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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | July 7, 2011 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 07/09/2011 3:47:22 PM PDT by mdittmar

Reid: Republicans Putting The Good Of Millionaires And Billionaires Ahead Of The Good Of This Great Nation

Washington, D.C. –  Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the need for shared sacrifice in deficit reduction efforts. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Today the Senate will consider legislation calling on millionaires and billionaires to contribute to this country’s effort to reduce our deficit.

Republicans have already asked the poor, the middle class, children and seniors to make sacrifices to help get our fiscal house in order. This legislation would reaffirm the Senate’s commitment to ensuring the extremely wealthy are asked to make similar sacrifices.

This principle – that all Americans should contribute their fair share as we work together to reduce the deficit – is so common sense it should go without saying. Yet Republicans have boasted about their opposition to having the wealthy contribute their fair share.

This is the simple, straight-forward statement my Republican colleagues oppose: “Any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1 million or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.” My Republican colleagues reject that.

Democrats are willing to go on the record saying we believe all Americans – including those who can afford private jets and yachts – should contribute to the collective effort to reduce the deficit. The question is, why aren’t Republicans willing to do the same?

They say it’s because they’re looking out for the people. That claim is ridiculous. It is without foundation.

Let’s talk about the millionaires and billionaires Republicans are determined to protect above all else. Less than one quarter of one percent of tax returns filed in the United States each year belong to people making more than $1 million.

These same people are among the one percent of Americans who control half the country’s wealth.

We are talking about the Warren Buffets of the world. Warren Buffet is my friend, and I have great respect for him. But he is very, very wealthy.

So, what does Warren Buffet, the third richest man in the world, say about contributing his fair share? He welcomes it.

And Buffet criticized a system in which his secretary gives a greater share of her income to the government each year than this man worth $50 billion.

“If you’re in the luckiest 1 percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.” That’s what Warren Buffet said about contributing his fair share.

Since the late 1970’s, incomes for the lucky one percent in America have risen by 281 percent.

The last three decades have been a very, very good time for the very, very wealthy.

President George W. Bush called these people the “Haves and Have-mores.” He also called them his base. And right now the Republican Party is putting what is good for this very small base ahead of what is good for this great nation.

The legislation before us asks only this: that each American be part of the solution rather than of part of the problem.

In poll after poll, Americans have endorsed this principle. They have said they believe we must address our deficit both by reducing spending and by ending tax breaks for the wealthiest citizens and corporations. Democrats have heard them.

If Warren Buffet chooses to buy a private jet – or a whole fleet of them – that’s alright. But the American taxpayers shouldn’t give him a special tax break for doing it.

This country is facing a crisis. We face mounting debt brought on by a decade of war and tax breaks for the wealthy. And we face the prospect that Republicans will force us to default on our financial obligations for the first time in our nation’s history.

Difficult choices must be made. Together we will consider cutting programs that help real people in very real ways. Eliminating tax breaks for oil companies making record profits, corporations that ship jobs overseas and the owners of private jets and yachts should be the easy part of solving this problem.

Yet Republicans walked away from the negotiating table when a solution was in sight because they said no to fairness.

Democrats had already agreed to trillions in difficult cuts in order to prevent a default crisis and avert a world-wide depression. Then Republicans walked away from the table to help the one percent of Americans lucky enough not to need any extra help.

How will Republicans explain this to their constituents back home? As middle class families struggle to make ends meet, my Republicans colleagues are risking the financial future of this country and world for the sake of people who can afford private jets and yachts. I can’t imagine that conversation.

Asking millionaires and billionaires to contribute to solving this nation’s deficit crisis is not unreasonable. It’s just plain common sense and simple fairness.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: harryreid; reid; sayanythingmeannada; taxes

1 posted on 07/09/2011 3:47:24 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Shut up Stinky. If you want a BIG government, YOU pay for it. It’s not up to the “millionaires” and “billionaires” to keep YOU and your commie comrades in power. KMA and go back to Stoplight, maggot.


2 posted on 07/09/2011 3:49:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: mdittmar

I’m sick of hearing this...did a poor person ever give you a job??


3 posted on 07/09/2011 3:50:09 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: mdittmar
If Reid and Buffet both welcome the rich paying their “fair share”, then why don't they contribute their entire net worths to the US Treasury, in the spirit of “shared sacrifice”.
4 posted on 07/09/2011 3:54:24 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: mdittmar

Says a millionaire who made his money in bed with the mob.


5 posted on 07/09/2011 3:57:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: mdittmar

“millionaires”.....”billionaires”.....”corporate jet owners”.....”yacht owners”....

The Democrat talking points for the next 15 months. Every day, multiple times per day. The class warfare card — a tried and true ‘Rat special.


6 posted on 07/09/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I'll call for millionaires and billionaires to give more when MY hard earned money stops going to illegal criminals and illegal welfare and health care and education and everything else.

I'll call for millionaires to pony up more when CONGRESS is forced to follow the laws the rest of us do. How's your pension, Reid? Health care? Wanna trade? Thought not.

Drop dead, Reid, and take Pelosi, Boxer, and the rest of the job-killing mouth breathers with you.

7 posted on 07/09/2011 4:00:03 PM PDT by Othniel (There is no god named Allah, and Mohammed is its false prophet.)
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To: mdittmar
I think it reasonable to ask members of the Obama Administration and Democrat members of Congress to pay their taxas--Geitner and Rangle come to mind.

Did I read or nightmare that many people working in this WH owe back taxes?

8 posted on 07/09/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mdittmar
Reid Warren Buffet is my friend, and I have great respect for him. But he is very, very wealthy.

"So, what does Warren Buffet, the third richest man in the world, say about contributing his fair share? He welcomes it.

And Buffet criticized a system in which his secretary gives a greater share of her income to the government each year than this man worth $50 billion."


Tell your buddy to put his money where his mouth is and write a check to the treasury at 60% of his wealth, each year.
9 posted on 07/09/2011 4:12:10 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: mdittmar

“If you’re in the luckiest 1 percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”

I’m not a millionaire, not even close. But I know a few and they didn’t become millionaires by luck. Lots of hard work, personal sacrifice, financial risks, and determination over many years.....

These outright lies and deceptions coming from the socialists are pure evil.


10 posted on 07/09/2011 4:12:56 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: mdittmar
Millionaires And Billionaires

Democrat buzz words to destroy the private sector by popular idiot opinion.
11 posted on 07/09/2011 4:14:05 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: mdittmar

More class warfare from the insufferable and inimitable hypocrites on the left. The older I get, the more I want to just live out the rest of my life as far away as possible from people like this, and those driven by envy or hate who vote for them.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mdittmar

More class warfare from the insufferable and inimitable hypocrites on the left. The older I get, the more I want to just live out the rest of my life as far away as possible from people like this, and those driven by envy or hate who vote for them.


13 posted on 07/09/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: paint_your_wagon

Your tagline is my favorite movie.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 4:20:50 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar

Reid should know. He meets with the billionaires at frequent intervals, for like, stuff. You know, hookers and blow.


15 posted on 07/09/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mdittmar

Stinky must be talking about himself because there are thousands of us not-quite-poor-but-we-will-be people out here. Working and paying our taxes...for now. Much more of these health care cost increases, and no financial breaks and I’ll have to opt for buying the cemetery plot, it’ll be all I can afford.

The Republicans will be caving to the mega-RICH Democrat congresscritters if they do not grow some back bone.


16 posted on 07/09/2011 4:33:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: mdittmar

“Your tagline is my favorite movie.”

Mine too.


17 posted on 07/09/2011 4:37:57 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: mdittmar

Free Republic: Democrats putting the good of unions ahead of the unemployed!

The company they want to bankrupt is the company that gives you a job!

Democrats to Aircraft Industry on small jet tax incentives: Let workers lose their jobs; let them eat cake.


18 posted on 07/09/2011 4:38:25 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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19 posted on 07/09/2011 4:39:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mdittmar

“millionaires”.....”billionaires”.....”corporate jet owners”.....”yacht owners” = DEMOCRAT Politicians!!!!


20 posted on 07/09/2011 4:40:18 PM PDT by J40000
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To: J40000
He forgot to include Trillionaires like me!

... oh wait, my name isn't 100-big-marxist-NGO-influencing george soros.

21 posted on 07/09/2011 4:42:59 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: mdittmar

Obama stomped on, spit on and ruined Nevada and Reid stood by. The a-holes in Nevada elected this piss-ant...unbelievable...forgive me Nevadans who did not vote for him (of course those in Freepland).


22 posted on 07/09/2011 4:44:20 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: mdittmar

The “luckiest” 1% ? Luck didn’t have a damn thing to do with it. Hard work did.

The Republican National Committee should run commercials explaining to the clueless American people that the top 1% pay 40% of all federal income taxes while the bottom 50% pay absolutely nothing. Instead, the GOP resembles Charlie Brown, running to kick the football while Lucy pulls it away.

As for the corrupt Harry Reid, that dour liar is damn lucky he’s not in a federal prison somewhere rotting.


23 posted on 07/09/2011 5:02:55 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Palin / West in 2012 or West / Palin. Either combination will serve America well.)
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To: mdittmar
Still trying to figure out how some corporations make billions in profits and pay little or no federal income taxes.

Wouldn't this shift more of the tax burden to the avg Joe middle class citizen?

Listen to Newt Gingrich defending these corporate loopholes.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2011/apr/10/tax-evaders-wall-shame/

http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/01/ge-exxon-walmart-business-washington-corporate-taxes.html

24 posted on 07/09/2011 5:04:10 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: mdittmar

Millionaire:

When Nancy Pelosi went to Copenhagen to enjoy the last few days of the two-week long Man-Caused Global Warming Climate Summit, she  reserved at least 5 large luxury jet aircraft from the U.S. Air Force inventory.  The 757-type aircraft only carries 45 passengers in the luxury configuration (up to 279 passengers for commercial airline use) and costs more than $10,000 per HOUR to use.  It cost more than $160,000 for the round-trip, not counting flight crew accommodations and food while on the ground. The smaller Air Force luxury jets Speaker Pelosi ordered resembles the 737-type aircraft and only costs $120,000 for the round-trip, plus flight crew accommodations and food while on the ground.  Of course, booze and food are extra and above these aircraft and crew costs.

As of June 2008, Pelosi’s total ‘declared’ assets were valued somewhere between $30 Million and $311 Million, according to Cybercast News Service.  Do you think that one of the wealthiest of top Congressional leaders should get taxpayer-funded luxury travel accommodations? 

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Teresa Heinz Kerry is refusing to release all of her tax records. Earlier estimates placed the Kerry’s wealth at $500 million dollars. But revised estimates make that look like chump change. It is estimated that the value of their holdings is between $900,000,000 and $3.2 billion dollars, that is billion with a capital B. The estimate is based on public records

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237 millionaires serving in Congress, according to 2008 figures

California’s Jane Harman (approx. $245 million), Wisconsin’s Herb Kohl (approx. $215 million), Virginia’s Mark Warner (approx. $210 million) and Massachusetts’ John Kerry (approx. $209 million).

In the executive branch, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the second wealthiest, with a net worth of about $21 million; she trails only Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro. The least wealthy administration figure is Vice President Joe Biden, whose net worth is estimated at just $27,012. (President Obama comes in at $3,670,505.)

The median reportable net worth of senators declined from $2.27 million to a still-robust $1.79 million between 2007 and 2008. Kerry, Warner, Feinstein and Sen. John McCain all experienced double-digit percentage declines in their average, estimated wealth between the two years.

The median reportable net worth for members of the House in 2008 was $622,254.

Levinthal notes that “in some cases, [lawmakers’] wealth is being derived from the very companies that in many cases benefit from the taxpayers.”

“The top companies at which members of Congress are investing, many of them are TARP recipients that have received billions and billions of dollars from you and me,” he said.

Among the companies in which members of Congress hold assets are Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-5553408-503544.html


25 posted on 07/09/2011 5:05:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mdittmar

Everyone should pay the same percent tax on their income...regarless of how much thy earn.


26 posted on 07/09/2011 5:09:36 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: TigersEye
Says a millionaire who made his money in bed with the mob.

And brothel-owning pimps.

27 posted on 07/09/2011 5:10:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Richest members of Congress...

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-richest-members-of-congress-2009-11#olympia-j-snowe-r-maine-1


28 posted on 07/09/2011 5:11:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mdittmar

I everyday wish that someone on the GOP side of the Senate would have the balls and spine to pull a Preston Brooks on Reid.... =.=


29 posted on 07/09/2011 5:11:17 PM PDT by cranked
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To: CincyRichieRich

Reid was never legitimately elected...Nevadans were the victims of wholesale voter dis-enfranchisement...

courtesy the Democratic Party.

“...officials chucked an astounding 400,000 bogus registrations.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/12/acorn-leader-avoids-prison-for-voter-fraud-conspiracy/

The MSM, about wholesale voter disenfranchisement....crickets.


30 posted on 07/09/2011 5:14:17 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: mdittmar
Here ya go Harry! A deal we can live with. For every 1% increase in taxes on those like yourself who make over $1million per year, you make 15% of the 47% who do not pay any Federal tax start to do so immediately. Now that is real revenue enhancement! Think your boy Soros would like that? Do ya Harry? How ‘bout your girlfriend Nancy's husband? Is he OK with this? Well Harry? Are ya paying attention?
31 posted on 07/09/2011 5:22:52 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER thaln a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: mdittmar

Let’s see if Harry “stinky” Reid would support a real wealth tax on combined assets, fake foundations, etc.

They want to tax the people who want to be wealthy to prevent them from being wealthy and joining their elite club.


32 posted on 07/09/2011 5:34:13 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: mdittmar

Oh for C’s sake. Reid has nowhere else to go so it’s back to demonizing the rich. The Marxist quivver is empty. The Marxists shot their wad on stimulus and failed. As expected, the Marxist’s are hell bent on repeating failed policies. Ideology, you see, trumps reality every time.


33 posted on 07/09/2011 5:37:26 PM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“millionaires”.....”billionaires”.....”corporate jet owners”.....”yacht owners”....

The Democrat talking points for the next 15 months. Every day, multiple times per day. The class warfare card — a tried and true ‘Rat special.

And the immediate answer to that would be the following:

Yacht owners - John Kerry has one he won’t dock in Mass. bacause he doesn’t want to pay the taxes on it.

millionaires”.....”billionaires” Name one, any one of the ones I hear about are all libs and do nothing but tell us to pay more taxes. F them.

”.....”corporate jet owners” - Claire McCaskil from MO


34 posted on 07/09/2011 5:57:49 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (The national debt has gone from $8.5T in 2006 to $13.5T in 2010 - led by the democRATS)
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To: mdittmar
Dear Senator Reid, Those people hand over half their wealth to pay the tax dollars flowing into your corrupt pockets.

Tell you what Senator Sleazy, why done you, and the rest of the Government Parasite class, tell us what you all are going to "sacrifice" to the common good?

35 posted on 07/09/2011 6:31:00 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: mdittmar
Today the Senate will consider legislation calling on millionaires and billionaires to contribute to this country’s effort to reduce our deficit give the government more of our money for them to spend and play with.

Fixed for accuracy.

36 posted on 07/09/2011 6:46:26 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: MNJohnnie
Dear Senator Reid, Those people hand over half their wealth to pay the tax dollars flowing into your corrupt pockets.

Tell you what Senator Sleazy, why done you, and the rest of the Government Parasite class, tell us what you all are going to "sacrifice" to the common good?

Y'now what? That's a very good message for Senator Sleazy. p> The dumb bastard simply isn't good enough to be a demagogue.

37 posted on 07/09/2011 7:00:08 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: mdittmar
Republicans have already asked the poor, the middle class, children and seniors to make sacrifices to help get our fiscal house in order.

EXCUSE ME? These people do not pay taxes. What percentage of zero do you have to reduce to balance this budget?

Better yet, what percentage of everything that everybody makes in an entire year would you have to donate to Harry so he can keep up his spending spree? Answer, over 100%. Rich, poor, in between, we can not make as much put together as Congress can spend.

Try it with your teenagers. Give them a credit card and bet them they cannot spend more than you put in. See how long that lasts. Might I point out, that the difference between teenagers and Congress is if you outspend your card, you get NSF and the card is refused. That never stops Congress!

I know I am preaching to the Choir here, but this inane, bold face lying just PISSES ME OFF!

Harry needs to grow up and show the integrity and common sense of a 10 year old with an allowance. Or, he need to be fired.

38 posted on 07/09/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: mdittmar

Democrats are willing to go on the record saying we believe all Americans – including those who can afford private jets and yachts – should contribute to the collective effort to reduce the deficit. The question is, why aren’t Republicans willing to do the same?


All Americans, Harry? ALL? So I assume that means you plan to include taxes the 50% or so that don’t pay a dime right now? Why do you hate the poor so much, Harry? Aren’t they struggling enough without you demanding they join the rest of the taxpayers to ALL do our share?

Yeah, didn’t think so.


39 posted on 07/09/2011 7:13:30 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (if there were a little more of me around we'd all be better off.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Republicans have already asked the poor, the middle class, children and seniors...

I've never gotten a full-time job with benefits from a poor person, a middle-class person, a child, or a senior citizen who wasn't a millionaire or billionaire.

40 posted on 07/09/2011 7:24:10 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mdittmar

These jackasses just want mo money from the citizens. They use class warfare to jack-up the ignorant ones that have no clue about taxation.


41 posted on 07/09/2011 7:27:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: kcvl
The 757-type aircraft only carries 45 passengers in the luxury configuration (up to 279 passengers for commercial airline use) and costs more than $10,000 per HOUR to use.

I believe the USAF only operates the 45 seat C-32 aircraft.

42 posted on 07/09/2011 7:29:36 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: mdittmar

Hey Reid, when four people in a room vote to take the wealth of the fifth, that is not DEMOCRACY, that is rule of the mob. When 49% of the nation pays no income tax at all - then that is the time to stop listening to them about who should pay more taxes! We are being lectured by those who are creating a parasitical nation, who have the gall to tell the people who have produced the wealth and who have created the jobs and who pay the greatest portion of national income taxes that they are too greedy? That they need to pay more in taxes? That they need to be fair? This is madness. If I don’t pay taxes but I vote for a working citizen to pay to subsidize my life - that is not sustainable. The Democrats are eating the seed stock, just like Obama took oil out of the strategic reserve, and irresponsibly doing it for political power – either they are totally ignorant of how wealth is created or they don’t care and will destroy the nation’s future to aggrandize their own political power.

If you do not pay income tax, what gives you the right to demand that others pay more? It is stupid to the point of hilarity that those who pay zero income taxes now vote for a Democratic program that burdens those with jobs and income to continue to subsidize these non-paying hordes with free housing, medical and education. Will they ever vote against this self-interest? Or will they continuously hop on the Democratic bus that has promised to ‘get them their fair share of the pie and not to worry because it is the rich that will pay.’

If all those making 500K or higher were taxed at a 100% income tax rate, there would still be a massive deficit. The numbers are not there. It is a red herring, and they will tax further on down the income scale.

When half the nation has no ‘skin in the game’, gets promised a free lunch and is implored to vote for the Democratic Party ‘to make the rich pay’, we have now witnessed a nation that has gone off the rails. We will be Greece in a few years. We will have no future. At this point we have half the nation on the dole and the other half paying for it. We have 12 million unskilled, uneducated, dirt poor illegal aliens demanding free social services – and they pay no taxes. As the non-taxpaying numbers rise above 50%, when 65% are on the dole and 35% are paying all the tax, our nation will collapse. Riots like Greece, but only much, much worse – cities will burn.

This nation is losing its way!

Britain’s 90% income tax rates created an idle rich, who stopped working and lived off bond interest – while their economy stagnated to death. That’s what this tax insanity will create in the US, more people just living on muni bond interest and not lifting a finger – why invest, because Obama will steal everything that is earned. The numbers are not there - and when they stop working and live off muni bond interest - this nation will lose a vital job creating engine, stagnate and die.

Enough theft of other people’s labor, it is really annoying.
This US Government is far too big, too unproductive and too wasteful to command this stealing of other peoples’ labors.
And what will they do with the money....When US government money is spent on teaching African men how to wash their genitals after sex - I think we can safely say that the government is now out of control. They don’t have a clue!

It is time to use the collective wisdom of the nation to reduce the size and scope of this engorged parasitical government and allow wealth producers to flourish, unimpeded by the legions of bureaucratic pygmies who do nothing but live off other peoples’ wealth while simultaneously trying to stifle their ability to create more. In addition, no more professional political class that sits around to think up news ways to give themselves more power - after 8 years of federal office you are then banned for life – ENOUGH.

Stop the madness.


43 posted on 07/09/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: mdittmar

The millionaires and the billionaires are the people that made this country great. They are the visionaries, the innovators, the creaters of wealth and industry, the financiers of capital. America is who she is because of the great entrepreneurs who took risk. America did not become the pre-eminent economic and cultural powerhouse of the 20th century because of the poor people or the middle class, she became that because of the industrialists and the capitalists.


44 posted on 07/09/2011 8:50:29 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: mdittmar
Reid:Republicans Putting The Good Of Millionaires And Billionaires ...

*YAWN*

Same old tired Dem playbook.They need some new screed to accuse us of. They are boring me!

45 posted on 07/09/2011 9:03:16 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: mdittmar

Harry’s full of stale, Democrat baloney from the ‘60s. Both political parties work for public interests and foreign interests.


46 posted on 07/09/2011 11:12:50 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: mvpel
True, but you will never get a job from Pelosi, Reid, Buffett or any other of these wealthy leftist who love high income taxes on the peasants. I like the idea of the caller who said to help cure influenza by taxing the heck out of those with over 20 million combined assets. We can start by talking 5%, and maybe move it on up to 20 or 30%. Make it a real tax on the rich, not the crap the left pulls with the income taxes. Would John Heinz (Kerry) go along with it? How about the Clintons? I bet they have over 20million in assets. I am sick of the rich left elite taxing income earners and calling it tax on the rich. Let's do some wealth taxing until they shut the $#@% up. Most of the millionairs in the Senate are -surprise - Democrats. They are lying dirtbags who twist words. It is time to get even.
47 posted on 07/10/2011 1:34:20 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Son House

Almost all of Buffet’s wealth is tied up in the biggest shelter of them all- unrealized capital gains on stock ownership. When the Dems call for a tax on accumulated wealth then I’ll call them sincere. Wrong but sincere.


48 posted on 07/10/2011 1:53:39 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: mdittmar

Doesn’t harry have some wealthy White House Csars, union heads, global warming watermelons, banksters, Government Electric or Government Motors CEO’s to pay off?

He sure did not mind Nancy using the military as her personal airline service to prance around the nation and globe.


49 posted on 07/10/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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