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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:39 AM

George W. Bush decries raising taxes on 'the so-called rich'

Source: The Hill

George W. Bush decries raising taxes on 'the so-called rich'
By Alicia M. Cohn - 04/10/12 11:24 AM ET

Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday voiced opposition to raising taxes on “the so-called rich” in a rare public policy speech.

Bush, speaking in New York City at the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s conference on “Tax Policies For 4% Growth,” has mostly avoided weighing in publicly on current political debates since leaving office.



“I don’t think it’s good for our country to undermine our president and I don’t intend to do so,” Bush said. But he laid out his clear support for extending the payroll tax cut, also known as the Bush tax cuts, at the end of the year.

“I wish they weren’t called the ‘Bush tax cuts,’ ” he said, according to Forbes. “If they were called some other body's tax cuts, they're probably less likely to be raised.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/220711-george-w-bush-decries-raising-taxes-on-the-rich

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kpete Apr 2012 OP
Sarah Ibarruri Apr 2012 #1
KansDem Apr 2012 #2
Brigid Apr 2012 #4
Kolesar Apr 2012 #25
lsewpershad Apr 2012 #3
Tom Ripley Apr 2012 #5
libinnyandia Apr 2012 #6
shawn703 Apr 2012 #7
lastlib Apr 2012 #40
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #8
Archae Apr 2012 #9
truebrit71 Apr 2012 #10
Iliyah Apr 2012 #11
Lasher Apr 2012 #18
pansypoo53219 Apr 2012 #12
onehandle Apr 2012 #13
Roland99 Apr 2012 #14
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #15
emulatorloo Apr 2012 #19
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #21
mac56 Apr 2012 #26
JHB Apr 2012 #16
Lasher Apr 2012 #17
Larry Ogg Apr 2012 #32
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2012 #48
krispos42 Apr 2012 #20
geardaddy Apr 2012 #22
Marrah_G Apr 2012 #23
mac56 Apr 2012 #24
freshwest Apr 2012 #27
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #28
SamG Apr 2012 #29
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2012 #30
Martin Eden Apr 2012 #31
HughBeaumont Apr 2012 #33
yellowcanine Apr 2012 #34
DallasNE Apr 2012 #35
hue Apr 2012 #36
olddad56 Apr 2012 #37
Liberalynn Apr 2012 #38
Swede Atlanta Apr 2012 #39
librechik Apr 2012 #41
opihimoimoi Apr 2012 #42
Incitatus Apr 2012 #43
0rganism Apr 2012 #44
UpInArms Apr 2012 #45
LiberalFighter Apr 2012 #46
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2012 #47
xxqqqzme Apr 2012 #49
Cleita Apr 2012 #50
Solly Mack Apr 2012 #51
RedCloud Apr 2012 #52
Faith No More Apr 2012 #53
Javaman Apr 2012 #54
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #55
Orsino Apr 2012 #56
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:41 AM

1. I can't think of many people I would describe as both stupid and evil, but GW Bush fits the bill

perfectly!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:42 AM

2. This...from the man who sat a did nothing while his buddies attacked us.



He can go to Hell...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:51 AM

4. "Which one of [my buddies] screwed me?"

A great moment from "Farenheit 9/11.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

25. That was my "takeaway line" from that movie

It was really thought provoking.
For example: why is the US in Afghanistan?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:44 AM

3. This shrub

is still dumb

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:52 AM

5. So, he crawled out of a bottle to defend his legacy?

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:53 AM

6. I sure as hell hope he's the last in that family to live in the White House!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:53 AM

7. "I wish they weren’t called the ‘Bush tax cuts'"

At least he has no delusions of what people think of him and his ideas.

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

40. If you didn't want your name on 'em, why the fuck did you enact 'em?

Dipwad.

Come to think of it, why didn't your daddy just let you run down his leg? Humanity would've been better off.

LYING WORTHLESS PILE OF EXCREMENT.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:57 AM

8. "some other body's"

Dude, get a fucking clue. They're your fucking tax cuts for the ultra rich, you stupid country-destroying parasitic piece of shit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:59 AM

9. He doesn't want his own taxes to be increased.

His or his good buddy Dick's taxes.

Meanwhile they joyfully suck at the public teat.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:03 PM

10. Fuck You, War Criminal.

 

Nobody gives a fuck what you "think"...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:05 PM

11. Sorta selfish huh?

Didn't think about it when you signed it huh? You could care less now and before knowing that it would eventually hurt the working class? Keep talking, keep reminding the American public cause this will help 100% for Pres O's re-election.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:23 PM

18. Maybe Obama will get another Nobel Peace Prize for not being Bush.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:09 PM

12. he just added to the pile of fucking DEMERITS!

no clue. he has NO CLUE to the damage HE caused.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:11 PM

13. Shut up... No, keep talking. Come out of your gated community.

Remind everyone why they should Never vote Republican.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:13 PM

14. Who gives a flying fuck what that cretin has to say??

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:15 PM

15. Back

back into your cave! Get!

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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:32 PM

19. The more he speaks the happier I am. People need to remember that guy

Repubs are trying real hard to make us forget.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:46 PM

21. Your right

--Bush is just a reminder of their crimes and corruption. He is a criminal that is not in jail.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

26. +1



See #24 below.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:16 PM

16. Spoken like a man who owes his success to his daddy's Rolodex

He spent his entire life failing upward because his contacts were more valuable than he was.

The problem with the is not the name, it's the policy itself.

Find those WMDs yet?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

17. The last person on earth whose advice I would follow.

S&P 500 Annual Growth Rate

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Response to Lasher (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

32. Looks like Bill Clinton had the best performance by a landslide.

Yupers... No doubt about it, he was a real champion for the American Dream, middle class workers and poor people everywhere.

Of course, in order for the political layman to believe in such false dichotomies, they have to literally put on the blinders and forget about how things like NAFTA and all the big money, and big business deregulation etc., turned out to be a Trojan Horse death sentence for the working middle class and poor.

And as far as the never elected Gorge W. Bush goes.
He and all his buddies should be sitting in the darkest of dungeons,
and never allowed to see the light of day for the rest of their evil lives.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:35 PM

48. Oh, there are those pesky facts again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:32 PM

20. And what have we learned from Dubya's reign?

If you do the opposite of what he wants, things turn out better.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:48 PM

22. He might as well say...

"I don't want to sound like an asshole, but I'm gonna anyway."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:50 PM

23. Of course he says this.... why would he not?

His family has never cared about anyone but themselves.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

24. This is awesome.

This is like an early Christmas gift.

Dubya has been The Invisible Ex-President for years now. To have him slither out and defend tax cuts for the rich is fantastic. Now the GOP hopefuls will be forced to say "I Agree With President Bush."

Can't wait.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:03 PM

27. Aw, poor Baby. You own it, buddy. It only worked out well for you and your pals.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:05 PM

28. No matter how slick and smarmy I think Romney is

he doesn't even come remotely close to provoking the level of disgust I feel for the war criminal who engineered a coup d'etat through the Supreme Court, suspended our Constitution, and fed his ego at the expense of the lives of thousands of U.S. military.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:07 PM

29. What a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE man he is!

 

And to think, America voted for him over Kerry, (supposedly) and the Supreme Court let him be President over Gore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:55 PM

30. I feel better about the so-called ramen I was going to have for lunch (maybe it's actually a steak)

 

After all these years, it's still amazing what GOP voters will swallow whole. That there are bad actors like GWB out there isn't a great surprise, but I'm still taken aback at the cues the simpleton GOP voters respond to. Show 'em a binary, all-black-and-white, John Wayne swaggering idiot, and they'll show you their new savior. The GOP and its voters are hopelessly flawed, and I do hope that more and more people are able to see that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

31. George W. Bush decries being imprisoned for war crimes.

THAT is the headline I want to see!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:22 PM

33. "Miss Me Yet"?

Over two trillion bucks.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/07/237560/10-years-bush-tax-cuts/

That's how much your damaging economic policies have cost America, Dumbya (I'm not even counting your costlier folly invasions)

But hey, keep talking . . . and come out for an endorsement. Americans need a reminder why they should never, EVER vote Republican again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:12 PM

34. I get a warm fuzzy feeling seeing George care for the rich like this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

35. Narrative Has A Serious Factual Error

The payroll tax cuts are not part of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. They are part of the 2nd stimulus passed by President Obama and go mostly to the middle class. They, too, are set to expire at the end of the year.

In the link Bush was on message about the Bush tax cuts mostly impacting small businesses that create most of the jobs. What he left out is that those small businesses would have to have profits exceeding $1 million to be impacted at all. It would then be an additional 5% but only on profits that exceed $1 million. I don't have the figures in front of me but my guess is that the majority of these "S" Corporations have less than $1 million in profits.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:21 PM

36. Ditto to all the remarks re:GWB above. Evil Incarnate!! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:26 PM

37. every stupid, corrupt, and criminal thing he was responsible for should bear his name.

like the Bush Wars. the Bush Terrorist Attack on the US, the Bush Financial Bailouts, Bush-Katrina, The Bush Economic Collapse, and on and on and on.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:33 PM

38. Dumbya you are less than irrelevant!

 

Shut up!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:13 PM

39. Well of course he is opposed to it....

 

we would be raising his taxes. He gets a gravy train pension from us, the taxpayers for being a flunky half-assed President. Then he rolls in the money from investments, etc. he inherited from his Nazi grandfather and his corrupt donors.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:47 PM

41. doesn't he remember those were temporary and meant to expire?

conveniently forgot about that and so many other things

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:16 PM

42. Good...he comes back from under his rock to remind us of his terrible decisions that cost us 6

trillion $$$ and a recession so deep it will take a few years to recover from....its still hurtin us.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:44 PM

43. “I don’t think....and I don’t intend to do so" Bush said.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:35 AM

44. keep on talking, W, keep on talking

anyone who's really missed the guy is welcome to him. For the rest of us, his voice should serve as a stark reminder of 8 long years of shame and despair.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:19 AM

45. “This is an impressive crowd: the Have's and Have-more's. Some people call you the elites.

I call you my base.” ~ George W. Bush

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:30 AM

46. How about calling it the Enron Tax Cuts?

Or the Big Oil Tax Cuts?
Or Pay the Wars with Tax Cuts?
Or Tax Cuts for the Rich?
Or Tax Cuts to Help the Old Die Faster?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:32 PM

47. Call them what they are georgie "Welfare Checks To The Rich"

The real welfare queens: the top one-tenth of one percent which includes you and your entire extended (crime) family.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:40 PM

49. ...“If they were called some

other body's tax cuts, they're probably less likely to be raised.”

English is a hurtle he will never conquer.

I have trouble just reading his ramblings.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:36 PM

50. Send him to the Hague.

He won't need his tax breaks when they are through with him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:12 PM

51. An admitted war criminal makes a statement about taxes.

Am I supposed to be outraged by what he said or his war crimes? (and the fact that he isn't in prison)

Gee..let me think.





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:19 PM

52. "So-called"? WTF? WTF are they then, if not rich? Filthy hoarding ten trillion dollars rich?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 07:49 AM

53. Yes, and if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

hadn't been labeled "Obamacare" by your buddies at Fox News, there wouldn't be such an effort to repeal it either you spoiled, whining, little fratboy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 09:27 AM

54. This just in: george w. moron* is still an asshole. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:03 AM

55. Hahahahaha!!!!!

Fuck you Bush!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:58 PM

56. Orsino decries the corruption and nepotism of our so-called "leaders." n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

57. Eric Holder introduced the man, what the fuck??? He should..

have arrested him for war crimes, but now is not the time to point fingers.

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