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Tax Rich Liberals

mr liberty Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:09 PM
I didn't get the impression that she wants the capital gains tax increased in general, just for those whose occupation is solely based on the gains. The side effect, of course, will add hundreds of more pages to the IRS regulations. The better answer, IMO, is a flat-tax or fair-tax that could be implemented in a way to solve not only the current issues but also simplify the tax code. Aint gonna happen, not with the tax handling industry reaping $500B/yr

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...