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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:52 PM

56. Raise the taxes on income over $250,000. It's that simple.

Those of us now on Social Security paid high marginal tax rates (on income over a certain amount) from the beginning of our working lives. Those marginal tax rates were reduced bit by bit through the years. Now those who are working and earning generous salaries do not want to do what we did -- pay high marginal rates.

They prefer to cut our Social Security.

Honestly. We did our part for our country. And now they don't want to do theirs.

This is not about working people earning just enough to get by.

This is about people earning big salaries refusing to support their country.

This is about younger people whose parents paid taxes for education, to support public housing, etc. not wanting to pay what their parents paid in taxes.

Romney is an excellent example. I'm sure the Koch Brothers are too.

When I was growing up, the estates of the rich were heavily taxed. Now they aren't.

The tax rates of the poor and middle class improved slightly under Bush. The tax rates of the Romneys and the Koch Brothers improved greatly. That is what needs to be changed.

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