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Tax Rich Liberals

James2785 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 3:57 PM
How dare you insult me by calling me a liberal, sir! The best solution to mollify the class warriors is a sales tax to replace income tax, or supplement a simple flat tax. That way, if the 47 percenters envy billionaires, at least the Buffets and Gateses will have to pay higher taxes on their champagne and caviar, not to mention jets and yachts.

Republicans have been forced into a Hobson's choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with "the rich," who have already made, inherited or married their money).

If Republicans object to the Democrats' hitting job creators with a tax hike, three things will happen: Taxes will go up for everyone; Republicans will be seen as the "party of the rich"; and the inevitable economic collapse will be blamed on Republicans.

If Democrats were merely trying to raise...