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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-15-06 11:16 AM
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LVRJ: A funny kind of 'tax cut'
(zbdent note: continuing the line that Bush put forth a while back: You promise a tax cut . . . and when the tax cut is stopped, it's a "tax increase" - which never seems to apply when Bush reneges on a promise . . .)

From 5/15/2006 Las Vegas Review-Journal:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/May-15-Mon-...

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Thursday, the Senate voted 54-44 to leave that tax rate right where it is. It did not vote to cut anyone's current tax rates.

Quite to the contrary: The Democrats -- and three eastern "Republicans" -- wanted to raise Americans' taxes by some $70 billion in 2009. The majority vote now prevents that, leaving tax rates at 2003 levels for two more years.

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Sen. Reid just cast an election-year vote to do exactly that -- to raise tax rates -- in hopes of pasting over part of the huge budget gap that Democrats (and, yes, far too many Republicans) have created with their out-of-control and unnecessary spending.

Taxes were not cut last week -- by $70 billion or any other amount. The Democrats just voted to raise taxes, the Republicans (all but three) voted to leave tax rates right where they've been. And the Republicans won.

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(more zbdent notes: These bastards will try anything to save their Repuke asses . . . )
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-15-06 11:20 AM
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1. Rag Sheet!!!
:argh:
WTF is this?

"Sen. Reid just cast an election-year vote to do exactly that -- to raise tax rates -- in hopes of pasting over part of the huge budget gap that Democrats (and, yes, far too many Republicans) have created with their out-of-control and unnecessary spending."

Republicans control the congress, they increased spending and made the deficit!!!
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-15-06 11:47 AM
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2. My LTTE:
Edited on Mon May-15-06 11:48 AM by reichstag911
Dear Sirs:

My mind boggles at the insipidity of your editorial on the extension of the fiscally ruinous tax cuts implemented by George Bush and his Congressional lapdogs. By negatively characterizing the conduct of Sen. Harry Reid in opposing these extensions, you disregard the reality that a global economic day of reckoning is coming when the rest of the world will no longer finance our unprecedented budget and trade deficits. Without fiscal control, which this White House and Republican-dominated Congress have yet to demonstrate, we are in deep trouble not too far down the road.

Last, your comment about the "unnecessary spending" of the "Democrats (and yes, far too many Republicans)" is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read, I believe. If it was meant as humor, well done; otherwise, you clearly fail to consider the fact that the Democrats are the minority party and have had virtually no substantive legislation enacted since the 2002 midterms, when the Republicans captured the Senate.

Sincerely,
---me---
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