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Top 10 Tax Sweeteners in the Bailout Bill
Taxpayers for Common Sense ^

Posted on 10/02/2008 1:10:28 PM PDT by MountainLoop

Taxpayers of Common Sense has compiled a list of the top 10 "sweeteners" in the bailout bill.

Read list here


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bailout; sweeteners

1 posted on 10/02/2008 1:10:29 PM PDT by MountainLoop
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To: MountainLoop

And so the revolution shall begin.


2 posted on 10/02/2008 1:12:08 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: MountainLoop

Those are lulus.


3 posted on 10/02/2008 1:14:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: MountainLoop

don’t want to lose the critical american samoa vote


4 posted on 10/02/2008 1:15:20 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: MountainLoop

I don’t see the problem. These “sweeteners” are a critical part of saving the economy. /s


5 posted on 10/02/2008 1:15:21 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: MountainLoop

My personal favorite, the bicycle commuters’ benefits.


6 posted on 10/02/2008 1:15:53 PM PDT by Melinda
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To: MountainLoop

Our Congress is corrupt to the core! They are obviously not listening to the American people. They only care about themselves and their pet projects.

We seem to be on a train towards socialism (which could become runaway at any time)!


7 posted on 10/02/2008 1:16:25 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: MountainLoop

Does this mean that the cost of my rum will go down? Pleeease.


8 posted on 10/02/2008 1:17:12 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: MountainLoop

I am screaming mad! Yesterday in Portland there were people who probably haven’t agreed with each other on anything political in 20 years but who joined together to protest this “bailout”. There were long haired hippies, Obama supporters, McCain supporters - all freaking pissed!

This a.m. on Fox I heard Maxine Waters blaming all this on a lack of regulation. She wasn’t even challenged!!! ENOUGH!


9 posted on 10/02/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: OCCASparky

It’s time for ‘Boston Tea-Party II’.


10 posted on 10/02/2008 1:18:32 PM PDT by maineman
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To: MountainLoop

Vote them all out!


11 posted on 10/02/2008 1:19:26 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands..)
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To: MountainLoop

Whew, I was sure glad to see that not getting a rebate for riding a bike is a “National Crisis”. Thank you guys, I feel safer now knowing we have morons in the Senate


12 posted on 10/02/2008 1:19:35 PM PDT by claymax (Vote for a HERO...........not for the ZERO!)
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To: ari-freedom

isn’t that the 57th state?


13 posted on 10/02/2008 1:19:59 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: MountainLoop

Very interesting.


14 posted on 10/02/2008 1:20:16 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: ari-freedom
don’t want to lose the critical american samoa vote

Nope, a kickback to Nancy's husband who owns $17 million in shares in Del Monte...the islands biggest business.

15 posted on 10/02/2008 1:21:09 PM PDT by frogjerk (VOTE NO!)
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To: MountainLoop

These are as sweet as Hillary’s cankles...


16 posted on 10/02/2008 1:22:21 PM PDT by frogjerk (VOTE NO!)
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To: maineman

I agree, do we send teabags to our good for nothing congresscritters? (I must admit that one of my senators voted no, bless his democrat heart).
susie


17 posted on 10/02/2008 1:23:06 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: OCCASparky

And so the revolution shall begin.

I look forward to it.


18 posted on 10/02/2008 1:24:05 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: Aria

This was McCain’s chance to burnish his maverick creds.. he could have stood up, pointed out the pork, pointed out the insanity of bailing out banks who should fail (is the invisible hand no longer a valid concept), in short, given the country an example of true leadership... but NOOO... couldn’t resist the insider consensus to shore up the D.C.-Wall St. lobbyist cocktail party circuit. Didn’t even bother to speak at all... guess he hoped to vote and sneak out unnoticed...


19 posted on 10/02/2008 1:24:52 PM PDT by blade_tenner
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To: freekitty

The #10 lulu for American Samoa is the Pelosi aggrandizement item, since she and her hubby have a major stake in Del Monte, which runs a major STARKIST processing
operation in American Samoa.

This is the same SENATE outfit that EXEMPTED American Samoa from having to abide by the new Federal minimum wage rates that took effect this summer.


20 posted on 10/02/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT by plangent
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To: plangent

Of course, let’s take care of our you know what’s first.


21 posted on 10/02/2008 1:31:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: maineman
It’s time for ‘Boston Tea-Party II’

Please, that would require much to much sacrifice on the part of Americans.

22 posted on 10/02/2008 1:31:48 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: MountainLoop
Did anyone post the names of the Senators who asked for these earmarks? This list boggles the mind at the lessor problems and issues that have been anointed by this really, really, sick group of politicians. I guess there are no real problems.

Would it be asking too much to Fire Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and maybe try to recoup a few million from Rainey? Cronyism is a crime...where is Nancy and her most ethical congress ever.....oh, busy still trying to stoke the faux crisis and cover for the Democratic Crooks like Christopher Dodd and Barney Franks! Disgusting!!!

The county, not the stock market, are reeling at the arrogance and audacity of these elected for the people. Vote 'em out!

23 posted on 10/02/2008 1:33:59 PM PDT by yoe ( Socialism/Marxism with Obama/Michelle - another twofer!)
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To: blade_tenner

What gets me is that most people think the answer to this is to elect the former ACORN community organizer. It’s beyond belief! When is our side going to scream the truth loud enough? There’s no fair and balanced in this - one side tried to do something and the other side obstructed and their friends and supporters and voting blocs got what they wanted and now we’re all supposed to pay for it.

ARRRRGHHH! When is McCain going to act like a maverick? He’s reminding me why I really wanted Fred.


24 posted on 10/02/2008 1:34:39 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: OCCASparky

I thought that reform of the alternative minimum tax was in this bill? That’s a big one.


25 posted on 10/02/2008 1:35:36 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: MountainLoop
Looks like my senators got Texas a little compensation:

Sec. 201. Deduction for state and local sales taxes

Allows residents of states that don’t pay income tax to deduct, from their federal taxes, sales tax paid over the course of the year. States that benefit include Texas, Nevada, Florida, Washington and Wyoming. The bailout bill extends this provision for 2 years at a cost of $3.3 billion.

26 posted on 10/02/2008 1:47:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MountainLoop

I think this is pathetic. But I’ll try to laugh.

Claims that we are heading for the great depression, or that we are socializing a major sector of America, or that Government doesn’t have a clue, take second place to micromanaging the economy to the benefit of parochial special interests. The Senate bail-out package required the following in order to pass:

Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for use by children.

Our politicians have come a long ways since preparing the Declaration of Independence.


27 posted on 10/02/2008 1:48:15 PM PDT by ChessExpert (If it had been up to Hussein Obama, Saddam Hussein would still be in power)
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To: wk4bush2004

I agree with your sentiments about corrupt congress. However, i don’t think we are heading to socialism, we have already been there for decades. We are heading to the failure of our government and economy. In my humble opinion, the gig is up. See Soviet Union for details.


28 posted on 10/02/2008 1:50:21 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: MountainLoop

Just think of all the money I’ll save on suction-cup arrows over the next 4 years.


29 posted on 10/02/2008 1:52:10 PM PDT by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: yoe
Did anyone post the names of the Senators who asked for these earmarks? This list boggles the mind at the lessor problems and issues that have been anointed by this really, really, sick group of politicians. I guess there are no real problems.

Check out these sites.
Lots of information out there...

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Kill the Bailout

30 posted on 10/02/2008 2:00:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: yoe

” Would it be asking too much to Fire Barney Frank and Chris Dodd “

Watching Dodd talk about how good the deal was in my mind like allowing O.J. Simpson to address the jury after his first trial........


31 posted on 10/02/2008 2:02:03 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: blade_tenner

He is what he is, a creature of government and that is why you will never see him name names (unless they are conservative Republicans) or bring any reform to DC.


32 posted on 10/02/2008 2:06:13 PM PDT by redangus
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To: maineman

I say, man the pitch forks and light the torches. Let the revolution begin


33 posted on 10/02/2008 2:24:39 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever
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To: MountainLoop
Somehow the libs will twist these provisions into help for Acorn and other far left radical anti-American socialist commie activist groups.

For example, somebody who works for Acorn rides a bike to work. They'll get 10 million bucks for that.

34 posted on 10/02/2008 2:52:18 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (Drill here, drill now!!!!!)
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To: ChinaThreat

“In my humble opinion, the gig is up,”

I think you’re right. Through internal or external forces, socialist countries always come to a bad end. Ask Mussolini about that. Oh, wait, we can’t...


35 posted on 10/02/2008 3:50:06 PM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: Conservababe

http://www.taxpayer.net/resources.php?category=&type=Project&proj_id=1429&action=Headlines%20By%20TCS

Is this more what you were looking for?

Tatt


36 posted on 10/02/2008 3:53:19 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: sergeantdave

Sadly, you could also ask on of the millions of Chinese who starved to death living in Chairman Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”. Good point.


37 posted on 10/02/2008 3:59:39 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: MountainLoop
Can you imagine the popularity of McCain if he would of just stood by his convictions (and his campaign promises), and simply have said “unless its a clean bill without added earmarks, I'm votng NO.

Even the harshest critic of the 700 billion dollar bail-out could of respected that.

38 posted on 10/02/2008 3:59:58 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: TexasCajun

It may not have been Texas’ senators. Several state residents do not pay state income tax, but other states residents are allowed to deduct their state income taxes from their gross income. Fair is fair.


39 posted on 10/02/2008 5:16:31 PM PDT by orchid (Defeat is worse than death, you have to LIVE with defeat.)
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