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Carol
11-30-2010, 01:46 PM
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-30-10 12:48 PM
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How can 37% of Americans be in favor of tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent among us?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/142940/americans-allowing-ta...

September 10, 2010

Americans OK Allowing Tax Cuts for Wealthy to Expire

One in three favor keeping tax cuts for all taxpayers

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- A majority of Americans favor letting the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration expire for the wealthy. While 37% support keeping the tax cuts for all Americans, 44% want them extended only for those making less than $250,000 and 15% think they should expire for all taxpayers.

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Can't be that many trust fund babies out there. Can there be? Because, according to how liberals think...we should all be like they are.....the bottom 98% of earners should hate the top 2% because they have more money than we do and ........... IT ISN'T FAIR....so they should pay more.

They are so into class jealousy that they cannot see it any other way.

Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-30-10 12:49 PM
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1. See Joe The Plumber

They either mistakingly believe that they're in that top 10% or will be soon and want those breaks when it happens for them.

BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-30-10 12:52 PM
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4. Perhaps because there is a significant portion of our population that... gasp... isn't Democratic?
NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-30-10 12:58 PM
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9. What does political persuasion have to do with this?

I must be missing something.

DonIn other words....class jealousy is number one on the list.

Drale (994 posts) Nov-30-10 12:53 PM
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5. I heard this from like 4 different people (4 different ignorant liberals)

They want to treat the rich well, because well hell they might be rich someday and they would want to be treated well. Probably one of the stupidest things I have ever heard, but thats America today. Thanks alot Fox News, Fuck you as well.Well Dale...you got that right....it is one of the stupidest thing you've ever heard....because it's not true. It's just that liberals refuse to or can't see it any other way. It has to be about the money.

jobycom (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Nov-30-10 01:04 PM
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13. Not everyone votes just for themselves, and that can be good or bad.

People vote on philosophies or ideals, or what they think should be done. Some people think government should be smaller, and cutting taxes on everyone makes government spend less and become smaller. Some believe that a smaller government is less oppressive, so we all benefit. Yeah, they are idiots, but we are idiots, too, if we try to boil everything down to selfish motivations about individual best interests. Most people aren't below the poverty line, either, so the same logic means people would vote against any social programs that help struggling families.

We need to quit seeing the world in an us-against-them mentality, and start looking at the trends and beliefs that actually motivate voters. Show voters why an efficient government is in the national best interest and helps them. Show them the fairness of making those who benefit the most from society pay the most back to society. Show them that the economy functions better when government strongly invests in rebuilding and in stimulating and directing growth, but functions poorly when necessary functions are cut or ignored so that those with the most money can have more. You can even show those with the most that they are stronger and have more when the entire nation does better--a rising tide lifts all boats, in other words. People can see that if we show them, instead of trying to hide what we want to do for fear it will turn off voters who won't vote for us anyway.

We're all in a boat, to keep the Kennedy metaphor alive. The rich are in one end, the poor in the other, and most of us are in the middle. The boat is slowly filling with water. The Republican solution to save the boat is to bail water out of the rich end. Too many Democrats seem to think the solution is to bail water out of the poor end, instead. The real solution is to fix the leaks and bail out everyone. The Republicans don't want to do that because it requires buying more buckets. We need to show people that more buckets and a little pitch are good investments, and if the rich pay more so we can afford them, it is still in their best interest to do so.It's a good first paragraph, then it all gets back to the liberals canard about those who have more money are getting "more benefit from society, so they should pay more back to it." Just another variation of "IT'S NOT FAIR!. And if they just explain it right that we'll get it and agree with them. (And if we don't, it's only because we're dumb, not because we believe something different.)

NJCardFan
11-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Show voters why an efficient government is in the national best interest and helps them.

Therein lies the rub. It is not an efficient government. It's a money grubbing boondoggle of a government.

Madisonian
11-30-2010, 05:07 PM
We're all in a boat, to keep the Kennedy metaphor alive.

If we are talking poor dead Ted, we are all in a car, he is driving and there is a bridge up the road.
Ain't going to work out any better for any of us than it did for Mary Jo.

Zafod
11-30-2010, 05:10 PM
BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-30-10 12:52 PM
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4. Perhaps because there is a significant portion of our population that... gasp... isn't Democratic?


its democrat you fuckstick.

there is no Democratic party. Its the democrat party.

fucking idiot.

AmPat
12-01-2010, 06:07 PM
How can 37% of Americans be in favor of tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent among us?
Lemme break it down for you DUmmy; A simple re-phrasing for accuracy and a transition from interogative to declarative may help.
37% of informed, intelligent Americans favor less confiscatory taxes from the productive members of society in order to promote job creation and economic expansion.