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The Largest Tax Increase Since World War II

AmericanObserver Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:19 PM
Dear Republicans: thanks for the mess; this is entirely on you guys and your anachronistic economics and world view. From Reagan's idiotic - and DISCREDITED - 'supply-side' economics to Bush's 'tax cuts' and unfunded wars, we now have structural deficits and debts, and the most lop-sided income inequality in our country. And what do you guys propose? Well, more of the same that HAS NEVER WORKED. Real smart. And now you can see why the majority of Americans think the right wing has lost their marbles and are increasingly becoming totally irrelevant.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:48 PM
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Supply-side tax cuts bring in more taxes.
Richard1805 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:32 PM
So your "progressive" economic view of borrowing more than you take in in taxes, tax people at rates that make them less inclined to work hard and a "stimulus" structure based on federal spending on state and local government jobs makes sense? Ask Spain how that is working for them. BTW, wasn't the Democrat Party in control of the House and Senate for virtually all of that time, including under Reagan?
jay_p Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:27 PM
I really couldn't have said it any better!
DSMike Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:29 PM
Buck O Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:26 PM
You're nothing but a stupid, lying sackofshit.
magnetar Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:24 PM
shut the eff up you idiot, you know nothing of economics or whose policies did what. If we went back to 2007 budget we would have a balanced budget you moron, look up the tax revenues and 2007 expenditures. Oh that's right we havn'e had a budget in 4 yrs because the DEMOCRATS have not come up with one
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:24 PM
Hey Comrade AmO!


Thank you NAZI Pelosi and Dingy Harry Reid for screwing over the American People since 2007!
DevinDenver Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:23 PM
AO, thank YOU for showing us how mentally deranged Liberals are. You decry the Bush tax cuts, but somehow think that YOU should keep YOUR tax cut, but the RICH should have their taxes increased. Not only does your rant above not make any logical sense, it completely undermines your own argument. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:21 PM
"to Bush's 'tax cuts'"

So, you DO want to go over the cliff so that ALL of the Bush "tax cuts" will expire?

The rest of your post is demonstrably false.
rauljg69 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 3:08 PM
And you would rather all of us go off the cliff to protect 2% from getting a measly 3% increase.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:21 PM
And what has worked on your side?
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:36 PM
high tax rates and NO WARS.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:37 PM
Reagan LOWERED the top rate to 50%!

a far cry from what we are discussing today.
DB07 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:53 PM
Now, he lowered it to 28%.
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:20 PM

In addition to the Dem's welfare for votes program, and lining up illegal aliens for more of the same, the Dems have also been hitting the private sector while growing the public sector, and that is because they can own the public sector employee's vote through public sector unionization, and this comes at the expense of the taxpayers who have to pay for public sector agencies. Killing the private sector while having to pay for additional public sector over it is a double negative and a half to taxpayers. No taxes coming in for private run business, while having to cough up tax money to run the public sector agencies.

All at the expense of the working stiff so the Dems can stay in power via waste and corruption versus any merit.
Fully going over the fiscal cliff would be the largest tax increase since World War II, according to the Tax Foundation and will result in the highest top tax rates in decades. They've composed a chart tracking marginal rates since 1954. Take a look at the end, and the size of the jump projected in tax rates:

Keep in mind that as rates have come down, average tax revenue has stayed roughly the same. Reforms to the U.S. tax code have given us one of the most - if not the single most - progressive...