Congress wavers on killing tax cuts

Congress wavers on killing tax cuts

There are 60 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Congress wavers on killing tax cuts. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Rep. Tim Ryan hails from the blue-collar, Democratic stronghold of the Mahoning Valley, but the Niles Democrat is a good example why President Barack Obama might fail to persuade Congress to go along with not extending tax cuts for the most-affluent Americans.

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Nana

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 7, 2010
Of course they don't want the taxes increased for the weathly - that's because they would then have to pay more - again, they are only looking out for themselves! All politicians are crooks and we need to change what is going on!
Seesall

United States

#3 Sep 7, 2010
Not only should tax breaks be left alone, they should be increased. Then get rid of all the pork in their budgeted expenditures which would lower government spending by a conservative 35-45% and you will see fantastic economic growth in this country. That goes for state and local governments too which are just smaller spoiled siblings of their big spoiled brother the feds!!
the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#4 Sep 7, 2010
The dems facing defeat knowing taxing the so called rich who are the job creators kill jobs which is what they want. But to do so now will kill their jobs. To late dem-O-marxist to late we are on to you and many have been for a long time but others that you have killed their jobs are now awake.
4 truthjstceandamr cnway

New York, NY

#5 Sep 7, 2010
Fifty percent of the wage earners in this country pay no federal taxes. That is just WRONG! If you want people to take an interest in their government they must have a vested interest in the country. Everybody should pay something, even if it's a token amount. Why should the top two percent pay over fifty percent of the tax burden when they already create most of the jobs? This system is nuts.
Tomcat

Palo Alto, CA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
The Dems control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. Yet the President blames Republicans for not allowing him to do what he wants to do to "save the economy". How is that possible? Could it be that maybe a large number of Democrats do not agree with Obama either?

By the way, I support letting the tax credits expire, but it bothers me how Democrats like to blame others for everything.
rls

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 7, 2010
Grow some balls and do away with the tax cuts.
Ohio Patriot

Galion, OH

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Giving the rich tax breaks to "stimulate" the economy is a false claim - it is a grossly ineffective way to promote economic growth and it led to the various bubbles that have made our economy a roller coaster over the last 30 years. No legitimate, professional economist has ever embraced "trickle down" economics as a real tool for promoting the economy. Let the high-end tax cuts expire and start pushing down the deficit. I would also support cutting the nation's bloated defense budget, half of which is just tribute to military contractors that does little to protect the American people.
Jeez

United States

#9 Sep 7, 2010
rls wrote:
Grow some balls and do away with the tax cuts.
Applause! They got filthy rich off our underpaid / underinsured azzes! The rich deserve the higher tax burden!

On the flip side also, people should not be getting back more than they pay in. Earned income credit is BS!
mark

Columbus, OH

#10 Sep 7, 2010
No one in the media ever mentions that the very rich already pay something like over half of all income taxes anyway. Sometimes you hear of how the bottom third to half pay next to nothing. Nevertheless, the tax structure as it stands is more than fair to lower earners. Maybe they should make better decisions with their lives and they wouldn't need all these entitlement programs that the rich provide.
Kilroy clueless

Mansfield, OH

#11 Sep 7, 2010
She realizes the budget needs to be balanced (amazing to see her realize that), but her solution is "RAISE TAXES". Memo: balancing a budget can also occur by CUTTING SPENDING. Why is that option never even considered by the likes of Kilroy, Brown etc?

And her lecturing about needing to balance the budget is like listening to an obese person preach about the importance of physical fitness. Useless.

the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#12 Sep 7, 2010
Ohio Patriot wrote:
Giving the rich tax breaks to "stimulate" the economy is a false claim - it is a grossly ineffective way to promote economic growth and it led to the various bubbles that have made our economy a roller coaster over the last 30 years. No legitimate, professional economist has ever embraced "trickle down" economics as a real tool for promoting the economy. Let the high-end tax cuts expire and start pushing down the deficit. I would also support cutting the nation's bloated defense budget, half of which is just tribute to military contractors that does little to protect the American people.
You make Obama look smart like he makes Penut Carter look smart.

Dead fish Rahm has a word for you and it is the "R" word. If I were you I would not seek out Obama deathcare it might put you at the top of the no help group.
the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#13 Sep 7, 2010
Jeez wrote:
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Applause! They got filthy rich off our underpaid / underinsured ****! The rich deserve the higher tax burden!
On the flip side also, people should not be getting back more than they pay in. Earned income credit is BS!
You libs out of work get refunds for doing nothing but taking from the people who work and pay over 50% from 2% and then the rest by the mid class. Too bad you lose bum. get a job and a life.
Old Timer

AOL

#14 Sep 7, 2010
Why this argument is so dis-jointed is that from an earlier article, 7 of the top 10 wealthiest people in Congress were Democrats. If you have the wealthiest among us willing to pay more in income tax to help save the nation, that speaks highly of their honor. I wish others were so inclined.
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#15 Sep 7, 2010
Of course they are wavering .......

It's not about what's best for America or Americans......

they are killing time waiting on some more election polls to come in......before they make a decision.

it's all about elections and ruling power over America.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#16 Sep 7, 2010
Tomcat wrote:
The Dems control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. Yet the President blames Republicans for not allowing him to do what he wants to do to "save the economy". How is that possible?
It's the Democrat way...
Result Of Dumb

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 7, 2010
You did not really think the rich and powerful were going to allow their cash cow to wander off to working class pastures did you???

From Fox news and Clear Channel and the Tea Party all their lying hypocrites that use their "private socialism and corporate government" to pick the winners and losers so you now get "Tax Breaks For The Rich 2" ... While you get propaganda.(aka Let THEM Eat Cake")

OHHHH By All Means Vote For More "Hell No"
TRICK-el Has Worked So Well For The Working Class That All Of You Are Now Broke and In Debt AND Out Of Work and So Desperate You Are Begging For More?
Are You ALL NUTS?

Those liars have free milked you for the past 30 years with those lies and like abused spouses you keep coming back for more???
ramseyjames

Bellefontaine, OH

#18 Sep 7, 2010
It has always been, and will always be, the platform of the republicans > PROTECT THE WEALTHY AND STICK IT TO THE MIDDLE CLASS! I will never understand how a voter in the middle class [a majority] ever feels that a vote for a republican is in their best interest!
ChrisS

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 7, 2010
The current tax system is a joke. We need complete reform of the tax code. Do you know that our founding fathers never put in a way for our federal govt to tax at all?

They believed that giving the federal govt the ability to tax was giving them TOO MUCH POWER. Look at what is going on now and you will realize that they were right.

As to the tax cut, since we cannot do a complete reform, leave them in place. Raising them right ow would possibly be the most idiotic thing any politician could ever do. Punishing the very people that create the jobs in this country is really a good idea isn't it? NOT!! Anyone that thinks otherwise is an idiot.
Producers vs Users

Westerville, OH

#20 Sep 7, 2010
The real problem is the unfair tax that producers (that is tax payers for those who did not get at least a GED) versus the users (that is a parasite who lives off of others).

An alarming increase of 50% of our population do not pay taxes. The burden is on the other hard working middle and upper class who pay the way.

Start drug testing for welfare benefits and STOP all illegals from getting welfare.

That will balance the budget.
Jeez

United States

#21 Sep 7, 2010
the truth wrote:
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You libs out of work get refunds for doing nothing but taking from the people who work and pay over 50% from 2% and then the rest by the mid class. Too bad you lose bum. get a job and a life.
You are brainwashed by the corporate media. Think about it, the middle class is a two income family. There ain't a chance in hell that a single income can support a family now a days.

Why someone earning under $150,000 would vote Republican just blows my mind.

Your a bunch of dang sheep!

The Democrats ain't much better but they are the lesser of the two evils.

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