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  •  I don't want the... (1+ / 0-)
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    Senor Frog

    Bush tax cuts refitted, sanded and repainted, or otherwise lipsticked...I want them over.

    They never should have existed.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:11:57 AM PST

    •  And the $250,000 is a magic number because.... ? (0+ / 0-)

      I don't support making the income level any higher unless there's something good in return. Ifif something really good was on the table, say, no sequestration till 2015, I'd go from $250,000 to $400,000 or $450,000, that's not a place for a line in the sand.

      But if your position is none of the Bush tax cuts should be extended, the number is not $250,000, it's zero. Tax cuts for the middle class, and for low income taxpayers, all expire at midnite, not just for those under $250,000, or a million.

      It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. - Michel de Montaigne

      by BlueRock on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:25:14 AM PST

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      •  yes, we should ... (0+ / 0-)

        completely start over, with the new tax cuts retroactive to tomorrow.

        "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

        by JackND on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:28:54 AM PST

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        •  Right, I'm with you... (0+ / 0-)

          But for everybody? Or for those with incomes under a certain amount? And what number is that?

          My point is only that there is nothing magic about $250,000. The Bush tax cuts were for everybody. If we start over and don't want to give new tax cuts to the rich, a position I agree with, we have to have a number. I like $250,000 myself but if I got something really good in return for going higher, like say eliminating the low rate for capital gains, I'd take it.

          It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. - Michel de Montaigne

          by BlueRock on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:21:18 AM PST

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