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GOP Focuses on Millionaire Tax Breaks

Dave M Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 8:21 PM
Kevin- I know Boehner is between a rock and a hard place but is he ever going to learn that the Democrats don't negotiate in good faith? I feel like I'm living in the twilight zone. No one with a brain could possibly take any of these predicted numbers seriously.
Harold15 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 4:58 AM
Maybe his brain is just too pickled. He looks like a heavy boozer to me. I think that maybe Obama bribed him with a promise of a lifetime supply of booze.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:16 PM
These numbers can not even make a dent in our debt. I do not believe liberals or establishment Republicans realize what they have done to us. They have put their hope and trust and delusions in pie in the sky.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:01 PM
Dave--your attitude is why you guys lost. The last two times...
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:17 PM
Bruce you really do not understand what is going on.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:35 PM
I understand what is going on far better than you think I do, and far better than you do. Cutting spending now is exactly the wrong thing to do---it would only satisfy the tea baggers, and only then until the economy tanked and they pretended they didn't want the economy to go bad, they just wanted massive cuts to spending programs that didn't benefit THEM...
Dave M Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:39 PM
In other words- Marie was correct-you really do not understand what is going on. The use of the word "Tea bag" says it all-you aren't interested either.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:45 PM
If people didn't want to be called tea baggers, why did they go out in public wearing tea bags on their heads? I can understand that they don't like the name, but I think it will help all of us if they come back to the reality-based community.

You guys are the ones who are having such poor luck at the polls and are so unhappy--and have the worst policy ideas. And I'm the one who isn't interested in what's going on----of course you would say that---its all about your feelings, right?
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has released a breakdown of how much the federal government forgoes in tax revenue due to various credits and deductions that benefit everything from NASCAR owners to gamblers. It's a fairly comprehensive analysis that should get bipartisan support, but one of the categories that Sen. Coburn targets to raise taxes from may be surprising: "the rich."

Coburn highlights $100 billion in tax revenue that could be raised over the next ten years by ending some of these deductions only on millionaire households. Over the 2006-2009 time period, Coburn notes, millionaires deducted over $20 billion in gambling...