Will of the people!

Monday, April 16th, 2012 @ 8:29 pm | Politics

Just a note, the Buffet rule, which only asks what Reagan asked, that millionaires pay as a share of their income in taxes as ordinary Americans, which enjoys popular support, has lost in the Senate with 51 FOR and 45 against. The Republicans employed, yet again, a filibuster so that their minority could block what the majority voted on.

Just in case you ever believed a goddamn thing the Republicans have ever said.

-hw

3 Responses to “Will of the people!”

  1. George Says:

    Reagan didn’t ask for a Buffet rule, the rich already pay more than their fair share, the Buffet rule doesn’t enjoy reasoned support and to believe the Republican position on this issue is the right thing to do.

    Buffet owes the government big bucks in back taxes, he’s fighting it, while at the same time he’s out saying the rich should pay more in taxes.

    What a hypocrite.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    1. Reagan explicitly preached the exact same principle behind the Buffett rule.
    2. The rich collected 93% of the economic growth since
    the recession. You don’t argue with that disproportionate share, do you?
    3. If you don’t think the Buffett rule has reasoned support, feel free to explain how that is so.
    4. Republicans are pushing yet more trillions in tax breaks for the rich, even more military spending, and telling everybody else to fuck off and fend for themselves. It’s precisely the opposite of right, and if you had any sense of what was right you’d repent for unloading that pile of crap on us.
    5. Yes, the only people who aren’t hypocrites are Republcans, who do everything thru can to avoid taxes, especially bribing politicians to lower tax rates. Then when we spiral into debt they declare themselves to be deficit hawks standing between us and ruin.

    I’ve really got no

  3. Henry Whistler Says:

    -patience for you fuckers this year, so bring it on.