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Name: Steven Leser
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Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Americans keep believing they will be able to kick that football

Every Presidential Election, the Republicans promise working class Americans that money will trickle down to them if we give big tax breaks to the rich. Like Lucy trying to entice Charlie Brown to kick the football, how many times are we going to end up on our backsides before we stop believing them?

I feel somehow less frothy. Not sure why. Thoughts?

To Republicans/Conservatives, the Buffett Rule is 'Far Left'

Conservatives, like the author of the below article at IBD, are trying to claim that the Buffett rule is 'Far Left'. All the Buffett rule is about is that the Rich should not pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us. That's it. According to Conservatives, that is "Far Left". Put another way, this should only bother you if you think the Rich should pay a LOWER percentage of taxes than the rest of us. That is where Republicans and Conservatives are right now.

http://news.investors.com/article/607313/201204101835/obama-buffett-rule-will-not-cut-deficit.htm

Centerpiece Of Obama Re-election Campaign Is Far Left

Tax Policy: It looks like the "Buffett Rule" will be at the heart of Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Is that a winning game plan? Three years of the politics of envy haven't exactly put the economy back on track.

From Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the president mounted his tax fairness hobby horse on Tuesday and yet again pushed for a Buffett Rule that would add a punitive tax on the wealthiest Americans.

"Do we want to keep giving tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans like me, or Warren Buffett, or Bill Gates people who don't need them and never asked for them?" Obama asked. "Or do we want to keep investing in things that will grow our economy and keep us secure? That's the choice."

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More at above link, if you can stomach it
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