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Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:39 PM Dec 2012

Fired up, ready to jump!

Yes, my taxes will go up Jan. 1 if there's no deal. But Rush and O'Reilly will take a bigger hit, and that's fine with me.

Still paying taxes after 45+ years of work, and damned glad to do so. We shop for folks on Social Security disability who can't work or shop themselves, and they are in (gasp) government-subsidized apartments that are clean and tidy. That's where some of my tax dollars go, and I'm glad of it.

My tax dollars also go to subsidize the Koch brothers' industries, the oil companies, and insane stuff like W's unnecessary war. Not pleased about that.

But make no mistake: If the GOP wants to hold 98% of Americans hostage so they can gut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, and protect the 2% (really the 1/10th of 1% - that's their masters), I'm ready to jump. They underestimate our resolve. Again.

George Bailey had it right:

Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be!


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Fired up, ready to jump! (Original Post) Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
I'm with you! Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #1
Thanks. If we don't hang together, we will all hang separately. Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #2
Exactly... Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #3
rec! SammyWinstonJack Dec 2012 #4
Thanks! Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #5
Me too. I might pay a few hundred more a year darkangel218 Dec 2012 #6
K&R one_voice Dec 2012 #7
I'd actually femrap Dec 2012 #8
Works for me. We pay to live in a decent society. Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #9
Raise Mine All That You Want 1ProudAtheist Dec 2012 #10
+1, and well said. Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #11
Excellent! sheshe2 Dec 2012 #16
I'm jumping too. I call their bluff. Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #12
I'm glad we have this resolve now, when theaocp Dec 2012 #13
Interestingly enough, the creepy freepies are ready to jump too UndahCovah Dec 2012 #14
Beautiful OP, thank you very, very much. You reflect my values. freshwest Dec 2012 #15
Thank you. I won't deviate from these values. Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #17
Fiscal cliff or bust! ProSense Dec 2012 #18
Boehner recently spotted over Grand Canyon: freshwest Dec 2012 #19
. ProSense Dec 2012 #20
Thank you. I've seen RWers try to claim that movie as a justification for their twisted views. That Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #21

Sekhmets Daughter

(7,515 posts)
3. Exactly...
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:14 PM
Dec 2012

I'm sure Ben would be flattered that he is still being quoted, or paraphrased (to be persnickety.)

 

darkangel218

(13,985 posts)
6. Me too. I might pay a few hundred more a year
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:42 PM
Dec 2012

But they'll pay millions more!!

Fine with me!

As long as we're not engaging in yet another war and see all our budget flushed down the toilet.

 

femrap

(13,418 posts)
8. I'd actually
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:59 PM
Dec 2012

like to see the top 1% pay an extra surcharge tax on ALL OF THEIR INCOME.....their capital gains, their interest, and their dividends.....and that 'pass through income' of the hedge fund managers.

Let's say a 10% surcharge. Start with 20% and then compromise on 10%, OK?

 

1ProudAtheist

(346 posts)
10. Raise Mine All That You Want
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:09 PM
Dec 2012

Just soak those rich bastards who have stolen so much from so many over the last decade. The return of the capital gains rate to 28% is my favorite part of the increases. That will hit Twitts like Mitt the hardest of all.

Curmudgeoness

(18,219 posts)
12. I'm jumping too. I call their bluff.
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:17 PM
Dec 2012

And personally, I have a feeling that this will be more of a bump in the road instead of a scary thrill.

theaocp

(4,215 posts)
13. I'm glad we have this resolve now, when
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:54 PM
Dec 2012

many didn't in 2010. The hostage-taking is the same, but the hostage is different. Only now, Obama's reelected. Good for him. Now he needs to do what he was elected to do.

 

UndahCovah

(125 posts)
14. Interestingly enough, the creepy freepies are ready to jump too
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:05 PM
Dec 2012

They all want to fly over the fiscal cliff. I'm not trying to make any kind of snide implications about the poster, just an observation. It seems the politicians are the only ones who want to avert the cliff.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,760 posts)
21. Thank you. I've seen RWers try to claim that movie as a justification for their twisted views. That
Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:39 AM
Dec 2012

Potterville is what liberals want with all the "easy women" and booze, etc. As if Rs don't indulge.

They really do miss the most obvious of points.

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