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Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich
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Posted on 11/09/2012 5:05:29 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 5 hrs ago

Claiming a mandate from his election romp over Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House next week for talks on how to steer the battered economy away from a "fiscal cliff." Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicans—but that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans.

"This was a central question during the election," the president said in brief remarks in the East Room of the White House. "It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.

"Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people," Obama said. "I'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. I'm open to compromise. I'm open to new ideas. I'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced."

The president, who did not take questions on Friday, campaigned in part on a plan that would extend most of the Bush-era tax cuts, but allow them to expire for individuals making more than $200,000 or families pulling in $250,000. Republicans have said they want to prolong all of those rate reductions.

Obama said, as he has all year, that this means both sides agree on extending the middle-class reductions—and that doing so should not require "long negotiations or drama. ... Let's extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. Let's do that right now." (Republicans have resisted; extending those rates would reduce the party's leverage on tax hikes affecting the wealthy.)

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:05:32 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

No, they voted for free contraception, amnesty for illegal aliens, and subsidized abortion.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:09:08 PM PST by trublu
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To: trublu

You forgot food stamps and Obama phones..I wonder when Obama will send the bill to his rich celebrity buddies who all were giddy like kids on Christmas morning when the Commie was re-elected..I wonder if they will have to pay their “Fair share” I wouldn’t mind seeing those scum bags having to give up a big chunk of their wealth..but I doubt it, they will probably get waivers..the people who didnt vote for the douche bag will be forced to flip the bill


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:11:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

No, half of all Americans didn’t vote. Of the half that voted, half voted for free stuff.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:12:21 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmm, let that bum dig his own grave. The more he says things like this, the more he’ll have to scramble for excuses when things come crashing down.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:13:27 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe some of them didn’t think that was what they voted for, but mindless as they were, that is exactly what they voted for.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:13:35 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Sub-Driver

Americans voted for MORE TAXES ON DEMOCRATS.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:14:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

“Next to inflation, majority rule is the most ingenious scheme ever contrived by government. Most people have never dared to question the basic morality or logic in the assumption that the majority should have power over the minority. A majority of the people in the South once believed in black slavery. Did that make it moral? A lynch mob is majority rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its facade of respectability. In a community where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals, should the majority have the right to outlaw sex between married partners of the opposite sex? In a community where atheists outnumber non- atheists, should the majority have the right to outlaw the practice of religion? ... a dictatorship allows only a small number of people to interfere with the rights of others, a democracy makes it possible for great numbers of people to impose their will on others — through the force of government. Is an act of aggression more right if carried out by the majority than by a dictator? Since approximately half the eligible voters vote this means that approximately 75% of the people are ruled by 25% of the people.”

Robert Ringer


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:15:14 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Sub-Driver

No, the Hispanics voted for government hand-outs. Single women voted for free contraceptives and abortion drugs. Blacks voted for ObamaPhones and food stamps. College kids voted to make themselves feel important. University professors voted to turn this country into a Socialist country like Europe has.

So, no, there was no mandate to raise taxes, jug ears.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:06 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

But, a P.S. - every American will suffer from higher taxation, higher gas prices, a weaker economy, few jobs available, a subdued and ineffective military - and we’ll all soon see moves to begin ‘one world government.’


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:23 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: txrefugee
"...no mandate to raise taxes..."

LOL - anything goes now, anything whatsoever the bastard wants to do!

11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:18:05 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but not us evil whiteys. We voted for jobs.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:20:09 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dig this. People who pay no taxes voted to raise other people’s taxes.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:21:27 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t consider 200K rich or 250K for a family rich you may be more well of than others but wealthy no and besides
that it is not the governments money.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:23:25 PM PST by funfan
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To: Sub-Driver

I say let him have his taxes. Let them have everything they want. It’ll all come back to haunt them soon enough when their own constituents take violently to the streets just as they’re doing in Greece now.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Sub-Driver

Well then just raise the ones who voted for a tax increase... never mind


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:26:25 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: trublu

You left out a few things:

Free contraceptives, and then free abortions if they forgot to take their contraceptives.

Free cell phones

College loan forgiveness

California voted to keep the $500 million/ month payments from Washington to CA to keep their pension system afloat. Don’t count on us getting any of that back

Food stamps


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:27:19 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: Sub-Driver

They are already getting tax increases.

Taxes are due to go up in January when the Bush cuts expire.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:30:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

since when, in this country, did a majority vote get to decide how much of someone else’s wealth to confiscate? Have we forgotten about individual sovereignty and private property? Quite frankly, 99% of the people have no say in how much taxes the 1% pay, no say whatsoever... it’s call theft where I grew up.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:30:55 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:32 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Sub-Driver

When my taxes go up, my spending and investing gets cut - it’s that simple - 0bama can try to have a recovery without me.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:58 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have so had it with this, but if nothing else will satisfy the little Napoleon, then let's insist on making millionaires and billionaires pay more.

Begin by making sure whatever tax is implemented will make sure that rich people like Buffet has to pay. Under the Buffet rule, and/or letting the Bush tax cuts for individuals expire, Buffet won't be paying more.

Buffet doesn't make a million dollars in income. Last I looked he only made 100 thousand dollars salary from his company, and around 75,000 for director fees. This would make him exempt from the taxes Obama proposes as paying his fair share.

So Obama is letting the billionaire skate while people making only $200,000 are asked to pay the billionaire's fair share, and almost half of Americans don't pay income taxes, and some get more taxes back than they pay in.

Somehow, I don't think Americans would consider that fair if they understood it.

If Obama really wants to get money from those rascally rich people, he could implement a tax on their net worth as well as a tax on their tax-dodge foundations.

If Obama wants the rich to pay more, then his proposals are dumb as a box of rocks. So he's either stupid or has some other goal.

Maybe we should all write Letters to the Editor in all our news papers and expose this fraudulent proposal.

22 posted on 11/09/2012 5:39:03 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Brandonmark

Teach a man to fish, and he’ll spend the rest of his life in a boat, drinking beer.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 5:39:11 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even in victory the president has to bring out the class warfare card. I’m so tired of this. Overspending put us where we are today and not the wealthy getting tax breaks. I’m so frustrated that too many of our fellow citizens resent wealthy and successful people.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 5:39:57 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Sub-Driver

he’s a lying scumbag...yeah I said it, scumbag


25 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:10 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sooth2222
No, half of all Americans didn’t vote.

then half of all Americans earned the right to not have any political influence.

26 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:31 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

Americans voted to raise someone else’s taxes. The jokes is on them, many people that earn $250,000 a year and over file their business on their personal taxes. When you raise their taxes they raise the cost of goods and services and pass this rise in the cost of doing business on to the consumer. They won’t be paying for this tax hike, those that voted for it will.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 5:50:12 PM PST by reaganator
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama voters voted for other people to pay taxes.

"Everybody shouuld pay their fair share?"...tax entitlements!

28 posted on 11/09/2012 5:51:00 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich

Actually, Obama won the election by a margin of 50-48.

And, if I'm not mistaken, the Republicans won the House by a popular vote margin of 53-47.

Thus, it can be effectively argued that, in fact, Americans did NOT vote for "tax hikes on the rich".

29 posted on 11/09/2012 5:58:31 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: PMAS

How ‘bout those union auto workers in Ohio that voted for “O”. Forget about the natural gas now known to be in abundance in Ohio that will not be produced. When the auto sales drop like a rock for GM because so many will be out of work those worker will face layoffs. Many will not buy GM these days because of the bailout for the unions.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:49 PM PST by Flyover Country ("Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie??")
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To: Sub-Driver
Yea and Germans voted to persecute the Jews ...it didn't make it right
31 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:01 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Flyover Country

Sold mine that i originally bought to support America, crappy SUV.
Sold it for an American Made Toyota to an idiot Liberal! Some things just make me smile!:)


32 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:48 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Sub-Driver
"Tax the rich" is plank #2.

The Ten Planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
(and How Statists Implement Them)

  1. Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, UN Agenda 21, etc.)

  2. Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich")

  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich")

  4. Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain)

  5. Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, federal takeover of student loans, etc.)

  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, NTSB, FAA, etc.).

  7. Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, HUD, NLRB, EEOC, DOE, TSA etc.)

  8. Mandatory labor union membership (teachers and other public-sector unions, planned unionization of 21-million Obamacare health care workers, automatic withholding of forced union dues, "card check," etc.)

  9. Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.)

  10. Free public education (and food and health care and cell phones and Internet access, etc.)

33 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Flyover Country

I will never buy a GM or a Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep again - My next vehicles will be Fords or Foreign.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 6:17:35 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Sub-Driver

FU Obama. The Congress makes the laws. They reflect the will of the people. In fact, the House, as our founders intended, most closely represents the will the people. Obama thinks he is a dictator.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Flyover Country

Aso, all of that Natural Gas in Ohio is on private land - even 0zero cannot stop that - not even with a carbon tax.

The nat gas boom in Ohio is why the unemployment rate is at 7% there and getting better - also why Ohio voted more 0zero


36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:05 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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Not me, ya’ jackass.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:33:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicans—but that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans.

“This was a central question during the election,” the president said in brief remarks in the East Room of the White House.

I’ll comment.
This is “I won.” the sequel, and half the country is ready to secede.
The best half.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:44:47 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s strange - out here in AZ I never saw that on the ballot. IN fact just the opposite occurred - the American citizens kept the Government divided so as to constrain the spendthrift ZERO. No one said anything about supporting TAXES - the person in the WH is clearly delusional.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:59:25 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

“It was debated over and over again, and on Tuesday night we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

I wonder if this ahole ever had an independent thought in his whole miserable life. The majority of the country voted to raise taxes on the rich...wow, there is a surprise. Frankly, I would give him what he wants except i would raise the rates to confiscatory levels. Let’s kill this place quickly. You want 40%, gee, I an raise your 40 to 95 easily. Meanwhile, the majority of voters in some states want to secede. Does that mean they get their way too, I think it should. You can have your 95% tax rates on the rich, free bc pills, obama phones and the like. We will just leave, have a flat tax and few bennies and you can GFYs.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:32 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time for some anarchy followed by a coup. I think the choice may be between a benevolent right wing dictatorship that allows a reasonable amount of capitalism vs a tyrannical leftist dictatorship. One of the beneficial side effects of a right wing dictatorship might be an improvement in the gene pool.
I’m tired of playing nice.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 7:29:47 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: grumpygresh

We have a winner!


42 posted on 11/09/2012 7:34:22 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

The rich mostly voted for him...so, give them what they want. The economy is wrecked, anyway. Get rid of their foundation loopholes, too. Go at ‘em.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 7:35:41 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Sub-Driver

No they didn’t. I bet there were at least a million faked votes fom the White House.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 7:39:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: xzins

The Bush Tax Cuts are going to be allowed to expire as part of the compromise. The taxes on those making more than $200,000 are on top of these tax increases. Then, add in Obamacare taxes.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 7:44:48 PM PST by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's right.

They were given a clear choice in the final week of the election: "Revenge" or "Love of Country". They chose revenge.

Revenge against "the man". Revenge against the rich. Revenge against everybody that has won life's lottery and isn't sharing with them. It's the French Revolution all over again, only this time it's being instigated by the "crown".

46 posted on 11/09/2012 7:49:28 PM PST by Washi (Look on the bright side: the world is scheduled to end on Dec. 21st.)
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To: Sub-Driver

MFer thinks he Robbing Hood.


47 posted on 11/09/2012 7:52:31 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: funfan

“I don’t consider 200K rich or 250K for a family rich “

It is by the standard of a third world country, which is exactly Obama’s vision for America.

He wants to turn America into a version of Mexico.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 8:30:46 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Sub-Driver

His words....Give him what he and his brain-dead zombies asked for....We’ll watch from the sidelines while everything dissolves.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 8:41:53 PM PST by FURINOS1978
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To: Sub-Driver

Boys and girls we’re being led from behind. Don’t
bend FORWARD unless you want to find out why.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 8:53:19 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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