"Both parties’ tax plans would add to the deficit" according to CBO

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  1. stormkroe

    stormkroe Golden Member

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    The full article here.
    The gist is, Repubs plan will hit for $250 billion next year and $5.3 trillion over the decade while Dems plan will hit for $205 billion next year and $4.3 trillion over the decade.

    Awesome times :(
     
  2. Jhhnn

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    Dems' efforts are nonetheless superior in terms of deficits, and offer the possibility of more tax increases in the future.

    Taxes are sacrifice made for the common good, and if we want the middle class to willingly sacrifice, then the Rich must be shown to sacrifice as well to make the proposition politically feasible.

    If Repubs, the party of the Rich, want to lead the way to fiscal responsibility, they'll have to lead by example, by making sacrifices themselves, sacrifices they can more easily afford than the rest of the population. When Mitt, Soros, Buffet & the Koch Bros pay more in taxes, it'll be easier to convince the rest of us that we need to do so ourselves.

    Too obvious, huh?
     
  3. Zorkorist

    Zorkorist Diamond Member

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    Stop this both parties, crap.

    Racial epithet removed.

    It's his Government now.

    -John
     
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  4. stormkroe

    stormkroe Golden Member

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    Sadly, it is pretty obvious to hard workers. I can't help but think that no matter if Democrats or Republicans are running the show, the top handful of people ALWAYS get the best deal. Could there be so many cross-interests at the top that they just 'take turns' in the lead and leave the fanatical followers make the party divide for them?
     
  5. RocksteadyDotNet

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    Classy.
     
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  6. Jhhnn

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    More of the "They're just as bad!" false equivalency so beloved on the Right, particularly among delusional Libertopians.

    Ultra Rich people always have the best deal, because they're Ultra Rich. Raising their taxes won't change that one little bit, won't change their lifestyles in the slightest unless those rates are much, much higher than anybody is suggesting. It won't change short term investment, either, because they're not investing in productive enterprise in this country, anyway, because of low demand. It will, however, allow the govt to hire people & to hire contractors, creating greater liquidity & more demand which is the only thing that'll spur investment, anyway.
     
  7. Zorkorist

    Zorkorist Diamond Member

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    In other words, Jhnnnn, wants to go military, block captain on your butt.

    He wants to *** your wife, your dog, soo much!

    The guy is a fucking murderer!

    -John
     
  8. Matt1970

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    So both plans cut $700 Billion? Bullshit.