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Reid: ‘Even the tea party’ supports 5 percent tax increase on millionaires
Yahoo ^ | 10/05/11 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 10/05/2011 12:10:45 PM PDT by Libloather

Reid: ‘Even the tea party’ supports 5 percent tax increase on millionaires
By Nicholas Ballasy | The Daily Caller – 1 hr 41 mins ago

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has proposed a 5 percent tax increase on millionaires to pay for President Obama’s jobs bill, arguing that even the tea party supports his proposal.

“More than 50 percent of the tea party and about 75 percent of other people in America agree that we need to do something about this so we’re going to propose to pay for this important jobs legislation by asking people who make more than a million dollars a year to pay 5 percent more to fund job creation to ensure this country’s economic success,” Reid said at the Capitol on Wednesday. “Independents, Democrats and Republicans and even the tea party agree it’s time for millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share of taxes.”

The problem, Reid said, is that none of the Republicans who support tax increases on millionaires are in the Senate.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: millionaires; reid; taxes; teaparty
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Not me. How about a 5 percent cut in deficit spending?
1 posted on 10/05/2011 12:10:54 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: as crooked as a barrel of snakes.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 12:12:05 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Libloather

What a liar.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 12:12:29 PM PDT by albie
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To: Libloather

Reid is an idiot communist liar!


4 posted on 10/05/2011 12:13:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Libloather

How is he qualified to speak for the Tea Party?


5 posted on 10/05/2011 12:14:15 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Libloather

I am calling his office now to tell him that he speaks for no one and that his party is corrupt.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 12:14:48 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Libloather

The Audacity of Hope®


7 posted on 10/05/2011 12:18:05 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Libloather

8 posted on 10/05/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Libloather
They're not taxing millionaires. They're taxing people trying to become millionaires. More protection for the status quo elitists.

Submit a bill which will tax 5% of the net wealth (not income) of anyone worth over $1 million, and see what millionaire Harry Reid has to say about that one.

9 posted on 10/05/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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How about a 5% reduction in all government workers pay, starting with the Senate & Congress???

Why do we let Reid “frame” the argument.

There’s plenty of money all ready in the system, it’s just going to the platinum plated, unsustainable salaries and massive benefits of “public servants”.

When did “they” become the masters and us the slaves?


10 posted on 10/05/2011 12:20:11 PM PDT by OhhTee5
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Reid: ‘Even the tea party’ supports 5 percent tax increase on millionaires

You lie!! You old sack of Nevada fossilized crap!

11 posted on 10/05/2011 12:21:42 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Libloather

“even the tea party agrees...”....Uhhh, excuse me, Dingbat Harry, but TEA stands for “taxed enough already” so I think you’re a liar!


12 posted on 10/05/2011 12:21:42 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Libloather

Hey Reid: Not Me.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 12:21:56 PM PDT by Rapscallion (This administration is so bad even their corruption is incompetent)
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To: Libloather

Hey Ried, All bills of appropriation must orginate in the House. Please reread the Constitution and educate yourself.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Libloather

It would be interesting to know how much additional revenue this 5% surcharge would bring in. Has anyone done the calculations?


15 posted on 10/05/2011 12:22:40 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Libloather

FFS. How do these people say things like this without breaking-down and laughing hysterically?


16 posted on 10/05/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Libloather

How about a 5% across-the-board cut in ALL federal spending first!


17 posted on 10/05/2011 12:23:49 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Libloather

I support kicking Dingy Harry in his big, pinky butt.. Of course I insist on a hermetically sealed boot first.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 12:25:13 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt Thsese Constitution together as the loose sicianscrews of the Left fall out!)
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To: Libloather

reid... you are a satanic liar and not even a good one... you mobbed up pos communist.

LLS


19 posted on 10/05/2011 12:25:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Libloather

I really love the way these democrat leaders just pull statistics out of their rear ends and present them as gospel truth.

2012 can’t come soon enough.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 12:26:23 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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