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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:56 AM
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Poll question: Did The Republican Tax Cuts Make Your Life Easier?
All this week, as a counter to Mastergate and its implication in creating a Democratic Congressional majority, Republican talking heads have be touting their tax cuts as a reason why they should maintain control.

Unless you discount their claim that the Democrats plan to raise taxes once they're in power, its one of the few semi-non-fear based talking points that they spew.

I've glossed over some of analyses about the tax cuts, but since I'm no Harvard Business School trained economist, looking at all the numbers makes my head spin.

I will say, however, that according to these analyses, the results at the end run of these tax cuts promises to be far different from what their proponents said.

What else is new?

My question is this... Despite all of macroeconomic mumbo-jumbo spewed by your average tax-cut defending talking head, did those tax cuts personally make your life better?

Simple question. Let's see what the real deal is.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:59 AM
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1. Fuck, NO!
Nothing this gang of thieves and liars has done a damned thing for me, on the positive side.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:02 AM
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2. FUCK NO!
I've lost nearly EVERYTHING since Bushler came to power.


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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:03 AM
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3. You've lost a lot, indeed, my friend.
Wow, isn't it nice to have Bush looking out for us! :sarcasm:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:07 AM
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5. Way'ay SeattleGirl!
:hi: Nice to see you. :hug:

I'm trying to make lemonade from from toxic lemons.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:09 AM
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6. Nice to see you too, SR
I admire your perseverance.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:15 AM
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8. Everyday is a struggle to survive and a battle to remain sane.
Sometimes it's just anger that keeps me going, but I do take time to enjoy minor things in life... I ate a big plate of crawfish touffe today. :9
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:19 AM
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10. I haven't had crawfish in YEARS!
Yum!
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:06 AM
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4. My accountant tells me it has. . .
my heart and head tell me otherwise.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:29 AM
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18. Impossible to be happy about a few more bucks in our bank account
when our country is in shambles, the future of the planet is in question, etc., etc.

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 AM
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19. Fiddling while Rome is burning is not in our nature
nt
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filer Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:14 AM
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7. Nope. Being single with no dependents...
I'm getting hosed.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:17 AM
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9. I'm sure that married couples without kids and
Not owning their own home...

Well, you can figure it out
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filer Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:32 AM
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11. Absolutely.
Those fortunate enough to live off capital gains and dividends in the high-income tax brackets, and those anticipating sizable inheritances, well that's a different story.
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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:35 AM
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12. I bought a house on the coast.
A little plastic house found in a gift shop.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:41 AM
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13. Im middle class, so FUCK NO!
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:46 AM
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14. One Banana Republic sweater is what mine got me.
Thanks, assholes. :grr:

I coulda waited until it went on sale so you could fix those levees and save the people in Katrina.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:06 AM
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15. I suppose the tax cuts did benefit me financially.
At a personal and selfish level, I'm sure the extra disposable income made our lives more enjoyable.

But we were doing quite well without them in 1990s as well, and I would have no problem going back to those levels.

But the point I think you are trying to make is obvious, most of those folks that vote GOP every time never had a chance to benefit from tax cuts of the variety the GOP has delivered.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:12 AM
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16. The Republicans' time honored tactic is to appeal to selfishness
Of course

But, when people think out the good of the country vs. their narrow self interest, they reconsider the tax cut's neccesity.

Hence, the call by people like Soros and Buffett to not have the cuts go into effect.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:25 AM
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17. nope...sure haven't...nt
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:26 AM by petersond
on edit:spelling, its late.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:43 AM
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20. But of course. I'm posting this from my yacht as a matter of fact
:sarcasm:

As if.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:30 AM
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21. Ended up spending it on gas. What is a matter with right-wingers
don't they have eyes?
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focusfan Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:43 AM
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22. No tax at all would not make up for the extra cost for
Fuel,insurance,food,clothing,etc less income
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