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The Largest Tax Increase Since World War II

dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:32 PM
i alluded to this earlier. But how do we fix our infrastructure without govt. funds? i live in a region completely dependent upon bridges and tunnels with the worlds largest naval base. the lack of govt. funding for roads since 2008 has hampered our economic value to the economy. How do conservatives propose we fix it,,,since the libs in control now have not??
JRusso Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 6:04 PM
Um, Obama should have given you a piece of his stash. You know, the trillion dollar stimulus bill? You must not live in a "phantom district".

You should complain to Joe Biden. He is the one in charge of Obama's stash.
DevinDenver Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:45 PM
Do you have any idea what the gasoline tax is for? Look it up and then ask why the politicians are not fixing the infrastructure with the funds that are already being provided for via the gasoline tax.
Becca in TX Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:38 PM
dweimaraner-Infrastructure is an area the federal government should be taking care of. They should stop spending so much money on things they shouldn't be involved in and do a better job of handing those areas they are responsible for. They should stop wearing away the Tenth Amendment.
dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:41 PM
I agree. infrastructure is a poor investment for most industries unless a permanent toll is involved. otherwise they loose money.
byeBarry Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:35 PM
And how is that infrastructure doing?
dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:39 PM
ever sat in traffic at the MMMBT and the HRBT tunnel when a single car stalls? it could take hours to move just a mile. meanwhile, shipments of parts for aircraft carriers and subs are being slowed down b/c of inadequate in roads. BTW. we live in Hampton roads home to the only place that manufactures nuke A/C carriers.
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...