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Qtec
12-03-2010, 11:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Sen. Alexander: "Most Of The People" Hit By Schumer's Tax Plan "Live On Wall Street"

With members of Congress fighting over the fate of the expiring Bush tax cuts, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has put forward a compromise that would maintain the current rates on all earnings under $1 million. Even though Schumer's plan raises President Obama's original threshold for letting upper-income tax cuts expire by a multiple of four, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republican lawmakers are sticking with their dubious argument that such a plan would be unfair to small businesses across the country.

Yesterday, however, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) undermined the credibility of his party's claims.</span> While speaking on the Senate floor, Alexander said that even though he opposes the proposal, he was "delighted" by Schumer's willingness to target his own constituents for tax increases. <span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #990000">"Most of the people whose taxes he's trying to raise live in New York," he said. "I mean, they're not in Tennessee. We're a relatively low income state."</span> Joking that Schumer's plan basically amounts to a "tax earmark," Alexander argued that it would <span style="color: #990000">"raise taxes on just a small number of people, <u>most of whom live on Wall Street</u> in New York."</span> </span></div></div>


Q link (http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201012020001)

Gayle in MD
12-04-2010, 08:52 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"> Sen. Alexander: "Most Of The People" Hit By Schumer's Tax Plan "Live On Wall Street"

With members of Congress fighting over the fate of the expiring Bush tax cuts, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has put forward a compromise that would maintain the current rates on all earnings under $1 million. Even though Schumer's plan raises President Obama's original threshold for letting upper-income tax cuts expire by a multiple of four, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Republican lawmakers are sticking with their dubious argument that such a plan would be unfair to small businesses across the country.

Yesterday, however, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) undermined the credibility of his party's claims.</span> While speaking on the Senate floor, Alexander said that even though he opposes the proposal, he was "delighted" by Schumer's willingness to target his own constituents for tax increases. <span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #990000">"Most of the people whose taxes he's trying to raise live in New York," he said. "I mean, they're not in Tennessee. We're a relatively low income state."</span> Joking that Schumer's plan basically amounts to a "tax earmark," Alexander argued that it would <span style="color: #990000">"raise taxes on just a small number of people, <u>most of whom live on Wall Street</u> in New York."</span> </span></div></div>


Q link (http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201012020001) </div></div>
originally a response to Sack....
Check This Out, Q, from another thread....



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Johnathon Capeheart, Washington Post:

Andrew Card's 'arrogant' accusation

Andy Card, chief of staff under President George W. Bush, had me leaping out of my chair on the set of "Morning Joe" today. Several times during the interview he accused President Obama of being "arrogant." He said that Obama should get back to governing by listening to Republicans and incorporating their ideas into legislation. Um, hello?!


As David Frum noted in his blistering come-to-Jesus blog post on the Republican Party and its opposition to the health-care bill, "The Obama plan has a broad family resemblance to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan. It builds on ideas developed at the Heritage Foundation in the early 1990s that formed the basis for Republican counter-proposals to Clintoncare in 1993-1994</span></div></div>

<span style="color: #990000"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Now see what Ed, (and probably, the rest of the right, in this thread, except for you) wrote in this thread? this is why I get fed up with their BS. Did he even know that the HC Plan was basically the same damned Republican Plan as Republicans all wanted, and voted for in 1994?

AH.....Noooooooooooo! Obviously, he didn't. Hence, you can see why I find it such a waste of time, even reading what they write for a short little interlude.

Their lack of knowledge, followed by their insistance for proof of things they should already know about, which renders their irrational statements, and accusations, completely irrelevant, makes communication with them a waste of my time...

Republicans voted against their own Health Care Plan, just to cripple this presidency, have the time to lie about what was in Bill, ie. scare peopole, slander the Dems, and destroy President Obama, just as they stated, from the start...WATERLOO???

Death Panels? LMAO, the only Death Panel is that ugly witch Governor, Jan Brewer, who is sentencing the poor sick people in her state, to die, without getting the organ transplants, etc., which they have been waiting in line for, in order to survive.

You can bet your life that her friends and family will get whatever THEY need. </span></span>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Obama is set to announce the end of the moratorium on off-shore oil drilling off the east coast and Alaska today. I guess Card has forgotten the "drill baby drill" chants at the Republican convention in 2008. And perhaps he doesn't think the Obama administration's work with Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) on a comprehensive energy bill, immigration and terrorism counts as reaching out to the GOP.</span><span style='font-size: 17pt'>After the Bush presidency, which many viewed as eight years of arrogance at home and abroad, Card calling Obama "arrogant" is the ultimate Pot-meet-Kettle exercise. </span> </div></div>

Video of Card's repulsive statements from Morning Joe... here:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/03/andrew_cards_arrogant_accusati.html

<span style="color: #990000"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>We all watched the President extend a hand, and a desire to work WITH the Republicans, for two years, and they had one answer. NO, NO to everything, including their own former legislation, and even when 167 amendmennts straight from THEM, were included.

They put this country into a Debt Hole, BUSH AND whenn we ended up in a debt holw, fro, Repubicans cutting taxes, spending and growing Government, and aiming through it all, to insure THE REPUBLICANS! Then they figured they could count on their stupid base, to forget all about how we got into it. huge wealth for the top, and the demise for the rest.

They were right! Now, Card brags about the plan, how they duped the country to benefit the wealthy.

Easy to mislead these RW people, when you have folks like Ed, who didn't even know that the Bill was basically a Republican Bill, all along!

This was intentional, Repubicans cutting taxes, and doing it, knowing all along, what the Dems would have to go through to reverse the damage of their tax cuts, to address the ultimate severe debt.

Friedman's traditional, Classic Shock doctrine, composed to manipulate the masses, who are in shock. Repubx create the Shock, then use it to manipulate their followers.

Watch this video above, and tell me this SOB, Card, isn't a repulsive, arrogant POS</span>!</span>

pooltchr
12-04-2010, 02:38 PM
What a pantload!
The President's "offer" to work with Republicans was that the Republicans should go along with whatever the Dems wanted because "He won".

Republicans were kept out of most policy meetings, and had very little if any input to the Obamacare disaster.

The Dem's idea of bipartisan is "everybody should agree with us"!

Remember, nearly half the population did NOT vote for Obama!

Steve

Qtec
12-05-2010, 02:38 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Most of the people whose taxes he's trying to raise live in New York," he said. "I mean, they're not in Tennessee. We're a relatively low income state." Joking that Schumer's plan basically amounts to a "tax earmark," <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Alexander argued that it would "raise taxes on just a small number of people, most of whom live on Wall Street in New York." </span></div></div>

Bump.

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Gayle in MD
12-05-2010, 02:54 AM
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See this, Steve.

That's all I see under your posts. That's all I will ever see under your posts. I NEVER READ THEM. I DONT HAVE TO READ THEM. I ALREADY KNOW, NOTHING IN THEM IS EVER CORRECT. YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME POSTING ANYTHING TO ME UNDER MY POSTS.

eg8r
12-06-2010, 08:25 AM
How do you know that is the truth? Have you seen any metrics that show the majority of all 250k and up earners live and work on Wall Street?

Or, do you think just want to hope it is the truth because you found someone that stated something you want to believe, really badly, is true?

eg8r

Qtec
12-07-2010, 03:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How do you know that is the truth? </div></div>

Are you saying that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is lying?



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Gayle in MD
12-07-2010, 09:23 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/06/george-voinovich-bush-tax-cuts_n_792741.html
Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) has broken ground in the Senate by becoming the first to announce that he won't support any extension of the Bush tax cuts -- for middle-class families or the wealthy -- on the grounds that it fails to address serious tax reform or take any real steps toward fiscal austerity.

The Washington Post reports:

"As I look at my experience, I believe that if this thing goes through and we extend it, we will kick this thing down the road," Voinovich said in an interview after addressing an Aspen Institute roundtable in Washington. "It's completely irresponsible."
Democrats are currently engaged in a last-minute battle to reject the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent of income earners, but some have suggested that the White House is already in the final stages of mapping out a package that would allow for a temporary across-the-board extension of the cuts in return for GOP support on the reauthorization of unemployment benefits.

Voinovich appears to be the only Republican senator to vocalize -- and certainly to act upon -- his worries that the GOP's insistence on the continuation of such broad tax cuts runs counter to the party's desires to slash spending, balance budgets and tackle the debt. Analysis of the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy alone has run at around $700 billion over the next decade, while the cost of a complete extension would rack up a nearly $4 trillion tab.

"The American people should know that a lot of the reduction of their taxes is borrowed money from China," he said, according to the Post. "You've got to pay for it. You've got to pay for it. You've got to pay for it."

Voinovich continued, saying that private discussions with his Senate colleagues uncovered similar sentiments regarding the costly tax cuts, but many of them were politically inclined to go along with the party line on the issue because of the current poor state of the economy.

Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) has broken ground in the Senate by becoming the first to announce that he won't support any extension of the Bush tax cuts -- for middle-class families or the wealthy -- on the grounds that it fails to address serious tax reform or take any real steps toward fiscal austerity.

The Washington Post reports:

"As I look at my experience, I believe that if this thing goes through and we extend it, we will kick this thing down the road," Voinovich said in an interview after addressing an Aspen Institute roundtable in Washington. "It's completely irresponsible."
Democrats are currently engaged in a last-minute battle to reject the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent of income earners, but some have suggested that the White House is already in the final stages of mapping out a package that would allow for a temporary across-the-board extension of the cuts in return for GOP support on the reauthorization of unemployment benefits.

Voinovich appears to be the only Republican senator to vocalize -- and certainly to act upon -- his worries that the GOP's insistence on the continuation of such broad tax cuts runs counter to the party's desires to slash spending, balance budgets and tackle the debt. Analysis of the cost of extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy alone has run at around $700 billion over the next decade, while the cost of a complete extension would rack up a nearly $4 trillion tab.

"The American people should know that a lot of the reduction of their taxes is borrowed money from China," he said, according to the Post. "You've got to pay for it. You've got to pay for it. You've got to pay for it."

Voinovich continued, saying that private discussions with his Senate colleagues uncovered similar sentiments regarding the costly tax cuts, but many of them were politically inclined to go along with the party line on the issue because of the current poor state of the economy.


<span style="color: #990000">These righties on here are all for socialism for the wealthy.

Eight years of them parroting Cheney, "Deficits don't matter" followed by three years of them yelping like hound dogs about deficits, so what's the first thing the Spendoholic Socialists Republicans insist on when they get back in?

Another trillion dollars in debt, borrowed for their tax cuts for their wealthy Supporters, who in most cases were the samguys who bilked the whole country, coming and going, for years, borrowing from the foreign enemies, with interest. Socialism for the rich!

Unbelievable!</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif