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Beware of Those Advising GOP To Unilaterally Disarm

Ken6565 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:15 PM
The one thing on which they're right is that in this last election we threw ourselves on our swords for rich people who voted Democratic. We got blamed for favoring the rich--yet the rich gave us no credit for our tax position. We should have gone along with that right away. It was the wrong battle. We have to fight general tax increases and reckless spending that exceeds increases in revenue. We have to continue the pro-life battle. Not by fighting to ban all abortions--the large majority are at least not yet ready to support that--but by instituting limits on it that most people do support.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:36 PM
The class-envy "other people" can pay for it narrative was NEVER about the super-rich Demsymps, & they know it. If it was, why are they targeting incomes of 250K/yr?

It is actually about hypertaxing the earnings of the upper middle class - not Warren Buffet, but the orthodontist or business owner down the street with a bigger house & a boat - & ensuring they don't get into the upper class. Not to mention, the class-envy rhetoric is a shiny-things distraction from government $pending growth & on what all the $$$ is $pent.
S_Watt Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:46 PM
I know that, and you know that, but the casual observer, who gave this last election to Obama only hears the rhetoric. This is a fight we can have and win on the Leftist’s own ground. It would be a very akward argument for Leftists to make that the Big Boys should get a break.

It not only gives you a win, it will begin to rebrand – no you are not just shills for *Big Business*, and it will stick it to the opposition (Buffet, Google, etc…). It may even pull in some revenue, but that is beside the point.
S_Watt Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:34 PM
The tax fight should not be about who *deserves* breaks, it should be about fairness, just like the President says. I think it could be won on those terms, if we have the nerve to fight over what is *fair*. Is it fair that big corporate donors pay nothing? Is it fair that some people pay nothing or that others get a refund having paid in zero? Is it fair that those in the middle can’t escape the higher rates with fancy tax strategies and loopholes paid for with campaign cash?

Screw the rich if they want special favors, fairness should be all citizens treated the same. The end game (far down the road) should be one rate no deductions.
Houziwang Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:31 PM
Same rate...awesome idea. The so called Obama fairness is not fair. Those with more should pay equal, not more. That's what having more means. Is Obama going to pay more for his millions too? Perhaps he is now special so he will get some kind of loophole.
Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term?

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