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Obama: More Peas for You!

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 3:26 PM
I'm talking about total taxes paid. No matter what the highest marginal rate was, taxes received were 18-19% of GDP. And let me explain about a person's (or business's) "fair share". If you are honest and fill out all necessary form, whatever the amount it says you have to pay, that IS your "fair share". And if you feel that someone isn't paying their "fair share" based on the current IRS tax code, then you have a problem with those 72,000 pages of code. Got it?

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...