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vow66 Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:43 PM
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CNN Reporter at the Chicago Tea-Party
 
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It looks like one of the freepers pushes the CNN reporter
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:47 PM
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1. She handled that really well,
and took a very fine shot at Fox, too.

I like her!

Those idiots don't have the slightest notion of what's going on. They're just pathetic ...............
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:23 PM
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47. Lincoln was the first president to tax income. He wanted war funding.
"In 1862, in order to support the Civil War effort, Congress enacted the nation's first income tax law."

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005921.html
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:47 PM
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2. +1
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:48 PM
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KNR!!
 
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unreal! :kick: :kick: :kick:
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:48 PM
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3. KNR!!
unreal! :kick: :kick: :kick:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:49 PM
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4. Verbal abuse, perhaps
roughed up, not really

I've seen press roughed up...

Now she also committed a cardinal sin...you never, ever get into a discussion with your audience. You let them speak...and then edit

That said, pretty enlightening
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MedioGringo Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:50 PM
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5. She seems to be losing her cool a bit
But who can blame her. Keep exposing the idiots for what they are.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:50 PM
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6. Kudos to CNN
Not often I can say that!
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:50 PM
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7. THX vow66!
keep'm comin...hehe.. :) :kick: :kick:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 01:51 PM
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8. Good coverage-that poor baby.
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Left Coast2020 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 01:35 AM
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66. I got it worse than that in 91.
I was a TV reporter in Oregon when Gulf War was going on. I had to cover a protest which at first was only those against. Those supporting were on other side of street and starting coming over to get in face on people protesting against. I was trying to interview some dude against the war and some moron who supported had a sign and hit me in the head with it. Fortunately, 2 cops in riot gear saw whole thing and cuffed the dude in a NY minute. He looked at me after cop cuffed him and I just smiled.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:01 PM
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9. Stupid reporter.
STFU and let interviewee speak.
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W T F Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:45 PM
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21. Yeah,....Just like they do at Fox News
:sarcasm:
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 06:09 PM
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32. Stupid interviewee.
I'd cut him off too.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:49 PM
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42. Maybe you are jealous that the CNN interviewer didn't ask you any questions today
She asked him a question and he went out on some tangent that had nothin to do with her question. She did let him answer, though. Like all of these people, he is at a Tax protest, although is actually getting a refund. You guys are so easily incited.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:31 PM
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51. "You guys?"
She needs to learn her 'craft.'
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 11:54 PM
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57. So..she's just supposed to let them spew their bullshit...like they did for 8 years!!
My idea of an interview is ask a question..if they start lying..you stop them and state a fact that applies to the question you asked. The problem with the media in the last 8 years is they don't come armed with facts...they just ask questions and accept the answers as fact.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:20 AM
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58. Generally, that's the best way to interview.
Under these circumstances (wild and crazy situation, loud; no comfortable chairs for a thoughtful conversation) I think she should have let him have his say, and when he'd finished, she might have tried to follow up to get him back on track.

It bothers me when interviewer gets agitated if interviewee doesn't take the conversation where she hoped it would go. That's life; make lemonade!
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 10:06 AM
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86. No, that is the worst way to interview
I am guessing that you are a reporter, which would make perfect sense. It seems like the new style of reporting is just to ask a question, then let the person say whatever they want and move on. We see interviews like that all the time and it is what is wrong with the media today (okay, one of the things wrong with it). Reporters like that (yourself, included) make it through their list of questions, complete the interview and usually accomplish the opposite of what the interview was supposed to be about, which is to get the person being interviewed to answer questions. Why do you think that in the rare cases when a reporter does actually ask a follow up question, the interview makes the headlines and becomes viral. It is because an interviewer is going against today's norm and doing the opposite of what you are suggesting.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 08:41 PM
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98. I am not a reporter.
If you think you're a teacher, I suggest you either go back to school or find another job.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 10:12 AM
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87. To continue commenting on your backwards way of thinking
An environment like this is probably the worst type of environment to let somebody talk on ad nauseum and then try to follow up and get him on back on track once he is finished. In fact, the only way that you could do that is if you DID HAVE chairs for a thoughtful conversation so the two people could just sit and chat.

So, in short, you should try getting into the habit of taking everything that you are thinking....pause.... then completely reverse it right before you say it. If you do that, you will be amazed at how many people start saying... Wow, that was brilliant!
:rofl:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:19 AM
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67. Yeah, she handled it badly
He already had the noose around his neck. It was unnecessary for her to kick the chair out.
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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:47 PM
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97. Awesome metaphor!
:thumbsup: Never heard that one before.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:29 PM
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44. sadly, elleng, the problem is this moran was shouting immediately and not directly talking about
tax issues - he only wanted a chance to smart off about how he feeeeeeeels that Obama is a liar. She asked him how what he was saying applied to the tax issue, and the loonies just went off, and I rather loved the dig at the end of letting him bitch, that of course they were screaming at her the whole time uncivilly, which makes allowing him to go on with his BS a bit pointless b/c you're wasting air with anti-govt crap. I'm glad she at least asked what his point was.
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 10:51 PM
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56. If she were even listening to the interviewee
She may have understood his point. The moron didn't make it well, but here is the Lincoln quote he was looking for that applies to the situation perfectly.

"Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

Idiots in front of and behind the mic.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 05:26 AM
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80. The reality about the lincoln quote is that he heard it from Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck
Edited on Thu Apr-16-09 05:31 AM by TheEuclideanOne
That is my guess at least. Let me reenact the series of events.

a) The guy being interviewed listens to Rush/Beck continuously to know exactly how he should think.

b) He shows up to this "Tax Day" event. He has no original thought on an actual reason as to why he is there, but he has heard a zillion great quotes from Rush/Beck/Hannity explaining Tax Day and why he should hate Obama. He doesn't know if any of them are true or not, but he sounds smart when he can recite a quote from Lincoln, assuming that he has a chance to talk about it the same day that he heard it on the radio. People may even think that he has read up on Lincoln.

c) Somebody asks him a question about why he is there. Since his taxes did not go up and he does not have taxation without representation, he can't answer that he is actually upset about his taxes. So he chooses to grandstand and talk about something that sounded really intelligent when he heard it on the radio.

d) He tries to give the exact same answer as he heard on the radio. Beck probably read the exact quote that you showed in your post. Unfortunately for him, the closest he can get to remembering it was to refer to it as that "Lincoln thing"

e) It is pretty clear by the interviewer the this is one more guy who is a "Radio Republican" that gets all of his information from the continuous stream of vile heard on the radio and is reciting some line he heard, but still can't explain why he is there. She sees where this is going, but does let him finish his first answer, but doesn't let him have the entire hour to just complain that he is upset that McCain/Palin did not win.
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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:01 PM
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96. If you don't like the answer, walk away
In itself that is biased reporting by taking those you don't agree with off the air, but at least it isn't arguing with the guy.

But the fact that he couldn't put Lincoln's statement into a coherent thought probably verifies that he just heard it on the radio instead of having a full understanding of what it means.

BTW, I heard a lot of hatred of Republicans in the coverage of the tea parties. It's not just about Obama.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:22 PM
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46. Well, especially when you're not a good interviewer or debater.
If she was going to ask anything, she should have let the guy make his point about Lincoln and liberty... and then asked the guy if he agreed, then, with Lincoln's decision to go to war against the South, contrary to a strict definition of the "liberty" of those seceding.

She definitely didn't help the situation by shouting over the guy with her argument.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:33 PM
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52. Right kr;
thanks.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:50 PM
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53. And then there's this ...
from wikipedia's entry on the US income tax...
    The first Federal income tax was imposed (under Article I, section 8, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution) during the Civil War, then again in the 1890s, and again after the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified in 1913.


Yes, Lincoln imposed the first Federal income tax. The same Lincoln this guy was using as the argument against taxation. Whiplash-inducing idiocy.
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:28 AM
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72. knowing how the rightwing likes to intimidate women and anyone else reporting the news why would you
accuse the reporter of doing a bad job,I think she did great being in the middle of that crowd
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:54 PM
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100. I didn't 'accuse.'
I stated my opinion in this forum. I'm shocked that anyone here would suggest that I or anyone here should NOT do so.

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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:26 AM
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71. why not give her the benefit of the doubt,you know they were giving her a hard time because she was
with CNN
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:05 PM
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10. Tight shot = small crowd.
Looking forward to the aerial shots all across the country...
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:53 PM
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17. Good point
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:06 PM
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11. Bravo to the reporter for saying Fox is promoting it and saying Fox is RW.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:24 PM
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48. Yes, maybe these other networks are starting to get an understanding ....
.... of the dangers posed by the Faux News propaganda outlet.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:21 AM
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68. That was a good point, but a point to be made by a commentator, not a "reporter"
She handled her job poorly.
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:30 AM
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74. I'll say it again you don't know what all took place at that gathering
I'm sure they gave her a hard time for not working for Fox
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:38 AM
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78. Goodness knows I've given my share of shit to "Faux" "reporters:
There was one skulking outside of the Kerry headquarters in 2004 and when he started to ask me a question, I asked him if he was with "Faux" and when he said yes, I said I had nothing to say to a fake reporter, if I decided later I did, I would contact Jon Stewart. Somebodies mouth was hanging open as I walked away. It wasn't mine.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:47 AM
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81. Why do you say that she handled it badly?
It appeared to me that this guy was nothing more than a bully that thought that he could rant and rave incoherently with the support of the crowd. These people are not protesting higher taxes, they are just nothing more than a pack of racist fascist bastards that hate President Obama.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:10 PM
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12. That guy has no fucking clue what Lincoln stood for.
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HisTomness Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:23 PM
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13. She sounds like a FOX News reporter
Condescending, argumentative, confrontational, and presumptuous.
I find it rude and insulting as the intended audience.
Just because it's what you want to hear doesn't make it good.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:42 PM
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14. Uh...she asked a specific question and the man went on a rant.
She has limited time on the air and wanted his genuine input..she got none...but a rant that had nothing to do with the question nor the event that was being protested since it was about tax cuts. I don't see how she was argumentative, confrontational or even presumptuous, she was condescending but that was towards the end because she was getting zero sense just madness.
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BlackX-068 Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:51 PM
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15. Ditto
Right on point with your post...
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 01:17 PM
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92. Funny ain't it?
Asking questions, and following up on bullshit answers is now deemed "rude and unbecoming"

Somewhere, somehow, we managed to take the wrong turn as a society. Some people seem to equate journalism with public relations... I fear we have truly devolved.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:15 PM
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HisTomness Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:38 PM
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28. Speaking of presumptuous
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:52 AM
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82. I believe you are one the wrong board.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:22 AM
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69. I have to agree
Not a good reporter. Not a good interviewee, not a good segment overall.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:53 PM
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16. Rick Santelli for President Bawahahahahahah!!!!
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dem mba Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 02:56 PM
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18. why do these protests get so much coverage
and I don't recall jack crap being shown about the protests of the Iraq War?

The crowds protesting during the Iraq War must have been 100:1, if not more, compared to these "tea parties".
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:07 PM
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20. I don't know but I'm sure it's not
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 03:08 PM by pam4water
bias in the news :sarcasm: Because they are all far and balanced. They did not cover the protest at Bush's first inauguration either.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:27 PM
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49. Because the Right Wing echo machine still exists.
These protests wouldn't be happening if they hadn't been widely promoted by Faux News and Right Wing hate radio, who are bound to cover them during their programs... obliging coverage from other networks. No such mirror organization exists for the Left-of-Center crowd, so actual grassroots protests, even if greater in size, go unnoticed.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:07 PM
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19. eh - not impressed by her or the group - double fail

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W T F Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 03:55 PM
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22. The caption on the screen should read........
Right Wing Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy extremist sponsored by Fox News, protest against imaginary tax hike. :rofl:
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:21 AM
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59. It's why we voted these goobers out.Minority of stupids.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:22 AM
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60. I got a tax decrease, it's just not fair.that millionaires tax will increase 3%
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:23 AM
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61. That would be like me having to pay 3pennies more on every dollar.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:24 AM
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62. Nobody spend anything and watch how many more jobs are lost-idiots
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:24 AM
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63. Take back the 'golden' tea bags...rollback the Reagan tax cuts on the wealthy
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:26 AM
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64. No wonder they don't want a debate or a discussion.They make up their own facts.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 12:27 AM
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65. They don't want to talk to you 'cause your intelligent enough to see how dumb they are
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dbultman Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:15 PM
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23. !
great response.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:16 PM
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25. K & R for calling out Fox. n/t
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 04:21 PM by ihavenobias
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:16 PM
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26. Those people have no idea what they're protesting about
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:26 AM
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70. We knew that. When it's astroturf rather than grassroots, the roots are confused
They have shit all over them and they've been told it's fertilizer.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 10:39 AM
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88. Their party installed "socialism" for the richest 2% ONLY for 8 years
Their party installed "socialism" for the richest 2% only, at the expense of everybody else down to their grand-children and some, but we didn't hear a peep from them at all: they were all FOR it.
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mckara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 04:24 PM
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27. Right-wingers = A**holes. Gee, Who'd a Thunk It?
n/t
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Nostalgic Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 05:14 PM
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29. there's a sign saying
Rick Santelli for president! :dunce:
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 05:36 PM
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30. Talk about ignorant and unruly.
A truly terrifying combination imo. They don't want to talk about the tax issue, because there isn't one. They are just pissed they are out of power. Boo hoo!
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Chronotis2613 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 05:53 PM
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31. I used to work with Susie, and
she's been through a lot post-Katrina. I'm sure she got a lot of "Oooh, you work for the Communist News Network!" crap just by showing up with that logo on her mic. I think she handled that as well as could be expected -- considering that it was live TV.

Go, Susie, go! :D
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 06:31 PM
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33. Absolutely LOVE the looks of disgust on both CNN newswomen's faces
I get the impression that both of them wanted to say a WHOOOOLE lot more about those people than they actually said...
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:42 PM
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99. Finally, some reporting we can get behind.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:09 PM
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34. They are new at this protesting thing
It should only take them a couple of decades to catch up with us
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:17 PM
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35. She was clearly biased.
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 07:18 PM by jimlup
Unfortunately, I think her attitude was aloof and she had an air of superiority. She was right but her attitude was unfortunate. I think that is too bad. I'd rather see objective coverage.

I think that most of the tea bagging citizens are just ignorant and misguided in their grievances but they do have legitimate oppressors and they should be given a chance to express their position. I feel sorry for the people - they know that they are being ripped off - they just don't know who is really doing it.

Just my opinion.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:29 PM
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50. Well, this is just a brief segment
It's difficult to say if she started out this way today, or if she'd been at the protest for too long.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:26 PM
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36. I found her a little provoking.
There's no need. Give them enough rope to hang themselves....by their teabags.

But then she is under a time restraint and can't wait for some jumbled tirade about Lincoln to finish. It's about taxes,,,so she wanted to talk about taxes.



It's so obvious it's really about Obama and losing. Just a tantrum, not a protest.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:13 PM
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45. Exactly - she's under a time constraint, wanted a quick comment about taxes not some rambling
baloney statement of HIS opinion about Lincoln, and yes, it's about them LOSING and acting like Obama caused all this - yet they believe because they don't want to realize they're zealotry pushed all the crap that's happened to the USA, through!

so embarrassed for him! LOL


www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:28 PM
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37. Holy crapola
They must hav really really pissed her off. I mean how often does CNN do anything but foil opinion. If the right wing didnt believe in gravity they would probably do a piece on whether or not Gravity is politically relevant.

But here she was telling us what was going on with unvarnished fact. Amazing.

Bravo
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:41 PM
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40. tea bagging got a bit salty there
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:39 PM
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38. Didn't Lincoln impose the first income tax?
These people just come off as so frickin' ignorant!


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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:29 AM
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73. Which makes this an Epic Fail instead of just ordinary fail.,,,,
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JudyInTheHeartland Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:40 PM
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39. Great reporting - and so glad she was armed with FACTS to rebut this teabagging idiocy.
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tailspin17 Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 07:45 PM
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41. She's not even right about the tax cuts, though
This 250k and below tax cut is not true. Look at the Making Work Pay tax credit, the credit is phased out at 75k, not 250k. I don't know where the 250k number comes from.

The homebuyer tax credit is also phased out at 75k, not 250k...

Why is 75k the magic number, and where is this 250k stuff coming from? 75k is still middle class.

http://thomsonreuters.com/content/press_room/tlr_taxacc...
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:32 AM
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75. Your link doesn't say anything about what you just referenced here
A link should be a direct reference. Do you have a more accurate link?
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tailspin17 Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 11:05 AM
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89. 75k, not 250k
Tavalon,

Here's what was being referenced in my link above:

"New Making Work Pay Credit. Individuals who work generally get a credit of up to $400 ($800 for joint filers). The credit is refundable, meaning you get it even if you owe no income tax. This change applies for 2009 and 2010. The credit is the lesser of 6.2% of your earned income or $400 ($800 on a joint return). The credit is phased out for joint filers with modified adjusted gross income between $150,000 and $190,000 and other taxpayers with modified AGI between $75,000 and $95,000."

"Homebuyer Tax Credit":Are there any income limits for claiming the tax credit?
Yes. The income limit for single taxpayers is $75,000; the limit is $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. The tax credit amount is reduced for buyers with a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) of more than $75,000 for single taxpayers and $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. The phaseout range for the tax credit program is equal to $20,000. That is, the tax credit amount is reduced to zero for taxpayers with a MAGI of more than $95,000 (single) or $170,000 (married) and is reduced proportionally for taxpayers with MAGIs between these amounts.





Everyone who makes under 250k does NOT get a tax credit, or help buying a home. The magic number seems to be 75k. Is this the new divide between middle and upper class?

I'm over 75k, but nowhere close to 25k, and I rent, and I'm buying a house. I'd especially like the homebuyer credit. And I honestly thought we would all get a tax break. And all I'm saying is it's bs.




http://thomsonreuters.com/content/press_room/tlr_taxacc...
http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq.php#4
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:04 PM
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43. I LOVE her!!!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:33 AM
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76. You love her because she played a bulldog for our side but let's be honest
We need good reporters, not good bulldogs.
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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 07:21 AM
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84. That Is Bullshit
All she did was point out the TRUTH. Obama CUT taxes and bailout money is going to the state of Illinois. I'm sick and tired of the truth being called "bias". That moron was spouting bullshit and she made sure to let the audience know it.
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 01:19 PM
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93. But.... but.... but....
people are supposed to be nice, and be walked all over by the conservative whack jobs, else we may run the risk of injuring the sensibilities of the right. And that is the worst offense anyone can commit! Don't cha know?
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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:26 PM
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95. He was truly spouting bullshit.
and she truly let the audience know it.

:thumbsup:
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:56 PM
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54. Ball garglers all of them.....
....
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pauldg0 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 09:59 PM
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55. I get the impression.....
....Rupert Murdock is under great pressure as his Republican Machine may be about to Crumble.

I stopped watching Fox as a Republican a long time ago. I am one of those professionals in Michigan out of work who have jumped party's. I have been unemployed for seven years. I am now 62-years old.

I will not read the Wall Street Journal either.

It would be interesting to see how their viewer audiences have declined on a graph/bar chart or something. And for sure it should be posted. I don't think their advertising sales will hold up either.

Can somebody get info on that?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:34 AM
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77. Don't you wish, sometimes, though, that our side could be as organized and on message
as the side you came from. I wish we could lock step with the right issues.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 06:59 AM
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83. Organized like a mob. That is what I saw. All they needed was a rope.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:09 AM
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79. CNN was the first to make Glenn beck a TV presence
too little. too late.
they started this.
they had no shame and their credibillity is shot.
i'm not buying overnight outrage from this discredited network
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:57 AM
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85. Its simple for the simpleton....
President Obama has given you a tax break unless you make over 250k in that case STFU because you deserve to be taxed at a higher rate since you use more of the resources to quench your insatiable appetites these are the limited resources that the poor in this country will have to do without because you suck them all up.

So if President Obama gave you a tax cut why are you teabagging?

I think you are a bunch of rightwing nut cases, homophobes, racists, bigots, and religious intolerants that have been stirred up by Rush Limbaugh, Hannity and Glenn Beck aka FAUX NEWS hate mongers.

So I recommend you all knock this crap off, get another source for your info and give Barack Obama a chance to fix what your idiots have broken.
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tailspin17 Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 11:15 AM
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90. Not True
I think maybe you should read my post (post 89) above, but...


Everyone who makes under 250k does NOT get a tax credit, or help buying a home. The number is 75k.

"New Making Work Pay Credit. Individuals who work generally get a credit of up to $400 ($800 for joint filers). The credit is refundable, meaning you get it even if you owe no income tax. This change applies for 2009 and 2010. The credit is the lesser of 6.2% of your earned income or $400 ($800 on a joint return). The credit is phased out for joint filers with modified adjusted gross income between $150,000 and $190,000 and other taxpayers with modified AGI between $75,000 and $95,000."

"Homebuyer Tax Credit":Are there any income limits for claiming the tax credit?
Yes. The income limit for single taxpayers is $75,000; the limit is $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. The tax credit amount is reduced for buyers with a modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) of more than $75,000 for single taxpayers and $150,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. The phaseout range for the tax credit program is equal to $20,000. That is, the tax credit amount is reduced to zero for taxpayers with a MAGI of more than $95,000 (single) or $170,000 (married) and is reduced proportionally for taxpayers with MAGIs between these amounts.




http://thomsonreuters.com/content/press_room/tlr_taxacc...
http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq.php#4
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 11:36 AM
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91. Finally, a REAL JOURNALIST!
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 02:08 PM
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94. What a lousy reporter.
Take a position and shout the interviewee down. How does that make her any better than fox?

The reporters opinion, even if we agree with it, should not be the story.
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LBJDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 09:55 PM
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101. Agreed. CNN is copying Fox's style
That CNN towed the Bush White House party line for eight long years makes this seem pathetic and desperate. Nice try, CNN. And thanks for unleashing a recovering tweaker onto the cable news circuit.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 07:05 AM
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102. Yup. nt
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