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New Government Fees in Deficit Proposal Would Hit Airline Passengers, Military Retirees
Fox News ^ | September 19, 2011 | AP

Posted on 09/19/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by yoe

Edited on 09/19/2011 4:56:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit.

Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more than $130 billion in government revenues raised through new or increased fees.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americanjobsact; jobsbill; jobspackage; obama; obamanomics; stimulus2
Warren Buffett is laughing his head off....that % of taxes he is paying is just CAPITOL GAINS.....I doubt his "secretary" is paying anywhere close to his capitol gains taxes. Both Obama and Buffett are world class jerks!
1 posted on 09/19/2011 4:38:22 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Link does not work right.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 4:40:17 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Peace through strength has worked better than peace via appeasement in history.)
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To: yoe

Relax man, this is NOT going to pass the House or Senate!


3 posted on 09/19/2011 4:51:43 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: yoe
"It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit."

Obama doesn't give a rat's rear end about ombatting the deficit - but this DOES give him an excuse to raise taxes, which has always been his goal.

4 posted on 09/19/2011 4:55:06 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: yoe

How about privatizing airport security, ditch the TSA altogether.


5 posted on 09/19/2011 4:56:35 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Mr. Blond
And how about cutting or eliminating some of these agencies BEFORE raising taxes!

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml

6 posted on 09/19/2011 5:01:40 PM PDT by Errant
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To: yoe
"Another proposal would charge $4 an acre on non-producing oil and gas leases on federal lands, raising $1 billion over a decade. The idea is to prod energy companies to get their leases into production or give them up and allow others to develop them."

And since this administration won't issue any drilling permits, they will just give them up ensuring foreign oil dependence and European level fuel prices.
7 posted on 09/19/2011 5:01:57 PM PDT by Free_SJersey (Celebrate Diversity------------ Divide and Conquer?)
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To: yoe

“Why (would) the administration ... propose a Social Security payroll tax holiday in its jobs bill, but simultaneously suggest a tax increase for middle-class federal workers?” asked Joseph Beaudoin, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. :

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/19/new-government-fees-in-deficit-proposal-would-hit-airline-passengers-military/#ixzz1YRiHG2rW

Because he’s a lying SOS. Wow military retirees get the millionaire treatment. And Airline passengers, well now you pay to get some stranger to feel you.

This administration is WAY OUT OF CONTROL.
They remind me of the 6th grader that takes daddy’s car and drives and high speeds swerving aimlessly on the road.


8 posted on 09/19/2011 5:03:48 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

This 6th grader is the voice of some controlling group of commies probably
all over the world and he was hatched to do their bidding to bring the world down to a one world government. Tear it all down. Easier to start over that way.


9 posted on 09/19/2011 5:23:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Well their little commie coup attempt is set to fail. What rock will they crawl under after the smoke clears.


10 posted on 09/19/2011 5:26:27 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

Hopefully it will never happen.


11 posted on 09/19/2011 5:32:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

I believe it. Nearly any congressman that voted for doing this to military retirees wouldn’t have to face defeat in the next election—they’d be recalled.


12 posted on 09/19/2011 5:55:40 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Well, this is the specifics:

Military retirees would pay a $200 fee upon turning 65 to have the government pay their out-of-pocket Medicare expenses.

I could live with that, because it's a moot point. Will there be a government to pay my military retirement and medicare when I turn 65?

13 posted on 09/19/2011 6:30:31 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: yoe

Sorry but you have not heard Buffets companies are under investigation for failure to pay over 1B as in billion dollars in back taxes...Notice he never mentions that fact....Another limousine liberal


14 posted on 09/19/2011 6:35:43 PM PDT by straps (RETIRED USAF NCO)
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Sorry but you have not heard Buffets companies are under investigation for failure to pay over 1B as in billion dollars in back taxes...Notice he never mentions that fact....Another limousine liberal


15 posted on 09/19/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT by straps (RETIRED USAF NCO)
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To: Errant
And how about cutting or eliminating some of these agencies BEFORE raising taxes!
http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml

And then go a step further. Change any employee of BATFE with murder or accessory before or after. Charge any employee of the EPA with crimes against humanity. Charge any employee of Education with child abuse. Charge any employee...

16 posted on 09/19/2011 6:51:15 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: Marty62
And Airline passengers, well now you pay to get some stranger to feel you.

Which is a crime in most states.

17 posted on 09/19/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: yoe

Seems to me he should be happy with sexually molesting the air line passengers and not feel the need to shake them down, too.

And penalizing the military retirees (whites) is a snazzy community organizer idea.

He’s also targeting medicare again. Kill them ole white people.


18 posted on 09/19/2011 7:08:12 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: yoe

sad thing is, $130 billion is one month’s overspendindg

we spend about $130 billion more every month, than revenues come in

so, what and who comes next?


19 posted on 09/19/2011 7:25:50 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: yoe
I doubt his "secretary" is paying anywhere close to his capitol gains taxes.

His secretary is probably a millionaire and in the top tax bracket.
20 posted on 09/19/2011 8:02:14 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: yoe

Your forgetting that Buffett and Bill Gates along with a lot of other billionaires put their wealth in tax free trust funds. They still get to vote the stock , feel rich and it forever pays no taxes. If they want the rich to pay their fair share eliminate tax free trust retro active to Jan 1. To make matters worse Buffett has dozens of lawyers fighting the irs over a 1 billion tax bill the irs says he owes. He should be charged with lying to congress. He spends millions not to pay taxes and complains he dosent pay enough.


21 posted on 09/19/2011 8:30:09 PM PDT by johnmd17
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

“Relax man, this is NOT going to pass the House or Senate!”

I agree, however I think it is very important that the democrats who vote against the bill are highlighted by all conservatives and conservative outlets. Obama and his media will try to blame the bill’s failure on Republicans. It will be important to continue to identify members of his own party who couldn’t stomach this debacle.

EODGUY


22 posted on 09/19/2011 10:51:10 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Marty62
"“Why (would) the administration ... propose a Social Security payroll tax holiday in its jobs bill ... "

I think the Republicans need to jump all over this - everybody knows Social Security is going broke and the Obama answer is to reduce collection of Social Security taxes! We need to hit this hard and demonstrate to our seasoned citizens that Obama is going to take away their Social Security by bankrupting the system even more quickly. Remember the RATS scared senior citizens when Bush simply wanted to put part of the payroll tax in a private account to get more interest. Obama is doing this to reduce one of taxes "his people" actually pay.

Meantime, I believe I heard a figure that the top 1% of earners pay something like 30% of all income taxes collected. What's not fair about that? I think that what's not fair is that those earners are paying an unconscionable amount of the total income taxes collected. So , Mr. President, take your "fair share" and shove it!

23 posted on 09/20/2011 8:08:57 AM PDT by In Maryland ("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
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To: yoe
Another proposal would charge $4 an acre on non-producing oil and gas leases on federal lands, raising $1 billion over a decade. The idea is to prod energy companies to get their leases into production or give them up and allow others to develop them.

So, on the one hand, so much regulation they cannot drill, and on the other, tax them for not drilling?? November, 2012 cannot come soon enough!!

24 posted on 09/20/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: yoe

***Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more...***

Military retirees? They don’t get enough compensation, including respect, as it is. They stand in harms way on a daily basis, many times come home draped in a flag or maimed, so LEAVE THEM ALONE, O’SLAMMY!

The housing industry is in shambles, and they want to make it more expensive for the first time buyer? Nobody is that stupid.


25 posted on 09/20/2011 11:27:45 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: In Maryland

I think the real nail in Zero’s coffin is when he announces NO COLA increase for a third year in a row for SS recipients. Inflation for August was 3.77. It has been inching up evey month this year.
I would almost be willing to bet on this one.

If he were serious he would be studying Paul Ryan’s plan. I find it reasonable and fair to everyone.


26 posted on 09/20/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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