Why don't Republicans oblige Democrats by raising taxes on the "rich," many of whom live in Democratic states?

glenn1

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Given that liberalism's strongholds seem to be on the coasts, particularly around big cities like SF (where the cost of living is already astronomical), why don't Republicans oblige their "soak the rich" fantasies and tax the crap outta them?
 

Strk

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Originally posted by: glenn1
Given that liberalism's strongholds seem to be on the coasts, particularly around big cities like SF (where the cost of living is already astronomical), why don't Republicans oblige their "soak the rich" fantasies and tax the crap outta them?
Go to CA, they already tax everything.
 

glenn1

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I lived in California for nearly four years. They're the ones bitching about the rich not paying their fair share, so why not bleed their ass dry?
 

Ferocious

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I think you misunderstand the Bush Tax.

The complaint is that the rich got a big tax cut....but now everyone has to pay for some of it through higher other taxes. Especially much higher property taxes.

The fact is that most Americans thought a tax cut was not a good idea. And correctly so.
 

sandorski

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Originally posted by: glenn1
I lived in California for nearly four years. They're the ones bitching about the rich not paying their fair share, so why not bleed their ass dry?
Perhaps they don't intend to "bleed their ass dry"?
 

glenn1

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The complaint is that the rich got a big tax cut....
And my point is that the "rich" they're complaining about is them. The cost of living somewhere like San Francisco and its $600k "starter homes" is such that compared to somewhere like Mississippi, guess what, you're rich.
 

Strk

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Does anyone happen to have a link to a list of what Bush's tax cuts covered? I only have a rough idea on the overall tax cuts.

Anyways, isn't the whole original arguement on state taxes and not federal?
 

KK

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Originally posted by: Ferocious
I think you misunderstand the Bush Tax.

The complaint is that the rich got a big tax cut....but now everyone has to pay for some of it through higher other taxes. Especially much higher property taxes.

The fact is that most Americans thought a tax cut was not a good idea. And correctly so.
Glad you can speak for most americans.


KK
 

KK

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That's strange, according to that chart, a married filing jointly with an AGI of $35,000 will see an $1898 reduction in taxes where a married filing jointly AGI of $75,000 will only see a $1830 reduction.

KK
 

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