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Jarrett / Obama Debt Commission: Let's lower taxes and broaden the base
Reason ^ | 9-3-2012 | Tim Cavanaugh

Posted on 09/04/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs

“Let’s broaden the base, let’s reduce the rate,” Jarrett said at a Bloomberg breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina, the convention site. “That means we are going to close some loopholes, but that’s going to benefit the broader business community... The long-term sustainable growth rests with the private sector,” she said. “The president knows that.”


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1 posted on 09/04/2012 1:44:59 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

It only took 3-plus years and an extra 5.3 trillion added to the national debt to arrive at this??????????????????????


2 posted on 09/04/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Except Obama has no interest or intention of doing that. It just more “boob bait for the bubbas” like Clinton use to spew.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

She said WHAT?

I believe Obama wants to close loopholes—like decreasing the charity deduction, raising the limit before deductions on health expenses, etc—but only insofar as they screw the moderately well-to-do.

The real focus is on raising money so he can further spend in the name of redistribution while pushing the deficit limits the bond market will tolerate.

If Valerie said this, either she didn’t mean it, or she was responding to the R/R planks on tax policy.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 1:50:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

What??? Why didn’t I realize that Valerie Jarrett was a closet Austrian economist? Could be that clever Marxist disguise she wears on her sleeve.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

When the Takers outnumber the Makers...


6 posted on 09/04/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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OK, let’s broaden the base to include those who pay zero in federal income tax. A flat 5%, just so everyone has some skin in the game!

But wait, they’re so poor, it would starve them! < /lib response >

That’s what charities are for! < /my response >


7 posted on 09/04/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

She has it half right, as usual.

You close the loopholes while at the same time reduce marginal rates across the board. No exceptions.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Liar, liar pants on fire.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MNJohnnie

The Kenyan must go.

10 posted on 09/04/2012 4:43:36 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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