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Qtec
07-05-2011, 03:59 AM
This is just great.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">VIDEO: Constituents Confront Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) For Holding Debt Negotiations Hostage Over Tax Cuts For Rich



At a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) spoke to constituents about a host of issues. Many in the audience expressed their frustration that Dent and his party are holding the nationís economy hostage over tax cuts for the very wealthy.

At one point during the meeting, several constituents challenged Dent to explain why he wonít budge on raising taxes for the wealthy back to Clinton-era levels, while Democrats have made trillions in concessions on vital programs:

<span style="color: #3333FF"> CONSTITUENT: Three percent, weíre just saying, three percent that they gave in 2001, ask those wealthy people who have been doing great, who are doing better than anyone else. Just ask them to give their fair share. Thatís all these Middle Class people are saying. Donít saddle us with all of it.

DENT: I meant to ask you, what should the income tax rate be since you want to raise the income tax.

CONSTITUENT: I think itís fair to say, put the wealthy tax rates back to where they were before 2001. Not a big deal.

DENT: Which rates are you referring to? SeriouslyĖ <span style="color: #990000"> Plays dumb.</span>

CONSTITUENT: Thirty nine to thirty five percentĖ

DENT: You just want to raise the rates straight up.<span style="color: #990000">No, just end the tax holiday for the wealthy who are doing just fine.</span>

CONSTITUENT: On the wealthiest people! To fix our fiscal problems.

DENT: Thatís small businesses in many casesĖ [audience boos]

CONSTITUENT: You guys are protecting your sacred cows. Your oil company subsidies, everybody understands that. Just take Ďem, they donít need them. The tax cuts for the extremely wealthy, theyíre doing great, they donít need them. You canít come to us and say, ĎWeíre going to take your Medicare away because we donít think itís working for you.í [...] Thatís why your boys [Republican leadership] are walking out of the room. They say take these off the table. Tell Mr. Cantor to put them back on the table.</span> </div></div>


ie, according to you its fair that 50% of the population work 5 years extra before they can retire - on a reduced pension that they must now pay more for - but letting the tax cut holiday for the rich repeal as it was supposed to is a step too far?

We know where you stand.

watch it (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/02/259919/constituents-charlie-dent/)

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eg8r
07-05-2011, 07:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just ask them to give their fair share.</div></div>Class warfare at its worst. All men are created equal until the poor want some of their fellow man's cash flow.

eg8r

LWW
07-05-2011, 08:03 AM
What would "THEIR FAIR SHARE" be?

Qtec
07-05-2011, 07:35 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just ask them to give their fair share.</div></div>Class warfare at its worst. All men are created equal until the poor want some of their fellow man's cash flow.

eg8r </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The measure describes how well the wealthy have done lately, citing statistics that say the median income of S&P 500 companies chief financial officers jumped $2.9 million last year alone, even though the "median family income has declined by more than $2,500" in the last 10 years.

The resolution also notes that <span style='font-size: 14pt'>20 percent all income goes to the top 1 percent, and 80 percent of the nation's income growth over the last quarter century has also gone to the top 1 percent.</span></div></div>

There,s class warfare alright and the rich are winning.


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Sev
07-05-2011, 07:39 PM
Yah. So?

eg8r
07-05-2011, 07:50 PM
Yep, once your start class warfare it is hard for you to stop. You won't be happy until someone else is paying all your bills for you.

eg8r

LWW
07-06-2011, 01:52 AM
What would "THEIR FAIR SHARE" be?

If you demand it, surely you can define it ...