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Qtec
11-19-2010, 12:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rep. Schock’s Response To Poll Showing 64 Percent Want End To Tax Cuts For Wealthy: Americans ‘Reject’ that.


One of the Republican Party’s main electoral themes was that it was going to “listen to the American people,” as its “America Speaking Out” campaign claimed to do. In an op-ed published following the election, the incoming Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), exclaimed that “current representatives have an obligation to listen to the American people” during the “lame duck” legislative session.

Last night, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) was asked about listening to the American people during an appearance on CNN’s The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer informed the congressman about a “brand new poll” from CNN that surveyed Americans about the Bush tax cuts. Blitzer explained that the poll found that only 35 percent of Americans want to extend the tax cuts across the board, including for the wealthiest Americans. Meanwhile, 49 percent of Americans want to extend the tax cuts just for Americans who make less than $250,000, and 15 percent want to extend them for no one. Having explained the poll results, Blitzer asked “So only a third according to this poll want all the tax rates to continue as is. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>You’re not listening to the American people right?</span>”

BLITZER: In our brand new poll we asked about the bush tax cuts, should they continue at the current rate? All Americans 35 percent, families making less than $250,000 49 percent, no one 15 percent. So only a third according to this poll want all the tax rates to continue as is. You’re not listening to the American people, right?

SCHOCK: Well I can only speak about the district that I represent in the center part of the country in Midwestern Illinois. The message we heard in this election was we don’t want anyone’s taxes going up in a down economy.

BLITZER: And when you said do you want millionaires and billionaires to continue get the same tax rate, they said yes please make sure they get only 36 percent federal income tax rate as opposed to 39.6 percent?

SCHOCK: That’s certainly the argument the president was making. But unfortunately for him he didn’t win that argument, because not only did the American people reject it, but Republican members of congress and Democrat members of congress overwhelmingly agree in a bipartisan away that that top bracket of high income owners […] are small business owners</div></div>

link (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/18/schock-64-percent-cuts/)

Q..........hypocrites.

Gayle in MD
11-19-2010, 08:21 AM
Another Republican telling colossal lies.

The polls showed, over 70% of Americans, wanted Health Care Reform, during the 2008 election.

Then Fux, and the Repiglicans, went on an all out lying smear machine, about what was in it, led by Palin,...Death Panels, money for abortions, free health care for illegals, all lies....

They painted Obama as not listening to the public, when the majority of people wanted HC Reform.

No large solutions to big problems, are without the need to adjust them going forward.

These are the same people who backed Bush, changing the stated mission, in Iraq, for four years!!!!

Republicans were right behind the bailouts, TARP, Boehner crying and begging for it on the Senate Floor!!!

Now, it's Socialism.

Palin, of all people, is out there bashing TARP! She made numerous statements supporting it, as did McCain!

The right, is one big flip flop bunch of liars...rewriting history, as they go. Lie after lie after lie....

G.

eg8r
11-19-2010, 09:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rep. Schock’s Response To Poll Showing 64 Percent Want End To Tax Cuts For Wealthy: Americans ‘Reject’ that.

</div></div>LOL, yep and that 64% include all the people that want to get their greedy hands on the money they did not earn. Freaking hypocrites.

eg8r

pooltchr
11-19-2010, 11:48 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
The polls showed, over 70% of Americans, wanted Health Care Reform, during the 2008 election.

G.

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True. The polls didn't change until we saw what kind of "reform" Nancy was trying to ram down our throats.

Reform usually means making things better. Change doesn't necessarily improve things, as we have all seen over the past two years.

Steve

LWW
11-19-2010, 04:30 PM
What the poll showed was the opinions of viewers of the Communist News Network and not the opinions of Americans in general.

LWW

Qtec
11-20-2010, 02:02 AM
So, the bottom 95% who are facing all kinds of problems think that <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the Govt should borrow $800 B to give the rich an extra $80,000 a year that the don't need</span>?

Dream on Dorothy.

Q

LWW
11-20-2010, 04:42 AM
Nope ... the American people believe the state should start spending less and let those who create wealth keep more of it.

LWW

Qtec
11-20-2010, 05:32 AM
LOL

Q

Qtec
11-20-2010, 05:34 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">who create wealth keep more of it.

LWW </div></div>

Who produces cars at GM?

The investors or the workers that ACTUALLY build the cars?

Without the workers, there would be no cars.

Q

LWW
11-20-2010, 06:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">who create wealth keep more of it.

LWW </div></div>

Who produces cars at GM?

The investors or the workers that ACTUALLY build the cars?

Without the workers, there would be no cars.

Q </div></div>

The left's lack of economic understanding never ceases to amaze me.

If all of the UAW workers quit today ... they could be replaced with new workers at lower pay tomorrow.

The workers "produce" nothing. They assemble pieces.

What produces things are factories and farms. Factories and farms require capital with which to function. Capital formation entails risk and reward. It also requires delayed gratification whilst said capital is accumulated.

Ford, Gates, Edison, Firestone, Jobs, Carnegie et al were not born billionaires.

They worked hard. They had transformative ideas. They took risk. They all failed before they found success. They lived beneath their means and plowed capital back into plants, R & D, marketing, and employees.

They all ended up creating millions of jobs, life changing inventions, and donated billions to schools and churches and hospitals and universities that have over time done far better on an investment vs results basis than the most efficient state ran programs.

And what does the far left do? They demonize them as the <span style='font-size: 11pt'>"EEEVILLL RICH"</span> ... even while these men were benefitting the poor and middle class the same leftists were extolling the virtues of oppressors and wealth destroyers such as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong and Ho Ch Minh.

LWW