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Freep a Poll! ("Modest" tax increase on rich to avoid fiscal cliff?)
dailynews.com ^ | 11-15-12 | LA Daily News

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by dynachrome

Do you believe "a modest tax increase" on the rich is the best way to avoid a 'fiscal cliff'?

Yes

No

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; poll; taxes
A "modest" 110 per cent will work!/sarc
1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:36 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to BonofBabble for this one! Poll is about 3/4 of the way down, in the middle.

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2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:23 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

The premise of the question is flawed. Any increase will not stop the trip off the cliff. it might delay the fall a few minutes.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:26:25 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: dynachrome

more taxes is definitely not the answer


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:26:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

bttt


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:12 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: dynachrome

I feel dirty going to that site, lol


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:31:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

“We don’t need new taxes. We need new taxpayers” ... Marco Rubio


7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:31:06 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: dynachrome

Yeah, let’s tax the rich yell all those people making less than $200k per year - until that tax doesn;t do anything to shrink the debt and the limit is lowered to $100k - and on and on - roundtable of CEO’s on Bloomberg last night included a guy who had been a member of the Simpson-Bowles commission, who said that had run some what-ifs that showed they’d have to tax people down to about $30k per year to start getting significant revenue for the government - now that’s “rich”......


8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:40:33 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: dynachrome

BTTT


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:23 PM PST by The Toad
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To: cableguymn

yes, a tax increase might delay the fall.. just about as long as Wily E. Coyote stays hanging in the air before he plunges into the canyon


10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: GeronL

Yes
100 Votes, or 24.03 %
No
316 Votes, or 75.96 %


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:38 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: dynachrome

The gov’t clearly feels it can spend these rich folks money better than they can.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:44:08 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: dynachrome

Stop spending! Stop spending! There is not enough money in the world for the debt.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 4:44:42 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Tigercap

Put that through an Obama voting machine and it come out:

1,028 votes - Yes
7 ....votes - No


14 posted on 11/15/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

On Jan 1 the lowest bracket goes from 10 to 15%

When the Bush tax cuts “for the rich” expire

So.. maybe the GOP should let them expire? lol


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome
RATS aren't smart enough to know that even if they took every penny of all the "Rich" in the USA, it's wouldn't stop us going over the cliff... RATS suck at arithmetic
16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:00:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dynachrome

No 77.13%


17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: combat_boots

so this modest tax increase would have to bring in what 250 - 300 billion a month ?


18 posted on 11/15/2012 5:05:52 PM PST by molson209
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To: dynachrome

Like I keep saying, I vote to let ALL of Bush’s tax cuts expire.

...after all, only the very rich will be affected (or, at least, that’s what the Democrats say and the public believes).

Also, I think it’s ABOUT TIME that we start PAYING for all of the government goodies we DEMAND. I’ve had way too many arguments with old timers here demanding that we keep paying their welfare (they call it Social Security, LOL). It they want it THAT BAD, then we need to tax ourselves enough to pay for it.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 5:05:56 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: cableguymn

You are 100% correct. I have come to the conclusion (especially since election day) that a ‘fiscal cliff’ in one form or another is inevitable. His tax on the rich will (at best) garner $160 billion on a deficit of $1.1 trillion. But here’s the thing. Spending is likely to be higher than expected and new revenue, lower than expected. Obama’s tax increase will be little more than a rounding error. The Fed now buy 70% of new debt. If they didn’t, they would have to raise interest rates to attract buyers. All is lost. The government is printing money to loan to the government. And you know what? The Congress that created the fiscal cliff can also postpone it. Kicking the can down the road is the national pasttime in Washington. No, financial Armageddon is inevitable, especially with the boy-genius in the White House.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 5:07:58 PM PST by fhayek
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To: dynachrome

Total Votes = 511

Yes
110 Votes, or 21.52 %

No
401 Votes, or 78.47 %


21 posted on 11/15/2012 5:26:35 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome

I voted but sheesh! What a ridiculously busy web page. Here’s a hint web “master” - you don’t have to put everything on the front page. Seriously.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 6:04:37 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: dynachrome

Funny how, in all these surveys, they never quite seem to get around to offering the option that congress cut their *&%##*^* spending!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 10:07:20 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: dynachrome

CUT SPENDING.....Fewer Food Stamps, Less free stuff....learn to work for what you want....


24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:27 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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