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(Charles) Rangel on Spending: 'All We Have to Do' Is Tax More
www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 01, 2011

Posted on 06/01/2011 2:00:01 PM PDT by lowbridge

"All I know is, whenever you have any type of a problem and the problem is one that you spend more than you are actually bringing in then you have to bring in more and spend less. It just makes so much sense, Judge, it's all we have to do," Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) told FOX Business this evening

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dncrico; noaccountability; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4geithner; notaxes4kerry; notaxes4rangel; notransparency; princeofthedeficit; rangel; taxes
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1 posted on 06/01/2011 2:00:09 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Said the tax cheat......


2 posted on 06/01/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Indeed......


3 posted on 06/01/2011 2:02:59 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lowbridge

Imbecile.

The only option you have is to spend less.

The gummint ain’t getting a “raise” any time soon.

In fact, if my performance at work was only one-tenth as bad as the average gummint worker, there would be no paycheck, let alone no raise.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 2:03:29 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That was Juan William’s solution.


5 posted on 06/01/2011 2:04:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lowbridge

Kiss my a$$ you old tax dodger.

Pay your share and then we might talk about it.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 2:05:00 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All We The People have to do is clean out the RATs and RINOs. Case closed! And, yes, that means scumbag Rangel.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 2:05:08 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Said the tax cheat......

This Tribute is for you Charlie ... Mr. Tax-Law Writing Tax Evader

8 posted on 06/01/2011 2:06:37 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

When I first started as a Board Tech at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1978 (Jimmy Carter)we worked a lot of overtime because we were young and the money was great. After working a few Sundays for “Double Time” we noticed the math was off. So we divided the extra hours by the extra money and determined that we were ending up averaging $3 an hour. Less than half of our regular pay. That was the end of that.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 2:07:30 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lowbridge

According to President John F. Kennedy:

Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits… In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2003/08/the-historical-lessons-of-lower-tax-rates


10 posted on 06/01/2011 2:07:30 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: lowbridge

...or get politicians to pay their taxes.


11 posted on 06/01/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: lowbridge

Yes, folks, he really IS that stupid.

And this is to say nothing of the collection O’cretins that actually elected this piece of excrement.


12 posted on 06/01/2011 2:10:57 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: lowbridge

Comment withheld.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:59 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: lowbridge
I think we should increase taxes:

On all members of the press, the broadcast media, the entertainment industry.

And ALL professional National Basketball League players.

They should be taxed at 95% of their income, PLUS 95% of their current wealth in all categories.

14 posted on 06/01/2011 2:12:20 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: bmwcyle
Comment withheld.

Oh, c'mon. Keeping it in can ruin your health.

15 posted on 06/01/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: lowbridge

That sounds good, lets do that. (Julia Roberts quote from some movie) Good airhead response.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 2:20:13 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: lowbridge

spend less Charlie??

Since when??


17 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: lowbridge

Mr. “Tax-Cuts-Are-a-Code-Word-For-Racism.”

What a despicable character Rangel is.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:52 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Libloather

It would only get pulled.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 2:24:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: lowbridge
I propose that all tax bills have a Charlie Rangel exemption, because he's going to take one anyway.
20 posted on 06/01/2011 2:26:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: lowbridge

I’m going to have to agree with Rangel here................we need to spend less and tax more

Let’s start with the 42 % of Americans who pay NO FEDERAL TAXES AT ALL


21 posted on 06/01/2011 2:32:15 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: lowbridge

When it comes to all things economic, liberals are one trick ponies - spend.


22 posted on 06/01/2011 2:32:46 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sarah pisses off all the right people! - FReeper proudpapa)
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To: lowbridge

Did Charlie ever pay his taxes?


23 posted on 06/01/2011 2:41:47 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: massgopguy
The disconnect within the leftist mind is truly stunning...

Ask a leftist how to discourage something, like smoking and their second response will be to increase taxes on it (the first will probably be imprisonment). So somewhere in the echo chamber of their heads, leftists realize that when you increase taxes on an activity, that activity will decrease.

Yet at the same time, they believe that if they increase taxes on an activity, the increase in revenues will be proportional to the rate of increase. Then they're surprised when the revenues are far less than they projected, and in some cased, less than they were taking in before the increase.

Heck, even Obama has admitted that he knows that reducing taxes will increase revenues to the government, but he is against it for "fairness."

The best example I ever heard was when a state (I believe it was Illinois) decided to increase the tax rates on casinos. It was "progressive" so as the casinos made more, they paid an increasing tax rate. The casinos realized that if they made more than a certain amount, the higher tax rates made operations less than profitable. So they cut back on the hours that the casinos were operating. Since the entire tax scale had increased, the state did take in a bit more money, though far less than projected... However that was more than offset by the number of people who were laid off or had their hours cut by the casino. The actual revenues to the state were less than before the tax increase.

Mark

24 posted on 06/01/2011 2:56:53 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Did Charlie ever pay his taxes?

Good question. Ranks right up there with 'Has John Kerry ever paid those excise taxes for his yacht?'
25 posted on 06/01/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport
Even mobster Frank Costello did.



When asked by the Kefauver Committee back in the 50's if he ever did anything in his life he could be proud of as an American, The Prime Minister of the Underworld answered:

"Well, I paid my taxes."
26 posted on 06/01/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: lowbridge

NAMT

The “No Alternative Maximum Tax”

You make, we take it.


27 posted on 06/01/2011 3:30:02 PM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: MarkL

bttt


28 posted on 06/01/2011 3:35:44 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I’m wondering whatever happened to those 4 rent controlled apartments he had. As I understood it, when it comes to rent controlled apartments, youre only allowed one to a family. And that family has to be poor (Rangel is a millionaire). Plus he was using one of those apartments as a political campaign office (also illegal)


29 posted on 06/01/2011 4:37:36 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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