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Baucus: People will be 'wealthier' under new health care act
Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 3/25/10 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 03/26/2010 11:33:17 AM PDT by paltz

President Barack Obama made a campaign promise that he would not raise taxes on individuals making under $200,000 or couples under $250,000. However, Senator Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, made a statement on the floor this week that seems to dispute Mr. Obama’s tax pledge.

“One other point I think that is very important to make is that it's true in certain cases taxes will go up for some Americans who may be making less than $200,000," said Mr. Baucus.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baucus

1 posted on 03/26/2010 11:33:17 AM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz

ROFL

Montana . .wake up


2 posted on 03/26/2010 11:34:54 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: paltz

The drunk doesn’t even know that SS has gone cash flow negative and he says this?


3 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:09 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: paltz
“One other point I think that is very important to make is that it's true in certain cases taxes will go up for some Americans who may be making less than $200,000," said Mr. Baucus.

Yeah, like if you're breathing

4 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:13 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: paltz

And monkeys will fly out of my butt.


5 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: paltz; xzins; blue-duncan

Once inflation kicks in (due to the monetizing of the debt), we’ll all be millionaires!


6 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:47 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: paltz

The 10% tanning tax is a tax on people who make less than $200,000. a year!


7 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:56 AM PDT by Mr. Right Now
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To: paltz

Yeah! Every time my taxes go up, I get wealthier and my standard of living increases. Moron!


8 posted on 03/26/2010 11:35:57 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: paltz

People will be wealthier and we can tax them at a higher rate!


9 posted on 03/26/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: paltz

How can a conservative state like Montana have a liberal looser like this .... for years?


10 posted on 03/26/2010 11:36:52 AM PDT by TJC
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To: paltz

lol we are all squeezed dry


11 posted on 03/26/2010 11:37:07 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: paltz

Spread that wealth around, baby!


12 posted on 03/26/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (God, will you please send Pat Leahy to Murtha's house?)
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To: paltz
Baucus: People will be 'wealthier' under new health care act

And their wealth will be in the form of gov't obligations.

13 posted on 03/26/2010 11:37:22 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: paltz
Baucus: People will be 'wealthier' under new health care act

No doubt some will be. Almost every bill passed out of Kongress in the last 80 years has made a few wealthy at the expense of the bulk of taxpayers.

14 posted on 03/26/2010 11:37:49 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: paltz

And igf everyone gives their money to the federal government and the fed “distributes” it back to us we all be rich!!!

/sarc


15 posted on 03/26/2010 11:38:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Puppage

One guarantee -
those NOT paying taxes now will NOT be paying taxes under 0bama.


16 posted on 03/26/2010 11:38:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: junta

Baucus is just another crazed Leftwingtard ~ no common sense. Only his deep seated fear of being hurt keeps him line. In a world without punishment for rude behavior this guy would be running down the road naked!


17 posted on 03/26/2010 11:38:37 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: paltz
All these years and I never knew it was Marx Baucus. Always been bad with names, though.
18 posted on 03/26/2010 11:38:54 AM PDT by throwback (o)
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To: paltz

higher taxes on everything.

pay a fine or be forced to buy insurance.

Insurance will cost more too.

right.... somehow I disagree with the guy. lol


19 posted on 03/26/2010 11:39:15 AM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: Mr. Right Now

Don’t forget,”and white’.


20 posted on 03/26/2010 11:39:43 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: paltz

Taxes will go up via everything you purchase. Not a direct tax but taxes on companies who will raise the prices of their goods. Guess who pays for that.


21 posted on 03/26/2010 11:40:23 AM PDT by RC2
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To: paltz

CBO report: Debt will rise to 90% of GDP—

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/26/cbos-2020-vision-debt-will-rise-to-90-of-gdp/?page=2


22 posted on 03/26/2010 11:41:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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To: paltz

Is he really this stupid? Or I guess he thinks we are....


23 posted on 03/26/2010 11:41:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: paltz

I don’t want the commie ‘RATS’ giving me any of the “wealth” that they have stolen from other Americans who had to work hard to earn it. That “wealth belongs to them, not the F’n government. F’M.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 11:43:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We've got an expanding, fat porker government demanding that WE get skinny! I don't get it!)
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To: paltz
Baucus: [The non producing] People will be 'wealthier' under new health care act [at the expense of the producing people].

Fixed it for clarification purposes.

25 posted on 03/26/2010 11:45:47 AM PDT by avacado
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To: paltz

KIAR!


26 posted on 03/26/2010 11:47:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: paltz

Only the triangulated mind of a demented liberal can spew forth such twisted logic. Sad part is the morons out there buy into this gibberish-—until it hits them in the face! And many of them still take that ignorance to their graves!


27 posted on 03/26/2010 11:47:41 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: paltz
I asked Senator Baucus on Thursday to elaborate further on his statement. “It’s complicated. The wages go up when your health care policies are less expensive,” he said. “Employers will make up the difference often, according to the CBO, with wage increases, and when wages go up, sometimes people pay a little more in taxes, but on a net basis they’re ahead.”

LMFAO!!!!! So far 3 companies (CAT, Verizon, John Deere) have PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED that their healthcare costs are going UP. So, according to this "logic", people are going to get pay cuts?

28 posted on 03/26/2010 11:48:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: TJC

The “liberal looser” [sic] runs as a conservative and legislates as a loony lib.


29 posted on 03/26/2010 11:52:10 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Wyatt's Torch

According to Senator Einstein, when taxes go up, people get to keep more money in their pockets.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 11:53:15 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: paltz

Oh boy, Max has been drinking again.


31 posted on 03/26/2010 11:54:52 AM PDT by mak5
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To: BigSkyFreeper

And by “people” she meant “politicians”?


32 posted on 03/26/2010 11:55:20 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: junta
The drunk doesn’t even know that SS has gone cash flow negative and he says this?

Ya mean the 'lockbox' wasn't really locked?

33 posted on 03/26/2010 11:56:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As I say these old fossils are stuck in 1974 everyday is the impeachment of Nixon and the spending of wealth of the only real superpower.


34 posted on 03/26/2010 12:04:43 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: b4its2late

“Is he really this stupid? Or I guess he thinks we are....”

Politicians are not generally very impressive people.


35 posted on 03/26/2010 12:05:02 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: paltz
Mr. Baucus disagreed that his statement on the floor showed Mr. Obama broke a campaign promise. He said, “People will be better off as a consequence of this bill. On that basis, they’ll be wealthier and have more income under this bill.”

Of course, Senator. I know it's true in my case...whenever you take more of my money, so that you have it, and I don't, that always makes me feel wealthier. (Insert eyeroll smilie here.)
36 posted on 03/26/2010 12:10:56 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: throwback

How about Marx Bogus?


37 posted on 03/26/2010 12:13:51 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come. Judgment Day: Nov 2, 2010)
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To: paltz

Was he drunk at the time?


38 posted on 03/26/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Milton Miteybad
Such a silly statement for him to make. Let's say we have $16 trillion national income. We spend $16 trillion of that income on stuff and taxes. Now, we increase the amount we spend on medical care by $2.5 trillion. That means we will spend $18.5 trillion when we only have income of $16 trillion.

So, something will have to give.

I suspect that the Democrats cannot maintain the fiction that "new math" will save us as the entire structure of the economy and the government crashes to the ground and the enraged mobs are chopping their way through the smoking ruins.

39 posted on 03/26/2010 12:17:13 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: paltz
Baucus: People WILL NEED TO be 'wealthier' under new health care act OR IT WILL NOT WORK AS WE PLANNED IT TO WORK

Fixed it

40 posted on 03/26/2010 12:22:33 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: RC2

Next push will before VAT to pay for all this. This on TOP of state and local sales taxes. Pretty soon we are living in Sweden west


41 posted on 03/26/2010 12:44:59 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: DarthVader
One better.
42 posted on 03/26/2010 12:55:50 PM PDT by throwback (o)
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To: paltz

Bravo Sierra! Ask all those folks at AT&T, Cat, 3M, John Deere that will loose their jobs, and see their hc preimums go UP, and the 50th employee who will lose their jobs.


43 posted on 03/26/2010 2:56:23 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

No, “people” as in you and me, the taxpayers.


44 posted on 03/26/2010 8:34:17 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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