Sanford Bishop to Sonny Perdue: 'I di...

Sanford Bishop to Sonny Perdue: 'I did the right thing, thanks for your concern'

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Albany) replies to Sonny Perdue.

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I know

United States

#42 Mar 29, 2010
It is over 200K for single and 250K for couples. I have my facts straight. Yes, I make well over 200k, and I am single. My passive income will be taxed an extra 3.8% as an example. I already pay taxes around the 40% mark. Where in the hell is all the money going to come from to pay for this bill without increasing taxes??? I am already in the top 2% that pays about 70% of all the taxes. I think I am taxed enough. I love when people supporting this bill do not have any accurate facts. I am sure if they payed as much taxes as I do, they would dwelve a little deeper. Maybe I can pull a "Charlie Rangel" and not pay them. HAHA
Ouch

United States

#43 Mar 29, 2010
I know wrote:
It is over 200K for single and 250K for couples. I have my facts straight. Yes, I make well over 200k, and I am single. My passive income will be taxed an extra 3.8% as an example. I already pay taxes around the 40% mark. Where in the hell is all the money going to come from to pay for this bill without increasing taxes??? I am already in the top 2% that pays about 70% of all the taxes. I think I am taxed enough. I love when people supporting this bill do not have any accurate facts. I am sure if they payed as much taxes as I do, they would dwelve a little deeper. Maybe I can pull a "Charlie Rangel" and not pay them. HAHA
I agree with what you are trying to say, it totally sucks to be you.

“The Truth Shall Set you Free!”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#44 Mar 29, 2010
It's really just going to be a wait and see situation...I really do hope that I can come back in a year or so and say that my gut feeling about this reform was wrong. In the meantime...well...good luck to those of us who have worked hard for what we have, and let's pray that we will be able to keep affording it.
Moses

United States

#45 Mar 29, 2010
TooVamp wrote:
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Sir...do you really believe everything you read/see in the news? Newspapers and news stations are known to be in the pockets of politicians. And really, where did they do the survey? I can say probably not in a state that was majority opposed to it (and by that comment I mean, the states whose Governors are voicing opposition).
I really do hope that this law causes lots of positive things to happen, I really do, but at this point I don't have a good feeling about it. There are things in the reform that don't go along with my morals and that I don't think my tax dollars should pay for (i.e. abortions), but I am also the type of person who is known to go off on a tangent about how welfare should be limited to a lifetime maximum of 5 years and how you should be on mandatory birth control if you are receiving welfare...but that conversation is for another day...
Hey, I totally agree; but I also think that those on welfare should not be allowed to vote. Those that I am feeding will only vote for more entitlements. Welfare recipients should also be required to pass a drug screening before receiving gov't assistance.

“The Truth Shall Set you Free!”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#46 Mar 29, 2010
Moses wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I totally agree; but I also think that those on welfare should not be allowed to vote. Those that I am feeding will only vote for more entitlements. Welfare recipients should also be required to pass a drug screening before receiving gov't assistance.
I completely agree!
Too bad

Tallahassee, FL

#47 Mar 29, 2010
TooVamp wrote:
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I completely agree!
Wow. I even agree with O´Mara. Twilight Zone time.
MIXXED UP

United States

#48 Mar 30, 2010
SeminoleJack wrote:
Says Bishop:
"When I cast my vote, I was not thinking about political considerations. I was thinking about those Georgia residents who are denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. I was thinking about those Georgia residents who cannot afford to pay their health insurance premiums because their premiums have risen 6.4 times faster than their median wages over the last decade.
I was thinking about the more than one in three Georgia residents under the age of 65 (or 34%) who were uninsured for one month or more during 2007-2008. I was thinking about those Georgia senior citizens who cannot afford their prescription drugs because they fall into the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” And I was thinking about the fact that Georgia continues to rank near the bottom in terms of the health of its citizens. For these people and for millions of Americans like them, I decided to support the health reform legislation."
He's my hero... try to get health insurance, when you have high BP and diabetes and are 50 years old!
He saved MY life with this vote... and that's what matters to me and a lot of other people like me.
It only ticks off the idiots who believe the Republicans who are controlled by the donations of the insurance companies and drug manufacturers.
Get a grip fools!
YOU WILL SEE IT BENEFIT EVEN YOU!
I am sorry but sanford was thinking about supporting another "BROTHER" thats what blacks do.KEEP watching , he votes YES on everything obammie does,he even voted YES on cap and trade,something to raise your power bills and taxrs 50%
50cent

Gibson, GA

#49 Mar 30, 2010
SeminoleJack wrote:
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THIS IS WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY.
Here are the latest polls from USA Today:
WASHINGTON — More Americans now favor than oppose the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against the legislation.
By 49%-40%, those polled say it was "a good thing" rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms — as "enthusiastic" or "pleased" — while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as "disappointed" or "angry."
The largest single group, 48%, calls the legislation "a good first step" that needs to be followed by more action. And 4% say the bill itself makes the most important changes needed in the nation's health care system."
Breaking News...New poll shows that Half call passage of the bill "a bad thing" and 47% "a good thing." That differs from a one-day USA TODAY poll taken March 22 — a day after the House approved the legislation — in which a 49%-40% plurality called the bill "a good thing."

"Any one-day poll in the immediate aftermath of a major event is likely to be subject not only to sampling error but also to very short-term effects," says political scientist Charles Franklin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the time, "the news cycle was dominated by the positive side of the story, and only a little bit by the Republicans' rebuttal to that."

There was a strong reaction against the tactics Democratic leaders used to pass the bill. A 53% majority call Democratic methods "an abuse of power;" 40% say they are appropriate.

Obama's approval rating was 47%-50%— the first time his disapproval rating has hit 50%.
SeminoleJack

United States

#50 Mar 30, 2010
Moses wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I totally agree; but I also think that those on welfare should not be allowed to vote. Those that I am feeding will only vote for more entitlements. Welfare recipients should also be required to pass a drug screening before receiving gov't assistance.
Of course, drug testing should be mandatory when receiving government aid. But certainly we cannot claim to live in a democracy if we do not let people vote because they are paupers.
That wouldn't be a good thing.
Canadian Mist

United States

#51 Mar 30, 2010
I know wrote:
It is over 200K for single and 250K for couples. I have my facts straight. Yes, I make well over 200k, and I am single. My passive income will be taxed an extra 3.8% as an example. I already pay taxes around the 40% mark. Where in the hell is all the money going to come from to pay for this bill without increasing taxes??? I am already in the top 2% that pays about 70% of all the taxes. I think I am taxed enough. I love when people supporting this bill do not have any accurate facts. I am sure if they payed as much taxes as I do, they would dwelve a little deeper. Maybe I can pull a "Charlie Rangel" and not pay them. HAHA
NOTHING WRONG with a tax increase for the rich! Tough to be in the top 2% of the rich minority! Better than for the rest of us mere mortals. YOU folks can afford it! Hehehe!
And as for all the other dumb fools, who aren't in your group of wealthy folks, it is sheer idiocy to vote Republican.
Wake up America...!
suggestion

North East, PA

#52 Mar 30, 2010
You too can be in the top 2%. Give up 9 yrs of your life to school and owe 150K in student loans. You know....you should actually thank me. If it wasnt for us top 2%'ers your taxes would be higher. Maybe the people on welfare should take some furlough days along with the working class. There is nothing wrong with capitalism. Remember wealth is public! I prefer not to live in a communist society, so i lean towards republican. If you think wealth distribution is great, you should talk to people in russia and europe. YOU will be paying higher taxes due to cap and trade. Why in the hell anyone that is not in the "entitlement groups" that votes democrat is beyond me. People should look into the other countries that have followed this path and look at the loss of liberties.
Gimmee Abrake

United States

#53 Mar 30, 2010
I know wrote:
It is over 200K for single and 250K for couples. I have my facts straight. Yes, I make well over 200k, and I am single. My passive income will be taxed an extra 3.8% as an example. I already pay taxes around the 40% mark. Where in the hell is all the money going to come from to pay for this bill without increasing taxes??? I am already in the top 2% that pays about 70% of all the taxes. I think I am taxed enough. I love when people supporting this bill do not have any accurate facts. I am sure if they payed as much taxes as I do, they would dwelve a little deeper. Maybe I can pull a "Charlie Rangel" and not pay them. HAHA
Hey brother, I am in the same boat as you, as I am also in the top 2% of tax payers. Have you ever thought that those of us who carry the largest burden of taxes, receive the least benefit from those taxes. Kinda makes me ill that almost everone got a gov't stimulus check except for those of us that are funding everything. That's a redistribution of wealth plain and simple. Also, our gov't does not reward good decision making nor living within one's means, but wants to bail out and forgive mortgage debts to the idiots who have made poor decisions and bit off more than they can chew. Our gov't is removing all incentive for those in our group to work harder or to expand our businesses.

Since: Jan 10

Bainbridge, GA

#54 Mar 30, 2010
Gimmee Abrake wrote:
<quoted text>Hey brother, I am in the same boat as you, as I am also in the top 2% of tax payers. Have you ever thought that those of us who carry the largest burden of taxes, receive the least benefit from those taxes. Kinda makes me ill that almost everone got a gov't stimulus check except for those of us that are funding everything. That's a redistribution of wealth plain and simple. Also, our gov't does not reward good decision making nor living within one's means, but wants to bail out and forgive mortgage debts to the idiots who have made poor decisions and bit off more than they can chew. Our gov't is removing all incentive for those in our group to work harder or to expand our businesses.
Absolutely agree! It seems that the sorrier you are and the less you do, the FEDS will give you more. To hell with the people that buy ALL of their own groceries and pay for their own housing. The government is more concerned with people that CHOOSE to sit on their sorry asses and mootch off of society. I feel like moving to another country is a viable option for my family at this point. How much worse can this get?
Preacher

Boston, GA

#55 Mar 31, 2010
Well Sir wrote:
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Absolutely agree! It seems that the sorrier you are and the less you do, the FEDS will give you more. To hell with the people that buy ALL of their own groceries and pay for their own housing. The government is more concerned with people that CHOOSE to sit on their sorry asses and mootch off of society. I feel like moving to another country is a viable option for my family at this point. How much worse can this get?
Hey, Panama offers great incentives to people moving there from other countries. Looks like a great place to retire as one can live like royalty on $20,000 a year.
50cent

Gibson, GA

#56 Apr 3, 2010
SeminoleJack wrote:
<quoted text> I'm just a complete idiot and don't know jack about politics...I thought congress just gained power of congress this past election.. I'm dumb as hell
Well I do agree with you on this!!!!
Drink The Hive

Orlando, FL

#57 Apr 3, 2010
Sanford & Son Got Big Time Problem With The IRS Boy',The Poor Afro-American Had A Real Heart Attack After The IRS Audit Him-This Boy' Are Hungry 4 Revenue'LOL.

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