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How Democrats Can Get What They Want: Agree With Republicans

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:15 AM
raising tax rates on "the rich" will do nothing towards balancing the budget or reducing the deficit. The sole reason for this is redistribution of wealth,nothing more. It's all about dragging down "the rich",class ENVY. it's communism.
jimmylynn Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:10 AM
jripper,

Better yet just tell Obama to put off his 20 day vacation to Hawaii before the end of this year. That's over $4 million saved right there.
jripper Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:44 AM
if obama wants more money, he should send the irs to investigate the democraps and his administrations who has not paid taxes. there's at least couple of million dollars there.
Ken1984 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:23 AM
True, but raising those rates on the rich will take the wind out of the Dem. claim. Lowering rates for the middle class can achieve exactly the same thing as keeping the rates on the rich low. It will bring money into the economy, allow business to grow and suck money away from the federal beast. All this must be accompanied by big cuts in entitlements to allow us to repay our debts and deficit.

KenC
Democrats have said that that their priorities when it comes to a fiscal cliff deal are to raise more tax revenue and make the tax code more progressive.

Which is why it's odd to see them drawing a line in the sand on raising tax rates.

Raising marginal income tax rates is one of the most economically harmful ways to raise taxes. (The only provisions of the tax code that are more damaging are the corporate income tax and taxes on savings and investments.) Perhaps the only explanation is that Democrats don't actually care about...