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To: Kaslin
One huge problem with the GOP is that it has no clue on how to get a message across to the American public. When Obozo says "the rich don't pay their fair share", the GOP never counters with the fact that 71% of the federal tax bill is paid by the top 10% of tax payers. Using the "fair share" argument, the rich should have their taxes lowered and the freeloaders should have to pay something "just to be part of the game". Indeed, if I were dictator, if you don't pay federal income taxes, you don't get to vote in federal elections. Think what that would do the the Free Cell Phone bill.

As to the poverty issue, since the War on Poverty was started under Johnson in the late 1960's, last summer's report showed that poverty is worse now than ever before. What I don't hear the GOP saying is that, since 1951, in all but 9 years the Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate. Surely, 60 years is enough for the Dems to improve, if not solve, the poverty problem. Perhaps it's time to try something other than free giveaways.

Finally, why the attack on the rich? Is it the poor who hired you? Do they give to charities, scholarships, etc.? The Dems see the economic pie as a fixed size and the only way for you to get more is to take it away from someone else. The GOP needs to get the message out that a rising tide lifts all boats. If the economy grows (and growth is usually driven by what the rich do in terms of production and hiring), even if your percentage doesn't change you still have more than you did before.

The GOP simply can't communicate what it's trying to do and until that happens, were going down the same road as before.

4 posted on 01/25/2013 4:55:35 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack
One huge problem with the GOP is that it has no clue on how to get a message across to the American public.

So true.

But STOPPING the debt ceiling increase would do it!


Pay me now; or pay me later.

7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:27:04 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: econjack

Unfort. you have to break-down the taxpayer scale. Who’s 10%? Even though the 30-sec soundbite of “70% of taxes are paid by those that earn over $50k” is nice and easy, I think it should be reversed:

“Those making UNDER $100K will see their taxes rise XYZ% to pay for the entitlements of the ‘poor’”. That’d get their attention.

Even better, break it down as a household invoice: to the War on Poverty..$$ / X # of years = taxpayer share of the bill.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 5:28:50 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: econjack

-——The GOP simply can’t communicate what it’s trying to do———

You over look the primary driving fact. The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise. It controls the means for distributing information. The MSM controls information flow and is the de facto propaganda arm of the criminal enterprise.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 5:35:08 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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