GOP attacks Obama over Bush tax cuts

GOP attacks Obama over Bush tax cuts

There are 952 comments on the USA Today story from Aug 18, 2012, titled GOP attacks Obama over Bush tax cuts. In it, USA Today reports that:

The Republicans went after President Obama again Saturday over the end-of-the-year expiration of the George W. Bush tax cuts.

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#42 Aug 18, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
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I would be happy to explain, but you clearly are not intelligent enough to grasp the concept. Keep drinkin' the Koolade, it will help when y'all go down in defeat in November.
Explain? You? Intelligent? You're lucky I take the time to respond to you, you amoeba. Consider the fact that you don't know whatthefuck you're talking about.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#43 Aug 18, 2012
Here's how stupid the Republican RINO Rich Money and Ryan supporters are: The 1% is sitting on a mound of cash. Instead of reinvesting in the American people they have convinced their stupid followers to look to government for the jobs.

This is not surprising though. They are the same people who threw money at Sarah Palin to tell them they were "conservatives". And she cashed her check and ran.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#44 Aug 18, 2012
GoodNewz wrote:
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the private sector can adapt to a changing economy much more readily than the government. competition and the possibility of making a profit from improvements creates incentives that the government cannot provide. you people talk about the "greed" of the 1%. yet those "greedy" people provide jobs and move the economy forward. meanwhile the government wants you to accept the gruel they offer you...
If letting them have more money created jobs then we would have more jobs because that's what Bush did with his tax cuts. But, at the end
of the Bush presidency the economy was losing 700,000 jobs per month.
Question: Where was the trickle down?
Answer: There wasn't any.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#45 Aug 18, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Most rich people pay more taxes in a year then the poor, and unfortunate pay in five, and it has nothing to do with whether they paid or not, but that the pitiful don't think they pay enough. Well they do, way more then the rest of us, and the Government just wastes it on freebies for the lazy people. They use tax money to buy votes. We are tired of the waste, and abuse.
You have no idea what rich people pay in taxes.
What they pay is none of your business.
They're not obligated to tell peasants like you.
Cat74

Westmont, IL

#46 Aug 18, 2012
Let me make it simple for you, Romney, and Ryan have offered more solutions in the past monththen Obama, and his 40 thieves have offered in 3 1/2 years. We don't expect anything from Obama, and we are never disappointed. Affirmative Action doesn't cut it in the Oval office. He needs to go back to Chicago
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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#48 Aug 18, 2012
Rich Money and Ryan's solution? "Give us 1%-ers more tax cuts. Let's gut Medicare. Restore OUR future".

Ummm...I'll pass thanks.

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#49 Aug 18, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Rich Money
You say that like it's a bad thing, sheeple.
Cat74

Westmont, IL

#50 Aug 18, 2012
The GOP can't gut Medicare. Obamaalready stole $760 billion from it to pay for his Obamacare tax, Hurry Paul, save it for the old people!!

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#51 Aug 18, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Rich Money and Ryan's solution? "Give us 1%-ers more tax cuts. Let's gut Medicare. Restore OUR future".
Ummm...I'll pass thanks.
Man, you're really opening up wide and swallowing that class warfare bunk, arent you?

Sad.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#52 Aug 18, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
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Man, you're really opening up wide and swallowing that class warfare bunk, arent you?
Sad.
Meh. I also believe the world is round too. You and I will just have to disagree. Sad.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#53 Aug 18, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
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You say that like it's a bad thing, sheeple.
Eh? How so? I'm just being descriptive. It's accurate.
LOL

Memphis, TN

#54 Aug 19, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The GOP can't gut Medicare. Obamaalready stole $760 billion from it to pay for his Obamacare tax, Hurry Paul, save it for the old people!!
Those Medicare cuts reduce the pay of providers within the system, and why restoring them like Romney said he would could actually make the program less fiscally sound in the longer term. So much for fiscal conservatives, huh?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

And all of you people talking about "jobs", you do know that Obama created more private sector jobs in 2010 alone than all of Bush's years combined, right?
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/10/08/its-offi...
guest

United States

#55 Aug 19, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Let them pay their fair share like the rest of us!
The top 25% pay 87% of the income tax collected. Is that fair?

The bottom 50% pay 0%. Is that fair?

I get so tired of this "fair share" bullshit. Our system is grossly unfair as it is, with the top income earners paying damn near all while the bottom half pay jack shit.

Nothing at all fair about that.
guest

United States

#56 Aug 19, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
The 1% is sitting on a mound of cash.
It is THEIR money dipshit. If they want to buy gold coins, put them in mason jars and bury them in their backyard, how is that any of your damn business?

Be happy with what you have and stop being envious of what others have.
guest

United States

#57 Aug 19, 2012
Gary wrote:
If letting them have more money created jobs then we would have more jobs because that's what Bush did with his tax cuts. But, at the end
of the Bush presidency the economy was losing 700,000 jobs per month.
Question: Where was the trickle down?
Answer: There wasn't any.
Reducing tax rates spurs economic growth. We've seen that over and over and over again. It worked for Kennedy in the '60s. It worked for Reagan in the '80s. And yes, it worked for Bush in the 2000s.

The reason the Bush tax cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 was to help the economy which was rocked by the 9/11 attacks. If you'll look at the GDP from 2003 - 2007, you'll see immediate and steady economic growth as a direct result of those tax cuts.

You'll also see that unemployment remained under 5% the entire time.

The economy was doing fine until after Democrats gained control of Congress in 2006 and began implementing their socialist policies. Those policies directly led to the housing collapse and the deep recession. Continuation of those policies after Obama was elected have stifled the recovery.

Until we elect enough conservatives to office to actually implement known, proven methods (like cutting taxes) to spur economic growth, we will continue to see high unemployment and record numbers of people living in poverty and on welfare.

This coming election really is a very clear choice. We can re-elect Obama and have 4 more years of high unemployment, poverty and trillion dollar deficits, or we can elect Romney and have jobs, prosperity and a balanced budget. It's a no brainer.
obarry

Beckley, WV

#58 Aug 19, 2012
LOL wrote:
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And all of you people talking about "jobs", you do know that Obama created more private sector jobs in 2010 alone than all of Bush's years combined, right?
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/10/08/its-offi...
Unemployment up in 44 states this week alone.
guest

United States

#59 Aug 19, 2012
Gary wrote:
You have no idea what rich people pay in taxes.
Yeah, we do know what they pay.

The top 1% pay 37% of the income tax collected by government.
The top 5% pay 59%.
The top 10% pay 70%.
The top 25% pay 87%.
The bottom 50% don't pay jack shit.

http://ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income-tax...

So what is this bullshit about the rich not paying their fair share?
LOL

Memphis, TN

#60 Aug 19, 2012
guest wrote:
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It is THEIR money dipshit. If they want to buy gold coins, put them in mason jars and bury them in their backyard, how is that any of your damn business?
Be happy with what you have and stop being envious of what others have.
And us working folk bust our asses off for what we have. It's OUR money, dipshit. We earned it. Why should we foot the bill for the mess that THEY created?
LOL

Memphis, TN

#61 Aug 19, 2012
obarry wrote:
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Unemployment up in 44 states this week alone.
No, that was from the entire month of July. Not one week. Thank you for the misinformation, though.

Also, 31 states gained jobs in July while 19 lost them. Unemployment rates can rise in a state even when there are more jobs created if more people start looking for work. People who are out of work are counted as unemployed only if they’re looking for a job.

When unemployment rises, more people are looking for jobs.
guest

United States

#62 Aug 19, 2012
LOL wrote:
Those Medicare cuts reduce the pay of providers within the system
Which is why more and more of them are refusing to see Medicare patients. Insurance isn't worth a damn if it doesn't pay enough for any doctors to accept. What the hell good is it if no doctors will see you?

Pick up the phone and call medical service providers in your area and ask them if they accept Medicare patients. You'll be shocked at how many don't. Under Obamacare, fewer and fewer will.
And all of you people talking about "jobs", you do know that Obama created more private sector jobs in 2010 alone than all of Bush's years combined, right?
Obama doesn't own a business, so he hasn't created a single private sector job. FLASH government doesn't create private sector jobs dipshit. Private businesses create private sector jobs.

FACT - there are more people unemployed today than when Obama took office.

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