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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:37 PM

 

Thom Hartman points out that the biggest winners are the hedge fund operators.

Income tax on high earners goes to 39%.

Tax on "unearned" income from investments (read: Goldman Sachs, etc.) goes to 20%.


80% of a couple of billion ain't bad. But you and I gotta pay the rest of the bill.

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Reply Thom Hartman points out that the biggest winners are the hedge fund operators. (Original post)
jerseyjack Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #2
patrice Jan 2013 #3
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #4
patrice Jan 2013 #5
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #6
flpoljunkie Jan 2013 #7
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #8

Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:42 PM

1. This was just round 1. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:14 PM

2. Yeah, right.

With this Congress?

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:28 PM

3. Well, the Tea Party has been mortally wounded and, yes, they'll just morph into Libertarians, and,

yes, redistricting may have us pretty-well messed-up for at least decade.

Labor issues are rising and that's some cause for hope though.

It's going to be an interesting year. Tense, but interesting. I don't know what I'm going to do in 2014, not sure I can take much more of this.

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:57 PM

4. Yes, i agree.

There is cause for hope. Maybe the Tea Party will split off. Maybe the christianist conservatives will get so discouraged they will take themselves out of the game...I guess I'm a little tired. Dealing with negative people, hateful people, knowing they have to be confronted and they will never learn....

Oh well--I guess I need to get some rest so I can get back to my happy warrior self. Here's hoping the GOP continues to eat its own and gives the rest of us a breather!

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:50 AM

5. I'm happy that Labor is starting to stand up again! Happy NEW Year! trubluegreen!

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:15 AM

6. ...and people who are unemployed

...and people with young children
...and parents trying to pay for college
...and senior citizens
...and pretty much anybody who hates Grover Norquist

I love Thom, but he's becoming a professional whiner. The cup is always half-empty.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:51 AM

7. Perhaps a way to raise revenue in the next negotiations to 'fix the debt.'

Lets also look at a Wall Street transaction tax of 0.5% and limiting deductions to 28% for high incomes. And, then let Boehner and the R's tell the American people how they want to cut Medicare and Social Security benefits.

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Response to jerseyjack (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:17 PM

8. Possibly another good reason why we should have gone over the cliff and start a new ??

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