Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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    Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

    http://www.businessinsider.com/rip-the-bush-tax-cuts-they-have-become-the-obama-tax-cuts-2013

    Hey, the GOP and the American people lost the Fiscal Cliff fight. Politico gleefully says "GOP anti-tax policy goes over the cliff". Kind of like when HW Bush caved on his no new taxes pledge.

    It's lose-lose. GOP credibility will suffer, and the media will give the GOP  zero credit for compromising.

    By contrast, the Democrats' cave-ins and compromises in the fiscal cliff agreement are viewed as "statesmanlike" and "showing their flexibility and moderation"...

    Nonetheless it is amusing and stark how the Dems ranted and raved with their  class warfare vitroil for over 10 years on the evils of the "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich ...yet Obama has now approved them, twice; and Dems now have the cajones to brag about how 97% of Americans will benefit from these tax cuts!

    The difference between the Obama Tax Cuts and the Bush Tax Cuts? Obama's are permanent.



    Democrats approved 98% of the Bush Tax Cuts...made them permanent. 
    That kind of discredits their entire "blame Bush" agenda, doesnt it?

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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     "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich 

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    Under the Bush cuts, the middle class tax rate dropped from 28% to 25%, while the upper tax rate dropped from 39% to 33%. Also, the capital gains rate went from 25% to 15%. The 18% rate went to 15% and the 3% rate went to 10%.

    The Bush tax cuts indeed favored the rich.  It gave crumbs to the middle class and gave cake to those in the higher brackets.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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     "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich 

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    Under the Bush cuts, the middle class tax rate dropped from 28% to 25%, while the upper tax rate dropped from 39% to 33%. Also, the capital gains rate went from 25% to 15%. The 18% rate went to 15% and the 3% rate went to 10%.

    The Bush tax cuts indeed favored the rich.  It gave crumbs to the middle class and gave cake to those in the higher brackets.

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    Right.  Because no one in the middle class is exposed to capital gains.  Thank god they don't have IRA's and 401K's.

    The middle class taxes went up yesterday.  Maybe only to their ankles, but it is about to go deeper.  Obama doesn't care about people trying to make it, middle class or .  To Obama, you are the problem.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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     "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich 

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    Under the Bush cuts, the middle class tax rate dropped from 28% to 25%, while the upper tax rate dropped from 39% to 33%. Also, the capital gains rate went from 25% to 15%. The 18% rate went to 15% and the 3% rate went to 10%.

    The Bush tax cuts indeed favored the rich.  It gave crumbs to the middle class and gave cake to those in the higher brackets.

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    Right.  Because no one in the middle class is exposed to capital gains.  Thank god they don't have IRA's and 401K's.

    The middle class taxes went up yesterday.  Maybe only to their ankles, but it is about to go deeper.  Obama doesn't care about people trying to make it, middle class or .  To Obama, you are the problem.

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    You don't pay capital gains on 401K or IRA accounts when you tap into them at retirement.  They are taxed as regular income.

    Please explain how middle class taxes went up yesterday?  And don't give me any boloney about how the temporary payroll tax reduction that expired. 

     
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    Here is a good example of how capital gains work for the top earners.

    I own stock in Campbell's Soup and I was reviewing the 10K they sent me in the mail.

    Denise Morrison's Salary is $950K & stock awards are $5,067,264. She pays regular tax on the salary. Sells the stock in 12 months and pays a mere 15% (soon to be 20%)tax on the gains even though everyone knows its income.

    Then there are the grand children of the founder, so lets talk about dividends:

    Bennett Dorrance has 46,362,107 shares
    Mary Alice D Malone has  53,118,146 shares
    The dividend for the year was $1.16 per share.

    For Bennett:  46,362,107X1.16=53,780,011.4.   He ends up paying a 15% tax of $8,067001.60 on the payday.  Again....how is this not regular income?

    I hold no grudge against Mr. Dorrance but he is just one example of the 1% who pay a lower tax rate than your local auto mechanic.

     

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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    In response to skeeter20's comment:
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     "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich 

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    Under the Bush cuts, the middle class tax rate dropped from 28% to 25%, while the upper tax rate dropped from 39% to 33%. Also, the capital gains rate went from 25% to 15%. The 18% rate went to 15% and the 3% rate went to 10%.

    The Bush tax cuts indeed favored the rich.  It gave crumbs to the middle class and gave cake to those in the higher brackets.

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    Right.  Because no one in the middle class is exposed to capital gains.  Thank god they don't have IRA's and 401K's.

    The middle class taxes went up yesterday.  Maybe only to their ankles, but it is about to go deeper.  Obama doesn't care about people trying to make it, middle class or .  To Obama, you are the problem.

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    You don't pay capital gains on 401K or IRA accounts when you tap into them at retirement.  They are taxed as regular income.

    Please explain how middle class taxes went up yesterday?  And don't give me any boloney about how the temporary payroll tax reduction that expired. 

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    You are right about 401k's, etc.  but, many people have retirement savings outside these vehicles.  Those are taxed at capital gain rates. 

    Besides, wiht the 401K's, how long before the call goes out to put a surtax on retirement incomes that stem from 401ks and IRA's in order to fund social securtiy?  Dems have been talking about that behind closed doors for the past 30 years.

    Here's the explanation on how middle class taxes went up yesterday.  SS taxes went up to 6%.  big uptick.  lowers take home pay for middle class earners by about $1,000 a year.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

    I'll be curious to see how the house gop implodes again over the archaic debt ceiling and then the govt re-authorization a couple of months later.

     

    It's like a train wreck in slow motion...so hard to look away....

     

     

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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     "Bush tax cuts", which supposedly  favored the rich 

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    Under the Bush cuts, the middle class tax rate dropped from 28% to 25%, while the upper tax rate dropped from 39% to 33%. Also, the capital gains rate went from 25% to 15%. The 18% rate went to 15% and the 3% rate went to 10%.

    The Bush tax cuts indeed favored the rich.  It gave crumbs to the middle class and gave cake to those in the higher brackets.

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    Right.  Because no one in the middle class is exposed to capital gains.  Thank god they don't have IRA's and 401K's.

    The middle class taxes went up yesterday.  Maybe only to their ankles, but it is about to go deeper.  Obama doesn't care about people trying to make it, middle class or .  To Obama, you are the problem.

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    You don't pay capital gains on 401K or IRA accounts when you tap into them at retirement.  They are taxed as regular income.

    Please explain how middle class taxes went up yesterday?  And don't give me any boloney about how the temporary payroll tax reduction that expired. 

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    You are right about 401k's, etc.  but, many people have retirement savings outside these vehicles.  Those are taxed at capital gain rates. 

    Besides, wiht the 401K's, how long before the call goes out to put a surtax on retirement incomes that stem from 401ks and IRA's in order to fund social securtiy?  Dems have been talking about that behind closed doors for the past 30 years.

    Here's the explanation on how middle class taxes went up yesterday.  SS taxes went up to 6%.  big uptick.  lowers take home pay for middle class earners by about $1,000 a year.

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    SS isn't a tax, it is an insurance system that working people paid into all our working days.  With a few adjustments to the program, it will be in great shape for future generations.

    The Social Security trust fund has over a trillion dollars worth of US Treasury bonds. The excess brought into the fund over the past half century has been invested in treasury bonds, as required by law. Now that the system is paying out a bit more than it is taking it, some of those bonds must be sold back to the government. The government must purchase those bonds with either general revenue funds or the feds creating more bonds to sell to raise the money to pay the benefits. General revenue funds are not used to pay Social Security benefits. The Social Security fund is not in debt. And it should not be included in any discussion of deficit reduction.

    Simply raising the minimum wage and raising the salary ceiling would quickly resolve any need to cash in the treasury bonds the Trust fund is holding.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

    In response to UserName99's comment:
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    Here is a good example of how capital gains work for the top earners.

    I own stock in Campbell's Soup and I was reviewing the 10K they sent me in the mail.

    Denise Morrison's Salary is $950K & stock awards are $5,067,264. She pays regular tax on the salary. Sells the stock in 12 months and pays a mere 15% (soon to be 20%)tax on the gains even though everyone knows its income.

    Then there are the grand children of the founder, so lets talk about dividends:

    Bennett Dorrance has 46,362,107 shares
    Mary Alice D Malone has  53,118,146 shares
    The dividend for the year was $1.16 per share.

    For Bennett:  46,362,107X1.16=53,780,011.4.   He ends up paying a 15% tax of $8,067001.60 on the payday.  Again....how is this not regular income?

    I hold no grudge against Mr. Dorrance but he is just one example of the 1% who pay a lower tax rate than your local auto mechanic.

     

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    It is not regular income because ity is not income, it is a dividend.  Do you want to get paid based on a dividend that is claculated at the time (or nearly the time)of the dividend?  Even if inherited, the stock is paid for.  Seems like you are just jealous that your grandfather didn't work as hard.

    As far as your first example, Morrison, do you want to hold onto your stock, which you PAY FOR at a set price (usually the price on the day of the grant, but other arrangements are possible),  hold for a year to see if it generates any "income" for you? It is called risk.  You might get a lot, you might get the goose egg.

    So, in this case, Morrison puts @$5 million at risk for a possible return in the vicinity of an additional $150K return.  So, Morrison in 2013, if the deal is relatively the same,  Morrison pays a combined rate of 35%.  Somewhat higher than the worker putting the soup into the cans.  That's just on dividents and income.  If the stock is sold, well we would need to know the stock price at the time of purchase, and the time of sale, whihc is likely to not be that great.

    Now, don't misconstrue this as my thinking that the overall compensation is OK.  I am explaining WHY cap gains is lower than regualr income.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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    EVERYONE that pays/paid taxes got a cut.



    Therefore, it doesn't matter whether anyone got more of a cut than anyone else? It doesn't matter whether anyone needed a cut more than anyone else?

     

    Huh?

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    Everyone benefitted from the Bush tax cuts.  They weren`t "Bush tax cuts for the wealthy" or "only benefitted the rich".  They were tax cuts for everyone.  Tax cuts that were extended twice under Obama`s reign of terror.  Now that they become permanent (for those with income less than $400k), why are they OK when they were so awful with Bush`s name attached?

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    Uhm, the Bush era tax cuts favored the wealthy.  Yes, we all got one, but the wealthy got big tax cuts.  They were bad because a) they were too big and b) because they didn't have a corresponding cut in spending.  Quite the contrary.  The Bush tax cuts were accompanied by a huge increase in permanant Federal Spending - the perscription drug benefit and 2 little things known as the Gulf War and Afghanistan.

    And yes, they still aren't paid for, but we have a very weak economy and trying to remove the entire Bush Era tax cut or cut federal spending to accommodate the Tax cut would wreck the economy.

     

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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    I'll be curious to see how the house gop implodes again over the archaic debt ceiling and then the govt re-authorization a couple of months later.

     

    It's like a train wreck in slow motion...so hard to look away....

     

     

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    YOu call it an archaic debt ceiling, but the constitution gives control over spending to the House. Maybe you want to suspend the Constitution when your liberal friends are in office but re-instate it if a Republican gets elected? 

    When there has not been a budget passed in years and signed by this President and we are running $1.5 trillion DEFICITS and have just passsed a law to go even more into debt, do you really think it is a smart thing to do to give the President a blank check without any oversight?

    I guess so. As long as it is a liberal Democrat.

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    The Constitution also says the govt needs to pay its bills.  It says a lot of things.

    Raising the debt ceiling is not a 'blank check' and there is indeed 'oversight', albeit by a fickle, unpopular congress.  If it was fine the dozens of other times when it was raised, why is it no longer thus...?

    The only reason for the house repubs to oppose the debt ceiling increase is for leverage to cut things they don't like, ergo, purely political theater.  It's a tool for them, not a solution for us, and the distinction matters.

    The truth is that the house repubs have not proposed any feasible plan to either a) reform entitlements, or b) cut spending, in either case significantly enough to truly impact the debt.

    Re: budgets: it's a bit laughable to think these lawmakers can pass a reasonable budget when they can barely manage to keep the lights on.

     

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

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    EVERYONE that pays/paid taxes got a cut.



    Therefore, it doesn't matter whether anyone got more of a cut than anyone else? It doesn't matter whether anyone needed a cut more than anyone else?

     

    Huh?

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    Everyone benefitted from the Bush tax cuts.  They weren`t "Bush tax cuts for the wealthy" or "only benefitted the rich".  They were tax cuts for everyone.  Tax cuts that were extended twice under Obama`s reign of terror.  Now that they become permanent (for those with income less than $400k), why are they OK when they were so awful with Bush`s name attached?

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    Uhm, the Bush era tax cuts favored the wealthy.  Yes, we all got one, but the wealthy got big tax cuts.  They were bad because a) they were too big and b) because they didn't have a corresponding cut in spending.  Quite the contrary.  The Bush tax cuts were accompanied by a huge increase in permanant Federal Spending - the perscription drug benefit and 2 little things known as the Gulf War and Afghanistan.

    And yes, they still aren't paid for, but we have a very weak economy and trying to remove the entire Bush Era tax cut or cut federal spending to accommodate the Tax cut would wreck the economy.

     

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    No matter how YOU look at it, ANY tax cut favors the wealthy. If the % cut doesn't work, you'll complain about hte absolute ammounts.

    Your observations are worthless.

    And glad to see you are falling for the commie propaganda of a tax cut having to be "paid for". If you got a pay cut from work (well deserved no doubt) would you wonder how you were going to "pay for it" or how you were going to stop spending money on something else so you wouldn't erode your savings or have to borrow money to prop up your lifestyle?

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    The current tax cuts don't favor the wealthy - moron.

    You're ramblings are a little hard to follow - did you get your insulin shot but forget to eat again? 

    In any case, the Federal Government isn't an individual.  It's borrowing and spending don't have the same impact on the economy as mine.  But I did borrow money to support my lifestyle when I bought my home and car.  I do make changes in spending when my pay raises don't keep up with inflation or when I get hit with a tax increase.

    You're basic problem, other that the obvious complete lack of intelligence, is you think the Federal Government has the same impact on the economy as a person.  It doesn't.

    Oh, and I borrowed money to pay for my education.  It's called an investment in the future.

     
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    Re: Bush Tax Cuts, now Obama Tax Cuts !

    This is all Obama all the time....Bush has been gone for a long time.  We need to encourage all of our elected officials to give Obama exactly what he wants and stop trying to protect voters from the the dems agenda. 

    Voters deserve what they asked for in an Obama led government.  Give them what they want no matter what it costs our nation.  Elections have consequences and we need the people who re-elected Obama to get what they asked for...

    I pledge allegiance to my savior, his excellency Barack Obama....we need to follow all that he does and give him anything he asks of us.

    The electorate deserves our blind faith in Obama and the democrats.

     
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