277-148 vote came less than 24 hours after Senate
I'd rather miss out on an extra $100 every tax return than give the millionaires
in this country a $150,000 tax break.Thanks for looking out for the
rich republicans, and thanks for caving into the republican's demands so you can
get reelected democrats. (sarcasm)Why are so many middle class
Americans in favor of helping the rich get richer? The richest 1% of Americans
are the only tax group that has increased their income since the recession, yet
we decide to renew a massive tax break for them while the rest of the country
struggles to get back on their feet.We are a country full of proles.
So we increase spending and decrease revenue, sounds like a successful plan to
me!Does anyone remember the 2000 presidential debates? Bush and Gore
argued as to how they would manage an estimated 1 trillion dollar surplus over
the next 10 years. Bush and his 'fuzzy math' won out and now look where we are,
a 1 Trillion dollar defecit anually and a near depression! Don't get me wrong,
Democrats are just as much to blame.
Ok, so we keep the status quo. No tax increase, but a tax cut on your SSA
withholding, but your employer has to keep paying the same percentage. I do
agree with giving the unemployed additional weeks of ins pymts. But we have to
listen to this same song and watch the same dance in two years. And you can bet
that nothing will be done prior to the election. Now can we have a budget
before 1/1/2011 that is only 3 months late. No more continuing resolutions.
This will ONLY work if they pass spending cuts. There is no other way. Billions
will need to be hacked off the spending bill. Tax cuts only work if investors
feel debt doesn't justify hoarding.If we don't cut spending we're in
for a world of hurt in the next 2 years.
So basically we added 850 billion to the deficit over the next two years. And...
the vote was 138-36 among Republicans and 139-112 for Democrats. So yeah... new
era of fiscal responsibility we have going on here.Does anyone think
that payroll tax holiday will actually be a holiday or a year from now are we
just going to hear complaints about raising taxes on the middle class, therefore
we have to keep the lower rates for... you know... only the revenue source for
our supposedly insolvent program?
Giving in to the terrorists, er Republicans was the only option Obama had. Bail
out the rich or the poor and middle class would suffer. That is what the
Republicans wanted, and that is what they got after two years of NO, NO NO!!
They already had a chance to destroy America with Bush. This time they might
"uncommon speed!" Haven't we learned in the past couple of years that
when the marxist president wants to destroy our economy he signs bills that
haven't been read and are done with uncommon speed?Tea partiers better
prepair to throw out dems and pubs next time around, apparently they didn't
throw enough progressives out this time around.
Second year in a row and the COLA hasn't been given to those on SSI or SSD.
Prices keep going up at the grocery stores (learned yesterday of another store I
won't shop at. My rent goes up twice a year. The suits probably gave
themselves a nice little 1.9% raise again but couldn't give those who live month
to month a raise.