Republicans see some leverage in "fiscal cliff" talks

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Greenspan2 wrote:

The AMT should always have been adjusted for inflation and Congress’s refusal to do so has just been a dishonest way to collect more taxes above typcial tax rates on families who were never intended to be taxed at a higher rate. The AMT was to prevent the very rich from using dubious tax deductions to avoid paying taxes. Obviously, the very rich own Congress so they have been able to transfer their tax obligations to the middle and upper middle classes.

Dec 04, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Onerioi wrote:

Let’s go over the cliff! It’s what the Republicans have been saying is the right thing to do anyway, eliminate the handouts and no new taxes. Full speed ahead!

Seriously, all Obama needs to do is to let the Bush tax cuts expire, then call for tax cuts for small-business owners and the middle class.

Dec 04, 2012 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tuscar wrote:

Republican congressmen really aren’t getting the whole reason their party lost seats was because of crap like this, are they?

Dec 04, 2012 3:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Republican politicians agree to come to table now that they’ve lost, but America has moved on. Hey republicans, how’s that birth certificate mystery going on the GOP Scooby-Doo hour. Donald Trump get to the bottom of it yet?

Good times. Can’t say we didn’t warn you.

Dec 04, 2012 6:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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