Quotes of the day

posted at 10:46 pm on April 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The Obama administration is emphasizing ‘fairness’ over deficit reduction in its renewed pitch for the ‘Buffett rule’ ahead of next week’s scheduled Senate vote.

“Introducing a minimum 30 percent income tax on millionaires ‘was never our plan to bring the deficit down and get the debt under control,’ Jason Furman, the principal deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters on a conference call Monday afternoon. ‘This is not the president’s entire tax plan. We’re not trying to say this solves all our economic problems, all our budget problems.’

“Making the argument for the rule based on billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s argument that it’s wrong for him to pay a lower tax rate than his secretary, President Barack Obama said in the State of the Union address in January that paying the ‘fair share of taxes’ was necessary for a ‘sense of shared responsibility. That’s how we’ll reduce our deficit.’”

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“‘This comes down to values,’ said Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who has sponsored the House version of the Buffett Rule legislation and is running for Senate this year. ‘This isn’t class warfare.’

“But it seems clear that the Democratic effort is intended to remind voters of Romney’s background, with an Obama campaign email sent to supporters on Monday explicitly calling out the former Massachusetts governor.

“‘When it comes to our broken tax system, Romney is proposing additional breaks for the folks in the very highest brackets (folks like him, incidentally),’ the email said.”

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“It turns out that most Americans do not think that 35% or anything close is a fair tax rate, even for bizarre windfalls such as winning a lottery. In February, the online pollster YouGov asked a representative sample of 3,500 American adults what they thought would be a ‘fair amount of tax’ to pay on lottery winnings. The survey specified different amounts of winnings, ranging from $1 million to $100 million. (The amount shown to each respondent was selected at random from a set of seven possible values.) Respondents gave their answers in dollars, and YouGov computed the implied percentage tax that they thought was fair.

“Less than a quarter of respondents chose a tax rate of 30% or higher on any level of lottery winnings. The vast majority thought that a reasonable amount to pay was much lower, with the average being only 15%. Democrats and Republicans differed only a little: The average rate preferred by Republicans was 14%, compared with 17% for Democrats.”

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“On the seventh and final page of its background report on the ‘Buffett Rule,’ out this morning, the Obama administration finally dives into what it calls ‘the economic rationale’ for imposing a new minimum tax rate on millionaires. If you’re an unemployed American, that placement should be your first red flag. The second should be the rationale itself…

“Voters overwhelmingly want the presidential election to focus on jobs and the economy. In Florida today and on the campaign trail for months to come, President Obama will attempt to narrow that focus to the idea that wealthy Americans should pay at least the same effective income tax rates as their middle-class counterparts…

“If the Buffett Rule was a serious pitch to help the jobless, it would deal with one of those main drivers of unemployment. It would boost persistently weak aggregate demand or incentivize business investment. It does neither. Instead, it tells America’s job-seekers, Don’t worry, we’re going to make the tax code look more fair to you. Lots of polls suggest that’s a good political argument. But that’s what it is: a political pitch.”

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“‘Tax fairness is unlikely to either help or hurt the president with swing independents,’ said Matt Bennett, Third Way’s senior vice president for public affairs, referring to a term the think tank used to describe persuadable independents up for grabs by either nominee.

“‘Most of them — like most voters — support raising taxes on the wealthy,’ he told RCP. ‘But this just isn’t their major concern. They don’t believe that their lives will be made fundamentally better, or that the American economy will get back on top simply by taxing the rich a bit more. Our research shows that swing independents are keenly interested in messages and policies about restoring American economic health and providing more opportunity for them, but especially for their kids.’…

“A majority of 57 percent in the Third Way survey said they view American society as fair, and they put income inequality near the bottom of their worries. Sixty-two percent said they are ‘doing better than the average American.’ What they care about, according to the responses, is a president with a plan to provide economic opportunity so that Americans can succeed through hard work in the future. Opportunity, they found, trumps fairness.”

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“The U.S. already has a Buffett rule. The Alternative Minimum Tax that first became law in 1969 was also supposed to make sure that millionaires pay their ‘fair share.’ The top AMT rate is now 28%. But the AMT has become a public nuisance, adding new complexity to the tax code and ensnaring more and more middle-class families because it isn’t indexed for inflation. The surest prediction in politics is that any tax that starts by hitting the rich ends up hitting the middle class because that is where the real money is…

“The century-long history of the federal income tax teaches us one lesson over and over: The higher the tax rates, the more loopholes Congress inserts as a way around those rates. This is why the government collected roughly as much tax revenue as a share of GDP when the top tax rate was 70% in the 1970s as it did when the rate fell to 28% in 1986…

“The only investment and hiring the Buffett rule is likely to spur will be outside the United States — in China, Germany, India, and other competitors with much more investment-friendly tax regimes. The Buffett rule would give the U.S. the fourth highest capital gains rate among OECD nations, according to a new study by Ernst & Young, to go along with what is now the highest corporate tax rate (a little under 40% for the combined federal and average state rate). That’s what happens when politicians pursue fairness over growth.”

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“But Operation: Reverse Reagan is already under way. In additional to cutting marginal tax rates, Reagan indexed tax brackets to inflation, stopping the automatic, inflation-induced tax hikes that were so notorious in the ’70s. But as AEI economist Jim Capretta points out, the Obamacare tax hikes associated with Medicare — 0.9% on wages and 3.8% on non-wage income — are not indexed for inflation. While they will start out only hitting high-income taxpayers (individual with incomes exceeding $200,000 and couples with incomes above $250,000), every year they will affect more and more Americans, rich and middle-income alike. Bracket creep is back.

“And don’t forget about the tax hike plans of liberal House members. Their recent ‘Budget for All’ proposal would a0 allow the top-end Bush tax cuts to expire, b) create five new tax brackets — 45%, 46%, 47%, 48%, and 49% — for ‘millionaires and billionaires, c) slap a European-style wealth tax of 0.5% on fortunes of $10 million or more, d) raise income taxes on the broad middle by allowing the ’28% and 25% brackets to sunset once the economy is on solid footing, in 2017 and 2019, respectively.’ That means higher taxes on families making over $70,000 a year.

“The Buffett Rule? It would be just the beginning for Obama.”

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“I think people think the Buffett Rule is sort of budget pixie dust.”

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First!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Yay, I actually was first!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Wow, first and second, perhaps this will be third!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

“Fairness” in economics, eh? Hmmmmm….what does that remind me of?

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Oh, veg — sorry, dude. I didn’t know you were doing a series!

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

DMFD

dmann on April 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Thank you Allah!

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Obama wants the middle class to shoot itself in the head so he can use its corpse as a rampart against unfairness.

jaime on April 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

While they will start out only hitting high-income taxpayers (individual with incomes exceeding $200,000 and couples with incomes above $250,000)

That’s high income? Really?

It’s time to face facts, PBHO and the demorats don’t have a clue about how to run an economy other than take everything from everyone and then dole it back out to the best ass-kissers.

We’re in deep shiite.

Bishop on April 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Yay, I actually was first!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

You just keep thinking that.

Bishop on April 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Are you a disciple of Bishop? Only he and Chuck Norris can do 4 in a row. (:

SparkPlug on April 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Wow, first and second, perhaps this will be third!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…at least someone was home!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

This has nothing to do with class warfare…LOL

d1carter on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

“The U.S. already has a Buffett rule. The Alternative Minimum Tax that first became law in 1969 was also supposed to make sure that millionaires pay their ‘fair share.’ The top AMT rate is now 28%. But the AMT has become a public nuisance, adding new complexity to the tax code and ensnaring more and more middle-class families because it isn’t indexed for inflation. The surest prediction in politics is that any tax that starts by hitting the rich ends up hitting the middle class because that is where the real money is…

The AMT is completely unfair already. It literally reaches back at the end of the tax process to take away legitimate deductions and credits we would otherwise be permitted. It is based solely upon some notion that we’re still not paying enough. It is a crock.

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I don’t think it’s fair that I’m not a Major League pitcher just because I can’t throw a curveball or 90-miles-an-hour. I think there should be a law that forces the Cubs to let me pitch for them. After all, that would only be fair.

Bitter Clinger on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

What ever happened to the “war on women”…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Today’s Tech Tip:

SMOD stands for Sweet Meteor of Death. Its not an S-Module.

SparkPlug on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

What ever happened to the “war on women”…?

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Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

That was so yesterday, dude !!!

JPeterman on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

…at least someone was home!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

You’re not still holding a grudge, are you…?

:)

… You made Hot Air History, enjoy the moment!

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

US built Bottom up…..

Thats right, the poor moneyless folks hired the Mayflower.

All Hail the MORON Messiah!

dmann on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

“Introducing a minimum 30 percent income tax on millionaires ‘was never our plan to bring the deficit down and get the debt under control,’ Jason Furman, the principal deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters on a conference call Monday afternoon.

So Jason, are you the new “fairness” Czar? The tax code was never supposed to be used as fair or punitive. It was to help the run the Govt. as designed by the Constitution.

200 plus years of a successful country is being destroyed by that little turd that was on the Twilight Zone episode—where nobody wanted to anger him.

arnold ziffel on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

TANTRUM!

John the Libertarian on April 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Supreme Court…?

… Never heard of it.

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Thank you Allah!

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

…I had one of those “It don’t count…the lights were on…but no furniture in the home moments…on the Heritage thread by Tina. I closed the door and no one came!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Nobody should be paying income taxes PERIOD! They are unconstitutional and ONLY go toward paying the interest on our debt. Why do we pay nearly half a trillion dollars a year in interest? Because our Congress allows a private bank to control our money supply, which then charges us interest. The congress could do the very same thing INTEREST FREE!! When you all realize the whole system is a scam, it will be too late…but who cares about that, can you believe that McDonalds lady who hid the lottery tickets…now THAT is unbelievable?!?

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“I’ll be back faster than you can say furious!”

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

What ever happened to the “war on women”…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

That was so yesterday, dude !!!

JPeterman on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

It does seem like there must be a dartboard at the White House and someone throws a dart each day to decide what the talking points will be.

Bitter Clinger on April 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM

incomes $200,000 and couples with incomes $250,000

If that’s not middle class, I don’t know what is.

That seems like it’s right in the middle of middle class.

jaime on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

…(:>)…I’m curious how today’s events are going to affect Newt?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

PBHO isn’t trying to redistribute wealth, keep that in the back of your pointy heads you rubes.

Bishop on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Well, it didn’t take long for FAIR to become a four-letter word. And not even one I can enjoy shouting.

4Grace on April 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Social Justice… on the backs of office workers, salesmen, laborers and mechanics! It’s just not right!
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No Justice, No Peace! No Justice, No Peace!

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Well, it didn’t take long for FAIR to become a four-letter word. And not even one I can enjoy shouting.

4Grace on April 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM

It’s straight out of the Commie handbook.

JPeterman on April 10, 2012 at 11:03 PM

but who cares about that, can you believe that McDonalds lady who hid the lottery tickets…now THAT is unbelievable?!?

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

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Ron Paul supporter?

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Load ‘em up! We gonna have us some class war! And Mr O is gonna take the first shot.

Scotsman on April 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

…I had one of those “It don’t count…the lights were on…but no furniture in the home moments…on the Heritage thread by Tina. I closed the door and no one came!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

17! Most excellent. Did you show Bishop yet?

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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Ron Paul supporter?

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Hey ExB! How are you? Also, what’s with the period before your comments? I’ve always meant to ask about that…. :-)

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Democrats and Republicans differed only a little: The average rate preferred by Republicans was 14%, compared with 17% for Democrats.”

There is only one major party.

Dante on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Ron Paul supporter?

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 PM

What makes you think that?

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I don’t think it’s fair that I’m not a Major League pitcher just because I can’t throw a curveball or 90-miles-an-hour. I think there should be a law that forces the Cubs to let me pitch for them. After all, that would only be fair.

Bitter Clinger on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Agree; and, while on the subject of fairness – is it fair that most of us have never made love to twins? I think this could be legislated, with no real impact on the deficit or the debt.

Seems like an easy entitlement to grant…

Loose twins for everyone!

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Yeah, I hope the Democrats go full tilt on that class envy idea. Make it an open sore, an oozing carbuncular mess that the American voter looks at day after day and says… “you some sick, ugly people, you DhimmiRATS, gimme some Romney economics and some Republican dominance for four years.”

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I had one of those “It don’t count…the lights were on…but no furniture in the home moments…on the Heritage thread by Tina. I closed the door and no one came!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Dang, Koolaid! That one will stand for years.

4Grace on April 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM

another problem with the the “fairness” argument is that the recipient of the relatively paltry additional revenues is the federal government and its creditors and not any citizens.

and it won’t stimulate economic growth or job growth.

those of us who are struggling need growth of the economy not growth of the government.

reliapundit on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I don’t support raising taxes on anyone.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Hey ExB! How are you? Also, what’s with the period before your comments? I’ve always meant to ask about that…. :-)

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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I’m good! How ’bout you?
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The . is a separator for formatting and idea separation purposes.

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

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I’m good! How ’bout you?
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The . is a separator for formatting and idea separation purposes.

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM

LOL Ahhhh. It probably is a good idea to keep those guys apart. I guess. :-)

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Good grief, 49% tax rate? Once, just once I wish they would try spending cuts.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Buffett Rule or Buffet Rule?

Which is it when you go to the Chinese all-you-can eat restaurant and after 4 hours they say to you,

“You go now!”

I think it’s way past time to put these tax and spenders on a strict diet.

OkieDoc on April 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You’d LOVE Ron Paul.

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What makes you think that?

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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This:

Because our Congress allows a private bank to control our money supply, which then charges us interest. The congress could do the very same thing INTEREST FREE!! When you all realize the whole system is a scam, it will be too late

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What do I win, Dommy?

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Life ain’t fair.

MontanaMmmm on April 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

17! Most excellent. Did you show Bishop yet?

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

………..nooooooooooooooo! He has military weapons, and my chimney is susceptible to grenades…plus, I think I crossed a picket line!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

What makes you think that?

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Because your handle is linked to the “Daily Paul”?

JPeterman on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Good grief, 49% tax rate? Once, just once I wish they would try spending cuts.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

You’d LOVE Ron Paul. $1 Trillion dollars CUT in his first year in office.

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Because your handle is linked to the “Daily Paul”?

JPeterman on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yeah, I was being sarcastic.

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

It probably is a good idea to keep those guys apart. I guess. :-)

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM

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Oh, they can get together whenever they want, protected, unprotected, genetic, socialized, whatever… just don’t make ME pay for it!
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Oh.
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You meant my formatting rules… Sorry.

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Is this REALLY the best BHO can do?? He’s got nothing to run on, does he?

DrStock on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Have you noticed when Dear Leader is lying in front of a live crowd..? His chin is raised, he looks around at the crowd in a semi circle looking for dissenters, and his eyes seem to be squinted, daring someone to disagree?

d1carter on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Obama controls the agenda…….he wins re-election.

THAT SIMPLE.

PappyD61 on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Hey Americans, quit striving for success and creating the kind of wealth that brings wealth to others, jobs for millions and food on the table for the less fortunate.

Suck it entrepenuers, don’t even bother.

Obama the Destroyer.

fogw on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Oh.
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You meant my formatting rules… Sorry.

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

LOL

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I closed the door and no one came!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM

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I had one of those on a Sunday Morning open Thread once… it’s weird, like you are talking to yourself on the internet except millions can see it, if they want… disconcerting, really!

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yeah, well I believe Congress holds the purse strings and they don’t even talk a good game.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You’d LOVE Ron Paul.

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Were you missing a /, or are you new?

ALT’s feelings for Doctor Paul are well documented here.

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Have you noticed when Dear Leader is lying in front of a live crowd..? His chin is raised, he looks around at the crowd in a semi circle looking for dissenters, and his eyes seem to be squinted, daring someone to disagree? His lips are moving. d1carter on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Sorry; I couldn’t resist we much.

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Pretty soon lottery winners will be the only one striving for wealth.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“Santorum decided to drop out of the race because a come-from-behind win would sound too gay.”

Conan O’Brien nailing it tonight

Dante on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

:-) Hey Dire!

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Have Zero’s similarly bigoted Old Media toadies begun calling Romney “The white Mormon” yet ?

If Mitt plays his cards right he could backhand the Oblamer with that one.

viking01 on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Yeah, well I believe Congress holds the purse strings and they don’t even talk a good game.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The Federal Reserve holds the purse strings.

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Pretty soon lottery winners will be the only one striving for wealth.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Unless Obama wins. Then nobody will have the money to buy a ticket and the jackpots will be like $12,000 and $15,000….

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

We have got to get rid of this loon in the White House..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

OT: Paul Ryan appearing on The Factor with guest host Laura Ingraham; calls Obama a great leader, a likeable guy, smart, funny, sincere……………enough to make anyone PUKE!

Behold the mind numbing power of pigment….deer in the headlights!

dmann on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

What does Drudge know that we don’t? “Wasting away”? Hmmmmmmmm

SouthernGent on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Were you missing a /, or are you new?

ALT’s feelings for Doctor Paul are well documented here.

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Yes…I was poking her

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

+ 100..Plus we can always go to race track and bet on the horses..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

I thought they ran he printing presses. They don’t obligate me, they just allow me (for the time being) to pay those obligations with what some would consider worthless paper.

Cindy Munford on April 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Dante on April 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Re: Rick Santorum, and his withdrawl from the race:

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

Conan, and others who would be gratuitously smarmy, should remember this.

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

…(:>)…I’m curious how today’s events are going to affect Newt?

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM

:)

We shall see…

… We shall see.

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM

MontanaMmmm on April 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Nice one..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Kinda on topic…mostly.

On CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Maria Bartiromo asks Gene Sperling why the WH has not passed a budget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3yMNNW_GY

Must see tee vee!

kakypat on April 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Little 7% is requesting my attention…

… Dire, take over.

:)

Seven Percent Solution on April 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM

We have got to get rid of this loon in the White House..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

AMEN or we’re all screwed.

gophergirl on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

OT: Paul Ryan appearing on The Factor with guest host Laura Ingraham; calls Obama a great leader, a likeable guy, smart, funny, sincere……………[...]

dmann on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

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WTH would he do that? !!!!!!!

ExpressoBold on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

“Fairness”?

Of course such an ambiguous basis for fiscal policy will appeal to those already sitting on the couch.

Cleombrotus on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Bishop Here.

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

*waves hi to liberal4life*

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Yes…I was poking her

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

She’s married dude; are you sure that’s appropriate?

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

*waves hi to liberal4life*

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Naughty Dire. ; )

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Obama controls the agenda…….he wins re-election.

THAT SIMPLE.

PappyD61 on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Even the very wise cannot see all ends.

squint on April 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Yes…I was poking her

dom89031 on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

She’s married dude; are you sure that’s appropriate?

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

ROTFLMBO!!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

‘fairness’

WHAT’S FAIR ABOUT A PROGRESSIVE TAX RATE ?????????

roflmmfao

donabernathy on April 10, 2012 at 11:29 PM

AMEN or we’re all screwed.

gophergirl on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

*waves hi to liberal4life*

Dire Straits on April 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM

*joins Dire to create two-man flash mob, waving to L4L*

massrighty on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

First!

vegconservative on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Tou a refugee from HedgeHogReport?

bw222 on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Naughty Dire. ; )

Bmore on April 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I missed the ban hammer – what finally did it?

gophergirl on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 PM

The AMT is completely unfair already. It literally reaches back at the end of the tax process to take away legitimate deductions and credits we would otherwise be permitted. It is based solely upon some notion that we’re still not paying enough. It is a crock.

cynccook on April 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

…but Juvenile JugEars doesn’t know about that! He just discovered what an ATM was…a year or so ago! President Present…gets confused with all that.

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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