Labor: Tax the rich, don't touch safety nets

Nov 10, 2012 Full story: Northern Michigan News 64

After two years of getting pummeled in Wisconsin, Indiana and other battleground states, leaders of the nation's big labor unions were beaming on election night.

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#1 Nov 10, 2012
Public Union Labor IS the rich. All the new expensive boats are owned by retired public union people with 2 and 3 pensions down at the marina. They are all millionaires living in gated communities. I say tax the crap out of them. Make them sell their boats, give the money to the gubmint and get me some free gubmint cheese and crackers. Tax the crap out of the public union workers. They have all the loot anyway.

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#2 Nov 10, 2012
Federal Employees too. They own a few of the newer bigger boats. Tax those millionaires too. They make WAY too much money with summer homes on the river and such and such. TAX TAX TAX OBAMA. Go Get Em , BOY.
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#3 Nov 10, 2012
Liberals want to increase taxes to re-distribute money from those who work for a living to those who don't. They may as well use RECO laws to confiscate the wealth from the criminal rich.

Since: Mar 07

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#4 Nov 10, 2012
Fed Up Vet wrote:
Liberals want to increase taxes to re-distribute money from those who work for a living to those who don't. They may as well use RECO laws to confiscate the wealth from the criminal rich.
Liars want to continue pretending they're veterans so that they can post boolsheet without opposition. It doesn't work anymore. Get a new name, cupcake. Moderates also want to end the TAX CUTS (did you get that term? C-U-T-S) for the wealthiest which is a balanced approach to the deficit: increased revenues and spending cuts. Who is better able to pay a little more at this time than the wealthiest who have been putting distance between themselves and every other income group in America for decades now? Nobody, that's who.

Perfectly reasonable middle-of-the road Americans have no problem with ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest. Even many of the wealthiest have no problem with that approach.

You? You're exceptionally self-absorbed. Get a job and stop trying to live on dividend and interest income, you spoiled brat.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Nov 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Public Union Labor IS the rich. All the new expensive boats are owned by retired public union people with 2 and 3 pensions down at the marina. They are all millionaires living in gated communities. I say tax the crap out of them. Make them sell their boats, give the money to the gubmint and get me some free gubmint cheese and crackers. Tax the crap out of the public union workers. They have all the loot anyway.
No, Romney supporters are the rich. Those who pay for the ignorant tea-baggers are the rich.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 Nov 10, 2012
Fed Up Vet wrote:
Liberals want to increase taxes to re-distribute money from those who work for a living to those who don't. They may as well use RECO laws to confiscate the wealth from the criminal rich.
I'd like to redistribute money so that it goes back to the states that paid it into the treasury. The tax system is a welfare subsidy for the "red states."

Virginia is right on top, sucking wealth from CT & CA.

(And it is RICO.)
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#7 Nov 10, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Liars want to continue pretending they're veterans so that they can post boolsheet without opposition. It doesn't work anymore. Get a new name, cupcake. Moderates also want to end the TAX CUTS (did you get that term? C-U-T-S) for the wealthiest which is a balanced approach to the deficit: increased revenues and spending cuts. Who is better able to pay a little more at this time than the wealthiest who have been putting distance between themselves and every other income group in America for decades now? Nobody, that's who.
Perfectly reasonable middle-of-the road Americans have no problem with ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest. Even many of the wealthiest have no problem with that approach.
You? You're exceptionally self-absorbed. Get a job and stop trying to live on dividend and interest income, you spoiled brat.
What's the matter kid, did this old vet get under your liberal skin. Too bad. I have my opinion any you have yours. Live with it.
Besara

Belton, MO

#8 Nov 10, 2012
Unions = Incentive to remain lazy & stupid.
Pala

Columbus, IN

#9 Nov 10, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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No, Romney supporters are the rich. Those who pay for the ignorant tea-baggers are the rich.
Yup, that Bruce Springsteen is way rich.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Nov 10, 2012
waiting to see the new tax waivers granted all the multimillionaire union, hollywood, music, sports, tv personalities that spent all their time fawning for obama to be announced. everyone knows 'pay their fair share' excludes the politburo elite. pay to play the obama way

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#11 Nov 10, 2012
Fed Up Vet wrote:
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What's the matter kid, did this old vet get under your liberal skin. Too bad. I have my opinion any you have yours. Live with it.
that's not how it works these days...the liberals have their opinion...and everyone else is wrong.
did you not get the memo?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Nov 10, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd like to redistribute money so that it goes back to the states that paid it into the treasury. The tax system is a welfare subsidy for the "red states."
Virginia is right on top, sucking wealth from CT & CA.
(And it is RICO.)
and i'd like some intelligent editors on topix...

looks like we're both going to be disappointed.

Since: Nov 08

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#13 Nov 10, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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No, Romney supporters are the rich. Those who pay for the ignorant tea-baggers are the rich.
No. Public Union Workers and Federal employees are the rich. Most of them retire as millionaires with several pensions. Go get them Obama. YEAAAAA.
Really

Omaha, NE

#14 Nov 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>No. Public Union Workers and Federal employees are the rich. Most of them retire as millionaires with several pensions. Go get them Obama. YEAAAAA.
They were also promised a 5% pay increase by Omaha, while now other than Fed workers are losing their jobs all over the country.

“Here we go!”

Since: Feb 07

Tampa, FL

#15 Nov 10, 2012
Arbitrarily raising taxes on the wealthy without reforming the tax code doesn't bring in the revenue to reduce the deficit.

Obama likes to compare his plan with Clinton's. There are two main reasons why this is a falicy. 1) After getting shellacked in the midterms ('94), Clinton abandoned his far left agenda and tacked to the center, compromising with House Republicans. 2)Clinton did raise the rates, but he also cut regulation and severly cut spending, which led to job growth which, as everyone knows except Obama (and you), leads to a larger tax base, which leads to increased revenue.

Unless Obama's plan includes the above, his plan is nothing like Bubba's. Unless he reforms the Tax Code, the Wealthy will park their money, legally, and will not 'pay a little more'.

The net result will be no added revenue. Without creating an environment to create 4%-5% growth annually, he will not be successful.
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Liars want to continue pretending they're veterans so that they can post boolsheet without opposition. It doesn't work anymore. Get a new name, cupcake. Moderates also want to end the TAX CUTS (did you get that term? C-U-T-S) for the wealthiest which is a balanced approach to the deficit: increased revenues and spending cuts. Who is better able to pay a little more at this time than the wealthiest who have been putting distance between themselves and every other income group in America for decades now? Nobody, that's who.
Perfectly reasonable middle-of-the road Americans have no problem with ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest. Even many of the wealthiest have no problem with that approach.
You? You're exceptionally self-absorbed. Get a job and stop trying to live on dividend and interest income, you spoiled brat.
Unreal

New London, CT

#16 Nov 10, 2012
With Obama's re-election, wealth redistribution is at hand!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#17 Nov 10, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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that's not how it works these days...the liberals have their opinion...and everyone else is wrong.
did you not get the memo?
No, the whole country spoke, not "...the liberals." Go back in your dirty tree-hole.

Yes, you are always wrong. Go away.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#18 Nov 10, 2012
Eron wrote:
Arbitrarily raising taxes on the wealthy without reforming the tax code doesn't bring in the revenue to reduce the deficit.
Obama likes to compare his plan with Clinton's. There are two main reasons why this is a falicy. 1) After getting shellacked in the midterms ('94), Clinton abandoned his far left agenda and tacked to the center, compromising with House Republicans. 2)Clinton did raise the rates, but he also cut regulation and severly cut spending, which led to job growth which, as everyone knows except Obama (and you), leads to a larger tax base, which leads to increased revenue.
Unless Obama's plan includes the above, his plan is nothing like Bubba's. Unless he reforms the Tax Code, the Wealthy will park their money, legally, and will not 'pay a little more'.
The net result will be no added revenue. Without creating an environment to create 4%-5% growth annually, he will not be successful.
<quoted text>
We have had the tax cut for the wealthy up to now, today. It has produced no jobs in this country; but many in the third world. How much does it take for you to see your failure?

RIGHT NOW it isn't working, why keep it?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Nov 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>No. Public Union Workers and Federal employees are the rich. Most of them retire as millionaires with several pensions. Go get them Obama. YEAAAAA.
The "news" you get from Hannity and Beck is a pack of lies. They made you into a thoughtless fool, fool.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#20 Nov 10, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
No, the whole country spoke, not "...the liberals." Go back in your dirty tree-hole.
Yes, you are always wrong. Go away.
and, against all odds, you just keep getting dumber...

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