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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-12 11:40 AM
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Politicians are afraid to ask people to sacrifice


From the White House to the Senate to the Congress, all we hear is talk. They keep saying we have to do something about the unemployment and the huge deficits. But nobody has the courage to do it.

Nobody has the courage to say that we should repeal the entire Bush taxcuts. The middle class and those making under $250,000 shouldn't have to sacrifice, they say.

Secretaries shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than their wealthy employers, they say. Yet, no one says that we should raise the top tax rate to 50% until we get the deficits under control.

No one connects the tax rates to the unemployment rate, even though incentives could be built into the tax codes that would favor employing more people.

Nobody suggests that we tear down the war machine that has been built up for the last 15 years. Why shouldn't we return to the early Clinton, post-Cold War defense budgets?

If we are in such a dire condition as the politicians say, why are we afraid to ask people to sacrifice?

Why are we afraid to repeal the Bush taxcuts on average working people? Are we fearful of creating tensions between workers and employers for higher wages to compensate for the loss in income due to repeal of the Bush taxcuts?

I don't see any politician that is exempt from this cowardice.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 06:56 AM
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1. The Bush tax cuts expired on December 31, 2010, by their own terms.
Just sayin'
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 07:01 AM
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2. No. They were set to expire...
They never expired. They were extended for several reasons.
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