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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:49 PM

Protesters at Rep. Tim Walberg's office drop off giant $160,000 check to 'Millionaires'

Source: MLive

Protesters at Rep. Tim Walberg's office drop off giant $160,000 check to 'Millionaires'
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:18 PM Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:44 PM
By Bob Wheaton | jwheaton@mlive.com


JACKSON, MI -- Protesters at Rep. Tim Walberg's district office in Jackson Wednesday afternoon dropped off a mock check for $160,000 with Walberg's name in the signature line made out to "Millionaires."

About a dozen people protested outside the office at West Avenue and Ganson Street, carrying signs that said "I Am Working America." They oppose Walberg's support of legislation that would extend President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.

Most Democrats in Washington, including President Barack Obama, want to extend the cuts only for taxpayers who make less than $250,000 per year.

People outside the office of Walberg, R-Tipton, were from the statewide union group Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2012/09/protesters_at_rep_tim_walbergs.html#incart_river_default



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Bozita Sep 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #1
SoapBox Sep 2012 #3
gael Sep 2012 #2
BlueToTheBone Sep 2012 #6
justgamma Sep 2012 #4
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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:59 PM

1. Question:

Is that $250,000 amount suppose to be adjustable taxable income??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:52 PM

3. 250K is the taxable income after

all deductions.

If you have that much after deductions that is taxable...you need some serious financial planning.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:20 PM

2. What's with this 250,000?

250,000 is rich, nobody I know makes this kind of money. Let's look at 150,000 which is probably still too high considering are falling wages. Some of these labels like "small business" are wrong, but we accept them without thinking.

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Response to gael (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 10:25 AM

6. I did in the 90s

Even in the 80s at the beginning of trickle down, we were okay. The lost generation of *co took alot. Today, I'm grateful for my SS or we would really be in trouble.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:11 AM

4. And don't forget

they get a tax reduction on the first 250,000. If they make 250,050, the raise is only on the $50.00 more they made.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:36 AM

5. K&R.

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