Upbeat Retreat for House Democrats

Upbeat Retreat for House Democrats

There are 32 comments on the Roll Call story from Jan 24, 2012, titled Upbeat Retreat for House Democrats. In it, Roll Call reports that:

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said President Barack Obama should touch on themes of bipartisanship in his State of the Union speech to solve fiscal problems but that he should also drive home the oft-repeated line that high-income earners should pay more in taxes.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Jan 25, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Le Jimbo, let's face it you wouldn't give him credit for a great speech even if it was the most awe inspiring, emotional, inspirational speech since Lincoln.
It's just not in your nature to accept or like anything President Obama does or says
What was your opinion?
Dingo

Elk Grove, CA

#23 Jan 25, 2012
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Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>What was your opinion?

Since: Mar 09

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#24 Jan 25, 2012
Atheist Liberal wrote:
America is sick - SICK - and tired of listening to Obozo and the other liberals whinning about rich people not paying enough in taxes.
Obozo and the liberals in Washington are bankrupting America! All of the rich people's money - ALL OF IT - Is not enough to keep Obozo's bloated pig of a government afloat for more than a few months.
He's OUT OF HERE.
Gingrich/Santorum 2012.
BUt wait! the top 20%(the rich people) own a whoppping 80% of the wealth in the country? If their wealth isn't enough to pay for it then my god if you took ALL The wealth of the rest of us AND THEN MULTIPLIED IT BY 4 it would be the same "not enough to pay for ir).

THat's a myth. By the way they limit that statistic to INCOME (earned in a job) because they are talking about income taxes they ignore accumulate wealth AND Capital gains (like all of Romney's income). There is enough wealth to pay off the debt. But no the rich shouldn't pay all of it, just their share.

If they own 80% of the wealth they should pay at least 80$ of all taxes, and that's not even being progressive (that's a flat tax) they don't.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#25 Jan 25, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
Here's the deal, how about do the job we pay you Congress twerps to do, and stop whining over about stuff in the past.
Only repubs can complain about Obama not working with them, after they tell Obama they will not compromise on anything.
Can't have it both ways. Obama tried working with you, you played every trick up your sleeve, took the opposite even when that meant being AGAINST lowering taxes...and you lose.
Obama shouldn't be bowing down to any House or Senate repub that refused to compromise.
Thats why he stated HE WILL BE USING HIS EXECUTIVE PRIVELDGE IF NEEDED. You forced him into doing so.
If you want a voice, meet him the middle.
But Congress won't. Instead they'll give him more meat to use against Congress.
PS...T-baggers are hated by most Americans. Just like the OWS movement, Most Americans are somewhere in the middle.
The rate the House is going. It going to be a mighty tough sell for the tea baggers to convince their folks back home that trying to shut down the government was a great idea.

But hey if the republican/tea party want to play the fools.

Well maybe losing the house, watch a few more republican senators get voted out. As well as 4 more years of President Obama might wake them up to reality.

That the country is more comfortable with the center. That party politics is not for the national stage when it comes to what is best for the country.
Atheist Liberal

San Francisco, CA

#26 Jan 25, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>You must be one of those rich people who does not pay taxes. Either that or you are just another Republican retard who loves screwing himself while your corporate masters laugh at you.
Liberal government is the ULTIMATE corporation. They're not just collecting profits from some product or service... No, the liberal gubment is screwing every last man, woman and child in America - robbing them of their freedom, their opportunity, their property, and their hopes for prosperity...even their very safety.

Where's your liberal outrage about that? Stupid liberals...

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#27 Jan 26, 2012
CTEd wrote:
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BUt wait! the top 20%(the rich people) own a whoppping 80% of the wealth in the country? If their wealth isn't enough to pay for it then my god if you took ALL The wealth of the rest of us AND THEN MULTIPLIED IT BY 4 it would be the same "not enough to pay for ir).
THat's a myth. By the way they limit that statistic to INCOME (earned in a job) because they are talking about income taxes they ignore accumulate wealth AND Capital gains (like all of Romney's income). There is enough wealth to pay off the debt. But no the rich shouldn't pay all of it, just their share.
If they own 80% of the wealth they should pay at least 80$ of all taxes, and that's not even being progressive (that's a flat tax) they don't.
REPORT: Warren Buffett's Secretary Makes Between $200,000 and $500,000 Per Year...

Just Bought Second Home...That’s and Occupy waiting to happen.

Delinquent: Fed workers, military owe $3.4B in unpaid taxes...
conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#28 Jan 26, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>REPORT: Warren Buffett's Secretary Makes Between $200,000 and $500,000 Per Year...
Just Bought Second Home...That’s and Occupy waiting to happen.
Delinquent: Fed workers, military owe $3.4B in unpaid taxes...
Maybe you should've been born a secretary instead of being born defective. Sux to be you.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#29 Jan 26, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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Maybe you should've been born a secretary instead of being born defective. Sux to be you.
• Taxpayers still owed $132.9B from bailout: report

January 26, 2012Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT12:01 AM EST
A government watchdog says U.S. taxpayers are still owed $132.9 billion that companies haven't repaid from the financial bailout, and some of that will never be recovered.
conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#30 Jan 26, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>• Taxpayers still owed $132.9B from bailout: report
January 26, 2012Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT12:01 AM EST
A government watchdog says U.S. taxpayers are still owed $132.9 billion that companies haven't repaid from the financial bailout, and some of that will never be recovered.
More lies.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#31 Jan 26, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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More lies.
I hate to show the world you're as empty suited as Obama, however, I'll make an exception.

36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes
Andrew Malcolm

How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their "fair share" of taxes.

Because how unfair -- indeed, un-American -- it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet's secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.
Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama's White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That's up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration's last year.

Nearly one-third of Obama's aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
The IRS' 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees' tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That's up 3% in the past year.

That scale of delinquency could annoy voters, hard-pressed by their own costs, fears and stubbornly high unemployment despite Joe Biden's many promises.

The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.

The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.
conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#32 Jan 26, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to show the world you're as empty suited as Obama, however, I'll make an exception.
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes
Andrew Malcolm
How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their "fair share" of taxes.
Because how unfair -- indeed, un-American -- it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet's secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.
Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama's White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That's up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration's last year.
Nearly one-third of Obama's aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
The IRS' 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees' tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That's up 3% in the past year.
That scale of delinquency could annoy voters, hard-pressed by their own costs, fears and stubbornly high unemployment despite Joe Biden's many promises.
The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.
The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.
Turn the mirror on the cons and give us some of that fair and balanced bullshit you swallow.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#33 Jan 26, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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Turn the mirror on the cons and give us some of that fair and balanced bullshit you swallow.
So instead of running and screeming because you can't refute it, you just make the usual ass out of yourself.

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