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  •  Shared? Balanced? (10+ / 0-)

    Believe it or not I am not really totally irrational.  If the deal was fair, if it was shared, if it was balanced, if all Americans were truly sacrificing equally, I could go for that.  

    But this is not that.  You tell me that someone making $400,000 every single year who will thus make $8,000,000 over the next 20 years will pay not one cent more on that $8,000,000.  And then you tell me oh hey, the Social Security recipient making $15K well heck he's only going to lose about $1000 a year when he's 85 you think.  Maybe 8% or so someone said.  Yeah, that guy gets a cut that will truly require a suffering sacrifice you know when he's 85 and can bag groceries at Walmart.  But that guy making $400K. NOTHING.

    And why are only seniors being asked to sacrifice?

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