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Bill Clinton: Everyone must pay more taxes
Fox News Channel (no link) | 5/16/12

Posted on 05/16/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by pabianice

Bill Clinton on Fox: 'Taxing the rich won't help us. Everybody needs to pay more in taxes. Once we get the economy growing again, no one should object to paying more in taxes.'


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To: pabianice

I half way agree - the 50% who pay no taxes need to do their fair share...


51 posted on 05/16/2012 8:28:07 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: mnehring
Doing this while campaigning for O? Sound like he is sabotaging him.

One must always question where Clinton's allegiance lies. Remember, there was and still is a bitter battle for control of the Democrat Party between the DLC and the DNC.
52 posted on 05/16/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Lazamataz

::giggling::


53 posted on 05/16/2012 8:41:51 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: pabianice

Bill Clinton... winner of “Life’s Lottery.”


54 posted on 05/16/2012 8:55:42 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: mnehring
Doing this while campaigning for O? Sound like he is sabotaging him.

Excellent point.

55 posted on 05/16/2012 9:00:41 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: God luvs America; Wyatt's Torch
agreed- at least he has the balls to say “everyone” needs to pay more taxes versus ayatollah obama’s daily class warfare...

Horse manure.
When the Sink Masturbator says "everyone" he means people who work for a living. No way is he including the Democrat party base of bums, deadbeats, and parasites in the word "everyone".

56 posted on 05/16/2012 9:05:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: pabianice

Ain’t gonna happen Bill.


57 posted on 05/16/2012 9:08:26 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pabianice

Thank you Mr. “write off your underwear to the Salvation Army as a tax deduction”.


58 posted on 05/16/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The excellent “Ball of Confusion” actually has some RELATIVELY conservative lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s&feature=related


59 posted on 05/16/2012 9:15:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: pabianice
Once we get the economy growing again, no one should object to paying more in taxes.'

And therein lies the rub, Billy Jeff. The economy is not recovering. Start cutting gov't spending, get the gov't out of business, lower taxes...you might see a good result

60 posted on 05/16/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Lancey Howard
he means people who work for a living

Well...it is kind of hard to pay income taxes if you aren't making any income...

The problem is a bunch of people who do make an income are paying no income taxes.

61 posted on 05/16/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: pabianice

Half of Americans already pay no taxes.


62 posted on 05/16/2012 9:22:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: pabianice

And why don’t professional athletes pay social security taxes? And public unions?


63 posted on 05/16/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Well...it is kind of hard to pay income taxes if you aren't making any income...

Who's not "making any income"? The bums, deadbeats, and parasites get welfare, WIC, food stamps, Section 8, SSDI... shall I go on? That is "making income", but as loyal voting members of the Democrat party base, they will STILL suffer no cuts or pay any taxes. Quite the opposite.

No. By "everyone", the Sink Masturbator means "Republicans" - - normal American families who work for what they have.

64 posted on 05/16/2012 9:24:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

regardless of whatever he means, clinton came off the 1% BS and class warfare we hear daily from iman obama....the door is open for the GOP to drive the wedge through....


65 posted on 05/16/2012 9:28:36 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: pabianice

Tax ASSETS and not income, and see how much support you get from your ultra-rich bribe dispensers, NotSoSlick.

In fact, you might end up in an Arkansas ditch....


66 posted on 05/16/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: mnehring
Doing this while campaigning for O? Sound like he is sabotaging him.

LOL - Good point. Then again, wealthy liberal elites want taxes raised on those further down the ladder - helps keep their 'top dog' status safe... The permanently dependent want assurances their 'disability' will go on forever - on someone else's dime - and the screwed working people are already voting Republican... maybe Clinton has a point.

67 posted on 05/16/2012 9:33:55 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: God luvs America
regardless of whatever he means, clinton came off the 1% BS and class warfare we hear daily from iman obama....the door is open for the GOP to drive the wedge through....

I agree that Clinton appears to have gone off script, but there was nothing noble about it. He may simply be sending up a scumbag Democrat "trial balloon", or maybe he is setting the stage for the Kenyan Kommunist to "rebuff" him and make himself look good.

In any event, neither of those two floating pieces of sh** can be trusted.

68 posted on 05/16/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: taxcontrol
How about we eliminate the Federal tax and replace it with representative apportionment.

Very interesting idea. However, how is Congress going to decide on the amount? Is this a year-to-year determination? Which seems to leave a large potential for abuse in overtaxing. What if the Democrats are in control and don't come up with an amount for 2-3 years? Or maybe make it a set amount, 10 or 15% of GDP of the previous year? Previous quarter?

And if we could bundle this with a requirement for the federal budget to remain balanced, I think it could actually be doable. Maybe requiring the government to spend monies collected, instead of monies not yet collected.
69 posted on 05/16/2012 9:48:29 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Lancey Howard

They already pay sales and other non-income taxes. I’m all for limiting and reducing the transfer payments. Again, the issue is that people are “working for what they have” and don’t pay income taxes. Last check 49.7% of people have a zero net income tax liability. 87% of those people make $40,000 or less. THAT is the problem.


70 posted on 05/16/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: pabianice; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”Bill Clinton on Fox: ‘Taxing the rich won't help us. Everybody needs to pay more in taxes. Once we get the economy growing again, no one should object to paying more in taxes.

Hopefully you all knew that was the plan all along.

Expect Obama if re-elected will veto the next tax cut extension unlike what he did in 2010 when he was thinking re-election.

I saw a Dem panel on CSPAN yesterday talking about how the voters must be convinced that higher taxes are good for them and Republicans go along, but those at the bottom (<30K who dont pay now) must be protected from it.

In fact I don't trust Romney on this either. I figure Romney's swan song would be : "Let's make a deal"

71 posted on 05/16/2012 10:57:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: BitWielder1

“You can have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in you power.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


72 posted on 05/16/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: mnehring

Yep sure seems like Clinton engaging in some payback (to Jug Ears) Trying to get a rise out of him.


73 posted on 05/16/2012 11:17:48 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: wardaddy

” Clinton’s and Gore’s shady business deals and speeches have made both men 10 times richer than either Reagan or Bush and involving truly some despicable influence peddling that borders on illegal if not immoral

and the media...hardly one word.

these are progressives for ya....their money...every liberal I know is less generous than conservatives”

Exactly


74 posted on 05/16/2012 11:46:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs

“In fact I don’t trust Romney on this either. I figure Romney’s swan song would be : “Let’s make a deal” “

Hard to be worse than Boehner..


75 posted on 05/16/2012 11:56:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs

“Hopefully you all knew that was the plan all along.”

The plan of all tyrannical regimes is to take from EVERYONE, own all the resources, especially the subjects, but in the meantime, they did a damn fine job of convincing all the willing idiots that they should hate the ‘rich’.

“RE :”Bill Clinton on Fox: ‘Taxing the rich won’t help us. Everybody needs to pay more in taxes.”

More BS...they’ll exempt the ‘special interest poor’ to keep their voting base, for instance Illegal aliens...you can bet they won’t be paying, but getting thousands in return for the EIC just like they’ve done for years.


76 posted on 05/16/2012 11:58:34 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...
RE :”The plan of all tyrannical regimes is to take from EVERYONE, own all the resources, especially the subjects, but in the meantime, they did a damn fine job of convincing all the willing idiots that they should hate the ‘rich’

I don't think they convinced everyone to hate the rich, but anytime you poll a large sample of people then taxing the rich 'more' will always poll better than cutting benefits of the non-rich who are being polled, especially if it's ones they were told they earned like SS and medicare.

For example : ON the Dem channel they ALWAYS tell the viewer that unemployment comp is insurance that workers pay the ‘premiums’ (taxes) for. But only the EVIL employer pays those specific payroll taxes not the employee at all, but that ruins their argument that we are entitled so they simply outright lie. That is the same principle as above.

If benefits were increasing with tax cuts like under GWB then few will care if the rich get tax cuts except real libs.

77 posted on 05/16/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: ConservaTexan
Does that include the almost 50% that pay nothing? I doubt it.

True for income taxes, not true for sales tax, gasoline tax, property tax, cigarette tax, alcohol tax,..., brass tax, carpet tax, &c. &c. I'm sure you get the idea.

When you think about it taxes like the sales tax impact the poor much harder then the wealthy since the tax represents a greater percentage of their income. Which is probably why a "flat rate" income tax has so far been a non-starter.

Regards,
GtG Regards,
GtG

78 posted on 05/16/2012 1:51:43 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I'm sure you get the idea.

Yes, I get the idea. Clinton, however, was talking about raising income tax rates, not about any of the numerous taxes you mentioned.

79 posted on 05/16/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs. By "everyone" he means "poor people".
80 posted on 05/16/2012 9:49:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: pabianice

I like this. Clinton screwing Obungle by letting the cat out of that bag. That Bammy Boy’s plan is not just to tax “the rich” but to extract more and more taxes from the middle class to pay for Bammy’s BS social justice programs. To generally steal from the white private and productive sector and then lay this largess on the publicly supported peoples of color, minorities and legal/illegal immigrants (90% of whom are non-white, non-European)


81 posted on 05/17/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT by dennisw
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