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Obama in 2011: We Can Achieve $1.2 Trillion in New Revenues Without Raising Tax Rates

rauljg69 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:25 PM
"he's going to bleed the productive to death, slowly." Just like how those tax rates bled the productive to death under Clinton were 22 million jobs were created. Stop with the drama...drama queen.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:37 PM
You are absolutely out of your mind if you think Obama's tax rates are going to create private sector jobs. During his first term, the workforce plummeted. What makes you think now that with taxing the "rich" jobs are going to miraculously start (The private workforce, that is)?

Three quotes to whet your appetite, followed by the punch line from the president.  House Republicans' latest "fiscal cliff" resolution package -- originally proposed by Democrat Erskine Bowles -- includes $800 Billion in new federal revenues, while lowering tax rates across the board.  Democrats instantly rejected the idea, making a heavy play about "the math" not adding up.  They've repeatedly contended that Republicans' plan to expand the tax base by closing loopholes, eliminating or capping deductions, and limiting credits cannot hit their projected revenue target.  (1) White House Spokesman Jay Carney: "