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Top Senate Dem to GOP: Rich must be taxed more
Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2012

Posted on 05/22/2012 11:24:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat says Republicans will have to accept higher taxes on the rich and drop efforts to reshape Medicare if they want a deal on cutting the debt.

In a letter to GOP senators, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blaming Republicans' "strict adherence to tea party ideology" for the failure of lawmakers to find a budget compromise.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; harryreid; kenyanbornmuzzie; lasvegas; mafiabuddies; mittromney; nevada

1 posted on 05/22/2012 11:24:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Rich must be taxed more”

Hysteria


2 posted on 05/22/2012 11:27:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s start with a bigger tax on all Hollywood stars. I think all the libs at Google and Yahoo probably want to pay more taxes as well.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 11:27:43 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Top Senate Dem to GOP: Rich must be taxed more

Translation: We have to find a way to pay for our socialist schemes.

4 posted on 05/22/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT by South40
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, Harry, resign your senate seat, get elected to the House, introduce a bill and get it passed.

Short of that, the only way taxes are going up is by the Bush tax cuts expiring. The House will not be sending the senate a tax increase bill anytime soon. So stop your worthless yammering.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: ABQHispConservative

I have had a similar thought for years on this matter.

We should allow the Democrats to raise taxes on the rich... but only those that were registered Democrats in 2008 (to keep them from switching parties now to avoid taxes)

Rich Democrats are ALWAYS saying they should pay more taxes! I say... well lets tax THEM! and only them.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 11:32:46 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The rich must be taxed more.”

Rich means anyone that opposes 0bama and the Dems.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 11:34:27 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What does Reid define as rich 75K, 100K, 250K what. I say make the 50% who are not paying any taxes pony up.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Tea Party ideology?"

Does Harry Reid have any sense? Any integrity? He certainly does not have both.

Prior to the 16th Amendment (1913) it was unConstitutional to tax one American more than another. Under Article I, Sec. 9, any direct tax had to be per capita. That meant that if Joe the Plumber was taxed $5, J.P. Morgan would be taxed $5, no more no less.

What is my point? It is not those who refuse to agree to punitive taxes on the wealthy, who are driven by ideology. The principles of the Constitution, as of the Declaration, were grounded in experience--see America: Grounded In Experience & Reason. Where "ideology" comes in is with those who seek to use Government to level society--to impose Marxist or other Leftist theories on the population.

If Harry Reid understands this, he is a dishonest scoundrel. If he does not understand this, he is too stupid to be trusted. It is entirely consistent with his performance on many subjects that he is both a dishonest scoundrel & too stupid to be trusted. Am I being unfair? What do you think the men that served under General Washington would have thought of Harry Reid? The men who risked everything to vindicate what Harry Reid dismisses as "Tea Party ideology," under a wealthy leader, whose family achievements Harry would have sought to confiscate?

William Flax

9 posted on 05/22/2012 11:45:00 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As soon as every Dem Congressman, every Lib talking head, Pundit, Blogger & Celebrity who advocate “Tax the Rich” and who make over $250,000 a year write out a check to the IRS for the percentage which they have publicly espoused, then I will listen to their drivel.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey squirrel-ly, maybe its just your strict adherence to communism that is causing the rub.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 11:48:55 AM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By the largess of their gain, the rich do pay ! 15% of 100 is far more than l5% of 10. Since it is obvious that love no longer makes the world go around, then money has taken it’s place. And while liars figure, figures cannot lie. How sad that people no longer are capable of thinking for themselves!


12 posted on 05/22/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The elected representatives who have been proponents of big government programs should repay their share of the debt they have piled upon my children’s children by relinquishing all of their personal property for the common good. Socialists ought to be happy to share their wealth with the rest of us. Its their gospel, not mine.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 11:58:34 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the horrific *ssclowns in congress, it’s always the same - just like pigs and slops - “More, More, More, More!!!!”

P*ssing away the hard-earned dollars of Amerricans has become both an art form and an endless comedy with them.

Or perhaps one should say an endless slapstick farce.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 12:06:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The rich" are the new jews.
15 posted on 05/22/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ABQHispConservative
I think we should tax all campaign contributions at 40%....also two terms and GTFO......
16 posted on 05/22/2012 12:08:38 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry Stinky. In my opinion, POLITICIANS need to be taxed more. Especially old spooky freeloaders like you! Ya creep!


17 posted on 05/22/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can’t get any money from a handfull of rich people.
Nobody will stand up to these frauds.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 12:54:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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Thanks Free ThinkerNY. Baincapital keyword:
19 posted on 05/22/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

2009 Me Harry Reid. Tea Party go away.
2010 Me Harry Reid. Tea Party dead.
2011 Me Harry Reid. Tea Party evil.
2012 Me Harry Reid. Tea Party take over Republicans.

I though we went away and were dead, Harry. Which is it?


20 posted on 05/22/2012 1:12:18 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
21 posted on 05/22/2012 1:29:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes. That is right. Tax the RICH!!! Tax them back to SWITZERLAND!!!! Brilliant.

The biggest problem with taxing the rich is that big government is like an addict on drugs. The more money you feed into it, the more it needs. Once it has consumed all the wealth of the rich, it will begin to consume the wealth of the almost rich, then the well-off, then the middlin class, then the below middlin class, then.... You get the picture.

Its like an addict on drugs and the best way to cure an addict is NOT to give him more drugs, but to put him on COLD TURKEY!!!


22 posted on 05/22/2012 1:59:43 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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