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Breaking News: Bill Richardson lowers Obama's definition of rich down to $120,000
Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10-31-2008 | Ross Kaminsky

Posted on 10/31/2008 11:03:54 AM PDT by fidelio

This morning, New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama, continued the downward ratchet of the level of income at which Barack Obama intends to confiscate income.

Obama started at $250,000, then said $200,000.

Joe Biden then dropped the bar to $150,000 three days ago.

And now, Bill Richardson is telling us that anyone making over $120,000 will be penalized by an Obama administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicswest.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 120000; 2008; democrats; elections; nobama08; obama; richardson; taxes
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1 posted on 10/31/2008 11:03:55 AM PDT by fidelio
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To: fidelio

Do I hear $100K?


2 posted on 10/31/2008 11:05:09 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: fidelio

I want everybody who makes 75,000 to raise their hands.

See, nobody here makes that much, that’s why we’re gonna tax their rich a$$es off.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 11:06:03 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: fidelio
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4 posted on 10/31/2008 11:06:06 AM PDT by Son House (McCain Can Win Without The Media's Help, Ă˜bama can't)
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To: fidelio

Richardson must make 119k


5 posted on 10/31/2008 11:06:22 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: fidelio

We need an ad with the variations of this in it.

HOPE IT HAPPENS.

Which is it Obama?


6 posted on 10/31/2008 11:06:27 AM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: fidelio

If THAT ONE is elected, we’ll all find out that anything above $20,000.00 is considered “rich”.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 11:06:49 AM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: fidelio

If you wonder why the news networks isn’t reporting this, its ‘cause they’re breathlessly quoting Lawrence Eagleburger on Sarah Palin.


8 posted on 10/31/2008 11:07:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

isn’t=aren’t


9 posted on 10/31/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: fidelio

Unless you’re living in a hut making $12.00 per year you’re filthy stinking rich in THAT ONES eyes!


10 posted on 10/31/2008 11:08:18 AM PDT by Caper29
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To: fidelio

To be honest to Barry, this is kind of misleading. In the quote, Richardson is only saying those who earn up to $120,000 are considered “middle class”. And they will get a tax cut. He doesn’t say those earning over $120,000 won’t get one.

I want to win but I don’t like dishonesty. There are better paths to take between now and election day.


11 posted on 10/31/2008 11:09:26 AM PDT by rubeng
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To: fidelio

Maybe Richardson is trying to heal the rift with the Clintons?


12 posted on 10/31/2008 11:09:55 AM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: fidelio

It will be down to $0 if Hussein wins.


13 posted on 10/31/2008 11:10:05 AM PDT by careyb
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To: fidelio

I wonder what the final figure will be.


14 posted on 10/31/2008 11:10:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fidelio

LOL!

You know you have some Obama supporters out there all gung-ho about taking other people’s pie, let’s see how they respond when they realize they are part of the pie being stolen from.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 11:10:16 AM PDT by babydubya1981 (Homeschooling Moms for McCain/Palin 08)
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To: fidelio

“Hey honey, Obama says we’re rich!”


16 posted on 10/31/2008 11:10:16 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: fidelio
They do like to move the goal posts, don't they?

If this keeps up, Obama's rich aunt Zeituna (the one living in public housing in Boston) will soon see her taxes go up.

17 posted on 10/31/2008 11:10:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RasterMaster

If BO wins, we will be slaves of the State no matter how much we make.


18 posted on 10/31/2008 11:12:10 AM PDT by unkus
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To: fidelio

Oooh, ouch! This should be worked into the stump speeches TODAY if the campaign is on its feet. Working his way down to $42K and lower, lol.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 11:12:15 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: skeeter
Lawrence Eagleburger on Sarah Palin

He's still alive?

20 posted on 10/31/2008 11:12:47 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: fidelio
Click here to listen to Richardson talk about Obama's tax plan.
21 posted on 10/31/2008 11:14:07 AM PDT by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: fidelio

Poor Sarah, back when it 250,000 or even 200,000 she figured win or lose she would come out of this election a winner.


22 posted on 10/31/2008 11:14:37 AM PDT by redk
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To: Son House; All

23 posted on 10/31/2008 11:14:42 AM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: fidelio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBgIlaTC0vo


24 posted on 10/31/2008 11:14:51 AM PDT by TV Dinners (....there's nothing else to eat)
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To: fidelio

Anyone above the nationally defined poverty level will be determined rich. If you pay taxes.


25 posted on 10/31/2008 11:15:13 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: Son House


What will these two idiot bike riders have in common after November 4th?


They will have both lost a presidential election to a Republican.
26 posted on 10/31/2008 11:15:41 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: fidelio

Gosh, it is less than half of the original $250K. Those dems keep on out-bidding themselves; this is sort of like Ebay in reverse! LOL

Another GAFFE for John and Sarah to pump on!!


27 posted on 10/31/2008 11:15:41 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: fidelio
Good grief, my husband is working overtime just to keep up with the rising cost's of everything! He might as well not. He could be spending more time with his family than give that money to these vultures!
28 posted on 10/31/2008 11:15:41 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: trisham

“I wonder what the final figure will be.”

I truly think the final figure will be 40,000.

It could even go to 30,000 though.

People are idiots to believe Obama.


29 posted on 10/31/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by TNLawyer (McCain/Palin'08......Great job with your VP pick, McCain!)
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To: fidelio
Does this mean that Obama will revise his "95% of Americans will pay less taxes" quote?

"95% of Americans...I mean, 70% of Americans...what's that? 50% of Americans...I stand corrected - 20% of Americans will pay..."

30 posted on 10/31/2008 11:17:04 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: Numbers Guy
I think so. Barely.


31 posted on 10/31/2008 11:17:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: fidelio

Never trust anyone over $40 K


32 posted on 10/31/2008 11:17:27 AM PDT by kidd
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To: rubeng

What people forget is how people like Obama figure income, which just isn’t about how much money one makes from work and investment, but also includes hypothetical income that one might earn should he/she rent out his/her house.


33 posted on 10/31/2008 11:17:49 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: ladyvet

This is rich...we need to get a 10 million dollar ad campaign to show the slope this figure has gone to with a backwards fast counting auctioneer....250...250....250...do i hear 245...245....245...245...can i get a 235....235...wait...we have one at 225....225...225...200...200....200....150! 150 150 150....125....125....125...120! 120...120...!


34 posted on 10/31/2008 11:18:18 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: TNLawyer

It wouldn’t surprise me. If Obama is elected there are going to be a lot of shocked supporters out there when he finally reveals his true nature.


35 posted on 10/31/2008 11:18:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Everyone, please send the Youtube to Drudge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G88ebXY2uaI

36 posted on 10/31/2008 11:18:48 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: fidelio

250 200 225 120 whatever.


37 posted on 10/31/2008 11:19:24 AM PDT by omega4179 (Stop Hussein Vote McCain!)
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To: fidelio
I just called the 0bamabi campaign to seek clarification. the volunteer worker said Richardson did not speak for the campaign. I then pressed him for 0bambis own words, $250K, $200K and Bidens $150K, he hung up.....
38 posted on 10/31/2008 11:19:30 AM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: TV Dinners

We’re getting very close to my income level.

Wow.

What a surprise - NOT!

I wonder what the gullible middle class are thinking now, if they’re actually paying attention.


39 posted on 10/31/2008 11:20:01 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: Domandred

A great ad would be an auctioneer ratcheting down the “tax hit” level - then “SOLD!” - your economic future — to Obama/Reid/Pelosi. Maybe have McCain do a “stop the presses” bit like Rush and speak a few rational words.


40 posted on 10/31/2008 11:20:11 AM PDT by vrwconspiracist
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To: fidelio

Is that household AGI?


41 posted on 10/31/2008 11:20:27 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: RasterMaster
If THAT ONE is elected, we’ll all find out that anything above $20,000.00 is considered “rich”.

By the standards of the Third World, anyone who is not starving is rich.

42 posted on 10/31/2008 11:21:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: fidelio

It’s going to be a lot lower after he is sworn in as president.


43 posted on 10/31/2008 11:22:33 AM PDT by CSI007
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To: NCC-1701
Real men ride Harleys, like my great Hubby, GOP_Harley_Guy.
44 posted on 10/31/2008 11:22:49 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: TNLawyer

“Mark my words,” as Joe Biden would say. This time next year, the word ‘RICH’ will be defined as anybody who still has money in his wallet a week after payday.


45 posted on 10/31/2008 11:23:18 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: rubeng

I think you’re right. The context to this would nice before we jump all over it. 12 seconds is not a lot to go on.


46 posted on 10/31/2008 11:25:27 AM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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To: My Favorite Headache

No kidding!
By the way....love your home page. :^)


47 posted on 10/31/2008 11:26:16 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: fidelio

No surprise here!


48 posted on 10/31/2008 11:26:35 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: fidelio

Congress earns on average $165,000, I think. The definition of “rich” will be over that, you betcha.


49 posted on 10/31/2008 11:26:54 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: trisham

“I wonder what the final figure will be.”

Vote for him and find out! That’s teh only way!


50 posted on 10/31/2008 11:28:01 AM PDT by DBrow
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