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Tax Rich Liberals

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:51 PM
Now we find out that one person, perhaps the boss of google, or Gates, has hidden a fortune in Bermuda, after being approached by Obama as a possible Czar type. You could laugh at these hypocrites, if they were not doing such damage. And another thought. What poor person would not, if they have intelligence, soon find a way to keep their wealth from the IRS, if they were to become rich. They lie to themselves, and will not admit that they would morph into the very people Obama says are so bad, and never look back.

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...