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How Low Can It Go? Richardson Pegs Middle Class as Those Making Under $120,000
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/31/low-richardson-pegs-middle-class-making/ ^ | Friday, 2008-31-305

Posted on 10/31/2008 10:47:30 AM PDT by Joiseydude

For the second time in a week, a prominent Democrat has downgraded Barack Obama's definition of the middle class -- leading Republicans to question whether he'll stick to his promise not to raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000.

The latest hiccup in the campaign message apparently came Friday morning on KOA-AM, when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pegged the middle class as those making $120,000 and under.

"What Obama wants to do is he is basically looking at $120,000 and under among those that are in the middle class, and there is a tax cut for those," Richardson said in the interview, according to a clip posted on YouTube.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrats; elections; middleclass; nobama08; obama; obamataxplan; socialism; spreadthewealth; taxes; taxtherich
Click here to listen to Richardson talk about Obama's tax plan.
1 posted on 10/31/2008 10:47:31 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

I knew sooner or later they’d consider me rich.


2 posted on 10/31/2008 10:48:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: Joiseydude

With all the money they have been printing and the resultant inflation a $60,000 salary will swell to $120,000 in a heartbeat.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 10:49:47 AM PDT by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: Joiseydude

McCain is going to win New Mexico.


4 posted on 10/31/2008 10:50:03 AM PDT by Frantzie
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To: brownsfan
McCain and Palin will need to adjust on the Fly their campaign speech 250...200...150...120...

I believe Bambi started out many months back at one million dollars?

5 posted on 10/31/2008 10:51:38 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

But the Republican National Committee quickly blasted out an e-mail saying, “At this rate, it won’t take long until Obama is again raising taxes on Americans making as little as $42,000 a year.”

“When Barack Obama comes to your door this Halloween, there will be no treats — just taxes,” the e-mail said.


6 posted on 10/31/2008 10:53:53 AM PDT by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: Joiseydude

“Limbo lower! How low can you go!”


7 posted on 10/31/2008 10:53:59 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

8 posted on 10/31/2008 10:55:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: Joiseydude

Excellent.

I know at least one voter that I can convert from Obama to McCain with this article.


9 posted on 10/31/2008 10:57:08 AM PDT by kidd
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To: brownsfan

wow!!!! I am rich by Richardsons account Could of’ve fooled me maybe they should come and see my house and how I live


10 posted on 10/31/2008 10:57:12 AM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: DAC21

And the ceiling will keep lowering like those horror movie torture chambers until we’re crushed by it.


11 posted on 10/31/2008 10:59:50 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: Joiseydude

Note also the terminology they use to hide the true income. When they start, they say “Individuals” because it is easier to hate a rich individual making over 300K/25/200/250/120.

After a few weeks, they have switched to “families” making over $150 (that is, combined incomes), which effectively cuts in half what they consider the yearly income considered wealthy and that is subject to punitive taxation.


12 posted on 10/31/2008 10:59:55 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: brownsfan

In November of 2007, Barack was talking about perpetual social security taxes. When asked what he considered “rich” to be. He said - “families making $90,000.”


13 posted on 10/31/2008 11:00:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Joiseydude

By the time this is over anyone over $14,700 per year will be “Rich”, just like they were under Clinton’s “Rich that gained unfairly in the 80’s!” BS....


14 posted on 10/31/2008 11:00:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: Joiseydude
Obama's middle class might constitute an army of fat people with oxygen tanks riding scooters around Wal-Mart spending their disability checks on vodka.

Oh, wait... ;)

15 posted on 10/31/2008 11:03:19 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: tcrlaf

>By the time this is over anyone over $14,700 per year will be “Rich”, just like they were under Clinton’s “Rich that gained unfairly in the 80’s!” BS....

In other words, those not dependent on Government handouts are “rich”.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 11:04:25 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Joiseydude

Is that for a family or an individual?


17 posted on 10/31/2008 11:05:07 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Don’t know, doesn’t say.


18 posted on 10/31/2008 11:07:58 AM PDT by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: massgopguy
"In November of 2007, Barack was talking about perpetual social security taxes. When asked what he considered “rich” to be. He said - “families making $90,000.”"

The more money and programs they want, the more "rich" people they will find.

19 posted on 10/31/2008 11:09:23 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Joiseydude

You’ll have to forgive our Governor he speaks with a fork in his tongue.


20 posted on 10/31/2008 11:12:05 AM PDT by MES401067 (Lenin called them "useful idiots" I for one have no use for them.)
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To: Joiseydude

I sent the Youtube to Drudge. Please do likewise.


21 posted on 10/31/2008 11:13:06 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

LOL!


22 posted on 10/31/2008 12:31:23 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

bttt


23 posted on 10/31/2008 12:32:45 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

After a few weeks, they have switched to “families” making over $150 (that is, combined incomes), which effectively cuts in half what they consider the yearly income considered wealthy and that is subject to punitive taxation”

Look at it all further-— IRS breakdowns are simple::
If a “couple” has a threshold of $150,000, then a SUNGLE person has a $75,000 threshold.


24 posted on 10/31/2008 12:37:16 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Joiseydude

Taxation for DemonRATs is like crack cocaine. There is just not enough crack cocaine. Just ask Obama.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 1:09:38 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: tcrlaf

The real rich who mostly support BO will not be affected by any tax hike. If you are a Buffet, Soros, Oprah or any movie star or sports star a 50% tax rate will not affect them very much or change their lifestyle. They also know that they will quietly receive tax breaks to make the rate lower; tax breaks that those of us in the middle class could never qualify for. Confiscate 90% of the billionair’s assets immediately and tax them at 80%. How many would then support BO? Actually, if McCain wins I think he should do just that to them — make them live with the policies they supported.


26 posted on 10/31/2008 1:21:20 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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