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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:59 AM

What's this I hear on Morning Joe that Chuck Schumer

is willing to comprimise on a top tax rate of 35%?

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Reply What's this I hear on Morning Joe that Chuck Schumer (Original post)
doc03 Nov 2012 OP
mmonk Nov 2012 #1
doc03 Nov 2012 #2
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #4
lalalu Nov 2012 #3
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #5
doc03 Nov 2012 #8
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #19
doc03 Nov 2012 #20
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #21
demhottie Nov 2012 #6
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #7
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #14
byeya Nov 2012 #18
jerseyjack Nov 2012 #9
still_one Nov 2012 #10
doc03 Nov 2012 #11
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #16
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #12
doc03 Nov 2012 #15
Zen Democrat Nov 2012 #13
deutsey Nov 2012 #17

Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:02 AM

1. Wall Street is part of his constituency.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:05 AM

2. That's just peachy before the President even speaks

on the subject we have a--holes on our side caving in.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:13 AM

4. It's called the flagpole.

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:11 AM

3. Schumer has been saying this for a long time.

 

Even Bernie Sanders said he was willing to negotiate if they raised taxes on the rich.

The problem is congress and yet Americans keep voting the same people back into office. In the end what the president says doesn't amount to a hill of beans. What matters is whether or not he has democrats in congress who can fight and get the job done.

I have some sad news. Since Reagan the democrats in congress have been bending over for the republicans.

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:16 AM

5. Middle class in NY

is rich most every place else in the US. It really does cost a lot to live around here, and Schumer knows that.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:24 AM

8. I don't care where you live if you make over $250,000

you can afford a few more bucks. I am retired on SS and a small pension and less than 1/6th of that and I am willing to pay 4% more to cut the deficit as long as there are spending cuts.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:39 AM

19. west coast is expensive too

but people around here who make $250,000 are living in $700,000 to $800,000 homes, driving $60,000 to $70,000 cars, not to mention the fact that everybody around here owns a boat. It's time to stop investing in expensive cars and boats and start investing in our people.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:53 AM

20. Well if you live in a $700,000 to $800,000 home

you have to have a $70,000 car and a boat, it just wouldn't look right. Have a heart for god's sake.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:10 AM

21. I don't disagree

It's one of the reasons that I hope we don't enact any more of the Bush tax cuts. It is the only guaranteed way we have of getting the rich to pay more, since it doesn't involve any new legislation that needs to be hammered out, with compromises favoring the best lobbyists. I can afford a few more bucks if it means that the wealthy finally cough up their fair share.

I was only trying to explain Schumer's motivation. It's folks like him we need to look out for, who think that $250,000 is middle class.

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:21 AM

6. He's beholden to Wall Street



I hope his message was WH approved

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 AM

7. Usual mistake - Start bidding at 45%

The dems have no idea how to push their negotiations.

Repukes start at crashing the economy

and the Dems start at:
"I'll kiss your ass if you promise not to hurt me too much..."

We need to start writing some letters to bolster their nerve!

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:04 AM

14. this administration knows how to win elections, not negotiations

When negotiating for ACA they should have started with universal healthcare. Instead they didn't even mention it. Now they start the negotiating on taxes at 35%?

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:20 AM

18. Good point - well put!!

 

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:27 AM

9. Obama has already expressed his willingness to compromise.

 

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:33 AM

10. The republicans are not going to accept any tax increase for the 1%

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:44 AM

11. Just do nothing and they will have to. n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 AM

16. I wasn't that excited about the do nothing option

I think even if it's misfounded it will have an psychological affect and may have a negative affect on the economy. However if they are going to come from a place of weakness on the negotiations I would prefer doing nothing. Or, they could use the do nothing option as a starting point. I know I've heard at least a few people mention doing nothing including my own senator Patty Murray. Maybe this could be a good negotiating starting point.

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 AM

12. He JUST walked that shit back

And said "the Thirty-Nine Six" (39.6%) that the President is looking for. which was the Clinton level.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 AM

15. Did he make the 35% offer? If he did how can he walk it back

once it's done? That sounds like something Romney would do..

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:29 AM

13. The Bush tax cuts WILL expire on 12/31 and the top rate will be 39%.

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Response to doc03 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:02 AM

17. I didn't hear this but

regardless, it's because of this kind of propensity among many elected Democrats that I'm looking for ways to organize with others to fight the right, yes, AND to keep pressure on the Dems.

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