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It is time CUT Expenses and RAISE Taxes

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May 16, 2011 – Comments (6)

Our country is broke.....

We are operating with a $1.6 Trillion dollar deficit......

If we cut spending we have to raise taxes to offset the decline in tax revenues.....

It is not the end of the world......just reality for a nation that borrowed too much

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/16/2219825/us-government-hits-debt-ceiling.html

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#1) On May 17, 2011 at 12:24 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Comrade Alstrymous --

     Are you aware that the IRS has a voluntary "PAY MORE" donation program? May I suggest that Alstry use some of his legal gains to off-set my unwillness to pay anymore for my neighbor to sit in his front yard, drink, smoke medicial marijuana, and barbeque his food stamp ribs.

     Decline my taxes and make grandma, grandpa, and Alstry pay more in taxes. They are after all living off my 30-years of tax and Social Security payments. 

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#2) On May 17, 2011 at 12:41 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Discounting CEOs and 20-something wiz-kids, the richest people in America are current retirees.

So why is it that anyone under 55 gets a future cut in their Social Security benefits while the TRULY RICH grandmas and grandpas of today continue on the gold standard of benefits? Where's the, um, fairness? Why not tax grandma and grandpa more on all that free money and benefits?

Are Comrade Alstrymous and Markos Moulitsas both denying the truth? Who you gonna tax Sempai? And why don't you donate more to the IRS?

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#3) On May 17, 2011 at 7:22 AM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

oshiri,

Rather than be angry at the "truly rich" grandmas and grandpas, why not stand up and fight for the same unions that got them the benefits they are enjoying today? Why not stand up and fight for the SSI and medicare that protects them and have it for yourself too?

The money is there to pay the bill. Your current situation is really just a matter of having willingly surrendered the tools - unions and progressive taxation - that Grandma and Grandpa used to get a larger share of America's productivity from their employers and prevent the rent seekers in the financial industry from using paper to grab most of the benefit of your work.

Grandma and Grandpa were not thieves. They were just better negotiators than you are.

Best wishes,

Steven

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#4) On May 17, 2011 at 8:13 AM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

Oshi,

Your taxes don't pay those expenses, DEFICITS do...if it was your taxes, I would be singing a different tune.

Once we start cutting deficits....you will understand what few currently see right now...

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#5) On May 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Teacherman1 (62.19) wrote:

I can't believe it, but for once, I think I actually agree with you.

It will take both cutting and raising taxes to deal with this problem. 

I didn't click on the link, so there may be something there I don't agree with, but as for the "unusual" short, to the point, comments you typed, I agree. 

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#6) On May 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM, chk999 (99.98) wrote:

Rather than be angry at the "truly rich" grandmas and grandpas, why not stand up and fight for the same unions that got them the benefits they are enjoying today? Why not stand up and fight for the SSI and medicare that protects them and have it for yourself too?

That would outsource any remaining jobs out of this country and flip us into German style hyper-inflation. 

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