

Tampa, FL

#106 Dec 1, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Yet Romney told us he could raise that kind of revenue, plus another 8 trillion, and not raise taxes.
Yes, absolutely, by broadening the tax base. Keeping capital gains & corporate tax low spurs growth. Obama is not proposing that. What's more, doing any of it without overhauling the tax code useless.

Why do you suppose corporations are paying out dividends at 3Xs the pace they were last year? They're getting ready to hunker down for a couple years.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#107 Dec 1, 2012
whats it matter wrote:
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No I don't listen to the Fox News crap and if everyone paid 10% how are the poor pay more and the rich less? I pay on average now 22% in taxes yearly how would I pay more if I paid 10%? Honestly I did not purpose a flat tax but a flat tax percentage pay attention. A flat tax percentage would mean the rich and the poor both would contribute 10% of their income.
What is a flat tax percentage if it's not a flat tax? You ignorant moron. That does not make it a fair tax. Go to the Forbes.com site, get your head out of your frightwingnut ass, and read the whole article.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#108 Dec 1, 2012
The Delegate wrote:
The liberals aka NAZI'S are being led to the FEMA camps by their messiah. I hope the process speeds up so these libtards can drink the grape kool aid BO 'Jones' has for them.
You are being led to the rubber room for your next massive dose of Thorazine.
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#110 Dec 1, 2012
Be fair to Pres. Obama. We knew he didn't have the skill set or the motivations to SOLVE any of our Economic problems B4 we elected him. America didn't vote to make anything better.
America only voted for Obama. Americans
have far lower standards now.

This isn't hard to figure out. Americans no longer care about America.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#111 Dec 1, 2012
CSULB Josh wrote:
Be fair to Pres. Obama. We knew he didn't have the skill set or the motivations to SOLVE any of our Economic problems B4 we elected him. America didn't vote to make anything better.
America only voted for Obama. Americans
have far lower standards now.
This isn't hard to figure out. Americans no longer care about America.
Oh, Wise one...Please enlighten us...start with all the great thing's you have done to make your state, such a success?....
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#112 Dec 1, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, Wise one...Please enlighten us...start with all the great thing's you have done to make your state, such a success?....
My observation only stems from watching "Progressive" Democrats and Racist Chicano Anarchist Democrats use their Democratic voting majority to destroy the future for the Democratic majority population in Blue Blue California. I just hate to see the same out come for the rest of the Nation.
Piggy

Ashburn, VA

#113 Dec 1, 2012
whats it matter wrote:
<quoted text>
No I don't listen to the Fox News crap and if everyone paid 10% how are the poor pay more and the rich less? I pay on average now 22% in taxes yearly how would I pay more if I paid 10%? Honestly I did not purpose a flat tax but a flat tax percentage pay attention. A flat tax percentage would mean the rich and the poor both would contribute 10% of their income.
I've heard this idea before. Don't know enough about it, but it sounds fair. From what I've heard the GOV would take in more money? I don't think 10% is enough, more like 15 or 20%. Eliminate ALL loopholes and like Herman said, "999".
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#114 Dec 1, 2012
Piggy wrote:
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I've heard this idea before. Don't know enough about it, but it sounds fair. From what I've heard the GOV would take in more money? I don't think 10% is enough, more like 15 or 20%. Eliminate ALL loopholes and like Herman said, "999".
"999" means every one would have "skin in the game". What a novel concept. Bad for Democrats though as it would be too fair and positive. It would Stop the ultra destructive Hard Left from spewing the Class Warfare HATE every time they can get before a camera or a mic.
And, after all, HATE is all they got...and Voters LOVE it.

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