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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

My Message to President Obama:

If making my taxes go up for now is what it takes to raise taxes on the rich, then bring it to 'em, Mr President. I'm with you on this. Let all the tax cuts expire. We've got your back this time.

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Mr.Bill Dec 2012 OP
Playinghardball Dec 2012 #1
robinlynne Dec 2012 #7
silverweb Dec 2012 #13
mountain grammy Dec 2012 #2
Brigid Dec 2012 #3
ReRe Dec 2012 #4
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #5
ReRe Dec 2012 #14
L.A.TEXAS Dec 2012 #6
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #15
TygrBright Dec 2012 #8
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #9
Billsmile Dec 2012 #10
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #11
catbyte Dec 2012 #12
onecent Dec 2012 #16

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:53 PM

1. IMO, President Obama will be forced to let all of the tax cuts expire

Which is fine by me....

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Response to Playinghardball (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:31 PM

7. Let's hope he does that. It will be easy to come up with a tax cut for we who need it after the fact

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Response to Playinghardball (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:50 PM

13. Good.

Let them ALL expire. Then we can be done hearing about "the Bush tax cuts."

The President can then introduce "The OBAMA Tax Cuts" for the poor and middle class, and the reTHUGs will fight them at their peril. They will, of course, be retroactive to when the Bush tax cuts expired.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. Agree.. remember, "ask not what your country can do for you

ask what you can do for your country" let 'em all expire, Mr. President. We can take another hit to put an end to the Republicon party.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. Go for it.

Most of us are so broke it won't matter anyway.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:15 PM

4. My message to him too....

K&R

I would rather pay the extra taxes than allow them to touch all those People programs.
Let's all hold hands and go over the imaginary cliff.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:21 PM

5. I agree sister...I do

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:57 PM

14. Yeah, sheshe2, like Thelma and Louise...

... what a classic. Kiss and pedal-to-the-metal!

And turn the radio up!

And do some head bangs!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:23 PM

6. THAT'S WHAT I HAVE SAID TO MYSELF NUMEROUS TIMES

IF my taxes go up it worth it to see the rich pay more

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Response to L.A.TEXAS (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 02:44 PM

15. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:32 PM

8. This. What you said. Are you listening, Mr. President?

Go ahead. Let my tax cuts expire.

I won't say that I LIKE paying taxes every quarter, but I understand WHY I pay taxes and I appreciate that I can pay for the benefits of living in a country where I have roads and safety and courts and libraries and safe water and parks and schools. I'd like MORE and BETTER of that, please.

And if I have to pay more, I will. Just as long as the people who have benefited so much more than I have get to pay in proportion to the the benefits they have received from living in a society that has allowed them to accrue such wealth.

That's all I ask.

I'm with you.

determinedly,
Bright

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:35 PM

9. Yes. By all means, please proceed, Mr. President.

All the safety net and infrastructure programs have to be paid for somehow. And the rich aren't in a rush to spend their money, so why not use it towards the greater good? Besides, paying about 39% in taxes is nothing compared to the FDR and Eisenhower top tax rates. I don't know if we'll ever see top tax rates return to those levels again.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:43 PM

10. Raising The Tax Rate ...

On capital gains (at least to the same rate as income taxes) will add a degree of fairness to the system.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:43 PM

11. I agree. If making your taxes go up is what it takes, I'm for it.


For the 10.3 million + people who live in families known as the "working poor", know that it means further into poverty with no relief. Though I don't think that's the only choice, just the easier one for everyone but them.

Alternatively we could quit subsidizing greedy bastards with cash, let the dollar fall and imports get more expensive, make our own stuff and pay better. There would be hardship,and greedy bastards would scream as their money funnels shut off, but I bet it would be a darn site harder on people who don't already live with deprivation every day.

That would be a switch, huh?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:44 PM

12. If that's what it takes to make the Plutocrats pay,

I'm in.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:26 PM

16. K & R.

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