So, let me get this straight: the Republicans are okay with deficit spending
after all, but only when it's caused by cutting taxes for the wealthy.
Unfortunately, most new Tax plans are not merely an attempt to
"simplify" the tax code.Their goal is to change WHO pays
HOW MUCH. Big surprise there .......NOT.And, from what I can see,
all the GOP plans shift more tax burden to the poor and middle class.With the wealth of this country steadily finding itself in the hands of fewer
and fewer at the top, most Americans don't feel that this is the answer.
Good for Romney, in a day and age where wealth concentration at the top is the
highest it's been since 1928 there's no reason to go to a flatter tax and give
even less of a tax burden to those at the top when we have trillion dollar
I left the Republican party last month. It never ceases to amaze me that this
Republican Presidential campaign and their candidates are in a race to see who
can be more extreme right than the other. Their goal is to go back to 1910,
when you begged for any job and education was reservved for the wealthy. There
is no mention of the middle class and the loss of their personal wealth over the
past 30 years, only how to preserve the status quo of the middle class bearing
the disproportionate cost of Government including Defense spending and the
demographics of who is in the service.I am convinced that the term Class
Warfare, was resurrected by Rove and company is an attempt to spin the owners of
Congress as victims. The middle class are not in a Class War but in an Economic
War for their future survival and their families to come.
It's time to get back to the basics of the US Constitution and the Bill of
Rights. It's time to do away with all taxes on your income and property. These
taxes are a scam and have destroyed America....
From the article: "...a fierce game of one-upmanship."I'd
rather call it moving their message around on casters. These changes are the
very reason we have such disdain for politicians. The will say ANYTHING to get
themselves elected.How about reading the platform, coming up with
ways to implement the things the party convention stands for and then sticking
As an independent who has favored democratic policies in recent years, it
appears to me that Romney's ideas make the most sense. While the GOB ideas in
general don't inspire, at least Romney's are thoughtful and may deserve our
support as the details unfold. Thank goodness Mitt is showing a good deal of
Despite all the republican drip rhetoric (data rich information poor), the fact
is republicans have controlled government and the economy one way or another for
the past thirty years. Fact is, effective tax rates are lower than they have
been for decades prior to 1980, most major corporations are making
"record" profits, productivity is increasing at a rate of 4% per year,
and yet, the economy not only tanked in '07 it remains completely stagnant as
far as the common man is concerned, the richest 1% have seen their incomes
increase by 245%, while that income is predomently earned through salaries,
bonuses, and sheltering the income in S corps. Point is the wealth
holders (supposed job creators), are not just doing fine, they are swwimming in
money and profits. More money to this group won't create one job. There is
more than enough money available to create jobs, even in a less than certain
environment. The wealth holders are making their money in an economy that
doesn't need more jobs (financial), their economy just needs more creativity
(thus the push for de-regulation).
"It's time to do away with all taxes on your income and property. These
taxes are a scam and have destroyed America...."Please tell me
this is a joke....
When all is said and done a flat tax is a great idea.
Our economy has become a Financial Economy, where the dollars and wealth is in
people trading stocks (bubble gum cards) and the dollars earned do not make it
to the consumer markets. If there is no buying and selling of goods and
services, then no jobs and the economy will collapse from the top. We need
people with jobs, who can buy a coat that creates a demand and dollars to the
store, distributor, transportation and manufacturing. If you only depend on the
5% with most of the wealth to buy the coat then we are doomed as a mighty
economic nation.A flat tax is not a good idea, regardless of how you spin
it. The concept of providing more money to the 5%, that they create jobs
is also bogus. You expand your business when you have a demand, not when you
get a tax break. Besides, the 5% do not use their money; they use your money
when they receive financing from banks and financial institutions not from their
own bank account. The only exception is that Venture Capitalist who put
together other people's money and hopes the product or service is a success.
Itsjstmeagain - you are spot on! I am leaning toward leaving the Republican
party for many of the same reasons. I couldn't agree with you more about
"Class Warfare" and the misconceived idea that lowering taxes on the
"job creators" increases the ability of the richest individuals to
create jobs. What a crock that is! Unemployment was extremely low when Clinton
was in office and the top tax rate went up from the all-time low during the
Reagan era. Cutting taxes has nothing to do with spurring economic growth. People have to buy goods for economic growth to take place. But I think
in addition to having jobs, people need to have secure, full-time jobs that pay
benefits. We are beset with under-employment also. The jobs that are being
created are mostly part-time jobs without benefits (health insurance
specifically). Even employees that are receiving medical insurance benefits are
paying much more for their benefits. Also, due to the burst of the
housing bubble, people are over-mortgaged and still losing their houses every
day. The collection of property taxes, which is the major source of educational
funding, continues to drop. We also need to fix housing.
@MormonDem Republicans might be okay with deficit spending, but
conservatives are not. Don't confuse the two. Maybe you have heard of the Tea
Party? This was the very reason it was formed.
Complete deregulation is another silly proposal made by the Tea-pariers that
lacks any kind of empirical evidence for improving society or creating jobs.
What these people are saying is that business and industry should control our
lives. "People are going to cheat no matter how much you try to regulate,
and it just increases the cost of goods and services so that people can't buy as
much, so don't regulate". The "free market will regulate itself".
I heard this on Fox News from John Stossel. I could not believe my ears. These
are pre-industrialization ideas. This is ridiculous. This is a call for anarchy!
This is giving license to many self-destructive business behaviors that are
happening now and would only intensify without regulation.Not all
regulation is good nor is all regulation is bad. All government is not good, but
not all government is bad either. The tea partiers are arguing for complete
undoing of regulation and government! Do we really want this? I
personally like safe food, drugs, roads, and a clean healthy environment. I like
having access to affordable education and healthcare. Not all taxes are good but
we need them to maintain these services
GOP rivals focus on flat taxes for the untra elete rich, while the middle-class
pay out the nose, and a do-nothing-GOP phony government, that just whines and
sits on their hands for 4 more years?. Well, I'm a true Republican, and, right
now, I don't trust anyone in my Party. K Street is a major thoroughfare in the
United States capital of Washington, D.C. known as a center for numerous think
tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups. The K Street Project is a project by
the Republican Party to pressure Washington lobbying firms to hire Republicans
in top positions, and to reward loyal GOP lobbyists with access to influential
officials. It was launched in 1995, by Republican strategist Grover Norquist and
House majority leader Tom DeLay. K Street in Washington DC is where the big
lobbying firms have their headquarters and is sometimes refered to as the fourth
branch of government. Lobbying firms have great influence in U.S. national
politics due to monetary resources and the revolving door policy of hiring
former government officials. It is common practice for politicians to request
money from lobbying firms for an exchange of to buy favoritism in policies.
A flat tax would raise the taxes of 4 out of 5 Americans. The rich would get
another massive tax break.So if you are in favor of tax plans that
will raise taxes for the poor and middle class, while giving the rich a free
pass, vote republican.
Notice to GOP and t-party. You better not have a penny of deficit next time you
are in office. Not a penny.
Romney is just as dangerous as the other Republican candidates--pledging to
extend the Bush tax cuts!We will just dig ourselves into a bigger hole,
and the ones who will go without will be the 99%.
Here we go again with these RINO whiner's for free PR only. Waco-RINO
presidential candidate Newt Gingrich contends that the grotesque failure of
President Barack H. Obama's Mideast policies has propelled an anti-Christian
spring. The number of Christians in Iraq plunged from 1.2 million to 500,000
since the American invasion in 2003, and Christianity is under siege throughout
the region, Gingrich told an audience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., or anyone else
that's pretty sober to listen to him. Then he'll "flip flop" along
with Romney to OWS in NYC. I'm sure this year Newt Gingrich had one of the
most popular Halloween costumes, the Snooki costume. It's easy to make. You
just dress up as an orange pumpkin and pass out in a men's room. Plus now
Gingrich also thinks the United States has been using Twitter to help fight the
Taliban. The theory is the Taliban will surrender if they read enough tweets
from Kanye West. But hw won't talk about Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said that President W. Bush personally assured him
that no American president would ever permit Iran to have nuclear weapons.
Truthseeker | 3:49 p.m. Oct. 30, 2011SLO, CARomney is just as
dangerous as the other Republican candidates--pledging to extend the Bush tax
cuts!We will just dig ourselves into a bigger hole, and the ones who will
go without will be the 99%. Mitt Romney needs to use his MBA
training and do a cost/benefit analysis here. If his core principals don't allow
him to support taxes on the higher incomes in the budget deal then so be it. But
my core principals won't allow me to vote for him.
World population hits 7 billion on Oct. 31, or thereabouts.If we
could get everyone to give us $2,000,000 each, we could pay off our national
"You better not have a penny of deficit next time you are in office. Not a
penny."Screwdriver:By the time your boy is out, the
deficit will be $17 Trillion and still climbing. I guess you're ok with that.
First of all, NO tax increases, period! Until both parties can demonstrate they
are serious about passage of a balance budget amendment and deficit reduction
plan, the thought of any tax increases is ill-advised, to say the least.
Secondly, a flat tax is the fairest approach. Once a fair rate is determined
(not graduated, but flat), similar to tithing, your tax would be based upon your
inomce or consumption - whatever the base that's chosen for the calculation.
However, knowing the government as we do, it's too simple and it takes away
their power and control over you and I. A caution! Virtually, every tax that
we've been saddled with that was "temporary", has NEVER been
withdrawn. If the flat tax is the medium chosen, we must make sure that the
current tax system along with the IRS, is TERMINATED first.
Typical liberal bias in the article: "Economists generally agree the
shortage of jobs isn't caused by government overregulation but by a lack of
consumer demand." When taxes are too high - sucking up a lare portion
people's income - that is a major cause of low consumer demand.
"Reaganomics" was widely ridiculed, but it worked: Lower tax reates
resulted in INCREASED tax revenue as peosperity raised income levels across the
country. Also, excessive regulation raises the cost of consumer goods,
thus lowering demand.
Sorry about the typos - lower tax rates resulted in increased government revenue
because of increased incomes - prosperity across the country.
It is so sad seeing a whole spectrum of leadership locked in greediness, and be
as self-deceptive as believing they love their fellow citizens. To see the
Romney's, Huntmann's, Gingritch's and all the others hold a straight face when
wimping for "fairness" when addressing tax issues. They are the true
sign that there is no Salvation near for the USA. They are killing it. They are
plotting to destroy this country, the GOP and the DEMs try to turn the USA into
a GSEE (Geographic Space of Economic Exploitation). The GOP should abandon the
Neocon strategy; it has always meant the destruction of the Country.
Neo-conservatism was created, as a political movement, by Jewish academics and I
would invite all readers of this paper to read the article of Dr. Kevin
MacDonald on this subject "Neo-conservatism as a Jewish Movement". The
movement first emerged within the Democrats, and shifted to the GOP in the early
70s fleeing the new left. The movement creators were Jews Allan Bloom and Leo
Strauss. This is why all Neocons have to pledge to Zionism first, not to
America. No fairness in a Flat tax rate, in FreeTrade, in free markets.
Wow Ron Paul would do away with income tax! I like this!
A flat tax is just a tax decrease for the rich. If taxes are to be decreased,
shouldn't they be decreased for all people? Why just the rich?