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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:15 AM
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Class warfare!
Once again the Republicans in congress shows us what their values are. The minimum wage increase proposed by Democratic law makers is being held hostage by an estate tax cut. While raising he minimum wage would help millions of Americans the Republican controlled congress has attached an amendment to the bill that would affect only 8,200 of the wealthiest families in the United States. Not only that, but somebody would have to make up the $70 billion shortfall in tax revenues and you know who that isyou and me!

Make no mistake, this is class warfare and the wealthy class has all the weapons and soldiers. If they cant get the tax cuts through congress there are other ways to make sure the rich get richer. The Administration is firing half of the IRS auditors who monitor the wealthiest estate tax filings. Thats right, 157 auditors and 70 support personnel are being removed from the estate tax division of the IRS. Why not just send notification to the 8,200 estates that they can cheat on their filings if they want to?

http://www.cbpp.org/7-28-06tax2.htm Compare minimum wage to Estate tax cuts

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/20031459... Bush fires IRS tax auditors who monitor the wealthiest estate tax filings.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:36 AM
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1. They definitely have multiple ways of getting what they want.
They get the rules re-written within the bureaucracy so that auditors concentrate on poor people
Then the get the few auditors remaining who focus on them fired
Then they get laws written which benefit them
Then they get loopholes

It is only the poor who have no choice but to give in and go along.
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oscar111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:12 PM
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2. RECMMEND AND KICK
thanks for an important OP
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