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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 01:15 PM
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47. No doubt McCaskill is already getting nervous
about reelection in '12 in her red-leaning state.

Funny, though... you'd think she might be safe not making all of these qualifications regarding ending the tax cuts for the rich. After all, the right is uber-concerned about deficit spending, right? And not extending tax cuts for the rich would be a simple way to cut down on this, right?

What, you mean the wingers have been full of shit regarding their "concerns" about deficits all along? Color me surprised.
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  -McCaskill (D, MO) supports raising tax-cut limit to $1 million. Clio the Leo  Nov-28-10 08:16 PM   #0 
  - I'd be okay with this if the rate would be higher for millionaires  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-10 08:20 PM   #1 
  - Right, but it is really just Capitol gains that should be adjusted upward.  Skink   Nov-28-10 08:52 PM   #6 
  - What IS the rate for those with gross incomes of $1M or more? nt  Honeycombe8   Nov-28-10 09:34 PM   #9 
     - Right now the top bracket is 35% on anything $373,651 or more.  LiberalFighter   Nov-29-10 09:35 AM   #41 
  - I agree....  vi5   Nov-28-10 08:24 PM   #2 
  - She was one of Obama's biggest supporters in 2008...he'll be seen  joeybee12   Nov-28-10 08:31 PM   #4 
  - I'm afraid this is pretty much the truth - sad as it is. nt  polichick   Nov-29-10 06:44 AM   #26 
  - Precisely.  avaistheone1   Nov-30-10 10:17 AM   #68 
  - If you think Missouri will elect somebody left of McCaskill, you're nuts.  TheWraith   Nov-28-10 10:11 PM   #12 
  - It's important to remember that MO is only slightly north of Arkansas....  Clio the Leo   Nov-28-10 10:51 PM   #16 
  - Understood. Then she's not an obstacle, is she?  vi5   Nov-29-10 07:06 AM   #27 
     - "an incumbent protection racket"  Clio the Leo   Nov-29-10 08:41 AM   #35 
        - I do that. And I agree. But my point is this....  vi5   Nov-29-10 09:08 AM   #39 
  - up for re-election in 2012  sweetapogee   Nov-29-10 09:53 AM   #44 
  - Erm, there are plenty of people who do not earn $1 million a year that are "millionaires"  high density   Nov-28-10 08:26 PM   #3 
  - Wouldn't $250K for a couple be upper middle class in a lot of areas?  Honeycombe8   Nov-28-10 09:38 PM   #11 
  - No, it's filthy, disgusting, selfish, rich. Arrogantly "let them eat cake" rich.  boppers   Nov-29-10 05:23 AM   #23 
     - LOL - that's absurd. $250,000 a year will hardly get you a condo in some areas. nt  polichick   Nov-29-10 06:37 AM   #25 
     - It's in the top 5% of earnings.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-29-10 08:50 AM   #38 
        - So what? It's not much in NYC, San Francisco, etc. nt  polichick   Nov-29-10 11:42 AM   #45 
           - Bullshit.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-29-10 03:43 PM   #51 
              - Apparently you've never lived in those cities...  polichick   Nov-29-10 03:52 PM   #52 
              - Bullshit #2.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-29-10 04:01 PM   #53 
                 - Try yanking your head out of your bum. nt  polichick   Nov-29-10 04:07 PM   #54 
                 - See #65  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-30-10 09:42 AM   #66 
                 - Very difficult to believe. That does not work with the mean and median rent/mortgage  stevenleser   Dec-01-10 03:29 PM   #72 
                 - Here is what I mean:  stevenleser   Dec-01-10 03:36 PM   #73 
                 - Cul-de-sac?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-01-10 03:03 PM   #71 
                 - Being in the top 10th % nationwide means nothing when you're talking about reality.  Honeycombe8   Nov-29-10 09:22 PM   #62 
                    - Here's your reality check:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-30-10 09:33 AM   #65 
              - You don't know what you're talking about.  Honeycombe8   Nov-29-10 09:18 PM   #61 
              - Actually, your approach is divisive and totally counter-productive. The problem is the wealthiest  KittyWampus   Dec-01-10 04:00 PM   #75 
     - Ouch! The male and female differences are painful.  DebJ   Nov-29-10 08:09 AM   #33 
     - I feel sorry for you. If you hate those who have more than you, you will always be hating.  Honeycombe8   Nov-29-10 09:12 PM   #60 
        - I *know* I'm relatively rich. I don't pretend to be middle class.  boppers   Nov-29-10 10:23 PM   #64 
  - I bring that up every time the tax discussion comes up and  harun   Nov-30-10 10:10 AM   #67 
  - I don't support that, but I'll tell you one thing  bluestateguy   Nov-28-10 08:45 PM   #5 
  - The tax cuts should all expire and the money reinvested in our crumbling nation  TheKentuckian   Nov-28-10 10:49 PM   #15 
  - Then you can tell people that, from the sidelines, out of power and in the minority party  bluestateguy   Nov-28-10 11:05 PM   #18 
     - Yeah, that's how the bills got paid ten years ago.  TheKentuckian   Nov-29-10 01:17 AM   #19 
  - exactly  Clio the Leo   Nov-28-10 10:55 PM   #17 
     - I agree with you.  RichGirl   Nov-29-10 05:51 AM   #24 
  - She's up for reelection and therefore has to pander to the idiot wingnuts and  Liberal_Stalwart71   Nov-28-10 09:33 PM   #7 
  - The Blanche Lincoln strategy.  Radical Activist   Nov-29-10 02:54 AM   #22 
  - It's her vote that counts. She has to say what she has to say...her constituents are ...  Honeycombe8   Nov-28-10 09:34 PM   #8 
  - As soon as Obama took office..  butterfly77   Nov-28-10 09:37 PM   #10 
  - Sounds like somebody is worried about 2012.  craigmatic   Nov-28-10 10:24 PM   #13 
  - Exactly. This is bullshit  Xenotime   Nov-30-10 10:22 AM   #69 
  - Talent interested in his old seat?  ProSense   Nov-28-10 10:33 PM   #14 
  - My memory is that Talent  cornermouse   Nov-29-10 01:57 AM   #20 
  - But we all know that it's only Obama's fault when things don't pass the Senate.  Radical Activist   Nov-29-10 02:50 AM   #21 
  - Another idiot democrat who is losing her base, i donated to her in 2008. Disappointed!  KansasVoter   Nov-29-10 07:21 AM   #28 
  - If you look into the math on rasing the cap to 1 million, its not a big deal.  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 07:32 AM   #29 
  - The fiscal impact of extending threshold to $1 million for ten years is an unpaid for $400 billion.  flpoljunkie   Nov-29-10 07:48 AM   #31 
  - Your link makes that claim, but provides no actual evidence ...  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 08:12 AM   #34 
     - No. The figure is a rough estimate by the researchers at CBPP.  flpoljunkie   Nov-29-10 02:36 PM   #49 
        - Then it adds nothing to the discussion.  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 04:29 PM   #56 
  - Geez, another Democrat ready to compromise away our future economic well being  MadHound   Nov-29-10 08:48 AM   #37 
     - Where in my post did I say I AGREE with the tactic?  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 12:40 PM   #46 
  - McCaskill is more than willing to throw her constituents under the bus  MadHound   Nov-29-10 07:43 AM   #30 
  - McCaskill is the best we could hope for from Missouri. She's practical and tough as nails.  flpoljunkie   Nov-29-10 07:56 AM   #32 
     - You don't know Missouri very well then  MadHound   Nov-29-10 08:43 AM   #36 
        - I understand your pain, but good luck finding someone to primary her.  flpoljunkie   Nov-29-10 02:33 PM   #48 
        - Name a superior alternative who can make a reasonable showing  Telly Savalas   Nov-29-10 09:29 PM   #63 
  - If that's where we end up it's a win  BeyondGeography   Nov-29-10 09:18 AM   #40 
  - I dislike this woman more each day  Stinky The Clown   Nov-29-10 09:39 AM   #42 
  - The message needs to be clearer about how income is taxed.  LiberalFighter   Nov-29-10 09:46 AM   #43 
  - No doubt McCaskill is already getting nervous  last_texas_dem   Nov-29-10 01:15 PM   #47 
  - When a Carnahan loses so badly in MO, McCaskill has got to be concerned. nt  PBS Poll-435   Nov-29-10 02:50 PM   #50 
  - I think the savings to a person earning 1 million/year is about 30k/year  CreekDog   Nov-29-10 04:14 PM   #55 
  - If you do the math for your numbers ... I think you get this ...  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 04:40 PM   #57 
     - not really  CreekDog   Nov-29-10 04:53 PM   #58 
        - I agree with you ... and the GOP hopes we use that model.  JoePhilly   Nov-29-10 05:56 PM   #59 
  - k  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-01-10 02:55 PM   #70 
  - Utter bullshit!  ProudDad   Dec-01-10 03:44 PM   #74 
 

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