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Obama: More Peas for You!

Mike4166 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:28 AM
Actually, raw, those who are on unemployment compensation do pay taxes, their tax load is 10%, with the option of having it deducted or paying it at the end of the year when they file. And file they indeed have to do, and their UC is filed as a lump sum 1099g. It's so much fun to figure out how to pay for those additional taxes when you're either still unemployed or newly employed and desperately trying to get back on your feet.

It’s been a year and half since the GOP and Democrats hammered out an agreement that raised the debt ceiling and put us on the lip of a fiscal cliff, threatening mutually assured destruction if a budget deal wasn’t worked out before January 2013.

It made sense for all sides at the time. 

The GOP figured there was a good shot that Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. The Democrats figured there was a good chance shot Obama wasn’t going to be reelected. And Obama was content to do what he did best: run a campaign on TV, eat...