View Full Version : Repubs Vote Against Small Business Tax Cuts
Gayle in MD
09-15-2010, 03:10 AM
Then follow up with this....
McConnell Says Most Americans are against ending the Bush Tax Cuts for anybody in a recession???????
Republican/Libertarian Greenspan said in this economy, it would be irresponsible not to end the Bush Tax Cuts for the millionaires and billionaires....
% Against extending tax cuts for the top two percent.
Pew Research 57%
National Journal 56%
Repubs now backing off Boehner's promise to let the tax cuts for the bottom 98% go through, if the bill doesn't include the top 2%.
Gee, Repubs really care about the masses...looks more like only the top two percent...to me.
Or perhaps they realize that they represent the entire nation and are not chartered to promote class warfare?
Better yet ... maybe they see the big picture and are trying to do what's best for the nation?
In a democrat simple analogy ... who is most likely to hire someone at a good wage, Donald Trump or the homeless guy in front of the public library?
Gayle in MD
09-15-2010, 04:06 AM
I love the way Ed Shultz lays it out...
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Ed Schultz reminds Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade who was trying to make the best of the fact that most Americans want to see the Bush tax cuts expire, that most Americans don't make anywhere near $250,000 a year. As Ed noted only 2% of households make over $250,000 a year and the median household income in 2008 was $52,029.
Brian Kilmeade isn't the only one I've heard doing this. This might be one to start taking note of for a video mash up because I've heard a whole lot of them in the media use the phrase "the so called rich". Chris Wallace comes to mind on this past weekend's Fox News Sunday. When the middle class is getting hammered and seeing their wages stay stagnant while the rich get richer, I'd say there's a good case to be made that it's not unfair to call those making over $250 grand a year rich. They might not be uber-multi-millionaire-rich where they could live off of their investments and no longer have to work for a living, but anyone making that much is doing pretty well and maybe you might not describe those that make that much as "rich", but they're definitely wealthy. Whatever you want to call it, they're doing a hell of a lot better than most of the country.
And if you're making that much a year you can afford for your taxes on your income over the $250,000 household threshold go up a little. Speaking of which, that's another thing I get tired of while hearing these guys cry about how those tax cuts expiring are going to harm the ones right on the edge so badly. They act like the higher rates are going to affect their entire income. If you made $250,100 for the year after your deductions, the only part of your income that's going to be affected by the higher rate is that last $100, not all of it.
Someone needs to explain the concept of tax brackets to these clowns and the media needs to quit allowing any of them who are confusing the public about just how much more a year anyone that's just above the $200,000 a year individual income of $250,000 a year household income would actually see their taxes rise if the Obama administration's proposals end up being enacted.
I see the spoon wielders have upped rations this week.
Are you aware that in the same thread you are advocating tax cuts and tax increases on the same group of people ... small business owners ... and showing a complete inability to see the doublethink involved in taking such a position?
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