Comments on: The One Percent was real loser in South Carolina http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OnkelMax http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/comment-page-1/#comment-8810 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:47:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8844#comment-8810 I’m tired about all the anger directed at the so-called one percent. The real one percent in the US is Congress. Every tax break, special preference item and tax incentive used by those with pots of money was placed in the tax code by congressional action. If we want to really address the moral failings of the one percent, we should replace the entire membership of both houses of congress, and stop hyperventilating about those who benefit from congressionally authorized accounting tricks

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By: NewtPenn http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/comment-page-1/#comment-8807 Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:03:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8844#comment-8807 The one percent will always lose when the truth is told the people. The biggest fool will understand that in an economy as bad and hard as ours, people making millions of dollars shouldn’t be paying a smaller percentage in taxes than people struggling to survive. Join the conversation that is going on @ http://newsparticipation.com/ the first website that has provided a platform for citizens to speak with one loud voice that will be difficult to ignore.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/comment-page-1/#comment-8806 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:24:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8844#comment-8806 The points already made in this article are the most important and obvious conclusions to draw from these data (Romney says he earned his money by working hard, which I partially believe although I find it hard to imagine how it’s physically possible for him to work over 500 times harder than I do); but as an aside:

> “Gingrich scored so well among less affluent voters in the Palmetto State. He nabbed 40 percent of those who make less than $100,000 a year”

> “Gingrich nabbed 44 percent of voters who described themselves as evangelical or born-again”

The difference between these two proportions is as interesting as the similarity. It appears that for a small but significant minority of “evangelical or born-again” voters in South Carolina, a candidate’s religious affiliation is still the most important factor in deciding who to vote for. This information is a potentially interesting predictor for the presidential election. Due to this prejudice, Romney must be better than Gingrich or Obama by 5-10% with his message and perceived personal record, just to equal them in votes…

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By: Biscayne http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/comment-page-1/#comment-8805 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:50:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8844#comment-8805 That the Christian Right is beginning to realize that they have been the victim of the rapacity of their better-off Republican brethern is, simply put, huge.

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By: standsomemore http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/23/the-one-percent-was-real-loser-in-south-carolina/comment-page-1/#comment-8804 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:58:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8844#comment-8804 I think the contrast has nothing to do with money. Mitt is trying not to blow his “eventual nomination” by being too controversial. “Obama’s not a bad guy, he just doesn’t have a clue what to do.” Mitt Romney is an updated version of Thomas E. Dewey, who should have won the 1948 election by a landslide, but instead decided to play it safe.

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