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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:44 PM

 

A Return to the Tax Rates of Eisenhower- We can all agree he was fiscally responsible


How do we get our politicians talking about what is really going to fix the debt, raising taxes to the level of Eisenhower until we pay off the war on terror.

The Republican party needs to be asked, how is it fiscally responsible to put two wars and two big government programs on the credit card while giving tax cuts?

There is no logic in that.

Eisenhower, being that last of the decent Republicans, did not want to leave a pile of debt from WWII for the future generations to pay for.

So he raised taxes to 91/% on millionaires as needed until the debt was paid off.

We now need to tell Republicans, You wanted your stupid ass war on terror, now your going to pay for it!

Who the hell do they expect to pay for all that BS?

They need to be made to be responsible, they clearly will not do it on their own. They are in denial and all they do is blame.

But if we revive the image of Eisenhower, perhaps they will see through the fog of greed and lies....

and remember that their party was once sane?



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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:56 PM

1. we cannot allow our media to continue pretending they are giving us the truth

 


If they cannot even ask one question of the Republican party, like how is what you have been doing fiscally responsible-- then what purpose do they serve?

Why do we allow them to use our public airwaves to promote propaganda for the 1% and we let them call that liberal!

This is bullshit and it has to stop.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. Kicked and recommended for negotiating from a position of strength.

Thanks for the thread, RepublicansRZombies.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:46 AM

13. thank you! Negotiating from a position of strength!

 


Perfect way to put it.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

3. Invoke Ike, Invoke Ike, Invoke Ike, Invoke Ike, Invoke Ike, Invoke Ike.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

4. Republicans wanted to take women back to 1953, why not the tax code too?

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. Every level of taxpayer paid more under Eisenhower - the lowest tax rate was 22%

and he didn't raise the highest rate to 91% - it was 94% in 1944. Truman dropped it to 91% in 1946.

There needs to be much higher tax rates on rich people - but to be true to the "the image of Eisenhower" means raising taxes on the low and middle wage earners. I agree with your sentiment but Eisenhower should not be your model.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

8. Use Ike to bring in the Republicans, who will agree to raising taxes ALOT only on the super rich

 

(as commented below)

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:09 PM

9. Repukes will want Ike's higher tax rates for low income people as a "compromise".

they can't change their spots - they are what they are.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:14 PM

10. The adults are in charge now

 

we have to stop letting them boss us around.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:17 PM

11. I am not saying that Obama should not fight for higher taxes on the rich

I am merely saying not to evoke Eisenhower while doing it.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:39 PM

12. just trying to get the other side on board

 


thought they would like it if it were their idea, but I guess that didn't work with health care...

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:37 PM

6. Eisenhower's rates for the rich.

Everyone else stays the same or lower.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:02 PM

7. yes, that sounds reasonable

 

n/t

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:54 AM

14. Do they get the same deductions/loopholes they had then also? NT

 

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Response to Mec9000 (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:13 AM

15. no!

 


I think we may need to end free trade and prosecute people hiding their money in the Cayman Islands too.

I know the whole system is hugely corrupt. but we've got to start somewhere.

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