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Obama to pitch Buffett tax, killing corporate tax breaks

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Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#42 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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It's obviously intended as social engineering, and if it decreases smoking, would actually REDUCE government expenditures for Medicare and other health-insurance costs, obviously.
Wouldn not stopping smokers cost the government several billion in tax money as well as the states? What do you feel should be done to replace the lost revenue?

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#43 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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IN the DISHONEST hands which predominate on Wall St., you create massive international financial meltdowns, unfortunately. It wasn't the housing bubble ALONE which caused the recession, it was MOSTLY the fallout from that bursting bubble which made all those Wall St. deriviatives about as valuable as lead paint.
FWIW
All proving, my previously stated pro regulation position
With more money on the table than could ever be counted not wanting quality refs is insane
Keep in mind the big fish have a tendency to eat the little fish,
for two independent old farts, a good ref is nice to have.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#44 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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IN the DISHONEST hands which predominate on Wall St., you create massive international financial meltdowns, unfortunately. It wasn't the housing bubble ALONE which caused the recession, it was MOSTLY the fallout from that bursting bubble which made all those Wall St. deriviatives about as valuable as lead paint.
FWIW
scratching my head FW|W ?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#45 Apr 10, 2013
Go Obama, go!

And while you're at it, start nailing all
those Romney-like tax dodgers who salt their
millions and billions away in off shore banks.

Better idea. Just tell those bastards to
go live where their money is and get the hell
out of the U.S.of A.

Effing scumbags.

Filth!

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#46 Apr 10, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text> Wouldn not stopping smokers cost the government several billion in tax money as well as the states? What do you feel should be done to replace the lost revenue?
I live in Southern Illinois about 10 minutes from the Kentucky Border and every time these dumbass liberals raise cigarette taxes they build another cheap smokes shop across the border and then advertise on the Illinois radio stations with ads that say come to Kentucky and save, save and save some more.
Illinois is broke, they have lost millions in tax revenue to Kentucky not only on tobacco but gas as well which is typically 20-25 cents a gallon or more cheaper.

Liberals are so stupid they never learn.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#47 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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It's obviously intended as social engineering, and if it decreases smoking, would actually REDUCE government expenditures for Medicare and other health-insurance costs, obviously.
That's just sophistry. The tax is supposed to be used to pour even more money into the useless but very bureaucratically advantageous HeadStart program. It is social engineering, yes, but not to reduce costs or improve health. It is a populist way to redistribute funds from the private sector to the gov't coffers- nothing more, nothing less.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#48 Apr 10, 2013
And while Obama is preaching about the evils of corporatism, his not so little tax burden on the middle-class in his budget goes unmentioned by the media and his supporters.

The Chained CPI. Super, if you lower tax rate along with limiting deductions. But the consumer price index also controls income tax brackets, standard deductions, nontaxable contribution limits for 401K's, and more earned benefits for the middle-class earner and job provider.

So millions of private sector individual citizens will see themselves moved without an income increase to higher tax brackets, and middle-class taxpayers will lose some of the tax credits and deductions that we count on. Social Security payouts, pensions, Pell Grants and veteransí benefits, too. Anything tied to cost-of-living will cost the middle class more- a lot more.

And of that increased tax revenue? 1/3 of it is already earmarked for a new "stimulus". Shovel ready. Now, where I have heard that before?

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation." Vladimir Lenin
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#49 Apr 10, 2013
Aggie Nostic wrote:
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That's just sophistry. The tax is supposed to be used to pour even more money into the useless but very bureaucratically advantageous HeadStart program. It is social engineering, yes, but not to reduce costs or improve health. It is a populist way to redistribute funds from the private sector to the gov't coffers- nothing more, nothing less.
Instead of directing that money to hungry little
kids in Head Start, it should be going to the oil
companies in even more generous subsidies. Hell,
instead of $16 billion in subsidies, we could make
it $25 billion.

WE just can't do too much for the oil giants.
Mike

Zephyrhills, FL

#50 Apr 10, 2013
"Not one thin Dime of new taxes" .......Barack Hussein Obama

LIAR '!!!!!!!!!
see the light

El Paso, TX

#51 Apr 10, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Trailer trash, you are a hoot pookie. Has Jarrett called you yet for the rent?
What rent? He lives in public housing, which is free for him.
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#52 Apr 10, 2013
Gary wrote:
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Instead of directing that money to hungry little
kids in Head Start, it should be going to the oil
companies in even more generous subsidies. Hell,
instead of $16 billion in subsidies, we could make
it $25 billion.
WE just can't do too much for the oil giants.
Silly rhetoric, of course. Why not let people keep their hard earned dollars and not give it to any bureaucrat or corporation? Head Start already gets $9,000 per child over what school districts provide them. And over 36% goes straight into administration- red tape.

You don't talk sense- only populist jargon.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#53 Apr 10, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Great advice jumbles and please stay on topic.
Why do you that always want us to post on topic, not post on topic?
Aggie Nostic

Denver, CO

#54 Apr 10, 2013
Mike wrote:
"Not one thin Dime of new taxes" .......Barack Hussein Obama
LIAR '!!!!!!!!!
Yes, he is a shameless liar who preys on the weak-minded like "Gary" to further his theft from the private sector. How much a plate was his top hedge-fund manager hosted fundraiser in Cali last week that he spent $180K an hour on (flying AF1, much to the glee of O&G execs)? Oh, yes,$35,000 a plate. Obama, man of the people, ahahahahahahaha.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#55 Apr 10, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>What rent? He lives in public housing, which is free for him.
That's right, Jarrett is a slum lord and is always sure to get the rent from uncle sugar. I bet as soon as she got to Washington, she doubled the rents.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#56 Apr 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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More dishonesty from Rusty, unfortunately. What he fails to mention is that for two years running, the government (Dems AND Repubs) cut the normal SS withholding, providing some relief for wage-earners during the worst of the Recession. This year that withholding cut was removed, thus returning SS withholding to normal levels since the worst of the Recession seems to be over.
FYI...
Bullshit Purfessor. Give us your liberal reasoning, tell us Bush did it, tell us it was temporary, tell us itís for our own good, tell us any damn progressive lie you like why it happened, but don't tell us our paychecks didn't go down in January. You remind me of the old saying, donít piss on my leg and tell me itís raining. Taxes went up, paychecks went down. That is a fact every working person knows. It is nice to know that, if you have stock options and a portfolio, the recession is over.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#57 Apr 10, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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We seem to agree, the circulation of money as the primary economic puzzle to resolve.
And it's coagulation at the top.
This confirms my cyclical theory of economics. in '75 the top rate was about 70%. Stagflation occurred because taxation had disrupted the flow creating a lack of supply of capital, and capital inflation. Thus a successful rightward maneuver.
The situation is reversed thus the cure is 'demand side' economics a partial reversal of the past 30 years,
We have a common understanding of the burden of regulation. We can start n New York by elimination of redundant and politically gratuitous bull. Let us stop proving our purity by having an overlap in regulation. Every reg should have a sunset.
On health care. It will be a mess at first any big change is, it should save in the long run. If we are to make major changes in health care , I look to Canada. If you competitor has a better idea steal it.
Most of Obama's first term was triage it could be argued that triage should have taken priority over health care. You can argue the turn to jobs is late.
He is now at the point where his creation s on it's feet. If he can make the 'mess' work he will have done a passable job.
You are an optimist. I share your vision. Americans who can will. Those who cannot will learn to live on their own wiles.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#58 Apr 11, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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You are an optimist. I share your vision. Americans who can will. Those who cannot will learn to live on their own wiles.
America had alway been an optmistic country.
Optimists hav the ability to trust and have faith in their felllow Americans. Look at America that way and you see right wingers who hate a large portion (47%) of their fellow Americans. On the left you see the same myopic view of wealth generation and a lack of faith in capial .
There is a clear and navigable path that runs between the extremes. The problem to be resolved is how to shake enough radicals off of either extreme in order to stay on that path.
Have faith brother, America and American people are great and capable

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#59 Apr 11, 2013
Aggie Nostic wrote:
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Silly rhetoric, of course. Why not let people keep their hard earned dollars and not give it to any bureaucrat or corporation? Head Start already gets $9,000 per child over what school districts provide them. And over 36% goes straight into administration- red tape.
You don't talk sense- only populist jargon.
On the internet you can find a very deep study of the value of Head Start
www.anderson.ucla.edu/media-relations/2004/he...
We generate far too many stupid people to trash a program that benefit those that have been willfully undereducated.
On the other hand the price tag per child is bloated and the programs overhead is high. Even when a program works the value vs. cost debate is valid.
A buck saved on a program that works is a small step in the right direction.
To simply trash it would be a step in the wrong direction, in that we will see even more under educated youth enter a economy where their skills can not be deployed profitably by our business men and women

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#60 Apr 11, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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On the internet you can find a very deep study of the value of Head Start
www.anderson.ucla.edu/media-relations/2004/he...
We generate far too many stupid people to trash a program that benefit those that have been willfully undereducated.
On the other hand the price tag per child is bloated and the programs overhead is high. Even when a program works the value vs. cost debate is valid.
A buck saved on a program that works is a small step in the right direction.
To simply trash it would be a step in the wrong direction, in that we will see even more under educated youth enter a economy where their skills can not be deployed profitably by our business men and women
Many cost in America today are bloated. Mostly from bureaucratic nonsense and trying to micromanage their young lives. Europe has had preschool for 40 years, many students are bilingual by the time they are six. In America, its finger painting 101. I've been told that the minds of children from 2 to 6 are like a sponge. We don't start trying to saturate the sponge until 6.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#61 Apr 11, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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You've been told? Your own mind is weak & dependent on others. Need more yellow?

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