Originally posted by rwingettIf it all goes belly up, who will pay for my medical care? Who will pay for my retirement? Who will pay for my abortions? Who will pay for my rubbers? Who will pay for the endless wars overseas?
The sooner the whole dysfunctional system collapses into a smoldering heap of rubble, the better off we'll be in the long run.
Originally posted by Metal BrainThis has been a pattern, even in 2010 when the Tea Party was blamed. Why was the Tea Party blamed since the GOP caved just like they did this time? The Tea Party be damned.
I expect another credit downgrade this year. US treasury bonds will no longer be considered as safe as it is now. I predict America's cost of borrowing to rise and more debt being monetized by the FRS.
I'm with you sh6. I'm feeling sick about it already.
Happy new year.
Originally posted by whodeyEspecially since the assumption is that those in that bracket will do nothing but just pay the extra tax. Often high income earners are highly mobile and can eliminate that marginal income above a certain level, and earn it elsewhere. This is a global economy.
Obama said, "A central promise of my campaign for president was to change the tax code that was too skewed towards the wealthy at the expense of the working class Americans."
So how did raising taxes on a few "rich folk" help the middle class?
Originally posted by sh76Who cares, as long as you aren't in office when everything comes tumbling down.
Dem win on spending, GOP win on taxes. Virtually guaranteed trillion dollar deficits for the foreseeable future.
Uggg. I think I'm gonna be sick.
Oh yeah, everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Originally posted by KazetNagorraHe is just doing what he is told. You don't seriously think he is making these decisions for himself, do you?
A watered-down compromise that delays important decisions. Rather typical of the Obama administration.
Originally posted by Metal BrainSeems like we stopped before going over, but are hanging by our fingernails.
He is just doing what he is told. You don't seriously think he is making these decisions for himself, do you?
Obama is a puppet. Boehner is too. Money (those that have it) makes the decisions. Just look at the results for a while. You might come around.