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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:46 AM
I think this is an idea worth considering. But there is no MUST about it. People will, from all reports, be quite happy if their rates stay as they are and teh wealthiest pay a tiny bit more.
Paul6310 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:02 AM
Good question. Another one: what makes you rich: a lot of income or a lot of assets?
Paul6310 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:01 AM
People will gladly take what they are given, as a rule. And I suspect that the tax-the-rich mantra is just something the Left insists on having so they can feel superior (weirdly, it is a kind of self-loathing because so many of them will in fact be more highly taxed by all this).
michael3485 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:22 PM
What percentage are the rich (people with income over 250,000) allowed to keep exactly? 50% maybe?

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.

Which weights the negotiations over the fiscal cliff with a great deal of political as well as economic significance. The parties purport to care about the latter, but they are...