Comments on: Obama’s mandate: tax increase on rich http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bjoh249 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-69014 Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:26:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-69014 BTW the wealthy pay the most in taxes.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012  /jul/10/cbo-rich-pay-outsized-share-tax es/

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By: bjoh249 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-69013 Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:20:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-69013 I guess the authors of this piece doesn’t realize that Republicans kept the US House and Obama only won by 3 points.

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-68780 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:38:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-68780 Posted by emmf4000
‘We have an ignorant electorate, pure and simple. The president has made it his policy to prey on this electorate stirring up class divisions in his quest to redistribute wealth and income. He has no idea himself how business works because he never did anything in the private sector’

You win the excellence in insight award….I completely agree and have witnessed this phenomena in our local community. I have said ‘how do you get a community organizer to think about anything other than using government money for his projects – he could care less about the economy or how it works. Add to your narrative – a group of whiners who bellyache every time there is a bump in the road or their ideology is not fostered. What a mess – unfortunately it might take a taste of their own policies to turn things around. I thought there was more intelligence in the general populace – but our education system is a victim of the liberal bureaucracy and all they whine about is more money.. there’s a pattern here.

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By: emmf4000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67846 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:39:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67846 Just because some poll says that “x” feel that doing something is right does not make it good policy. With respect to the questions at hand, how many voters actually know wha they are talking about? How many know what percentage of all taxes the top 2% pay? The fact is most have no idea and most do not have any clue how the economy works? We have an ignorant electorate, pure and simple. The president has made it his policy to prey on this electorate stirring up class divisions in his quest to redistribute wealth and income. He has no idea himself how business works because he never did anything in the private sector. Further he is dogmatic in his pursuit of social justice. Well, of he wants an example of that pursuit in real time, he can look at western Eirope. It is in decline and will be for years to come. The end game of social justice is bankruptcy as you run out of other peoples money to distribute. Margaret Thatcher was right and is turning in her grave as we speak. Journalists like you only perpetuate the problem with your complete ignorance.

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By: bd38 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67230 Thu, 22 Nov 2012 02:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67230 we may not need tax increases or decreases if we can just stop the DC crowd from thinking this country needs too sent trillions to other countries too make sure they all have the latest in iphones flat screen tv’s in every home. Time to take care of this countries infrastructure and stay out of the rest of the worlds troubles. It doesn’t seem too make any difference if you tax the rich or poor MORE, it’s just never enough. What’s next? Tax that little bit of air we breath. Come on folks, Keep picking on the rich, they close up shop, leave town, nothing left. I’m retired and not rich, but you need someone around to take the risk of opening a business and that takes money and actually might put some of those that complain to work, if they actually can get out of bed and look for those jobs. Ten years past retirement and I still can find work. HUMMMMMM

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By: Dave6280 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67204 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:22:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67204 I’ve got no problem with raising the tax rate on the rich, however even if you put it back to where it was under Clinton, you still on raise 87 billion a year. Where are you democraps going to come up with the other $1 trillion in new spending the idiot-in-chief wants to do. That 87 billion will also only cover the interest on the CURRENT NATIONAL DEBIT for 10 days! We need real lasting cost cutting (ACROSS THE BOARD)! Entitlements included.
As far as any comments about the payroll tax. Get rid of it. All it is doing is taking money out of the social security fund. We alread pay out dollars in social security to 4 people for every 1 person that pays into it now.
And last but not least, since democrpas seem to like to talk about the rich not paying “their fair share” of income tax, how about the bottem 47% who PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX. What is their fair share? And please don’t harp on me about all the other taxes they are paying. We all pay those too. Democraps are focusing on INCOME TAX!

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67198 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:56:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67198 ALkaline – whose scared – I think that is a great idea but you are going to find there is no will to stop government spending…You can’t have your cake and eat it too…Sure I think the Republicans are foolish for defending a 4% tax increase on the wealthiest. They have had worse days of taxation. But the folly comes when both parties need to shut down the over spending bureaucracies in Washington. Both parties are takers – when they spend beyond recovery. Kicking the can down road is not a solution. Did you see a budget in the last 4 years – that tells you there is no one at the helm of this ship….

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By: Butch_from_PA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67195 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:11:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67195 We would all be in better shape if oil prices had stayed low and we didn’t have a 10 year war.

Republican or Democrat – all their plans and ideas pale when it comes to these 2 huge factors.

Will likely take us another decade to recover.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67174 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:42:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67174 xit007 writes: “Raising taxes on the wealthy – is OK if they are going to roll the spending back…”

Not sure what you’re complaining about. What you’ve just described is the Simpson-Bowles plan. Or by its more recent, media-driven name, the ‘fiscal cliff.’

There is no cliff, sport. The big thing we’re supposed to be scared of is returning taxes to what they were in the 90’s and making spending cuts across the board. But it’s not scary and it does not ruin economies. The economy of the 90’s was actually pretty good.

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/16/obamas-mandate-tax-increase-on-rich/#comment-67168 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:15:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15618#comment-67168 This is a tactic to tantalize all of the ideologues of Democrat party – as the party of fairness. Both parties are a joke when they both put our nation’s future in jeopardy by playing with the tax code as a way to payback their donors. Obama’s supporters and that is what they are – are very excited by bright shiny objects – that little socialist tinkerers play with. There isn’t anything government does well – houses of Congress have colluded to spend – as a way of holding power, perks and patronage. There is a rare politician that understands the gravity of their position an chooses to do the right thing. Raising taxes on the wealthy – is OK if they are going to roll the spending back and move the country to sound financial footing. How can you trust anyone who won’t make a budget to right any financial ship?

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