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DollyM Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 01:54 PM
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16. And they say . . .
"How can you ever expect to get to a balanced budget if you're spending $100 billion a year on Iraq borrowing the money to do it, if you're giving $50 billion a year in tax cuts to people who make over a million bucks a year and paying for that with borrowed money?" Obey said.

Americans are more in dept and living more on credit cards than ever before. It sounds like we have not had a very good example in this area from our "parent." We once lived on "pay as we go" and then my hubby lost one of his part time jobs and ended up in the hospital. Between putting medical bills and groceries on the credit card, we are in a very scary place. But we feel that we don't have a choice at this point. Oh add to this that our heating bill skyrocketed last year and this year, in Illinois, Ameren Power Company increased our electric bills by 50 percent as of January first. We are literally sleeping with gloves and clothes on at night in order to keep from turning on the heat. Why should will have to live like this simply to keep a war we can't afford, going on seemingly forever? We need to take care of our own people in our own country first.
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  -AP: Dems Look at Tax Cuts for Middle Class Eugene  Jan-07-07 12:35 PM   #0 
  - ;Tax cuts are not a great idea when the government is  theoldman   Jan-07-07 12:47 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, or how about just going after the rich tax dodgers?  electron_blue   Jan-07-07 04:33 PM   #4 
  - Tax cuts as an investment in people can be essential to spur  FogerRox   Jan-07-07 06:56 PM   #6 
  - LOL :-) need for food/shelter spurs working class family participation in the economy  papau   Jan-07-07 09:54 PM   #8 
     - tis not that revenue increases  FogerRox   Jan-08-07 07:32 AM   #10 
     - tis not that revenue increases  FogerRox   Jan-08-07 07:32 AM   #11 
  - Tax cuts for "everyone" is not the way to go  MissMillie   Jan-09-07 03:15 PM   #23 
  - It'd be nice to get an exemption for not having kids and being single....  jus_the_facts   Jan-07-07 01:14 PM   #2 
  - We pay more for the privilege of NOT changing smelly diapers!  Wcross   Jan-09-07 08:33 AM   #22 
  - I hope it's a tax cut for the middle class across the board.  8_year_nightmare   Jan-07-07 03:27 PM   #3 
  - If they want to be fair, just increase the standard deduction to $20.000,  FreeStateDemocrat   Jan-09-07 04:27 AM   #20 
  - The US needs to return to a progressive tax system  FogerRox   Jan-07-07 06:54 PM   #5 
  - Very informative.  NYC   Jan-07-07 09:09 PM   #7 
  - I totally agree :-)  papau   Jan-07-07 09:55 PM   #9 
  - The GI Bill also included provisions that made it possible for vets to  tblue37   Jan-08-07 11:40 AM   #12 
     - Yes it brings stability to families  FogerRox   Jan-08-07 06:37 PM   #19 
  - Cognitive Dissonance: is the middle class..  ananda   Jan-08-07 01:11 PM   #13 
  - That's being financed by a hell of a lot of debt and paper money.  Heywoodj   Jan-08-07 02:42 PM   #18 
  - I dare Bush to veto those  mvd   Jan-08-07 01:22 PM   #14 
  - Well for God's sake I hope so  underpants   Jan-08-07 01:33 PM   #15 
  - And they say . . .  DollyM   Jan-08-07 01:54 PM   #16 
  - Bring back the progressive tax  hogwyld   Jan-08-07 02:41 PM   #17 
  - With an 8.6 trillion dollar debt looming over us, this is a bad move.  MadHound   Jan-09-07 05:57 AM   #21 
  - Cut the Social Security payroll withholdings  donkeyotay   Jan-09-07 04:32 PM   #24 

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