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.... callchet .... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:47 AM
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Tip Toe Tax can't work.
They can't talk about raising taxes because they can't promise anything for raising taxes except saving the country. They are going to try and dance around the problem without saying " you are going to have to pay more taxes and you are not going to get anything for it ". Find any solution you want, but don't ask me to pay anymore taxes. Got to get over that hurdle. It is patriotic to pay taxes. Face the reality and tell the $250,000 plus. You have to pay more taxes to save the country.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:51 AM
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1. How many votes do you think we would lose if we raised taxes on..
people making 250,000 or more. We might even gain some voters.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:54 AM
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2. Exactly, but Congress is shaking in their Guccis
contemplating the loss of re election funds from fat cat donors, especially those lovely bundled contributions from corporations in which the corporation makes a huge donation in the names of its employees.

That's the problem right there. They don't realize it's the voters who put them into office, not the admen who buy time for TV commercials we all miss because that's the time for a trip to the loo.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:51 AM
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3. Don't be so sure. Middle income and unemployed freepers are
against this proposal. Totally weird.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:27 PM
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4. Middle income and unemployed Freepers aren't in Congress
thank heavens for small favors. Congress is the problem, not the voters of whatever political persuasion.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:37 PM
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5. I was responding to the post re: corporate and 'fat cat' donors
of their campaigns and I'm sure they are part of their constituency.
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SlowDownFast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:44 PM
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6. Congress needs a pay cut, too.
How is it that they just voted themselves another pay raise in the midst of all this?
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:48 PM
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7. Whit house staff got a 'pay freeze,' not a cut. Now that Congress
gave themselves a raise already, they too, should have a 'freeze.'
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:51 PM
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8. Sorry, this was in response to Congress pay cut.
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