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Obama to Congress: The Time For Immediate Action on Fiscal Cliff is Now

mast1055 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:56 PM
maryann wrote I know it sounds bad, but $250,000 is not that much if you live in certain areas of the country. There are some couples both working...husband could be an attorney, wife could be a teacher and they could be barely making the $250,000. I know people have no pity but the husband works 7 days a week, put himself through law school and is paying back $200,000 in student loans. I don't see what is wrong with striving to be successful. Why are people punished for it? _________________ Don't feel "punished" for making over 400k. I feel like I am one of the fortunate few who can make a change in our country - for the better. Tell me what good it will do to hoard my money when 95% of the country goes to hell
maryanne24 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:06 PM
Well then send your whole check to the IRS and leave the rest of us alone. Great!
maryanne24 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:06 PM
And it is so funny how all you liberals on here are all so rich. NOT!
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:04 PM
So why aren't you either giving every dime that you make above the median annual income to the government or to charity?
mast1055 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:06 PM
I give more to charity than you make in one year. Again, I am not complaining about a tax hike. why are you?
maryanne24 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:08 PM
I doubt that. I really doubt you give more to charity than I make in one year and especially my husband. we do a lot for charities too.and. Give us a break. And continue giving to charity. You are such a kind liberal.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:09 PM
Because I can't afford your President's spending addiction.
maryanne24 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:13 PM
And, I don't approve of the way the government wastes money.

Look "mast" your comments about hoarding your money show you are a liar. Nobody hoards their money especially with inflation coming. Sounds like you need some advice regarding where to put all that extra money you have got.
scrow Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 12:46 AM
Unless you're giving everything to charity above your median annual income, that isn't an answer to the question.
mast1055 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:03 PM
And, wny would you even care whether or not my taxes are raised? It's not going to affect you.

Tell me why you object to my taxes being raised.

So how did the last-ditch fiscal cliff meeting go this afternoon? Not great. President Obama again put forth the scaled-back version of the proposal he pitched last week.

A source familiar with the meeting told CNBC that Obama was not making a new offer; just laying out what he thinks can pass the House and Senate. That includes keeping the tax cut for those making up to $250,000 and an extension of unemployment insurance for 2 million people. He will then ask the participants what they are willing to support, and if they don't have a counterproposal that...