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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:12 AM
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I think we need to vehemently talk about the congress critters that want tax breaks want
them for THEMSELVES. Most of them are in the top 10% of wage earners so when they keep saying they don't think it is wise to tax the rich what they are really saying is, "we don't want to pay taxes".

It is all about their own pockets. Tell me some middle class congress critters who favor tax cuts for the rich?

Push this fact and tell it to your representatives. Ask them why they are fighting for their own financial well being while leaving out their constituents who they are supposed to be working for.

Oh and this goes for Hannity, Limbaugh and other right wing shills that are looking out for their own money when they tell their audience that tax breaks for the wealthy is good economics.

Yea, good economics, for them.

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greymattermom Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:20 AM
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1. Obama's compromise
could be 500K or a million. Even Congress critters don't make that much, in salary at least. The top government executive rate is 199K.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:22 AM
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2. The vast majority have much more than that.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:31 AM
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3. Nearly half of congress members are millionaires, some of them many
time over. Here's an old article

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20101117/pl_ybl...

"The report, based on financial disclosures covering the calendar year 2009, finds that 261 House and Senate members reported a net worth of more than $1 million. Of those, 55 had an average wealth of $10 million or more, and eight lawmakers reported holdings of $100 million or more"<more at link>

They won't be changing very much any time soon that will impact so many of their golf buddies.

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